The Temple of What Is

Welcome to the Temple of What Is,
which is no different than anyplace else,
except in the mind that clings to preference.

Imagine relaxing with friends around a warm campfire,
your uncontrived faith, compassion, wisdom, and devotion
all signs that you have heard the teaching and taken it to heart,
having recognized directly that the nature of all multiplicity
is nondual, and things in themselves are pure and simple.

Now that you have finally relinquished allegiance
to any doctrine, dogma, philosophical position,
or religious conceit, you find that you are
no longer inclined to doubt the obvious:

the utter futility and wasted effort
of trying to figure “This” out with mind.

Greatly relieved by such illuminating grace,
even to the point of treating each other kindly
in every circumstance, all stressful motivation
for competition and self-assertion has dissolved
in the realization of the essential unity of creation.

Without any agenda, scheme, or strategy
aimed at having things be other than they are,
or attempting to manipulate and fix outcomes,
and without prolonging that endless war of ideas
in pursuit and confirmation of some fictional entity,
typically called “myself”, you abide instead as peace.




About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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7 Responses to The Temple of What Is

  1. Sky McCain says:

    “Temple of What Is” I like it. Enjoyed this post. Thanks

  2. rahkyt says:

    I wonder whether or not to make this choice. I mean, it lies beneath and is accessible, but is it selfish? Are there enuf out there doing what I can do?

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