The God of Love...

The God of love is a Dream, Love is infinite..

The God of Creativity and illusion is Called Divine Consciousness and is actually Us..

In Reality, There is no personality called God..

There is only the Pure Awareness called Love..

This Pure Awareness is Us, when We no longer desire to be separate from Love..

This Reality is often called 'Nothingness' because it contains no ruler, king, or servant..

Only, the Energy and Mind of Love Exists..

Love is the state of non-egoic consciousness and non-personality and contains no individual personality called God..

namaste, thomas

Knowing the Self...

"Knowing aright the nature of the Self

and abandoning the non-self as void, unreal,

is wisdom true.

All other knowledge is ignorance,

and not wisdom."

- Ramana Maharshi

More and more Awake...

What has happened to me?

All these songs tell one story:
that of Lalla on a lake, not knowing
what sandbar I'll run aground on.

What kind of luck have I had?

I made harmony out of a man's clumsy
plastering job on the ceiling.

Still I wonder which
sandbank will strand me.

And how is it now with me?

Magnificent, this becoming
more and more awake.

- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

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From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992


"Save your mentally manufactured tales of enlightenment-to-come for someone else's ears.
The price to enter this love is your hope for a better future.

We are not a crowd of beggars here.
You and I have been down that long, twisted road all the way to its end.
Here we do not ask God for favors but instead celebrate the light in each other's eyes.

So if you are ready to stop denying yourself your own beauty
you have come to the right place.
Wake up now and praise this day
when you realize that God's eyes are the ones you are looking out of, and into.

Praise this day -
and with each breath you take
be filled with the golden arc of love which announces the ending of your argument with God.

Praise this day
simply because it exists
and sit down now in the warm skin of your own lap;
for you are home and it is time to rest
in the merciful light of your own eyes."

~ Adyashanti

Celtic Woman - The Parting Glass

What is Death ?...

Does death occur when the soul leaves the body?..

The consciousness called soul, which is still a duality from Reality, surrenders the egoic desire and awakens as Light..

As Jesus said; " I and the Father are One"..

There is the 'I' and the 'Father' and yet, they are One..

This is both a duality and a union..

The 'I' must first disappear before the Father is total..(Divine Consciousness)

The 'Father' must disappear before Complete Love (Pure Awareness) is Total..

There is Duality beyond life..

Only Complete Love contains no Duality..

Complete Love is called 'Pure Awareness' and contains no separation or personality...

namaste, thomas

The Real and 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_

Our Truest Identity...

This identification with the best Self in us is the ideal set for all men, to be realized through long experience and much suffering or through accepting instruction, following revelation, unfolding intuition, practising meditation, and living wisely.

And this best Self is not the most virtuous part of our character--though it may be one of the sources of that virtue- but the deepest part of our being, underneath the thoughts which buzz like bees and the emotions which express our egotism.

A sublime stillness reigns in it.

There in that stillness, is our truest identity..

- Paul Brunton

Art and Beauty...

An art writer was giving a lecture at the monastery.

"Art is found in a museum," he said, "But beauty is found
everywhere - in the air, on the ground, all over the place, free for the taking, with no name attached to it."

"Exactly like spirituality," said the Master the following day when he was alone with his disciples.

"Its symbols are found in the
museum called a temple, but its substance is everywhere, free for
the taking, unrecognized, with no name attached to it."

-- Anthony de Mello, S.J.
posted to The_Now2

Pure Knowledge and Pure Love...

"Knowledge and love of God are ultimately one and the same.

There is no difference between pure knowledge and pure love."

Sri Ramakrishna
in Ramakrishna: His Life and Sayings, 173
F. Max Müller
London: Longmans, Green, 1898, p. 138