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Zen Master Lingi, Oscar Wilde, wonders, mystery, life, suchness, and glory

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas




“You needn’t seek wonders, for wonders come of themselves.”

Zen Master Lingi



             Mystery is, it need not be invoked nor sought after, it need only be recognized.

            The glory of being cannot help but spontaneously appear when our vision is clear enough to see it. Acknowledging this, the kun byed rgyal po’i mdo claims: “The great wonders are not difficult [to see]. Through subtleness the understanding of suchness as to all good qualities and forces immediately arises from its own”

            I am pointing to the natural outcome of honest perception, which leads to the realization of incomprehension, which leads to awe, which leads to life. Wonderment is simply the initial gust, the shock that occurs when all the lenses are cleared- the inaugural, flabbergasting startlement that ‘what is’ IS! It is the annihilation of all previous premises, prejudices, and pseudo-profundities. When we finally look completely at ourselves and the world, for the very first time, we shall see the wordless, unimaginable, intimate, inimitable miracle of being blossoming all around and within us.

And for this we do not have to seek for some secret, or develop great spiritual talents; we do not have to do anything, life does it all, for the essence of life is its unknowability.

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible”, observed Oscar Wilde. Which is to say- the unknown is the known, and the known is the unknown; the Mystery stands right before us and in us, we need only open our minds and let this realization surge in.

Life is an unimaginable miracle. Nothing is plausible. Nothing.


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THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

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