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#2756 - Monday, March 12,
2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Although the scriptures proclaim 'Thou art That', it
is only a sign of weakness of mind to meditate 'I am
That, not this', because you are eternally That.
What has to be done is to investigate what one
really is and remain That.
'Forty Verses on Reality',
v. 32, from The Collected
Works of Ramana Maharshi, Rider and Sri
opens the door to a life beyond the egoa life
lived directly from spirit rather than from the mind. In this
new world, the conditioned ego no longer feels to be the
appropriate center from which to relate and function.
Something far deeper is called for: a total transformation in
the way we live and relate. The truth realized seeks to
become the truth lived." --Adyashanti
Mark Scorelle on Wisdom-l
Your True Nature
In the Western spiritual
subculture in particular, some people
are fairly open to experiencing their emotions because it
gives them a sense of depth and a sense of freedom. But this
can become a cover for the fear of experiencing no emotion
Defining yourself as an
emotional being is perhaps a step
deeper than defining yourself as a purely mental being, but it
is not all the way home.
What you avoid in defining
yourself as an emotional being is
emotion-less-ness, nothingness, emptiness. Once you have
experienced pure emptiness, you know directly that who you
are cannot be defined by any mental or emotional state, and
this knowledge is freedom.
When you do not define
yourself by emotional states, then
the emotions are free to arise because they don't mean
anything about who you are. You know directly that all states
are simply passing through the pure space that is your true
From: 'The Diamond In Your
Pocket', by Gangaji
Mark Scorelle on Wisdom-l
I am boundless
The world is a clay pot.
This is the truth.
There is nothing to accept,
Nothing to reject,
Nothing to dissolve.
-Ashtavakra Gita 6:1
From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990.
|You ask why I make my home in
the mountain forest,
By Li Po
English version by Sam Hamill
You ask why I
make my home in the mountain forest,
Alan Larus photos http://www.ferryfee.com/bluesky/shores/DSCF0586.jpg
If it is said that
Liberation is of three kinds, with form
or without form or with and without form, then let me
tell you that the extinction of the three forms of
Liberation is the only true Liberation.
- Forty Verses on Reality
", v. 40, from The Collected
Works of Ramana Maharshi, Riders and Sri
Self -Realization does not depend on any kind of
consciousness; its very nature is Awareness or
to Commentary on Kena Vakya.
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