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Old 02-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #226
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Always see the good in your fellow human beings, put the negative
aspects of the past behind you, live completely in the present, and
make the best you possibly can of it. Expect the best from the future
and remain in constant contact with cosmic consciousness-then
nothing will stand in the way of a meaningful and happy life.


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Old 02-08-2010, 01:12 AM   #227
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Always see the good in your fellow human beings, put the negative
aspects of the past behind you, live completely in the present, and
make the best you possibly can of it. Expect the best from the future
and remain in constant contact with cosmic consciousness-then
nothing will stand in the way of a meaningful and happy life.


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Hello Mudra,

Thank you for keeping the vibration high in this forum. I also wish to thank The Jester Terrestrial for his robust thread.

Mudra, if I may respectfully ask you what practices do you routinely or non-routinely engage in to help you stabilize your abilities to live completely in the present and remain in constant contact with cosmic consciousness?

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Old 02-08-2010, 01:03 PM   #228
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #229
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:15 PM   #230
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:16 PM   #231
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:18 PM   #232
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Mudra, if I may respectfully ask you what practices do you routinely or non-routinely engage in to help you stabilize your abilities to live completely in the present and remain in constant contact with cosmic consciousness?

love and joy,
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I practice mindfullness .
With mindfullness comes loving kindness
With the practice of loving kindness comes the awareness
of being Love and silence.
Love is direct contact with cosmic consciousness.

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:21 PM   #233
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Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is the English translation of the Pali word " sati " bare attention.

When you first become aware of something, there is a fleeting instant of pure awareness just before you conceptualize the thing, before you identify it. That is a state of awareness. Ordinarily, this state is short-lived. It is that flashing split second just as you focus your eyes on the thing, just as you focus your mind on the thing, just before you objectify it, clamp down on it mentally, and segregate it from the rest of existence. It takes place just before you start thinking about it—before your mind says, “Oh, it’s a dog.” That flowing, soft-focused moment of pure awareness is mindfulness. In that brief flashing mind-moment you experience a thing as an un-thing. You experience a softly flowing moment of pure experience that is inter locked with the rest of reality, not separate from it.

When this mindfulness is prolonged by using proper techniques, you find that this experience is profound, and it changes your entire view of the universe.

The Characteristics of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is mirror-thought. It reflects only what is presently hap pening and in exactly the way it is happening. There are no biases.

Mindfulness is nonjudgmental observation. It is that ability of the mind to observe without criticism. With this ability, one sees things without condemnation or judgment. One is surprised by nothing. One simply takes a balanced interest in things exactly as they are in their natural states.

Mindfulness is an impartial watchfulness. It does not take sides.

Mindfulness is nonconceptual awareness.

Mindfulness is present-time awareness. It takes place in the here and now. It is the observance of what is happening right now, in the present moment.

Mindfulness is non-egotistic alertness. It takes place without ref erence to self. With mindfulness one sees all phenomena without references to concepts like “me,” “my,” or “mine.”

Mindfulness is awareness of change. It is observing the passing flow of experience. It is watching things as they are changing. It is seeing the birth, growth, and maturity of all phenomena.

Mindfulness is participatory observation. The meditator is both participant and observer at one and the same time.

There are three fundamental activities of mindfulness.

1. Mindfulness reminds you of what you are supposed to be doing.

2. Mindfulness sees things as they really are.

3. Mindfulness sees the true nature of phenomena.

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:59 PM   #234
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:42 PM   #235
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Beautiful.Right to the Source, Luminari.

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Old 02-09-2010, 04:09 AM   #236
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It seems my conscience has become
more sensitive and places more demands on being mindful.
Pushing me to a new level of demand for mindfulness.



Mudra writes:

"When this mindfulness is prolonged by using proper techniques,
you find that this experience is profound, and it changes your
entire view of the universe...."


You probably know me by now :-) Begging your pardon, but what are the "proper techniques"?



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Old 02-09-2010, 08:54 PM   #237
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You probably know me by now :-) Begging your pardon, but what are the "proper techniques"?

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Inner silence for this is where one dwells and where one is All-Knowing.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #238
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Mudra, I'm just amazed with your post(s) about the mindfulness. I wasn't even aware of the deeper meening of this word...then just awarenes. Thank you for enlightening me

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #239
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"The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words. They're not the Way. The Way is wordless. Words are Illusions."

Bodhidharma

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There is no conflict. You are ALREADY that Awareness, you always have been, and you always will be, even when you're identified with thoughts and thinking. Just like the sun is ALWAYS there even when clouds are covering it. If you are ALREADY formless unmanifested all-encompassing all-knowing Awareness beyond words and concepts, then there is absolutely NOTHING to get, grasp, gain, or obtain. You are ALREADY utterly whole, complete, and perfect, and there is nothing to search for, not even Enlightenment. You are already That. There is only Self-Awareness, the awareness of oneself as Infinitely Everything beyond physicality.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:16 PM   #241
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Mudra, I'm just amazed with your post(s) about the mindfulness. I wasn't even aware of the deeper meening of this word...then just awarenes. Thank you for enlightening me

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:23 PM   #242
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There is no conflict. You are ALREADY that Awareness, you always have been, and you always will be, even when you're identified with thoughts and thinking. Just like the sun is ALWAYS there even when clouds are covering it. If you are ALREADY formless unmanifested all-encompassing all-knowing Awareness beyond words and concepts, then there is absolutely NOTHING to get, grasp, gain, or obtain. You are ALREADY utterly whole, complete, and perfect, and there is nothing to search for, not even Enlightenment. You are already That. There is only Self-Awareness, the awareness of oneself as Infinitely Everything beyond physicality.

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Mudra, are you saying you were just born this way and never had to work to realize what you are now saying?

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:00 PM   #243
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Mudra, are you saying you were just born this way and never had to work to realize what you are now saying?

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Looking back I would say my entire life has been a meditative process to me .
I very early on have known many moments of contemplation in solitude and quietness.
Books I read and techniques I used inspired me and helped me to go through the many challenges I encountered in my life.
However what stands forward now is the darkness of the soul I went through 8 years ago
.This I overcame by my own through painting, contemplation , meditation and the attitude of letting go . The last book I read is Eckhart Tolle last year. I believe he got his message through to me .
Although the mechanics of my life are not smooth and easy I am completely aware of that silence within ..of that peacefull core that loves all that is and this to me is the most precious gift one could wish for.I may sway from it because as all of us I have a human experience but I always am able to get back to it .

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Thank you for answering my question. Now that you explain some more your results are more real to me because it is difficult for me to imagine one simply arriving at simple enlightened states or abilities.

"Dark night of the soul", as with myself too, seems to be de rigueur.

You touched on all of the valid therapies -- reading good books, techniques/processes, and change of environment/personnel.

The spiritual traps (materialism, sensualism, pride) are clearly stated in the best books as is the ideal state and the tools. Due to my increasingly sensitive conscience, mindfulness is becoming more a necessity, in addition to techniques that help me cleanse my conscience daily.

I have not travelled as devotedly and as long as you have on this path, and so it is still a wonder for me to encounter beings such as yourself. I'm still scratching my head and muttering under my breath, "How did they DO that?"
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Thank You Mudra for your words of wisdom. Silence or meditation for me simply means to let go of the self of self importance and be humble enough to listen to the words that are carry by the wind as it whispers ever so softly the answers to many of the questions we seek. Silence indeed is golden , take time to listen for it is there in the quietude that you feel and hear the ancients souls that are surrounding us every moment of our lives.For we are not alone and we will never be alone.
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All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

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I'm still scratching my head and muttering under my breath, "How did they DO that?"
Silence within is your best friend . This is how you let go and start to enjoy the view.

until you look within, you live without
when you look within, you are able to go without
when you go within, you begin to clearly see without
when you live within, you finally let go without
when you let go without, you enrich within
when you enrich within, you are all right within and without

this is the formula for the eternal lightness of being ...felt only within

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Thank you for your beautifull words Frank Samuel.
I can feel your peace ..

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Old 02-11-2010, 01:13 AM   #249
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This is so true Bushy ...I experienced this many times watching my hands moving over paper and then estonishing myself with the gift they would leave there..Consciousness was at play using my body to express itself ..I could feel how these moments were sacred and blessed by pure Love.

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" Try to do everything with a mind that lets go.
If you let go a little you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world will have come to an end."


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