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Tony
25th March 2013, 10:55
Compassion in troubled times.

In these troubled times, the emotions are easily stirred up. This is when we
need utmost intelligence and compassion towards ourselves and others.
The emotions are an indicator that awareness is aware of something,
and this is usually to do with an inner conflict. It's better to have emotions
than to be dull or indifferent: however, the emotions can obscure an
appropriate response, and make things worse.

The world will never be the way we hope, so we will continue to fear
the way it is. We therefore live most of the time in hostile confusion.
If awareness is aware of a threat, it needs clarity in order to assess
whether to response - or not.

The funny thing is that we may be able to bring clarity to the situation,
but it may not be accepted. This is where intelligent timing is important.
Actually, the very moment an emotion arises, the mind is very bright -
but if it is allowed to personalise a situation, the emotions turn negative,
which doesn't help anyone.

If possible, the situation should be dealt with calmly, but there are times
when nothing can be done. Maybe we may not have the capacity,
or we might have insufficient data. It's important to keep the mind clear.
Even if we do nothing, a clear mind is ready to respond when the right
moment presents itself.

Compassion is about our own state of mind to maintain its equilibrium.
In that way, it will help others. They may not agree with us,
but we all have to work within our own constitution how we manage ourselves!
What works for us may not work for someone else...we can't tell others how to be,
but we can look at our own motivation.

Truth totally destroys ego, and ego doesn't like it.




Clarity.
When appearances and emptiness
are seen as arising simultaneously,
that is non dual awareness.

Lifebringer
25th March 2013, 12:14
Unbalanced eg is the mission. EGO is the protector, the distinguisher of individuality, that allowed us to become in t this material world. During the journey/experience, specific choices that needed improvement in the soul for understanding. That's what has led us here, and that is what we must overcome. The "anchor" of ego gone wild. During those choices, one would think after all the propets, and texts and tablets, that the choices would be, to be like "the Father" in creating a better world. One that protects life, NOT destroy it. That's in every form, shape, body of life. A respect for others to live as they choose in peace and not to harm others verbally/speech or though/intent.

Working on our Christ Consciousness will be like "ACTUALLY practicing what he taught."

Man's, Woman's mind must be able to "accept/understand/tolerate/unconditionally" That means without influence/interference of others. Ego is the other side of what you would normally do if your were at peace, tolerance, and understanding of other humans in a different stage of evolution on the planet.

Good times we are in.

Tony
25th March 2013, 12:38
HAMLET:


To be, or not to be: that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?
To die: to sleep;

No more; and by a sleep to say we end

The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks

That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish'd.
To die, to sleep;

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;...

PUCK:

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,...

Tony
26th March 2013, 07:50
Sometime a sentence comes to mind that is so profound, that it gets more beautiful as it is reflected upon.

When appearances and emptiness
are seen as arising simultaneously
that is non-dual awareness.

Non-duality is not two, therefore is it one...Oneness. There is no separation of subject and object. Relative reality and absolute reality are a unity. When appearances (all appearances are in the mind) are merely seen by empty essence, at that very moment they are one. Because of empty essence the appearances are seen, like the type on this page. This is clearly seen in meditation. Of course in the second moment when 'one' identifies with the object- like or dislikes, we becomes two, we separate. We split into subject and object, a duality. From this duality, all judgements, emotions and confusion come about.


So indeed, this sentence is so profound nothing can surpass it:

When appearances and emptiness
are seen as arising simultaneously
that is non-dual awareness.

turiya
27th March 2013, 05:13
One who never shouts it out,
who always controls himself/his anger
will never know, or be able to show,
an overflowing heart's compassion.

The ever deepening of these troubling times
will yield a great catharsis.
A need to express, to get off one's chest
To express long-time held-in emotional anger

There is a need, it must be done
in a way that doesn't trespass
another's freedom of choice, expression of voice,
and the right to be on this planet.

Its a way of clearing the body-mind
Of removing the garbage & clutter
All humanity needs it, a way to release it
Till nothing's left of the raging fires within

And after the storm passes,
Leaving clean the masses.
And a clearing up of the skies.
A new Earth found, & on it a new man of compassion.

t