Saturday, September 29, 2012


Do you exist?

How do you know?

Which faculties do you use in order to determine that you are alive?

Do you have to first think about it?

Are your thoughts determining whether you exist?
They are the evidence for the life you are living?  Right?

And what if there are no thoughts?
Do you stop existing?

Are not thoughts always on top of the perception of being alive.?
Stuck on,  like subtitles on a movie.?

A narrative commenting on life which is already taking place.
Even if you stop the subtitles still the movie, life continuous.

So if it is not your thoughts?

How do you know you exist?

There are no answers in words..

But then what is it?
Who are you?


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Heaven is Now

There is ever only this moment.

And we are under the impression 
that this moment is not good enough.
This moment is lacking.
We come up with all kinds of arguments 
to support our belief that this is true.

The world is going down,  
and we need to work hard to make it a better place.

I still notice egoistic tendencies in me,  
they should not be there,
it should be all already surrendered to the Divine.
You see, there is still something wrong with me.

It is often an innate sense of unease,  
something so close and sticking to
us that we do not even notice it.  
Except that it tells us that this moment
is not enough.  
It sets us off on all kinds of projects to improve,
to seek solutions,  to labour,  and sweat, 
because in the future it will be better.

But this future never arrives.

It is in moments of happiness 
of being stunned into Oneness through
e.g. falling in love, or through Grace, 
that we notice that this sense of unease has left us. 

We are fully in the present moment.
And we want more of this.
We want more,  because it feels so good.
So once we fall again down from 
the heights of happiness we even have more
arguments to support our idea that there is 
something out there for us to reach.

The golden pot at the end of the rainbow.
Some kind of heaven.

But if we pause to consider...
Now is all we ever got, all we ever have.
There is nothing else.
All ideas about a someone who has to improve
about a world which has to improve,
only happen as ideas in this moment.

Without the ideas of something being wrong, 
there is the immediate sensing, perceiving, 
noticing, seeing, knowing 
going on effortlessly.

And in this noticing unease might be there, 
or irritation, anything at all.
All of life shows its many moods
and everything is noticed and passes.

It passes as there is not a someone 
who hooks on the idea that it should be different.  
Who keeps perpetuating the story, the sense of unease.

The simplicity and immediacy are staggering,  
and the result is an effortless noticing 
of everything which occurs.

Problems are only there for a believed in person.
Without the idea of a person there are no problems.

Welcome to heaven
Heaven is Now

Thursday, September 20, 2012

"What is obstructing realisation?
  Nothing but your own half-hearted desire for truth"

                                                                         Zen master  Bassui Zenji

Monday, September 17, 2012

The key to Oneness..

Oneness can only be perceived by an uncluttered gaze.
An open view
Nothing obstructing the immediacy of perceiving.
Touched by all and everything.
As this is what we are.
The beauty
The boundless joy
In wave after wave
Sat Chit Ananda

In order to get to the point where Oneness is 
known to be what we are, 
one necessarily has 
to come out of the confines,  
the shackles, 
the beliefs 
which convey to us 
that we are 
and separate.

The way to free oneself of those bonds,  
this prison, is simply to question.  
To find out.

Is it true?
Am i limited? 
Do not take any answer as an easy way out.
Find out,  touch the walls of your prison.
Do they have a permanent validity?

Am i who i always thought i was?

Who am I?

If you're looking to find the key to Oneness,
there is some bad news and some good news.
The bad news is:
there is no key to Oneness.
The good news is:
the door has been left unlocked.

                                                        Jan kerschot

Sunday, September 16, 2012

the doors

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is - infinite.
                                                                                                                                            ~ William Blake

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

an apple falling on your head

When, at some point, there is a spontaneous surrender of the personal needs,
preferences, desires, opinions, and beliefs that function as 'reality filters,' the
realization of your true identify may spontaneously arise. When this happens
there will be no more questions. You see that everything is the answer - that the
guru is and has always been completely present. He manifests as the person,
inner voice, or happening that triggers this surrender. Any way the invitation is
extended, it functions as the guru. It may be silence from a sage or words from
a shopkeeper. The surrender may come through agony or ecstasy. It can happen
through an apple falling on your head; it can come from the smile of a child; or it
can arise from deep inside as you walk along a beach at sunset or when your burn
your finger on the stove. At any time, your sense of separation may dissolve to
reveal the One beyond all duality.
~ Leo Hartong

Monday, September 10, 2012

A jungle of green

Sweaty sweltering Monday
Humidity sticking to the skin
Trickling down

Multi coloured creatures
Standing silent
Swaying in the wind

And hooting, tjirping , shrieking
Crawling, climbing, flying high
Chasing each other
up and down the tree
in a jungle of green

Just happening

Saturday, September 8, 2012

pitter patter

morning dew
dripping drops
on broad leaf plants
a single bird tsjirping

midday lunch
clinging of cutlery
and babbling voices
over plates of pasta

evening silence
fireworks in a distant village

the empty night
swallows all


From Self to Self

"I the Self reveal Self by Self in Self. 
Liberated by this knowledge,
one enjoys the play."   
                                                    Sri Aurobindo


a gushing sound

I don't believe in breathing, I just breathe.
I don't believe in my heart, it just beats.
I don't believe in the hummingbird
who sleeps on a lilac twig, its head pillowed
on her own emerald breast.
I don't believe in the silken cat
slipping silently through her element of moonbeams.
I don't believe in your gaze, it just obliterates
my confusion.
I don't believe in Jesus or Mary, who wander
through a forest of secret flowers in my body
searching for the fountain of silence, the end
of believing.
Whoever finds that fountain just listens
to a gushing sound.

                                                          ~ Fred LaMotte

Monday, September 3, 2012


The urge to write is misguided.

To whom?
For what?

Its all Oneness already,  always.

Its all already perfect as it is.
Appearing as it should.
Everything that appears is Oneness appearing as that thing.
And this includes the body mind organism and
the believed in person with its habits and patterns.
Is only Oneness appearing as that body mind organism
and the believed in person with its habits and patterns.

Always over and over,
and there is nothing apart from This.

Nothing is wrong,  nothing to get.

So lets all just go home and have a party.


( This is also only Oneness talking to itself and having a ball )