calvinsremnant said: What's your Instagram?

TheLazyYogi

Namaste :)

progress

progress

I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I’m an entertainer. That is to say, in the same sense, that when you go to a concert and you listen to someone play Mozart, he has nothing to sell except the sound of the music. He doesn’t want to convert you to anything. He doesn’t want you to join an organization in favor of Mozart’s music as opposed to, say, Beethoven’s. And I approach you in the same spirit as a musician with his piano or a violinist with his violin. I just want you to enjoy a point of view that I enjoy.

Alan Watts

Apparently we have a garden now

August deserves to be its own season. 

caramel-skin-gurl89 said: what is your twitter account name?

My twitter is @lazy_yogi and it’s pretty much just set to repost everything that I post here to tumblr. 

There is also a facebook page, which is mildly active. I think this fall I’ll start creating synchronized meditation events again for anyone who would like to join in: https://www.facebook.com/thelazyyogi

And that about wraps up my social media presence :P

Namaste!

What are some good music recommendations for manically packing up all your stuff the day before you move?

If you relate to everything, you don’t have to worry about being relatable.

You can be an indescribable dimension of cosmic divinity beyond all things and still cry at a funeral. 

If you desire liberation,
But you still say “mine,”
If you feel you are the body,
You are not a wise man or a seeker.

You are simply a man who suffers.

Unless you forget everything,
You will never live in your heart.

The Ashtavakra Gita

Just randomly had the “one saturday morning” theme song pop into my head. Anyone else know what I’m talking about?

the rooftop “maze” (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

the rooftop “maze” (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

brkndrms21 said: Hello, I often tell myself "what's the point since I'm going to die?" And its getting more and more "a disadvantage" as I feel like in not achieving anything because of that constant thought. How can overcome that inevitable truth without it becoming a handicap? All the best! xx

This is like showing up to a party and thinking there’s no point in meeting anyone or having any conversations since the party is going to end anyway. It is the very fact of the party’s end that makes the party a party. 

Thinking the party will go on forever is immature. Letting the party’s end make you indifferent to the party is merely melancholy. 

Of course, life isn’t a party. It’s a much more wild scene. But right now this phase you are going through is exactly the mood that Siddhartha once experienced. The contemplation of impermanence, the reality of death, is one of the thoughts that turns the mind toward truth. 

Stop telling yourself that question and actually ask yourself that question. Then it is no longer an obstacle. It is one of your greatest tools. 

So now, instead of rhetorically asking yourself ”what’s the point since I’m going to die?” try actually asking yourself ”what is the point since I’m going to die?”

Don’t look for Higher Truth or Destiny or Afterlife but seek to understand and come to terms with what this is, whatever that may be. It’s like watching a nature documentary; there isn’t One Conclusion to be drawn but at the same time it feels as though being immersed in singular knowledge. 

I always recommend The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron but I’ve also been reading another great book that’s also worth a look, Turning Confusion into Clarity by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

Namaste!

The path is one of non-obstruction such that our innate wisdom nature is allowed spontaneous unconditioned expression.

The place you are looking for is the place from which you are looking.

Mooji

hopeydopey526:

A Koala reflecting on his sins, his triumphs, and the inevitability of death.

i’m kvelling 

This actually strikes me as incredibly profound. And adorable. 

Like, this is something you can really do while casually eating an apple.