Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love
Akhirnya semua akan tiba pada suatu hari yang biasa
Pada suatu ketika yang telah lama kita ketahui
Apakah kau masih selembut dahulu…
Memintaku minum susu dan tidur yang lelap
Sambil membenarkan letak leher kemejaku
Kabut tipispun turun pelan-pelan di lembah kasih
Kau dan aku tegak berdiri
Melihat hutan-hutan yang menjadi suram
Meresapi belaian angin yang menjadi dingin
Apakah kau masih membelaiku semesra dahulu…
Saat kudekap kau dekaplah lebih mesra…
Apakah kau masih akan berkata…
Kudengar detak jantungmu
Kita begitu berbeda dalam semua
Kecuali dalam Cinta…
Remember that Buddha’s enlightenment was a realization that the thing he took himself to be didn’t exist. He realized that the body and mind were never actually him and he was just this sort of formless consciousness, which he described verbally to others as ‘emptiness’. However, it’s important to note that this emptiness is not the thing you imagine it to be. It is quite full with a kind of aliveness.
Buddha’s insight also applies to you: you are emptiness. Anything that happens in meditation is just a thing. It comes and it goes. If we get stuck on something, we think it’s because we need to fight it or analyze it or somehow take it apart. But by offering these phenomena, you surrender them and in doing so realize they were never yours. They’re just things, thoughts, feelings, that come and go.
Buddha was not a person. It’s very amusing the way Buddha sometimes used the word Tathagata when referencing himself; it can be translated as both one who has thus gone and one who has thus come. There was no longer any ‘he’, just an eternity that is here as everything and yet is eternally empty.
Again, Buddha’s enlightenment is also yours. It is not an event that happens in time or an individual being called ‘god’. It is the actual way of things and meditation is an excellent practice to discover that for yourself. You are not your body or your mind.
So when offering something to Buddha, you are really just offering something to emptiness. And in letting it go, you will allow it to return to emptiness. It was never yours.