Category enlightenment

True self and the gender identity

What is our “true self” has to do with our gender identity? Absolutely nothing! No shame, no pride, no inferiority, no superiority. Just different bodies with different types of genitalia. And, yes, of course, the whole conceptual world of gender roles, history, judgements, and cultural perceptions, which is fun and colourful in itself, but when […]

Releasing Kali – poetry and story

Making a statue of Kali, Day and night cutting off the un-needed, Just as she does… She is emerging now, I am the first to hold her fierce gaze, I am offering  my delusions to the Goddess, To test her razor-sharp weapons. Recently I have spent about a month and a half volunteering at the […]

Everlasting

I know nothing of the future, asking – So many questions – answer is the same: “I am here, now, shining, everlasting, The rest is flickering and passing childish game”.  

Life, meaning and a guiding light – Part 2

Continuing from the previous blog where I wrote about the uselessness of looking for a meaning and purpose in a single conceptual idea, some definition or a kind of flashy image, preferably “great and special”. If you think about it, everybody is good (maybe even great) at something, but what can the Ego do with […]

Growing out of Ego

I like that saying by Adyashanti: “How do you end your Ego? You just grow out of it”. And this is very true –  you beat it up, you inquire it to death, you “toss and turn” that dramatic and all-important “me” this way and that way, your pour through the endless stories of “me” […]

“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” […]

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, […]