Zeitgeist

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Spirituality is a particular term which actually means:
a dealing with intuition.
In the theistic tradition there is a notion
of clinging into a word.
A certain act is regarded as displeasing
to a divine principle...
A certain act is regarded as pleasing for the divine...whatever.
In the tradition of non-theism, however,
it is very direct--- that the case histories are not
particularly important.
What is actually important is Here and Now.
Now is definitely now.
We try to experience what is available there,
on the spot.
There is no point in thinking
that a past did exist that we could have now.
This is now. This very moment.
Nothing mystical, just "Now", very simple, straightforward.
And from that Now-ness, however, arises a sense of intelligence always,
that you are constantly interacting with reality one by one.
Spot by spot. Constantly.
We actually experience fantastic precision, always.
But we are threatened by the Now, so we jump to the past or the future.
Paying attention to the materials that exist
in our life - such rich life that we lead, all these choices take place all the time,
but none of them are regarded as bad or good per se.
Everything we experience are unconditional experiences.
They don't come along with a label saying
"this is regarded as bad" or "this is good".
But we experience them,
but we don't actually pay heed to them properly.
We don't actually regard that we are going somewhere.
We regard that as a hassle.
Waiting to be dead.
Waiting to be dead......
That is the problem, that is not trusting the Now-ness properly,
that what is actually experienced Now
possesses a lot of powerful things.
It is so powerful that we can't face it.
Therefore, we have to borrow from the past and invite (?) the future all the time.

Maybe that's why we seek religion.
Maybe that's why we march in the street.
Maybe that's why wee complain to society.
Maybe that's why we vote for the presidents.
It's quite ironical, very funny indeed.

---Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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