Enlightenment & Jam – Shopping for a Rhinoceros

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Shopping for enlightenment. What is this? Things come at us and over us during an enlightenment experience—sometimes quite unusual. You are being carried by the Dao; it doesn’t care what else you’ve got going on. Music for meditation from Jordan McConnell and Micheal Wilding. Recorded May 15, 2022.

Summary

The Rhinoceros has a suggested shopping list for John. Among the items, like hay and jam, is enlightenment.

Yes, you really can find all of these things at the market, right in the middle of your busy life.

Enlightenment can come anywhere where you are.

A good koan for our times is, What is this? An ancient human question.

Yunmen and his loyal attendant would check in every day with this koan. After 18 years of gentle and exuberant conversations, the attendant shouted “I’ve got it!” “What?” asked Yunmen—but he could not say.

What is enlightenment? A happiness in just this.

The universe is always approaching us—let it in.

Usually, in pre-enlightenment we notice something is going on but then the process continues.

Things come at us and over us during an enlightenment experience—sometimes quite unusual—you are being carried by the Dao; it doesn’t care what else you’ve got going on.

If we don’t know what to do—that is what we do do!

Music from Jordan McConnell, Micheal Wilding, Amaryllis Fletcher.

The complete Sunday Session, recorded May 15, 2022.

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