Jed McKenna

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on empowerment, self sufficiency, and living large

"It is your show.

It is your universe.
There is no one else here, just you,
and nothing is being withheld from you.
You are completely on your own.
Everything is available for direct knowing.
No one else has anything you need.
No one else can lead you, pull you, push you or carry you."

    



                                      

Jed McKenna.

Jed McKenna

Source: info@philosophyworks.org

Contributed by: elizabethanne

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on enlightenment and truth

     Enlightenment is selfless awareness.  The process of enlightenment is not about becoming who you really are but about unbecoming who you never were.  It cannot be desired or wished for because prior to its achievement failure is pre-ordained by the radical deconstruction of self required to slip from the grip of the intolerable lie of 'self'.  From the perspective of ego, enlightenment is the biggest nothing of all time, totally anti-climactic, like waking up from a spectacular dream.  But, further, this Truth is beyond any possible sensation or thought in the mind -- it is more than human.  The real price of enlightenment, of immortality, is the severance of your attachment to all that is mortal, a complete disidentification with all that changes and passes away -- this entire world, in a nutshell.  This is something you must see for yourself, a madness you will embark upon only when your current position becomes untenable -- when you have no choice.  When your need is authentic you will get out of your own way and the universe will respond.  Grace happens.  So there is no such thing as an enlightened person; it's an immutable contradiction for that 'person' has ceased to exist and yet you (?) continue.  Perfectly human.

Jed McKenna

Source: Wild-ass paraphrasing

Contributed by: tom b

A Quote by Jed McKenna on rightful inheritance and human potential

     Once unshackled from the life-sucking demands of ego, we clearly see the unformed creatures we had hitherto been, like children.  Not children in the happy, lyrical sense, but in the abrasive, self-absorbed, discordant sense.  What we consider bright and beautiful in children is the inherent nature of the fully developed human.  Our true state is one of playfulness, innocence, lack of guilt, unboundedness of spirit, robust health and inner light, a natural confidence and unerring sense of right, imperturbability, grace, a calm eye and easy good humor, balance, fgreedom from malice and pettiness, the absence of fear, the presence of largesse and a permeating sense of gratitude.  Creativity.  Connectedness.  Correctness.  This is the clear and rightful state of the human being.  One must die of the flesh to be born of the spirit.  One's life energy, formerly squandered by ego, can then be turned to the higher purposes and potentials of life in the magnificent amusement park of duality.

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment, p 98

Contributed by: tom b

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on the big bang and the tao

     The entirety of mankind's science can be summarily discarded by anyone who understands the First Law of Objective Reality which states:  There Ain't None.  You can't tell the science guys that, though.  They work to create a Theory of Everything, but they have no idea what everything really means.  They talk about the Big Bang theory of how the universe began, like a vase shattering into a million tiny bits, but that's wrong too.  The way I see it, it's more like the film of their shattered vase running backward; all the millions of tiny particles and fragments following incalculably precise trajectories back to wholeness, fitting themselves together with such miraculous and unerring accuracy that by observing the perfection of any part, we can know the perfection of the whole.

                                      I discovered the secret of the sea
                                         in meditation upon a dewdrop.

                                                                       -- Kahlil Gibran --


     What's not a miracle?  Which piece of the vase is less than another?  Everything fits, everything belongs.  None are lost.  All will arrive.  The one is the source of the many, returning is the motion of the Tao, and the science guys got it ass-backward.  The universe isn't flying apart, it's flying together.

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment, p 301

Contributed by: tom b

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on self

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There is no true self.  There is self and no-self.  The deepest truth of any person is no-person.  It's not fear of death that drives humans, it's fear of non-being; oblivion.

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritual Enlightenment--The Damnedest Thing

Contributed by: tom b

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on jed mckenna, spiritual warfare, attraction, intention, and manifesting

When something seems to go wrong, it's invariably part of a larger right.

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritual Warfare, Pages: 161

Contributed by: David

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on jed mckenna, spiritual warfare, deceit, and habit

Self-deceit is the hardest habit to break cuz it tells us the we ain't self-deceived.

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritual Warfare, Pages: 118

Contributed by: David

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on jed mckenna, spiritual warfare, attraction, and intention

I want what's best and I trust the universe, not my little brain, to be the judge of what's best and how best to make it happen.

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritual Warfare, Pages: 102

Contributed by: David

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on shadow, obstruction, demons, and ignorance

"To move forward, you must figure out exactly what is obstructing you. Whatever it is, it isn't really there; it has no reality, no substance. It's your own creation, a phantom lurking in the shadows of your mind, a shadow demon. Your obstructions are your demons, and your demons are shadow dwellers. They live and thrive in the half-light of ignorance, so the way to slay a demon is by illuminating it with the full force and power of your focused attention; by looking at it, hard. Banish shadow with light and see for yourself that no obstruction exists, nor ever did. We create our demons and we feed them. To awaken we must slay them. That's really the whole process: Slay one demon, take one step.

Repeat."

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritual Warfare

Contributed by: cree

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on death and spiritual practice

"Spiritual Dissonance is what occurs where our inner world meets our outer world; where what we think is true butts up against what apprears to be true; where internal belief collides with external reality.  It's the discomfort that occurs where self and not-self come into contact.

Ego is like a thin sheath of atmosphere between the earth of self and the infinite space of not-self, holding one in and the other out.  We live out our lives in this narrow band, never digging too far down or testing our upper limits.This is where our emotional energy is spent, pumped into this gap between two incompatible surfaces, keeping them from grinding against each other and jolting us out of our slumber.

That grinding, when it does occur, is spiritual dissonance.

The egoic wall has no independent reality.  When we stop pumping energy into it, it starts dissolving.  That's what ego is, a segregated state, and that's the use to which we put our emotional energy.  The egoic shell in which we dwell is of our own making, like a force field that requires a constant source of emotional energy."  ~ Jed McKenna


Death is the key to life.  Death defines life, gives it shape and meaning and context.  Without a clear and honest relationship with our mortality, we live in a state of endless spiritual sprawl, a soupy gray fog that creates the hellish illusion of life stretching endlessly in all directions.

We've homogenized our lives by hiding the parts we're afraid of, and in so doing, we've removed all sense of urgency from life.  We have taken death out of life and that allows us to live unconsciously.  Death never left, of course, we've just turned away from it, pretended it wasn't there.  If we wish to awaken - and that's a mighty big if - then we must welcome death back into our lives.  Death is our personal Zen master, our source of power, our path to lucidity, but we have to stop running from it in blind panic.  We need only stop and turn around and there it is, inches away, staring at us with an unblinking gaze, finger poised, every second of our lives. That finger is the one true thing in the dream-state, and it will, for a fact, come down.

Death -awareness is the universal spiritual practice.  What we have sought in books, and magazines, in teachers and teachings, in ancient cultures and foreign lands, has been breathing down our neck the entire time.  It's not just another mood-making spiritual technique that you dabble with for a few weeks and blame yourself when it doesn't deliver.  Death always delivers.  Death is your only true friend, the only friend that will never abandon you and that no one can take away.  It slices through every lie, ridicules every belief, mocks every vanity and reduces ego to absurdity.  He's sitting with you right now.  If you want to know something, ask him.  Death doesn't lie.

Jed McKenna

Contributed by: cree

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