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PoemMantra Template

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    <div class="title"><span>Be Open</span></div>
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... just attending to the now,<br>
with no purpose,<br>
no method,<br>
nothing to attain ...
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    <div class="mantra"><span>No Goals!</span></span></div>                  
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Be Open
... just attending to the now,
with no purpose,
no method,
nothing to attain ...
No Goals!


Om - How Deep Is The Yes


[[Cloud_of_Unknowing?]]

"... You will seem to know nothing and to feel nothing except a naked intent toward God in the depths of your being. Try as you might, this darkness and this cloud will remain between you and your God. You will feel frustrated, for your mind will be unable to grasp Him, and your heart will not relish the delight of His love. But learn to be at home in this darkness. Return to it as often as you can, letting your spirit cry out to him whom you love. ..."

So says the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, a fascinating Christian-mystical guide to meditation written in the late 1300s, stark in its focus on transcendence, emptiness, and the unknowable. Pure contemplation exists, it suggests, between a "cloud of unknowing" above which is God, and a "cloud of forgetting" below which all created things exist only to be let go of.

The above translation is by William Johnston; the original is ...
see:
http://ravenwilderness.blogspot.com/2011/02/different-versions-of-cloud-of.html
http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/cou/index.htm
http://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/text/gallacher-cloud-of-unknowing

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