April 20-B, 2023

Rockport Harbor 01 10-13-2009 Oil Paint Rendered–Penobscot Bay, Rockport, Maine
Some ways of being in the world
are better/worse than other ways 
of being in the world.

Being Jesus is being ourselves
with a particular spin on it.

Being Jesus is also being the Buddha,
and being Lao Tzu,
and Chung Tzu,
and Lei Tzu,
and Wen Tzu...
and all those who have known
what is to be known,
and who have done
and what is to be done about it.

That is the spin that transforms reality
by seeing/being/doing what's what
and what is called for
in each situation as it arises,
and is, therefore,
"transparent to transcendence,"
and IS transcendence
the way the path to The Path
is also The Path.

Which is to say that
everything reveals transcendence,
discloses The Path,
to those with eyes to see,
and nothing does
to those with eyes incapable of seeing.

Those who are incapable of seeing
kill those who see.

Dying is the price of seeing
and the price of not-seeing.
It is only a transition point
for those who see,
and it is the end of the line
for those who do not see.

Seeing transitions into transcendence,
not-seeing disappears into
Poof You're Gone That's That.

At least, that is how it would be
if I were writing the script.

As it is, 
it is all waiting to be seen,
or not-seen.



Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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