Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Power of NOW

The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor's edge of Now - to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Zen is wonderful. However, it leaves out the final step and lacks a few parts.

The lacking parts are how perfection is not a possible human achievement, but a pursuit with a purpose to back it up. Another lack is to not see the devil, demons, hell and a world system arrayed as the beginning of the matter and the enemy to fight. The final lack is to not see what is behind this deep desire to spin off into the made up of mind: the Flesh, sin in it, the lusts and the appetites as the driving slavemaster of our mind.

The final step is to see the person of Christ and His work. Moreover to see the "presence" in His words and where they point.

Tolle almost has it, but the exclusion of Jesus Christ is a pathway back in to the human mind and the made up that grips our hearts.

I read your call to help 4 billion people and I recall the words of Christ, "The poor you will always have with you, but Me, not always." The true poverty of humanity is not physical but in our makeup of heart and the battle raging over us between Evil and God Himself.