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onsdag 23 december 2009

Prakash

Pointing words from Prakash....

The Seer naturally loves the Seen. Seer and Seen are one. Knower and known are one. Seeker and sought are one. There's no where to go and nothing to do, except BE what you are, without all the spiritual contexts you've picked up along the way.

Prakash


Namaste

Roshi

tisdag 22 december 2009

Suzanne Foxton

Another pointer, I like her....:-)

No matter what seems to be going on, present awareness is always the case, whether we are poking it with a mind-stick or not.

Suzanne Foxton

http://www.nothingexistsdespiteappearances.blogspot.com/



A quote about the truth:

For Truth to be Truth, it must not change, it must be Absolute. If Truth could change, how could it be True?

Hui Neng

Namaste

Roshi

torsdag 17 december 2009

Think about this

Interesting ideas ( :- D ) of thought from Greg Goode:

There is no
my thought or your thought. There is just a thought,
without ownership.

When one takes the "I" to be undivided, impersonal, timeless, 
spaceless awareness, everything that arises is awareness. Let's say 
there is an arising of the entire world with galaxies, people, 
romance, mystery, travel, art, science, space exploration and 
subatomic particles. Where can it be other than awareness? It is - 
as awareness. Whatever was, is - as awareness, not separate from 
awareness. Since awareness has no edges or periphery, there is nothing else for anything to be made of. Nothing fails to arise. 
Where would the failure take place? There can't be anything missing. 
What can possibly be missing unless it were somewhere else? But where 
could that possibly be - with no edges or borders to awareness? There are no separate "places."


Other pointer-words don't *define* awareness, but they give the flavor 
or fragrance or esthetic of awareness: "presence," "love," 
"inclusion," "fullness," "home." Mmmm, very sweet!


The whole article: http://www.stillnessspeaks.com/ssblog/greg_goode_on_existence_of_thought/

Namaste

Roshi

fredag 11 december 2009

Let Go

Let the "let Go" do the job, let go of any doing, do not resist. Let the falling take place. Do not interfere with that wich is going on. It has nothing to do with "doing". It is a readiness to surrender when your name is called.

Francis Lucille

onsdag 9 december 2009

Tribute to Ramesh Balsekar

Ramesh past away this autum/winter, here is some words from this great sage from India:

Who wants to know what?

Our intellect or the ability the human being have namely "thinking", creates the idea in the Human that he is a separate entity, an individual. There is the constant feeling and an overwhelming conviction, that the world is over there and the sense of me is something different. This very idea, thought of separation IS the bondage. And with this concept of bondage the idea of liberation comes in. The intellect has separated him from the rest of the universe. The liberation comes when he realizes that he cannot be a separate entity, that he is an unbroken part with the whole of universe. When the impersonal consciousness identifies with an object, then the me comes in. It is the impersonal consciousness that brings about the individual, the individual is a concept. So the realisation of the falasy of the individual is the elightenment.

Ramesh Balsekar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCVytjMGweM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW9xWDvS9DA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9k5BL-5xUc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqbF0PiE__0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb8azm19qeQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrIJQDxgm_g&feature=related

Namaste

Roshi

måndag 7 december 2009

Tony Parsons

What we long for most and at the same time fear most is our own abscense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9QUiPXGaYc

Namaste

Roshi

lördag 5 december 2009

Words of the sages

"The eye trough which God sees me and the eye through which I see God are the same eye."

Eckhart

"Wherever the eye falls is the face of God"

Sufi saying

"That which is never ceases to be, that which is not never begins to be"

Baghavad Gita

Surrender from moment to moment to the totality of the landscape of your mind, body, world to the conscious presence to which it appears.

Francis Lucille

Namaste

Roshi

Roshiquotes

-Existence requires no identity and Its favorite game is "hide and seek"...

-When we are no moore then there is the perfekt lover, the beloved is shining through.

Namaste

Roshi

onsdag 2 december 2009

Tony Parson

There’s nowhere to go. There’s no goal. There’s no carrot. There’s no prize. All there is is this. But the difference between there just being what’s happening and the sense that it’s happening to you is immeasurable.

Tony Parson

Namaste

Roshi

tisdag 1 december 2009

Nothing

When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unenspected.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaji


Namaste

Roshi

onsdag 25 november 2009

Roshiquotes

Whats happening?

Perceiving is happening.

You are just perceiving and....

... the life is just raining down by itself.

Namaste

Roshi

tisdag 24 november 2009

Jac O'Keeffe

Quote by Jac:

The freedom you look for is where you look from.

Jac O'Keeffe

Namaste

Roshi

Roshiquote

Do your best and let God take care of his own creation.

Namaste

Roshi

söndag 22 november 2009

Helpful Quotes

Every appearance is one with that or wich experiences it.
The substance that appeares in consciousness is also made of consciousness.

Mind itself is an appearance of totality, of consciousness.

Everything arises within me.
To bee this knowing precense.

Rupert Spira


When the "story" surrenders, when the "story" drops it's easy, simple, effortless. What is. No fight. Still.

What you 'are' is not conscious of time.

When we open our hearts to life, life opens to us.

Roshi


Meditation is a natural state in ourselfs when we are not concerned about ourselfs.

Satyandanda



The way is each moment. Jon Bernie

lördag 21 november 2009

Consciousness is all we ever experience

Rupert Spira is saying that; "Consciousness is all we ever experience", and then he goes....

...Use your own line of reasoning to ascertain the truth about yourself. That it seems reasonable to say that whatever is always a part of your experience is a part of your self. Simply apply that criteria to your actual experience.

Ask yourself what is always present in your experience and know that whatever you find is your self. Knowing is always present because 'something' is known in every experience. Even if what is known is an illusion, the illusion is known. Being is present in every experience, simply by virtue of the fact that experience IS.

Therefore you know for certain that you are Knowing and Being or Knowing Presence. These two elements (apparently two) are obvious in all experience. This Knowing Presence is in fact not two things.

When the dualising mind rises up and seems to separate this oneness of Knowing being into two apparent things (an entity residing in the body and an outside, separate world of objects and others) this Knowing of our own Being seems to be lost.

This Knowing of our own Being is simply the familiar experience of peace or love. In other words peace or love is also inherent in our self but seems to be veiled by the apparent separation of experience into two things. So Knowing, Being and Loving are inherent in what we are - that is our simple moment by moment experience. Just live this understanding in your everyday life in relation to people, animals, objects, situations and events, and everything will fall into place.

Rupert Spira

http://www.rupertspira.com/

I love his pointing.

Namaste

Roshi

onsdag 18 november 2009

!

The seeing is the freeing.

Kevin Edwards

tisdag 17 november 2009

Quotes by Satyananda

"There is peace available within you, beyond fear and sadness. You can discover how to live it in daily life."

"Meditation is a natural state in ourselfs when we are not concerned with ourselfs.

Satyananda

Namaste

Roshi

torsdag 12 november 2009

Jac O'Keeffe

A interesting Satsangteacher, Jac O'Keeffe, quote.....

"There is nothing to fix, nothing to do, nothing needs to be better, nicer, or in a certain way, all that stuff is just thoughts, there's no need to take any interest in it. How things are is just fine. Rest. Rest on the inside."

Jac O'Keeffe

Namaste

Roshi

tisdag 10 november 2009

The true words.

Why speak when it is not in the words?....why?...well there is an anecdot;

The Disciples were full of questions about ‘God’ The Master said;"God is the unknown and the unknowable, every statement and any answer or question is a distortion about 'the truth'". The disciples was bewildered and asked why he was talking at all? "Why did the birds sing?” said the master, "not because they have a statement but because they have a song. The words of the scholar are to be understood, but the word of the master is not to be understood. They are listening to as one would be listening to the wind in the trees, and a sound of the river or to a song of a bird. The words will awaken something, but in a heart that is beyond all knowledge.

Anonymus

Namaste

Roshi

söndag 8 november 2009

Peter Francis Dziuban

One of my favorits, Peter Francis Dziuban. A tip:

http://www.consciousnessisall.com/consciousness-is-all.html

The only Self, Life, Awareness, there is, is the Infallible Present, and again, It, too is entirely impersonal. But that happens to be this Alive Present Awareness aware here, now. The fact that It is entirely impersonal doesn’t make It one bit less PRESENT.

The Absolute Present leaves no history of even Itself! Not even the Present has been before!

"Who is being conscious besides Consciousness itself to not be ready to be fully conscious?"

Consciousness, or what is often also called the Self, the One, Life Itself, Love, the Divine or God—already is this very One being conscious and alive here, now. There is only this One, and no other lesser life or experience that ever became separate.

Peter Francis Dziuban

Namaste

Roshi

Something else

This is a good one;

"If you only want Realization and nothing but Realization then nothing can stop you; but if you want Realization and something else, you will always get the something else. "

Anonymous

Namaste

Roshi

onsdag 4 november 2009

Adyashanti: Complete Interview

Anyone who comes to my blogg should take some time and look at this clip of Adyashanti:


Namaste


Roshi

tisdag 3 november 2009

'The land of confusion'

A story....

There was a rabbi who was visited by a dead man who had a problem: he thought he lived. "Don't you know?" the rabbi explained, "you are not anymore amongst the living. You reside in 'the land of confusion' ". When the Rabbies son heard about that he started worrying that he also lived in the 'land of confusion'. "When you know that there exists such a land you cannot reside in it" said the Rabbi.

So...

When you are aware of 'the land of confusion'...

You are Not in it, and...

When you are Not aware, you are in it.

Namaste


Roshi

söndag 1 november 2009

Your Body

Quote of the day:

Regarding your body and the experience of the body, see that you are not just that which is appearing as your body. You are that which appears, you are that to which it appears and you are all the rest at every moment.

Francis Lucille

Namaste

Roshi

fredag 30 oktober 2009

Allowing

Pointing from Nukunu....

When you can't get any further you stop the search and you allow the Source - Self to look for you! You allow yourself to be lived. You allow the Truth to live you. You just let go. It is a feeling that this body and mind that you used to call yours is just being lived now by that reality that is the only reality that really is. It is a feeling of a deep letting go.

Nukunu

;-D

Roshi

Namaste

onsdag 28 oktober 2009

Chasing the Buddha

In the beginning you are chasing the Buddha
You get tired and exhausted of chasing the Buddha
Then the Buddha starts chasing you
Finally you become one with the Buddha

Buddha

Namaste

Roshi

måndag 26 oktober 2009

Quotes from ShantiMayi

Everything that you think that you know is not exactly correct, and it is not exactly wrong either.

ShantiMayi

I saw that there was no 'me' and no 'not-me' ( realization in here awakening ).

ShantiMayi

Namaste

Roshi

söndag 18 oktober 2009

Why questions?

The biggest question maybe is why there is questions at all, Burt has an beautiful view over this issue:

Let us get to basics first – what is a question? The word ‘question’ means a quest, seeking, searching and needing. It is life’s way to help us evolve in consciousness. And, it is consciousness itself asking the questions according to the level of our awareness growth.

The questions that are unconscious inside you are the causes of your stress and negative reactions. In fact, all unresolved questions are our suffering. Initially our questions center on our ego and that is as it should be. They often consist of ‘why’ and also ‘how.’ The word ‘why’ is the first indication that the questioner doesn’t really want the truth but an escape from it. For instance if someone asks, “why am I suffering?” are looking for sympathy and someone who canb enable their victim-mentality. A fully matured question would be more like, “What is suffering?”

The nature of a question is the recognition that we do not know. There’s an old Zen saying that affirms, “If you think you know, then it’s clear you don’t know. If you admit you don’t know then you know.” This most basic of understandings is also the most powerful. The knowledge that trumps all other knowledge is the understanding that we have no certainty. A fact that frightens us is that the ego can NEVER be certain (nor secure or safe).

The moment we start getting to know this fact and accept it, it is at that moment we start becoming unstuck. We really don’t know except words from hearsay and books. This ‘not-knowing’ allows an investigation into life that is unobstructed by our conditioning, uncluttered by our information. Just remember this fact…It is the absence of knowing That allows the discovery of the new.

Why do we get stuck? It is because nobody ever told us that there is nothing to know for the mind except information. Information cannot help you anymore than black dots on a white page can. We fit what is new into what is old by seeking answers thinking we now know. This thinking we know simply repeats the same old patterns, old thinking and old questions.

When it comes to the Truth there is nothing to know and the only way to break free is to stop trying to know something thus open yourself to what is already in you and about you and really start looking in a fresh new way.

How do we come to know beyond intellectual knowing? -- by looking deeply into our natural questioning nature. This whole journey on earth is an evolution of consciousness. This evolution of consciousness has one single drive – to know itself! And, how does it get to know itself? -- Through the process of questioning.

Our every step in our consciousness ‘climb’ is a question understood (not answered).

Burt Harding

Namaste

Roshi

lördag 17 oktober 2009

Burt Harding

There is only YOU!

You are all you can ever know!
There is no ‘outside’ or ‘inside’ you.
‘Inside’ or ‘outside are conditioned perceptions of physical memory.
You think, feel, see and experience according to how you see yourself!!

Burt Harding

Words from Burt Harding. If you are interested to follow more of his writings, go to....

http://burt-inspired-writing.blogspot.com/

Namaste

Roshi

torsdag 15 oktober 2009

Form and the seeing

Consider this:

"Unless there is seeing, there is no form. Form has no independent existence and is therefore the seeing itself. If form is itself seeing, how can one see a form? Therefore what is seen is not form but something different."

Atmananda Krishna Mennon

:-D

Namaste

Roshi

The inner joy without cause

"Life has no purpose. There is no goal whatsoever. purpose and meaning is significant only for a person or a mind lacking joy. Happiness or thankfullness is its own goal. In Happiness or inner joy without cause there is no seach, seeking. This simpel, simpel joy is the only need we have, the only meditation. If ... Read morethat appears in "right here, right now, then this moment is enough. If not, then there is the seeking for a future...joy has no future, it is always here...

Namaste

Roshi

fredag 9 oktober 2009

Huang Po

Awaken to the one Mind and there is nothing whatsoever to be attained.

Huang Po

måndag 5 oktober 2009

Clouds

Miscellaneous Poem

Clouds appear free of care And carefree drift away. But the carefree mind is not to be "found" --To find it, first stop looking around.

~ Wang An-Shih ~

(A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, trans. J. W. Wallis)


Thanks Peter for the Poem...

Namaste

Roshi

Suzuki Roshi

If you want to understand it, you cannot understand it. When you give up trying to understand it, true understanding is always there.

Zen Master, Suzuki Roshi

fredag 2 oktober 2009

Awakeningexperience part 2

"Whoever finds their way to this door, finds it open."

Dr. Wolff

Not grasping nor pushing anything away. In a sense, that's analogous to remaining in the present, because in the present everything collapses, and you really can't hold onto anything. The moment you grasp onto something, or you push something away, in a sense you're not in the present, because you're attached or identified with something that's passing away. So not doing that--not grasping or pushing anything away--really brings you into the present. this receding landscape in which everything was dissolving into this ever-present eternal moment, unencumbered by any kind of willing, or grasping, or pushing away. You start to taste the eternal.

"How do you know you are? Because you are!" You can't know this through thinking about it. All the thinking mind can ever know is that it can't know, because the thinking mind is dualistic. There's a subject trying to grasp some object. So that has to come to a stop. And when it does, there's no subject and there's no object. There's just Being, and the Being is infinite space. The Being is in everything. Everything is arising from this infinite space. The space is birthing everything and dissolving everything simultaneously. And everything is just this empty infinite space. This emptiness knows everything, because it's empty--just like the eye sees every color because it has no color of its own. So this "knowing" knows everything because it's nothing.

Andrea Pucci

Andrea had an awakening experience, if we can use that word.....if you want to read the whole story, here is the link.

http://www.centerforsacredsciences.org/teachings/andrea.html

Anyway, someone is questioning if she is enlightened....

Q: So, do you now consider yourself to be Enlightened?

A: Enlightened?.... Why do I hesitate to use that word, Enlightened? Because to have the Realization is one thing, to live the Realization is another. To be a Buddhist is one thing, to be a Buddha is another. To know Reality is one thing, to be Reality is another. There is an embodiment process that goes on. There's a birthing, and a maturing, just like a child is born and grows. Literally, I feel I have plopped out of the womb of the Divine Mother. I am just an infant, not yet an adult--which is how I would define an Enlightened being, as someone who fully embodies the Realization.

Q: Then how would you label your experience, if anything...?

A: I like the word "Gnosis" because to me it has kind of the sense of I met God. I got to God, so to speak. I got into the depth of what's Real. But then what's that? What is God? Oh, the mystery of God! The mystery of Self! It's greater than ever! Now there's this infinite expression of God, or the Divine, or the Self. It's like Joel has said, "The journey to God has an end, but the journey in God has no end," because how could there be an end to God? Dr. Wolff talked about that, too. He talked about greater and greater depths of Space--that Consciousness is this infinitely revelatory expression of the Self, and that never ends. So what happened to me was, I woke up. I woke from the dream. And now, when I'm dreaming--which still goes on--I'm lucidly dreaming. Now, I know that I'm dreaming. And I want to share all this because I feel it's very important.

Everything that everybody has shared with me has been extremely useful. And this is happening to all of us. Our meditations are deepening, and this is going to be happening. That's why I want to share everything I can. Because it's happening to us together. But, if I say, "I'm Enlightened," there're all these connotations--"Are you saying you're Buddha? Are you saying you're omniscient?" No I'm not saying any of that. So, I'm afraid to say anything--but at the same time I can't lie. I crossed a line. I woke up. And because of that I can't be separated from the Beloved anymore. I can't.

Q: What is your advice for other seekers?

A: To just carry on and know that you're perfectly in accord with your destiny.

Spring 1998 Andrea Pucci

Namaste

Roshi

torsdag 1 oktober 2009

Awakeningstory

Here is a "story" about "awakening" by Joel Morwood, interesting....

....I abandoned my career, friends, and family in search of the Truth to which all the mystics seemed to point. And yet, no matter how hard I tried or how far I traveled, that Holy Grail continued to elude me. Finally, after I had given up all hope of attaining my goal, it happened. In a cheap motel room on the night of August 13, 1983, I Awoke to a Reality at once far more astonishing and, at the same time, far more simple than anything I could have ever imagined. Here is part of what I wrote shortly thereafter:

I jump up, turn on the light, and look around. Sure enough, I no longer see through a glass darkly. The veil has been lifted and the glass has cleared—no, more than cleared—it has vanished! I see the Kingdom, and now I am laughing wildly, because the great joke of it all is
that this exalted Kingdom I have been searching for in such anguish and despair is none other than the very room I have been sleeping in, with its dirty, cinder block walls, frayed curtains, and horribly grungy, blue-green rug! I could have shouted! I could have danced! I could have done anything for that matter, because it really didn’t matter. It didn’t even exist and never had. I was free.

What was it like? What was it not like? How can I tell you? I can't, but I'll be brave and try, anyway...It was not a thought. It was not a feeling. It was not an experience. I was everything. I was nothing. I was everywhere and I was nowhere -- nowhere to be found, hence, nowhere to be lost. Amazing Grace! Sacred Grace! Silly Grace! -- like those nonsensical little phrases that children make up and then laugh and laugh over while poor perplexed adults just shake their heads. And no wonder! You have to be a child to get it. And I was a child, a child sitting on a bed, bathed in rapture...

I had never expected this! What had I expected? Something exceptional, luminous, visionary -- the Platonic Forms behind all forms, or a Transcendental Light wiping out the universe, or maybe the Cosmic Voice of God calling me from eternity -- I don't know, but it wasn't this. This was much, much too obvious. It wasn't even right under my nose, it was my nose. And it was a finger uncurling miraculously in front of my eyes. It was a car horn, sharp and crisp in the night. It was the sound of my sheets rustling as I shifted position on the bed. It was the doorknob effortlessly staring me in the face -- they were all so effortless, and therein lies the true Oneness and Beauty of the world; we are all effortlessly together, brothers and sisters to the stars -- nor do I mean this metaphorically (though metaphor it is), for this was no gauzy vision full of images and archetypes. The Image had burst, and the Light was out, and the Light was everything. The Metaphorical World had come to an end, and I was AWAKE in the REAL WORLD, the world without end.

Joel Morwood

....oh, these stories.

:-D

Namaste

Roshi

måndag 28 september 2009

Only one awareness

Here Francis talks about "awareness", interesting......

Everything, including all minds, "happens" within awareness. There is only one awareness. Your awareness, my awareness and God's awareness are the same awareness which is the substance of all things, literally "that which stands under" all things, that which understands all things. And that which "understands" all things is also that which comprehends all things, literally that which holds all things together. Awareness is beyond the duality of mind and matter. It is the formless and nameless presence that creates mind phenomena (names) and physical phenomena (forms).

Francis Lucille

Buy the way, just for fun:

Paradox of the theologians: if God is almighty and all knowing, it created evil, or at least he is aware of it and has the power to stop it. Since there is evil, it follows that God is not loving. Then they do a lot of intellectual tap dancing trying to prove that 2 + 2 = 3 (that God is loving and almighty, but that man is evil). Their problem is that they agree on the statement "there is evil", to which God could answer: "in your eyes, gentlemen, not in Mine".

Francis Lucille

Have a nice day

Namaste

Roshi

fredag 25 september 2009

.....!

....and we keep looking for all of that outside of us.

here is the trick (!!!)....

the question:

Can the "looker" find it inside?

............?


.....who is looking?


where is the looker?

....what if there is no "looker", looking just happens by itself.

Now.

Where is the outside or the inside?

.....!

Namaste

Roshi

tisdag 22 september 2009

Said about the truth

Whatever is said from the experience of living the truth, no matter how dualistic, or even sometimes childish it may seem to be, is true. Whatever is said from ignorance, no matter how logical it may seem to be, is false.

Francis Lucille

torsdag 17 september 2009

The invitation

Our meditation, our investigaton should arise out of an invitation from the Ultimate---out of interest and love for the truth.
Frances Lucille

onsdag 16 september 2009

Life....

Life has no destination. The end is a illusion. Life never begun, and still this ideas is coming, appearing...from nowhere. Where the thought begun the world begun and when the thought fades away the same does the so called idea of a world. Being is not dependent on thought. Being is the bottomline, all there is.

Namaste

Roshi

tisdag 15 september 2009

Everything

If everything is all there is, and never was lost. How can you lose it? Emptiness is form and form is emptiness, it must be everything and also full of something ( for no-one ). There never was anyone there in the "everything". It just is in its fullness. Never lacking of anything.

Roshi

Life as it is is the miracle.

Jeff Foster

måndag 14 september 2009

Quotes of the day

That wich is, never goes out of existence. And, that wich is not, never comes into existence.

Bahagvagita

Nothin can been gained or bee lost.

Stop meens to bee open. Stop and open up. Availability.

Roshi

Life doesn't need to think a thought to bee alive.

Peter Francis Dziuban

torsdag 10 september 2009

Bee still

Bee still and know who you are. Its a knowing in your heart that all is well. Your life is only a reflection of what you are holding. The reflection is your gift, we are always projecting the next thing.

Stop fix the world and be what you are.

Bee still.

All is well.

All is.
Roshi

tisdag 8 september 2009

The Bee, or not to bee

The effort can never focus on the presence, the focus, or the attention must let go of all effort. The mind is like a bee, it kind of know where the sweetness is. If you try to take the bee to the flower, good luck. But if you leave the bee alone, the bee will end up in the right place.

Francis Lucille

We cannot "do" the letting go of anything and yet it must happend. Take the hands of the Bee and let it find its own way.

Namaste

Roshi

söndag 6 september 2009

You

This space is you, and everything else as objekts and the appearing 'me thought' appears in this space wich is You.

Roshi

lördag 5 september 2009

Like a bird in the sky

Life is like a bird flying in the eveningsky. Lieving no trace whatsoever. No goal, just flying. Today is the same day forever. Yesterday is an idea, memory passing away in to the fogg o illusion.

Roshi

lördag 18 juli 2009

What Can You Do?

That's a good one. Good question. Well, Francis Lucille says;

That which can be done is to investigate, to ask questions from others, from texts you are reading and most importantly from yourself, from your own experience. The most important question and the most direct one is:

"Is consciousness, this presence I know I am, a creation of the body-mind or is the body-mind a creation of consciousness?"

Have a nice day

Namaste

Roshi

söndag 12 juli 2009

Chuck Hillig

-Life is as it is because, at this single moment of now, it simply can't be any other way.

- Bottom line: A good therapist helps you to grow up and to create better dreams. A satguru, however, helps you to wake up and to stop dreaming altogether.

-Consciousness never says 'no' to anything.

-Our problems always arise when we look at 'what is' and then say 'no' to what we see. If we're only willing to say 'yes' to the more comfortable manifestations of Consciousness, then we're taking the position that we, (in all of our ego-based 'wisdom') magically know better than the universe about what 'should' be unfolding in it.

- 'Whatever you resist, persists.' In other words, any ego-based resistance to 'what is' is a lot like trying to put out a fire by using gasoline.

-'When you resist the Void, the Void seems to resist you. If you make the Void 'wrong,' then the Void starts making you 'wrong.'

-You become aligned with the Void when you completely give up your attachment to the fruits of your so-called efforts. In other words, any apparent conflict with the Void begins the moment that you start demanding a specific outcome, though in truth, things-will-be-the-way-that-things-will-be.

-It's your attachment to the results of the actions (through your belief in the do-ership of them) that fuels any apparent conflict.

-when the so-called mind is fully aligned with 'what is,' then that's what the Zen masters call 'no-mind,' and it unfolds through what the Taoists call 'non-action.' Remember, however, that the concepts of 'ego' and 'mind' both appear within the largest context (i.e. 'what is') and, since nothing is ever rejected by Consciousness, neither of them is ever considered to be a 'problem.'

-The greatest obstacle to enlightenment is your belief that you're not already enlightened.

-'It is only the realization that there never was any Gateway to Enlightenment to begin with nor was there ever any separate person (like an individual 'you') that was really present at all who could be walking through it.'

-You can only play the Song-of-God on the cosmic piano by living each moment as if you're arriving...and departing...at the very same instant. You won't have time to cling to your attachments if you're always free-falling into the love that you already are.

-do you want a safe life or do you want an authentic life? Be willing to fully and consciously 'live-the-risk-that-life-is' while remembering that, at the same time, everything changes and everything ends.

-Buddha once said, 'This very body is the Buddha. This very place is the Lotus paradise.' So if it's not right here and right now, then it's not anywhere.

Chuck Hillig

-'You are your own refuge. There is no other refuge.' To know thy Self, you have to learn to 'no' thy self.

Dhammapada

- 'It is all only a great game of pretending.'

Maharshi

fredag 10 juli 2009

I am back

Ramana Maharshi has said, "The answer to life's problems is to first see who has them!"

That's a good start.
Here is a tip for some good reading....


Roshi

fredag 26 juni 2009

Works of Steven Harrison

-Love is not causal. It cannot be created, it cannot be practiced, it cannot be taught.

-Having seen the nature of our thought and ego, we may pass through this gateway into silence.

-Though the psychological self, the ego-center has gone silent, there is nothing lost. Out of this vast expansion of quiet, the energy of life expresses.

- The nature of emptiness is that it defies definition. It's the absence of, it's not the presence of. So if it's the absence of everything, it's also the absence of definition.

-'We live in the unknown as the unknown'That means that you know nothing and everything is new. Everything is created in this moment.

-There is no such thing as seeker, there is just someone who is fearful, who wants power, who wants control, who believes that through some knowledge it can find some place in the universe.

-We are not autonomous.

-If there is no time, then everything is everything.

-I think the attraction of non-duality is a sort of intellectual clarity. But that isn't it, it is a trap. Because it stops there, in that intellectual clarity which is just a clarified mind. There is this movement of energy that is so clear and has more to do with a feeling quality. You can't get to it by thinking. You come there by the total experience of life.

Steven Harrison

www.doingnothing.com

Roshi

I am having a vacation, see you later alig.....

:-D

Namaste

måndag 22 juni 2009

The appearance of "me"

The so called "me" appears in the interaction between the play of our subjective and objective inner world. Why I say the "inner world" is because there is no "outer" or "inner" world in reality. The "in" and the "out" is an idea created by the "me" which is an appearance between the play of the subject and the object. The truth is that reality, existence, the universe has never been divided or split, separated. That it is separate, divided, split in the subject and the object, a separate, subjective person experiencing and acting in a objective, material world is what we call a illusion and a really, really convincing one.


In reality there is only experiencing, seeing, hearing, walking, sensing, feeling, thinking, talking by no-one. The object appears in the subject, the things appears in the space. The hypnotizing effect the objects have on the perceiver, make the subjective perceiver forget the subjective part of the world. The experiencing of the objects creates the "me", the perceiver. The sense that the experience is also a object. A object looking and experiencing objects ???, that’s the feeling, isn't it?


The truth that the "me" and the "perceiver" is pure subject, aware space is hard to take, to recognize, to notice. The idea the "me-thought" have that the "me" is an object is very convincing. But in reality, even when you see for yourself that the "me" is just a idea, the experience of "you" doesn't disappear. Instead of living in a idea of what you are you begin to live a life in what you are in reality. You are not an object, and you are not the subject. You are both. Everything that happens is you, and you are everything that happens. You are life and life is you. What is, is anyway.


Roshi

torsdag 18 juni 2009

Florian Thathagata Schlosser

Our journey is a tremendious disappointment. We got to be abel to welcome any kind of disappointment. To drop the disappointments in the arms of the Lord. That NOTHING was it. That we are here only with empty hands. We come naked and leave naked. If we are lucky, we leave naked. Then something have been understood.

Florian Thathagata Schlosser

tisdag 16 juni 2009

Jan Kersschot

Quote by Jan, here it is...

If you're looking to find the key to Oneness,
there is some bad news and some good news.
The bad news is:
there is no key to Oneness.
The good news is:
the door has been left unlocked.

Jan Kersschot

måndag 15 juni 2009

The simplicity of it all

-The clearer things are and the more simple they have become, the more difficult they are to explain.

- It's too simple to explain. It cannot be delivered, beacause it's all there is.

-Anything said creates the other.

Roshi

fredag 12 juni 2009

Adyashanti and more quotes

-There is zero degree of complexity to "this", to way simple to the mind. There is no way for the mind to handle it.

-'This' doesn't leave any room for me to be or not to be anything(?)

-Ticket to nowhere. You have the ticket already and you are the ticket. And you are the nobody who is going nowhere.

-The need to be free from 'to bee', even free from the need to be free. UG Krishnamurti

-You have already a direct experience of "it" beacause you are "it" in this very moment, you have never been out of "it"

-The thoughts is like the wether, they come and go, mental wether. You have nothing to do with it.

Roshi

And at last a clip from the tube from one of the clearest pointers, Adyashanti himself. This words is power, I love it, here we go....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6F9ABI4Soc&feature=relat

onsdag 10 juni 2009

Peter Franciz Dzubian

Here is some quotes from Peter Franciz Dzubian, he talks about consciousness....

-How simple is it for the awareness to be aware, right now? That's it! Just there. Nothing else.

-You can never leave the "is" or "what is", if that happens it happens in thought or thinking but it never in reality can happen and the contrary that "what is" never leaves you, impossible.

-There is no material world in consciousness(?), there is only appearenses, bodily sensations.

-Where is the location of the "me"? Find it out.

-This "is" what "is" is absence of time.

-Only what "is" can be and that is not that you can think about. Thought is a process that needs time. Only the timless can be.

-Time doesn't appear in "is". Thinking creates time. Wether there is thinking and time the "is" is always untouched.

-There is zero degree of complexity to "this", to way simple to the mind. There is no way for the mind to handle it.

-This doesn't leave any room for me to be or not to be anything(?)

-Never beforeness of right "now"!(??)

-Ticket to nowhere. You have the ticket already and you are the ticket. And you are the nobody who is going nowhere.

Peter Franciz Dzubian

On this site there is a Web Cast with Richard Miller and Peter, interesting, I recommend...

http://www.nevernothere.com/index.html

If God is inside you, how far from God are you?

Roshi

lördag 6 juni 2009

Roshiquotes 6

-The truth is right under the nose and even closer than that. But the mind got to check this out before it becomes aware of it owns limits and what the mind is ment for, its purpose in the universe.

-If you try to understand it through thought you are going to be frustrated, it is impossible.

-It is about continuously losing, never landing, forever falling, never finding, there is nothing to
holding on to.The Universe doesn't have a foundation.

-The "me" cannot give it up itself, it doesn't know how to 'do'. That's the last thing to happen. That's it.

-You cannot with thought recognize who you are.

-Thought limits everything, makes everything to an object, even the impossible. Right now, just this, what is here, rigth now, anything more is just a complication.

-A weird question but but has something to say about the topic; "Is it gone at the same time it appeared?"


-If it cannot be understood, why talk about it? It doesn't make sence. In this trying the thinking comes to a point where the "giving up" happens. Dead end.

-Turn the whole thing completely around. It is not inside thought, and yet we try. The thought happens inside awareness and is always untouched by it.


Roshi

onsdag 3 juni 2009

Roshiquotes 5

-To rest in this not-knowing is the gate into the open beingness, the never changing nothingness.

-That wich stands on your way to your freedom is the thought that you are bound. 



Roshi

lördag 30 maj 2009

Roshiquotes 4

-Now cannot dream and the now isn't a dream.That is what the human thinking is doing.

-The precent doesn't know how to be, it is.

-There is no physikality in consciousness, everything is appearing.It has no precence anywhere
else than in consciousness.

-Everything is for the first time ever, always.

-The human mind have never begun.

-The consciousenss doesn't have to find itself beacause it is itself.

-All heaviness of human life lies in thinking that life and existense is heavy, bound and feelt as a prison. It's just a heavy thought.

Roshi

fredag 29 maj 2009

Paul Brunton about truth

"When you awaken to truth as it really is, you will have no occult vision, you will have no "astral" experience, no ravishing ecstasy. You will awaken to it in a state of utter stillness, and you will realize truth was always there within you and that reality was always there around you. Truth was not something which has grown and developed through your efforts. it is not something which has been achieved or attained by laboriously adding up those efforts. it is not something which has to be made more and more perfect each year. And once your mental eyes are opened to truth they can never be closed again."

Paul Brunton




Roshi

torsdag 28 maj 2009

Roshiquotes 3

-In awakening the "I" and the "experience" is taken back to the experience wich is all there is. Experience is only experiencing itself. The experience and the experiencer is the same. The funny part is that the experience can express itself through the body-mind and gives the impression of a mirage wich is named personality. Then there is the impression or the phenomen of an "I" who has an experience, wich is never the case. Play of the Nature.

Roshi

onsdag 27 maj 2009

Roshiquotes 2

-You cannot have a thought and be in the "is" at the same time. Time is never precent, it is always a "was".

-Try to catch the now, in that trying it is already gone, it is already changed to something else.

-Is cannot exist in a oposite state ( is not ex.), it is a another is.

-Only that wich is precent can be precent. The precent is that all that can be precent.

-There is no nothing.

-The real or truth or awareness doesn't appeal to "human" reasoning, thinking.

-Awareness is the one being that is aware, that's all.


Roshi

tisdag 26 maj 2009

Roshiquotes

-Raw, naked reality takes care of itself. My interpretations of what it is change anything, nothing can touch it.

-The divine want's to do its own experiencing.

-The "big rush", when you realize the running, it stops, or it start to slow down. You are there.

-If you try to push the mind it will push you back.

-Being is just responding, from moment to moment.

-The real self want to realize itself through the "me".

Roshi

söndag 17 maj 2009

Experience

Attention is knowledge. We can't experience what we know, we experience what we know, no experience is new. We are telling our selfs what we are experiencing. We know what we are experiencing. We have an relationship with our own experience. The experienced and the experiencer is the "me". In the heart of every experience, there is no-one there. In reality there is no experience, just what's happening. Experience is knowledge.

Jeff Foster.

lördag 16 maj 2009

What the "me" fears the most

"This", the vastness, the reality or the truth doesn't wait for the mind or the "me" to be prepared or be ready to realize its own abscense or reality. It cannot be controlled to happend. The me cannot want its own abscence, that's why the "me" fears most is liberation.

Namaste


Roshi

onsdag 13 maj 2009

The reality of thoughts

Thought is always an afterthought of what already happend. This moment is already a memory. And it's not a problem, memories happend also in "now". Whatever it is is undivided, you cannot divide space, vastness but you can thought of division, imagine it, fantasize that it can happen, that it is divided. Reality doesn't care about thoughts. Thoughts doesn't touch space, vastness. When the me-thought disappears the idea of a separate entity disolves into space, vastness. And everything is as it always was from the beginning, space, vastness.


Another thing, the universe has no foundation.

Namaste



Roshi

tisdag 12 maj 2009

Quotes of the day

Life is a false promise.

John Sherman

The relization is for you, the realization is your own. No-one can realize for you.

Mooji

Freedom is free, but not cheep. It will not announce itself, you got to work for it.

Mooji

söndag 10 maj 2009

You are here, that's enough

Some helpful words from John....

You are here, if you look at that, everything else is taken care of. This is the only thing you can do by yourself, nobody can do that for you, and its easy, you are here. What could be easier. It's to look at the fundamental thing that you know. You are here. Just that! Looka at it. It looks like you. Already you are exactly as you are. You don't have to change anything to see this

John Sherman


Roshi

onsdag 6 maj 2009

Garbagecane

Mind is like a garbagecane, people go by and throu something in it, it can be anything. And then we wonder where it all came from and what it is, this shit and garbage (knowledge, information) and then we try to figure it out what it is and how it fit together and make any sense of it. The parts in this puzzle is bad. we try and we try and we try.....:-)

Roshi

torsdag 30 april 2009

The Dewdrop

We are dewdrops of eternity. The whole universe can be reflected in a dewdrop.We are reflections of eternity.


Roshi


tisdag 28 april 2009

Jed Mckenna tribute

Enjoy the clips, beautiful...




Jed Mckenna has written one of the biggest book of our time regarding the truth; Spiritual Enlightenment The Damnedest Thing.....I think ;-)


Roshi


Quote from Wolter Keers

If there were no consciousness there could be no movements in consciousness. The movements, irrespective of whether I call them thoughts, or feelings, or sensory perceptions depend on the fact that I am there first as consciousness in which they can appear. So, for example the belief in a bound and limited 'I' is only possible because I am there first as formless, timeless, witnessing consciousness (Atma) without which no idea of 'I' can appear. This is the origin of Shri Shankara's remark that the appearance of an ego is by itself the best proof of the fact that we are not an ego.

Wolter Keers




lördag 25 april 2009

Enlightenment experiences...?

This is a talk from a satsang Robert Adams held:

Hello again. It's good to be with you. I talk to many people during the week, both on the telephone and in person. I speak to Zen Buddhists, Hindus, Americans, all kinds of people, and 80% tell me they're enlightened. Most of them tell me they've experienced the void. Some say they've seen lights. Some say they hear certain sounds. And they say, "What do you think?” So I remark, "Somebody has to be present to experience these things. As long as somebody is present, and somebody is present or you'll not be able to tell me about it, then there's no enlightenment. Find out who is present, and hold on to that you, because you are present to experience the void. You are present to experience the light or the sound. Who is that you? Find out. Hold on to that you. Hold on to I. I was present to experience the void. As long as I am present I cannot possibly be enlightened, because I still exist.”

Robert Adams


The question is; can anybody be there to realize that someone is enlightened?


Roshi

fredag 24 april 2009

Be yourself

Some words from Robert Adams:

Begin to see the truth. Begin to stand up tall. Become fearless. Become strong. Leave the world alone. It’ll take care of itself. There is a mysterious power that guides the world to its right destiny. It doesn't need any help from you. If you're meant to do certain work in the world, it will be done but you have nothing to do with that. It doesn't mean that you have to leave your job, or go sit in a cave, or give up your life. Wherever you are right now is where you're supposed to be. Just feel, "I am not the doer" and you're work will go on. Do not be attached to your work, Do not react to any situation or any condition.

Be yourself. Focus your attention on consciousness, and your body will go on doing whatever it came here to do. Everything is preordained. Even when I raise my finger like this it is preordained. Do not be egotistical to believe that you have any power over everybody or anybody or that you are the doer. It's a privilege to have been born on this earth, and the reason you have been born is to find your real self. Go for it, do it, and become free.


Robert Adams

onsdag 22 april 2009

Two kinds of meditation

Here Francis Lucille talks about meditation, interesting....

There are two kinds of meditation, meditation with an object and non-objective (or non-dual) meditation. The first kind of meditation may be useful as a preparation. It requires focusing the attention onto a specific object, gross or subtle, such as a statue or a mental image of the divine (path of devotion), various bodily sensations (Hatha Yoga), a series of sacred sounds (Mantra Yoga), a Koan, and so on. In this process, an effort, sometimes very subtle, is necessary in order to remove one's attention from the usual objects of desire and the ego is weakened.

When the goal of this path is achieved, the mind remains quietly focused onto the object without any effort. The mind experiences a stillness, an absence of thoughts and emotions other than the ones that refer to the object of meditation, even in the presence of the King who is not noticed by the arrow maker. However, the samadhi which is arrived at is a mind-created state which has a beginning and an end. Sooner or later, the yogin must come out of his samadhi. Unfortunately, the ego is still present, along with its cortege of fears, desires and pains.

A peculiar form of meditation with an object is one in which the object is a void or blank. In this process, an effort is made to keep the mind free from thoughts or sensations. Sometimes, a tool such as a mantra or some form of pranayama is used to achieve this end. As in any kind of meditation with an object, a weakening of the ego ensues, and the mind experiences for some time a blank state, an absence of thoughts and sensations, or simply an absence of thoughts, depending on the depth and of the nature of the samadhi. However, the samadhi which is arrived at is again a mind-created state which has a beginning and an end.

This form of meditation is often mistakenly believed to be non-objective meditation. This is not the case because the absence of objects (sensations and thoughts) is still a very subtle projected object. Although this state may temporarily bring some satisfaction and even unleash some mind powers (siddhis), it soon turns out to be a barren one; the meditator remains within the jail of the mind, the fullness of the heart remains unknown to him; this state is devoid of the absolute freedom, of the creative joyfulness and of the wonderful immortality of the natural non-dual state (nirvikalpa sahaja samadhi).

In non-objective meditation, our attention is drawn towards the non-objective, the ultimate subject, consciousness. This is accomplished as a result of understanding. At the first stage, the truth-seeker is asked to notice that the happiness he is really looking for is non-objective, which means "not contained in any object, gross or subtle". When this is understood, he is then asked to realize that the mind, which can only grasp mentations (thoughts and sense-perceptions), cannot have access to the non-objective realm. It follows that any attempt to secure the happiness he is looking for through the mind is bound to failure. When this is understood, the mind soon finds itself in a NATURAL state of stillness.

In this natural form of meditation, sensations or thoughts are neither sought nor avoided; they are simply welcomed and seen off. It could be described as a total openness, in which we are totally open to our sense perceptions, our bodily sensations, our emotions, our feelings and our thoughts. We could compare these mentations with the various characters of a play. As long as we find the play interesting, our attention is completely drawn by the actors on the foreground, but, if there is a weak moment, our attention progressively relaxes until we become suddenly aware of the background, of the stage. In the same way, as our attention becomes global, unfocused, open, disinterested, (and this detachment follows from our understanding that these mentations have really nothing to offer in terms of real happiness), our attention relaxes, until we become suddenly aware of the background, consciousness, which reveals itself as the ultimate immortality, splendor and happiness we were looking for.

It is not necessary for the actors to leave the stage in order for us to be aware of the background of the stage; similarly, the absence of mentations is not a prerequisite for awareness of the Self. However, in the same way as, when the actors leave and our attention relaxes, we have an opportunity to become aware of the background, there is an opportunity to "visualize" our real nature when a mentation merges into consciousness.

The inner attitude of welcoming which is the essence of non-objective meditation is also easily and naturally conveyed by "induction", in the presence of someone who has merged with the background, to a truth-seeker who has a genuine desire for it.

Francis Lucille

tisdag 21 april 2009

Shri Krishna Menon

An Advaita Sage called Shri Krishna Menon has pointed out this Quotes:

-How can thoughts wich rise and set in Me, be other than Myself?

-When there is thought, I am seeing Myself; when there is no thought, I am remaining in My own glory.

-That which shines just before and after every thought and feeling is the "I". That is objectless consciousness; that is Atma.

-The world shines because of My light: without Me, nothing is. I am the light in the perception of the world.

-Unless there is seeing, there is no form. Form has no independent existence and is therefore the seeing itself.

-If form is itself seeing, how can one see a form? Therefore what is seen is not form but something different.

-Because hearing is itself sound, no one hears a sound. This truth applies generally to all sense-objects.

-A sage knows well that consciousness is self-luminous and that it is consciousness that illumines the entireworld. He knows also that his real nature is consciousness and experience and cannot as such be known or experienced.Hence he does not desire or make any attempt to know or experience it. When the mind is directed to it, it changes into that, losing the characteristics of mind. This is called samadhi. Whether there is thought or not, to be always self-centred is called the natural state or sahaja-samadhi.

A man believes he is bound, becomes miserable, seeks liberation and for that purpose approaches a Guru and listens to his teachings. But all this time he was unknowlingly standing in pure consciousness alone which is itself the truth he was seeking. When once he becomes fully aware of this stand he is freed and thenceforward, all thoughts, feelings and objects of perception will be pointing to himself. Knowledge has nothing to know. The insentient can never know, being insentient. Therefor no-one knows anything. All beings stand established as pure consciousness.

Shri Krishna Menon

måndag 20 april 2009

We are not ego

We are not these egos, small, separate selves, separate identities, but we are in fact, impersonal consciousness, the same one consciousness that is in everyone, it is not personal. Therefore, there is no fear or suffering when you identify with who you really are. As long as you continue to identify with the small, fictionalized self then you are subject to fear and suffering.

The biggest fear is your own death. But when you know your true nature, that of impersonal consciousness, then there is no fear of death, for you were never born and will never die, you are eternal, where is there for you to go, you are beyond space and time, in fact, they exist within you, not you within them.

Francis Lucille

lördag 18 april 2009

Ramanaquotes

-There is no difference between the dream and the wakeing state, exept that the dream is short and the waking is long. Both are the result of the mind. Our real state is beyond the waking, dream and sleep state.

-The state we call realization is simply being oneself, not knowing anything or becoming anything.

-If one has realized, he is that which alone is and which alone has always been. He cannot describe that state. He can only be that.


Ramana Maharshi


fredag 17 april 2009

Message from the infinite

The ocean is the ocean, no matter what it contains. We are the vastness, and we contain everything-thoughts, emotions, sensations, preferences, fears, ideas, even identifications. Nothing has to go anywhere. In any case, where would it go?

Susanne Segal

tisdag 14 april 2009

Mind turns everything to an object

The mind, the "me-thought" tries to know and grasp the reality by dividing it to subject and the object. But what happens in reality is that the mind objectifies the subject in order to make it to knowledge and a description of the unknown.

The subject is made to a piece of "emptiness", the mind is turning the subject to an object. This is a mistake. The mind itself doesn't know its own dysfunctional behavior. The real subjectivity is infinite, eternal, vastness itself, the bottomless abyss without limits, borders.

Objectifying is a reflex in the mind, space is not an object and the only thing the mind can understand is objects. The reflex is nobody’s fault. Just what it is, what's going on. Not seeing this is a great source of confusion and suffering, a disaster. And it is also a great relief when it's seen. The mind is a bad Master but a splendid servant.

Roshi


söndag 12 april 2009

Meditation, the "knack" from the divine.

The ever interesting topic, meditation. The awareness loves to recognize itself. The beloved one is in love with itself, it sees nothing but itself. There is no other, just exactly what appears in this oneness, no division. If division appears it happens in oneness, in awareness. Meditation is an constant opening into the new. It's lika the petals never stopping the flowering...goes on and on and on. Eyes open or closed doesn't matter, you are never out of it. You can pretend, and that's what we do....mostly.

Roshi

Osho about meditation;

"Meditation is a single lesson of awareness, of no-thought, of spontaneity, of being total in your action, alert, aware. It is not a technique, it is a knack. Either you get it or you don't."

Osho

There is a very beautiful dialoug about meditation by Osho;

Why did this idea arise in people's minds? that meditation brings happiness. In fact, wherever they found a happy person they always found a meditative mind -- both things got associated. Whenever they found the beautiful, meditative milieu surrounding a man, they always found he was tremendously happy -- vibrant with bliss, radiant. They became associated. They thought: Happiness comes when you are meditative. It was just the other way round: meditation comes when you are happy. But to be happy is difficult and to learn meditation is easy. To be happy means a drastic change in your way of life, an abrupt change -- because there is no time to lose. A sudden change -- a sudden clash of thunder -- a discontinuity.

Meditation is in the present, pure present. Meditation is immediacy. You cannot meditate, you can be in meditation.

Osho

It was just the other way round: meditation comes when you are happy.

Sitting silently doing nothing, the spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

Zen

Meditation is a state of attentiv perciving where everything is percived undivided. No-one can learn you to "be" attention. If any system teaches you to be attention your attention is on the system, that is not attention itself. Meditation is maybe the greatest art of life - and it's not possible to learn it from anyone, that's the beauty of it. It is not a technique and has no authority.

J. Krishnamurti

Sayed all that, there is no condemnation of anything, practices, exercises, meditation, no meditation, you do what you do. You do it anyway. My experience is that when the inner pull arises, the sitting, being quite, is natural. No big deal. Whatever is, is anyway.


video

Roshi

onsdag 8 april 2009

Roshiquotes

-The self that you think that you are appears in the stream of thoughts.

-Life is a divine expression without any reason.

-Awareness makes the vastness possible.

-The raw naked simplicity of what is, ends the mind game. The mind is there but it has lost it's power.

-You cannot talk, reason, explain, grasp or think about it and yet it is all there is, smiling at your face.

-The content changes but this cannot, this is the paradixal aliveness.

This post ends with a very direct and provocing ( for the mind) clip about John Sherman who says that; "Truth is easy".

Roshi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5EEtPq8o10&feature=channel

Namaste

Roshi

söndag 5 april 2009

It can happen to anyone, anywhere

Here is a clip from a friend of my. In the right Environment, to be unsafe, letting go and if the receptivity is there it can happen to anyone; the shift of consciousness is possible. Call it what you want but something remarkable happened to this woman. Just a little talk, some guiding words and….Bam….it popps.

The teacher is Papaji or Poopaji.

Seeing this now the Mind want to get that, to get this, whatever it is.

Roshi

The appearance of the "I".

There is a picture that shows as an good example how the "I" appears in the world and the reality of it. It appears as an illusion, but seems to be real. Do you see the big white triangel in the middel?


The triangel is not there. It appears between this not complet blue circles and the blue lines against the white background. It is a mirage, illusion that appears. The same with the idea of a "me". The body and the world creats an illusion of a real person.

Roshi

onsdag 1 april 2009

One sip and....

This clip from YouTube I often come back to. UG krishnamurti is one of the most uncompromising beings I know of in these subjects. Take time, layback on a couch and sink in to his voice. His all agenda was to tell that there is no thing as enlightenment, moksha, liberation and so on….that in contrast to what he is telling on this clip. One sip and you are drunk.

Roshi

Some quotes from UG....

"Your constant utilization of thought to give continuity to your separate self is 'you'. There is nothing there inside you other than that."

"When the movement in the direction of becoming something other than what you are isn't there any more, you are not in conflict with yourself."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jl7cm3LQ0&feature=related

http://www.ugkrishnamurti.net/

Roshitalks2

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måndag 30 mars 2009

The magic

-In this not-knowing arises the magic. The wonder that anything exists at all.

-When reading spiritual teachings, very often there is the assumption that the goal, the "goods", the juice, the final destination is somewhere far, far away in the future. Maybe that idea is the real postponment what is possible, right here, right now.
-The true you is hidden behind the scene.

Roshi

fredag 27 mars 2009

John Wheeler

Seeking enlightenment, working on “my” beliefs, doing “my” inner work, pursuing awakening or liberation, etc., are only self-centered concepts. This is why the seeking, suffering, and doubts still go on, however many teachers you follow, events you attend, and so-called spiritual experiences you may have.

John Wheeler

http://www.thenaturalstate.org/

John is one of the clearest pointers. Those who live in the Californian Bay area got some good pointers as:

John Wheeler
Francis Lucille
Peter Brown

When this self-centered concepts is seeing through, then it's also seen that there is nothing wrong with anything. Not even with so called teachers, seeking, seaching for enlightenment, doubting and suffering. This is done by the imagined "me", a belief.

Roshi


Roshitalks1

This is something new on my blog. Videoclips where I give lectures on different topics. Fun, we will see how it goes. Here we go:

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tisdag 24 mars 2009

Some words from Nukunu

-The dream character will never meet the dreamer. When the dream character wakes up the dream character disappears. Your enlightenment will never meet you. When you fall into that exalted state you are gone.

-Don't try to change yourself. Relax! When you relax the searching mind stops.

-Awakening is sudden, enlightenment is gradual. Awakening is a shift in perspective - it is not conceptual, it is existential.

-Be what is without wanting to change the situation - then you can wake up. When there is no struggle - then you can wake up.

-Love can stop the mind.

-Ask for the Truth whatever the cost.

-Being lived by the Source.

-Cultivation of enlightenment through unconditional honesty.

-You cannot rest, relax as long as you live in separation.

-Enlightenment is expressed differently in different people. Enlightenment is your natural state, it is so utterly simple.

-Insted of understanding, it's about innerstanding.

-Language is the biggest deceiver.

-Fear disappear when you are totally present (here and now).

-There are only experiences and no ownership of these experiences.

-Life is movement, everything is impermanent, passing.

-Being aware of the experiences creates a ground for watchfulness (mindfulness) and freedom.

-Don't move, let the emotions move. The past is some thoughts arising this moment, there is no other past.



Golden nuggets from Nukunu


Roshi


måndag 23 mars 2009

The doorway

If you see a inside and outside (in other words the subject and the object, the "me" and the outside world), and there is the doorway. That doorway is "mind". The only thing that needs to be done is to remove the doorway. What happens after the removal of the doorway? Now, how remove a imaginary doorway? Can it be done?

No, because it's an imagination, a mirage.

But if you take a close look, make an investigation. What happens?

What happens to a mirage when it's been looked upon very closely?

Se it for your Self.

Roshi

söndag 22 mars 2009

Mind as mind knows no peace, and mind at peace is no mind at all

A sage called Shri Krishna Menon (Shri Atmananda) says something thruthful about peace of the mind:

The most universal of all desires in man is unequivocally expressed in the spontaneous statement made by all alike: ‘I want peace of mind’. It means that the activity of the mind is never our ultimate goal. Examining this statement closely and impartially, we find that Peace is the real goal of man’s desire. But in his utter inability to extricate himself from the clutches of the mind, he links the mind also to that desire for absolute Peace, and claims himself to be the enjoyer. But alas, when the mind, freed from all its activities, comes into contact with the Peace it desired, it finds itself merged and lost in that peace, thus returning to its real nature.

Therefore, it is one’s own real nature that everybody seeks, knowingly or unknowingly.


Shri Atmananda


lördag 21 mars 2009

The rabbit in the hat

I just found interedting reading about to be "elightened" by Wolter Keers(1923 - †1985). Wolter Keers was one of the first to introduce Advaita Vedanta to the Netherlands. He travelled extensively in India during the 1950's, becoming a disciple of both Ramana Maharshi and Atmananda Krishna Menon.

Johan van der Kooij about Wolter Keers:

"When I wanted to begin doing yoga, I met Wolter Keers. He absolutely didn't fit the image of a yoga teacher in my eyes. He smoked and drank whatever he felt like.."

The link:



Roshi

fredag 20 mars 2009

Roshitalks

Language has an tendency to decieve us. It splits reality, oneness into two, a me that percieve objects, the me and the percieved. Language supports this false division, and creates storys beyound all imaginations. This is the play of nature. It is nothing wrong, just what it is. There is no judgement, denial, condemnation in existense. It's all in the drama, in the storyline. Life having fun with it's own creation.

Life is not an audition before God. There is nothing to prove. Here is no winner or loser. The competition belongs to Maya, the illusion, the big show, the drama of life.

Roshi

onsdag 18 mars 2009

The "me"bubble

The "me” thought is an very convincing idea in the stream of thoughts. There is no reality in the idea of a "me". This message is one of the hardest to hear and take. It sounds weird heard the first time, it's a natural reaction. Said that, nothing disappeared, everything is still there. The news is that there is no-one doing it, and everything is functioning as usual. Everything exists by itself, spontaneously, without any cause or reason. It's unbelievable, amazing.

This message cannot be touched by the assumed "me", thoughts or the assumed thing we call mind. It's madness to even try to work it out by thought. This message is of no interest for the mind, meaningless, totally.

This is magic beyond all fantasy you ever imagined.

Why?

Everything exists without anyone, for no-one, without purpose to nowhere.

Everything was free from the beginning and will always be.

The thought "me" comes from nowhere and disappears into nowhere. This is the nature of existence and it's impossible for the thought to comprehend. The "me" thought is made of the same stuff as the dreams.


Roshi


tisdag 17 mars 2009

Prakashquotes

-We are hooked in events.

-whoever is free from "I" and "my" attain peace.

-What happens if you don't touch the "I" or "me"? or, what's life actualy like without touching anything?

Prakash


måndag 16 mars 2009

To mispercieve the whole awakening

About to mispercieve the whole awakening thing, if there is any....here is Prakash again;

"You can wake up and mispercieve the whole awakening. You can wake up and say;"I am awake" Then what's happen? next moment I am not awake, I am cought in conditioning. The experience was there but then you personalized it. "I am a awake!, and I am going to keep it", you are cooked, you are doomed. Who is awake? Now you have a spiritual story and now I am "awake". The I destroys the deeper understanding of the experince that where there once."


Prakash



söndag 15 mars 2009

There is so much beauty....

Sometimes there is clips or moments in some movies that can make openings to eternity. When I saw this movie for the first time I just couldn't believe it. It happend...everything stops, the freefall. If you are openminded, you are.....who knows, anything can happen.

The flying bag...




The film is "American Beauty"

Quote of the day; "How can we understand that we understand at all?"
Roshi

lördag 14 mars 2009

The drama of life

We are born in a misunderstanding for no reason, uncaused. This "I" or "me" we carry on to whatever we do or think of. That "I" is a misunderstanding. Bringing to light that misunderstanding makes the whole difference. In awareness this misunderstanding is just a play. This misunderstanding of the "I" is the drama of life.

Roshi

fredag 13 mars 2009

Spiritual experiences

In my apparent life or story if you want, all my life of so called spiritual search there has been a fear of enlightened or spiritual experiences. This is my case, this is the reasons:

- There is a hidden trap, difficult to se by the self. The question is; "who is experiencing this?"
- If there is some good experiences there then the fear to lose it appears.
- Then there is the chasing for the happening to somehow keep it there forever or something like that.
- You always want more of it, there is the desire for more of it.
- This chasing creates suffering because the lack of control of it.

The experience is not the problem, the problem is the "me" that claims the experience and trying to control it. The problem is the unnecessary suffering the "I" is creating out of it. The experience is as it is. It should stand for itself.

It seems that the "me" comes back and says; "look what I did!"When there is the idea of a doer or someone that have any control over what's happening is suffering.
What releases the suffering is the seeing through the illusory "me", "I". Until then the suffering goes on in awareness, the play goes on, until it's not.

Roshi