Then you taste freedom … and true love, which does not have to give and does not have to receive, but which is. This love is the purest form of being.

Unshakeable peace
Excerpt from the online satsang from 19.01.2023

Only when the mind can allow the permanent change … life can flow … and you can recognize what is silent. When the practitioner falls away, then it is true practice.

The illusion of separateness
Excerpt from the workshop from 04.02.2023

When something can move within us – deep within us – the mind is automatically still. And we see … suddenly we „feel“ this seeing … we „feel“ ourselves as this seeing.

Enlightened activity
Excerpt from the satsang from 16.02.2023

(Richard Baker Roshi)

Form and formlessness

There is no more apt quote than that of Sri Ramakrishna to illustrate and unify the two aspects of our practice.

He said: “No one can say with ultimate certainty that God is only “like this” and not different. He is formless and on the other hand he has forms. For the Bhakta he takes forms – for the Jnana he is without form.

Brahman, absolute being-consciousness-bliss, is like a boundless ocean. In the ocean, when it is very cold, ice floes appear here and there. Similarly, the Infinite assumes finite forms, as it were under the cooling influence of the devotee’s devotion, and appears before him as a divine person. But as with the rising of the sun the ice floes in the ocean melt, so with the awakening of Jnana the embodied God-form merges into the infinite and formless Brahman. Then the devotee no longer feels that God is a person, nor does he then have visions of God’s forms.

But do not forget: form and formlessness belong to one and the same reality.”

(Shunryu Suzuki Roshi)

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