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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Beyond Language

The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.

-Seng-Tsan, “Verses On The Faith Mind”

James: And yet here I wade into the word pool. Just wanted to emphasize this basic yet profound and far reaching wisdom. Language is to walk in the shadows rather then coming out into the silent yet illuminating sunshine of the Moment. In the shadows we need reassuring voices to direct us where to go yet when we live in the sharp, bright light of The Way then we need no words to direct us where to go--we just know and see and walk in noble silence.

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Steven Crisp said...

What a coincidence. We've used the same words in both our blogs on the same day.

Well, maybe not such a coincidence -- we share the same source, and the same Source.

Maybe if these separate vibrations begin to resonate ...

Dave said...

When we know we k now!

The now is what there is and that is all there is I know,

"James" said...


Ah, synchronicity. :) Yes, all our energies are combined together inter-being in Oneness.


Breathing in, I smile
Breathing out, I smile. :)

M.D. Shellhammer said...

Communication is such a funny thing,either you speak volumes when telling of suchness, or remain absolutely silent.



"James" said...


Yeah true. I guess it again comes back to balance. The more I contemplate and meditate the more I realize just how important the balance of the middle way is to life and our practice.

isaiah said...

So many wonderful meditations today!

Thanks James, on the lesson on silence-

I will say no more :)

trinitystar said...

when we are there it is not only the knowing ... but it is BEING
hugs for you. :o) CONNECTION!

garnet david said...

So true and so truly interpreted by you.

"James" said...


Yes BEING is where it All culminates. Thanks for the reminder. :)


(bows) Namaste friend.


Thank-you. I'm glad that my input was helpful and not taking away from those simple yet enlightening words of that poem.

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