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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.


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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/

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