Whatever happens in the working of the universe at the present moment has to be accepted. Not accepting it means human misery.
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If some Power has turned you into a seeker, don't you think it is the responsibility of that Power to take you where you are supposed to be taken?
-A Net of Jewels
Ramesh S. Balsekar
”Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment.
Co-operate with your destiny, don't go against it, don't thwart it.
Allow it to fulfill itself.
All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind."
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
You experience the present reality of life through the sense of smell. Yet it would be ridiculous to suggest that you should close off all other senses and only smell the present reality.
You experience the present reality of life through the sense of sight. Yet it would be silly to suggest that you should close off all other senses in favor of sight only.
You experience life through taste and touch. Yet it would make little sense to choose taste or touch as a way to experience the present reality to the exclusion of all other senses.
Experiencing the present reality of life through only one sense is a partial view of reality.
Thought is similar to a sense. When thought is taken to be reality rather than just another way of experiencing the present reality, the being dream of a separate self arises. You totally believe the whole story of thought, including its interpretations, beliefs, ideas, religions, philosophies, judgments, opinions, and personal motivations. The exclusive experiencing of life through only the ‘sense’ of thought presents a partial view of reality.
There is something here, call it awareness, that is aware of thoughts as temporary appearances in reality. This awareness knows that thought is a limited, partial view of life. In seeing thought as similar to a sense, there can be a waking up out of the exclusive, partial viewing of life through thought.
-Kiloby, Scott. Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment
Instead of searching for what you do not have,
find out what it is that you have never lost.
which is there before the beginning and after the
ending of everything;
that to which there is no
birth, nor death.
That immovable state, which
is not affected by the birth and death of a body
or a mind, that state you must perceive.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj
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"I Am That"
Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Acorn Press, 1973
"What you are now looking out of isn’t two small and tightly fastened “windows” called eyes but one immense and wide open “Window” without any edges;
in fact you are this frameless, glassless “Window”. To make quite sure of this, you have only to point to the “Window” and notice what that finger is pointing at -if anything.
Please do just that, now ...
Contrary, no doubt, to one’s first impression, conscious headlessness or transparency -this seeing into the Nothingness-right-where-one-is, -turns out to have several unique virtues."
Inner strength, divine joy, deep understanding, and unspeakable tranquillity will pervade him always and not be limited to the hours of solitary meditation.
This is so because the Overself whence these things come is always with all men.
Only, they know it not, whereas he has awakened to its abiding presence.
-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind >
Chapter 2: Enlightenment Which Stays > # 169
To be called man..
This was the terminology for human before consciousness entered..
This terminology called man really speaks of human..
It is hu-man, the concept of human desire..
We are speaking of a Dream..
Women, do not fear..
This stage of existence is normal within Dreams..
It is not the ego speaking, it is consciousness..
The gender of Reality is not relevant to Truth..
God has no gender..
The rest of these words and thoughts are left to you...