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Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

October 11, 2015

Chinese Philosophy & Duality

 

I have found the works of Lao Tzu very inspiring, I’ve read a good interpretation of the Tao Teh Ching, love it.(1)

I think that the various Chinese authors tell us progressive ways of looking at life and dealing with the various interplay’s we are all constantly involved with…

Rather than the interpretation, that we act out a certain way of life, it is more, a position we take from a mental perspective that yields the deeper understanding..That is locked within the words of the Tao Teh Ching.

For example, when we look at how the various dualties are explained in the Tao Teh Ching, ultimately it is the mental attitude that is of ut most importance… Rather then not striving to achieve goals, which I think is a misinterpretation, it is that we come to a position, mentally, of detachment, whilst simultaneously doing everything we can to achieve these desires.. For example.

Thus we come from a position of Desire vs Desirelessness. The misinterpretation from the majority of the Buddhists is that they see Desirelessness only. In reality, encompassment is the path the freedom of duality, not exclusion of one side, to the identification of the other.

Ultimately it is the application from a mental perspective these principles that yield up the reactive content within the crystals for transmutation .. Reading books like these provide a great trigger point for us to apply.


References

(1) Yasuhiko Kimura, THE BOOK OF BALANCE, A Translation of The Tao Teh Ching  

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 6, 2015

On Camera Selection & Form

A creative shooter seeks gear that compliments his style. This governs how chooses his equipment. As a person whom lives by fire of experience, it is this alone which stands as the one true test of acceptability.

The corpus of his modus is that, any gear he seeks, is to manifest his idea perfectly, that is all.

1000 Days in Paris-1-4

Should his gear encumber her in any way this stops an idea from manifesting correctly, and she discards it in lieu if something more refined.

Refined means that the ideas in ones mind flow like an an encumbered river back into the sea as the tides change, there is no separation. 

Therefore, the ability to manifest our ideas is the test of whether the gear is suitable.

A creative shooter constantly assesses whether his idea is manifested as it appears in his minds eye. He seeks to make his own picture in the minds eye then project the through her veil of space and time into a medium which accurately manifests his pre-produced idea.

The argument of film and digital is erroneous to the creative mind as he sees only the result of his thinking being manifested correctly as it was first seen in his mind, or, an aberration of something thing which resembles, but is not quite his desired rendering.

A creative shooter thus encompasses all methods and forms in order to manifest his idea. All are treated with the same degree of equanimity and impartiality. The ultimate aesthetic is the aesthetic of mind, and he seeks to mirror this aesthetic in her outer reflection of his inner minds picture.

1000 Days in Paris-1-2

Arguments about form and outer imaginings are not something a creative shooter is entangled by, as he uses all forms, as is required to manifest his ideas.

Thus the maxim follows, that the form is only a reflection of the picture, as the true picture exists beyond its reflection, in the mind, the form is the outer imaginings of the still inner mind.

Thus the camera serves as the gateway to reproduce his idea onto her outer form, but the form is only a reproduction of the idea, just as a book is full of words which mirror the thinking of its author.

Paris, Day 553
Jeremy

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

November 5, 2014

Ode

to

Unity vs Separation

(Written somewhere between 2001-2004)

my unity is my oneness
the still silence of knowing
my glassy pond of stillness
I can reflect anything from everywhere

the separation is my creation
the ripples one my cosmic pond
they are not me
they are my projection
my separation

the ripples of my mind
projected through our time
reflected in me
but are not me

a dream that was once real
simplifying life
my gaze is now inwards
to see that life delights

the stormy pond of our life
will calm again
sweep clear our desires
desireless ness

I create my waves of motion
my life
they do not create me

If I AM centered in my stillness
my separation cannot be

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

October 16, 2014

Control

I would say the greatest form of control: is when you don’t know you’re being controlled, worse yet, the controllers aren’t aware they’re controlling the people unaware of being controlled.

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

October 12, 2014

We Need to Be Controlled

Jackie Chan, recently made the statement: ‘we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.‘.(1)

This resistance pattern is something I believe is in the blood of most Asian people. Something which they feel deep in their beings.

Generally speaking, as referred to by Dr John Whitman Ray in Book Three of Logic in Sequence, particularly Chapter 29 there are four pathways of resistance we can follow. One of these pathways is the one pointed resistance to the effect where we have to be controlled, and through sheer force of will we choose with all our might that this is the case.

I believe Chan has uncovered the pattern that controls and dominates all Asian society in this doctrine of being controlled and the need to follow.

Whether this is Chan following state run mainland Chinese rhetoric or simply observing himself as a projection onto Taiwan or Hong Kong people is slightly unclear, but the former seems to be most likely, but is actually irrelevant. 

What matters, is people become aware and then transmute this pattern through the methodology described in the Logic in Sequence Series: Obverse, Receive, Re-create, Release,(2) and/or other similar methods of transmutation taught in other metaphysical theory.(3)

This pattern of being controlled, the need to follow, and to do so compulsively is what creates the regime that controls us. It is the outer manifestation our collective inner thinking.

The fact this pattern is coming into awareness is good, and the social activism taking place is Hong Kong is great as well. All that needs to happen is the willingness to be fully out of control and to be controlled, and the willingness to be the unwillingness to be the effect, as another example, and then, to recreate, take responsibility, and release this pattern.

Then we will see a permanent change in the thinking of those free thinking warriors determined to make changes and ultimately the freedoms will become reality for the people.

In summary, this rally and the series of previous rally’s against the controlling regime are good things. Just staying the course, whilst continually educating ourselves within how to release our resistances will change the external reality.

The outer must conform with the inner, as the outer is one with the inner essence as they exist simultaneously and sequentially, together. Once one’s attention is released from the outer condition it disappears back into he void.  

‘It is good to feel good about the good in one’s self; but it is bad to feel bad for the bad that should be destroyed’. – Bhagavad Gita, Verse 27(4)

Good Hunting!

Jeremy,
Paris, October, 2014.

(1) ‘Jackie Chan is no friend to Hong Kong’s protesters’. (10th October 2014). The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/10/jackie-chan-is-no-friend-to-hong-kongs-protesters/ Note: This article in no way supports Chan’s position in being controlled. Instead it steadfastly opposes any regime or person that seeks to control people, or support such an agenda. And, seeks to disseminate this information so the people can use it to free themselves and destroy any regime that seeks to control them, and to reinforce the democratic process. 

(2) See Esp: Observe, Receive, Recreate, Release. pg 81. Logic in Sequence, Book Two, The Healing Crisis. (1994) Ray, John, Whitman.

(3) The Flame of Attention. Krishnamurti, J. 

(4) pg 141. Verse 27. The Bhagavad Gita. (2001). Yogananda, Paramahansa.

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

October 5, 2014

The Politics of Change, a Chinese Perspective

It’s been an interesting journey for China in the last few years since I wrote this brief post on my old Body Electronics group. I feel that a gradual, slow and sure will of people are making changes for the positive China.

It’s not just people in China but the world that are pushing together from a position of collective will to form a cohesive spirit of reform. A pebble drops into the ocean and it’s ripples travel to the far shores of the universe. It then starts the long journey back. (2)

I believe that we are seeing the result of the ‘Maharishi Effect’ in full swing,(3) when out of nowhere it seems as if Hong Kong is in crisis where the streets are full of people protesting for new freedoms.

My thoughts are that it is not the end game that is important, but that people continue to lobby for efforts of freedom from a position of them already being completed. (4) 

What I mean, is, to be sure that we are focusing from a position of new freedoms already having been completed in our minds. As, if we do not we then create it’s opposite through resistance.

Therefore, focus, through social activism for change, yet keep the eye into the consciousness to recreate and free the minds of mental resistance simultaneously. This we see the cycle of Yin/Yang being completed.

God Speed to Hong Kong freedoms, and may the freeing of resistance and combined activity of social change calve a new path of freedoms for it’s people.

(Original Post 24th March 2012)

There is a growing movement within the rise of social consciousness via the Internet in China.(1) The question remains; will we see an Arab spring movement in China? (- soon?) And, can this be stopped if it does happen?

I think times are a changing in China and with the rise of global awareness ‘within and out’ of Chinese authoritarian rule, things will meet a ‘critical mass’ of awareness and, change, where an inevitable revolution, will happen – namely, a Neo-Liberal movement, is on the horizon.

Perhaps we can see the horizon, but, we can’t touch it …. just yet.

How does the global effect of collective consciousness change ‘affect’ the minds of people within China?

In response to a comment from a reader:

I think you’re referring to things in a way of simply ‘observing’ the outer conditions of mankind, without a solution. Namely, in manner of simultaneously viewing the inner essence. We can point to the outer, and talk “about it”, but our job, is to recreate the resistance, firstly, then to make appropriate changes in the outer world.

Collectively as we rise up through the level of the effect, we naturally rebel against a system, which we are resisting, and creating, call it what you will throughout each decade, but the principles are the same.

The Internet, is the vehicle, of what I would associate with the “doingness” of the “collective consciousness” of a geo-specific locale. Or, to put another way, the medium of communication which has a preponderance at the present time. As with time, the medium will change, ie, from press, to the digital age… to what?

The trends and data show us that there are over 700 million Internet users in China. The question I have put out, is, when this critical mass of people starts to create a coherent message of change, when will it happen, which I think it may do, and, could it be stopped by the government, if it does.

Remember, we project our thinking into the universe, which, it reflects back to us. As we change our thinking, so does this projection change. If we are pointing to the effect, or outer world, as I’ve suggested, and we do not view simultaneously the inner essence, we actually perpetuate the outer condition….because, we are “resisting” it.

(1) The sacking of Bo Xilai. (Mar 17th 2012) The Economist http://www.economist.com/node/21550309
(2) Russell, Walter.Think. (2003) The First Principles of Business Ethics. 
(3) See Esp; Maharishi Effect. Marharishi University of Management. (https://www.mum.edu/about-mum/consciousness-based-education/tm-research/maharishi-effect>; Note that in the work of Body Electronics it is understood that the square root of 1% of a group relevant to consciousness change taking place then critical mass is achieved. Notwithstanding, if coherence is achieved through TM, then it has a similar effect, however consciousness change still needs to take place. In the later case we are seeing the inertia changed through coherence of exceeding the upper parameters of the wave cycle of vibration in this area of consideration. Simply put, if people change their minds on a mass scale then it is permanent, if is through collective meditation and/or manipulation, one can conject that this said consciousness change still needs to take place, however the choices are arguably available, and achievable and maintainable through TM. Although TM is a form of Jhanic meditation(meditation with Seed), if people able to view the effect whilst creating a cause, then resistance can be recreated and released, although this activity is more more complicated then the 'Healing Crisis'. Nonetheless, it is possible, as when we focus our attention on an ideal, the resistance to this ideal is brought to the attention to be transmuted.
(4) Ray, John. Chapter 11, The List. Book One Logic in Sequence.