Frederick Lenz quotes and sayings
February 9, 1950
April 12, 1998
What we do outwardly will only interrupt the flow of our perfect attention is it is not in harmony with the dharma.
Eve was blamed for the fall of man, and in return all women to come were to inheret her karmic responsibility for the so-called "fall of man". Their punishment was to experience pain in childbirth, and never be trusted by man or God again.
Love is beginningless and endless ecstasy. It is an unfathomable mystery. It is the study of our lives.
Eternity is selfless giving. Eternity sends forth all of the worlds, the very fabric of existence.
Self-hate doesn't create enlightenment. It just causes you to not enjoy the current moment.
The things you see are real, but they are not a complete seeing - Samsara.
Everyone experiences desire. Desire is not bad. There is no good or bad from the point of view of karma. There is only structured reaction.
Consumer goods become enlightenment, relationships, anything! It doesn't really matter because infinity exists in everything. "Greater than the greatest, smaller than the smallest, the self dwells in the hearts of all," that is the Upanishads.
Go out and do the things you are afraid to do gradually. Gain the power to do that through meditating. You will find yourself limitless reality that knows no fear.
In my travels, I have found two peoples, the Tibetans and the Fijians, who don't seem to have this problem. Their closeness with their environment, their religions, and their relationships with each other and nature make them feel part of everything.
If you learn to lead your life strategically and strongly, you can overcome the opposition. But running away, you never overcome anything. The pathway to enlightenment is for the warrior, the samurai.
Focus on beauty all day long. Realize how incredibly beautiful your life is. How incredibly beautiful it is to feel, to look around, to be, to experience all this wonder.
Tantric Buddhism is just a collection of things that work by doing them. And sometimes we add new things. We have electronic music; we did not have it in Tibet.
If we are in a high enough state of consciousness we see that life is only a passing dream.
You must live the life of a saint. You have no choice because to do anything else is to enter into the human kingdom, which is a land of unfulfilled opportunity.
Eventually light prevails, you just have to be patient. So practice Buddhism, learn to be enlightened, put a smile on your face, go find a great teacher, meditate, and stay funny.
There is this school of thought that says the usage of all mystical and occult powers is bad. I find that thought is usually propounded by people who don't have any powers. It's kind of a sour grapes attitude.
It is necessary to have a very liberal and simultaneously very conservative mentality to practice Tantric Zen.
I was very dawn to people I loved, to my family, to my father, to my sister, to my brothers.
The throat chakra is the center that is aesthetic. It gives an appreciation of beauty.
It is important to monitor your mind constantly. This is particularly important if you are studying with an enlightened teacher, because you are absorbing tremendous power from the teacher.
True wisdom is to see and understand your relationship with the universe. When you gain that relational knowledge, then you are wise.
You need to become a winner to go beyond winning and losing.
Power is what is required to change the universe - to change yourself into what you might like to be.
Meditation is the use of symbols, not abstractions. A symbol is something alive. It is a hyphen between one reality and another.
We prefer humility in others - and if we prefer it in others - we can soon prefer it in ourselves.
When you are meditating, thinking about things in this world is not going to help you. Instead, forget about everything for a while and look at something that is perfect, this will help you deal with the world better.
To be psychic is to see without the senses and to keep the thoughts and emotions of others out of your awareness.
Think of your life as a field. The field is the field of action. What a mystic does is set up their life as a field of power.
Don Juan, in the teacings of Carlos Castaneda, makes the same point. You have to fool people into seeking knowlege. People will not do it of their own volition.
If you can be agreeable to each and every person or situation with which you come into contact - no matter how "difficult" it is or how much you think you are in the "right" - then you are demonstrating control.
The causal body is like DNA or RNA in that it is the coding that determines your level of evolution.
Your ability to use mind whatever way you choose is outrageous. Much will depend upon how intensely you approach the study and the state of mind in which you begin.
What is a woman? A woman is chaos. Chaos is the naturally perfect state of all things.
There is an art, a science to gaining power. There is a natural force or inclination in all of our beings to accumulate power. The problem that we come into is conditioning.
Avoidance of experiences is a fixation and it binds you to the world, it binds you to the personal self.
If you have the sense of participation in sports or athletics, of being a player, then you are not really into the Zen mind. In Zen mind there is no sense of self in the play.
There is a way to reach enlightenment and get beyond suffering.
The human field of perception is not the only band of perception. Nor is it necessarily the best; there is no such thing in infinity. Infinity does not label.
The teacher will have a certain imprint, and each teacher imprints differently. Ultimately the imprint of the teacher is a limitation that you will have to overcome in your final stages of knowledge.
I don't know how much you know about Zen, but you'll know less when I'm done with you.
There is a still point in eternity. There is a still point where all things intersect. There is a still point beyond life, time, and death. Your experience of the still point is enlightenment.
They would spend a lot of their time simply walking around in the woods or in the cities, or they would come over to his house and he would teach them with a great deal of humor and laughter about the nature of existence.
There's many kinds of kundalini, just as there's a spectrum of light. Put light through a prism and you get different gradations. So there are different gradations of kundalini. Some gradations of kundalini are darker, some are lighter.
Find a teacher and devote yourself to the study, but in a balanced way, not a fanatical way.
Etiquette is an intelligent way to live. There are certain ways of living you will learn being around advanced students and mostly your teacher. These are methods that have been handed down for thousands of years.
It's a civil war, and Arjuna knows a lot of people who are on the opposite side of the battlefield - they've been his friends.
As incarnations go by, the atom gets more complex. That is, your being, the part of you that reincarnates from lifetime to lifetime, the aggregate, grows thicker and denser.
We have to leave everything we have been, a perceiver, "I" as an individual. That is enlightenment.
I don't engage in brainwashing, I don't dictate forms of lifestyle, I don't perform mass marriages or even singular marriages. I don't tell people what to believe.
You have to become that infinite formless creation, which is life, to know it. It cannot be known in an intellectual sense. That is enlightenment.
When you find a teacher, you devote your time and energy to what they believe in. You surrender not them but to the infinite, which operates through them.
Karma means that through your thoughts and feelings and actions, you are generating a state of mind. That state of mind has a view. That view will cause things to happen to you or not happen to you.
Even enlightened people think of themselves as beginners. They probably think of themselves as beginners more than others do - perpetual beginners who begin again each moment because their subject is endless.
Love is something that we don't control. We have to be ourselves. You can be sexual, nonsexual, asexual, bisexual, or trisexual and it really doesn't have a lot to do with enlightenment.
Enlightenment is part of everything and so our minds have to be very big to encompass all things, to understand all things - To see the tao in a grape, the act of sexuality, meditation, work, play, taking a shower, brushing your teeth, being sick and hurting.
Meditation is the short path to happiness. Meditation takes you beyond the desire-aversion operating system that offers very limited happiness and a great deal of frustration.
I may discuss contemporary cinema, how to shop at a mall without losing energy, how to use the power of mind to increase career and academic success, the Zen of sports, reincarnation, karma, sex, the experience of "suchness" or a new book by Stephen King.
Entities have died, but what they seek is life again. They miss it. They want to experience food again, basic things. They are low on the evolutionary scale. They want to experience the joy of destroying something.
If her security rests upon her alliance with a man, another woman may take that man away; therefore women have no unity between themselves.
Sex is a highly personal matter, yet it seems to get more impersonal all the time. How do I feel about sex? I suppose it matters with whom.
What gets frustrating for some people is the fact that you might get very high, but you find yourself pulled down again. There are forces of illusion or maya that cause us to make mistakes.
Meditation is coming back to your original self, if we can use self without a sense of self. It's perfect, clear light, radiant, infinite mind of the universe, as it is, without identifying with qualities.
Big Sur is a fascinating place. It is one of the true power places in America.
You may not need a teacher or you may be drawn to one - everything is individual. But the main thing you need to do is meditate and learn to stop your thoughts and enter into the ocean of infinite awareness. You will be directed from there.
In Tantric Zen there is no rule. There is only your immediate experience.
Some persons choose, rather than stay in immortal bliss all the time, to come back for others.
There is a way to open up the chakras, there is a mystical way. But if you do that, you'll get yourself into very hot water, and it's ultimately slower.
If I used justice, you'd all be dead. The karma that you throw at me when you don't like me - if I just let it come back, you'd all be destroyed in no time.
A long time ago individuals looked at life and saw that most people aren't happy. They saw this was obviously an inefficient system. So they combed the universe and found immeasurable happiness inside of us, our spirits.
It is vain to think that we choose, that our own energy, our own intellect will create the possibility of us experiencing a higher order of existence. Liberation is to know you are that.
Trying to use the power of yoga to improve your life, this is a terrible mistake. Because all you are doing is binding yourself more. You're putting more of your attention into the transient world.
To do something perfectly, you must not think about what you are doing at all... Your thoughts are what create imperfections in your actions. They alienate you from the true reality of any action you perform.
You must be kind to others. You must foster a caretaker personality of gentleness and perseverance, even in the midst of adversity.
Unfortunately, in self-discovery, you get the culty types who want the father figure or mother figure to tell them everything to do. They don't want to do any work. They want to hang on your energy and try to drain it.
They too wonder about the nature of existence, where they've come from and where they're going to and how much time they have.
Dharma doesn't necessarily mean following a mundane and boring life. It means a life of high adventure, not a life of endless, boring repetition.
Well, what is God, then? God is that which watches. God is neither masculine nor feminine, although God can assume any form. God is that eternal reality that is in everything.
My seminars are for you. They are moments, hours and evenings outside of time. A chance, in a highly charged environment, to meditate, find stillness, and remember who you are. A place, with others of like mind, to find and lose yourself in the transcendental light.
Fame does not make you happy. It just makes you look in the mirror a lot, worrying about how you look today for your audience.
Don't worry about your future lives, past lives. Button up your shirt! Stand up straight! Go out and do something. Go out and have some fun. Be alive, change, dissolve, explode!
During those years the past life recollections began. Psychic powers developed, my meditation increased and I found myself changing, over and over again, becoming someone new almost every day.
At the time of birth an ordering takes place. The awarenesses come together; they become specific until a person dies. At that point all those awarenesses, all that you have ever been or will ever be, go back again, into the great unknown.
The mystery school continued throughout the greater Egyptian civilization, which was the second age of humankind and later on into the third age of humankind when the Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan high cultures flourished.
Practice smiling for five minutes. Stop trying to meditate. Just smile. Let your smile get bigger and bigger. Oh, you're unhappy, you're miserable, nothing is working in life, it doesn't matter. Smile anyway.
Someone else would come, another self that was a little more refined, that had a little more purity, a little more humility, because I was quite egotistical, I thought I was quite wonderful.
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