December 4, 2006

Limitless Whole

The true person is
not like anyone in particular;
but like the deep blue color
of the limitless sky,
it is everyone,
everywhere in the world.

Dogen (1200-1253)

I am reminded of both the limitless Whole in harmony with the someone in particular. Heaven and earth, sky and clouds, this wonderful manifestation of the many in the one, of emptiness as form.

So much of our daily living has been dominated soley by the conditioned, that most of us are unconscious of our true nature as "not anyone in particular" but like the sky, everyone and everything, everywhere in the world.



Steven Crisp said...

What a wonderful perspective to have.

To realize that we are but a part of all that is interconnected, and cannot exist by ourselves, as ourselves. In short, we cannot exist -- do not exist -- without everyone and everything, everywehere.

Yes, indeed, we must look beyond that which we can see, as Rumi reminds us:

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wonderful sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade,
But do not be disheartened,
The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep?
The source is within you
And this whole world is springing up from it.

~ Jelauddin Rumi

isaiah said...

To be "no one in particular" is frightening. Don't we all want to be "someone?"

I know who I am- and I don't know who I am.

The statement makes no sense.


Thank you for the meditation.

irving said...

True as sunlight. Thank you for nothing.

Peace and Blessings!