Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Upanishads: Translated By Swami Paramananda

Something Must Be Happening Already (Video)

~Mooji


Satsang with Mooji, 5th February 2010 in Tiruvannamalai (India)

After recognition often comes a question: 
"How to get firm in this?" 

Only when you think you are an object, 
you will start to think if it is true or not true, 
is it firm or not firm? 

Inquire into this, who is firm and not firm? 
Who is asking this question?

Stay just in the place of seeing, observing... 
and this question will die in front of you.

~Mooji

Through Meditation We Can Come To See That The Only Thing That Makes Us Suffer Is Our Own Mind.

~Adyashanti



The task of any useful spiritual practice is therefore to dismantle cherishing the thoughts, opinions, and ideas that make up the false self, the self that is seeking. This is the true task of both meditation and inquiry. Through meditation we can come to see that the only thing that makes us suffer is our own mind.

Sitting quietly reveals the mind to be nothing but conditioned thinking spontaneously arising within awareness. Through cherishing this thinking, through taking it to be real and relevant, we create internal images of self and others and the world. Then we live in these images as if they were real. To be caught within these images is to live in an illusory virtual reality.

Through observing the illusory nature of thought without resisting it, we can begin to question and inquire into the underlying belief structures that support it. These belief structures are what form our emotional attachments to the false self and the world our minds create.

This is why I sometimes ask people, “Are you ready to lose your world?” Because true awakening will not fit into the world as you imagine it or the self you imagine yourself to be. Reality is not something that you integrate into your personal view of things.

Reality is life without your distorting stories, ideas, and beliefs. It is perfect unity free of all reference points, with nowhere to stand and nothing to grab hold of. It has never been spoken, never been written, never been imagined. It is not hidden, but in plain view. Cease to cherish opinions and it stands before your very eyes.

~by Adyashanti

 “Do not seek the truth; only cease to cherish opinions.” ~Seng-ts’an

Image: Meditation By The Lake by Nat Sakunworarat at publicdomainpictures.net