teachings of a modern spiritual adept

Bite size teachings across 30 years.

For 30 years t.k. has offered radical spiritual teachings on the divine nature of non-dual contemplation and realization. Enlightened mind here and now, born from this culture, addressing the issues of this time and place t.k. offers transmission through countless forms - words being one of them. Here are some short pieces from his teachings over the last 30 years.

An Enclosure Creating Openness

Appearances do not stray from the divine domain. Appearances abide within the divinity chamber of unsullied natural great awareness.

The problem is not in appearances for they are only divine—the problem is how one sees and holds phenomena.

And what are you? You are an enclosure creating openness. You are Temenos. Temenos—from the ancient Greek meaning sacred enclosure.

An infinity within an infinity, an impossible excess and display. An expressiveness of unutterable mystery. An openness within an openness. A circle surrounding open space. Open space within, open space without, a moments expression there then gone. The play-fullness of light.

The most mysterious divinity beyond the touch of thought or concept, the Nameless One, goes by endless names. Names describe, namelessness opens out.

[ describe

mark out or draw (a geometric figure).
"on the diameter of a circle an equilateral triangle is described"
synonyms: delineate, mark out, outline, trace, draw
"the pen described a circle" ]

We are the description of plenitude made by the divine unutterable mystery that is also an openness that allows. Allows what? Allows Openness’ nothingness.

(that is not a mere emptiness but rather a plenum, an overflowing fullness, of no-thing-ness in potentia)

Allows Openness’ nothingness to become mysterious somethingness … ever so mysteriously done without ever leaving the no-thing-ness of openness’ unutterability. It allows—you.

It allows—you! A circle around an openness which never reduces openness to enclosure.

The boundary line of the circle is an infinity of stories displaying the expressive plenitude of openness nothingness’ over-fullness. The stories are you, all worlds, galaxies, mice, floors, elbows, grass, trees, serial killers, saints …

If you become story only and forget the openness no-thing-ness at the heart “of you” and at the infinity of “other than you” … well, then stories become entrapment. Entrapment feels like suffering to an unbounded openness … suffering makes us rebel … rebelling makes us smash the boundary and return to the openness … Ahhhhhhhhh

Enclosure is the play-full way unutterable mystery takes on the name Vastness. Without the boundary of enclosure, there would be no knowing of the vastness as openness. Boundary is how mystery points out vastness … So vast that in the knowing even the enclosure becomes an opening out. - t.k, recent talks

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