What will thaw us from the fearful clutch of rigid thinking?
Although we know that aThe notion of king is not attractive. Royalty is not a metaphor I pronounce. I prefer presence.
Frozen pond is entirely water,
The sun’s heat is necessary to melt it.
Although we awaken to the fact
That an ordinary person is Buddha,
The power of dharma is necessary
To make it permeate our cultivation.
When the pond has melted,
The water flows freely.
When falsity is extinguished,
The mind will be numinous
And dynamic and then its function
Of penetrating brightness will manifest.
And when everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.Better to table the king talk and ask what "all in all" really means. It might change everything if that phrase were understood.
(--1 Corinthians 15:28)
Everyone would be intimately present to the inner reality of Reality Itself.
And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers [or sisters] of mine, you did it to me.”I never know who is in front of me. I often disappoint with lack of awareness. I'll have to look into a new way of seeing what is there, seeing through to what is behind what is there, and seeing light even in the darkest dimness in myself and others.
(--from Matthew 25:31-46)
When I meet someone who knows better than anyone, whose criticisms are stored in a dim understanding of our mutuality, who fears that no one is as good as they are -- I have to learn to see.
Metaphors of dominion and dominance are unpronounceable to me. I stutter when they demand to be uttered in the open away from their boxed storage in musty closets.
I look away. I go elsewhere. I'm looking for a way to say a world without comparison.