Moonlight...


Moonlight is just a reflection of light from the Sun..

There are humans that worship the Sun because it is the source of life on this earth..

Once again, we enter the conversation about 'Light'..

Light is important because We are Light..

Is it not strange to hear this statement?..

But, It is True..

In the hologram of life and the Reality of existence, We are light..

Existence is the Reality of Light as the Source of Dream of Manifestation..

The Frequency of Light creates the atoms that appear as solid according to our minds..

It is All Frequencies..

We are the Frequency of Light..

This Light also contains Consciousness and the binding power of non-separation called Love..

Why do you seek Love ?..

Questions, Questions, Questions..

Why do I ask so much?...


namaste, thomas

The play is over...


Does anyone in this room still want an tombstone or crypt?..

Do you want other humans to visit the site of the dissolving of the body to pray for you?..

All nonsence..

You were never a body..

You never wanted humans to honor an illusion and think of it as you..

Have them throw the ashes on the iced walkway in the winter time..

Do one last good deed..

We are beyond the illusion of body and earth..

We are the Creative Energy that dreams of adventures within dreams..

The adventure is found between opposites..

Drama is the face of laughter and sadness..

This is the dream that we have chosen..

Are you tired of the dream?..

Put down your popcorn and exit the theater..

The Play is over...


namaste, thomas

Amy Winehouse I love you more than you'll ever know LIVE (Inédit RARE)

I am only the mailman...


People ask me to write a book.

I laugh when I hear these words..

The world does not need more books,

it needs more concentration..

A book would only entice my ego into elation..

There are Spiritual Teachers that have traveled within the dimensions and Light, that are more fit than I , to show you Reality..

I am here only as a mailman..

I am to give you words on paper..

It is to you and only you, to experience Reality..

Come back into the illusions as much as you want..

I am only the mailman..


namaste, thomas

Ram Tzu...


Ram Tzu knows this...

Every time
You find an answer,

The question
No longer seems important.



-- from No Way: For the Spiritually "Advanced", by Wayne Liquorman

The Cause of All Suffering...


Usually, we search for understanding because we believe that it will lead to true experience. We try to understand every experience that is brought to us, and then we have our little mental niches where we put the experience.

This is one example of how the great power of the mind leads our lives. But when it comes to the recognition of truth, the mind is not equipped to lead. It is exquisitely equipped to discover or to follow, but not to lead.

The mind is not the enemy; there is nothing wrong with it. The tragedy is that we believe the conclusions of the mind to be reality.

This is a huge tragedy, responsible for both mundane suffering and the most profound suffering, individually and collectively.


~ From: The Diamond In Your Pocket, by Gangaji

forced to your knees...


The' powers that be', desire you to knee before them as servants..

You can easily see this as egoic consciousness..

One part of Consciousness forcing another part of Consciousness into submission..

It is Lucifer versus Love..

Selfishness versus non-egoic consciousness..

Love is non-ego..

It is that simple..

You find yourself within the egoic consciousness of earth..

You call yourself a soul..

A soul is a mental individualization of Reality..

Why did You come into this dream?..

Perhaps, it was to see what You are not..

When True Realization is entered, your body is thrown to the ground..

You are no longer within the illusion of body and the mind is withdrawn,

therefore, the muscles are no longer working and the body collapses..

This is the submission to God..

This is the kneeling to Authority..

This is not the kneeling to royalty or human authority but the negative egoic authorities claim it as it's own..

When You Awaken into Reality, the body will collapse..

In this life or the next, It is your decision...

namaste, thomas



We Watch...


Those within this room are Watchers..

You watch the dreams and watch the puppet that You call self..

And all this time, You wonder why..

The Mind must use Thought to achieve Awareness..

We as the Mind enter these dreams as you would enter a book..

It is all about 'stories'..

'Stories' are

a series of events that constitute what is known as Time..

There are always 'stories' within your books and television..

The powers that rule the earth know about your desire for stories..

They present the 'stories' to form your minds into the thoughts that they desire..

These are often those of pain, fear, and warfare..

You, as the 'Watcher' of the stories should be able to see the 'authors' of the 'stories'..

Look Within..


namaste, thomas

Sarah Brightman - Hijo De La Luna Live in concert

Consciousness...


Consciousness presents its own products to itself,

fabricating an entire world in the process.

Mind makes and sees the picture..


Paul Brunton

Grief...


"My heart,

make friends with grief
and if you do, what luck!

Embrace it,

because your grief is the call
the Beloved answers.



Jalaludin Rumi
in Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mali, Translators
_Rumi: Hidden Music_
Barnes & Noble, 2009 (reprint), p. 156

Love...


As man rises above passion, so he begins to know what is love.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

To an angelic soul, love means glorification
To a jinn soul, love means admiration
To a human soul, love means affection
To an animal soul, love means passion.

One need not fall in love, one must rise through love. Pour out floods of love, yet keeping your garment of detachment from being wet.

... To what does the love of God lead? It leads to that peace and stillness which can be seen in the life of the tree which flowers and bears fruit for others and expects no return.

... A person who is able to help others should not hide himself but do his best to come out into the world. 'Raise up your light high', it is said. All that is in you should be brought out, and if the conditions hinder you, break through the conditions!

He who says, 'I love you but only so much; I love you and give you sixpence but I keep sixpence for myself; I love you but I stand at a distance and never come closer, we are separate beings' -- his love is with his self.

As long as that exists, love has not done its full work. Love accomplishes its work when it spreads its wings and veils one's self from one's own eyes. That is the time when love is fulfilled.

The Soul ...


I often put Van Morrison on my blog because He, Jackson Brown, Ravi Shankar, and a few 'Blues Singers' are Mystics..

Listen to the words, They are musical poetry..

If I were to sing, I would sound like this..

It is the 'Soul' that cries..

When all the marching music and dancing music has bored you,

-- Return!

The Soul will not be denied..

The Soul is all you have as a hope of happiness..

The Soul is the Light that enters the illusions..

The illusions exist within Us..

We are the inside and outside..

There, in Reality is no positive and negative.

There is Contemplation within Mind that sees Nothing not even Itself..

When, We forget the dreams, We return to Contemplation..

What is Existence without Now ?..


namaste, thomas

Van Morrison- BBC Four Sessions 2008 (Full Concert, Best Quality)

opinions...


Do not seek for the truth;

Only cease to cherish opinions.



- Seng-ts'an, Third Zen Patriarch

` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `
Hsin Hsin Ming
Translated by Richard B. Clarke

Chief Joseph...


"We do not want churches,

because they will teach us to quarrel about God."


Chief Joseph Nez Perce
in Kent Nerburn and Louise Mengelkoch, Eds.
_Native American Wisdom_
Novato, CA: New World Library, 1991, p. 39

the real and false self...


He who has failed himself has failed all; he who has conquered himself has won all.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

There is no reason for anyone to feel discouraged by his weaknesses or deficiencies, or by his actions that have dissatisfied him, or by anything in life that has failed. He should forget the past that has failed him, and begin to construct and mold his future as he would wish it to be. Considering that as a branch is not separate from the bough, and the bough is not separate from the stem, so with all our limitations we are not separate from the will of the Unlimited One.

I remember a Persian verse made by my murshid which relates to the self: 'When I feel that now I can make peace with my self, it finds time to prepare another attack.' That is our condition. We think that our little faults, since they are small, are of no consequence; or we do not even think of them at all. But every little fault is a flag for the little self, for its own dominion. In this way battling makes man the sovereign of the kingdom of God. Very few can realize the great power in battling with and conquering the self.

But what does man generally do? He says, 'My poor self, it has to withstand the conflicts of this world; should I also battle with this self?' So he surrenders his kingdom to his little self, depriving himself of the divine power that is in the heart of man. There is in man a false self and a real self. The real self contains the eternal; the false self contains the mortal.

The real self has wisdom; the false self ignorance. The real self can rise to perfection; the false self ends in limitation. The real self has all good, the false self is productive of all evil. One can see both in oneself: God and the other one. By conquering the other one, one realizes God. This other power has been called Satan; but is it a power? In reality it is not. It is and it is not. It is a shadow. We see shadow and yet it is nothing. We should realize that this false self has no existence of its own. As soon as the soul has risen above the false self, it begins to realize its nobility.

lets go of you!...


You never really 'let go' of anything, not really.

And you don't really need to make letting go of stuff into a self-improvement project of some kind.

It is more like a dawning realization that every single thing, without exception, eventually, inevitably, lets go of you!

Every single thing that arises, ceases.......And you are all that remains.

You never arise and never cease.

You are ultimately the birth-less and death-less reality.

Anything that comes and goes cannot ultimately be you,

because when it goes,

where would you be?..



Francis Bennett

the dimensionless point of awareness...


As the tiny point of a pencil can draw innumerable pictures,

so does the dimensionless point of awareness draw the contents of the vast universe.

Find that point and be free.



Nisargadatta Maharaj.

It is Consciousness...


It is not the five senses which know the world outside,
since they are only instruments which the mind uses.

It is not even the intellect, since that merely reproduces the image formed out of the total sense reports.

They are not capable of functioning by themselves.

It is the principle of Consciousness which is behind both,

and for which they are simply agents, that really makes awareness of the world at all possible.

It is like the sun, which lights up the existence of all things..


Paul Brunton

Zen: Music for Balance and Relaxation (Full Album)

All is illusion...


Know that the world is a dreamlike illusion.

Know that all of the following are dreamlike illusions (a - f):

a. The World.
b. The body.
c. The universe.
d. All dimensions.
e. All events, motions and actions.
f. Time.

Almost all of the words in a dictionary describe dreamlike illusions.


.....................
The above quotes are from the book
The Seven Steps to Awakening

resolve and persevere...


The body is a material thing and needs
time to change.

The mind is but a set of
mental habits,

of ways of thinking and
feeling,

and to change they must be
brought to the surface and examined.

This also takes time.

Just resolve and
persevere,

the rest will take care of
itself.


- Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

there's simply life...


If you close your eyes, all you actually find are sensations.

One
thing is happening at a time -

the body sitting in a chair is
happening; a breeze coming through the window is happening;
the crackling of paper is happening; cars are happening . . .

There’s no story.

The story that we think is our story is simply a
pretence, because always there is only this.

The story you’ve
listened to about your life is not going anywhere.

Everything that
is happening is simply the invitation to see that all there is is this.

All the time, life has been saying to you,

‘Look - there is simply
life.

There’s no story - there’s simply life’."



Tony Parsons

the decision...


How many lives ?..

Different dimensions and planets..

Different forms but usually with the ability to hold objects..

four, five, or six fingers, what does it matter?..

The Truth is that all of these beings are filled with Consciousness..

You don't remember, but once, you were they..

You look in a mirror..

Your eyes reflect the past..

You have been running in a circle..

You know the final decision..

End of self...


namaste, thomas




You have become a Mystic...


If you still have an image of a body, you are still within the dimensions of illusion..

If you surrender the image of separation or ego, you will find yourself as Light..

There will be no body..

There will be only Light, Love, and Consciousness..

This is the state of Divine Consciousness..

There is one more step, but we will speak later of this journey..

Keep going, release all desires..

Become Nothing and You will become Everything..

You have become a Mystic...



namaste, thomas

Dare I tell the Truth ?...


This world is not that you see it as..

This world was given to an apparition called Lucifer..

This Angel is a 'Thought Form' and is not a part of God..

This is why Lucifer is angry, We are part of God..

Do you not see the result of envy?..

You are the essence and the Creative Power of Dream..

You are the essence of non-separation called Love..

You are Everything that does exist and All that does not exist..

Has your mind yet awakened to what I am saying?..

You see yourself as small and without power and yet You are the Power of the Universe..

So strange to hear these words..

Lucifer is worshiped by those leaders of the world that seek Power, Wealth, and Fame..

Look at these humans that tell you what to do, look into their faces..

Are You Awake?..

If You are, You know what I am saying..

I am a Light shining within a Dream, are You not also Me?..


namaste, thomas

Cat Stevens - Peace Train (live)

Mooji ♥ Answers ◦ This Question Will Kill Death Itself (Tea Satsang)

Awareness...


Our true nature is that simple and undeniable presence
of awareness that illumines all thinking, feeling and
perceiving.

Always present and radiantly clear, it is never
obscured by time, circumstances or thoughts.

The
body, mind and world rise and set in awareness and
have no independent existence apart from awareness.

Awareness, your real being, is all there is.

You are not
the limited person you have taken yourself to be.

Look
for the separate self and you find it entirely absent.

Seeing this, suffering, doubt and confusion effortlessly
drop away, revealing your natural state of innate hap-
piness and freedom.

Understanding who you are is
immediately and always available here and now.

- John Wheeler

` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `
John Wheeler
Shining in Plan View
Non-duality Press, 2005

the ego is an actor...


All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages.



William Shakespeare, As You Like It

The Awakening Process...


Ed: You make it sound like the awakening process continues
even now.

JM: In a way. The awakening part was a very distinct event,
like a nuclear explosion, and occurred for me many years
ago. The post-awakening process taking place since then
is like the protracted effects of radiation poisoning. Your
nose doesn't fall off in the first instant, it stays on for
awhile. You know it's not going to stay on for long so you
enjoy it while you can. You know what's coming, you
know it's inevitable; you don't fear it or seek to avoid it.
On the other hand, you're fond of your nose. I have a
fondness for my nose so maybe I staple it on or use a little
duct tape so I can keep it a little longer.

I'm not making
an argument for this or defending a position, I'm just
sharing my observations of the process. The awakening is
complete, perfect, and irreversible, but no outer representation
can reflect the inner state. At any moment since the
point of awakening I can and have shaken myself like a
wet dog to cast off all the rags of self; the tatters of
costume.

Ed: So you can throw off self and put it back on?

JM: Such as it is. It's in an advanced state of decay and I can't
stop or reverse that, but I can try to squeeze some further
use out of what remains. I suppose I'll be able to fake my
own personhood for as long as I live, but the veneer is
getting pretty thin. Does any of this make sense?

Ed: It's only in interacting with people, with ego, that this is
a problem?

JM: Yes. I have no other reason to slip into character. It's not
really much of a problem, though. Not interacting with
people is no great hardship for me.

Ed: And it's not theoretical, right? You're not speculating,
you're describing your actual experience?

JM: Yes. My experience is that of a non-egoic being who can
wrap himself in a threadbare ego when necessary.

Ed: And you don't see the paradox?

JM: The whole selfless self thing? I'll address this by saying
that the enlightened state is not, as is commonly
supposed, the special state. The unenlightened state is the
magical, mysterious, incomprehensible state. Awake is
just awake. It's not something more, it's everything less.
My state is natural and easy. I carry no baggage. I labor
under no delusion. I don't spend my lifeforce animating a
fictional persona.

All paradox lies with the unawakened
state. The awakened don't have something that the
unawakened are missing, it's the other way around. The
unawakened possess massive structures of false belief.
They create and maintain these vast realms of past,
present and future; of great meaning and importance; of a
deep and wide emotional range;

all woven together out of
sheer nothingness. Something from nothing; that's the
magic, that's the special state. The unawakened state is
the one that requires such ceaseless dedication and devotion
and which seems so fantastically improbable. The
awakened state is nothing compared to that.

Ed: That doesn't sound so good.

JM: I never said it was.

Ed: Are you saying it's not?

JM: No. The lifeforce I'm not using to project a false self is
now available for much more fun and interesting
purposes. It's a whole different universe once all that petty
self crap has been left behind.



from supplemental material at the end of
Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
Jed McKenna

Be content...


Be content with what you have,

rejoice in the way things are.

When you
realize there is nothing lacking,

the whole world belongs to you.


- Lao Tzu

the world...


We do not ‘come into’ this world.

We come
out of it as leaves from a tree.

As the ocean
‘waves,’

the universe ‘peoples.’



- Alan Watts

the ego cannot become Reality...


You cannot become the emptiness.

This is not
something you can do by effort.

The aspiration
for this brought you here,

but this 'you' or 'I' or
'me' that believes itself to be separate from the
whole and wants to become emptiness, must
now be seen as an illusion.

Recognise that you
are already the emptiness.

There is no 'I-self’
apart from emptiness —

it is the source of the
sense of 'I'.


- Mooji

his own essence...


His relationship to the Overself

is one of direct awareness of its presence--

not as a separate being,

but as his own essence..


Paul Brunton

Amos Lee - JESUS (WITH LYRICS)

Religion...


The religion of each one is the attainment of his soul's desire; when he is on the path of that attainment he is religious; when he is off that path then he is irreligious, impious.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

Religion is a need of the human soul. In all periods and at every stage of the evolution of humanity there has been a religion which people followed, for at every period the need for religion has been felt. The reason is that the soul of man has several deep desires, and these desires are answered by religion.

The first desire is the search for the ideal. There comes a time when man seeks for a more complete justice than he finds among men, and when he seeks for someone on whom he can rely more surely than he can on his friends in the world. There comes a time when man feels a desire to open his heart to a Being who is above human beings and who can understand his heart. ... He feels the need of asking forgiveness of someone who is above human pettiness, and of seeking refuge under someone stronger than he. And to all these natural human tendencies there is an answer which is given by religion, and that answer is God.

When speaking on the subject of ideal life, the words of the Prophet of Islam may be quoted, where he says, 'Every soul has its own religion.' This means that every soul has a certain direction which it has chosen, a goal to attain during life. This goal is a certain ideal, which depends on the soul's evolution. ... In the Hindu language, the same word, Dharma, means both duty and religion. Both are expressed by one word. 'This is your Dharma' means: 'This is your faith.' How beautiful the thought is! Whatever kind of duty it is, so long as you have an ideal before you and are performing that duty, you are walking in the path of religion.

We, with our narrowness of faith or belief, accuse others of belonging to another religion, another chapel or church. We say, 'This temple is better, that faith is better.' The whole world has kept on fighting and devastating itself just because it can not understand that each form of religion is peculiar to itself. Therefore, the ideal life is in following one's own ideal. It is not in checking other people's ideals.

The whole aim of the Sufi is, by thought of God, to cover his imperfect self even from his own eyes, and that moment when God is before him and not his own self, is the moment of perfect bliss to him. My Murshid, Abu Hashim Madani, once said that there is only one virtue and one sin for a soul on the path: virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not

the present moment...


“The mind, conditioned as it is by the past,

always seeks to re-create what it knows and is familiar with.

Even if it is painful, at least it is familiar.

The mind always adheres to the known.

The unknown is dangerous because it has no control over it.

That’s why the mind dislikes and ignores the present moment.”


Eckhart Tolle

the fifth dimension...


What are the experiences of the fifth dimension?..

No body, only spirit..

No need for food or drink..

Physical pain is non existent..

Still the 'self' exists seeking Home..

Who is this 'self' that carries you forth..

Only a dream and an experience of drama..

As long as the egoic consciousness exists, there is duality and drama..

But, you know this already..

Is it not time to go beyond self?..

You can always fight evil and the ego feel victorious..

Or, You can become Free from the drama..

I am only a voice..

It is your voice that matters..


namaste, thomas
.

ego and non-ego...


My ego is stubborn, often drunk, impolite.

My loving: Finely sensitive, impatient, confused.

Please take messages from one to the other,

reply and counter-reply.


- Rumi

` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `
Version by Coleman Barks
"Unseen Rain"
Threshold Books, 1986

Reality is within...


"Why do you go into the forest in search of God?

He lives in all and is ever distinct;
He abides with you, too.

As fragrance dwells in a flower,
And reflection in a mirror;

So does God dwell inside everything;
Seek Him, therefore, in your heart."



_Adi Granth, _Dhanasari, M,9, p. 684
in Andrew Wilson, Ed.
_World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts_
St. Paul, MN: Paragon House, 1995, p. 73

The Poet...


The poet, when he is developed reads the mind of the universe,

although it very often happens that the poet himself does not

know the real meaning of what he has said.



From The Teachings Of
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Selected & Arranged By
HAZRAT PIT VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN

Ram Tzu Speaks...


Ram Tzu has some questions for you. . .

Just who do you think you are?
Are you other than God?
Are you separate from Me?

If so. . .
What are you made of?
Where did it come from?

Don’t look to science to help you.
The physicists have all become mystics.
They’re of no more use to you than is Ram Tzu.

If you’re really clever you’ll turn around
And walk away
Fast!
Hang around here and you’re liable to lose
Everything you hold dear.

Go back to your church, your temple,
Your therapist, your drug dealer, your ashram.
There you may find a moment’s peace.
You found it there once.
Here is only emptiness for you.
You’ll find no food for your ego here.

What if your precious sense of self
Were to shrivel up and die?
Where would you be then?
What would happen?

Best not to risk it.

- Ram Tzu

Going Home...


All dimensions are states of separation and not true Unity with Reality..

The Reality of Light, Love, and Consciousness is called Divine Consciousness and is the state of existence that We now exist within..

The Dreams of dimensions and manifestation happen while We remain as Divine Consciousness..

This Truth can only be found when You are awakened from the illusion of ego and regained Consciousness as Reality..

This state is called Enlightenment..

Only then will You Realize that You have been Dreaming..

Once, You Awaken, You have a further goal..

The next stage is called Pure Awareness and contains no ego or personality,
not even the Personality called God..

This state is that of Pure Love and is called Home...


namaste, thomas

It will dawn on you...


Stop imagining yourself being or doing this or that,

and the realization that you are the source and heart

of all will dawn on you.


- Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Awareness within Life...


Concentration and contemplation are great things; but no contemplation is greater than the life we have about us every day.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

As one goes further in the soul's unfoldment one finally arrives at the stage of revelation. Life begins to reveal itself, the whole of life, each soul becomes communicative -- not only living beings but each thing. They say that the twelve apostles knew all languages. It does not mean that they knew English, French and Italian, but that they knew every soul's language, as every soul has its own separate language. They began to perceive vibrations and so every evolved soul will feel the vibrations of every other soul, and every condition, every soul, every object in the world will reveal its nature and character to him. Sa'di, the Persian poet, has said, 'Once a soul has begun to read, every leaf of the tree becomes as a page of the sacred book of life'.

A keen observation of life in time awakens us to the fact that when once the light is thrown upon life, life begins to reveal itself. As Sa'adi has said, 'Even the leaves of the tree become as pages of the sacred book once the eyes of the heart are open.'

Anyone who has some knowledge of mysticism and of the lives of the mystics knows that what always attracts the mystic most is nature. Nature is his bread and wine. Nature is his soul's nourishment. Nature inspires him, uplifts him and gives him the solitude for which his soul continually longs. Every soul born with a mystical tendency is constantly drawn towards nature. In nature that soul finds its life's demand, as it is said in the Vadan, 'Art is dear to my heart, but nature is near to my soul.'...

From the moment man's eyes open and he begins to read the book of nature he begins to live; and he continues to live forever

without division...


What matters is to realize our true nature.

That is a silent realization that brings an end to the conversation with seeming others and opens wide the doors of the heart, the doors of all hearts as One.

What was previously believed to be real is revealed to be a trail, a reflection, part of the path to the seamless knowing Self, that is the substance of everything, that is the only substance-less substance.

The seamless knowing of experience is being the transparent presence that is the substance of experience.

Although unperceived, the seamless knowing of experience knows itself by being itself and knows the world, body and mind as itself, without division..


Magdi Em Be

the thin line...


We should remember that 'We' are the 'Creator' and the 'wants' and 'desires' are Ours' to manifest..

We keep looking for something greater than us and this keeps us weak and in the bondage of the dark entities that seek to control the 'Creator'..

This false power of the anti-creator is also a dream and a game of sadness and bliss to show Us the duality of positive and negative..

A wise mystic once said;

" Straight is the way and narrow is the Gate"..

The way Home is the thin line between dualities...


namaste, thomas

Wake Me Up - Avicii by Madilyn Bailey Lyrics

the promise...


Sir, have you forgotten the promise
you made in your mother's womb,
to die before you die?

When will you remember
what you intended?

Don't let your donkey wander loose!
It will stray into your neighbor's
saffron garden. Think of the damage
it might do, and the punishment!

Who then will carry you naked
to your own death?

- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

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From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992

The mind attaches to illusion...


You are always thinking you are somewhere, in
some place.

You have to remove that idea.

There
is a peculiar habit of the mind asserting itself as
located in some place, in a particular form, in a
particular condition, etc.

This must be removed so
that you may know the truth.


- Swami Krishnananda

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Your Questions Answered
Swami Krishnananda
The Divine Life Trust Society, 1995

' It Is "...


There is here no form to be perceived, no image born of the senses to be worshipped, no oracular utterance to be listened for, and no emotional ecstasy to be revelled in.

Hence the Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, said:

"In eternal non-existence I look for the spirituality of things!"

The philosopher perceives that there is no such thing as creation out of nothing for the simple reason that Mind is eternally and universally present.

"Nothing" is merely an appearance.

Here indeed there is neither time nor space.

It is like a great silent boundless circle wherein no life seems to stir, no consciousness seems to be at work, and no activity is in sway.

Yet the seer will know by a pure insight which will grip his consciousness as it has never been gripped before, that here indeed is the root of all life, all consciousness, and all activity.

But how it is so is as inexplicable intellectually as what its nature is.

With the Mind the last word of human comprehension is uttered. With the Mind the last world of possible being is explored.

But whereas the utterance is comprehensible by his consciousness, the speaker is not. It is a Silence which speaks but what it says is only that it IS; more than that none can hear..


Paul Brunton

I have come into this world to see this...


I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger

because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
Beloved's.

I have come into this world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul,

a being of just ecstatic light, forever entwined and at play
with Him.

I have come into this world to hear this:

every song the earth has sung since it was conceived in
the Divine's womb and began spinning from
His wish,

every song by wing and fin and hoof,
every song by hill and field and tree and woman and child,
every song of stream and rock,

every song of tool and lyre and flute,
every song of gold and emerald
and fire,

every song the heart should cry with magnificent dignity
to know itself as
God:

for all other knowledge will leave us again in want and aching -
only imbibing the glorious Sun
will complete us.

I have come into this world to experience this:

men so true to love
they would rather die before speaking
an unkind
word,

men so true their lives are His covenant -
the promise of
hope.

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands
even at the height of
their arc of
rage

because we have finally realized
there is just one flesh

we can wound.

~ Hafiz

The Seer's Discernment...


The seer’s discerning of the condition of those before him and away from him is likened to the process of eating and digesting.

The mouth distinguishes between sweet and sour, vegetable and cereal, but once food is swallowed, then what is felt about it is the feeling, not the outer distinctions but the inner essence.

Therefore the seer re-analyzes something which the person whom he sees has analyzed with his mind.

He becomes one with another person,

experiencing what his mind has experienced,

and likewise with his soul.



From The Teachings Of
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Selected & Arranged By
HAZRAT OIR VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN

Wake Me Up -- - Sam Tsui & Jason Pitts ...

The silent still Void...


The momentary pause in every heartbeat is a link with the still center of the Overself.

Where the rhythm of activity comes to an end--

be it a man's heart or an entire planet--

its infinite and eternal cause is there.

All this vast universal activity is but a function of the silent, still Void...


Paul Brunton

Self-Identity...


Man has been looking for Truth within his intellect,

within his reasoning and calculating mind;

but no Wisdom, no Truth, no Reality will ever come from the thinking, reasoning, planning, evaluating, judging, opinion-holding intellect.

It comes forth from the Self-Identity.



The above William Samuel quote is from the book
Experience Your Perfect Soul

The object of the Quest...


"Consciously or unconsciously, every living creature seeks one thing. In the lower forms of life and in less advanced human beings, the quest is unconscious; in advanced human beings, it is conscious. The object of the quest is called by many names — happiness, peace, freedom, truth, love, perfection, Self-realization, God-realization, union with God. Essentially, it is a search for all of these, but in a special way. Everyone has moments of happiness, glimpses of truth, fleeting experiences of union with God; what they want is to make them permanent. They want to establish an abiding reality in the midst of constant change.

"This is a natural desire, based fundamentally on a memory — dim or clear as the evolution of the individual soul may be low or high — of its essential unity with God. For every living thing is a partial manifestation of God, conditioned only by its lack of knowledge of its own true nature. The whole of evolution, in fact, is an evolution from unconscious divinity to conscious divinity, in which God Himself, essentially eternal and unchangeable, assumes an infinite variety of forms, enjoys an infinite variety of experiences, and transcends an infinite variety of self-imposed limitations.

"Evolution from the standpoint of the Creator is a divine sport, in which the Unconditioned tests the infinitude of His absolute knowledge, power, and bliss in the midst of all conditions. But evolution from the standpoint of the creature, with its limited knowledge, limited power, limited capacity for enjoying bliss, is an epic of alternating rest and struggle, joy and sorrow, love and hate — until in the perfected person, God balances the pairs of opposites, and duality is transcended.

"Then creature and Creator recognize themselves as one; changelessness is established in the midst of change; eternity is experienced in the midst of time. God knows Himself as God, unchangeable in essence, infinite in manifestation, ever experiencing the supreme bliss of Self-realization in continually fresh awareness of Himself by Himself. This Realization must and does take place only in the midst of life; for it is only in the midst of life that limitation can be experienced and transcended, and that subsequent freedom from limitation can be enjoyed."

Meher Baba

Dreams of separation...


Although , these instances of destruction and death are constantly happening throughout history, I believe that we should remember that all of this pain is just a Dream that We are experiencing as Consciousness..

We can change the Dream if We choose and We should change it, if it contradicts the Reality of Love..

The future of humanity and even the future of the material universe is not that important, when We understand that it is all a Dream to experience Duality..

The Third Dimension and all the higher Dimensions are also Dreams of separation..

Seeking a higher Dimension is really just continuing the trap of Reincarnation, but in a less egoic form..

Perhaps, We should be seeking Our Self and leave all the drama behind...


namaste, thomas




The location of Reality...


We are always searching for God afar off, when all the while He is nearer to us than our own soul.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

Spirituality has become far removed from material life, and so God is far removed from humanity. Therefore, one cannot any more conceive of God speaking through a man, through someone like oneself. Even a religious man who reads the Bible every day will have great difficulty in understanding the verse, 'Be ye perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.' The Sufi message and its mission are to bring this truth to the consciousness of the world: that man can dive so deep within himself that he can touch the depths, where he is united with the whole of life, with all souls, and that he can derive from that source harmony, beauty, peace and power.

When a person turns for guidance to God, to the inner Being, then all light and all knowledge are his for his guidance. "But," people say, "how can we attach ourselves with the inner Being, so as to have that guidance?" When the mind is fixed upon anything, then the person becomes linked to that, a current is established between him and it. It may be called the guidance of God or the guidance of the Self. If we look within, God is nearer to us than our mind and our body, because He is that life in which as is said in the Bible, we live and move and have our being.

'The one whom I have called God, whose personality I have recognized, and whose pleasure or displeasure I have sought, has been seeing His life through my eyes, has been hearing through my ears. It was His breath that came through my breathing, His impulse which I felt, and therefore I know that this body which I had thought to be my own is really the true temple of God. I did not realize that this body was the shrine of God.' Not knowing that God experiences this life through man, one is seeking for Him somewhere else, in some person aloof and apart from the world, whereas all the time He is in oneself.

measuring the ego...


The aspirant who frequently measures how far he has advanced, or retrograded, upon this path, or how long he has stood still, is seeking something to be gained for himself, is looking all the time at himself.

He is measuring the ego instead of trying to transcend it altogether.

He is clinging to self, instead of obeying Jesus' injunction to deny it.

Looking at the ego, he unwittingly stands with his back to the Overself.

If he is ever to become enlightened, he must turn round, cease this endless self-measurement, stop fussing over little steps forward or backward, let all thoughts about his own backwardness or greatness cease, and look directly at the goal itself..

Paul Brunton

Be Happiness Itself...


Live your life in happiness,

even though those around you lead lives
which are unhealthy,

and wish to spread their illness to you.

Be
Happiness itself.



Gautama the Buddha

The Fundamental Principle...


If an ordinary man, when he is about to die, could only
see the five elements of consciousness as void;

the four
physical elements as not constituting an 'I';

the real Mind
as formless and neither coming nor going;

his nature as
something neither commencing at his birth nor, perishing
at his death, but as whole and motionless in its very depths;

his Mind and environmental objects as one-if he could
really accomplish this, he would receive Enlightenment in
a flash.

He would no longer be entangled by the Triple
World; he would be a World-Transcendor.

He would be
without even the faintest tendency towards rebirth.

If he
should behold the glorious sight of all the Buddhas coming
to welcome him, surrounded by every kind of gorgeous
manifestation, he would feel no desire to approach them.

If he should behold all sorts of horrific forms surrounding
him, he would experience no terror.

He would just be himself,
oblivious of conceptual thought and one with the
Absolute.

He would have attained the state of unconditioned
being.

This, then, is the fundamental principle.



from The Zen Teaching of Huang Po

are you free ?...


If you think you're free,

there's no escape possible.



- Baba Ram Dass

Awareness becomes Consciousness...


Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dreams flow before you, and you are the immutable witness.

No happening affects your real being - that is the absolute truth..

The witness is not a person.

The person comes into being when there is a basis for it, an organism, a body. In it, the absolute is reflected as awareness.

Pure awareness becomes self-awareness.

When there is a self, self-awareness is the witness.

When there is no self to witness, there is no witnessing either.

It is all very simple; it is the presence of the person that complicates.

See that there is no such thing as a permanently separate person and all becomes clear. Awareness, mind, matter - they are one reality in its two aspects as immovable and movable, and the three attributes of inertia, energy and harmony.

Awareness becomes consciousness when it has an object.

The object changes all the time. In consciousness there is movement; awareness by itself is motionless and timeless, here and now...



Nisargadatta Maharaj from I Am That

Everything is connected...


For the mystic, everything is connected:

there is no condition that is detached from another condition.

A mechanism is always running in relation to another mechanism,

however different and disconnected they may seem.

To gain insight into things,

the mystic enters into the depths of the whole mechanism of the universe.



From The Teachings Of
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Selected & Arranged By
HAZRAT PIR VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN

I Am Home...


To see God you need body, mind, senses
and so much paraphernalia.

To go beyond
God you need nothing.

Don’t even activate
a thought, activate no energy even to not
activate.

Contemplation and adoration of
Self is all that you need.

Love: Surrender
to the Divine and keep Quiet.

Wisdom: Inquire
into the Divine and keep Quiet.

Know "I am
Home, I am Home itself," and incessantly
look at Self.


- Papaji

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"The Truth Is"
Sri H.W.L. Poonja
Yudhishtara, 1995

Mary Chapin Carpenter - In my Heaven

How long is Life ?...


Eighty five years is considered long.

Most bodies end their manifestation sooner.

Those that believe that they are bodies or minds will become confused upon exit from the Dream of Manifestation..

Some will fear the Light, thinking that judgement and hell may await,
they will become the entities attached to the manifestation of earth and remain trapped within the illusion as ghosts..

You should know who You are before exiting the body..

You should have the knowledge that You are the Watcher of the illusion and not the illusion.

You are Consciousness..

You are the Eternal Mind that Creates the Dreams of Manifestation..

And when You Realize this,

You will then Realize that You are also beyond This...


namaste, thomas

With Consciousness...


We shall never grasp that totality of being with our intellect,

but we shall grasp it with the only thing capable of holding it,

with Consciousness..


Paul Brunton

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi – Love is Here...


Love is here;

it is the blood in my veins, my skin.

I am destroyed;

He has filled me with Passion.

His fire has flooded the nerves of my body.

Who am I?

Just my name;

the rest is Him.

the answer is the question...


There is a stage of evolution in one’s life when one arrives at a state when every question is answered by the life around him.

The answer to his question comes as the re-echo of the very question.

For every thought of a sage, everything becomes an accomodation, to help it to resound;

and in this resonance there is an answer.

In point of fact the answer is in the question itself.


From The Teachings Of
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Selected & Arranged By
HAZRAT PIR VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN

I AM is Pure Consciousness...


Investigate who is the witness of all these vibrations.

Discover that this witness is consciousness, pure awareness
unmixed with sensations, thoughts, feelings,
concepts, or imaginations.

It is even unmixed with the diversified flow of its own energy,
being just pure awareness.

Recollect your focus into That and know: I AM.

It is through the I-am that we enter in.

I am is the door.

By this I-am we enter into THAT I AM,
the eternal ocean of beingness, knowingness, peace, and bliss.

Pure Consciousness, the I AM THAT I AM
should be more real to us than all the realms of multiplicity.




The above quotes by Srimati Margaret Coble
are from the book Self Abidance, Second Abridged Edition

Polish the Mirror...


The generous Prophet said it so well:

"A grain of intelligence is better for you
than fasting and the performance of ritual prayer,"

because intelligence is the substance, the others are contingent:

these two are made obligatory for those who possess the complement,
in order that the mirror might shine brightly.

Purity comes to the heart from piety.

But if the mirror is fundamentally flawed,
it takes the polisher a long time to restore it to purity.

While in the case of the fine mirror,
which is like good soil for planting,
a little polishing is all that's needed.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

-- jalaluddin Rumi
Mathnawi V: 454-458
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996
(Persian transliteration courtesy of Yahyá Monastra)

Moody Blues - Question (1970)

Truth is Victorious...


"Truth is victorious, never untruth.

Truth is the way,

Truth is the goal of life,

Reached by the sages,

who are free of self-will."



_Mundaka Upanishad_, 3.1.6
in Andrew Wilson, ed.
_World Scripture: An Anthology of Sacred Texts_
St. Paul, MN: Paragon House, 1995, p. 451

The Heart versus Pride...


More often than not, the gems of the Heart are diametrically opposed to the world's proud common sense.

Mankind argues loudly about matters it does not understand.

Man is ruthless with whatever points out the nothingness of his personal ego.

Those still satisfied with their misidentification as great judges of Life are not bubbling over at the prospect of losing their dearest possession, the intellect.

Truth is the absolute destruction of all that goes to make up the personal belief and dream of a world filled with intelligent, mind possessing mortals.

It marks the end of the old nature, "man with breath in his nostrils," the "old man" to be put off.

The belief of a separate personality capable of possessing this Now-Awareness is exploded and ended in the Heart..



The above William Samuel quotes are from the book
'Experience Your Perfect Soul'

The ' person ' (ego)...


The person is a very small thing.

Actually it is a
composite, it cannot be said to exist by itself.

Unperceived, it is just not there.

It is but the shadow of
the mind, the sum total of memories.

Pure being is
reflected in the mirror of the mind, as knowing.

What is
known takes the shape of a person, based on memory
and habit.

It is but a shadow, or a projection of the
knower onto the screen of the mind.


-Nisargadatta Maharaj

Individual...


On the Long Path his actions follow,

or try--however badly--to follow, the rules.

They are imitative actions.

But on the Short Path he becomes an individual,

living from the inside out.


Paul Brunton

Self-esteem and Humility...


Why does the ego play roles? Because of one unexamined assumption, one fundamental error, one unconscious thought. That thought is: I am not enough.

Other unconscious thoughts follow: I need to play a role in order to get what I need to be fully myself, I need to get more so that I can be more. But you cannot be more than you are because underneath your physical and psychological form, you are one with Life itself, one with Being.

In form, you are and will always be inferior to some, superior to others. In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone.

True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.


~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

Alive with Compassion...


Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible,

and truly it seems that we are never so alive,

as when we concern ourselves with other people.


Harry Chapin

crash through...


Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity.

You need not.

You can crash through...

whatever we see a negative state,

that is where we can destroy it.



Vernon Howard

just live normally...


There's no need to go searching for anything special;

just live normally.

But know where your mind is.

Live mindfully and comprehend clearly.

Let wisdom be your guide;

don't live indulging in your moods.

Be heedful and alert.

If there is nothing , that's fine;

when something arises, investigate it and contemplate it.



Ajahn Chah
Food For The Heart

Mantra...


"Reciting the buddha-name is equivalent to upholding a mantra.

After you have gained power by reciting the buddha-name,

you will face objects with equanimity.

the first gate to liberation is feeling weary and becoming detached from it.

But how can you get independent of it?

If you keep on reciting the buddha-name for a long time,

the time when you accord will naturally arrive."


Master Chu-hung
in J. C. Cleary, Tr.
_Pure Land, Pure Mind
The Buddhism of Masters Chu-hung and Tsung-pen_
NY, San Francisco & Toronto: Sutra Translation
Committee of U.S. and Canada, 1994, p. 59

Alan Watts - The Beauty of Nothingness

I Love You, because You are My Self...


Love brought man from the world of unity to that of variety, and the same force can take him back again to the world of unity from the world of variety.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

Sufis take the course of love and devotion to accomplish their highest aim, because it is love which has brought man from the world of unity to the world of variety, and the same force can take him back again to the world of unity from that of variety.

Love is the reduction of the universe to the single being,
and the expansion of a single being, even to God. (Balzac)

Love is that state of mind in which the consciousness of the lover is merged in that of the object of his love; it produces in the lover all the attributes of humanity, such as resignation, renunciation, humility, kindness, contentment, patience, virtue, calmness, gentleness, charity, faithfulness, bravery, by which the devotee becomes harmonized with the Absolute.

As one of God's beloved, a path is opened for his heavenly journey: at the end he arrives at oneness with God, and his whole individuality is dissolved in the ocean of eternal bliss where even the conception of God and man disappears.

Seeing the nature and character of life the Sufi says that it is not very important to distinguish between two opposites. What is most important is to recognize that One which is hiding behind it all.

Naturally after realizing life the Sufi climbs the ladder which leads him to unity, to the idea of unity which comes through the synthesis of life, by seeing One in all things, in all beings. ... in whatever age the wise were born, they have always believed the same: that behind all is oneness, and in the understanding of that oneness is wisdom.

A person who awakens to the spirit of unity, a person who sees the oneness behind all things - his point of view becomes different and his attitude therefore changes.

He no longer says to his friend, 'I love you because you are my friend'; he says, 'I love you because you are my self'

neither intellect nor reason...


Whose being neither intellect nor reason knows – this is the Eternal, THAT THOU ART.

Freedom is won by a perception of the Self's oneness with the Eternal, and not by the doctrines of Union or of Numbers, nor by rites and sciences.

An eloquent voice, a stream of words, skill in explaining the teaching, and the learning of the learned; these bring enjoyment but not freedom.

Through information, digging, and casting aside the stones, a treasure may be found, but not by calling it to come forth.



The above Sri Sankara quotes are from the book:
The Seven Steps to Awakening

The Truth of your Being...


When you realize who you are,

all your attempts to get something better so that you can be something better are seen in all their absurdity.

A great, deep release follows.

This is the exquisite release of finally surrendering to the truth of yourself, the truth of your being..


Gangaji

Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust (original)

Love is Self...


Only if one knows the truth of Love, which is
the real nature of the Self, will the strong
entangled knot of life, be untied.

Only if one
attains the height of love will liberation be
attained.

The experience of Self is only Love, which is
seeing only love, hearing only love, feeling
only love, tasting only love, and smelling
only love, which is bliss .


- Sri Ramana Maharshi

Metta Sutta...


"May all beings be happy.

May they live in safety and joy.

All living beings,
Whether weak or strong,
Tall, stout, average, or short,

Seen or unseen, near or distant,
Born or to be born,
May they all be happy."


- From the Metta Sutta, Sutta Nipata I.8

Only one religion...


"Basically, religion is one; there is only one religion.

The source from which this religion has come into being is continuous despite the lapses of ages.

Yet several branches have come forth from this one religion — such as the Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Mohammedan religions. There have been many others.

"For example, water from the tap fills different pots for different purposes — like washing, cooking, drinking, et cetera.

The source — the tap — is the same. Similarly, the Hindu or Mohammedan religion, or the Zoroastrian or Buddhist or Christian religion, springs from the same source which is God."


Meher Baba
in Bhau Kalchuri
Lord Meher: The Biography of Avatar of the Age Meher Baba
Revised Online Edition, vol. 1, p. 197

Keep Positive Thoughts...


"When a person knows that everything that happens to him is for his own good,

this is a foretaste of the world to come.

To be serene and patient regardless of what you encounter in life is the highest level of knowledge and understanding of God.

Have faith that everything is for your ultimate good."


Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
Likutey Moharan I, 4
in Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum, translator
The Essential Rabbi Nachman

Alan Watts on Being Alive

" I Am "...


Just look away from all that happens in your mind and bring it to the feeling "I am".

The "I am" is not a direction.

It is the negation of all direction.

Ultimately even the "I am" will have to go, for you need not keep on asserting what is obvious.

Bringing the mind to the feeling "I am" merely helps in turning the mind away from everything else. When the mind is kept away from its preoccupations, it becomes quiet.

If you do not disturb this quiet and stay in it, you find that it is permeated with a light and a love you have never known; and yet you recognize it at one as your own nature.

Once you have passed through this experience, you will never be the same man again; the unruly mind may break its peace and obliterate its vision; but it is bound to return, provided the effort is sustained; until the day when all bonds are broken, delusions and attachments end, and life becomes supremely concentrated in the present.


Nisargadatta Maharaj from I Am That

sadness and happiness...


Even a very deep clarity about the true nature of reality does not necessarily mean we will never again find ourselves in a momentary "low mood" of some kind or other, or that we will have no preferences about life at all and won't feel relatively more happy (in the context of a "conditional happiness") if these preferences are realized than if they are not. Contrary to popular opinions and beliefs, unconditional happiness and sadness or even grief, can exist together simultaneously! They are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The sadness, like everything else that arises and ceases, must arise and cease in the absolute happiness of Sat-Chit-Ananda (Being-Consciousness-Bliss). So if we have awakened to this unconditional happiness and yet remain a human being on some level, doesn't it follow that we can experience both sadness and unconditional happiness together?

We have so many myths floating around in our heads and in the "biosphere" of the "world of Non-Duality" concerning "enlightened people" and what their lives are supposed to look like. One such very black and white, either/or "myth" being that someone is either "enlightened" or they are not...rather than people each being at some quite specific and unique point on the continuum that runs between "enlightened" and "unenlightened". How could any two human beings be at precisely the same place on this gradation, on ANY gradation? Are any two of us at exactly the same place in life in any other sense....ever? There may be "tipping points" or "thresh-holds" that people can pass, but to say much more than that seems simplistic and superficial.

One of the other common assumptions about someone who is "awake" is that they don't ever experience any of the ups and downs of the "roller coaster" we call "life". If you observed them at close range, it would probably be quite obvious to you that such a person has a very different relationship to the various inevitable vicissitudes of life as a "human being". They will certainly go through them much more quickly. But this idea or belief that they never have any emotional reaction to anything whatsoever, even the most difficult and painful experience, that they maintain a constant detached and stoical attitude toward life at all times and have no experience of them selves as "persons" on any level whatsoever is, I would dare to suggest, at least worth examining.

If an awakened human being is actually both fully human AND fully divine simultaneously, and not MERELY human nor MERELY divine, they may look and act a lot different than many of us may have first imagined. It may mean that enlightened people are actually not less human due to their clarity about reality....but are actually even more fully human than the average, "unenlightened" person. Perhaps they do not feel things less, but actually feel them more precisely due to the lack of resistance in their hearts. Did you ever consider that possibility? It is perhaps at least worth considering, don't you think?

If we believe that "awakening" is an absolute absolution from our humanity, a kind of "get-out-of-your-humanity-free card", we may be in for a very rude awakening about awakening when we finally do awaken!


Francis Bennett

Perfection...


Perfection is achieved,

not when there is nothing more to add,

but
when there is nothing left to take away.



Antoine de Saint-Exupery

spirit possession...


I saw a case of spirit possession today and saw the complete confusion of the parents..

They saw only what the doctors said was happening..

They saw mental aberration..

I saw the lost souls entering the body of the manifestation called human..

The lost souls, are they ,that believe in separation called ego..

They remain trapped within the prison of lower fourth dimension and lower their frequency to the third dimension to enter the mind of a human to again experience the illusion called life..

Jesus would often force these entities to leave the body of those afflicted..

But, I saw this possession on television and therefore could not help..

This possession was four years old and the human child had learned to accommodate these entities that remain trapped within the illusion of life..

I can only send Light to her now and hope for the best..

These entities were called 'archons' by the Gnostics and 'evil spirits' by the Christians..

There is much more than you imagine, going on within this dream that you are experiencing but these Truths must be found by yourself..

You are just now Awakening and beginning to learn about powers that you had no idea that existed..

Stay within the Frequency of Love and Reality will protect you...


namaste, thomas

" I and my Father are One"...


So many conversations on the words of Jesus have taken his sentence "I and my Father are one" to mean a kind of union like marriage.

But they overlook the fact that married couples still remain couples, still express the number two.

Jesus did not say, "I and my father are two."

The number one is definitely not two.

For Jesus found, as every other man who attains that stage of consciousness finds, that when contemplating the Infinite Life-Power (which he named the Father) he himself vanished.

There was then no other consciousness except that of the Infinite itself.

For That was the substratum of his own "I."

But what happened in his contemplation two thousand years ago still happens today;

the same discovery is made when the illusion of egoity vanishes...


Paul Brunton

Evil...


He who stores evil in his heart cannot see beauty.

Bowl of Saki, February 6, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

When someone tells another about some evil, he thinks that he himself is so good, so free from all evil. This side of human nature we see even in children. One child will come and tell how naughty the other is, thinking, 'I must be called good.' Such a tendency grows and develops. Life gathers the wickedness in people. The heart becomes impressed. In time the evil is stored up. That which is the store becomes the treasure, the world within.

He who stores evil cannot see good, because there is no good in this world that has not a little spark of evil in it. There is no evil in this world that has not a little spark of good. If a person only tried to find the spark of good, he could find it. But if a person seeks to find a little spark of evil in every good, he can do that also. Someone may say of another, 'He is very good.' But the neighbor says, 'Yes, he is good, but you do not know this about him: I will just tell you what he does!' Is there anyone who never contradicts when somebody is praising another? There has never been anyone in history about whom somebody has not spoken evil.

What is really good? The answer is, there is no such thing as good or evil. There is beauty. That which is beautiful, we call good. That which is ugly compared with the beautiful, we call evil: whether it is custom, idea, thought or action. This shows that this whole phenomenon of the universe is the phenomenon of beauty. Every soul has an inclination to admire beauty, to seek for beauty, to love beauty, and to develop beauty.

Once an ascetic thinker was taken to a variety show in New York, where there were all sorts of dances and acts and different amusements, the one who took him there was eager to find out what his opinion about it was and said to him, 'This must disgust you, a contemplative person, to come and see this nonsense going on the stage.' He replied, 'No, never. How can it be disgusting? Is it not my Krishna who is playing there?' It is those who have touched the inner beauty who are capable of appreciating beauty in all forms. It is not only that they appreciate it, they admire and worship it. If worship is given to anything or anyone it is given to God who is hidden in the form of beauty

Love within the illusion...


In the morning, walking in the woods above the stream, with the
sun on every tree, again it was there, that immensity so unexpected,
so still that one walked through it, marveling.

A single leaf was
dancing rhythmically and the rest of the abundant leaves were still.

It was there, that love that's not within the scope of man's longing
and measure.

It was there and thought could blow it away and a
feeling could push it away.

It was there, never to be conquered,
never to be caught.

from Krishnamurti's Notebook

More of the Gospel of Thomas...


Jesus said,"This Paradise shall pass and the Paradise beyond it shall pass as well.

The dead are not alive and those who live shall not die.

When you eat what is dead, you made it into that which is living.

When you become in the light, what will you do?

On the day that you were one and became two, when you become two, what will you do?"

...................

The paradises' are the higher frequencies leading to Reality, as you dissolve ego, you progress into these higher dimensions..

The dead are those that believe that they are the ego, the alive are those that know that they are Divine Consciousness..

The continuation of material existence requires the circle of matter exchange. Energy is transfered into another entity.. A deeper meaning to this is, that once the ego is consumed or otherwise becomes non existent, the Living Light is Realized...

The Light is You, when You have surrendered the egoic consciousness.. When You are One within the Light, You will begin to surrender even this Divinity to be absorbed into Pure Awareness..

You are One and entered the Duality of separation called two, As two, you became the ego and now desire to return to One as Divine Consciousness..

Although, this knowledge is meant to discover on your own, I think that those in this room are ready to ascend to deeper understanding of Reality..

I hope this helps you to understand the esoteric (hidden) language of Mystics..

namaste, thomas



The time of Now...


The silence of the inner being,

the secret,

is the abandonment of occupation with the past and the future...


Al-Farisi

Where do Christianity and Nonduality meet? - Father Richard Rohr

Truth...


Truth,

like gold,

is not to be obtained not by its growth,

but by
washing away from it all that is not gold.


Leo Tolstoy

Call it Tao...


"Something mysteriously formed,
Born before heaven and earth.

In the silence and the void,
Standing alone and unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.

Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.

I do not know its name.

Call it Tao.

For lack of a better word, I call it great."


Lao Tzu
_Tao Te Ching_, 25
Translated by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English
NY: Random House Vintage, 1972, pages unnumbered

no mass,, no substance...


Am I pro-truth?..No.

Do I hate delusion?..No.

Do I consider the
dreamstate evil?..No.

I'm not opposed to all the teachers and teachings
that keep us so effectively narcotized. I don't think anyone or
anything is other than perfect. I'm not a warrior for truth.

I'm not at
war with the armies of the lie. I like the lie. I'm all for it. Maya and
her magnificent Palace of Delusion have no greater fan than I.
Having myself escaped from the confines of delusion, I'm able to
appreciate its strengths and its vulnerabilities.

Its greatest vulnerability
is that it has no mass, no substance. There is no it, and all you
have to do to see that for yourself is look for yourself. Its greatest
strength is that looking for yourself is the last thing anyone, say what
they may, really wants to do.


Jed McKenna from Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment

Alan Watts You Evoke The Entire Universe

Trust...


"If you trusted in God as you should,

He would sustain you even as He sustains the birds,

which in the morning go forth hungry,

and return in the evening
filled."



Prophet Muhammad
Bukari, al-Sahih, Riqaq, n. 463
quoted in Suleyman Derin
From Rabi`a to Ibn al-Farid Towards Some Paradigms of the Sufi Conception of Love
Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies The University of Leeds, 1999

ignorance and freedom...


“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization,

it expects what never was and never will be.”



--Thomas Jefferson, 1816.

The Gospel of Thomas...


Jesus said;

"Let the seeker, seek until he finds.

That which he finds, shall cause him grief.

That he grieves,

shall puzzle him,

and he who is puzzled shall rule over all."

...........................

What have you learned from these words from a Master Mystic?..

The grief is the loss of egoic consciousness..

you will puzzle over the fact that it does not exist and yet you grieve over it's non-existence,
and wonder why , you grieve..

You as Divine Consciousness are the Creator of the Illusions of manifestation..

Do you now understand?...

namaste, thomas

illusion...


To Buddha every definitive thing is illusion; He knows that whatever the mind grasps and throws away is insubstantial; thus He transcends the pitfalls of images and discriminative thought.

For people, life is a succession of graspings and attachments, and then, because of this, they must assume the illusions of pain and suffering.

To adhere to a thing because of its form is the source of delusion. If the form is not grasped and adhered to, this false imagination and absurd delusion will not occur. Enlightenment is seeing this truth and being free from such a foolish delusion.


The above Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai quotes are from the book
'Powerful Buddhist Quotes'

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (Full Album)

Are we mystics?...


The mystic is that soul that seeks Truth..

Consciousness has led you here..

Do you think that it was an accident?..

There are no accidents within Reality..

This is your time..

This is your last life within the holograms of Dreams..

Waking up is your present experience..

I will be gone, but you will continue within your search for freedom..

Keep within Humility, that is the secret..

Keep reading and knowing that You are the Observer of the Dream..

You will soon be Free as life is short and the illusion will soon end..

Surrender All Desires and become Nothing..

Nothingness is Love..

The gift of all is Love...

namaste, thomas



a microcosm...


"Man has been truly termed a 'microcosm,'

or little world in himself,

and the structure of his body should be studied not only by those who wish to become doctors,

but by those who wish to attain to a more intimate knowledge of God."



Al-Ghazali
in Whitall N. Perry
_A Treasury of Traditional Wisdom_
Varanasi: Indica, 1998, (1971), p. 927

Love becomes Love...


"From the beginning of all beginnings,

I have been saying,

I say it now,

and to the end of ends I will say it, that

HE WHO LOVES GOD BECOMES GOD."



Meher Baba
Listen, Humanity
Edited by D. E. Stevens
NY: Crossroads, 1998 (originally published 1967), p. 240

When we wake up...


What we come to understand when "we wake up to who we really are" is not actually "who we really are". We wake up to who we aren't. We actually wake up to the fact that even our most treasured and revered roles and identities, while perfectly valid and important on one level, can never really define us in any absolute, fixed or comprehensive sense.

We come to see the boundaries that divide 'self' from 'non-self', 'inside' from 'outside', are actually quite porous and permeable. "Who I really am" is not so fixed and definitive. It can never be confined to one thing or set of things. Who I am is open-ended. Though it may be perfectly valid and true to say that I am this or that, I can say this truthfully only with the caveat that I am never MERELY this or that.

Who we are essentially is the pure consciousness that is always present. But this formless consciousness will manifest itself in myriad ways and forms, even through this one body that we call by your name or mine. Who you are essentially is the unchanging aspect of who you are. But who you are un-essentially is still valid. The one does not negate the other. The unessential is included in, appears and disappears in, the essential.

Francis Bennett

The desire for pleasure...


My experience is that everything is bliss.

But the desire for bliss creates pain.

Thus
bliss becomes the seed of pain.

The entire
universe of pain is born of desire.

Give up
the desire for pleasure and you will not
even know what pain is.


- Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Happiness...


The self-centered thought is not who we are.

The self-centered thought is different from the mind that wants to be happy because we’re sentient beings.

Everybody wants to be happy.

There’s no problem with wanting to be happy.

The problem is the way the self-centered thought goes about thinking of our happiness and the way it goes about getting happiness.

It is a distorted mental state that can be eliminated by seeing its disadvantages, applying the antidotes, and cultivating the mind that cherishes others.


—Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion by Thubten Chodron

The Glimpse...


It must be remembered that the glimpse is not the goal of life.

It is a happening, something which begins and ends, but something which is of immense value in contributing to the philosophic life, its day-to-day consciousness, its ordinary stabilized nature.

Philosophic life is established continuously and permanently in the divine presence;
the glimpse comes and goes within that presence.

The glimpse is exceptional and exciting;
but sahaja, the established state, is ordinary, normal, every day.

The glimpse tends to withdraw us from activity, even if only for a few moments,
whereas sahaja does not have to stop its outward activity...


Paul Brunton

O Brother Where Art Thou Grammy Performance (2002)

The Truth is beyond mind...


“All the philosophical theories that exist have been created by the mistaken dualistic minds of human beings.

In the realm of philosophy, that which today is considered true, may tomorrow be proved to be false. No one can guarantee a philosophy's validity.

Because of this, any intellectual way of seeing whatever is always partial and relative. The fact is that there is no truth to seek or to confirm logically; rather what one needs to do is to discover just how much the mind continually limits itself in a condition of dualism.

Dualism is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts.

All our concepts and beliefs, no matter how profound they may seem, are like nets which trap us in dualism.

When we discover our limits we have to try to overcome them, untying ourselves from whatever type of religious, political or social conviction may condition us. We have to abandon such concepts as 'enlightenment', 'the nature of the mind', and so on, until we are no longer satisfied by a merely intellectual knowledge, and until we no longer neglect to integrate our knowledge with our actual existence.”


― Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State

"I" cannot be found...


“Sanity, wholeness, and integration lie in the realization that we are not divided,

that man and his present experience are one,

and that no separate "I" or mind can be found.”


― Alan Watts

Thy will be done...


“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing,

give up all to God,

and say utterly,

'Thy will be done.'

We only dream this bondage.

Wake up and let it go.”



― Swami Vivekananda

Just a moment...


Just for a moment, flowers appear
on the empty, nearly-spring tree.

Just for a second, wind
through the wild thicket thorns.


- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

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From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992

The Heart Sees...


"Our whole business then, Brethren,

in this life,

is to heal this eye of the heart whereby God may be seen."


St. Augustine of Hippo
Sermon 38 on the New Testament

The Heart is a Mirror...


The pleasures of life are blinding; it is love alone that clears the rust from the heart, the mirror of the soul.

Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

The heart of man, as the Sufis say, is a mirror. All that is reflected in this mirror is projected upon other mirrors. When man has doubt in his heart that doubt is reflected upon every heart with which he comes in contact. When he has faith that faith is reflected in every heart. Can there be a more interesting study and a greater wonder than to observe this keenly?

There must be no feeling of revenge, of unkindness, of bitterness against anyone in the heart. When such a feeling comes, one must say: this is rust coming into my heart. When all such feelings are cleared off the heart, it becomes like a mirror. A mirror without rust reflects all that is before it; then everything divine is reflected in the heart.

The heart aflame becomes the torch on the path of the lover, which lightens his way that leads him to his destination. The pleasures of life are blinding, it is love alone that clears the rust from the heart, the mirror of the soul.

Animation: Vahdeti Vücud = Nonduality = Advaita = Yin Yang (Panentheism)

Peace of mind...


There is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means disturbance; restlessness itself is mind.

A level of maturity is reached when nothing external is of any value, and the heart is ready to relinquish all. Then the real has a chance and it grasps it. Delays, if any, are caused by the mind being unwilling to see or discard.

You cannot see the true unless you are at peace. A quiet mind is essential for right perception, which again is required for self-realization.

Nisargadatta Maharaj from I Am That

The One Mind...

All Buddhas and all sentient beings are no different from the One Mind.

In this One Mind there is neither arising nor ceasing, no name or form, no long or short, no large or small, and neither existence nor non-existence.

It transcends all limitations of name, word and relativity, and it is as boundless as the great void.

Giving rise to thought is erroneous, and any speculation about it with our ordinary faculties is inapplicable, irrelevant and inaccurate.

Only Mind is Buddha, and Buddhas and sentient beings are not different.

All sentient beings grasp form and search outside themselves.

Using Buddha to seek Buddha, they thus use mind to seek Mind.

Practicing in this manner even until the end of the kalpa, they cannot attain the fruit.

However, when thinking and discrimination suddenly halt, the Buddhas appear.


Huang Po

Changeless Presence...


Meditate and drop all objects from this witnessing consciousness,
focusing on consciousness directly.

Discover It to be Pure Peace
and objectless Happiness,

your own Self.
Abide in That.
You are That.

Ever continuing ones practice in this way,
one begins to abide in what was here from the very beginning:

unlimited awareness,

non-dual consciousness,

changeless Presence.


The above quotes by Srimati Margaret Coble are from the book
Self Abidance, Second Abridged Edition.

Before He Makes Each One...


Before he makes each one
of us, God speaks.

Then, without speaking,
he takes each one
out of the darkness.

And these are the cloudy
words God speaks
before each of us begins:

"You have been sent out
by your senses. Go
to the farthest edge
of desire, and give me
clothing:

burn like a great
fire so that the stretched-out
shadows of the things
of the world cover
me completely.

Let everything happen
to you: beauty and terror.
You must just go--
no feeling is the farthest
you can go.

Don't let
yourself be separated
from me. The country
called life is close.
By its seriousness,
you will know it.

Give me your hand."


~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~