Sivaratri

Malam Shiva, pemujaan agung terhadap Sang Pencipta semesta alam. Malam dalam segala kekelamannya dan seluruh kecerahan cahaya yang tiada kasat mata. Merenung dalam setiap petikan daun “bila”, terjatuh dalam setiap sentuhan di permukaan kolam kenangan. Sang pemburu kehidupan melupakan apa yang menjadi kesukaannya. Merenung dan menemukan ketidaktahuannya, ia mendapatkan kembali kesadaran-Nya.

Malam Shiva, peluruhan seluruh pengetahuan ke dalam titik yang begitu sederhana. Mengenai apa-apa lagi yang menjadi tak penting. Tentang satu dan juga seluruhnya.

You & Me

You hold my believe just like what I do,
You smile my act just like like what I do,

You just like what I do 🙂

Compassion Is Not the Word

Thought cannot, by any means whatsoever, cultivate compassion. I am not
using that word compassion to mean the opposite, the antithesis of hate
or violence. But unless each one of us has a deep sense of compassion,
we shall become more and more brutal, inhuman to each other. We shall
have mechanical, computer-like minds that have merely been trained to
perform certain functions; we shall go on seeking security, both physical
and psychological, and we shall miss the extraordinary depth and
beauty, the whole significance of life.

By compassion I do not mean a thing to be acquired. Compassion is not
the word, which is merely of the past, but something that is of the
active present; it is the verb and not the word, the name, or the noun.
There is a difference between the verb and the word. The verb is of the
active present, whereas the word is always of the past and therefore
static. You may give vitality or movement to the name, to the word,
but it is not the same as the verb, which is actively present…

Compassion is not sentiment; it is not this woolly sympathy or empathy.
Compassion is not something that you can cultivate through thought,
through discipline, control, suppression, nor by being kind, polite,
gentle, and all the rest of it. Compassion comes into being only when
thought has come to an end at its very root.

The Book of Life - November 27

What Is Your Reaction?

When you observe those poor women carrying a heavy load to the market,
or watch the peasant children playing in the mud with very little else
to play with, [children] who will not have the education that you are
getting, who have no proper home, no cleanliness, insufficient clothing,
inadequate food - when you observe all that, what is your reaction? It
is very important to find out for yourself what your reaction is. I
will tell you what mine was.

Those children have no proper place to sleep; the father and the mother
are occupied all day long, with never a holiday; the children never
know what it is to be loved, to be cared for; the parents never sit down
with them and tell them stories about the beauty of the earth and the
heavens. And what kind of society is it that has produced these
circumstances - where there are immensely rich people who have everything on
earth they want, and at the same time there are boys and girls who have
nothing? What kind of society is it, and how has it come into being? You
may revolutionize, break the pattern of this society, but in the very
breaking of it a new one is born, which is again the same thing in
another form - the commissars with their special houses in the country, the
privileges, the uniforms, and so on down the line. This has happened
after every revolution, the French, the Russian and the Chinese. And is
it possible to create a society in which all this corruption and misery
does not exist? It can be created only when you and I as individuals
break away from the collective, when we are free of ambition and know
what it means to love. That was my whole reaction, in a flash.

The Book of Life - November 26

What Do You Mean by Karma?

Karma implies, does it not, cause and effect - action based on cause,
producing a certain effect; action born out of conditioning, producing
further results. So karma implies cause and effect. And are cause and
effect static, are cause and effect ever fixed? Does not effect become
cause also? So there is no fixed cause or fixed effect. Today is a result
of yesterday, is it not? Today is the outcome of yesterday,
chronologically as well as psychologically; and today is the cause of tomorrow. So
cause is effect, and effect becomes cause - it is one continuous
movement: there is no fixed cause or fixed effect. If there were a fixed
cause and a fixed effect, there would be specialization; and is not
specialization death? Any species that specializes obviously comes to an end.
The greatness of man is that he cannot specialize. He may specialize
technically, but in structure he cannot specialize. An acorn seed is
specialized - it cannot be anything but what it is. But the human being
does not end completely. There is the possibility of constant renewal; he
is not limited by specialization. As long as we regard the cause, the
background, the conditioning, as unrelated to the effect, there must be
conflict between thought and the background. So the problem is much
more complex than whether to believe in reincarnation or not, because the
question is how to act, not whether you believe in reincarnation or in
karma. That is absolutely irrelevant.

Menyisihkan Apa Apa yang Tak Penting

Aku terkadang berpikir, bahwa beberapa hal menjadi terlihat sedemikian rumit. Dan bahwa kemudian aku menjadi tidak tertarik untuk memprosesnya lebih lanjut lagi. Aku menjadi enggan untuk itu.
Namun jika aku tidak meniliknya lebih jauh lagi. Maka aku tak akan pernah mendapatkan apa-apa selain kebingungan serta kejenuhan yang menumpuk.
Melihat lebih jauh lagi, serta memilah. Aku menyisihkan apa-apa yang bukan fakta, dan menyisakan fakta. Aku menyisihkan mana-mana yang bukan hal esensial, maka aku telah menemukan yang penting bagiku.
Dengan demikian secara sederhana, aku melihat bahwa aku hanya perlu mengamati. Dan aku menemukan apa yang kucari.

Untuk menemukan cinta kasih … sisihkanlah apa-apa yang bukan cinta kasih

Untuk Kesendirian

Terkadang keegoisanku memaksaku untuk terhenti sesaat. Membuatku mengambil segenggam waktu dan menjadikan terhenti dalam padanganku. Aku pun dapat melihat, segala sesuatu yang belum kukenal selama ini … karena aku sendiri mengamati segala yang dapat kuamati.

Living is The Greatest Revolution

Mind is held in a pattern; its very existence is the frame within which it works and moves. The pattern is of the past or the future, it is despair and hope, confusion and Utopia, the what has been and the what should be. With this we are all familiar. You want to break the old pattern and substitute a ‘new’ one, the new being the modified old. …You want to produce a new world. It is impossible. You may deceive yourself and others, but unless the old pattern is broken completely there cannot be a radical transformation. You may play around with it, but you are not the hope of the world. The breaking of the pattern, both the old and the so-called new, is of the utmost importance if order is to come out of this chaos. That is why it is essential to understand the ways of the mind.…

Is it possible for the mind to be without a pattern, to be free of this backward and forward swing of desire? It is definitely possible. Such action is living in the now. To live is to be without hope, without the care of tomorrow; it is not hopelessness or indifference. But we are not living, we are always pursuing death, the past or the future. Living is the greatest revolution. Living has no pattern, but death has: the past or the future, the what has been or the Utopia. You are living for the Utopia, and so you are inviting death and not life.

Saat Sebuah Senyum

Jika pun saya tersenyum, maka saya setidaknya perlu memahami untuk apa saya tersenyum. Karena setiap tindakan adalah sebuah makna dari pikiran baik yang sepenuhnya disadari ataupun tidak dipengaruhi (a.k.a refeks) secara sadar.

Senyum pun sebuah tindakan sebuah pergerakan, apakah senyum itu kesadaran saya yang memberikan, untuk itu saya harus dapat memahaminya.

Reality is in what is


Instead of asking who has realized or what God is why not give your
whole attention and awareness to what is? Then you will find the
unknown, or rather it will come to you. If you understand what is
the known, you will experience that extraordinary silence which is
not induced, not enforced, that creative emptiness in which alone
reality can enter. It cannot come to that which is becoming, which
is striving; it can only come to that which is being, which
understands what is. Then you will see that reality is not in
the distance; the unknown is not far off; it is in what is. As the
answer to a problem is in the problem, so reality is in what is;
if we can understand it, then we shall know truth.


Book of Life - August 22nd