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    Swami Sarvapriyananda | Foundations of the Advaita Path




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    Merging experience with myself...Rupert Spira


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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Oh, I'm currently reading David Carse's book "Perfect Brilliant Stillness" and am enjoying it very much, laughing out loud repeatedly ... now I've just read the following (from page 88) and "feel" it is very apropos of my recent Avalon debating :

    Quote "I trust I make myself obscure?" It’s really not the intention, but do you see why I prefer to go about my work and not talk about this much, why so much of what everyone is involved in makes so little sense; why it is so difficult even to understand questions and sometimes impossible to answer them? Everybody's running around everywhere thinking they actually exist ! It's the silliest damn thing that's ever been seen! And anything that I can say all comes out gibberish ranting, sounds like reading the label on the bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap that you can find in health food stores. “All One, Eternally One, All One or none ! Exceptions Eternally? Absolute none !" And so on, ad infinitum; it's great stuff, but does anyone take it seriously ? The man's raving !
    Perhaps you too may like to have a read of his Awakening from the Dream of Separation (here) eh ?

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    Alan Watts ~ How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

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    How To Get Out Of Your Own Way
    Oh, it sounds somewhat like Koan : "How To Get Out Of Your Own Way" ?

    Not that "I" have watched the video, but in some senses Greybeard, and this is meant in a Rhetorical sense (so "I" am not asking "you" specifically) BUT :

    WHO is there to get "out of the way" ? HOW can the illusory sense-of-self *DO* that ?

    To what seems like a concrete-felt-sense-of-I (the ego), perhaps the injunction to investigate whether such apparent Substantiveness is even Justifiable may be Productive ?

    IF one "turns their attention" inwards (so-to-say) for a sustained period of "time" what is Found (if anything) ?

    "You" can't "think" your way to "Enlightenment", it's not a Goal that is Attainable, that's just more Ego-seeking-cause-and-effect eh ?

    Anyhow, this dreamlike "I" character has got to "get ready for work"

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    Quote Posted by greybeard (here)
    How To Get Out Of Your Own Way
    Oh, it sounds somewhat like Koan : "How To Get Out Of Your Own Way" ?

    Not that "I" have watched the video, but in some senses Greybeard, and this is meant in a Rhetorical sense (so "I" am not asking "you" specifically) BUT :

    WHO is there to get "out of the way" ? HOW can the illusory sense-of-self *DO* that ?

    To what seems like a concrete-felt-sense-of-I (the ego), perhaps the injunction to investigate whether such apparent Substantiveness is even Justifiable may be Productive ?

    IF one "turns their attention" inwards (so-to-say) for a sustained period of "time" what is Found (if anything) ?

    "You" can't "think" your way to "Enlightenment", it's not a Goal that is Attainable, that's just more Ego-seeking-cause-and-effect eh ?

    Anyhow, this dreamlike "I" character has got to "get ready for work"
    Spiritual teaching leads you by the nose from where "your" concepts beliefs are.
    Hard to swallow that you dont actually exist as an individual----so baby steps takes "you" to Truth at least as an understanding.
    Allan Watts was a practical Zen teacher.
    Catches your attention then demolishes the idea of a me.

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    "I believe that—if we are honest with ourselves—that the most fascinating problem in the world is Who am I? What do you mean, what do you feel when you say the word I? I, myself. I don’t think there can be any more fascinating preoccupation than that, because it’s so mysterious; it’s so elusive."

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    The tao of philosophy 5: Myth of myself
    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Thanks for posting the link Wind.
    As usual your posts make a significant contribution to this thread, which really is about the eternal question
    "Who am I?"
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    I listened to the video this morning before work and really enjoyed it.

    I nominate Alan Watts for the one liner of the day!

    "If you want life, don't cling to it"
    That line really resonated with me!
    “To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Quote Posted by justntime2learn (here)
    I listened to the video this morning before work and really enjoyed it.

    I nominate Alan Watts for the one liner of the day!

    "If you want life, don't cling to it"
    That line really resonated with me!
    Alan Watt came out as the most respected --top spiritual teacher of our time on one list.
    I get a lot from him.
    One pointer to a genuine enlightened teacher is to my mind the humour.

    Thanks for your post justntime2learn.

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    Alan Watts - Trust Your Nature [Great Talk]

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    CREATION


    The Master was known to side with the revolutionaries, even at the risk of
    incurring the displeasure of the government.

    When someone asked him why he himself did not actively plunge into social
    revolution, he replied with this enigmatic proverb:

    "Sitting quietly doing nothing. Spring comes and the grass grows."

    Anthony de Mello, SJ


    MORSEL: Serenity Isn't freedom from the storm, it is peace within the
    storm.



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    Quote Posted by greybeard (here)
    CREATION


    The Master was known to side with the revolutionaries, even at the risk of
    incurring the displeasure of the government.

    When someone asked him why he himself did not actively plunge into social
    revolution
    , he replied with this enigmatic proverb:

    "Sitting quietly doing nothing. Spring comes and the grass grows."

    Anthony de Mello, SJ


    MORSEL: Serenity Isn't freedom from the storm, it is peace within the
    storm.



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    Ah, or might I suggest : "Freedom isn't FOR the self but FROM the self" eh ?

    Just as with the Ocean and the Wave analogy, it doesn't matter how TALL or how SMALL or how ENERGETIC the Wave is, they are ALL equally WATER so, similarly, "you" are encouraged to investigate the Nature of ALL "your" Mind-States to see IF there is some kind of Common Ground to them ALL ?

    Hint : A "meditation" on the meaning of "Emptiness" may help !

    In this way, one isn't "carried away" by such "Powerful Currents" and it is possible to "Rest more Deeply" eh ?
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    DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY | "This Will Change The Entire Humanity" | Gregg Braden and Bruce Lipton


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    When someone asked him why he himself did not actively plunge into social
    revolution, he replied with this enigmatic proverb:

    "Sitting quietly doing nothing. Spring comes and the grass grows."
    Ideas spring:

    The power of distraction.

    "No one is driving if you are distracted."



    P.s. Just noticed the cell phone case in the above pic. The universe is not without its sense of irony. lol

    No matter the task, it is a distraction in one form or another.

    Now, back to your undistracted life, I jest, I jest.

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    Am I an Empath or a Doormat? (Or both?!) And what can I do about it?
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    The Truth We Are ~ India Journal 2019
    Dear Friends,

    We are very happy to share with you The Truth We Are ~ India Journal 2019. This touching and powerful video compilation highlights moments from this year's Satsang season with Mooji in Rishikesh.

    These journals, which began with the first Sahaja journal in 2017, share the spontaneous moments that unfold around Mooji outside of the Satsang hall, showing us how Satsang is embodied and expressed in everyday life.

    This journal is a testament to the beauty and spiritual wealth of India, where Moojibaba met his own master Sri Harilal Poonja, lovingly called Papaji by his disciples. Through the eyes of Mooji and the Sangha, we see India as a place where spirituality is woven into the fabric of everyday life, where awakening is deeply honoured and cherished, and so it is very natural that Satsang can happen and flower there.

    It is with deep love and gratitude that we present this India Journal, giving thanks to the worldwide Sangha and all those in whose hearts lives a love for truth and freedom.

    As this India Journal is such a beautiful expression of Satsang in daily life, we are also sharing it as Satsang of the Week.

    Thanks for all,


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    What is Vedanta? | Swami Sarvapriyananda

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