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Dustin LindenSmith

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ah, the blasphemy

So blue is the ocean,
Infinite is the mind.
So bright are the heavens,
Luminous is the mind.

Expanse of heaven
Meets with deep blue ocean.
Union at horizon
Takes me beyond breath.

Heaven is bullshit.
And hell the religion of fear.
Man needs no God
Freedom is innate.

-- Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, July 13, 1997
There's a common theme here amongst the entries I've been writing and posting lately (and perhaps always). It's that there's nothing to do or say -- we are innately perfect as we are. Accepting that fact is enlightenment. We can even repeat it as a mantra if we want to [i am perfect as i am], until a certain understanding and acceptance of this fact sinks in, giving way to a nameless sort of peace that informs and inspires all of our thoughts, speech and actions.

[Eventually, the words "perfect as" may fall away from that mantra. Then it might become something really simple: the universal sound aum, OM, or I AM.]