"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity"
(Immanuel Kant, 1784).
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
“The true guru knows you need nothing, not even him.”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Look. This little finger covers the eye and prevents the whole world from being seen. In the same way this small mind covers the whole universe and prevents Reality from being seen.”
– Ramana Maharshi
Monday, 7 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
"When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once."
Friday, 4 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Sitting here alone,
it feels like i'm home.
Surrounded by myself,
death is seen as one big joke.
Old father time has become a chore,
and alas for him he is no more.
Everything is one,
even the Sun,
and there is nothing to be done anymore.
Being like this is how I exist.
One eye is open watching life unfold,
this is my glorious world.
Surrender to what is to share my bliss,
and you will see that you wrote this.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Ok I admit it I watch heroes, if you too watched S3E24 "I am Syler" and the season finale S3E25 "An invisible thread", you may have noticed Truth being spoken at the end of each show.
In I am Syler Saresh narrates.
"For every being cursed with self awareness there remains the unanswerable question, Who am I?
We struggle to find meaningful connections to one another, we are the caring friend, the loving father, the doting mother, the protected child, we fight and we love in the hope that somehow together we can understand our significance in the universe, but in the end no one can share our burden.
Each of us alone must answer the question Who AM I?
What does it mean to be alive?
And in the vast infinity of time how do I matter?"
The audience is directed to self inquiry, the most potent self realization method.
In the season finale we get a bit more wisdom.
"There are nearly seven billion people on this planet.
Each one, unique, different.
What are the chances of that? And why?
Is it simply biology,
Physiology that determines this diversity?
A collection of thoughts, memories,
Experiences that carve out our own special place?
Or is it something more than this?
Perhaps there's a master plan that drives the randomness of creation.
Something unknowable that dwells in the soul,
And presents each one of us with a unique set of challenges
That will help us discover who we really are".
"We are all connected, joined together by an invisible thread, infinite in its potential and fragile in its design. Yet while connected we are also merely individuals, empty vessels to be filled with infinite possibilities. An assortment of thoughts, beliefs, a collection of disjointed memories and experiences."
Nathan says, "Its a new beginning mom"
Saresh again "Can I be me without these? Can you be you?"
"And if this invisible thread that holds us together were to sever, to cease, what then?
What would become of millions of lone disconnected souls?
Therein lies the great quest of our lives, to find, to connect, to hold on.
For when our hearts our pure and our thoughts in line we are all truly one. Capable of repairing our fragile world and creating a universe of infinite possibilities."
Look at the series logo above, the eye of providence, the all seeing eye, the one eye we all ultimately look out from, the point of view is shifting as I mentioned before from dualistic to non-dualistic, the ultimate point of view, that of the Absolute.
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Hello seekers, I too have found myself seeking again, trying to get back the Oneness which we all are. It occurred to my mind that the actual trying to get back the enlightenment experience was the thing stopping truth from flowing through me.
I found I was again listening to teachers and pointing in a vain attempt to recapture the enlightenment experience. My work schedule also seemed to hamper efforts, my mind once again focused on work and paying the bills instead of realization of truth.
I am pretty successful at not getting too involved with the drama of life though and I tend not to relive old dramas from the story of my life, I notice in many of my friends who seem to be so constantly in the past, re-telling past experiences that they miss the present.
During this seeking I've come across some teachings which suggest various stages of enlightenment and give them names or level 1,2,3 etc. This immediately appeared absurd because during my glimpses of the Absolute, I was the Absolute, indeed I AM the Absolute.
These stages must be appearing in the mind of the teacher after an Enlightenment experience not a direct knowing from the Absolute.
I understand that an enlightenment experience doesn't make the individual enlightened because there is only an individual within duality. The perceived individual may for a moment realize the non-duality of all things which is without doubt life changing to the mind of the individual which had always believed it was a separate entity among many entities.
After the experience has passed and mind whirs into action again duality and separation reappear, the illusion takes hold again and it is the mind which is fighting to get back the non-dualistic point of view and ego wants to be Enlightened because "Enlightened people are special", you know like Jesus or Buddha, the individual mind wants to be a God, the greatest goal of the ego. This happens all too often, gurus appear with a new way to achieve enlightenment and while they may speak much truth there is a deep flaw at the heart of them, they speak from mind and not from Consciousness, the ego wants money and fame and it uses the promise of enlightenment to get it.
But, and this is a big but so to speak, that is fine, there is nothing wrong with that.
From a dualistic perception there is something wrong or right with pretty much everything but we are dropping that paradigm now, we are switching our point of view from dualistic to non-dualistic, our awareness is expanding to include the whole as a single point of view.
There is no wrong and no right only what is, what is is happening within the Absolute, no mistakes are ever made, surrender your self to this to be your true Self.
This video may or may not help
The Joy Of No Self 1of5
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
I have not been moved to post much recently but I'm still alive and kicking!
I've been practicing total acceptance of all things and situations in my daily life and gradually the personal me seems to be dissolving, almost like an emptying of my interior.
Decisions are not as before, mind is not as involved, if a choice has to be made, the obvious route is taken.
I have given up trying to know everything as there is nothing really to know and there is no one to know ultimately.
Mind is much quieter and the world has come alive, vibrant, blissful and exactly as it should be.
I'm just touching base with you guys and will do a proper post when I am able to put some of the realizations I have had into words, if that is possible.
I kinda feel like a caterpillar must feel just before turning into a butterfly, a cliche I know but it best describes the sensation.
Love you all
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Loose the ego to see clearly, to be the truth we must stop acting, stop pretending you are your ego and be what you really are.
Listen to John Harris in his latest Red Ice Interview.
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Leap! is a film that compels you to consider this ageless theory that “The world is an illusion“. This idea may challenge your current beliefs and ideals. but then again Einstein did say “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”Leap! explores ancient and modern philosophies and philosophers who support the illusion theory. To Leap! beyond the illusion is to let go and live from inspiration….To Leap! beyond the constraints of your current perceived reality and what you think you know…. The purpose of Leap! is to invite each of us to live beyond the illusion. This movie is not about denying our physical experience. Ultimately it is about Leaping beyond limitations and restrictions which this illusion appears to impose.
More Leap clips here
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Friday, 9 January 2009
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
A friend of a friend has started Conscious mind events, a bi-monthly meeting in Surrey England and the guests seem to speak about non-duality amongst other things.
You never know 101 may make a guest appearance one day!
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