Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dead Brown Leaves and Green Flowering Truth.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

Ah... it's good to be in the rarefied air of Visible Origami (grin). Recently we've been perambulating through the seedy side of existence but... isn't that pretty much all of it in the built up sectors? Where do you go? You go to the inner islands of the mind. It's all mindscape and mindstuff; everything is AND you coordinate the meaning of things with the value you place on them. You don't pay any attention to the rest of it; what has any of that got to do with you? I'd look at the whole of existence as being like an ocean. Upon that ocean there floats all manner of things and people latch on to their preferences to sustain them in the shifting currents and uncertain clime of the ocean. Some things are durable and will stay on the surface indefinitely. They will sustain you. Other things become water logged and then they sink. This is some shabby metaphor to be sure but... it's applicable.

In the end, it all comes down to what you value. This is what you base your life on. This is what you risk your life for. What is real and what is not real? Through all of the shifts and vicissitudes of your passing through, what you depend on is what does or does not sustain you. I know I bring this up a lot but it's what I have found to be both real and relevant. If I hadn't had more extensively perpetuating realities to shore me up I would have sunk beneath the waves some time ago.

Once again it comes back to how we see; what we look at and what our eyes simply bounce off of or inaccurately define because we attach some superficial definition to it and avoid looking deeper into the heart of things. After awhile, terms and words are only so many terms and words. We become perfunctory and spend our time in a ping pong game with the reactive mind. We glance off of truths and truths have variable levels of meaning. The surface meaning of anything is just that. If you are content to exist on the surface that is where your destiny will play out.

It is true that the theaters of existence beyond the temporary bandwidth of the senses can be a mystery; can be confusing and misleading. Very few people have any clear idea of what waits beyond. Most people are content to take the surface interpretation of it all. They get into that happy hallelujah thing with the mean old guy with the white beard, or some variant dependent on projected personalities, symbols, strictures and compendiums of rules. In some cases, when the particular system of faith has been around for awhile and... these days most of them have been around awhile AND... if you are a fundie, you got lists of rules, lists of do's and don'ts that require something like the phone book to contain them all. The reality of it all is far simpler.

I've been around teachers who were able to manifest an incredible complexity in their teachings; talking about the 18 million universes, like Guru Bawa and I've been around teachers who were extremely simplistic. However, I noted even with those who had the facility to diagram intricate blueprints of existence, like Guru Bawa, that they always came back to repeating the same thing over and over again as the essential truths to weld yourself to; 'faith, certitude and determination'. He said that over and over again. I paid attention to that. I didn't pay so much attention to the 18 million universes. I liken that to walking across a field with millions of blades of grass, or hiking a deciduous forest in the late fall, tramping over millions of fallen leaves. Sure they are there but... what have they got to do with my personal journey? Does it really matter how many there are? Does the differences between them amount to anything?

I spent a serious amount of time over the years looking into the various systems of faith; Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and every one of them contains a greater complexity than any one person could effectively study and remember. Some people have memorized the entire main book of their preferred system. Memorizing and comprehending are two different things. I've seen the size of an original Thomas Aquinas. Why would anyone read anything that size? I looked into all those Buddhist texts and there are a bunch of them and they are mindnumbingly intricate. Do I need any of that? Given the state of mind/consciousness that Buddha spoke of, how could any of that be relevant to it? Some of these books are filled with violent history and ominous portents about what to expect if you screw up or don't give a shit.

As I have moved through the Byzantine mix of conflicting philosophies, encountered via the myriad personalities, whose lives interfaced with mine; briefly or at greater length, what I remember are the degrees of annoyance and impatience experienced as people ran down their litanies of rote learning on me, insisting that this is this and that is that and this is not this and that is not that. It's not like I thought I knew better than they did. I didn't feel that way. I just wasn't interested in all that cant and dogma. What I noticed was that many of them had no greater motivation than to ascend in the pecking order and that a lot of them would prefer to be 'seen as wise' as opposed to actually being wise, given that the former is so much more easily achieved; should you be in the necessarily gullible environment. I always think about those pundits going back and forth with each other in all those convoluted arguments as, fools contending with fools. They've been haggling about those angels on a pin since there were angels to dance on pins. Words are like those leaves in the forest that I was walking through a few paragraphs earlier. They're just words and like the leaves, they have a further destiny, generally somewhat less glorious than when they were green and flowering.

If words are green and flowing, one might say they contained living truth. If words are like dead leaves, as some of them seem to me to be, when considering traditions, dogma, cant and the fundamentalist underpinings that are part of the whole picture which includes expensive embroidered robes, funny hats, gold plated statues and all kinds of other privileges and perks as well as, for whatever the reason is, an inexhaustible supply of young boys with callipygian proprietors, then they do not contain 'living truth' and I am only interested in that aspect of it. I am not attracted to the perks that come with the dead leaf cotillion. It's a poor trade off as far as I am concerned and I am not sanguine about ranks of happy faces waiting to greet me on the other side, should I go that way, when it comes to that.

Yes... on the obvious and immediate front, there's a lot more to be gained, in the temporal sense, by genuflecting and ass kissing your way up the totem pole, should you have the intellectual duplicity and ruthless capacity for that. Some portion of individuals are already streamlined for these posts by dint of birth and connections. It's similar to what you see with the system in Great Britain, with all that 'to the manor born' closed circuit system; House of Perverted Lords and House of Bought and Paid for Commons. Now and again, someone from outside the greased chutes of privilege makes it into the upper rooms. The Church of England is the same way. You have to go to the right schools. Across the water, you have to make the right deals.

Green and flowering truths are of infinitely more value than dead brown leaves. However, you can travel far and wide and see altars built exclusively to dead brown leaves and nearly none built to flowering truths. You can think about all of these old religions as being... really old. They moved out of the way of green and living truth a long time ago. Think of history as being a large clothes closet, like a wardrobe. Inside this closet, this wardrobe, are hanging a whole lot of vintage outfits that were, at one time or another, worn by one or another of the divines regents in human form who walked this Earth. The important thing to recognize is that neither the divine, nor his regents are wearing these outfits any more. That was then and this is now. Certainly, there are words to live by, stitched into these outfits, in the manner of embroidery or a wall sampler. There are truths to be gleaned from the brown leaves scuttling at the curbside of times gone by. These truths don't have any enduring currency however... unless they are green and flowering.

You can catch a lot of heat when you opt for the green and flowering because the adherents of brown leaf systems get all piqued and hot under the collar, even if you keep it to yourself because anything new is automatically competition for everything old and there's always a chance that you too will start asking for money; money they would prefer went to them.

The living truth is just that. It's alive and it's present and it can be accessed with the proper credentials. It might get you into trouble and it might not but for those sincerely in the pursuit of it, this is not a consideration for continuing to seek after it.

Some people buy Louis Vuitton and Prada because they are expensive and other vacuous people like themselves recognize the item, not because they are any better than a bag that costs far less because they are not. Some people wear Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohamed, or whatever for the same reason. The mysterious strangers move among us, without distinguishing outfits, titles or excessive swag but the roses are blooming on their cross.


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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

being astonied in the forest
when the leaves are falling
is a good time for reflection

http://biblehub.com/kjv/luke/10.htm

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Ὁ ἀκούων ὑμῶν ἐμοῦ ἀκούει καὶ ὁ ἀθετῶν ὑμᾶς ἐμὲ ἀθετεῖ· ὁ δὲ ἐμὲ ἀθετῶν ἀθετεῖ τὸν ἀποστείλαντά με

http://www.meyergalleries.com/artist/Grant_Macdonald/works/

it was the SEPHARVAIM who lived in Samaria...for the record,

and "Levites" have never been
so-called "JEWS"...!!

eventually,

as you DESCRIBE the
living TRUTH will remain
green and HEALTHY by the living waters . . .{woman @ well}

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-pub-dispute-takes-deadly-turn-for-local-deputies/

... and the dead words will pass away forever,

sincerely

Davy

Ray B. said...

Vis, it's a good thing that you live in our 'more enlightened' time. What you advocate was thrown out in the Council of Nicea as blasphemy (grin). Imagine not having anyone or anything between you and God! The next thing you know, you might be advocating female Teachers or Priests (second grin)! Or even having the laity stepping up to the pulpit to have a go at the daily/weekly lesson! How could you, Vis ?

I imagine you might go as far as suggesting growth comes about through personal spiritual experience. What gall!

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

something like that.

Visible said...

I doubt anyone from here would be involved in that, especially since any momentary static here was more recent than that. It doesn't fit the time line.

People disagree on and off around here all the time. It doesn't have to be anything personal. It certainly isn't with me.

galen said...



Courtship:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEAMq3y0950



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Mo visible said...

Thank you Les, another anniversary of Svetlana's ascension has passes, on Halloween. This post was right n time for me, a red tailed hawk left me a flight feather for me to find in the forest recently, this post is definitely in keeping with that fortune.
Mo Visible

Anonymous said...

Your best post yet (in the context of what preceded it.)
Sh*t! I'm going to buy another cd or a book even.

Brian Crossland said...

Thomas Aquinas,
All those words...then silence, dismissing them as "straw"
must have been his green leaf moment.

Ray B. said...

Vis, I want to clear something up. At the end of my last post, I said, "I imagine you might go as far as suggesting growth comes about through personal spiritual experience. What gall!"

*** The "what gall" part was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, or "nod, nod, wink, wink." ***

I thought this was self-evident from the previous 'grins'. However, I had wondered about the meaning of your second posting after mine, "People disagree on and off around here all the time. It doesn't have to be anything personal. It certainly isn't with me."

It came to me that you might have taken me as seriously chastising you. If so, I am very sorry.

Sometimes, implied humor can bite you on the internet. Again, I am sorry if I unintentionally caused you pain...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

Ray... I was talking about that other comment referencing Karen, which implied that maybe someone around here was responsible for the nasty comments over at youtube about her. I haven't seen them but I didn't think they were coming from here. As I mentioned, for myself, I have no animosity toward her, I simply didn't agree with some things she said, which didn't make me right or her wrong. I enjoy most of the people who come around here and disagreements are only just that. I don't think tobacco kills people, I think the chemicals in commercial tobacco and the paper kills people.

I recognize we are of different faiths here and have different perspectives. When I disagree with something it doesn't really have anything to do with the person. Possibly I should just keep it to myself but, unfortunately that's not my style. I'm not so dense that I wouldn't have picked up on your tone.

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Anonymous said...

via Homer..

"A devotee knows that after death he is going back home, back to Godhead; therefore he has no fear of death. Thus instead of depressing a devotee, advanced age helps him become fearless and thus happy."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.24)

Karen Norman said...

Vis,

I actually agree with the points you disagreed with in reference to my post, but I did not elaborate in my post due to time and space. I agree that tobacco that was originally used does not kill, it is the chemicals added to the tobacco, and I also agree that one can eat a lot of good food without being fat. I was kind of hoping people would get the drift. I could say you were being a bit anal, or I could learn to be more precise in my deliveries. I have not mastered writing to the degree you have Vis, but I had a really bad education in my early life and have had to play catch up, so please give a girl a go :o) or not.

As far as people trolling me goes, well it is not very safe to speak the truth in a world full of lies, but I do it anyway :o). I am a Christian soldier, not the fundamental type that wants to kill everyone, but one that actually follows what Jesus said. Fancy that someone who actually listened to the Messiah. I am sure there are more of us out there they just aren't as passionate I guess. This is not to say that I have not studied the other masters, their work also resonated with me, but for some reason Jesus resonates more fully with me. I had a dream many years ago that I was walking and talking with Jesus. I don't know what was said but I did get the sense that Jesus new me well. Before you go attaching that fundy title to me Vis I want you to know that I don't belong to any church, because my body is my temple, and I answer straight to the Divine, or perhaps his earthly representative Jesus. Then again who actually was Jesus Christ? My understanding is that Jesus Christ stands for station of the anointed. 'IF' I am one of the anointed does that mean I am talking to myself?

All I can say is that I must be pretty damn smart if I am because I taught myself the law, which enables me to take control of the lower courts. At the end of the day does it really matter, isn't the important thing freeing oneself from the tangled web within which we all seem to have crawled into? All I want to do is raise awareness of the web, but I am not as good at doing what I do as you are Vis, so shoot me, before someone else beats you to the draw :op

Luv Kazz

Visible said...

And I could say that is a projection but I'm busy doing other things.

Karen Norman said...

Everything is a projection Vis by all of us. I don't mind too much what my projection is, it sits alright with me, until someone can show me how it is not right that is, or I am shown something more worthwhile to project! Right now helping to free humanity from slavery seems a worthwhile pursuit.

Cheers Kazz

Visible said...

given that that is complete obfuscation having nothing to do with the point I'm going to make it a point to just not react to any of it in the future because there is no future in doing so.

Anonymous said...

@ Esteban:

I personally refrain from posting my email address and assigning myself monikers as you and others do here and elsewhere. Each to his own of course, and for their own reasons.

I do have legitimate ones.

If I somehow find it necessary to write a comment here or there, or a blog post, I accomplish this anonymously in the hopes that the "Infinite Lights" or other a-holes of the world, ie; those who get their kicks from using internet tools to cause (sometimes) irreparable harm to people they don't know by destroying characters and reputations, thereby severely restricting their ability to put food on the family's table, cannot so easily fuck with me.

FYI: Character assassinations posted on the internet never disappear, even when one has the financial means to make legal application for removal.

Peace and light to all.

Anonymous said...

@ Karen Norman

I am concerned, but not overly so. ("Infinitely Dark" would have a long line to stand behind in my case as well.)

@ Vis

The time-line is quite correct. Anyone wishing to do so can check Smoking Mirrors "On a clear day you can see Armageddon" comments for verification.

The 3rd Elf said...

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insiam said...

@Kazz

I often feel like responding to your posts. In fact some times i do actually write a reply. Then i delete it. I find it therapeutic to do so :)

Boulderdash said...

I can relate to your emphasis on simplicity. I often harken back to this teaching which highlights the core of Christ's entire message. When this forms the basis of our lives the most complex situations are clarified:

From Matthew 22:

"34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees they got together

35 and, to put him to the test, one of them put a further question,

36 'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?'

37 Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

38 This is the greatest and the first commandment.

39 The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.

40 On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'"

Visible said...

Well said Boulderdash.

Visible said...

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Karen Norman said...

Dear Insiam,

I really do think you are a gentleman. For this reason I don't mind the things that you say. I know you are just trying to raise my awareness, as was I with you :o). Perhaps I should erase more of my posts, but then you wouldn't get to share my thoughts and get to know me better. Now I know you have a kind heart I will take your critique in the tone it is meant, as a friend, please do likewise with me.

Dear Boulderdash,

Thank you for your pearls of wisdom. It is nice to have people like you around to remind us of what really is important.

Peace be with you.

Kazz

est said...

to anon @2:11
-
yes
that would be nice, if we
think no one can track

our movements on the
internet, even as anon

but in reality that's not so, if 'they' really want to

'they' know who and where you [we] are, no problem
-

Karen Norman said...

Insiam,

I believe my lack of words, in way of explanation, has caused a miscommunication, so I will elaborate.

When you say 'Western women are fecked', I don't disagree, but I do think it is a narrow view that does not take in the larger picture. Please bear with me while I explain.

Where you have the International Monetary Fund (Satanic Usury Slavery System), you have an indoctrinated people. The indoctrination is not always the same, but nevertheless it is there. Australia spends billions of dollars annually providing money for education in Indonesian Mosque's. It is not just the Christians who have been indoctrinated.

People who go to their churches, temples, and mosques believe they are worshipping in the Father's house, but the Father's house is where justice is dispensed. 'Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord!'

Vengeance is metered out in our Courts of Law. Religion is Law. Jesus whipped the money lenders out of the father's temple/court. Lower courts deal with titles/legal fictions, the DEAD! This is what the Egyptian Book of the Dead referred to.

In all the IMF countries you have civil law controlling living beings, but only God's law has jurisdiction over living beings. They have reversed the system! This is done through fraud, which is why they have to remove God and God's law ( with Darwinism). You see God's authority is the foundation of all law, not just in the West. Your holy texts are your law, and these holy texts are what gives each of us our rights and freedoms. The elite wish to remove these and replace them with Man's civil law, which was only ever designed to give Man/Woman jurisdiction over their creations; governments, churches, corporations, and those who work in them.

Without God there can be no law, because all law stands upon God's authority. We return the law of the wild where might makes right!! Governed by FEAR instead of LOVE! The majority of people perpetuating this system have good intentions.

We saw this same system with the Babylonians, Phoenecians, Venetians, Roman Empire, ROMAN Catholic Church, British Monarchy, British Empire, and finally the US military hegemony. This was one continuous energy/agendas. The elite change their costumes and titles, but it is always the same system! Satan's slow stalk across earth has taken thousands of years to enslave all of humanity. Humanity is within a hairs breadth of being enslaved in hell for the rest of eternity. Each of us reincarnating back here in Hell on Earth.

So when you say that Western women are fecked, I totally agree, I just do not believe your understanding of the situation is extended far enough, because we are all FECKED, especially if we still adjoin ourselves to our corporate fictions/titles, because we DON'T KNOW WHO WE ARE, and Jesus told us to KNOW THY SELF!

If you do not know WHO YOU ARE you are still one of the sleeping masses. The line just shifted for a lot of people I bet :o). WE ARE FLESH AND BLOOD NOT LEGAL FICTIONS!

This is why when Pontus Pilate asked Jesus 'what is your name' Jesus replied, 'By what name do you say I go by?' Answering with a question keeps you in honour under civil law.

Intelligence without love will fail, because LOVE is essential to conscious evolution. Look at all the Masters words, because not only Jesus espoused this. The Bible tells us that the entire world is deceived, except for the elite few. Far too many good people are misled, which is why good intentions is not enough. St Augustine said that the road to hell was paved with good intentions.

So I wasn't disagreeing with you Insiam I was just pointing out that you had not extended your observation broadly enough. How could I be passive aggressive after you defended me, like a night in shining armour. I have a wicked sense of humour, I got it from the Divine. It takes some getting use to, but I am no troll, unless Jesus is, then I guess I am too. xx

Luv Kazz

galen said...



Insiam, I was thinking that if you were my next-door neighbor I'd invite you and your wife over for a visit. I'd show you my coloring books and crayons and we'd all color. I'd let you use my favorite colors. Then I'd make popcorn and we'd have it with lemonade. And for just a little while there would be nothing to learn, nothing to explain, and nothing to be accountable for. All complications nonexistent.

Insiam, I love to color.



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insiam said...

Thank you for your kind words Kazz. I think we can all say things which are taken out of context. Or in fact say things which are obvioulsy discordant. Of course the trick is to learn and move swiftly along :)

Galen ....... Thanks for the invite. I am sure my wife would just love to show you her 'stone' collection. Such lovely a vibrant colours and shapes. To attract what we desire we must be that ........ :)

Anonymous said...

Jesus once said "I am the vine and you are branches - abide in me and you will bare much fruit".

He also said "Love God with all your heart.This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

Can't get more simple.

Of course 'institutions' can become calcified, but the overflowing source of life remains.

Thanks, great post Les.
-beggar