The Still Mind

Our world observed from stillness

Mind Like Fly Paper 如同粘蝇纸之心

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When you have a race of beings, utterly unenlightened to their true relationship with everything, taking their arrogance to force themselves upon another race of equally unenlightened beings, the only thing that will result is conflict. After the conflict arises, the aggressor of the two seeks to construct infrastructure to protect themselves against their now “foe”. The two sides engage with each other until both are destroyed. And so is the mindless existence of unenlightened bodies in nature. Activity, unlike that of the most simplest of organisms — bacteria, or a virus. Humans with the complexities of their neurological makeup, still have more in common with a one-celled organism than uncommon. Detect, engage, consume, move on. From the simplest of forms of life, to the most complex, there is no difference; only the scale.

And so, meet the meaning of the endless stream of thoughts that you have in your head. For if you do not have all these thoughts which you mindlessly follow, day in and day out, for your entire life, how will you consume all that you can and expand as far as your body will take you? Empires are born of pursued thoughts. Thoughts that are clung to like fly paper. Thoughts that lead people to destroy themselves under the guise of communal good. When thoughts come and go, if they are not followed, I am quite sure that your body will live on. The sun will continue to move across the sky.

To be enlightened, put down your thoughts.

恍恍惚惚去追利,
心态永不离生气,
恍恍惚惚去追欲,
宁静规避如条鱼。

如此终身追意念,
永远经过你终点。
临死时人才发现,
此刻才含有关键。

万物不离人之体,
由意念起所分离。
人之体不离万物,
自己心生所痛苦。

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Author: Garrett S.

I am a writer, researcher, and 3D CG generalist, who developed a strong penchant for meditation and spiritual practices. I've incorporated that background into my current work manning the helm in directing my own personal animated projects, most notably of which is my "Mr. G" series, and "The Ville".

6 thoughts on “Mind Like Fly Paper 如同粘蝇纸之心

  1. May gods love continue to light the way ❤

  2. I’ve been thinking a lot about that, about the “meaning” that people keep looking for, in what we do and why we do it. For such a long time has our actions been put down to survival and reproduction, something we consider very basic and unavoidable. But now, when we have “evolved” to the point of self-destruction, when killing off ourselves and people on different continents who we know nothing of has become so normal you barely flinch when you watch the news any more, how is that a valid theory? If we create weapons of mass-destruction and then use them, doesn’t that immediately tell us that we are no longer interested in survival of our own species? I think it goes a lot farther than that, that what it all boils down to is a whole lot more simple and complex than survival and reproduction. I think what we are ultimately looking for and living for is exchange. We have thoughts, we express them to others in order to get a response. We pick up a rock on the beach to know what it feels like in our hands and to move something, to change something in our surroundings. The only relevant thing to us is to get a response, to make an exchange, of words, touch, thoughts. Because if we were the last human alive on the planet, there would be no-one left to live for but ourselves, no-one to keep the exchange flowing, and then what would there be left?

    • mmm…all due to the drive for the survival of the individual and the others whom they have attached themselves to. But where will survival be if there remains no one to survive? And who is it that survives in the first place? Is it a name? Does one’s past survive? Where is it? When is it? Thoughts thoughts thoughts. Run run run. “This is not that;” “that is not this.” “Your this is not it. It should be that!” All is an argument over the same pot of soup, because “your” portion isn’t “mine” anymore, and “your” not tasting it right. If “I” am not enjoying it, then all is not well.

  3. Interesting. Self-interest is the key, but is not very p.c. today. We’re taught to think of the good of the group.

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