Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Living Reality: A New Earth



"If the history of humanity were the clinical case history of a single human being, the diagnosis would have to be: chronic paranoid delusions, a pathological propensity to commit murder and acts of extreme violence and cruelty against his perceived "enemies"-his own unconsciousness projected outward. Criminally insane, with a few brief lucid intervals"

"The ego is not only the unobserved mind, the voice in the head which pretends to be you, but also the unobserved emotions that are the body's reaction to what the voice in the head is saying."

Not what you do, but how you do what you do determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny. And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness.

If you are not in the state of acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.

"Underneath the surface appearance, everything is not only connected with everything else, but also with the Source of all life out of which it came".

An essential part of the awakening is the recognition of the unawakened you, the ego as it thinks, speaks, and acts, as well as the recognition of the collectively conditioned mental processes that perpetuate the unawakened state"

All we can perceive, experience, think about, is the surface layer of reality, less than the tip on an iceberg. Underneath the surface appearance, everything is not only connected with everything else, but also with the Source of all life out of which it came" "When you don't cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life" "The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality"

The collective disease of humanity is that people are so engrossed in what happens, so hypnotized by the world of fluctuating forms, so absorbed in the content of their lives, they have forgotten the essence that which is beyond content, beyond form, beyond thought. They are so consumed by time that they have forgotten eternity, which is their origin, their home, their destiny. Eternity is the living reality of who you are.

Eckhart Tolle

39 comments:

Rhiannon said...

This is so true and beautifully said...wish we all didn't label others so much..makes us more divided than ever before.

Thank you for sharing this with the world..

Blessings,

Rhiannon

~Deb said...

"If you are not in the state of acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others."

That has to be one of the most truest statements that I have ever heard.

The last quote reminds me of those who worship the earth: green folks who rely and worship the 5 elements, while not focused on the main thing which is their destiny; which is eternity beyond the physical world.

This place we stand on is so temporary.

I loved this!

pink ginger said...

Insightful post!! Thanks for sharing.
How have you been?

Pink.

Known Stranger said...

That was real surprise to see you on my page. How did you know i made a post. so quickly you could find it and visited my page. i am overwhelemed

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Rhiannon!

Kuan Gung said...

I love that quote too Deb! You are correct about the temporal nature of our existence...the present is so precious...thank you!

Kuan Gung said...

Thanks pink ginger...I'm fine and certainly hope things are well with you...

Kuan Gung said...

Hi known stranger...intuitive...
;)

Cynthia said...

Illuminating essay. In particular how assigning labels to people
is obstacle to ones life and enjoyment, and of course the
learning experience.

shree said...

so true dear.thanks for posting it.
love and light

Bobbb - Citizen of Earth said...

Great stuff!
These are the things that spring integrity
Truth
And understanding

Art and Poetry said...

Hello
Your writing is very nice. I am looking for links to different types of blogs, would you like a link?

Bye!

Kuan Gung said...

art and poetry...I'm always looking for links. I'd appreciate any of interest...thank you...

human being said...

yes... our world is too much concerned with form...

happy you dropped by my blog... think this is a good place for anyone in search of the essence...

thanks for letting me know you...

be well...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you human being...you have a nice blog!

Suji said...

Wonderful post!
"If the history of humanity were the clinical case history of a single human being, the diagnosis would have to be: chronic paranoid delusions..." How true...i guess the whole of humanity is suffering because of this.

Anali said...

Very true, but hard to keep in the forefront. Thanks for making me stop and think about it again. I hope you are enjoying your summer! ; )

Lawrence Doochin said...

You have a very peaceful website. I enjoyed reading some of your blogs, especially the one about your grandmother.

Piika said...

very beautiful - all of it -including the music

Kuan Gung said...

suji...thst's an incredible statement...and I believe sadly true...

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Lawrence...warm greetings...

Kuan Gung said...

anali...greetings

Kuan Gung said...

piika...thank you and warm greetings

starry nights said...

Hi Kuang,just stopped to say hello.

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings starry!

AnalĂ­a said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog. Awesome! xoxoxo from Uruguay :)

Shubhajit said...

really good to meet you!

it is quite inspiring and much contemplative subject..it seems that you have a knowledge of religions

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you analia...nice blog you have...

Kuan Gung said...

Shubhajit...thank you and wram greetings...

Kuan Gung said...

"If you are not in the state of acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others."

A profound statement worth reflecting on....

starry nights said...

I love this post.made me think of so many things.Absolutely true I wish there were no labels.This is what divides us.

begijn said...

Thanks again for helping me remember to look beyond what the first 5 (senses) 'tell' me.

Neers said...

Kuan, my friend. The silence is too long!

Arti Honrao said...

"The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality"

Well said!




GBU
Arti

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings neers...I know it's been a while...I shall return...best to you my friend

Kuan Gung said...

Hi arti...thank you and warm greetings...I'm heading over to your site....

Neers said...

Kuan, friend, me getting married...soon.. its in India... and you are invited!

Neers said...

Kuan, inviting you to my wedding!! :) 7th of Dec.

Kuan Gung said...

How exciting neers...I'm extremely happy for you. Who ever it is they are getting themselves an absolute gem...and really, neers I wish I could witness this incredible event...congratulations!!!!