THIRTY MINUTES TO ENLIGHTENMENT
THE FOLLOWING ZEN ENCOUNTER HAS BEEN WRITTEN TO ENLIGHTEN YOU TO THE CAUSE OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT AND WILL EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN ELIMINATE THAT CAUSE FROM THE MIND.
(1) THE TAO
(3) ENLIGHTENMENT AND SATORI
(5) THE CAUSE OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT
(6) THE EGO AND SUPER-EGO
(7) SENSUAL PERCEPTION
(8) LOVE AND HATE
(9) THE CENTERED MIND
(10) FREEDOM FROM DESIRE
(11) THE BOOK OF GENESIS
(12) THE CHRIST SPIRIT WITHIN
(13) THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
(14) THE AQUARIAN AGE AND THE BIBLICAL MILLENNIUM
(17) IN CONCLUSION
THE CHINESE WORD TAO IS USED IN AN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY BY NAME THAT NAMELESS ENERGY-SUBSTANCE WE CALL PHYSICAL AND NON-PHYSICAL REALITY IN ALL OF ITS MANIFESTATIONS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN.
THAT WHICH WE CALL THE TAO EXISTS WITH OR WITHOUT OUR EXPERIENTIAL PERCEPTION, AFFIRMATION OR NEGATION OF IT AND EXISTS ASIDE FROM ANY CONCEPTUAL VOCABULARY DESCRIBING IT. SEPARATED MENTALLY FROM IT, WE CALL IT THE TAO, EDEN OR REALITY. REUNITED WITH IT, THERE IS NO NEED.
THE WAY TO BEING PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ONE WITH THE TAO CAN BE KNOWN AND STATED. THE TAO ITSELF CAN ONLY BE EXPERIENCED.
THE WAY FOR THE MIND TO BE ONCE AGAIN AT ONE WITH THE TAO IS NOT DIFFICULT. ONLY OUR LACK OF DESIRE FOR THE TRUTH CONCERNING THE CAUSE OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT AND HOW TO ELIMINATE THAT CAUSE FROM THE MIND, KEEPS US FROM IT.
THOSE WHO KNOW THE WAY, POINT DIRECTLY TO THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER AND DO SO NAMELESSLY.
IT MUST FIRST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT ZEN IS A MEANS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION AND NOT A RELIGION. ZEN IS THE TEACHING THAT IDENTIFIES AND ELIMINATES THE "GATELESS" GATES THAT PSYCHOLOGICALLY EXIST BETWEEN THE SCHIZOPHRENIC, CULTURAL-EXISTENTIAL MIND, AND A STATE OF MIND AT ONE WITH THE TAO, CALLED NIRVANA.
ZEN DOES NOT REPRESENT NIRVANA, NOR THE TAO, BUT REPRESENTS THE MEANS TO BE AT ONE WITH THOSE ENDS. ZEN IS THE METHOD OF TRAVEL, NIRVANA THE DESTINATION.
ZEN CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS. THEY ARE "ENLIGHTENMENT" AND "SATORI", ENLIGHTENMENT BEING THE NECESSARY INGREDIENT FOR THE REALIZATION OF SATORI. IF THERE IS NO ENLIGHTENMENT, THERE CAN BE NO SATORI AND CONSEQUENTLY NO NIRVANA.
ENLIGHTENMENT AND SATORI
THE WORD "ENLIGHTENMENT", AS USED IN THIS TEXT, IS TO KNOW OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT, TO KNOW ITS CAUSE, AND HOW TO ELIMINATE THAT CAUSE FROM THE MIND.
THE WORD "SATORI, AS USED, IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF THIS ENLIGHTENMENT AND IS OUR AFFIRMATIVE COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE FROM THE MIND, THE CAUSE OF CONFUSION, CONFLICT AND INSANITY, ONCE KNOWN, AND THE RELATIVE TIME NECESSARY TO DO SO.
IF THE REASON FOR COMMITTING OURSELVES TO ELIMINATING THE CAUSE OF SUFFERING FROM THE MIND IS OUT OF COMPASSION FOR OUR OWN SUFFERING OR FOR OUR OWN GAINS, WE WILL EXPERIENCE A PSEUDO-SATORI, WHICH IS PRETENTIOUS AND NO SATORI AT ALL. IF THE REASON FOR OUR COMMITMENT IS OUT OF COMPASSION FOR ALL SUFFERING, OF WHICH OUR OWN SUFFERING IS BUT A PART, AND FOR NO PERSONAL GAINS, OUR SATORI IS.
"ELIMINATING THE CAUSE OF SUFFERING AND CONFLICT FROM THE MIND" IS ACCOMPLISHED THE SAME WAY WE WOULD ELIMINATE ANY UNWANTED HABITUAL ACTIVITY. WHEN THE HABITUAL RESPONSE OCCURS, WE MUST DISCIPLINE OURSELVES TO CORRECT THAT RESPONSE EACH TIME IT HAPPENS. IN TIME THERE WILL BE NO HABIT TO CORRECT.
IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD BY ALL INVOLVED IN ZEN, THAT SATORI IS A PRIVATE, PERSONAL MATTER AND MUST REMAIN SO. SATORI MUST NEVER BE BRAGGED ABOUT OR DEMANDED OF OTHERS. YOUR SATORI, OR LACK OF IT, IS NO ONES BUSINESS.
NIRVANA IS A STATE OF MIND FREE OF THE CAUSES OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT, IT IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND SATORI, AND IS
MIND AT ONE WITH THE TAO. NIRVANA IS MIND UNENCUMBERED BY EVALUATION, COMPARISON AND DISCRIMINATION. IT IS A MIND PEACEFULLY AT ONE WITH ALL THINGS. THIS NON-JUDGEMENTAL MIND IS ONE OF SENSUAL EXPERIENCE OF, AND SPONTANEOUS PARTICIPATION IN THE TAO.
THE CAUSE OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT
THE CAUSE OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT IS OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ILLUSIONS WE CALL VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS. VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS DO NOT EXIST OUTSIDE OF OUR CULTURAL-EXISTENTIAL MINDS. THEY DO NOT EXIST IN REALITY AND ARE THEREFORE A FIGMENT OF OUR CULTURALLY AND EXISTENTIALLY INDOCTRINATED IMAGINATION. WE BELIEVE OR THINK VALUES EXIST WHEN IN FACT THEY DO NOT. THIS DESCRIBES THE SCHIZOPHRENIC MIND. THE SCHIZOPHRENIC MIND IS SEPARATED FROM REALITY AND CENTERED IN UNREALITY OR WHAT PSYCHOLOGISTS CALL FANTASY, BELIEVING THIS FANTASY TO BE REAL. CULTURAL/EXISTENTIAL HUMANITY EXISTS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF ILLUSIONARY VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS AND IS THEREFORE ABSOLUTELY SCHIZOPHRENIC.
WE ARE EITHER AFFIRMATIVELY COMMITTED TO THE EXISTENCE OF VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS OR WE ARE NOT. IF WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE EXISTENCE OF VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS, WE ARE SCHIZOPHRENIC AND CONSEQUENTLY INSANE. IF WE ARE NOT COMMITTED TO VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS, THEN CONFUSION, CONFLICT AND INSANITY ARE NOT A PART OF OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL NATURE. THE TERM INSANE IS USED TO DESCRIBE THE PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIONS OF THE SCHIZOPHRENIC PERSONALITY.
THERE CAN BE NO CONFLICT WITHOUT THE VALUES OF RIGHT OR WRONG BEING OFFENDED OR DEFENDED. THERE CAN BE NO GUILT OR REPRESSION WITHOUT THE VALUES OF RIGHT OR WRONG, GOOD OR BAD HAVING BEEN APPLIED.
THERE CAN BE NO PSYCHOLOGICAL NEUROSIS OR PSYCHOSIS WITHOUT THE FEARS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OR GAIN OF THAT VALUED.
THERE CAN BE NO ANXIETY WITHOUT THE ANTICIPATION OR EXPECTATION CONCERNING FUTURE UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT SUCCESS OR FAILURE. THERE CAN BE NO FRUSTRATION WITHOUT A DESIRED GOAL BEING THWARTED.
THE ILLUSIONARY CONCEPTS OF VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS EXIST SO THAT WE MAY JUDGE, SEPARATE AND DIVIDE, AND THEN PIT THE ONE SIDE AGAINST THE OTHER. THIS ENABLES THE PERSONS INVOLVED TO FEEL EITHER SUPERIOR OR INFERIOR AS THE CASE MAY BE. THIS IS THE UNDERLYING MOTIVATION FOR ALL CULTURAL-EXISTENTIAL ACTIVITY.
DUE TO THE DIVISIVE AND CONFLICTING NATURE OF DUALITY, CULTURAL/EXISTENTIA; HUMANITY CAN BE DESCRIBED AS BEING NOT ONLY SOCIOPATHIC (ANTI-SOCIAL) IN ITS ATTITUDE AND RESPONSE TO HUMANKIND, BUT ALSO PSYCHOPATHIC (AGGRESSIVELY ANTI-SOCIAL) MUCH OF THAT TIME.
SINCE CONFUSION, CONFLICT AND INSANITY ARE THE CONSEQUENCE OF OUR COMMITMENT TO VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS, AND PEACE EXISTS WHEN THERE IS NO CONFUSION, CONFLICT OR INSANITY PRESENT, IT CAN BE CONCLUDED
THAT PEACE IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING NO VALUES, NO MORALS AND NO ETHICS.
IF VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS ARE THE DIRECT CAUSE OF ALL HUMAN SUFFERING AND CONFLICT AND DO NOT EXIST IN THE TAO/EDEN/REALITY, AND IF PEACE AND SANITY ARE TO BE REALIZED, WE MUST REFUSE TO TAKE PART IN THEIR USE.
THE EGO AND SUPER-EGO
THE EGO IS DEFINED AS A PRIMARY STATE OF MIND, AT ONE WITH REALITY, HAVING NO CONSCIENCE AND IS CONSCIOUSLY AWARE OF "I AM" AND "IT IS".
THE "SUPER-EGO" IS A SECONDARY STATE OF MIND, NOT EXISTING AT BIRTH, BUT ORIGINATING AT THE MOMENT OF OUR AFFIRMATIVE COMMITMENT TO VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS AND ONLY THEN AFTER INTENSIVE CULTURAL/EXISTENTIAL INDOCTRINATION, CREATES EGO CONSCIENCE, AND IS MIND SELF-CONSCIOUSLY AWARE OF "I AM MORE OR LESS THAN" AND "IT IS MORE OR LESS THAN".
THE "EGO" PERCEIVES REALITY AS IT IS. THE SUPER-EGO PLACES VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS ON THAT PERCEPTION.
THE "SUPER-EGO" IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL JUDGE, JURY AND KEEPER OF PRISON OF THE CULTURAL/EXISTENTIAL MIND.
THE CULTURAL MIND AND THE EXISTENTIAL MIND ARE BOTH ROOTED IN SUPER-EGO FUNCTION, STATED BY THEIR VALUES, MORALS AND ETHICS. THE DIFFERENCE BEING, THE CULTURAL MIND SPEAKS OF "OUR" VALUES AND THE EXISTENTIAL MIND SPEAKS OF "MY" VALUES.
THE POST CULTURAL/EXISTENTIAL, REALITY CENTERED MIND SPEAKS OF "NO" VALUES.
ZEN, AS REPRESENTED BY ENLIGHTENMENT AND SATORI, IS IN DIRECT OPPOSITION OF THE FASCISTIC/DICTATORIAL CONTROL THE SUPER-EGO HAS OVER THE MIND OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND OVER THE CULTURAL PATTERN.
ZEN, AS PRESENTED, IS THE MORTAL ENEMY OF THE CULTURAL/EXISTENTIAL SUPER-EGO.
ZEN, IS THE MORTAL ENEMY OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, ORGANIZATION OR RELIGION COMMITTED TO THE ILLUSION THAT IS VALUES, MORALS OR ETHICS.
Definitely TL;DR, but you won't regret reading it if you do. Promise.
why is it in all caps.....
I found it like that.
I don't know who wrote it, by I found it here with a bunch of other miscellaneous zen text files. You need winzip to read them.
So, is hate inherantly loving?
Is black inherantly white?
To be able to love someone or something, you'd have to place it somewhere on the spectrum of "I love" and "I hate". Before you go arguing that you love everything because everything is one, I feel like I should remind you that if we felt nothing but love then there would be no love.
lol, is it possible to see the foreground without any background?
I find the whole write up very agreeable.
What do you think about that?
 now that you dont have a bubble of mod power to shield yourself ... i'm looking forward to intellectually fuck ... you.
 of course it is you gott damned retarded old fuck ... that's exactly what it saud right there.
well ... if in absolute darkness, black and white is all black ... and in absolute brightness all balck and white are both white ...
then yes ... black is inherent;y white and white is inherently black.
I don't particularly care though.
The arguments in it seem to be what was already covered in the text itself. Things like "if you don't have values, then why value zen?" was already in there, where it said that zen should be pursued paradoxically without being valued.
As for saying you can't call something fascistic or dictatorial if you have no values, well that's not true. The definitions of these words still exist, and so they can still be used by a nihilist. It is only because they have negative connonations that they're seen as being valued above or below something.
About calling the recognition of good and evil an evil thing it itself, that wasn't really stated, just implied. The author is saying that it's a contradiction to support morals and ethics if morals and ethics are the direct cause of the conflict between "good" and "evil". This is also one aspect of Taoist philosophy.
Did you write that rebuttal? 'Cause it sounds more like Greyfox or ate to be honest.
No, and I do still agree with the one you posted, but I find that these two text files work together, even though each is biased in it's own way. It does seem like some nerd just decided to 'correct' the original file, though.
I found this one in the same zip file that contained the one you originally posted, after downloading it for myself.
I haven't been able to connect to zoklet for some time now, and I haven't been able to figure out how to change that. Does ate even post there anymore?
You can't go back once you've eaten the fruit. Cultural practices and ideologies based on a monist world picture can be integrated into a pluralist reality, but I don't think you can do it completely.
See, all this won;t happen if we made IQ tests mandatory.
seriously though, imo, this shit is not possible unless you have divine intervention. i am unsure if humans can rise from a lower state of consciousness and existence to a higher plane without a gift. reaching nirvana seems to be like pulling one's self up by one's own bootstraps: impossible.
No no no, you have it sort of backwards, or inside out, or something like that.
There is no 'higher self' or 'lower self'. You are the so-called "higher self", or reality itself, the whole picture, the whole happening. The "self" is just an illusion, just a game. There is no self to be pulled up. There is no ladder to climb, there is no self to climb it. You are already there, just drop the 'you' part. Once you realize it's only a sort of illusion, it ceases to be any sort of problem.
Watch the video I posted.
If you can't maintain your attention span long enough to read through a few paragraphs, then the write-up probably wouldn't benefit you much anyway.
I'm going to troll people by pretending I'm an esoteric fundamentalist Christian with ridiculous beliefs because it's both original and funny.
Im just saying all this new age zen greyfox sounding stuff is bullshit.
That didnt even make sense.:facepalm:
I lol'd hard at this witty reply