Friday, December 25, 2009

even desirelessness falls away

as it only stands relative to desire

when the whole scope of duality

perishes from the Self like air from a baloon

only awareness remains

free of action, free of concepts

this is the natural state where truly nothing is ever happening

Friday, December 11, 2009

Am I really born?

A wave of activity or action will take place
and something synchronistic will occur that seems to have personal meaning.

For example, I was in the library with my son and happened to pick up a book about D.H. Lawrence, then a couple days later I did a google search on him.

Turns out he has the same birth day that I do, so now there seems to be some relevance projected about a similarity
and this is where the deeper meaning can be unlocked.

In the relating to one's own life as the individual form and personality, one relates to that which reminds it of itself,
thus reinforcing this sense of a meaningful personal experience.

So, this syncronisity is only relevant to the extent that discharging importance of one's personal story is possible.

Life is always providing opportunities to deeply meet the awareness that is.

And so, it is not about making connections like, Hmmmm, maybe I was D. H.  Lawrence in a past life... this is where the spiritual trap takes place. 

Go deeper and further and the dawning realization inevitably will be,  Hmmmmm... exactly how and why did this person others are relating to come into existence? Am I really born? If I am pure awareness how do i keep clinging to name and form?

In this approach the grasping at identity can dissolve into pure being without any story of significance beyond simple presence.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Action continues without a Doer

It is not possible to fake detachment or pretend to not want a certain result.

When one realizes the Self in the House, beyond all appearances of form and time,
a natural surrender occurs, and the mechanism that creates desire bound destinations is deactivated.

Without an agent of doership, there is no one to worry about the affairs of the world, though participating continues.

The form will continue to act, but it is like a marble that has been set in motion by a child, which continues to roll long after the child forgets about it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Desireless Action

The characteristics of desireless action are such:

Dispassion, disinterest, equanimity, tranquility, lucidity, selflessness, calmness, fearlessness, spontaneity, originality, courage, usefulness, being practical.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The desire to do or not do anything is absent.

As soon as a thought about the future is identified with, there seems to arise an experiencer of that thought.

A simple thought, like, I have to pick up my son at 2:00 today is not the same as
thoughts like, how do I get people to buy my book? Or when will I be enlightened?

These types of thoughts are projections of an identity that doesn't really exist.

The 'I-thought' generates ideas about itself and about a fantasy life it wants to have but it is no more you than a reflection in a mirror.

To stay as Self is to be in desireless action. As being Self, desire is seen as relative to the body and mind only. As Self is source of body and mind, the desire to do or not do anything, is absent.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fourth state

Turning one's attention inward reveals the 'fourth state'. The three states common to all are waking, dreaming, and dreamless sleep.

The state that these three alternating states occur in is Reality or Home or Heart or Self.

Being established in this state illiminates comparitive evaluation to another being's life.

One's activities become entireley independent of cognitive evaluation even to the one whose form is acting. Just as there is no particular interest to evaluate a stranger's actions, the interest to evaluate the actions of one's own apparent form ceases.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wisdom and Inspiration Quotes

Ramana Maharshi
Place your burden 
at the feet of the Lord of the Universe
who accomplishes everything.
Remain all the time steadfast in the heart,
in the Transcendental Absolute.
God knows the past, present and future.
He will determine the future for you
and accomplish the work.
What is to be done
will be done at the proper time.
Don’t worry.
Abide in the heart
and surrender your acts to the divine.

Shri Sathya Sai Baba
There is only one religion,
the religion of love
There is only one language,
the language of the heart
There is only one caste,
the caste of humanity
There is only one God,
and He is omnipresent.

St. Francis of Assisi
"Lord, Make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord; union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
where there is sadness, joy.

Oh Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much 
seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand; 
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we reeive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born 
to Eternal Life."

Tich Nat Hahn
Breathing in,
I am still water.
I reflect the sky faithfully….
Breathing out,
I offer the perfect reflection of my mirror-mind.
Breathing in,
I have become space without boundaries.
I have no plans left. I have no luggage.
Breathing out,
I am the moon that is sailing through the sky of utmost emptiness.
I am freedom.

Jiddu Krishnamurti
We all want to be famous people,
and the moment we want to be something
we are no longer free.

You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place.

Douglas Harding
The best day of my life—
my rebirthday, so to speak—
was when I found I had no head.
This is not a literary gambit,
a witticism designed to arouse 
interest at any cost.
I mean it in all seriousness: I have no head.

What actually happened was something absurdly simple and unspectacular:
I stopped thinking.
A peculiar quiet, an odd kind of 
alert limpness or numbness, came over me.
Reason and imagination and 
all mental chatter died down.

For once, words really failed me.
Past and future dropped away.
I forgot who and what I was, my name, manhood, animalhood,
all that could be called mine.

It was as if I had been born that instant, 
brand new, mindless, 
innocent of all memories.
There existed only the Now, 
that present moment 
and what was clearly given in it.

To look was enough.
It took me no time at all 
to notice that this nothing,
this hole where a head 
should have been 
was no ordinary vacancy, 
no mere nothing.

On the contrary, it was very much occupied.
It was a vast emptiness vastly filled, 
a nothing that found room for everything—
room for grass, trees, shadowy distant hills,
and far above them snowpeaks 
like a row of angular clouds 
riding the blue sky.
I had lost a head and gained a world.

Mahatma Gandhi
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

The Atma Upanishad
“The supreme Self is neither born nor dies.
He cannot be burned, moved, pierced, 
cut, nor dried.
Beyond all attributes, the supreme Self
Is the eternal witness, ever pure,
Indivisible, and uncompounded,
Far beyond the senses and the ego.

In him conflicts and expectations cease.
He is omnipresent, beyond all thought,
Without action in the external world,
Without action in the internal world.
Detached from the outer and the inner,
This supreme Self purifies the impure.”

The Mahabarata
Resist the resistence that is within you.

The Bhagavad Gita:
The power of God is with you at all times;
through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions ;
and is constantly doing all the work
using you as a mere instrument.

Mother Teresa
God doesn't require us to succeed;
he only requires that you try.

Alan Jacobs
ALL is very well! to unfold exactly as it should,
Let it roar from the roof tops, 
all bold seekers tell,
That power which knows the way is truly good,
All is very well!

Virtual Temple

In ancient times, when a group of inspired monks, hermits, or servants came together to build a temple, in order to purify the heart of humanity, they collected rocks and built a sanctuary one stone at a time.

They created a place of communion, worship, healing, support, love, kindness, compassion, and service.

Nowadays we find we have connections in India, Canada, England, USA, etc., so the temple is built on the internet.

And we can come and learn, teach, share, grow, assist, etc.

I have met a lot of people on the Internet that i am able to call brothers or sisters, that i feel a genuine trust with, so let's continue to build a temple one post at a time.

All are welcome, and ultimately I see providing a support network to people in need or challenge or in crisis, etc.

As we stabalize in steady recognition of
Self, it is natural to offer support to those who are struggling to stay afloat or grounded or balanced, etc.

I'm not saying i have any specific vision or plan, just one stone at a time, one post at a time...