Friday, April 30, 2010

We Must Move On

Our Brothers...

Peace & Love, We live as We dream --together.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Desperate Means

Loneliness strikes so deep because it is the most strained filtration of the heart through the mind. It is indicative of Our biggest illusion; that We are somehow separate, distinct, not derived of, perpetuated by and returned to the same source. It roots the mind within the heart, constraining their respective and relative independence. It causes Us to confuse the two, and in Our confusion, We isolate them. But they need each other, just as We all do. Though the delusion of loneliness has a time and place in self-improvement, it more often facilitates reactionary impulses rather than consistently loving grace; We resort to desperate means to achieve desperate ends. We stew in vanity and ego, losing sight of what's really important: Us. We forget Our own importance regardless of conditional expectations, and unconditionally loving the Universe becomes impossible, because it seems too difficult to love ourselves. Our imperfections are inescapable, but Our ability for transformation is imminent.   Every thing is constantly changing everywhere instantly. There's no need to force it, and indeed, trying to forcibly control reality inherently renders the effect of the action impermanent. Only when We can learn to harness reality through understanding and unconditional love may We all truly know permanent liberation, only and always together.

This is for Us.
Peace & Love, We live as we dream --together.

Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Let It Ring

I apologize for the relative silence lately! I hope you're not missing me too much, but it's definitely been a stimulating week planning the pilgrimage!  There have been many developments since I first realized this revelation, and the Universe is supportive as expected.  More information to come soon regarding this endeavor, and thanks so much for y'all's support!  I'll be getting this ball rolling for real this weekend, so stay tuned!
And, just so you know, this kind of inspiration is why I'm walking:

"We live as we dream --together."

Peace & Love

Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heart, The Lonely Pilgrim

"...If the glory can be killed we are lost..."
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck

There's no end to ways of understanding. The beauty and danger of the Universe is captured and transmitted through language, infinitely, endlessly, boundlessly, through positives and negatives, yins and yangs, femininities and masculinities, dualities constructed of the mind. But language is only the physical manifestation of the Universe filtered through the mind. It is not the Universe itself. Only our hearts truly know the Universe, and our minds merely filter what reality necessitates, what we call possibilities. The impossibilities, those Universal truths which we inevitably, by definition, fail to comprehend, are incomprehensible because they are derived of the heart. The heart operates on a different dimension from the language of the mind which is constructed to divide. The heart, instead, unites all dualities, a seeming impossibility in and of itself, to prove the impossible possible. It is in this action that the heart truly accesses ultimate reality. This ultimate reality, then, dictates, through the filters of our minds, this constructed reality in all of its (im)perfections, all of its many splendors and wonders, worries and anxieties. It produces society, which produces us, which produces them, which produces the dualities of reality themselves. It's no wonder it seems hidden, passive, an impossibility...

But life's journey, due to the yearnings of the passive heart, is one of adventure, of facing all odds, of proving the impossible possible. And so it has been realized upon me that We need constant reminders of the adventure of life, which commits me to a pilgrimage. This pilgrimage, mirroring the Universe's dualism, operates on two dimensions: the first, is the ultimate and abstract journey into your heart, the second, the arduous physical 1,000 mile pilgrimage from my hometown, San Antonio, TX, to the place where I became me, and me eventually We, Colorado. The significance and synchronicities of such a seeming impossibility are beyond reason. All I know, deep in my heart, is that I will need your support and encouragement. I am doing this to keep the dream alive that we can one day have a world which we do not wish to retreat from; a world we can all share in common peace, each fulfilling our destinies and blissful in each other's desires because Our desires are One desire, that desire derived from the heart, that unceasing search, unquenchable thirst, insatiable lust for true knowledge. When we each know it in our hearts, when we can realize it together, We can change the world.

And this is, naturally, no small task. I'll need all the encouragement and support I can get, whatever I can get, from anyone, because We're all in this together. I hope I can be an inspiration, in any way, to keep hope alive against the more salient dangers of fear. So, whether you can spread the dream, pray and hope for a successful pilgrimage, adventure and journey, or contribute to the cause, I hope We can all take part somehow. Because when one of us suffers, all of us suffer, just the same as our triumphs! We're in this boat together, and it's truly the dream that counts; the action is only the dream actualized.

Any contribution helps, from pocket change, to a tent or raincoat, to spreading the dream, but the more We can rally together, the more We can contribute to something truly larger than ourselves! I will donate all remaining funds raised upon the completion of my march to Colorado to Amnesty International, or the charity of Our choosing should We collectively pick a better one. So, please, whatever your effort, let's inspire heartfullness in our fellow humans to hopefully inspire more creativity to figure out how to construct a better World to share!

If you can't contribute for any reason but support the cause, please share with your friends via this blog or Facebook.  Contributions may be sent online via my bandcamp, where you can also receive some tunes I've made!

Peace & Love, please dream with Us

Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hallucination Generation

There is more to reality than meets a normal eye...

Celebrating Action

I want to share this email from the Drug Policy Alliance and ask you to join me in pledging to help legalize marijuana.
Dear Friend,
This war won’t end if you stay silent.
4/20 is an important day for many people in our movement.  You may be one of the thousands of people gathering next week at rallies in Boston, Boulder, New York, Santa Cruz, Seattle and other cities.  Or maybe you just believe our country’s backwards marijuana laws need a major overhaul.
Whatever your plans on 4/20, let’s use the day to join together and declare our support for ending marijuana prohibition.  Click here to show your support for legalizing marijuana and help us reach 10,000 signatures by midnight, 4/20.
Maybe you smoke marijuana and are tired of being considered a criminal. Maybe you’re a teacher or public health advocate tired of politicians cutting money for education and health to pay for new jails and prisons.  Maybe you’re a civil rights activist appalled by racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement. Or maybe you just don’t want your tax dollars wasted on ineffective policies.
Now is the time to make your voice heard.  Sign our pledge and make a commitment to help legalize marijuana.  After you sign, tell 10 friends to add their voice.
Our movement includes people who love marijuana, people who hate marijuana, and people who don’t care one way or the other.  But we all agree on one thing – marijuana prohibition is doing more harm than good.
The tide is quickly turning against the war on marijuana.  Lawmakers across the country are introducing legislation to regulate marijuana like alcohol.  Newspapers are calling for major reform.  Sting and other prominent people are speaking out.  In November California voters will have the historic opportunity to vote on ending marijuana prohibition.
More Americans support legalizing marijuana than ever before, and it’s time for us to speak out.  Help us reach 10,000 signatures by midnight, 4/20 by signing our pledge to legalize marijuana.

Thanks for your time and support!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tipper - Minimal Thoughts of Reason

Fabulous show here in Austin Saturday! Looking forward to Lotus on Friday! Thanks loves!

On Conceptualized Reconnaissance

These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded.

1. And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."

2. Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]"
-- The "Lost" Gospel of Thomas, The Gnostic Society Library

You will not learn ultimate reality here.  As much as we may read or write about the Universe, as long as we confuse knowledge and knowing, we are lost.  No matter how much knowledge we can collect, how many observations or measurements, the illusion, the big act of separation created by our differing sensory perspectives and experiences, leads us to arrange and rearrange the data endlessly to appease certain localities of power.  Knowing, alternatively, works far more subtly and creatively.  Inspired by the heart, we all know the most basic universal feelings; love, empathy, creativity, whatever one may call it.  These are intrinsically bound to the experience of consciousness, even in its own vacuity.  They are so crucial to the experience of consciousness and the unquenchable thirst for knowledge; in this dimension does creativity carry forth.  As night and day, the seasons of the year, the lunar cycle, solar cycle each have their own rhythms, consciousness follows observable patterns as well, both following such predictable patterns and defying them.  These patterns we may really understand as karma, or the dimension of action, of intentional, conscious, knowing action, bound by dharma, often understood as duty.  This isn't to say some pre-determined purpose which you are bound to, because the karmic cycle operates both within and without us.  Just as the apples which grew provide the seed, or essence, of the tree, so do you provide the essence of the Universe, your Universe.  Our brain, which our hearts grow with(out) even knowing it, is a clear reflection of what we too often consider the other, or everything outside of our selves, the Universe.  We purposely forget it is our Universe, constructed by our brains to provide endless wonder, joy and play.  We get caught in the delusion that others are responsible for our (mis)fortunes while, truly, there is no other.  As lonely as infinite singularity is, we constantly recreate our initial Question, a steady Om that still resonates through the Universe.  From there, consciousness expands ever outward like a wildfire producing myriad variety and endless wonder.  So You, not they, are the dreamer of reality, and your heart knows it.  When you becomes We, then, We know it; our heart knows it.  When our heart knows it, our mind fades and knowledge is no longer shrouded in mystery.  Just as it starts with the creation of a question, it soon provides an answer, related to the cycles of karma. Our expectations, as action, perpetually produce results, manifesting synchronicities and imagination, further perpetuating creativity.  Like the Universe, our consciousness expands infinitely, beyond measure, and so we're always chasing it.  We purposefully can't keep up, because it's better than nothing.    Of course, still, though We can describe it, understand it, transmit it through words, how do we know it? For the act of inertia, of knowing absolutely, becomes uncreative, finite or destructive.  Though neither can exist without the other, quenching the thirst of knowing, if ever even possible, seems the downturn in the cycle.  When we become satiated, the effort and action cease to matter, and insignificance spawns irrelevance and apathy, the opposites of duty, love and empathy which are derived of creatively seeking knowledge, constantly, perpetually into infinity.  So a goal can be established that We, knowing as One, born of the heart's creativity will forever seek to know to perpetuate the creative process --not our selves, but the Self of the Universe within all of us.  Power is found nowhere but everywhere.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. 
-- Mahatma Ghandi

Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Life Flows on Within You and Without You

The Beatles feel it.

Friday, April 16, 2010

constant surprises

...We ain’t got no time
To let yourself go
Circling death in the devil’s flow
I wanna walk with my trust
Got sovereignty with my kind
I wanna dance, with my lust
Got sovereignty with my kind
Hold to the riddle
Hold to the lies
This is the plague
Of our kind
Hold to the rhythm
Hold to the lies
Is this the plague
Of your kind?
I am harmony
Dance to the rhythm of your destiny
As we dance to the rhythm of your destiny
Yes we all got to die...

Beautiful people, creating truth, transforming the world. what are You doing Brahman?...

I wish I had his eloquence and accent. We're working on it. Sweet dreams lovers!

How do We be great?




through laughter love n light;
for Understanding, Bliss n Peace

-loving poetic inspiration

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bonobo feat. Bajka - Between The Lines (Live @ Loop Festival 2007)

Amazing show last night!

relative synchronicities perpetually astound and abound


"He who has filled the universe, He who is Self in self, how shall I salute Him!" To know the Atman as my nature is both knowledge and realisation. "I am He, there is not the least doubt of it." "No thought, no word, no deed, creates a bondage for me. I am beyond the senses, I am knowledge and bliss." There is neither existence nor non-existence, all is Atman. Shake off all ideas of relativity; shake off all superstitions; let caste and birth and Devas and all else vanish. Why talk of being and becoming? Give up talking of dualism and Advaitism! When were you two, that you talk of two or one? The universe is this Holy One and He alone. Talk not of Yoga to make you pure; you are pure by your very nature. None can teach you..."
--Swami Vivekananda

We're not here to preach.  We're here to learn; to humble the rumble of Our unspoken ego to ALL let go.    Don't fear rejection or failure because if you feel it deeply enough in your heart to take action, there's a good chance We all do too, even if very deep inside where we hide our insecurities.  Be weary, however, of confusing your mind with your heart; though they operate together, belief and feeling are not the same.  Belief is culturally bound and produced of observation, formulated and transmitted through language and ultimately prone to produce flawed action.  Feeling, deriving from the heart, however, is boundless, indescribable and genuine.  It is, therefore, creatively capable of inducing the right attitude and subsequent action.  That we use related words like intuition and emotion to understand the yearnings of Our hearts, itself, proves the feeling of love's infinitudes.  Like God, we can sense feelings but never quite explain them.  This difficulty and creativity lends itself to our popular dismissal of feelings as fickle, irrational and avoidable.  They are often burdensome, indeed.  But, like God, feelings are everywhere.  Constantly exerting effort trying to avoid Them, as hierarchy, structure and society demand, we are attached to desire and this reality precisely because we think belief to be superior.  But belief is the fickle one!  We once believed the world to be flat.  If you walk into a dark room and think you see a snake, the feeling of fear will arise.  This is a predictable causal reaction.  If you then find out that the 'snake' is, in fact, a rope, you'll likely feel embarrassed, precisely because your mind failed you.  Of course, people have different reactions to the same event, but only in the way they describe them.  If it derives from the depth of Our heart, it is True.  Our mind's filter the divine through language to produce our realities.   The experiential, mundane and everyday belief that we are separate, then, produces varying results.  Pure, unadulterated feelings, if such an ideal exists, are One amorphous, creative, splendid, loving and constant.  Describing it is, indeed, silly due to the endeavors' futility.  But, oh, how We must try!  If We are to share this Universe we have to understand It.  It's no small task, but it seems like we're getting the hang of it.  Right Action is the end, not the means; an ideal, not a commandment; the ultimate process, not an attainable state of Being --only produced through love.  You'll love it when you feel It.  It is All-consuming, immutable, transcendent and most capable of changing the Universe.

"The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find you heart, and you will find your way."


Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Power of Love

"Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me Truth" -- Henry David Thoreau

While grappling with the difficult existential questions upon which religions are formulated, we've come to quite a multiplicity of explanations throughout history.  Ultimate reality is clearly a matter for debate, and yet, despite occasional (in)certitude(s), we often agree that It transcends human perception and language.  We can point to God's existence but never exactly locate Him.  Through faith we believe, but, as reason inevitably falls short in describing absolute Truth, we have trouble transcending human labels and attributes.  We ultimately must settle for describing Brahman in vague, abstract terms.  More often than not, we know It most fully with our hearts rather than our minds.  An intellectual analysis of the absolute is prone to both the beauty and limitations of our constructed semantics.  Though theologies abound in multitudes, they are all intrinsically tethered to the social, cultural and political realities in which they were developed.  Indeed, a religion's success or failure is dependent upon exactly such realities, rather than the actual content or intention of the theology itself.  Love, however, is innate, never learned, and an integral part of Our common path to Enlightenment.  Without love, a child could have no mother, a father no son, lovers couldn't love, and existence as we understand it could not exist.  Therefore, despite the vacuity of attempted descriptors of Brahman, Universal love is poignantly more accessible, by all, for all, and, most importantly, from all.  Of course, "it ain't easy out there for a pimp."  As much as we may espouse theologies of Universal love, our sensory perceptions of reality often lead to its opposite: hate.  And if love accesses Truth, hate, then, is its opposite, at least in pragmatic, practical, everyday, mundane semantics; access of unTruth.  In other words, hate is delusion, only propagated by samsara, or through human suffering.  This is not to say that hate is necessarily wrong, or to be avoided at all cost, for, certainly, some are deserving of hate.  Instead, hate, or even more simply put, aversion, is no less than desire turned on its head, called by another name.  Rather than uniting us, hate further splinters our already disparate personal realities, and so the cycle continues...
Love, not hate, then, is the most readily accessible manner in which We can truly realize a more interconnected, deeper and more absolute understanding of Brahman, the Universe, Dao, God, Adonai, Allah, and Ultimate Reality, whatever your personal preference may be.

 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
      Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
      What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
      Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
      Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
      What's in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet;
      So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
      Retain that dear perfection which he owes
      Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
      And for that name which is no part of thee
      Take all myself.

"...the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return..."          --Nat King Cole

Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!


May all beings everywhere
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

May no living creature suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.
May the blind see forms,
And the deaf hear sounds.
May those whose bodies are worn with toil
Be restored on finding repose.
May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food;
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.
May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May the forlorn find hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.
May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests;
May all medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.
May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.
May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed
May the powerless find power
And may people think of benefiting each other.

Ever feel off?  Often times our most difficult struggles come just after the best of times.  And we wonder why such hardships should trouble us, but we never wonder why we deserve the good times.  We're prone to taking them for granted.  And so we are human!  And the cycle continues.  When we think we're in bliss, we forget about the hard times hoping bliss lasts forever.  But there's no such thing as forever.  Everything has an end, even if only just to make room for another's new beginnings.  And so life marches on, relentlessly, with no escape.  We are victims of our own desires, dreams and aspirations, until, that is, we forget them.  Becoming enlightened, divine like God, is the only ultimate goal worth wanting, and yet, the wanting makes it that much more elusive.  Like clockwork, just when you think you've got it, it, whatever it may be, slips away as quickly as it was realized.  And so we struggle to find that balance; between reality and imagination, between me and you, Us and It.  Because we can never know if we've got it; it is immeasurable.  So, all we can do is try...
Alas, fret not!  Through our efforts we inspire others, and so, like wildfire, our wisdom, compassion, intention and grace transcend our embodied selves to enlighten others.  For when we realize our desire for personal gain to be detrimental to the well-being of others, we recognize our greed and its effect upon all.  Clearly, we're not in this alone.

"No one may realize enlightenment until every one has."

Baby Einstein signing off. Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Here We Go...

I find myself awake in the middle of the night, sometimes sleeping in the middle of the day, but always wondering why we're here. I guess I've always been curious, and I've never been given any good answers. Eventually I told myself that we create our own purpose, and so here I am; typing as a testament to mankind that we are productive. That we can ultimately overcome our seeming smallness to do something great is one thing we must never take for granted. Despite the distractions of everyday life, we can transcend our seemingly personal desire and greed, and instead treat our neighbors as ourselves to create a society that we actually want to live in. It may not be obvious, but we're doing a pretty good job. Like most great things, change is subtle. All in all, it should be self-evident that, rather than the results, the process is what truly counts. We must constantly struggle to shed our ego embodied by our perpetually fickle desires. Without struggle, there can be no progress.
And here,
We try to laugh, love and live, for Understanding, Bliss and Peace, with each, every and All, derivations of One.

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery- celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "It's not where you take things from- it's where you take them to."