Why do we do our work? Is it for favors from an external source or is it to express our creative joy and to satisfy our own instincts for survival? Is it any-body's business or work to make anything happen? What is the basis for a magical belief that an erroneously identified separate, special-self, determines that its deeds or vibration or prayers of manifestation are the cause of events, happening? Is there joy to do your work with no attachment to the outcome? Is there 'anyone' capable of letting anything happen, or avoiding the happening? Is there a Law of Attraction? Who's law is it? Does the 'Universe' follow any of my laws for personal satisfaction?
The Law of Attraction pronounces that if we reach and maintain a certain quality of vibration, The Universe must find a way to bring it about. Really? Do we have any idea of what this special frequency might be? All for this little ole' illusory me? The Law of Attraction is said to make this promise. It may be a belief, it may be a matter of faith, it may be an illusion, it may be an infinite field of possibilities that we cannot see. What it is not: It is not an absolute truth. It is a good point of inquiry to look and see if there is any absolute truth, at all. It is a very good point of inquiry to look and see why we need for there to be.
There are no need for promises, here. Here, the world is spectacular just as it is. This hum-drum little every-day earth world that just happens to yield delicious, blossoming, fruity awareness from groundless emptiness. Pretty darn spectacular...
invites you to find out what you are.
The nun Wu Jincang asked the Sixth Patriach Huineng, "I have studied the Mahaparinirvana sutra for many years, yet there are many areas i do not quite understand. Please enlighten me."
The patriarch responded, "I am illiterate. Please read out the characters to me and perhaps I will be able to explain the meaning."
Said the nun, "You cannot even recognize the characters. How are you able then to understand the meaning?"
"Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger, right?"
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