Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sipping Dom Perignon in the High Tower with the Dali Lama.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be on your face.

I feel the need to tread carefully. I don't want to go flailing around in areas that I'm not fully informed on (am I fully informed on anything?). At the same time, I have a problem I can't shake about things going on in the world that has to do with this quote from the New Testament; “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” It seems like every time you scratch the surface of a claimed prophet or world teacher these days that you find a dark underbelly. Maybe if you scratch that the beast will sigh and gurgle with contentment. There are a host of celebrity spiritual icons running about. Many of them you haven't heard about because they service an exclusive clientele but... they're out there, working the rubber tofu circuit. Most of them come out of the New Age sector, many of them are crypto Tribe members. In a surprising number of Buddhist enclaves and at Indian ashrams, the guy called Rama Lama Yakshit is a Tribe member and they also got those Chabad houses around the world too. At one of them they gave logistical support and sanctuary for the Mumbai attackers.

We didn't come here today to talk about Tribe infiltration of spiritual movements. That's a known truth to those who know it and just more false appearances for those who don't. We're here to talk about the Dali Lama today and to, of course, then segue off into something that may or may not relate to the subject we are using to launch off into whatever direction.

I'll admit to being wary and suspicious about the Dali Lama for some time. Initially it was because he appeared false to me. He just didn't look or sound right. I realize there are some who can say that about me or anyone, simply from a subjective vibe hit and all of us will look wrong to someone. Maybe it's not my place to talk about the Dali Lama, or any other ceremonial, high mucky muck. I was first alarmed by the way he smiles. I realize that could be just me but the smile and the way he talks bugged me. Then there is the fact that he is an admitted Marxist. By this time we should know what the impact of Marxism is on the operational philosophy and life actions of a person. Then there are the watches. Any watch on a Buddhist teacher gets my attention because... they are supposed to be about the timeless; yes? Then there is all that celebrity association, all that hanging out with the high and mighty. Then there is the known history of the cat. Then there is the meat eating, which I guess is a personal choice but Buddhists are supposed to be vegetarians, or am I wrong about that? I know that a lot of Tibetan Buddhists eat meat, probably because there isn't much else available in Tibet... or didn't used to be. What I mean is that it's not an agricultural wonderland; is it? I'm just reaching here cause I'm no expert on these things.

It bothers me that I so often wind up in an unpopular position on so many issues. I'm not a confrontational person and don't want to be. I like to get along or else I get on. I've never really found a home in this world. There's too much here that grates against what I would prefer. It's that Kali Yuga allergic reaction that I suffer from. You know what? I don't want to talk about the Dali Lama anymore. I've said what I have to say and what I haven't said is there in the few links given.

For decades I have had to listen to some variation about, “Well, that's his lila” It's used to excuse these enlightened teachers for their obsessions with all kinds of material toys. It means that they are gods and that whatever they get up to is their play. They can be excused for their excesses because they are gods and exist and operate under a different set of standards than those that we might be held to.

I wrote a posting a few years ago about The Eckhart Tolle Booth. It garnered over 200 comments because it was controversial. Fans of the man didn't want me knocking him but... I studied him for awhile before I had anything to say. I watched his hypnotic, droning lectures in which he said nothing that I could find much value in that I hadn't heard better put by the people he took it from and I associated that with whatever drew Offal Winfrey to him.

Then I found that all the front row seating at any of his talks were reserved for celebrity attendees and then I saw where he was charging hundreds of dollars to give his speeches. Okay, maybe he is a lot more dynamic a speaker than I and maybe his information is a lot more valuable than my own, or others like me. One could argue that and maybe that is why I work for free and he doesn't have to. On my behalf, I've never tried to charge for my work, with the exception of books and CD's of which I have given away hundreds of as well, so I don't know whether people would give me a lot of money or not. I can't see the upside in charging because these things are supposed to be like the waters of the spirit freely given and we are supposed to be stewards of the talents and information given to us by the infinite source. How do you put a price on the priceless? How can you charge for spiritual truth?

In the Bible is says things about a workman being worthy of his hire and that those who serve the gospel shall live by the gospel and I've tried to accomplish that through donations but that has hardly been a factor in my personal maintenance, for whatever the reason that is ...but somehow I have been allowed to continue in my work and sometimes I can't see how it is that that happens. Now... this isn't about whether my work has value or whether those slicker than myself are able to amass fortunes by repeating the things already said by others- now long gone- who lived by the gospel and... when I say gospel I don't mean the output of any particular creed. I mean simply living truth, no matter how it comes to a person and I believe that the oracles that dispensed it are still very much consciously connected to their message at this very time. I believe that truth and ageless wisdom endure forever and that those connected to it do too. What it is about is that this all confuses me. I become perplexed sometimes about how a person is supposed to proceed in this world simply on faith. Somehow it seems to work out but sometimes it can get tense, if you let it.

I must admit that it offends me when I see people raking in large amounts of cash and other swag in their public performances. I at least expect them to live modestly, regardless of what comes in and to pass on the excess to the needy and less fortunate. This is what I have observed or read about in the lives of true teachers.

The same applies to artists who have, due to what I believe is the temporary investiture of talents and inspirations; of whatever quality, given that sometimes they are appreciated by a certain audience but leave no good impression on others, are the beneficiary of considerable largess. Last year Bon Jovi made around a hundred million dollars and many another made tens of millions writing pornographic rants that mostly involve degrading the feminine and celebrating material excess, as well as random violence dispensed all round. Every year they rake in large sums of capital, some of them shamelessly exhibit big bundles of cash and everyone who is stinking rich remains stinking rich, except when they go bankrupt due to their outrageous lifestyles. Occasionally they make some small donation to a charitable cause and get tons of publicity, when the amount given is next to nothing, compared to what they retain. Money has a fierce power from which all too few escape the damming clutches of. The spell cast upon the mind by money is amazing to watch in action.

Let's end up with a segued digression apropos of nothing. A few months ago this mother hen showed up with about 9 little chicks. Over time to this moment that number has been reduced to 5. I feed them my papaya skins and seeds each day. Until a few days ago the mother was always around the chicks. Some of the chicks are fairly large now. I noticed a couple of days ago that the mother was suddenly no longer attending the chicks. I see her wandering about on her own and the chicks on their own. It is as if some sort of term limit got reached. I found this very interesting. We get looked after in a certain way up to a point and then that goes away. It is to be presumed that thereafter we are looked after or looked in on in a more invisible sense and I believe we are looked after by whatever it is we seek out, as that facility applies to the environment it takes place in. Some minders are less compassionate and caring than others. So it goes.

I honestly don't want to knock those who are experiencing fortuitous karma, if that is what it is. Sometimes it just looks that way and isn't fortunate at all. Sometimes you are being set up for an epic fall because everything that comes to you is in the manner of a test to see what you do with it. Like I said, we are stewards. It is to be presumed that people earned what they now have through the industry of former lives but each life is like a cassette tape put into a tape player and each tape has a time sequence. Once the tape runs out it runs out. Whatever was on the meter is now exhausted, unless the participant was a wise steward and recognized the cosmic value of routine generosity. This generosity can be in many another way besides in the material sense; that being the least of what we have to offer, though we may be unaware of the resources available to us. Everything matters and the most seemingly insignificant event in each of our lives is a special dealing of the ineffable with our souls. We really should pay more attention and- for myself- I try to.

I think about Mozart who died a pauper and got placed in an unmarked grave. I think about Van Gogh who only sold one painting in his life and I think of others who have had a major impact on cultures world wide and whose work is celebrated today but who were reduced to extreme penury in their lifetimes. That wasn't the case with Mozart but given the appreciation bestowed on his work, even when he was alive, it is hard to understand how he came to the end he did. Life is a mysterious thing.


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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid it was suggested that I look for allegory/metaphor in spiritual texts because it is impossible and sometimes dangerous to express spiritual matters in a direct way. As a result, I'm inclined to see the "Anti-Christ" as anything that opposes the "Christ" (which, after all, is a title conferred on one who is enlightened rather than the name of a person). For example, I see "the second coming of Christ" as the dawning of my own enlightenment, and the Anti-Christ as my own ego which is in contention for my consciousness.

John

Katy said...

One of the may effects of these posts is they activate so many synapses, long-forgotten stories, related tendrils which
after many moons of benefitting from the amazing array of comments from others here, one steps up with a small offering for the bouquet.
(thanks)

There is a very short and true story here,

https://truestoriesofamidwestyankee.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/to-the-woman-behind-me-in-line-at-the-grocery-store/

with a picture of the receipt, that will bring about an enlargement of your heart, i promise. This story ^^^^^^^ ,
combined with the following, might address the uneasiness of encountering a very Rich, $tout, and Ever-partying Jesus.

[(I wish I could remember where to find) A story once was related to me of a couple folks from a church or organization of some sort who were to take some groceries and warm clothes to a destitute woman in a tiny house on the edge of town. When they arrived, they found she had almost nothing in her bare abode. Yet....she was simply beautiful in her peace and joy. Spiritual shekina glowed about her. How happy she was! But oh how she thanked them for the goods. After a brief visit, she said again how delighted she was they had given her these goods, and she was set to straightaway leave to distribute them to the poor!]

Clearly her heart, love, was elsewhere than the material world.
How can it be otherwise with one who is indeed a spiritual teacher?
By golly, a fat priest better have a glandular problem.....
...





In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”

And He Sat Down Opposite The Treasury, And Began Observing How The People Were Putting Money Into The Treasury; And Many Rich People Were Putting In Large Sums. A Poor Widow Came And Put In Two Small Copper Coins, Which Amount To A Cent. Calling His Disciples To Him, He Said To Them, “Truly I Say To You, This Poor Widow Put In More Than All The Contributors To The Treasury; For They All Put In Out Of Their Surplus, But She, Out Of Her Poverty, Put In All She Owned, All She Had To Live On.”

Karen Norman said...

I have drawn the same conclusion about the Dali Lama as you Vis.


Dear John,

Very interesting perspective, but since the ROMAN Catholic Church has completely bastardised the teachings of Christ and used the RCC religion to wage Holy? wars I would have to say that the RCC/Pope is the Antichrist. No intended offence to Catholics, but I can't help wondering if anyone is upset by the above statement whether they have actually taken the time to read their Bible.

Just a thought John but maybe the RCC could be the macrocosmic representation of the Antichrist, while the ego could be deemed as the microscopic. Definitely worth consideration :o).

Cheers Kazz

Ray B. said...

BCii, I wanted to thank you for the link to the Michael Tsarion interview that you suggested a while back. It is really information-dense and exciting. Now, I have to go out and buy/download his book. (grin) Highly recommended for deep-history folks to listen to this interview...

---

Vis, I have a soft spot for Buddhism. Strangely, although I have several books on Buddhism, it is enough to just have them around. I feel no draw to read them. Perhaps a completion in past lives. I have sat through traditional ceremonies when various Lamas came through town. (Interesting happenings during...)

I visited Dharamshala when I was traipsing around India. Good vibes.

Even with all the above, I have felt no 'pull' to listen to the current Dalai Lama. Once, he was just a couple of hours away in a neighboring city. When I asked inside whether to go to see him, I got a 'no'. So, I'll leave it at that.

On a different but related subject, I checked into several "excused for their excesses" holy men, some years back. It seems to me like an unusual thing is going-on there. For the ones having lived in rural locations, it is like they have no 'armoring' against certain energies. When they move into a 'city bubble' of mass consciousness, they almost become an unconscious 'channel' for denser energies. A kind of 'infiltration' which seems-like flowing through them, rather than a conscious choosing. Perhaps due to unfamiliarity with their lower chakras? Interesting. (This assumes, of course, that they are not being consciously 'messed with' by certain forces.)

By the way, I would add Tesla to your observations about Mozart and Van Gogh. He died almost a pauper; a 'kept man' in his little apartment in NYC. TPTB starved him of funds (Tesla was naive in this regard) and shut down the second half of his life. In a sane world, he would have been given unlimited funding and told to run with it...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Ray B. said...

Katy, thank you for the "very short and true story." Touching...

I worked for four years at different 'helping' organizations, post 2008. I have seen what the banksters did to our economy, down at the individual level. Grrr. That said, I have also seen what other individuals have done - out of the goodness of their hearts - for those in need, whether from within those organizations or out in the waiting rooms. That part was a blessing to see...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Visible said...

Oh... there is a large and varied list and many of them had their problems courtesy of The Tribe, like Jack Kerouac (of course he had problems of his own as well). Yes... the list is large in that regard but no excuse for not living through it and doing the best you can. Eventually it pays off whether you are here or not and it certainly pays off elsewhere. The material plane is one of the least enjoyable environment when it comes to nearly anything; not to say one can't have fun here.

Anonymous said...

"Oh I've got something inside me, not what my life's about "..."There's a wild man wizard , he's hiding in me! Illuminating my mind!" Go Harry, go!!!! Of all the songs I can't get out of my head... This one is my favorite!!! Tryin' to tell me somethin'....????? 😊😊😊

I can write a thank you.... Yup... Writing and feeling are most certainly 2 different things now aren't they.😊

Oh............. So much now I can't even say... Except THANK YOU!!!!!! 😊😊😊😊😊😊😀😀

Anonymous said...

Can you take off from me all manner. Maybe we make deal?

Anonymous said...

Here in Texas...we had some redbirds build a nest on a hanging basket on our patio. We got to watch the little ones fly and leave the nest. Amazing.
I don't know, but I go easy on the Dalai Lama and the Pope. I think they are good men, but only men, prone to error. Like me.

Los Ojos

The eye
of the hurricane
is very much like
the opening
of your vagina.
Among the nations
and the sky
and me
and the guys
it's well understood.
The "pointe vierge"
where
heaven and earth
touch.
"...the gate of heaven is everywhere"
says Thomas Merton.

-the beggar, who does not refuse alms.




Visible said...

By their works ye shall know them.

sosolobi said...

What truly bothers me is the Rock Star status of the Dalai Lama. He came to Amsterdam for a 3 day Fest in one of the largest congress centers. If I remember well 3 sessions/per day. Cost: €150 per session! That was truly perplexing. You can only attend if you have the money... It's a Circus that travels around the world. With the Lama as super clown. Big Business.
But the Dalai Lama is not the only one.
Spirituality has turned into another way of reaking in big bucks.
It's like a spiritual amusement park. 5 day retreat with master X in Hawaii. 3500$ EXCLUSIVE your flight, food and accommodation.
Spiritual Cruises. Retreats in the Amazon, Mexico, Barbados. Not one on the Arctic though. That really would ask for your close attention and speed up the learning process...

More and more self-acclaimed enlightened ones (mostly Western Guys) who experienced 10 seconds of insight, start teaching how to rise our vibrations and become enlightened too...
The teachers are popping out real fast... like pimples on a teen's face.

I can start a movement today and teach people to become enlightened just by sticking their right thumb up their left nose and their left thumb up their right. Keep your mouth closed as long as possible and feel the RUSH!
I can become a millionaire overnight.

Ego-enlightenment is spreading like a disease.
So, Beware!
Free tip: You are your own guru. :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,

My thought is that “the first coming of Christ” (in the “Christian” faith anyhow) was exemplified by Jesus of Nazareth. Perhaps his enlightenment occurred during his forty days and nights in the wilderness, where he was variously tempted to follow worldly pursuits, such as becoming a farmer/miller/baker (turning soil [stones] into wheat, then into bread). Instead he chose spirituality and became the Christ. Surely this allegory is meant to apply to us individually. The “wilderness” is where most of us are, right now. Wandering in a desert of our own making, we are tempted to do anything but seek to see the face of God within.

If that’s right, then the “second coming of Christ” would be our own individual enlightenment. It seems to me that this bit in the Old Testament is a description of our collective time in the wilderness and of the second coming: “For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.” (If it weren’t an aria in “Messiah,” I wonder how many would have ever heard it?)

Then the “Antichrist” would be anything or anyone preventing one’s own enlightenment, and would naturally be different for different individuals. And I’m inclined to agree with you, that with deep irony, the “Christian” Church generally tends to be the Antichrist. (Some variations, such as the Amish and the Friends, for example, would be in a different category, though, right?)

John

Anonymous said...

One should ask the question, what has the Dalai Lama every done for the people of India who took him in when the coward fled Tibet.

Anonymous said...

Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.48

saha-jaḿ karma kaunteya
sa-doṣam api na tyajet
sarvārambhā hi doṣeṇa
dhūmenāgnir ivāvṛtāḥ

TRANSLATION

Every endeavor is covered by some fault, just as fire is covered by smoke. Therefore one should not give up the work born of his nature, O son of Kuntī, even if such work is full of fault.

Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.48

Anonymous said...

LOOK OVER THERE....

is America a SPASTIC COLON...

& Hillary Clinton a colostomy bag...

let's ask Tamara Keith @ NPR

better yet,

try to find the testimony of
Red Beckman in Federal Court in Ft. Worth in 1983
back when "They" were butchering Gordon Kahl ...
"Calling Gordon Kahl...Calling Gordon Kahl"

Gordon ...please call Beth Ann and tell her about the
Money Changers & Pharisees...!

inside you're ALL RIGHT, Senor Visible
and that's ALL RIGHT by me...Jesus I sure wish more
men would find the testicular fortitude to confront the
RABID TRUTH of the Liars & Mass Murderers who FREAKING
print the currency....which curiously is not "Money",

and OWN the Media {The Official Lie Factory}....
and operate a SODOMITE {LBGT} crack house called Congress
and a "Jewish" State of Gog & Magog "Proselytes" to
Talmudic Judaism...a Hate the Truth so-called "Religion"

https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/michael-douglas-takes-up-the-cause-for-a-more-inclusive-judaism/

sincerely

Davy

North Cascadian said...

The talk about Mozart made me flash on an older interview from Red Ice Creations. Even Mozart must be questioned! http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2009/03mar/RICR-090329.php

Thomas said...

Hey Vis;

I am happy to read that things are alright for you. May it continue in the same vein, or become better.

I'd pick you over the Dalai Lama any day. I heard that he once went to a mental ward and simply said "oh no, this is too much for me to handle. Praise those who work in these places". That doesn't sound right to me. I don't know how many times I stood with crying women in my arms last time I rounded that particular point of reference, to the great irritation of those tasked to help them (as if materialists could solve spiritual problems...). One would expect a spiritual leader to be able to handle the mostly minor demons of the mentally "ill", no? But also, I've read that he has a really strict daily spiritual routine, getting up around 3 in the night and then meditating for 3 hours and getting 1 hour of exercise. And many people are inspired by his example. But inspired to what might be a good question in that regard. I think Tolle might be a realized soul, but his image is repulsive to me, and the points you mention stink to High Heaven. He does say things that agree with other spiritual texts, and he does claim that it is Self-Experienced. However, there are so many important points, consciously evil, discarnate entities being the prime one, that I haven't seen him mention. How come?

well, what do I know? I'm just trying to be a pawn of God, and find, like you, the careful approach to be the best, in most cases. Both things and people break easily. I am seriously doubting if there is such a thing as free will after all. It all does seem pre-planned. But also, there is the experience of free will. Praise God! How much He/She must love us to make it like that!

We have internet at the den now, but I don't know how much time I have to stay up to date with your wonderful writings. Let me just say that I love you, am grateful to you, and hope that all the Blessings you can handle will find their way to you.

Please be well.

The 3rd Elf said...

Here is Visible's Sunday radio show

Ursala Harris said...

Aloha!

When I read this I knew for a certainty that we are kindred spirits and it put a smile on my face in wonder:

Vis: It bothers me that I so often wind up in an unpopular position on so many issues. I'm not a confrontational person and don't want to be. I like to get along or else I get on. I've never really found a home in this world. There's too much here that grates against what I would prefer. "

I haven't finished reading this post but wanted to stop and tell you that. By the way, the dalai lama's smile(among other things) has always bothered me too, for good reasons.

Hey, if people get mad because you know a fake fakir when you see one, that's their problem. To quote Billy Joel, 'don't go changing.'

Ursala

David Fiske said...

I read that the Dalai Lama's doctors put him on meat as he wasn't doing well on a vegetarian diet. We all have differing needs. Personally I like him.

Anonymous said...

I hear opium is good for a touchy stomach..
Doctors orders!

Anonymous said...

'George Bush he very good man - good friend of me' Dali Lama (lot of trolls or morons posting here of late)

Visible said...

Yeah, an only some of them are getting through. It is all contrived.

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

The Ineluctable March of Karma and Global Transiting.

Karen Norman said...

Dear John,

The Amish appear to be genuinely living in accordance with the Divine. I am not anti technology, but I do believe new technology must be evolved in such a way as to benefit all of humanity, and not just the handful, so it must be applied from a holistic perspective. It must also be environmentally sustainable. Anything that harms nature unnecessarily is destructive, and therefore not advantageous to us, because we and our environment are one.

I agree about the second coming being an internal experience, at least that appears to be what I feel is happening personally. Time will tell. I was warned off entering the Vatican city by a very persistent voice from within, or should I say bellow, because it was yelled at me in a very desperate way.

Cheers Kazz

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

Reflections on the Passing of Brother Est.

Anonymous said...

via Homer..

“Meat eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit and will not permit…” (Lord Buddha, Lanka vatara Sutra) 1

Dalai baloney