Takuan Soho said…..

“The mind that focuses on the sword will be cut down by that sword.”

“‘Omushojo Jijogoshun’. Engender the mind with no place to abide.”

“Penetrating to a place where heaven and earth have not yet separated, where yin and yang have not yet arrived, I quickly and necessarily gain effect.”

Zen Satori is on the next page, over the next hill, around the corner, or blooming in the amanitas in the meadow. Turning the page, journeying to the next hill or around the corner or scarfing down the amanita with the intent of collecting the experience of freedom in a jar or scrapbook will result in dispersal of energy and disillusionment if you and the universe/creation/actual reality remain two different things.

In Zen, Kensho, gradual illumination by way of insights and varied experiences, is less elusive.

Google Satori, and Kensho if you’re not familiar with these terms. The notion of  Hyperborea, as I mentioned in my first post, points the mind in the direction of a lost ideal, a time and place out of reach where the inhabitants reveled in freedom.  To add the prefix Hyperborean to Zen is to imply a new relevance to our time, a time where urgency is often felt but not met with potent energy. Within this combination of  Hyperborean and Zen is a road sign pointing to renewal and regained freedom and identity. Freedom is as ever present and permeative as subatomic particles. It cannot be withheld by anything or anyone ever. If you are breathing you are free.


~ by edmundsax67 on May 6, 2011.

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