• Awakening

     

    This next section deals with a wee bit more in depth and real view of who we really are

     

    Have you ever wondered or pondered on the question about ‘yourself’'

    ?

    such as ‘who am I’

    ?

    These questions all sort of remain our unresolved mysteries of life…

     

    Use your earnest inspirations towards looking within

    and finding your True Self.

    This is what is classically referred to as

    Awakening

    becoming ‘Self Realized’

     

    This Awakening will happen in its due time and each will find it in their own way.

    We are all here for a reason,

    a reason that will remain a mystery to most for most if not their whole time here.

     

    The lessons of life are what is needed for most until they can come to a point in life where

    the ‘Inner Pull’ of Self Realization begins to arise as an Inspiration to seek Within

    to become Aware of that subtle Source.

    – This is Spirituality –

     

    Do your daily meditations, Yoga or Yoga-like stretches, stay fit, eat well

    and generally sort out your mental processes in a psychologically balanced manner.

    Then with time, more and more of those “ah ha” moments will occur in which it will

    All start to makes sense

     

    I highly recommend any Spiritual Seeker to savor the flavor of these words…

    Knowing that the “True Taste” and Meaning of these Words are

    Within the Experience of Being…

    Being Within

    Within One’s Self

    At One with Oneself, and at one with all

     

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      For those that at least vaguely feel that somehow,

      some part of “us”

      continues somehow after we discard our old body like old clothes…

       

      You could ponder that if ‘we’ continue somehow…

       then It’s likely that ‘we’ were already before ye ‘ol body was born.

      What is it of ‘us’, that continues as it were eternal…

       if so, you would ask…

      Who Am I ?

       

      Think of your entire life so far right up to this moment.

      Your current view of your entire life so far mists into old memories…

      Like fleeting dreams… While dreaming felt so bold and invigorating but most experiences dissolve with the waking up from slumber;

      so does our perspective of our past.

       

      Can you recall all of your experiences at 3:33pm yesterday, or last week, or month…

      and the longer one goes back,

      the more of a detachment our feelings tend to perceive our memory recall’s perspective.

      And thus

      Perhaps “this” may be how our ‘real eternal Self’ witnesses this life our body is living.

       

      From the perspective of an eternal ‘self’ that is completely unaffected by death

      and so it is unaffected by pain and suffering.

       By shifting your view to the perspective of your True Self,

      you will begin to loosen your attachments to the outcomes one endeavors

       and begin living more in the moment.

       

      This in itself alleviates pain and suffering.

      For most in the world that have not ‘Awoken’ to their True Self,

      there is much pain and suffering.

       Aside from physical pain,

      most pain and suffering are in the ways of mental anguish and frustration,

      which can be alleviated after one shift’s their perspective to their True Self.

       

      The full Awareness of our True Self reveals an awakening of consciousness that transcends consciousness to the condition we have all heard about…

      “Being at ‘One’ with yourself”

      is instantly a realization of being ‘One’ with ‘All’.

       

      When one is ‘One’ with All, All is One and there is no second.

      There is no longer the separate perspectives of

      me & my earthly personality, my True eternal self, God and everything that arises.

      - This is True Awareness –

       A Non Duel view of being ‘One with it All’.

       

      It all starts with yourself and your quite, calming meditative looking within.

      Knowing yourself,

       knowing how to compartmentalize your ever changing circumstances

       into their true needs and functions and then ‘standing back’

       to see your life from a broader view point,

       thus allowing you to more empirically and unemotionally determine

       the most adequate decisions.

       

       Living your life as your True Self sees fit to,

      is a most Liberating freedom from being a slave to our emotions and egos.

       

      There are many Hindu Spiritual Traditions that diligently

      instruct ‘disciples’ the ways of Non-Duel Realization.

      Their techniques and finely tuned teachings are continuously

      built upon 1000’s of years of dedicative devotion to Spirit.

      This knowledge takes years to learn for the best and decades for the rest,

      Then

       the practice of putting that knowledge into action creates an experience

       that becomes a very useful Wisdom.

      The Wisdom of one’s own Awakening will inspire others to their Awakenings.

       

      This kind of helping others by helping ourselves

      is the cycle of Love that inspires us.

       

      Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was part of the Navnath Sampradaya,

      the lineage of the nine gurus.

      Maharaj teaches an approach that does not rely on religion

      or on rigorous Jnani Yoga training.

      Its simplicity, both in theory and in practice…

      His Enlightenment came after years of

      casually but earnestly contemplating the concept of

      “I AM”.

      This process starts with the knowing of negatives.

      Since we are trying to find our True Self,

      it is obvious that we don’t ‘us’ yet and don’t really know what to look for.

      But

      We can empirically determine what we are Not. such as:

       “I am not my foot, I can loose a foot and still be ‘me’”.

      “I am not my body”… brain, mind or thoughts.

      As these are all organic elements in nature,

      they do not follow “Me” and my eternal journeys.

       

      I have highlighted about the top 10% of his teachings from his conversation with deeply spiritual Seekers in 1971.  At this time, he was about 74 and had been enlightened for about 40 years.   The words and Wisdoms are timeless in that they will be of equally or greater importance as time goes by for humanity.

       

      I highly recommend any Spiritual Seeker to savior the flavor of these words…

      Knowing that the “True Taste” and Meaning of these Words are

      Within the Experience of Being… Being Within.

      Within One’s Self.

      At One with Oneself, and at one with all.

       

      To somewhat begin to describe the true “I am” state…

      Experience how it feels to just sit quietly and contemplate your whole life so far.

      Your life will sort of play back to you one memory at a time

      and not typically in a sequence of ‘time’,

      as each memory will trigger other memories that are not necessarily sequential in time.

       

      As you witness these memories,

      it is easy to take the perspective of “I am Not the body”,

       as the vague dreamlike images flash across your thoughts...

      It is from this perspective that we view or review our past memories

      in a sort of ‘out of body’ ‘witnessing’.

       

      Even when recalling past minor injuries, we review the memories with an obvious ‘detachment’.  As we don’t feel the pain or trauma, we remain, for the most part,

      free of the suffering, but not of empathy or compassion.

       

      This ‘out of body’ perspective is a way to get the feel of being ‘the witness’ – the I Am.

      One can only view their whole life, right up to the last moment,

       as just a memory.

       

       

      The perspectives and teaching Maharaj describes is a point of view that needs to be undertook with the utmost focus.

       Obsessive Earnesty is relentlessly required.

       

       For most,

      Requiring this all or nothing approach to the denial of our bodies

       and this earthly existence as ‘real’ is a bit much to absorb at first.

      Keep in mind,

      You are urged to continue your life as you know it.

      Love your wife or find a wife if you wish.

      Work is needed, toil is needed

      as food and shelter is of the basic needs that is unavoidable.

       

      Do what you must to support yourself and your family.

      Integrate into your normal daily routines the

      Wider and Broader, Deeper and Higher perspectives of your True Self

      And

       in the natural course of your life you will become more aware

      of the subtleness of the enlightenment that is ‘Always Already’ there…

       It will begin to glow from within and manifest as an inspiring outlook on life that will blossom to full enlightenment.

       

      All will attain this enlightenment

      Some do early in life, most others later in life

      The rest will achieve an Enlightenment with the ending of our physical bodies…

      And if not a Full Enlightenment, then we’ll be right back to “Life” to give it another go…

      Eternity is a cycle, it’s not something measured in anyway by time.

       

      Learn these perspectives and it will become a natural progression

       towards a peaceful acknowledgment of the general way of things…

      This slight change in perspective of the many ways of life,

       will help us greatly overcome the pain and suffering that is so naturally unavoidable

       in the physical life or our earthy here & now.

       

       

       

      To Live as a Yani or a celibate monk is a most revered and Highest path,

      but

      To avoid the true beauties that are indeed in the physical/material world

      That our True Self is Witnessing from the body incarnate, seems a bit too ascetic and withdrawn from making the most of this world we are currently in.

      Integrating Self Awareness into creating a creative Life

      will inspire many to be of service to many others in physical improvements

       such as in medicine or mental issues with new innovative psychology

      and infinitely more ways to help Humanity while

      Being the most our Being can be.

       

      Whether we instantly incarnate into another life after death,

      or we linger in the timeless bliss of it all… until some sort of Kosmic kalling’

       sends one back into the temporary illusion of Maya all over again

      with no apparent recall of anything of it.

      If our true self is truly eternal…

      Then why be so concerned about denying this unique opportunity to enjoy each aspect of this life to it’s fullest potential.

      Is it best for ‘All’ to just sit alone in deep mediation

       as if to live this grand opportunity at this life with your eyes closed and mind off ‘task’.

      That in itself sounds like it is not ‘Mindful Living’.

      That is the perspective one needs to take to achive the Higher perspective

      One is free and encouraged to make full use of an effectively functioning 'Soul Carriage'

       ;-)

       

      This ‘apparent physical’ life is ours to make the best use of.

       

      Our True ‘I am’, is conceptually eternal, which, by golly does sound like a long time… However, these bodies did not just get born yesterday… or when we were born.

       

      They evolved from transcending and including each and every part of our collective past.  Our bodies natural tendency to have sex is not completely of free will.

      We can deny ourselves of sex and deal with the psychosis that will follow suite,

      or we can just try to live a complete and full and useful life, expressing our Love

       and compassion towards an ever expanding circle of embrace.

       

      We need to do in our earthly ways to relentlessly work towards

      a more collective awareness and human development.

      We Should Live in Divine and Earthly Balance in the Here & Now.

      We will have an eternity to enjoy the afterlife…

      After this precious experience!

      Besides,

      we came here to this ‘existence’ on our own free will,

       it is not a prison to endure and shun.

       

      Life is like a road trip.  Enjoy the ride and never mind the vehicle – True self or physical.

      Don’t forget to smell the roses of life along your journey towards Enlightenment.

      This road is never meant to be a speedway to blaze blindly thru,

      it’s more like a scenic touring road… so savor it… and make something of it.

       

      Stop and breath in the views,

      Take a detour to discover something True about yourself like a musical talent

      or writing talent or adventurous free spirit of nature…

       

      One does not have to spend an entire lifetime on a prayer mat to ‘find God’.

      Sure, it’s nice to be open to the Kosmic wonder of it all…

      but it’s better to use your earnest inspirations towards looking within

      and finding your True Self.

      This is what is classically referred to as Awakening,

      becoming ‘Self Realized’.

       

      This Awakening will happen in its due time and each will find it in their own way.

      We are all here for a reason,

      a reason that will remain a mystery to most for most if not their whole time here.

       

      The lessons of life are what is needed for most until they can come to a point in life where the ‘Inner Pull’ of Self Realization begins to arise as an Inspiration to seek Within

      to become Aware of that subtle Source.

      – This is Spirituality –

       

      Do your daily meditations, Yoga or Yoga-like stretches, stay fit, eat well and generally sort out your mental processes in a psychologically balanced manner.  Then with time, more and more of those “ah ha” moments will occur in which it will

      All start to makes sense.

      Of where we’ve been, where “We” are and where we are going

      and the perspectives in which we bring it All into our Awareness.

       

       

      If there were such a thing,

      it would be a ‘Sin’ to miss out on so many of life’s pleasures,

       just as it would be a shame not to enjoy anything along the way to one’s destination.

      - Life is like Sailing –

       It’s not so much the destination, but the ‘Journey’ is key to it all.

       

      Allow the ‘I Am’ to be at one with it’s True self,

      while fully integrating the entire mind body system into most efficient

       and healthy state reasonably possible.

      Too much body and earthly denials will soon extremely limit our mind’s ability to focus and concentrate, thus leaving us with no real way to find our real Self Within.

       

      A balanced foundation is always required for all matter of earthy and personal ways.

       

      To deny so much of this life and to abstain so ardently seems to miss the ‘Kosmic ‘ point of ever even having had the chance of being here.

      If we are to so fully block out this life we are in,

      Why do so many believe we will re-Incarnate into life after life… like an endless cycle.

       If we are to ignore the lessons these lives have to offer, ‘that’ ignorance seems just as bad as the ignorance of not knowing our True Self.

       

       

      Please read my highlights of

      Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

      “I Am That”

       

      Get your own copy of the latest version and his other writings as well.

       

      Don’t be put off by the apparent denial of our earthly bodies

      and the world that we have always viewed as ‘real’.

      Absorb what you can and savior it all

      Read these Sage words with Lectio Divina

      Read a question or series of questions,

      Then reflect upon you own understanding, until you feel a resonance with it.

      Quiet contemplation will open your wittiness

    • highlights of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj “I Am That”
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