is not the moon - & indeed the finger that
Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet,
nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even
in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in
dewdrops on the grass, or even in one drop of water.
As I fell awake to the smell of lavender - due to the brightness of the
doubt be enjoying the experience - my awakening reminded me of of
Philip Toshio Sudo's ZEN moon in his delightful little book ZEN 24/7 all zen all the time - & in turn Gautama Buddha's words - as long as
my vision was not fully clear ... regarding the four enobling truths,
I did not claim to have realised authentic awakening ...
Overcoming the Law of ATTrACTION which we know as gravity can be seen from multiple perspectives. When the moon spun off from the earth - following the cataclysmic collision with earth of other matter - it was its influence of gravity which no doubt caused the 'churning-up' of the oceans which in some way influenced the evolution of LIFE on earth. As the moon moved away its influence of gravity on the earth was reduced to the point where LIFE could be sustained - but now, as always, as part of the ONE, it continues - in association with our sun, the galactic force of our own milky way, the intergalactic forces of our universe and the galactica.net internetwork of intergalactic networks - to influence LIFE moment by moment. The moon's gravitational pull is such that the lunar module only needed a 6000+ bhp engine for it to spring back into an orbit of the moon - and although the force of a Titan or shuttle launcher is now needed to spring into an orbit of the earth - a propane burner and a hot air balloon is all that is needed for us to enjoy that unique montgolfier experience of "floating on the wind" and being able to hear ALL that is spoken by those 'fixed' to the ground beneath - a truly moment by moment experience of LIFE - as GOD intended it to be ...
as also will the coming total lunar eclipse
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