' The manifestations of life '...


After full surrender of all desires, especially egoic,

if Grace has found you sincere and worthy,

you as ego is dissolved and the Awakening into Reality called Enlightenment occurs..

You find 'Self' as 'White Light" ..

This 'White Light' is "You" as Divine Consciousness, and the Creator of holograms called manifestations of life..



-thomas

' The Home of Nothingness '...


The 'First Reality' called Divine Consciousness is the Light, Love, Knowledge and Creative point of reference..

The Pure Awareness of the 'Final Reality' is that Mind that said;
"Let there be Light "..

That Awareness that Created Consciousness and Light..

That 'Home' that awaits the truly adventurous state of Nothingness...


-thomas

' Apperceive directly '...



All that we can truly say is,

'I am here in the absence of space and now in the absence of time',

and the one thing that matters is the instantaneous apperception of this fact.

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The truest advice for anyone listening to the teaching of Truth is to apperceive directly and forget immediately.




-A Net of Jewels
Ramesh S. Balsekar
http://www.advaita.org



' The Unreal '...


"Christianity is one way of putting words together and Hinduism is another.

The real is, behind and beyond words, incommunicable, directly experienced, explosive in its effect on the mind.

It is easily had when nothing else is wanted.

The unreal is created by imagination and perpetuated by desire."



Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
I Am That

' A consistent skeptic '...


One who doubts everything should also

doubt one’s own conclusions in order to be

a consistent skeptic.



- Swami Krishnananda

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Facets of Spirituality
Complied by S. Bhagyalakshmi
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1986

' Hallucination '...

' Ignorance '...


All beings are bitten by the serpent of ignorance.

But when ignorance combines with arrogance,
then we are really in a very bad state.

You have to come out of arrogance.

When arrogance goes, humility comes.

When humility comes, ignorance also will go.

When ignorance and arrogance are no more,
grace will be recognized and experienced as the pure presence of God.




- Mooji

' Roles in relationships '...


We often play roles for each other based on our conditioning including the role of mother, father, sister, brother, wife, husband, lover, customer, salesman, convenience store clerk, doctor, policeman, politician, secretary, friend, preacher, teacher, spiritual seeker, Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu. The list is endless. We are conditioned to believe that we are whatever role we are playing. We are not roles. Roles are rigid patterns of thought. We are much more vibrantly alive than some pattern of thought.

When you are living life through a role, you are attached to the past, to some idea you learned or modeled from the past regarding how to act within a given situation or relationship. Actions are taken according to that conditioned image—that role.

The mind fears that if it does not conform to a certain pattern, role, or image, it will not know how to act or it will not be able to control a particular situation. But the truth is you do not have control. There is no “you” to have control. The “you” is a story of separation fueled by a contraction in the body and mind. The “you” is the role.

There is a presence here, right now, that is not playing any role. It simply is. In recognizing that your real identity is this presence, the playing of roles is seen to be unnecessary.




-Kiloby, Scott. Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment

' The Overself '...


The Overself is not in time and consequently has no history.

It is, with no beginning and with no end.

The intellect which flits from past to future,

from one chronological event to another,

finds such ideas strange, hard to comprehend, and puzzling.


-Paul Brunton