Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, except exactly who you’re being right now.
Surrender is to give oneself up to the original cause of one’s being. Do not delude yourself by imagining such a source to be some God outside you. One’s source is within oneself. Give yourself up to it. That means that you should seek the source and merge in it.
I am not a Hindu,
Nor a Muslim am I!
I am this body, a play
Of five elements; a drama
Of the spirit dancing
With joy and sorrow.
Oh my god
Marky Ramone and Micky Dolenz!
I have had the pleasure of meeting both of these men! My old band opened for Marky’s Intruders and my wife and I had the pleasure of VIP one one meet and greet with Micky prior to a solo show in Indiana. What a weird world when paths like these meet.
“The lie you live in is falling and I am not part of it. You use the word God to make money. You make fun of God and have murdered the world in the name of Jesus Christ.”
— Charles Manson, 1970
- (Quote Source: Charles Manson’s first statement)
- (Photo Source: AP Wire Photo)
Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
What you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
“Plants and herbs that you call drugs have more power than you understand. All the distorted thoughts and rules make problems worse. Here is a story: Two men are in a cell. One said he wanted to die and was going to kill himself. The other said he wouldn’t let him. So the first guy killed the other one and then himself. If people want to eat shit, you cant stop them.”
— Charles Manson, 1986
- (Source: Letter to Ronald Reagan)