Stay here...

Ascetics wander shrine to shrine,
looking for what can only come
from visiting the soul.

Study the mystery you embody.

When you look up from that,
the dub grass looks fresher
a little ways off, and even more
green farther on. Stay here.

- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

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From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992


However many holy words you read,

however many you speak,

what good
will they do you if you do not act on upon them?..

Gautama the Buddha

The still center...

"When we find the still center of our being, we find it to be all happiness.

When we remain in the surface of our being, we yearn for happiness but never find it.

For there the mind is always moving, restless, scattered."

"Only one who has intimately felt this divine peace, however briefly, can know its inestimable worth.

Only one who has felt this divine love, however seldom, can know that its indescribable joy is above all earthly ones."

Paul Brunton

" Sons of God "...

The 'sons of God' is the state of Divine Consciousness and is not the 'Final Reality' of 'Pure Awareness'..

You are still locked into the belief in Duality..

God is 'One', there is no separation..

All belief in separation is created by the Dream of separation called ego..

Release the belief in this Dream and Realize that You are much more that just 'sons of God'..

You are actually all that does Exist and all that does not Exist..

When You Realize this,,

You will Realize that there is no 'You'...

namaste, thomas

A Mystic...

The mind must be left behind..

The egoic self is abandoned and all that is left is Divine Consciousness..

You are Divine Consciousness..

A Mystic is one that is seeking this Reality..

An advanced Mystic is one that has entered this Reality..

This is not the 'Final Reality' but it is Truth..

This is the Existence of Creative Light , Love, and Consciousness..

This is Us..

This is the 'Dream' of ' Pure Awareness'..

Pure Awareness that Dreamed of Light and said that It was Good..

Pure Awareness has no ego or personality..

It is the Consciousness that Dreams..

It is Us, when there is no longer an Us...

namaste, thomas

Sarah Jarosz "Ring Them Bells" : The Americana Sessions

Time and Space...

Time is in the mind, space is in the mind.

The law of cause and effect is also a way of

In reality all is here and now and
all is one.

Multiplicity and diversity are in
the mind only.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj

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"I Am That"
Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Acorn Press, 1973

" Was Jesus a Mystic" ?...

Every year I pose the question to Yahoo Questions and receive the same answers..

The question I ask is:"

If Jesus was a Mystic, then why are not all Christians,

Most Christians answer that He was not a Mystic..

This is why
Christians do not behave as Christians..

They have not understood the Teachings
of Jesus concerning the Path of Liberation and Unity with God..

Therefore, they
are content with reading stories from a book and singing once a week in a

The wall of ego has blinded them from the fact that Jesus was a man
that conquered the illusion of the ego and became One with God..

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

This wall of ego prevents Christians from Realizing
that Jesus was teaching us that we must also walk the path that He did..

He gave
us a clue when He said;

" They who come after Me will do greater works than I"..

you are the ones that He was speaking of..

How far will you travel into the Mind
of Jesus and Understand Him and His Teachings?..

namaste, thomas

God has no ego...

Ego is the illusion of a separate self that we have created to become separate gods..

This is of course both true and a lie..

We have the abilities to create the illusions of materiality by thought but we have forgotten that the source of this power is the non-ego within us..

the ego is the self that many of us believe that we are because we have collected a bundle of thoughts through multiple incarnations that we have formed into the imaginary being that we think that we are..

Since ego is the constant thought of this imaginary grouping of thoughts, we have become self-ish, and selfishness is the opposite of Love..

Therefore, the Force and Unification of Love cannot contain an Ego..

This is why we have to relinquish this false ego to be blended into the Egolessness that is called God...

namaste, thomas

Pure Awareness...

This is the birthless, deathless, timeless, spaceless, boundless Awareness-Isness-Aliveness. Our Real Identity. —Bankei Yotaku

All life comes out of awareness. And just like ocean waves are never separate from the ocean, we are never separate from awareness. Awareness is our fundamental essence of being.

Pure awareness has no form, nor shape nor colour, and yet contains within it, all form, shape and colour. It is like the empty space of a vessel that carries the water. Awareness is the Presence of the Now, remaining unchanged by all worldly appearances.

When a lump of salt is thrown into water, it dissolves and cannot be removed even though we can taste the salty water. So the separate self dissolves in the sea of pure awareness, infinite and immortal.
—Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

When we turn our focus on the inner world, rather than the world of mind and matter, we discover the shores of pure awareness. Here, our human wave dissolves back into the sea of pure awareness and we recognise True Self.

Paradoxically, True Self is experienced when in the absence of the idea of self. This means our getting out of the way of ourselves. Beyond mind, beyond thought, beyond feeling…there is a beautiful timeless place where all is known simply being.