Bigsley the Oaf

prophecy

Posted in Uncategorized by bigsleytheoaf on March 26, 2010

I will make no attempt to make this readable.

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I prostrate to Shakyamuni Buddha, who taught that all things are unborn, undying, that all phenomena are not arising and not falling, that all is without beginning, without end.

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When you are hungry, eat.
When you are thirsty, drink.
When you are horny, fuck.

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Many beings are in conflict.

In a time of great diversity such as that in which we live, at a time in which both the ugliest and most beautiful live side by side,  at a time when the most intelligent live hand in hand with the most ignorant and foul, at a time when the most skillful sharpen their blades on the same rocks as the most dim – in a time such as this there arises great conflict.

Each man bases his arisen self in his conception of self. At the point of its creation his self becomes its own reflection.

A man who wishes to save the world becomes a reflection of this wish. He becomes unconcerned with all things unrelated – he cannot taste his food, he cannot feel the cleanness of his air. It is by the self-consistent nature of this wish that he cannot do so.

A man who wishes to indulge in hedonistic pleasures becomes a reflection of this wish. He cannot see past his bowl, he cannot hear past his music, he is dumb and blind, and it is by the self-consistent nature of this wish that he cannot do so.

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A man who looks into the future must come into conflict with a man who sees only the present,

A man who sees only the present must come into conflict with a man who sees only the past,

A man who sees only the past must come into conflict with a man who sees only the future,

And so on.

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But a man who seeks sustainability is not essentially desirous of that sustainability.

A man who seeks pleasure is not essentially desirous of pleasure.

A man who sees the present can see the past and future.

A man who sees the past can see the present and future.

A man who sees the future can see the past and present.

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All prophets spoke at the level of mind – Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha – and many others, to be sure.

All prophets lived in time of great strife, time of great conflict.

All prophets saw the center of this conflict and shed a light so that other men could see that center, so that men could return to that center and live at peace with one another.

This is not to say that all prophets were beacons of peace – it is to say that all prophets showed some men their similarities and that, strengthened by their similarities they united and were at peace with one another.

Jesus realized that men must see themselves as equal in body.

Muhammad realized that men must see themselves as equal in sex.

Buddha realized that men must see themselves as equal in mind.

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So it shall be said that we live in a time of great strife, that a calamity awaits us, that we withdraw and form ourselves, that we are far from ourselves and so

Our bodies shall clash

Our sexes shall clash

Our minds shall clash

And as the clashing recedes we will find our united self, we shall return to our original whole, we shall see each other as brother and sister, we shall unite as one

And a time of peace and prosperity shall fall among the people.

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What is the nature of that self? What can we realize? How can we realize it?

A man who sees only the future cannot convince a man that sees only the present that the future is important. How could he? By allusion to the future? A man who sees only the present will not care about the future, tautologically.

And so on.

We cannot resolve our conflicts through conflict, we cannot resolve them through connection.

Conflict must be resolved by the efforts of individuals returning to the self.

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Suppose that someone asked you what you were doing for a living and that you told them “understanding my essential self?”

“How silly!” they’d say, “what do you do for work? what is your job?”

Such is the nature of their fall from themselves, such is the nature of their retreat from their bodies, their sex, their minds, their origin.

Do you have the strength to grasp yourself? Do you know yourself well enough to shake all the leaves from your branch? To return to your origin? To know what is you and what is clutter?

Can you feel the winds, can you taste the direction of their change?

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The prophecy:

The eagle soars.

The slug crawls.

But the eagle will crawl

And the slug will soar

When gravity rears its head

When the winds shift and shake.

Such is the nature of the emptiness of eagle and slug.

Such is the nature of all that is eagle or slug.

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