Sunday Matinee: A Sufi Meditation w/ Irina Tweedie

‘I want God,’ I heard myself saying, ‘But not the Christian idea of an anthropomorphic deity. I want the Rootless Root, the Causeless Cause of the Upanishads.’ – Irina Tweedie

Hello friends,

It’s been a while since we last spoke but if some of you are still out there, my sincerest hope is that kindness has been the benediction of the year thus far. For my fellow Argonauts who’ve embarked on the pilgrimage to no land, let naught trouble thee as “years” are merely perturbations that disturb the tranquility of the inner iridescence.  The wisdom traditions say that thou art outside the bondage of time and space.  For you I merely offer a reminder – seek to find as there’s no answer without a knock.  The wise ones teach that satchitananda is available to he who develops the discriminatory faculty by which the subtle is distilled from the gross.

As for your friendly rebel without a clue, I’ve voyaged to the land from whence I came to reconnect with the aspect of myself long shrouded by the obscuration colloquially referenced as “I.” The “I” thought is  somewhat slippery to source, but with patience and persistence one subdues the servant of the Self.

They say that when a man embarks upon a quest to find himself he ends up finding a whole lot more than he bargained for. Somewhat paradoxically though, this strong desire for self-gnosis has led to a complete relaxation of self-purpose and a willingness to serve the Grand Pattern of Universal Procedure. Though therefore unable to entirely verify the veracity of this principle of vivification, a certain completeness has gradually made itself known to me over the past few months. That being said, the Supreme Schematics have seen to it that certain great teachers continue to cross my path to grant the supplications of the innermost cavern of my heart.

Irina Tweedie is one such teacher and I was pleasantly surprised to find this video on YouTube. Irina is of the Naqshbandiyya- Mujadiddiya Sufi Order and I share this today hoping that she serves as a key-maker to any persistently locked doors on your quest. Though we must continue our childish play beguiled by Maya, it’s often good to remember that the very light that glistens in the eyes of children can be seen radiating from star to star.

One love,

HJ

P.S. All five parts of this video should sequentially follow. Enjoy!

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Sunday Matinee: Eros and the Eschaton

Seekers of the Shew Stone,

Hope all’s well in your own little Hattervilles on this sublime Sunday.  Watching the American political process in action always remindS me that while I’ve often seen a cat without a grin, only in the home of the 64 oz soda will I see a grin without a cat.  At least one thing was clarified further last week – contraction of the social programs relied upon by the most vulnerable shall continue, and the WASP power structure shall also continue to fund its military industrial complex of conformity by cannon. Always open to ideas of how to convince Americans that a robust public education system and Medicare for all are better investments than winged weapons of death btw.

Whatever happened to doing unto the least of my brethren? Lol I guess the historical record of the Imperialist Reformation is better reconciled with In Hoc Signo Vinces.

I know that communication is the sine qua non of society, but my mistrust of words has seemingly been becoming more pronounced in recent weeks.  Somehow partners, a preference for prolonged periods of the pre-planning phase of prose production has been posited as positive.  But, since such personal peccadilloes plague not plenty, here’s master wordsmith McKenna waxin poetic as a form of compensatory damages.  I guess it’s my homage to irony.  Grab a pineapple express pizza and enjoy Terence’s assault on the fragmented religion of science.

One love,

HJ

P.S. My fellow seekers of the a priori reality will definitely dig this one.

Sunday Matinee: Awaken To The Eternal w/ N. Maharaj

The seeker is he who is in search of himself.

Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not.

Struggle to find out what you are in reality.

To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not.

Discover all that you are not — body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or that — nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you.

The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.

The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realize that you are the limitless being.

– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Namaste Vagabonds, Vandals, and Viceroys!

I thought you guys would enjoy this if the consumption of gross utility became a tad unsatisfying, or if you just felt like enjoying all the seed bearing plants and herbs on this brisk Sunday morn. As usual, when sharing any system of understanding, it seems important to re-emphasize the prime directive, “Believe nothing, merely entertain ideas.” Absent the state of realization articulated by Nisargadatta that moves beyond the tendencies of the mind, I think it necessary to embrace the skeptical faculty, especially when engaged in pursuits of this nature.  Failure to do so often leads to losing sight of our individual necessities and obstacles.

Historically, a criteria for salvation has been the reduction of individuality to some replicated unit of repeatability with a predilection for production by promises of an objective paradisaical promise-land. But here’s the view from the Hyd3 side amigos. If you used the word “car” and I used the word “car” it’s highly unlikely that we would both conjure a 1989 GNX with a 3.8L intercooled turbo. (If you did btw, love the taste in automobiles!). The closest meeting of the minds we could achieve in the absence of additional details would be a motorized chariot of sorts for commuting from one place to another.  If we can’t agree on what constitutes a “car,”, what chance do we have on achieving consensus for abstractions like “heaven,” or “God?” Maharaj aims to take the seeker beyond these limited classifications of the mind, and therefore of language, by inquiry into what constitutes one’s individual essence.

Always love any cogitations you may wish to share and just in case you’re interested, here’s a link to an online version of Nisargadatta Maharaj’s tome, I Am That. Link here.

One love,

HJ

Sunday Matinee: The Nature of the Mind Part 1

Whaddup you old rogues?!

I’ve got a real banger for you today. This is the first of a four part discourse between David Bohm, Jiddu Krishnamurti, John Hidley and Rupert Sheldrake.   A rather eclectic dialogue, the topics addressed include abstract considerations like the self, religion, infirmity of the mind and the etiology of problems confronting the world of men. With these heavyweights on the case however, I respectfully request radio silence.  Today is training of will with the Jedi High Council. Enjoy!

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Jedi High Council

One love,

HJ

P.S. For a playlist containing all four segments click here.

Sunday Matinee: Kundalini – Reflections of the Inner Light

One’s-Self I sing, a simple separate person,

Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse.

Of physiology from top to toe I sing,

Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse, I say the Form complete is worthier far,

The Female equally with the Male I sing.

Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,

Cheerful, for freest action form’d under the laws divine,

The Modern Man I sing.

—Walt Whitman

Various schools of ancient philosophy and insight were centered around unlocking the vast mysteries residing within the heavenly temple of the human body. Through gaining an understanding of himself, man sought to interpenetrate the mysteries underlying the music of the spheres. Over the centuries, Eastern philosophies have probed these mysteries at great depth and seem to share a common recognition of a super sensory energy system that resides within the human body.  The beauty of modernity however, lies in our ability to filter these ancient philosophies through the lens of inquiry to pierce through the mendacity that inevitably accrues with the passage of time.

I think this is a well done presentation introducing the pre-Vedic concept of Kundalini to the Western mind.  Kundalini represents the all-powerful cosmic creative energy that unifies both the physical and spiritual aspects of our existence and can be described as a mystical experience of self-realization.  I’m not in a position to speak with authority on this subject amigos, but instead share this to open further avenues of exploration for the curious among you. Enjoy!

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

One love,

HJ

Sunday Matinee: The Taoist Way with Alan Watts

Butchers, Bakers, Candlestick Makers, and my old rogues,

I have learned much in my life from the teachings of Alan Watts. Here’s a wonderful lecture he did on the Taoist way for your enjoyment today. The philosophy of the Tao is a fundamental aspect of my own reality tunnel and it lends itself well to an even-keeled temperament. This does not mean that the Universe can’t pitch a curve ball every now and again that knocks your freakin’ socks off.  ;)

But I digress. Is Taoism truth you ask? How about some good ole’ Gibran wisdom -The bird of truth does indeed unfurl its wings in Taoist philosophy but it still does not take flight. It has served me as a masterful methodology to approaching life however and also, to processing data received from self-observation.

A life of higher egoic reflectivity eventually reorients the soul to its Divine origins. Walking this path of relentless self observation also leads to a life of teaching by example versus exposition of precept. The little dilemma that arises however is that only by suffering through exposition of precept does one develop the skillset necessary to perform relentless self observation. Lol  Go figure!

Would you expect any less in a universe where the increasing complexity of life dances with the 2nd law of thermodynamics? But enough rambling from me, I’ll let the venerable Mr. Watts do the exposition today. Enjoy amigos!

One love,

HJ

P.S. 2nd Law of Thermodynamics just states that the entropy of any system approaches positive infinity or disorder is always increasing. Seems to be contrary to the move towards more organization that drives evolution.

Sunday Matinee: Reflections on Oneness with Peter Russell

Ropes over the abyss,

I thought I’d give my dawgz a real mad izm sparker today.  I think it’s time for an update of our operational definitions. The overman’s concept of infinite is no longer locked in a dialectic with an antithetical rebel for the soul of mankind. Coincidencia oppositorum – it’s time to reconcile the duality amigos. I shared a lecture of Russell’s some time back. If your itchin to spend one of the nine, click here. You know what they say about curiosity folks.  But hey, rockin the old reality tunnel is never a bad thing. Enjoy!

It is a secret which every intellectual man quickly learns, that, beyond the energy of his possessed and conscious intellect, he is capable of a new energy (as of an intellect doubled on itself), by abandonment to the nature of things; that, beside his privacy of power as an individual man, there is a great public power, on which he can draw, by unlocking, at all risks, his human doors, and suffering the ethereal tides to roll and circulate through him: then is he caught up into the life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his thought is law, and his words are universally intelligible as the plants and animals.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

One love,

HJ

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