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An opinion (or perspective) is an assessment of something in the (projected) outer reality, perceiving it as separate from oneself. A realization is about seeing how what is appearing as a manifestation is real-ized through One-Self. This is the difference between avoiding responsibility and owning it. In the former, action within the perceived outer reality to change that very outer reality seems necessary. (And the ego-identity will argue that this is taking “real responsibility”… and the more sophisticated ego will call for a “balance” between the spiritual and material 🙂 ) In the latter, it is seen that the impressions and conditioning (sanskaars / vaasanas) carried within the mass-mind (and thereby, every body) can be released / integrated, and each “locus” of consciousness can “do” this (allow this to occur) within the embodiment, for instantaneous universal benefit. For, You are all there is.

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All virtue is the construct of mind. The Self (or, the field of divinity, of all possibility) has no virtues; for every virtue (the mind constructs) it automatically and instantaneously allows the expression of its opposite, the beautifully corresponding vice! So, to be free of vice is to be free of virtue! 🙂

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An act of kindness is just that — an act 🙂 Actions that spontaneously arise as a natural side-effect of Self/Oneness realization are always in Love, whether they appear kind or unkind — there’s no concept of having been either, and no thought about it either. Tell a person acting (being) this way, “Thank you for being kind,” and they are likely to respond, “It’s just a part of my flow.” We’re all being naturally kind when we’re not thinking about doing an act of kindness!

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For example: This dissolving of a concept of kindness may be really kind for some, liberating them from the behavioral/habitual notion of it and allowing them to just be, including just be the kindness. And for some this may be really unkind, rudely and abruptly robbing them of a practiced virtue they value and honor, and believe to be a keeper. Since it can be experienced either way, there’s not a “me” who acting kindly or unkindly, yet it is ultimately Love (meeting Love), as there is no expectation or requirement for the sharing to be received/perceived one way over another!!

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A month ago today, I posted the paradox: The view of ‘mis-alignment’ in ‘another’ from (the void of) total alignment, is perfection! 🙂

Here’s an elaboration, inspired via the asking of someone generously “working” (expanding) with me:

When we are aligned in the (void of identity) Self, yes, we do see right through and discern mis-alignment in (what appears to be) another. Yet if we’re truly, truly in Self, in seeing right through, we also see right past — to the perfect Self, and that’s where our drishti, our gaze rests!! In abiding in the Self, we see that “they” are always already the Self, with only an illusory (temporary) identification, a notion of separation. Once we can see the One-Self past the illusion of “both” identities / personalities, there’s no need to help or fix or align anything. The only alignment is in our seeing, our gaze. We aspire not to “discuss” or “explore” personality-to-personality. There’s no aisle to reach across, as it vanishes; there’s only the One-Self!  (more…)

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Holding on to the past, in any form, is a way of holding on to blame. And blame, (with its partner shame), is a tremendous burden we place squarely on ourselves no matter who or what it’s directed at. Even holding on to nostalgia and “good memories” is an unconscious way of wanting it to be that way instead of this way, the way it is. And this is a subtle form of blame, blame for things not being that way: I wish you were here, I wish it were that way, those were the days… The present moment is the only Truth. It is Love. (more…)

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Readiness for guidance

A big paradox is that no guidance can reach one who is not ready for it, and one who is ready for it has already received the (initiating) guidance! So what is the role of the true (external) guide, the true guru? The guide only reminds one of what was forgotten and has just awakened, to keep the flame of remembrance strong, burning, alive. For as is witnessed on many a morning, it is easy to fall right back to sleep when just waking up 🙂 The guru is like the tending gardener who provides nourishment and protection to the sapling, and sees it past its nascent sprouting.**  (more…)

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Peace and Love

Only peace makes peace, and only Love makes Love. All thought and ideology do is (construct an) other.

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The mind will play games: I’ll be at peace only when this or that happens. Until then there’s no peace for me. The mind is conditional. (The mind wants so badly to hold on that it would rather one die before having peace, and has even invented the term “rest in peace” :-)) But of course, Love and Life work the other way around. Love and Life are unconditional, and at cause: Only when you rest in peace, can there be peace. Only when you are in Love, can there be Love. Simple.

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