Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Getting Out Of My Head






"If you can’t show it and can only explain it, it is not yours"
From a talk given by Norman Fischer

Also by Frederick Franck


The illusion that discursive thinking may establish contact with transcendent Reality/Truth was an ingredient of Western culture long before Descartes imagined he was, just because he thought. This is not a plea against thinking, but for another kind of thinking, that "non-thinking thinking" which includes human intuition and feeling.


It is a plea for a logic in which the absolutely relative and the absolutely Absolute do not necessarily clash, nor are even separated, in which it is not "either this or that." but perhaps "both this and that" or "neither this nor that"which approaches the really Real.


When logic follows experience, it is likely to be valid. When experience derives from logic, it is bound to be self-deception: delusional, spurious, false.
(from What Matters: spiritual nourishment for the head and heart)


Happy October,


Alan

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