Friday, June 25, 2010
"Our ordinary pleasure experiences are of an extremely limited nature —they afford but fleeting glimpses of supreme joy— and this ephemeral quality will always send us back to a gross plane, preventing the advance towards self-realization."
"Nuestras comunes experiencias de placer son de una naturaleza extremadamente limitada — si acaso, nos permiten vislumbrar de manera pasajera la felicidad suprema— y esta cualidad efímera siempre nos hace retornar al plano más burdo, impidiendo nuestro avance hacia la auto-realización."
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
cacher / to hide
A deliberative figure: the amorous subject wonders, not whether he should declare his love to the loved being (this is not a figure of avowal), but to what degree he should conceal the turbulences of his passion: his desires, his distresses; in short, his excesses (in Racinian language: his fureur.)
Fragmentos de un Discurso Amoroso, Roland Barthes.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It is said that the guru should be regarded as being like fire: if you get to close to him you get burned; if you stay too distant you receive no warmth. You have to keep a reasonable distance.
Image: Yogi Milarepa
Aloneness becomes their companion, their spiritual consort, part of their being. wherever they go they are alone, whatever they do they are alone. whether they relate socially with friends or meditate alone or perform ceremonies together or meditate together, aloness is there all the time. That aloneness is freedom, fundamental freedom.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
"I am engulfed, I succumb..."
Outburst of annihilation which affects the amorous subject in despair or fulfillment.
"Estoy consumido, sucumbo..."
Arrebato de aniquilación que provoca en el enamorado desesperanza o plenitud.
Fragmentos de un Discurso Amoroso, Roland Barthes