ORIGINAL TEXT IN BLACK. COMMENT MARCH 2002 IN BLUE.
I feel in a sense, most inadequate (on re-thinking what passed tonight) because:
a) I was precipitating a visual KEY - which because of the nature of the response,was unable to externalize in what Samten deems a suitable FORM.
What did I mean by precipitating? Precipitation is to do with the weather?
b) Samten needs a long time to warm up and I feel he also talks better through pictures which are TRANMITTED telepathically and in a subliminal sense.
C) Seeds are sown. Water, (moisture) and FIRE are provided. The dark world of Pluto for the gestation / germination.
In Zen (ARCHERY, DISCUS, BOWS Etc) we use our entire physiological BEING during which we CONCENTRATE our senses!
The Bull's Eye (DOT, BINDU, TIGLE, CENTRE, SEED, SUN, NUCLEUS, CENTRE, CITADEL, POINT, etc) is surrounded by CONCENTRIC lines.
In the Mandala - the vertical EAST - WEST AXIS, cuts the horizontal NORTH - SOUTH AXIS, thus defining the centre - the point which is all but ignored by Christianity, and in many ways, over emphasized by Tibet.
CONCENTRATION (known as MINDFULNESS) is the essence of the total perception necessary to deal in SKILL with our material condition.
All great universal thinkers - aware of the
CYCLES OF NATURE.