Wei Wu Wei

-Destroy ‘the ego’, hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off? Great fun, no doubt, but where is it? Must you not find it first? Isn’t there a word about catching your goose before you can cook it? The great difficulty here is that there isn’t one.

-Living should be perpetual and universal benediction.

-A man who is seeking for realization is not only going round searching for his spectacles without realizing that they are on his nose all the time, but also were he not actually looking through them he would not be able to see what he is looking for!

-The seeker is the found, the found is the seeker – as soon as it is apperceived that there is no time.

-The seeing of Truth cannot be dualistic (a ‘thing’ seen). It cannot be seen by a see-er, or via a see-er. There can only be a seeing which itself is Truth. ‘All Else is Bondage.

-Detachment is a state, it is not a totalisation of achieved indifferences.

-Let us live gladly! Quite certainly we are free to do it. Perhaps it is our only freedom, but ours it is, and it is only phenomenally a freedom. ‘Living free’ is being ‘as one is’. Can we not do it now? Indeed can we not-do-it? It is not even a ‘doing’: it is beyond doing and not-doing. It is being as-we-are. This is the only ‘practice’. ‘All Else is Bondage; Non-Volitional Living’.

-Are you still thinking, looking, living, as from an imaginary phenomenal center? As long as you do that you can never recognize your freedom.

-Truth is that which lies in a dimension beyond the reach of thought. Whole-mind has no ‘thoughts’, thoughts are split-mind.

-We imagine that waking-life is real and that dream-life is unreal, but there does not seem to be any evidence for this belief. Chuang Tzu, in the third century B.C., put it in an amusing way; having dreamed that he was a butterfly flitting from flower to flower, he stated that he was now wondering whether he was then a man dreaming he was a butterfly or whether he was now a butterfly dreaming he was a man.

-The practice of meditation is represented by the three monkeys, who cover their eyes, ears and mouths so as to avoid the phenomenal world. The practice of non-meditation is ceasing to be the see-er, hearer or speaker while eyes, ears and mouths are fulfilling their function in daily life.

-The human being may be no more real than is a cinematograph film. When the projected light is switched off all that remains is a blank screen. That which has been projected by light was a series of ‘stills’. Such also is what is beng projected by ‘life’. The more you consider the analogy the more perfect it seems to be: it could help us to understand.
Wei Wu Wei