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When the mind is still in dominant play and so, attention is still substantially attuned to the experiential / phenomenal, it is easy to assert that being present and speaking / embracing “truth” includes the “truth of the moment” — that which is experiential, temporal and transient. Once attuned totally and continuously to the unchanging I — even as the waves appear to arise and pass in the infinite, unchanging, oceanic I — it’s impossible to characterize the waves as “truth,” even of the moment, as at all moments there is awareness / embodiment of the oceanic I. (For those in the Seattle area: at all moments there is awareness of the unmoving mountain behind the passing cloud… simply as there is no mind-identification with the experience of cloudiness, while there’s total allowing of it!)  (more…)

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Place 100% attention on whatever little appears to be working out for you, and quickly discover how 100% of the things are working out for you 🙂

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Truth is Paradox series

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A fair indicator of a co-dependence-free connection (including in subtle energy) is when ‘you’ have no pressing need for ‘them’ to get ‘you,’ or for ‘you’ to get ‘them’… and there’s an unconditional gladness that they get themselves, or an unconditional neutrality that they don’t!

Underneath is an understanding that is content-less and content-free… and so, unspoken and unconditional. Such a connection is as One. In Love.

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One of the beloved saathis who says my writings “touch him beyond what he can understand” is a professor of Statistics (and a classical music enthusiast). Not only professor, but also the “young” head of the department at a prominent U.S. university, and well-regarded and well-awarded for his work in global patterns such as climate change and infectious disease. When I wrote a piece earlier this week (on the complaining mind) that referenced trends and outliers, I shared it with him, only so he could laugh. Here is our ensuing message exchange:  (more…)

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Here is an example of fundraising conducted in natural, organic flow of what one is already being-and-doing.

When the Kerala floods hit, one of the volunteers of DMIA (Dhrupad Music Institute of America) felt it deeply. She was inspired (in collaboration with the DMIA board) to ask her Gurus, the Gundecha Brothers, Pandits Umakant, Ramakant, and Akhilesh Gundecha, if they would sing Dhrupad, something they “do” anyway, as a fundraiser concert. The concert was held in Bhopal, India, at the Gundechas’ Gurukul (residential school), broadcast free for everyone all over the world over YouTube (unconditionally given regardless of anyone’s ability/wish to donate anything or sit at the metaphorical table), and everyone was free to give any amount of choice. There was no goal of funds or scale of impact determined to qualify this endeavor as worthwhile.  (more…)

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Can someone’s action be a consequence of yours? (Or vice versa?)

No, not Really.

Someone’s action is a consequence of their (previous) action. 🙂 And your action is a consequence of your (previous) action. The two (that are not-two) intersect (whether in resonance, consonance or dissonance), and give an appearance of relationship/ correlation/ causation.  (more…)

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Late Spring to early Fall in Seattle sees many a fundraiser for a noble cause. To name a few that I notice (via the posts/interests of the South Asian diaspora, and having attended a total of 5 in the past…) are for survivors of domestic violence, education of poor children “back home,” disenfranchised farmers who commit suicide, etc. Among the five I’ve attended was also one for a lovely playground designed for children with autism, the able speaker at which in the name of all sorts of goodness was the celebrated Sherman Alexie… until, of course, as “he too,” he wasn’t so celebrated anymore. (more…)

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