Wei Wu Wei

There is no becoming. ALL IS.


It is only the artificial ego that suffers. The man who has transcended his false ‘me’ no longer identifies with his suffering.


There seem to two kinds of searchers: those who seek to make their ego something other than it is, i.e. holy, happy, unselfish (as though you could make a fish unfish), and those who understand that all such attempts are just gesticulation and play-acting, that there is only one thing that can be done, which is to disidentify themselves with the ego, by realising its unreality, and by becoming aware of their eternal identity with pure being.


Double exposure by acearchie

Doctrines, scriptures, sutras, essays, are not to be regarded as systems to be followed. They merely contribute to understanding. They should be for us a source of stimulation, and nothing more… Adopted, rather than used as a stimulus, they are a hindrance.


The Void is not of the nature of a black abyss or a bottomless pit.
Rather is its nature ‘vast and expansive like space itself’.
It is apprehended as ‘serene, marvellous, all-pure, brilliant and all-inclusive’.
Above all does it partake of the nature of light.
And it is not anything.
For Void is Mind Itself, and Mind Itself is Void.


Let us live gladly! Quite certainly we are free to do it. Perhaps it is our only freedom, but ours it is, and it is only phenomenally a freedom. ‘Living free’ is being ‘as one is’. Can we not do it now? Indeed can we not-do-it? It is not even a ‘doing’: it is beyond doing and not-doing. It is being as-we-are.

double exposure - human nature | typography / graphic design photography: Simon Hart |

The identified man takes part: the unidentified looks on!


Humility, metaphysically, implies the absence of any entity to be either ‘proud’ or ‘humble’.


Destroy ‘the ego’, hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off?
Great fun, no doubt, but where is it? Must you not find it first?
Isn’t there a word about catching your goose before you can cook it?

The great difficulty here is that there isn’t one.

Double Exposure Portraits by Aneta Ivanova

The archive of Wu Wei Wu is here…


(Terence James Stannus Gray, a.k.a. Wei Wu Wei)

Enlightenment and the Extinction of ‘Me’

Doing away with the I-notion is the same as not desiring the personal attainment of enlightenment.

Not desiring that (the ‘last desire’, the ‘last barrier’) is ‘having it’, for ‘having it’ is in any case merely being rid of that which concealed what is forever that which alone we are.

Therefore not desiring personal attainment of that is at the same time the elimination of the I-notion which constitutes its concealment.

The idea of liberation automatically inhibits the simple realisation that we are free.


Generally just Being. Nothing in particular, no claims to fame. I like gardening and the sea, nature, art in all forms from poetry to films and everything in between, and being in the company of my family.

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