Wei wu Wei Ching
A Pocket Manual for Attaining Enlightenment
Brian Browne Walker
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Wei wu Wei Ching puts a collection of diamond cutting tools in the pocket of anyone who wants to realize enlightenment, the Self, Big Mind. While realization ultimately cannot be surrounded or captured with words, along the way they have power. It is possible to catalyze the transformation of ordinary understanding into Diamond Mind with them.
The text is configured as an oracular text, just like the I Ching, to facilitate concentration upon a particular teaching with respect to a specific question. It centers primarily around wei wu wei, the ancient Taoist notion that translates roughly to “doing not-doing”. By whatever name or not-name, this practice is the core teaching of every enlightenment tradition in the world.
Enlightenment is a real thing, the realest thing, the pearl beyond all other pearls. The emphasis on doing non-doing here stems from the universal understanding across the world’s spiritual cultures that attaining it is more often a matter of leaning back into it than of bearing down upon it.
The teachings of the Wei wu Wei Ching are sourced in Tao, Ch’an, Zen, Sufism, Native American spirituality, Tibetan Buddhism, Advaita, yoga, and other traditions less easily named. They come from the mountains of China, the monasteries (and whorehouses!) of Japan, the clouds above Persia, a red road in Montana, the jungles of the Amazon, the earth of the Earth.
Sustenance: The Ancient and Mysterious Now
Like all of Mr. Walker's work, it feels like discovery and unfolding. Although it's been a long time since my last, I just did the ritual. Consulted the primordial hexagrams but it seemed more laser-like, mercury quick, and more direct. Now. Newly reminded to "accept the reality that mastery is yours to embody," I am ready to say . . . that I am grateful for this functional, multidimensional, simply technology (beyond book). Love this. Imagine we all live it!