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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - Editor: Jerry
from Shaivayoga list
-this curve represents the
waking state. 2 -this curve
represents deep sleep or the unconscious. 3 -this curve
represents the dream state (which lies between waking
and deep sleep.) 4 -the dot represents the Absolute
state of consciousness which illuminates all other
states of consciousness. 5 -the semicircle represents
Maya (or the veil of the world.) It separates the
Absolute from the other three curves.
This everpresent OM (or AUM),is the pulse of the
universe and the source of our whole being. When we
learn to tap into this primordial sound, it becomes a
replenishing source of energy.
Make a point to find a quiet moment as often as possible
and feel this everflowing resonance within you. Feel the
vibration and hum that is at the center of each one of
your atoms. It is almost as if you are a tuning fork and
are setting your frequency to resonate with Creation.
The tranquility that comes from this resonance is the
"peace that passeth all understanding"
We can tune ourselves in the following manner:
1) take a deep breath
2) hold the breath as long as you can comfortably
3) speak OM in a long slow exhalation
4) pause and repeat the steps 3-4 times
5) sit quietly and feel the resonance...feel the peaceful Silence.
from Nondual Parent
LH: Who attends these training
SVB: People from all walks of life. Catholics, Jews,
Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, scientists, professionals,
housewives, very young people. I teach children from
the age of 2 or 3.
LH: That must be interesting
SVB: Yes, that is the most interesting part. I can teach
meditation to a 2 year old.
LH: And they can grasp the concept?
SVB: They do not need to grasp the concept. The states of
mind are not taught. The states of mind are caught.
LH: So I presume with a child, then the innocence is
there. Is that right Swami Jii?
SVB: Their minds are not filled with all the cobwebs.
All you have to do, what I do is, with a little child
is I take meditation shawl and I hold the child like
this and he catches the state of mind. Mothers can teach
that. The best time to teach a meditation to a child is
during 9 months of pregnancy.
LH: How do they do that Swami?
SVB: Whatever state of mind the mother maintains, passes
into the child and then after that, what they have not
completed, the work they have not completed during the
9 months, they can complete when they have the child
suckling on the breasts. What does the mother do with
her breathing during that time, what does she do with
her mind at that time? The child catches that
sentiment, that emotion. If the mother is breathing
shallow, the child learns to breathe shallow. We teach
the mothers to breathe deep and relax and pass on that
state of mind to the child.
Kill the Flower Children
...lsd and freedom
Flower children protested war
only to become casualties
of an anti-entheogenic government
and declared war
on every entheogen
known to man,
that no one might be left
to fight and defend
Because those who dared entered the hole
clearly saw that war and violence
CIDER HOUSE RULES
There is a scene from this movie that keeps coming to
It is the scene in which Rose Rose asks Homer to read
the rules hung from a nail in the Cider House. All the
farmhands listen as Homer reads the list, a list which
to this point has been a mystery to all of them, as
none of them can read. When Homer is finished, Rose Rose
comments that those rules "don't make no sense!" Mr.
Rose adds that those rules were made for the people who
wrote the rules... that the real rules get written by
the ones that have to live them.
Surely it is sad: the human body is a marvel when it
comes to bear the effects of short term immoderation -
when aware, a behavior of trial & error can mean a steep
learning curve for what otherwise would be rejected and
would remain as a lifelong conditioning. Set rules for
maximum speed and see the skill of drivers plummet,
with predictable results when suddenly the driving
conditions deteriorate. Not to mention the interest in
illegal on road races... Hence the Canaries aren't a bad
place to live, unless you're a police officer not
enlisted in beach patrolling ;-)
Nasrudin on knowledge
Nasrudin was asked to deliver a speech; so on friday, he
went up in front and addressed the people gathered: 'O
people, do you know what I have to say to you?' they
answered:'Nooo!' Nasrudin said, 'Then I don't have
anything to say to such an ignorant assembly.' and he
went away. Next friday, the people called Nasrudin again
but they thought a way to make him speak, so Nasrudin
again asked, 'Do you know what I have to say to you?'
they answered, 'Yes!' Nasrudin said, 'Then I don't need
to speak to you.' Next friday they managed to make
Nasrudin agree to come again and devised another ruse,
So when Nasrudin asked, 'Do you know what I have to say
to you?' Half the assembly said 'Nooo!' the other half
said,'Yeees!' So Nasrudin said: 'Very well, those who
know will explain to those who don't.' And he went away.
from Along the Way:
Don't try to do anything out of the ordinary. Don't
try to amend your way of life. Don't try to alter your
way of life. Don't deliberately add anything. Don't
deliberately subtract anything. Just carry on as you
have been doing. What could be simpler than that?
- Ramesh S. Balsekar
"A Net of Jewels"
Ramesh S. Balsekar
Advaita Press, 1966
Man, is it ever hot.
Time for mint juleps.
Crushed ice, mint leaves and hard stuff cure every
uncivilized (pronounce: uhn-civahlahzed) thought.
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