Sunday, January 31, 2021

It’s like a dance ~ Tenzin Palmo


It’s like a dance. And we have to give each being space to dance their dance. Everything is dancing; even the molecules inside the cells are dancing. But we make our lives so heavy. We have these incredibly heavy burdens we carry with us like rocks in a big rucksack. We think that carrying this big heavy rucksack is our security; we think it grounds us. We don’t realize the freedom, the lightness of just dropping it off, letting it go. That doesn’t mean giving up relationships; it doesn’t mean giving up one’s profession, or one’s family,or one’s home. It has nothing to do with that; it’s not an external change. It’s an internal change. It’s a change from holding on tightly to holding very lightly.

– Tenzin Palmo  


                                                    


Robert M. Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Ch. 15

 The language we’ve inherited confuses (this). We say “my” body and “your” body and “his” body and “her” body, but it isn’t that way. … This Cartesian “Me,” this autonomous little homunculus who sits behind our eyeballs looking out through them in order to pass judgment on the affairs of the world, is just completely ridiculous. This self-appointed little editor of reality is just an impossible fiction that collapses the moment one examines it.


                                     

Paul Brunton

 Chapter 4: Seek the Deeper Stillness

1

When the personal ego's thoughts and desires are stripped off, we behold ourselves as we were in the first state and as we shall be in the final one. We are then the Overself alone, in its Godlike solitude and stillness.

2

One feels gathered into the depths of the silence, enfolded by it and then, hidden within it, intuits the mysterious inexplicable invisible and higher power which must remain forever nameless.

3

A life with this infinite stillness as its background and centre seems as remote from the common clay of everyday human beings, and especially from their urban infatuation with noise and movement, as the asteroids.

4

This stillness is the godlike part of every human being. In failing to look for it, he fails to make the most of his possibilities. If, looking, he misses it on the way, this happens because it is a vacuity: there is simply nothing there! That means no things, not even mental things, that is, thoughts.

5

The spirit (Brahman) is NOT the stillness, but is found by humans who are in the precondition of stillness. The latter is their human reaction to Brahman's presence coming into their field of awareness.

6

That beautiful state wherein the mind recognizes itself for what it is, wherein all activity is stilled except that of awareness alone, and even then it is an awareness without an object--this is the heart of the experience.

                                                     



Hindu Sanatan Dharma is Monotheistic & not Polytheistic



Also, Hindu Sanatan Dharma is Eternal, means it has no beginning & end. It ultimately teaches pure spiritualism which is a pure devotion to the Supreme Almighty God. It is 100% scientific since it teaches both - spiritual & material science. Since, the foolish westerners could not understand the transcendental subjects of our Hindu Vedic Sanatan Dharma, they started calling our religion, a Hindu mythology. We must not use the word “mythology” for our religion, since our religion is 100% scientific. Our Hindu Sanatan Dharma ultimately rejects all lower religious principles & accepts the Spiritualism as the ultimate truth. This is explained by the Supreme Almighty God Shri Krishna in Bhagavad Gita - 18.66 - “Sarva dharman parityajya mam ekam sharanam vraja.” - “Abandon all varieties of religion & just surrender unto Me.” There are innumerable Gods & Goddesses to manage the different affairs of the universe. They all should be given a proper respect but one must worship only one & only one Supreme Almighty God - SHRI KRISHNA (NARAYANA). The beauty of worshiping Shri Krishna is explained in Srimad Bhagavatam as follows:- “yathā taror mūla-niṣecanena

tṛpyanti tat-skandha-bhujopaśākhāḥ

prāṇopahārāc ca yathendriyāṇāṁ

tathaiva sarvārhaṇam acyutejyā”

(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.31.14) “By giving water to the root of a tree one satisfies its branches, twigs and leaves, and by supplying food to the stomach one satisfies all the senses of the body. Similarly, by engaging in the transcendental service of the Supreme Almighty God SHRI KRISHNA (NARAYANA) one automatically satisfies all the Devi, Devata and all other living entities.” When a child is born, he or she has a form since that child’s parents also have a form, similarly we all have ultimately a divine form because the Supreme Almighty God has a Supreme Divine Form. Neither ourselves nor God are formless. Formless conception of God is taught to those who follow the lower religious principles & who cannot understand the transcendental subject

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Robert Adams

 There is absolutely nothing in this

world that can rise up against you
if you understand who you are !
It is when you believe that you are
human, when you believe you are
a body and a mind, then and only
then do you begin to have problems.
But if you stop thinking, if you allow
yourself not to think, where are the
problems?
The problems are in the thoughts.
Your body is in your thoughts.
Your experiences are in your thoughts.
Where else would they be?
And ultimately the thoughts do
not exist. There are no thoughts.
There is no mind.
So you're playing games with yourself.
This is God's divine leela, the play of consciousness.

Post courtesy: Self enquiry and direct experience


Rabia Hayek


Jesus and Buddha didn’t build churches or temples.They realized that when you make each breath holy~ you become the temple.

                                           

SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARA


The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.

                                                                

Robert Adams, T77: There Is Nothing Wrong

 I am not interested in attracting hundreds of people, curiosity seekers, giving seminars, or letting people come and look at me. I am only interested in those few people who are tired of living in this world as a body, because they have a feeling that they are absolute reality, they are pure awareness, they are nirvana, they are pure intelligence, and they are ready to go all the way in order to meet the goal. Yet they do not have a goal on their mind. They live spontaneously in faith, and the universe will always appear to take care of them. They take their minds off the body, and the mind becomes weaker and weaker, until they are in the state of no-mind. When there is no mind, there is no I. When there's no I, there's no body. When there's no body, there's no world. When there's no world, there's no universe. When there's no universe, there's no karma, there are no samskaras, there are no past lives, there is no reincarnation, there's no God. There is only the Self, and you are that.

(Silence)

                                       

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sri Nisargadatta



The mind is like a river, flowing ceaselessly in the bed of the body; you identify yourself with some particular ripple and call it "my thought". All you are conscious of is your mind.

Awareness is the cognizance of consciousness as a whole.

                                                  

Peter Deunov

 “Peacemakers are living in the Divine Fire.

Peacemaking is the Divine beam,
which comes from the depth of the human soul.
The peacemakers are the Sons of God.
Peacemaking is a Divine Light and it comes from the flame that has created it.”

                                             

Ramana Maharshi



“The Self, which is pure consciousness, has no ego-sense about it. Neither can the physical body, which is inert in itself, have this ego-sense. Between the two, that is, between the Self or pure consciousness and the inert physical body there arises mysteriously the ego-sense or ‘I’ notion, the hybrid which is neither of them, and this flourishes as an individual being. The ego or individual being is at the root of all that is futile and undesirable in life.”

                                                                

Rabindranath Tagore



The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music. The trees and the stars and the blue hills appear to us as symbols aching with a meaning which can never be uttered in words.

                                                 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Osho, Die O Yogi Die, Talk #8

 "Understand the process of the ego. How does the ego live? The ego lives in the tension between what you are and what you want to be. A wants to be B – the ego is created out of this very tension. How does the ego die? The ego dies by you accepting what you are. That you say, "I am fine as I am, where I am is good. I will remain just as existence keeps me. Its will is my will."

"When you have dropped all the tension about the future – that I should become this and I should become that – the ego evaporates. The ego lives on a base of the past and the future. Understand this a little. The claims of the ego are of the past, "I did this, I did that" – it is all in the past. And the ego says, "I will definitely accomplish this, I will definitely show you that I can accomplish that." That is all in the future. The ego simply does not exist in the present. If you come to the present, then the ego disappears. That is death to the ego.Coming to the present is the death of the ego."





Maa, Amoda. Falling Open in a World Falling Apart (p. 121)

 The world you perceive is such a potent invitation to discover that in you which is unchanging—that which is untouchable, that which will always be here even when all of this passes. The one who is rooted in that which remains when everything comes and goes, lives forever—not as an earthly body, but as the light of consciousness. The consciousness that is being-ness is all that really matters. There is only one being-ness manifesting through all these apparent separate selves in the world—there appear to be billions of beings, but truly there is only one. Discover this being-ness and you will know that which lives forever. Being-ness has no beginning and no end—it is the totality of existence, and therefore it is wholeness itself.

                                         


Nisargadatta Maharaj

 Mind is the language of the vital breath. That mind-language will talk only about the impressions it has collected. The knowledge "I Am" is not a thought but observes the thoughts.


Out of prana, the pranava, the beginning of sound, in the sound is the love to be. 

The innermost, subtlest principle is that gnawing principle "I Am, I Am," without words, by which you know you are. It has no form or image, it is only beingness, the love to be.

Para shakti is the beingness or love to be. The next stage of the Para shakti is Para shunti, the formation but not yet perceptible. The next stage is mind formation: the language is formed in the mind, next is the explosion of words, vocal words. In this where are you? This is a process happening.

For you I am expounding very secret knowledge about your own beingness, how it came about - that is what I am talking about.

This play is just happening; you are not playing a part. When you are ignorant, you think you are playing a part in this manifest world. There is no one working deliberately - it is happening spontaneously. You cannot claim anything in this process. When you are thoroughly knowledgeable you will come to the conclusion that this beingness is also an illusion.


                                                     


GOD IS PURE BLISS

The Embodiment of Supreme Bliss,


The Embodiment of Transcendental Happiness,

The Embodiment of Transcendental Wisdom,

The One beyond duality,

The One in Eternal Bliss,

The Embodiment of Oneness,

The Supreme One, The Eternal One,

The Unsullied One, the Ever-steady One, and

The Eternal Witness

                                   
                                                            



Masaru Emoto - Secret Life of Water

 “If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”


Quan Yin~~VASE WITH HEALING WATER


Quan Yin carries the Goddess and Divine Mother aspect of Buddhism. The same Goddess and Divine energy carried by the Virgin Mary in Christianity. In the Egyptian mysteries it is carried by Isis. In Hinduism it is carried by Shakti, wife of Vishnu, by Parvarti, wife of Shiva, by Radha, wife of Krishna, and by Sita, wife of Rama.
Quan Yin’s name is a translation of the Sanskrit name of her chief progenitor which is Avalokitesvara, also known as Avalokita. Avalokitesvara and Quan Yin are embodiments of compassion.
She is roughly equivalent to Green Tara in Tibetan Buddhism.
As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara.
In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination.
Often Quan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the “Water of Life,” from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace.


RUMI


This aloneness is worth more than a thousand lives.
This freedom is worth more than all the lands on earth.
To be one with the truth for just a moment,
Is worth more than the world and life itself.

                                          

Thursday, January 28, 2021

'The Thunder Of Silence', Joel Goldsmith

 'The words we speak are not power, nor are the thoughts we think.  But, if we sit in a complete quiet in the thundering Silence and keep our 'mind stayed on Thee,' eventually, we arrive at a place where thoughts do not come any more; and, in a few moments, we begin to feel this inner peace that is known as realization'

 

                                                                               


 

Upanisadic blueprint for reaching the Real by Choy Fah KONG



To effectively convey the meaning of the supra-mundane state in ordinary language, the Upanisadic thinkers projected the state of liberation – the real happiness – as great Self (Ātman) as well as the eternal Brahma. When one renounces or contains all desires, one becomes great Self (Ātman)/Brahma. The Upanisadic thinkers also taught that one’s ‘inner soul’ (antarātman) is in fact the great Self/Brahma, and that one can discover it. The poet of KaṭhaUp 5.12 supported the theory of an original pure soul and asserted that the ‘Inner Soul (antarātman)’ is in all things and that those wise people who can see it have eternal happiness. This poet added that this inner soul is ‘the Constant among the inconstant, the Intelligent among the intelligences’ (KaṭhaUp 5.13).27 That is, there is a permanent self in impermanent beings. This idea – the inner self is pure and it must be realised or recovered – was also shared by the Buddha. He told his monks that the original mind (citta) is luminous but is defiled by taints and is to be cleansed (AN I 10). However, the Upanisadic thinkers and the Buddha do not share the same terminologies. The Upanisadic thinkers named the original pure mind as ‘inner soul’. The Buddha felt that since the original mind is pure and does not have any mundane or worldly feeling, it cannot be termed as ‘self’

                                                       

Olaf Stapledon

 We should not for a moment consider even our best-established knowledge of existence as true. 


It is awareness only of the colors that our own vision paints on the film of one bubble in one strand of foam on the ocean of being.


—Olaf Stapledon (1886 - 1950)

. . .

 

The world you can perceive is a very small world indeed. 
And it is entirely private.  

Take it to be a dream and be done with it.


—Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


                                                          


Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

 

“Love is not a sentimental attachment to a human being; love is a mode of conduct that comes from the heart.”


                                                                 

 

Nisargadatta Maharaj

 Mind is the language of the vital breath. That mind-language will talk only about the impressions it has collected. The knowledge "I Am" is not a thought but observes the thoughts.

Out of prana, the pranava, the beginning of sound, in the sound is the love to be. The innermost, subtlest principle is that gnawing principle "I Am, I Am," without words, by which you know you are. It has no form or image, it is only beingness, the love to be.

Para shakti is the beingness or love to be. The next stage of the Para shakti is Para shunti, the formation but not yet perceptible. The next stage is mind formation: the language is formed in the mind, next is the explosion of words, vocal words. In this where are you? This is a process happening.

For you I am expounding very secret knowledge about your own beingness, how it came about - that is what I am talking about.

This play is just happening; you are not playing a part. When you are ignorant, you think you are playing a part in this manifest world. There is no one working deliberately - it is happening spontaneously. You cannot claim anything in this process. When you are thoroughly knowledgeable you will come to the conclusion that this beingness is also an illusion.