Category Emptiness

The experience of Awakening… and after

The moment of awakening itself – I will never forget that day, almost exactly 9 years ago. It was so important then, the new birth, the ultimate fulfillment I was searching for many years… I was in bliss for several months after, while being mentally aware that it was just a beginning. After a while, […]

“Samurai Manjushri” – poem and explanation

It’s not the meekness in his eyes, I know! He holds a sword or two or even more… To sever vanity and greed in single blow, And all the rest delusional galore! I am at the altar, kneeling in repentance, I take my oath, abandoning the pray…    And sword of truth so steady and […]

“Immensity of Silence” – some scary poetry and its meaning

Immensity of Silence – not a tremble, No flutter, not a flicker in the Void… Came, flourished, sank – completely unremembered, Into the Silence – thoroughly destroyed! *** When I shared this little piece of poetry with my friends, it dropped like a stone, into complete silence (ha-ha!), which was a bit puzzling for me. […]

The Dimension of Eternity – Peace, Power, Love

Experiencing your true nature – spiritual awakening – often compared to discovering a new dimension within yourself. It is purely experiential, and all descriptions belong to the dimension of conceptual. This is the main problem with all writings and teachings about enlightenment and awakening – pointing from the level of language (the conceptual) to something […]

“The Moon” – Liberated! Zen symbolism in real life

The references to “The Moon”, “Reflection of the Moon” and “Finger pointing to the Moon” are very common in Zen teachings. I really like these symbols, in my opinion, they pretty much describe the very core of our existence as people in the society and the source of our constant and pervasive dissatisfaction. “The Moon” […]

In my world – being at peace

Now IT is always here. The shine and peace, permeating everything, invisible and yet undeniably present structure to everything, suffused with something that doesn’t really have an accurate description in our language and can only be remotely conveyed by the word “Love”. But it is not a human love, it is deeper, more pure, it […]

Stages of meditation: 28 years of practice

I normally don’t like any “lists” or “stages” finding them too simplistic, but it is just a convenient way to give you some idea about what to expect if you practice meditation over a long time. There are a lot of different classifications in different traditions, this one is based on my personal experience but, […]