Sunday, June 29, 2008

Philosophical Musings

That which we seek is also seeking us. If we stay quiet, it will find us.
I had reason recently to recall this ancient philosophy. In many ways it is similar to the more familiar "When the Student is ready, the Teacher will appear."

Both are tenets of Eastern philosophy. They posit the notion that there are invisible connects beyond what Western Rationalism can see. Call it God, the Goddess, the Divine, Nature, or even the Force. The Student and the Teacher are bonded long before they ever meet. The Seeker and the Sought are destined. The way to achieve what we desire is by not desiring it. To Rationalists, like me mostly, these are inane notions. Yet, there is something to this. In the quiet of meditation I have sensed some of these connecting threads.

It may be impossible to use language to explain this, language being an exercise in rational order. Even the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti was swimming against the current in trying to explain what he could intuit. Some things just are or, at least, they just appear to be.
Truth is a pathless land and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever. ~ J. Krishnamurti

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