But I digress...well, not just yet... but I'm going to. I started to look at some of the verses that use the Greek word translated as "eye/eyes" and found some very interesting verses. They birthed some of those lightening quick thoughts that come fast..almost too fast to really think them..but you try (usually in vain) to slow them down because you know there is some significance to them. They are elusive. Sort of like a name of a person or a movie you are trying to remember. It keeps flitting around in your head but you can't quiet catch the thought. And so, today, I am not going to even try. Over the next few day I am going to try to get the thoughts to hold still long enough for me to think them...ponder them and then perhaps write a few lines of worth. But in the meantime, I came upon a couple of interesting sites today...purely by happenstance. And so, I am going to post about them.
On the Now2 yahoo group, someone posted a link to an online e-book by Timothy Shoorel. The book is called The Seven Principles of Freedom. The excerpt in the post was from the chapter about "not thinking."
How to literally not think So how to not think? We need to consider the thought process. We need to have a better idea of how it works. The thought process is like a train, a steam-train of thought. In order for the train to move, we have to burn pieces of wood in the engine: we have to provide the brain with thoughts. One log feeds on the previous, and this is how we get the train moving. So we keep feeding these logs into the train's engine in order for the train to get moving and gather momentum. One thought feeds on the previous, the momentum builds, and our train of thought gets moving.
This is a train without brakes though, and if we want to stop it, the only way is to let it run out of steam. Of course, if we keep feeding new logs into the engine, the train will never run out of steam.
Gee...sounds a bit like the thought process I was describing in the first paragraph of this post :)
The chapter goes on to discuss letting your train to run out of steam....
On the page that tells a bit more about the author it mentions two of his "gurus." (oh my...what an new agey term THAT is!!!)
Timothy Schoorel was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1965. At the age of 15, he decided to become a disciple of the controversial mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later called Osho.
In 1991, he met Alexander Smit, a Dutch sage who was taught by the famous Advaita Vedanta guru Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
In December 1995, Timothy realized his absolute nature, finding the freedom he had intuited since childhood.
And so...I went to the link of these two gurus...and found some interesting stuff there. But that is fodder for two more posts. Probably tomorrow and the day after. Unless of course, the train runs out of steam before then....