Author Archives: Albert Low (Before Jan 2016) Jean Low (After Jan 2016)

If you can see into this.

“If you can see into this, you will see we can never be parted.” Words Albert spoke. But what was “this”?. Why did I not ask him? Because I did not need to. I knew what this was, just as … Continue reading

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The Mirror

teisho 1074  (2007) Many people have a propensity to adopt a certain kind of mental posture:  it is a posture of being on guard.  When it is exaggerated, it is the posture of bracing, bracing against thoughts and ideas.  But … Continue reading

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You take the inner for the outer, the outer for the inner.

teisho 1246 (2011) We have become fascinated by the content of experience.  We have learned how to extend our experience through the medium of books, television, films. One could even say we are hypnotized by it, and you could say … Continue reading

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Life is suffering

teisho 675 (1999) You have a point of view which is fixed.  It is the fixity that is the problem, not the point of view.  Life is constantly giving us challenges that make us feel vital and energetic.  When we … Continue reading

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The doing of no doing

teisho 1170 (2009) Nisargadatta says that all happiness comes from awareness. It is interesting to explore what this word happiness means.  A lot of the time it is associated with being transported, caught up in in an excited response to … Continue reading

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The Silver Mountain

teisho 1013  (2006) When you have not penetrated the Great Way, it is like silver mountains and iron cliffs. One of the descriptions of working on oneself is that it is like climbing a silver mountain that has no handholds … Continue reading

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Coming home to what you are.

teisho 1343 (2014) Nisargadatta: The reward of self-knowledge is freedom from the personal self. There is general, basic awareness which, in its purity, has no reflection. And then there is self awareness: it is a sort of tunnel vision, limited … Continue reading

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We need to shift our attention

teisho 735  (2000) We take so many things for granted.  We set up certain habits, ways of reacting, and repeat them over and over again. Gurdjief used to say that the curse of human nature was the mechanicalness of human nature.  It … Continue reading

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Come home

teisho 707  (2000) Everything is an opportunity for practice.  Everything is an expression of the Dharma.  Dogen. You can find what you have lost, but you cannot find what you have not lost.  Nisargadatta. The question ‘Who am I?’ has … Continue reading

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The great liberation.

teisho 1303  (2013) The basic question in our practice, and really in our lives, is  “What is death?” This question is the same as “What am I?”  People talk about the mystery of death, but life is no less a … Continue reading

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