The great Rhineland Mystic, Meister Eckhart, expressed the opening of the dark principle in this fashion: “Seek God, so as never to find him”. Eckhart’s statement is packed with dharma-delight; if you’re trying to capture the essence of the Absolute Unknowable (cloaked by the term God), then It will constantly elude your efforts. The Ecclesiastical authorities of his day could never pin Meister Eckhart down, although they were able to silence his profound mystical writings from gaining any merit within the exoteric church. Yet, his marvelous insights have outlived the Magisterial Monsters of his time and his work continues to shine within both apophatic and kataphatic spiritual traditions. In light of the Buddhadharma of the Sacred Unknowable, the beloved dark pearl of the Unborn Mind cannot be discovered through any obtuse discursive searching, but rather through a way of surrendering all sensate faculties in favor of the supraessential light of unbounded and undivided bodhipower. (The power of the awakened spirit-mind)
The unfolding of the dark contemplation, the way to union with the Sacred Unknown, can be discerned as follows: the important thing to understand is that there is nothing to understand—you don’t have to do or know anything; in this way you can let-go of all conceptual notions that hinder your progress. You need to be “empty” so that the Unborn Spirit can infuse into your bodhisoul Unborn Light Itself—so, let the Unborn Spirit act alone…allow It to drive for awhile. It is also essential that you cultivate solitude into your life—and this includes all areas of your life, even in the midst of the busy marketplace; in this cultivation you will be set free from the desire to experience some kind of extraordinary experience that will somehow reveal the presence of the transcendent—It is always being revealed and manifested daily in the ordinary events of your day. Do not be overly and obsessively concerned with your spiritual progress—just allow the Unborn Spirit to do Its stuff without you getting in the way; the only “seeking” you need to do is to abandon your own willfulness in favor of the Unborn will. Learn to accept whatever may cross your diurnal path, both the positive and the negative—when you learn to accept, then the imageless grace of the Unborn will be bestowed upon your spirit. Remember, above all, that this dark contemplation can only be realized in the perfection of love Itself.