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August 23, 2018

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Jung, LOL. Hope you're doing well. Please, give my regards to your family.

" Except for dead-water bullsh*t zazen, where there is no arousal of even the tiniest ounce of vigor or zeal"

If you believe there is the slightest vigor or zeal in your "standing on one leg" meditation compared to ordinary zazen than you are just fooling yourself in this matter as in many others.

True vigor (or zeal) is found solely in disembodied meditation, where there is no standing, sitting or a lying down body acting as a supporting proxy for the meditating mind.

It is simple. In such a true state of one pointed dhyana, there is no possible place for a body, in any position. If there is the slightest presence of a body, than your mind is not engaged in true dhyana, it is just grazing, like a lofty cow unaware of the imminent slaughter the approaching evening of the day.

So, how do you engage in such meditation, and where exactly do you disengage?

You either get this and use the knowledge to your own spiritual advantage, or you do not and thus remain in the unfortunate state of mere primate believing themselves to be Bodhisattvas, or even Buddhas.

It seems to me, from reading some of your comments, that while your body might have left the war behind it, your own mind never actually accomplished that. Hence your present dilemma that keeps obstructing your mind from engaging effortlessly in the unconditioned, unborn body of enlightenment and nirvana.

Dear diary.. LOL.

People don't like it if you urge them to do difficult practices. They just say that since the Buddha abandoned ascetic practices then there is no need to do anything special or even put forth proper effort of any kind. Except for dead-water bullsh*t zazen, where there is no arousal of even the tiniest ounce of vigour or zeal. People who call that 'practice' wouldn't see the Buddha if he knocked their teeth out. Everybody seems to be caught up in this effortlessness malarky, and thus they never exhaust their karma. This is called having a relationship with both teaching and practice in thought only, which creates even greater karmic burden.

Anyway. Last night in a dream I was explaining standing meditation to some random person. I was trying to tell him that hands clasped together in salutation are as powerful as two giant iron henges pushed together. The week before, in another dream, I was reading the minds of all the people I met in the dream. Their thoughts appeared as dharmas within my own mind. They asked me how I did that, I said I didn't know. And a day or two before that dream, I dreamt that I jumped from a plane, which was way high up in the sky, and landed on my feet like a lightning-bolt, with the weight of a hundred mountains. The earth shook, and a great thunderous roar spread throughout the green valley upon which I landed. After impact, I didn't wake up, nor was I scared that I might die during the jump and / or fall. I just stood there in great awe of the beautiful mountain peaks which surrounded me, and I had a very sharp and clear view of everything. Crystal clear scenery. Then someone gave me a strange little tablet of sorts, which was white and also kind of luminous. I swallowed it, and the clarity increased and expanded to include every single thing immediately. Such powerful alertness. The clarity felt as powerful as my landing. After a while of enjoying this state, I stood firmly on my two feet and clasped my hands together in salutation, praising the Buddha.

Have you ever read the Ishtopadesha? There are 2 English translations both free online. The Discourse Divine by C.R. Jain, and The Golden Discourse by Vijay K. Jain. In just 51 verses it does a better job explaining the metaphysics behind enlightenement than any text I've ever seen. Of course, its technically a Jain text.

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