A beam of bliss

suzi's picture

Average: 4.7 (15 votes)

Every so-and-so seconds
a beam of bliss
is hitting you.

It is so ecstatic
that you want it again that bad.

Believing that all is dependent
you desperately search for reasons
to have this taste of bliss again
while you could have simply just waited
for so-and-so seconds or so.

Here it comes,
watch out,
I say.
For the first time,
I see.

Still, it is not worth,
you say,
without a reason,
and myself.

lucas's picture

Gaps in the thinking process

The beam of bliss comes in each gap in the thinking process, every gap of no mind.

We are usually not aware of these microscopic gaps between the thoughts. These gaps are the precious stones, not the thoughts.

This is why the bliss is not constant but comes in beams.
Achieve constant state of no mind and the stream will become constant.

lucas | Sun, 05/17/2009 - 22:43
Phroggy's picture


True, but no mind has ever achieved no-mind. Now and then, one of the scenery backdrops falls, and there is the sweetness, for a moment. Did it fall because mind was diligent or because mind failed at it's job to hold the scenery props in place? The first thing mind wants to know is 'How did I do that?' Of course, the answer is, mind did not do it. Mind relaxed it's guard for a bit, mind faltered a bit, and before it could lift the scenery backdrop into place again, something was noticed beyond; something both wonderful and terrifying. A wonderful place where mind cannot live.
The goal is not for mind to achieve, but to fail utterly, miserably.

Phroggy | Mon, 05/18/2009 - 18:08
banana's picture

no mind is easy

First, it is so true: the mind is programmed to inquire 'How did this happen?' (not necessarily 'How did I do that?') in order to be able to duplicate pleasure and avoid pain, in other words: to control.

There is no achievement of no mind by mind. The mind can simply stop - it stops spontaneously in the switching between thoughts (as there is no sudden change in nature) and it can be made to stop - it is easy to do so and pointless to analyze this, the practice is the evidence.

banana | Tue, 05/19/2009 - 08:57
Phroggy's picture


No mind means ego death which means enlightenment. When are going to start your Satsang tour? ;)

Phroggy | Tue, 05/19/2009 - 19:16
divine intervention's picture

not at all

No, not at all. No mind means no mind, it is just a state, the substratum of consciousness can be aware to that state. Enlightenment is by far something else, it involves metaphysical and deeper aspects and is not just a state. The closer experience that can give you a true taste of enlightenment is satori and not "no mind" (which indeed when practiced steadily over sometime leads to satori).

This is indeed a classical mistake of the so many innocents (mainly in the west) that happen to have some glimpse or "no mind" experience and think they are enlightened and eager to start to teach.

divine intervention | Wed, 05/20/2009 - 08:11
Quantum's picture

When I caught myself in this gap a few days ago...

...and was feeling that peaceful, tranquility in solitude feeling, when everything "feels"..."quiet"..."inside." My analytical left brain kicked in, this time somewhat pre-ordained to do so, and immediately...during that state of peacefullness, I thought to myself, "Quick! Am I Present? Am I only 'In The Now?' Am I thinking of the past?" And to test further, while this experience lasted, I deliberately thought of something in the past, and guess what, the "grace" did not go away any sooner than it did.

That simple experiment initially leads me to believe, that this "peacefulness" and "tranquility" is a Grace. Being PRESENT IN THE NOW, does not automatically bring it about. At least not for me. All I can do is open the door by being "Now." And wait for the breeze of "Grace" to come in. It comes when it comes.

I tell you honestly, when I last had a strong feeling of this "peace" I want and jumped around in my thoughts to the past, and even activated my thinking...and it remained! No less and no more than it normally does. So, we can think, of past or future while in a "State of Grace."

Quantum | Tue, 11/24/2009 - 19:12
Luz76's picture

Evident and still evasive

So true. Wait for some moments and you will feel the beam.

And then, after one has seen that bliss just comes in beams by itself, he nevertheless stays with his old habit of trying to bring bliss by introducing reasons and this way he misses the beams.

How come one will act so stupidly in the most crucial issue, bliss?

The post suggests that the search for reasons for the bliss gives meaning and content to one's life; and also that without this reason story the "I", the myself may not be anymore.

Luz76 | Tue, 11/24/2009 - 20:00
lagrima's picture

ego and the beam

incredible, this is true, and a good meditation: quietly to wait for a beam.

I liked the last verse - we want the reason and to be the doers - ego, fulfillment, effort, achievement.

lagrima | Sun, 12/20/2009 - 19:46
babagirl8's picture


Such beautiful Insight!! This will stay with me for a long time! THANK YOU!!

babagirl8 | Wed, 01/06/2010 - 18:16
david's picture

i agree

if we let ourselves we can feel at those moments how beautiful life is, truly, not as a cliché.

I've noticed that these beams happen to be more noticeable naturally in times when you are less thinking, in times when you exercise quieting of the mind.

david | Sat, 01/23/2010 - 22:19