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Old 04-02-2010, 10:08 PM   #801
greybeard
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The ego loves to make all kinds of assumptions with little or no evidence.
This week began here with snow in fact Inverness was cut of for two days the roads being blocked.
Today the sun shone and it was warm enough to sit out in the garden.
Now the ego would like to relate the variances in the weather to signs of the end times, the prophecies being fulfilled.
Well the weather is the weather just doing what it does.
4 seasons in one day as the song goes.
No doubt that climate is changing, the gulf stream is slowing and that could be a precursor to an ice age. All that can be said is that there are cycles and we are in one though which one who knows.
The ego would love to make doom and gloom of it --- drama drama drama.
Or yes we are heading for ascension and all the signs are there -- different drama drama drama.
The ego finds the present moment boring --it lives on "Whats next?"
Life can only be lived NOW.
The ego totaly misses the point.
It is in acquisition mode or fear of loss.
Never content always anxious.
It wants to be a bigger stronger "me" then it will feel safe, of course enough is never enough. It may relax for a short while savoring a major or minor triumph an inquisition then the cycle repeats. Back to needing, wanting or fear of loss.
People are so driven to get no matter what.
Ambition is healthy, obsession is something else.
Being driven leads to "The end justifies the means"
Heaven help any one that stands in the way of the ego getting what it wants.
So there!!!
Thats my thought for today.
Love
Ch
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:56 AM   #802
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Thank you Michael for the links. I also posted this here: http://www.myspiritualoasis.org/show...&p=108#post108

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:00 AM   #803
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The ego loves to make all kinds of assumptions with little or no evidence.
This week began here with snow in fact Inverness was cut of for two days the roads being blocked.
Today the sun shone and it was warm enough to sit out in the garden.
Now the ego would like to relate the variances in the weather to signs of the end times, the prophecies being fulfilled.
Well the weather is the weather just doing what it does.
4 seasons in one day as the song goes.
No doubt that climate is changing, the gulf stream is slowing and that could be a precursor to an ice age. All that can be said is that there are cycles and we are in one though which one who knows.
The ego would love to make doom and gloom of it --- drama drama drama.
Or yes we are heading for ascension and all the signs are there -- different drama drama drama.
The ego finds the present moment boring --it lives on "Whats next?"
Life can only be lived NOW.
The ego totaly misses the point.
It is in acquisition mode or fear of loss.
Never content always anxious.
It wants to be a bigger stronger "me" then it will feel safe, of course enough is never enough. It may relax for a short while savoring a major or minor triumph an inquisition then the cycle repeats. Back to needing, wanting or fear of loss.
People are so driven to get no matter what.
Ambition is healthy, obsession is something else.
Being driven leads to "The end justifies the means"
Heaven help any one that stands in the way of the ego getting what it wants.
So there!!!
Thats my thought for today.
Love
Ch
Thank you Chris for posting your thoughts.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:10 PM   #804
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April 5th

*
SAMADHI


Vanished the veils of light and shade,
Lifted every vapor of sorrow,
Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy,
Gone the dim sensory mirage.
Love, hate, health, disease, life, death,
Perished these false shadows on the screen of duality.
Waves of laughter, scyllas of sarcasm, melancholic whirlpools,
Melting in the vast sea of bliss.
The storm of maya stilled
By magic wand of intuition deep.
The universe, forgotten dream, subconsciously lurks,
Ready to invade my newly wakened memory divine.
I live without the cosmic shadow,
But it is not, bereft of me;
As the sea exists without the waves,
But they breathe not without the sea.
Dreams, wakings, states of deep turiya sleep,
Present, past, future, no more for me,
But ever-present, all-flowing I, I, everywhere.
Planets, stars, stardust, earth,
Volcanic bursts of doomsday cataclysms,
Creation's molding furnace,
Glaciers of silent x-rays, burning electron floods,
Thoughts of all men, past, present, to come,
Every blade of grass, myself, mankind,
Each particle of universal dust,
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
I swallowed, transmuted all
Into a vast ocean of blood of my own one Being!
Smoldering joy, oft-puffed by meditation
Blinding my tearful eyes,
Burst into immortal flames of bliss,
Consumed my tears, my frame, my all.
Thou art I, I am Thou,
Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!
Tranquilled, unbroken thrill, eternally living, ever new peace!
Enjoyable beyond imagination of expectancy, samadhi bliss!
Not a mental chloroform
Or unconscious state without wilful return,
Samadhi but extends my conscious realm
Beyond the limits of the mortal frame
To farthest boundary of eternity
Where I, the Cosmic Sea,
Watch the little ego floating in me.
The sparrow, each grain of sand, fall not without my sight.
All space like an iceberg floats within my mental sea.
Colossal Container, I, of all things made.
By deeper, longer, thirsty, guru-given meditation
Comes this celestial samadhi
Mobile murmurs of atoms are heard,
The dark earth, mountains, vales, lo! molten liquid!
Flowing seas change into vapors of nebulae!
Aum blows upon the vapors, opening wondrously their veils,
Oceans stand revealed, shining electrons,
Till, at last sound of the cosmic drum,
Vanish the grosser lights into eternal rays
Of all-pervading bliss.
From joy I came, for joy I live, in sacred joy I melt.
Ocean of mind, I drink all creation's waves.
Four veils of solid, liquid, vapor, light,
Lift aright.
Myself, in everything, enters the Great Myself.
Gone forever, fitful, flickering shadows of mortal memory.
Spotless is my mental sky, below, ahead, and high above.
Eternity and I, one united ray.
A tiny bubble of laughter, I
Am become the Sea of Mirth Itself

By Paramahansa Yogananda*

***************
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:11 PM   #805
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Default Re: The ego what is it? How to transcend?

April 5th

*
SAMADHI


Vanished the veils of light and shade,
Lifted every vapor of sorrow,
Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy,
Gone the dim sensory mirage.
Love, hate, health, disease, life, death,
Perished these false shadows on the screen of duality.
Waves of laughter, scyllas of sarcasm, melancholic whirlpools,
Melting in the vast sea of bliss.
The storm of maya stilled
By magic wand of intuition deep.
The universe, forgotten dream, subconsciously lurks,
Ready to invade my newly wakened memory divine.
I live without the cosmic shadow,
But it is not, bereft of me;
As the sea exists without the waves,
But they breathe not without the sea.
Dreams, wakings, states of deep turiya sleep,
Present, past, future, no more for me,
But ever-present, all-flowing I, I, everywhere.
Planets, stars, stardust, earth,
Volcanic bursts of doomsday cataclysms,
Creation's molding furnace,
Glaciers of silent x-rays, burning electron floods,
Thoughts of all men, past, present, to come,
Every blade of grass, myself, mankind,
Each particle of universal dust,
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
I swallowed, transmuted all
Into a vast ocean of blood of my own one Being!
Smoldering joy, oft-puffed by meditation
Blinding my tearful eyes,
Burst into immortal flames of bliss,
Consumed my tears, my frame, my all.
Thou art I, I am Thou,
Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!
Tranquilled, unbroken thrill, eternally living, ever new peace!
Enjoyable beyond imagination of expectancy, samadhi bliss!
Not a mental chloroform
Or unconscious state without wilful return,
Samadhi but extends my conscious realm
Beyond the limits of the mortal frame
To farthest boundary of eternity
Where I, the Cosmic Sea,
Watch the little ego floating in me.
The sparrow, each grain of sand, fall not without my sight.
All space like an iceberg floats within my mental sea.
Colossal Container, I, of all things made.
By deeper, longer, thirsty, guru-given meditation
Comes this celestial samadhi
Mobile murmurs of atoms are heard,
The dark earth, mountains, vales, lo! molten liquid!
Flowing seas change into vapors of nebulae!
Aum blows upon the vapors, opening wondrously their veils,
Oceans stand revealed, shining electrons,
Till, at last sound of the cosmic drum,
Vanish the grosser lights into eternal rays
Of all-pervading bliss.
From joy I came, for joy I live, in sacred joy I melt.
Ocean of mind, I drink all creation's waves.
Four veils of solid, liquid, vapor, light,
Lift aright.
Myself, in everything, enters the Great Myself.
Gone forever, fitful, flickering shadows of mortal memory.
Spotless is my mental sky, below, ahead, and high above.
Eternity and I, one united ray.
A tiny bubble of laughter, I
Am become the Sea of Mirth Itself

By Paramahansa Yogananda*

***************
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