The Open Dimension

Commentary on social issues; politics; religion and spirituality

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Location: Laguna Hills, California, United States

I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Indian Musical Instruments (3): Surbahar

Dzogchen Verse (2)

Here is the essential meaning of resolution in openness :
coming from nowhere, abiding nowhere, and going nowhere,
external events, unoriginated visions in empty space, are ineffable;
internal events, arising and released simultaneously,
like a bird's flight-path in the sky, are inscrutable.

Imaged in the existential ground, without substance,
our experience cannot be articulated;
it all occurs autonomously, timelessly,
without linear sequence.
( Longchenpa, Treasury of Natural Perfection )

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Indian Musical Instruments (2) : Esraj