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.

Basic Truth of Tao

"Great Love born in flesh is Christ, life is known as a single body - the mytho-poetic gesture called Appearance. Body, muscle, sinew, bone, and breath become the servant of Love - the embodiment of the ten virtuous actions. Even this infinite radiance of perfect Beingness dies on the cross of unspeakable wisdom realization and the mystery that rises from this moment is beyond any, and every, concept or word. The risen Christ is Silence only - a blessing that touches the nowhere of everywhere at once." - t.k. from past Easter morning talks

 ‎"A dharma practitioner who is lead by the nose/ Who flatters and humors just to get applause/ This is a person unhappy at any time/ This is a person who's always miserable. - Someone who’s cut through hoping, fearing, and doubting/ And rests in the natural state without interruption/ This is a yogi happy at any time/ Someone like this is a yogi and always content." – Milarepa

‎"To live the body - its fleshiness, its limitation ... without loss of inherent freedom. This is a paradox not for the faint-hearted, for they wish only to escape ... but from utter freedom Love is born and Love is fearless ... so fearless and so in Love with infinity it knowingly re-enters the dream infinity of this limitation place to share Love. Words fall apart here, this is beyond intellectualisms." - t.k.

‎"To live as love, the radiance of freedom, in this place of confusions and wounds ... it is freedom ON TOP OF freedom. Who is there who can understand the freedom of this bondage? Who wants this? No escape, only Love. This is a joy and mystery beyond the endless fretful effort to escape ... the freedom of spiritual slavery." t.k.

“Some critic tried to put me down - "Your poems lack the Basic Truth of Tao." And I recall the old timers who were poor and didn't care. I have to laugh at him, he misses the point entirely, men like that ought to stick to making money.” – Han Shan, tr. by Gary Snyder

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