That's all you have to do - just abide in that
If you know how to be with that stillness without
anything else then that stillness is no longer just a
that stillness is the Buddha Mind, it is the luminous
In that stillness you are going to discover your true
The discovery of your true nature is the true
liberation, is the
bodhi, is the great awakening.
- Tulku Thubten Rinpoche
Who is this being?..
that speaks so strange..
the clothes do not match the voice..
he speaks of the invisible and yet all we see is real..
thinking is laborious and painful for the masses..
and yet, he takes enjoyment and delight within this consciousness..
what a strange old man!..
what is real and what is illusion?..
what are likes and dislikes?..
the seer has no likes or dislikes says the voice..
the rain continues it's dominance on the world and the world hides within a room..
the sun will appear and the light will shine his face upon this book..
the book remains closed for those without adventure..
"It's true that you are probably engaging in some activity or other in this present moment.
For example, right now you are reading these words on this page.
What you are doing in the present moment is constantly going to be changing.
You may set aside this book and take a drink of water, eat something, or go answer the phone.
But whatever you happen to be doing, the most basic sense of existence is always about being.
Being is always the very simple reality of your conscious awareness in this present moment.
The `doing' of the present moment is always obviously secondary to simply being.
Now I am reading; now I am taking a drink of water; now I am eating something; now I am talking on the phone.
What is the one common factor in every one of these statements? Isn't it the now I am? The now I am precedes any particular doing.
The now I am is the substratum, the most basic underlying reality that makes possible all the varied, ever-changing human experiences or doings.
Before we are anything else—a man, a woman, old, young, well or sick—we are a human being.
So, there you go.
The mystery is solved.
Who you are is being itself, simple awareness in the here and now."
I Am That I Am
Dispassion doesn't mean to separate oneself from
people but to understand that this world is not real.
Dispassion is attachment to God.
When a yogi gets dispassion, he sometimes gets
the thought to leave the body. But to leave the body
by being in the body is real dispassion.
Dispassion is a state of mind in which one can live
in desires without desire.
- Baba Hari Dass
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Sri Rama Foundation
Santa Cruz, California 1977
When I move (from my own thoughts) to experiencing You,
You immeasurably enlarge my understanding.
Turn my eyes from looking at illusion,
And give me life in Your Way
It is good that I was afflicted,
That I might learn the higher Teaching
I will never forget Your teachings,
for through them You have come alive within me.
--Psalm 119: 32, 37, 71, 40
we sit alone and think..
how many are awake?..
many are alive, but how many are awake?..
do they know, that we are the same thinker?..
do they know that we are dreaming?..
do they know that our desires become real?..
so many thoughts for consciousness to ponder..
Is this only a game for consciousness?..
good and bad become a tennis game of thoughts..
'straight is the way and narrow is the gate' is proclaimed by one that is wise..
'pearls before swine' become a mantra of wisdom..
who throws a rope to a survivor?..
perhaps, it is ourselves that saves ourselves...