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VLOMO 2012 - Day 1 - Good Morning from South Padre Island, Texas

Just a quick look at the storm heading our way. Should be over quickly and it brings much appreciated coolness to the normally hot and humid gulf coast. #vlomo #vlomo2012

You’re my best friend, the one person I can depend on. Im so lucky to have you in my life. To spend and share my time with. To live through the good and bad moments. To explore this world for the unknown and I’m so lucky to know I’m spending it with you. I love you so much and I can’t wait to experience this crazy beautiful life with you.

If we…abandon the clear-cut model of transcendental mathematics – which has such ancient roots in Western metaphysics – to discover the fundamental and incontrovertible condition of any theory of knowledge in the elucidation of its relation to language, we then see that it is in language that the subject has its site and origin, and that only in and through language is it possible to shape transcendental apperception as an ‘I think’.
—  Giorgio Agamben, Infancy and History: Essays on the Destruction of Experience

Or are we so dull? ~ Longchenpa
http://justdharma.com/s/3l5dm

Happiness, hand in hand with suffering,
inexpressibly, is intrinsically present -
or are our minds too dull to notice?

The build-up of samsaric propensities,
primordially, is the pure dimension of being -
pity him who has not noticed!

In the field of sense organ, object and consciousness
every recollection and apperception, every flicker of the mind,
arises as the dimension of perfect enjoyment -
how can we fail to see it!

All goal-oriented conventional activity
and all chatter, gossip and laughter,
is the dimension of magical emanation -
surely we all know that! Or are we so dull?

Every impulse and stirring of the mind,
seamless, like a flowing stream,
our constant mental enchantment,
is effortless, natural meditation -
surely we can’t miss that!

Looking closely at matter and energy,
and at thought, sound and form,
it is all insubstantial projection,
and this view that empties our urban samsara
has always been with us, though unseen -
surely our doors of perception are now open!

Longchenpa

from the book “Natural Perfection: Longchenpa’s Radical Dzogchen”
ISBN: 978-0861716401 - http://amzn.to/12kf8FI

translated by Keith Dowman

Longchenpa on the web:
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Longchenpa
http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/longchen-rabjam/

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VLOMO2012 - Day 14 - RV Neighbors (by apperceptions)

You meet all kinds of people in an RV camp. This is Claus from Onterio training his cat Moca to climb a tree.

Note: I am trying out YouTube’s scheduled post feature by uploading this Tuesday for post on Wednesday at 4am GMT-0600. If this works ok, I’ll use it to keep up with VLOMO while off-line in Mexico.

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VLOMO2012 - Day 12 - Morning Kitty (by apperceptions)

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VLOMO2012 - Day 11 - Boca Chica Beach (by apperceptions)

We went to the last beach in the south of Texas on Brazos Island.

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VLOMO2012 - Day 10 - Friday Night at Will & Jacks (by apperceptions)

We stopped by for a little dinner and music at our favorite place in Port Isabel. The guitar player sounded like Gordon Lightfoot.

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VLOMO2012 - Day 8 - Self Portrait (by apperceptions)