teachings of a modern spiritual adept
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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.

Habit consumes energy.

Expressiveness flows from divine unutterableness as the play of appearance, realms, beings, body, life without ever leaving that mysterious wholeness that is Buddha Nature in its great completeness – the union of primordial purity and luminous spontaneity. Your life, your existentiality, is a moment of this expressiveness. It is possibility – the possibility of recognizing the ecstatic joy of being Part and Whole simultaneously.

You do not “have a body” but are a body. Body is an emergent phenomena – the expressive gesture arising from the interface between identity and appearance. You are not limited to, or even by, body but also it is not ‘other’. Body is part and parcel of divine expressiveness which flows forth from the inconceivable ground of divine mystery.

If you do not recognize body’s reality then identity collapses and concretizes at the limited, limiting and uncomfortable size of nihilistic materialism. This existential stance is then felt as the Problem Situation of 'Being Human'. The path destructures this narrowness of concertized constriction and reopens the living knowing and expressive functions of Wholeness. …. In other words one discovers oneself, the world, all others, every atom, every moment to be divinity and divinity’s song. 

 

 

Mind is full of habit. Habit consumes energy. Tremendous energy is needed to break the shackles of deluded perception. Negative habits - comparison, envy, resentment, grasping, addiction, competition, self pity, gossip, anger all of these consume the most energy. Positive habits produce energy. Love produces the most energy. Impartial love, great tenderhearted affection for appearance this is the fount of energy.

Change negative habit to positive habit in order to go beyond all habit. Beyond all habit mind is free. Not free from or free to – just freedom. Freedom as a state of Being. Beyond habit body - embodiment, enworldment is love. Not love of this or that – just love. Love as a state of Being.

Without changing negative habit to positive habit there is no such thing as freedom, enlightenment, liberation, wisdom. Without going beyond habit altogether even positive habit becomes bondage – whose frustration becomes negative habit.

Practice in of itself cannot bring enlightenment but only those who practice become enlightened. Changing negative habit to positive habit cannot in and of itself bring liberation. But only those who change negative habit to positive habit ever go beyond all habit. Anything else is just fantasy, the conceit of conceptual frivolity.

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