Saturday, March 22, 2014

BONE DEEP



SOFT WARM ANIMAL
 LEANING INTO THE FEEL OF THE WILD,
BONE OF BEINGNESS,
EYE OF THE MOON,
 ON HER LONG WALK OF FREEDOM.

NARY A RUMINATION OF SEPARATION.
WITH INSTINCT AS INSTRUMENT.
WITH A LANGUAGE OUT
 BEYOND AMORPHOUS ANXIETIES. 

 HER PAW TO EARTH,
 LED TO SOME SCENT OF TRUENESS,
WITH NO STONE LEFT UNTURNED.

INCARNATED FULLY,
UNPREDICTABLE,
INEXHAUSTABLE,
SERVANT OF THE IMPULSE.

ALIGNED WITH NATURE,
RELAXED - ACTIVATED,
MODELING THE POWER AVAILABLE 
IN COMPLETE INTEGRITY. 

BILLIONS OF YEARS OF
AWARENESS LIES COILED,
CLOSE TO THE ABODE
OF HER BONES.




words: sitalisa marie
image: jamie stanek



 


Thursday, March 6, 2014

THE FINAL FRONTIER



us gals are rolling out of town for a spell.
headed south to celebrate the life of my beloved grandmother,
who opened her wings to the unknown this week.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY CLASSES
ARE STILL MEETING !!
THEY WILL BE SUBBED BY SOME JUICY SHAKTIS,
SO BY GOD, STILL GET THERE!
9-10:15 am

i will savor being back at the helm with you all next wednesday.

A BLESSING FOR DEATH

i pray that you will have the blessing of being consoled 
and sure about your own death.
may you know in your soul that there is no need to be afraid.
when your time comes, may you be given every blessing 
and shelter that you need.
may there be a beautiful welcome for you in the home
that you are going to. 
you are not going somewhere strange.
you are going back to the home you never left.
may you have a wonderful urgency to live your life
to the full.
may you live compassionately and creatively
and transfigure everything that is negative within you and about you.
when you come to die may it be after a long life.
may you be peaceful and happy and in the presence of those
who really care for you.
may your going be sheltered and your welcome assured.
may your soul smile in the embrace of your anam cara.

- john o'donohue





Wednesday, March 5, 2014

THE RAZOR'S EDGE




of all the world,
those who want Freedom are few.
those burning for Freedom are even fewer.
those who strive one pointedly are even fewer.
those who do not return to the senses are even fewer.
those who go on the razor's edge are even fewer still.
those who do not fall off this edge are even fewer still.
those who attain Self are so uncommon and few!
strive, strive, it is so rare that you are HERE.
a mountain of merits brings you HERE.
do not waste it!
strive! 



papaji

Sunday, March 2, 2014

SINGLE STROKE



if there is a starting point, it is not yet THAT.
there is no teaching in realization.
the opening is already there, 
so remove all the tools.

internally catch fire with the all-inclusive expansiveness,
the substratum of wakefulness,
which is consciousness consciously 
aware of itself.

cease to cherish you concepts
ABOUT ANYTHING.
if you wish to see the truth,
hold no opinions
for or against anything.
at once, cut off the hypnotism, &
realize that we are not this multiplicity.

as long as we remain in an extreme,
we will never know oneness.
it can take tremendous effort
just to obey our own understanding.

root out all the illusory searches &
with a single stroke.
stop bathing in that, 
& be free...
 from all bondage.

demystify 
clarify.




 




Thursday, February 20, 2014

RELEASED FROM ALL ENTANGLEMENTS




it has been many moons since i have offered any words on this blog. i have myself been checking out many new ways of thinking, and in fact, non thinking. it really is so simple, the way, and already there within each of us. and so, in this vein, i offer you a transmission from my current guide, GANGA, the most radical truth teller i have yet to encounter. through her impeccable capacity to describe the indescribable, i have come home to silence, to a new kind of mind.

DO NOT REMAIN IN A DUALISTIC STATE, AVOID SUCH PURSUITS CAREFULLY BE VIGILANT. IF THERE IS EVEN A TRACE OF THIS AND THAT, OF RIGHT AND WRONG, THE MIND ESSENCE WILL BE LOST IN CONFUSION. ALTHOUGH ALL DUALITIES COME FROM THE ONE, DO NOT BE ATTACHED EVEN TO THIS ONE. (ONE = NOTHINGNESS, ABSOLUTE, THE SUBSTRATUM OF BEINGNESS). WHEN THE MIND EXISTS UNDISTURBED IN THE WAY, NOTHING IN THE WORLD CAN OFFEND, AND WHEN A THING CAN NO LONGER OFFEND, IT CEASES TO EXIST IN THE OLD WAY. WHEN NO DISCRIMINATING THOUGHTS ARISE, THE OLD MIND CEASES TO EXIST. (OLD MIND = THE DUALISTIC STATE OF MIND)

WHEN THOUGHT OBJECTS VANISH THE THINKING SUBJECT VANISHES. THINGS ARE OBJECTS BECAUSE OF THE SUBJECT. THE MIND IS SUCH BECAUSE OF THINGS. UNDERSTAND THE RELATIVITY OF THIS TOO & THE BASIC REALITY: THE UNITY OF EMPTINESS. IN THIS EMPTINESS THE TWO ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE AND EACH CONTAINS WITHIN ITSELF THE WHOLE WORLD. IF YOU DON'T DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN CAUSE AND FIND YOU WILL NOT BE TENDED TOWARD PREJUDICE AND OPINION. 

TO LIVE IN THE GREAT WAY IS NEITHER EASY NOR DIFFICULT. BUT THOSE WITH LIMITED VIEWS ARE FEARFUL AND UNRESOLVED.  THE FASTER THEY HURRY THE SLOWER THEY GO, AND CLINGING CANNOT BE LIMITED. EVEN TO BE ATTACHED TO THE IDEA OF ENLIGHTENMENT IS TO GO ASTRAY. JUST LET THINGS BE IN THEIR OWN WAY AND THERE WILL BE NEITHER COMING NOR GOING. 
OBEY THE NATURE OF THINGS AND YOU WILL WALK FREELY AND UNDISTURBED. WHEN THOUGHT IS IN BONDAGE, THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN, FOR EVERYTHING IS MERKY AND UNCLEAR AND THE BURDENSOME PRACTICE OF JUDGING BRINGS ANNOYANCE AND WARINESS. WHAT BENEFITS CAN BE DERIVED FROM DISTINCTIONS AND SEPARATIONS? IF YOU WISH TO MOVE IN THE ONE WAY, DO NOT DISLIKE EVEN THE WORLD OF SENSES AND IDEAS. INDEED TO ACCEPT THEM FULLY IS IDENTICAL WITH TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT. 


TO SEEK MIND WITH THE MIND IS THE GREATEST OF ALL MISTAKES. REST AND UNREST DERIVE FROM ILLUSION.  WITH ENLIGHTENMENT THERE IS NO LIKING OR DISLIKING.  ALL DUALITIES COME FROM IGNORANT INFERENCE. THEY ARE LIKE DREAMS OR FLOWERS IN THE AIR, FOOLISH TO TRY TO GRASP THEM. GAIN AND LOSS RIGHT AND WRONG, SUCH THOUGHTS MUST BE FINALLY ABOLISHED AT ONCE. 

IF THE EYE NEVER SLEEPS ALL DREAMS WILL NATURALLY CEASE.  IF THE MIND MAKES NO DISCRIMINATIONS, THE 10,000 THINGS ARE AS THEY ARE, OF SINGLE ESSENCE. TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERY OF THIS ONE ESSENCE IS TO BE RELEASED FROM ALL ENTANGLEMENTS. WHEN ALL THINGS ARE SEEN EQUALLY, THE TIMELESS SELF ESSENCE IS REACHED.  

CONSIDER MOVEMENT STATIONARY, AND THE STATIONARY IN MOTION. BOTH MOVEMENT AND REST DISAPPEAR.  WHEN SUCH DUALITIES CEASE TO EXIST, ONENESS ITSELF CANNOT EXIST. TO THIS ULTIMATE FINALITY, NO LAW OR DESCRIPTIONS APPLY.   



                                                                 ~ 3rd patriarch Channa Zen 



 




NEW SCHEDULE



MY CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY -  9-10:15 am
    SUNDAY -  9-10:15 am
 WEDNESDAY -  5:45 - 7:15 pm 



Saturday, September 14, 2013

WEEKEND CLASSES BEGIN NEXT WEEK



only one week left until i resume teaching
 in the madison community. 
woot! 

ONGOING WEEKEND CLASSES BEGIN 
SAT. SEPT. 21
SUN. SEPT. 22

I INVITE YOU 

SATURDAYS  & SUNDAYS
9-10:15 am
409 S. FEW STREET, MADISON, WISCONSIN. 


leave it to time away, experiencing and traveling, loss, and gain... 
to push one into FIDELITY WITH FREEDOM,
to engrave spontaneity into the brow,
and to remove one from repetitive circling.

the SITALISA YOGA classroom is a democratic environment, 
for all people, to rock out or to rest, or to strike a balance of the two 
that fits your needs that day. a space held for all individuals to 
BOW DEEP to that internal place where enthusiasm and empathy co-exist.

i believe when we open ourselves to the true school of movement, 
and have as much of it as possible, Truth descends into us.
when we show up together to engage movement without demand
immediate streams of integrity spring and move into the world.
energy moves away from mind and towards the heart's functioning.
i trust the reality that is created when we become movement. 

lets do this TOGETHER.
COMMUNITY.