2012/11/25 4 Comments
2012/11/11 Leave a comment
Says Aaron Asphar:
One of the most radical, liberating moves you can make right now is to fully grasp and recognize this truth: taking anything personally always binds you to an illusion. To overcome this illusion is self-overcoming – it is overcoming ego and unconsciousness, turning it back into free, untrammelled awareness. Nothing in the universe is just about you - how can it be? Which ‘you’? You are the total outcome of a universe of forces, perceived by mind as an entity. You are this universe. Your existence as a discrete entity is a figment of mind, an abstraction from all experience.
2012/11/07 3 Comments
Does “the other” exist? Is the other a continuation of me…? Is it me creating the other…?
Likewise, am I a continuation of you? Do you create me…?
Could these lines have existed unless you read them?
The ones caught in illusion – are they a continuation of my own illusion?
Can I do something about ”the others´” illusion?
This is the most vital question:
Can people caught in Illusion ever know what Love is…? No, I think they can´t. Illusion is the outcome of fear, so as long as you are caught in Illusion, you can´t know the essence of Love.
Love is the antinomy of illusion…They never rime…
Consequently can the one who knows what Love is, ever reach and convey the presence of love – to “the other” who doesn´t know and doesn´t want to know this…?
Again, does the other exist? Cause if the other exists in the same field as me, than the only one to give love to, is therefore me…And when I do that, the other will probably “know”…
2012/11/07 1 Comment
As long as we are victims of this Illusion of being separated, there can´t exist any real individuality either. We are all intertwined. If there is a strong sense of “us” there will naturally be a true and healthy sense of you and me. But we cannot be true individuals as long as we are isolated each one in his illusion.
I wrote in another post:
Hold no point of view and no perspective and then and only then, you’re right!
The illusion of being right or wrong is ubiquitous. We get easily stuck in “I know – you don´t”.
Indeed, we ascribe words a far too big a significance, we stumble in meaningless semantics.
So let´s stay watchful and lucid, let´s know that words without love enhance even more the Illusion of Separation. WHO IS RIGHT OR WRONG WHERE THERE IS LOVE?
Individuality is bred by love and vivid acceptance. I don´t have to be like you, you don´t need to take after me…Everyone has its own particular way of grasping which is neither better nor worse…Who cares if I am right or wrong as long as I go my way, learning to be myself…?
Ultimately, there is no such thing as “I am right – you are wrong”.
Let us learn to appreciate our differences. Let us learn from each other and listen even more!
Let us accept that there is no one else like you and me. We are different, but nonetheless worthy of love…
2012/10/30 Leave a comment
Our everyday drama, with all its afferent conflicts and frictions, is undoubtedly true. It is “real” insofar as we are totally caught up in it. We are the characters and the victims of our individual and collective story.
We are entirely identified with this mad story, unquestioningly giving it our fully unreserved attention.
It seems that we are utterly unable to see beyond our conditioned and narrow-minded perception.
WE ARE THIS PREDETERMINED FALSE PERCEPTION, indeed, that´s what we choose to believe we are…
Well, this vicious conditioning, this demented fight with everyone and everything – I repeat, this apparently unique and “real” everyday reality -, is nothing but our twisted perception of our conditioning …- an illusion, and nothing else.
I know what I’m saying now is hard and painful to digest, especially as we have invested ourselves totally
in this illusion – it is the kind of Life, we know so far.
As the water to fish, so is Illusion to us – the very air we breathe.
If you see and understand this clearly, this very comprehension will set you free.
When Illusion is seen as illusion, in that ineffable moment you will know
what Life is about…- a neutrally and joyfully pulsating second here and now, which immediately reveals itself to you.
You´ll simply feel it…
Dis-identifying from Illusion, will bring initially an unbearable vacuum and frustration,
but if you don´t give in, you will soon know that indescribable happiness and inner peace
which is the timeless and true Self.
It is the true and only reality, candidly simple yet all-pervading…
The incarnated Word – essence inexpressible in words …To gradually know the true
nature of Self, you don´t need to be a monk or a hermit…
You just need to have the courage and desire to see Illusion as illusion …
2012/10/13 1 Comment
But it isn’t seizing is it? What you describe is letting things wash over me, through me, choosing to be passive. Perhaps I have a difficult time assimilating what is meant because I do not have my definition of happiness yet. I do accept that projection is not reality but what you have described to me about happiness sounds a lot like the expanding universe. Let me try to explain what I mean, I have never understood what they mean when they say the universe is expanding, what is the space it is expanding into? Do you understand where I am coming from? If, when I reach this state of happiness, I am more than my thoughts and emotions, what is that exactly? Lets say I am disconnected from everything and there is no ebb and flow and just a stream of constant non reaction, how is that happiness? I agree that it is freedom to an extent, from pain and loneliness perhaps, but is it happiness?
Just linger a second with this question:
Who is the inner authority wanting to find the definition of happiness?…I am not playing with words?…Who is it…?
Every definition deals with “the known”, doesn´t it? Just consider: Whatever is “known” is an invariable reiteration of the old, can you see this…? Happiness belongs to the “unknown”, as it is ever “new” – It is as fresh as every single breath of yours. Thus, how can something old grasp something vividly immediate which escapes name…?
Is there any definition to be applied to Happiness…? Let´s face it – there is not. Understand that every definition is the derivative of knowledge, and whatever we know is outmoded and conditioned.
The known is constant boundary whereas the unknown is blissfully boundless. Our actual perception fails to rightly connect with “the unknown” – it´s like trying to measure the ocean with a cup of tea…not so wise…isn´t it? And yet that´s what we and our science invariably endeavour…
You come to realize more and more that our factual and perceptual instruments to measure The Unknown are totally ineffective…If you use your cup to drink tea it´s all fine, but the moment we try to empty the ocean with it, transforming the cup into The Only Instrument of knowledge, we obviously have a serious problem.
It can be fun maybe to try to empty the ocean with a cup – after all,
it gives many something to do – but if you go on trying ” to reach this state of happiness” through definitions, through purposely inquiring helped by your intellect – your cup of tea -, even in 10 lifetimes you will be still searching in vain…
Very few are willing to admit this – out tools to understand Life or Happiness, are preposterously inadequate. We are caught in a paradoxical hopelessness: if our knowledge and its factual and perceptual instruments are pure vanity, do we then have any ability to fathom anything at all?…
This hopelessness is a real blow for the ego…I have faced it…it is utterly disconcerting. Many cannot take it, cause who would they be if it shows that whatever they consciously believed in and struggled for shows to be nothing but futility…?
In this state of realizing the vanity of whatever “conscious strife” something happens within…You realize your impuissance, and let everything crumble. Realizing your powerlessness means “to let go”…This can cause tremendous pain, or not…It is all depending of how “heavily armed” your ego is…your so-called inner authority.
Having faced this hopelessness you begin to be quiet inside of you – there is nothing to do…You start maybe realizing that ” thy will be done” are not mere words…You begin to quietly and efficiently observe you egotic “emptiness”. You understand that life or happiness is not about being either passive ar active. All concepts begin to dissipate. Neither action or inaction. Neither thought or emotion. Neither ebb nor flow…No pain, no loneliness.
You´ll also realize that Life is also a sum of all these things too. Both the presence and the absence of everything there is…Immediate comprehending this is also part of the deal…
Accordingly, Happiness is not freedom “from something”…Happiness embraces all there is, and yet it has no thought, it has no mind…
It is nothing to reach. as it is there all the time…
2012/09/22 9 Comments
Never believe what you are told. If a group of people has decided at one point to consider reality in a certain way, it doesn´t mean that their comprehension is right.
We cannot know ourselves properly, bloom and thrive because certain idiots – called philosophers and scientists – have moulded present reality in a certain way to suit them.
You spend most of your life in fear, conforming to patterns and ideas which were invented to control, manipulate and demean you. You live in conformity because you are afraid. You give your life to the system, and the system deprives you totally of your dignity and worth.
Do you want to continue be a non entity holding on to fear…? Is this present emptiness something you are proud of?… Is this constant fear, angst and despondency life…? Who are you giving your life to…?
Nobody knows but you WHO YOU ARE and your happiness is your most precious secret. So forget what you´ve been told, trust but your well-being and find out your secret – your Joy!
You are worth, you deserve to be happy!
2012/09/15 4 Comments
Everything is Now.
Everything is the same.
There is no such thing as “better or worse” other than your perception of it.
You have but forgotten it, just trust me, Time is simply your choice, wherever you go you are in this ineffable loving “here”. But know that HERE is the most unfathomable secret.
So be this secret. Be you.
BE HERE - there is nowhere to go.
2012/09/11 12 Comments
Very true, although it’s a truth that takes time to fully realize.
Time is the outcome of our perception. Our perception stems from fear and resistance. I am speaking about psychological time here. When we fail to see the urgency of a problem, we kind of ignore it, pushing it somewhere in the “future”. So Time means actually postponing – that is, the interval between us and the problem we want to avoid.
In the long run time brings even more confusion to the that particular problem we avoid, it kind of enhances the gap, the resistance within. Subsequently, whatever true realization happens Now. In this insight time stops, and what is beyond time makes Itself known. True action is understanding the above.
I am aware that this may sound a little overwhelming, but I am sure that if you read this carefully, you will know…;)
2012/09/03 2 Comments