Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Moment

"There is a Moment in each Day that Satan cannot find Nor can his Watch Fiends find it, but the Industrious find This Moment & it multiply. & when it once is found It renovates every Moment of the Day if rightly placed[.]"
(Milton, Plate 35:42-3 ) (In Jerusalem 37:15 it's a Grain of Sand.)

If you're a good boy or girl, you may spend all the time you can trying to annihilate the Selfhood, but it doesn't happen; it never happens completely; the spinners and weavers continually remake it. The only complete deliverance comes when you live no longer.

But we all have a Moment, although we may be completely unaware of it. The Moment is a time when you think of nothing; I mean no thing. Try it; call it silence; the buddhists say ohm, and the pentecostals raise their hands in the air.

Your best chance may be early in the morning, when you're just risen from sleep, before all the things are offered to you by the Spectre, (the Selfhood, Satan). It is the moment of innocence, before all the things get full sway. Like a little child you're newborn; nothing (no thing) is there except you and what? the ALL.

Inspector Morse and Inspector Lewis were both asked once, "so what are you going to do next?" They both answered "Think!"

We act too much and think too little-- and crowd out Reality. The inspectors knew that, and so did Blake-- in particular. The Moment that Satan cannot find comes when we forget things, and think.

We have two advantages over Blake: the morning paper and the TV News. You may customarily go to it every morning: looking for-- what? What we find is murders, robbery, war..... Is that what informs our day?

Friends? Blake knew lots of people; most of them used him in various ways-- corporeal friends; his brother Robert (before and after death) was his only real friend for most of his life.

Until Butts! For what we know we owe almost as much to Butts as we do to Blake. True spiritual friends were few and far between, until his last few years. Then the Shoreham Ancients took him as their mentor and sat before him; they may be the only ones in his lifetime who got his real message, what we may get today if we're fortunate; we may get Reality!

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