Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pointers

Your true nature is both prior to bliss and beyond it.


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Om is the music of your being. It's what Nisargadatta Maharaj often called the "unstruck sound."


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You--as an individual--are just an idea (or group of ideas) that you have about yourself. The real you is utter spaciousness.


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Practices and processes may produce results, by the results will be merely experiences, not the recognition of your timeless essence.


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You think you are seeking liberation. But what you are doing is hanging onto this imagined "me" which is attempting to "gain" some imagined state.


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For the most part, you are distracted by your body-consciousness. But note that there is a presence in addition to your physicality. It is a knowingness that is sheer, radiant, and palpable.


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You can never find "your center." What you will find, if your understanding is deep and clear, is that you are centeredness itself.


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Look for what is always present. What is it about you, at this very moment, that does not change? Again, what is it about you, at this very moment, that Does Not Change?


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In the absence of a thought, there is no true absence. Rather, there is pure, nonconceptual awareness, which is immeasurably rich, clear, and peaceful.


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True silence doesn't come from "connecting" with nature or even with "your spirit" (whatever that is). You are awareness itself. You have no need to connect with anything. Indeed, whatever you do is redundant, at best, and destructive, at worst.


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Practices, processes, meditation, celibacy, enforced silence, sojournes to India, etc, are so enticing because they give solace to the notion that there is an actual "me." So you readily continue your spiritual exploits, despite your being told that they won't bring you a smidgen closer to knowing who and what you truly are.

3 comments:

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

'You' have wonderful pointing indeed. Thank 'you' for sharing. An appreciation arises.

Roeland said...

Great pointers. Your blog is wonderful.

Alicia St Rose said...

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You're pointers are splendid.