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Archive for the month “April, 2012”

Paul Lowe on you tube

Paul Lowe on you tube

….The mind helps us to keep the physical intact.

We overfed it…why? Does not matter, philosophy does not matter, what matters is the moment, as

whats the maximum potential  possibility in this very moment, right now, right now,in each moment

Maximum potential in this moment, right now, Paul Lowe teaches.

So we do not know what the maximum potential is, but if we are in this moment, if we are in the moment the potential in us will arise…

 

The mind gives you information that is not relevant to the moment…

http://youtu.be/IE6T9eIUg4s

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May 5 On resistance the conditioned mind

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Dr. Joe Dispenza is

http://www.drjoedispenza.com/about/

Joseph Dispenza D.C.
Neuroscientist, Chiropractor, Lecturer and Author

Helping You Break the Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.  He also holds a BS degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. Dr. Dispenza also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude.

Dr. Dispenza’s postgraduate training and continuing education has been in neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology; memory formation; and aging and longevity. He is an invited member of Who’s Who in America, an honorary member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the recipient of a Clinical Proficiency Citation for clinical excellence in doctor-patient relationships from Life University, and a member of Pi Tau Delta – the International Chiropractic Honor Society.

Over the past decade, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in 24 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain. He has taught thousands of people how to re-program their thinking through scientifically proven neuro-physiologic principles. As a result, this information has taught many individuals to reach their specific goals and visions by eliminating self-destructive habits. His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity.  He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.

His first book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, the mind, and the body. The book explores “the biology of change.”  That is, when we truly change our mind, there is a physical evidence of change in the brain. As an author of several scientific articles on the close relationship between the brain and the body, Dr. Dispenza ties information together to explain the roles these functions play in physical health and disease. His DVD release of Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, which was filmed in Australia, is based on the book and looks at the ways in which the human brain can be used to affect reality through the mastery of thought. He also sits as an invited editorial advisor of Explore Magazine.

In his research into spontaneous remissions, Dr. Dispenza has found similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which then changed their health.

In his newly released and second best-selling book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, Dr Dispenza explains that you are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life.  A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose.  Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality.  Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

Dr. Dispenza has also developed a powerful one day course, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, focused on helping organizations teach employees how to change. Leaders are asking employees to break old habits that are no longer useful or productive and create new ones that better support the needs of a 21st century organization. New and better habits can be hard to create. Bad or poor habits can be hard to break. This course is different from other change programs because it is grounded in the discoveries of neuroscience. Once people understand how the brain works, change comes more easily.

One of the scientists, researchers, and teachers featured in the award winning film, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?,” He also has guest appearances in the theatrical directors cut, “What the BLEEP Down the Rabbit Hole” as well as the extended Quantum Edition DVD set, “What the BLEEP Down the Rabbit Hole”.  Dr Dispenza is also featured in current released film, “The People vs The State of Illusion,” where sicentific and medical professionals explain the latested information of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, sociology, and consciousness theory.  It is an inspiring and compelling movie that will enlighten your mind and elevate your spirit.

When not traveling and writing, Dr Dispenza is busy seeing patients at his chiropractic clinic near Olympia, Washington.

Paul Lowe is

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More machine than Human?

More Machine than Human?

by Paul Lowe   http://www.paullowe.org

Let’s take another example: sexual education. As you grow up, you are conditioned not to be free with your feelings. You are taught not to express how you feel about the opposite (or same) sex until you are ‘old enough.’ Question: how come?

What is ‘wrong’ with this natural way of being? It is important to question it for yourself and not automatically accept what you have been told or what I suggest. The societies that do not restrict in this way are happier than we are. I have visited them; it is so. This sexual suppression – and that is what it is – is ridiculous.

Look for yourself: you can love two parents equally. You can love two children equally. You can have two cars and love them both. But you can’t love two partners. How come? Who said so? Who told you that? The people who told you that: are they happy and content with their lives? No! The whole system has been designed to leave you discontent.

Look for yourself? Well, that’s the trouble – you can’t look for yourself if you are conditioned. You think you can, but everything you think goes through your conditioning – so you cannot see objectively. A Catholic will see it one way, a Jew another, a Muslim another, a Hippie another. And each one is certain they are right. Can they all be equally ‘right?’ Their different beliefs are just conditioning. Are there any techniques to clear you of your conditioning? No. Forget it. The Hindus have been trying for eighty thousand years. Just look at the state of India! There are techniques to re-program you, but re-programming is programming (conditioning). So is there anything that ‘works?’

Meditation? The East says stop the mind. There are two difficulties to this simple solution. One is that the mind does not easily stop – even with many, many lifetimes (let alone years of devoted meditation). The other is that all ideas come from the mind, which is the source of the conditioning, and therefore any idea for going beyond the mind comes from the conditioning of the mind. It does not work. As I say, go to India and you will see for yourself.

So is there any hope? Yes! Absolutely. That is what I spend my life sharing. Is it simple? Yes! Absolutely. Is it easy? That is up to you. You see, most people would like to have happier lives, but they do not want to change the way they live. The difficulty is obvious, isn’t it? If you keep doing the same thing, in the same way, in the same situations, things are likely to stay the same. Human beings really don’t like change. That’s part of the conditioning of the mind. However you may not have to drastically change

your living conditions to change your life. It is not what you do; it is the way you do it. So, here is the way to set yourself free of the conditioning of the mind without needing to radically alter your normal living conditions.

In Each Moment (the title of one of my books), be unconditionally present. Simple. Of course the same thoughts will be there, but you do not have to listen to them. If the mind says something practical (avoid that on-coming vehicle), take action. Otherwise dare not to listen. Ignore what the mind says. It takes practice. The more you want it, the quicker and easier it becomes. For instance, if you have a terminal health condition,

you tend to be more motivated. Eventually the non-essential part of the thinking fades away. At fi rst nothing seems to change — except you will see situations more clearly, as though from a distance. You will watch the reactions of the body, mind and emotions, and instead of automatically reacting, you will fi nd space and time to respond

in a more human way. Your addictions to certain behaviors start to fade. As you devote yourself to this process, you will fi nd that life totally changes – without you having ‘done’ anything. I promise you this is so. You will be more aware. You will be more awake, sensitive, caring, loving to yourself and others. And the most important result is that you will feel more free, and you will delight in your own happiness.

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April 28 Mind Child The conditioned mind

Excerpts of show notes from JUST BE IT BLOG TALK RADIO

on consciousness unlimited blog talk radio

In this episode we will take a first look at why it is difficult for many of us to maintain that blissful state of union with the One, to be in awareness of our god like nature and express that in our Life. This is our true way of being.

As the famous enlightened teacher Ramama Maharshi who I introduced in the last episode says:

“Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state.
END OF QUOTE

Today We will take a first look at the mind and its workings?

How come that we are so very often unable to stop patterns of feelings of thoughts who do not serve us, or even worse, many times we are not even aware of them?

We will look at some answers from modern science to these questions..this is the start as of course much has been written and much has been developed to overcome the conditioned state we in, the emotional programs, the disturbed thinking

It seems To move into the moment, to see the oneness in all Thou art all, is not what our brain, mind or body sends us as signals.

We all have the ability to make changes to become aware of our Greater Intelligences, yet why is it so difficult.?

The practices I recommended  in the last 2 episodes seem to  simple::Simply refuse to listen to the chatter box of your mind….meditate or contemplate on the question of Who am I? …how come that this is such a challenge to do that consistently?

In the last episode I  also shared some thoughts about the energy changes in our dimensions which are approaching us now in this year and the coming years. And as Paul Lowe, one of the wisdom teachers of modern times says, many of us do not have the facilities, are not purified enough to recognize or connect with these energies, the raising of the consciousness which is already happening and becoming stronger and stronger all around us.

So we must move on and take action to move beyond the works of the mind child. It is indeed a child compared to who we are, our Greater Self, yet we let that mind child often run our Lives.

 As shared there is only one realtiy : called Aboslute consciousness by the teachings of the Mayavada Sutra from India. We heard of the Indian saints 3000 yerars ago about the Atman The self, being identical with the Brahman the ultimate reality being identical.

So canwe change the mind? Why do we have such a disturbed mind?

There are some wise people who say yes we can take control, we can change the mind, the feelings and our reactionary programs. And many of us have tried many techniques for that. Brain research for example shows that We can change. We will here about these findings in this episode…and more in detail in coming episodes.

I will also quote more from old writing of a Zen Master partriach called Sengstan in his writing The Great way which I started to introduce in the last episode. He says:

QUOTE

To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind is the greatest of all mistakes.
END OF QUOTE

And I like to quote Grandmother Pa’Ris Ha again, who has a show on Monday nights here on consciousness unlimited blog talk radio. She  says

QUOTE

You cannot rise above what you allow yourself to think or say. If you think you are limited and you say so, then that is the way it is.  It is impossible to talk one way and have things another.

You form and create your life by each breathe and the thought you’re in at that moment.

End of quote

And Paul Lowe says let us simply refuse to listen to the mind chattering again and again. We cannot stop the mind thinking, feeling, reacting.

“The world demands from us knowledge and proficiency.

says Karl Friedrich von Duerckheim

Knowledge and proficiency is the work of the mind, the mind who has been conditioned from our birth-to see two the object and the subject, but there is not two. Turning to the world out there… The world calling us, is the object. The mind makes the distinction of two realities which are not really existing. There is only one existence, one reality:

The One, God,the Brahman,  the Absolute consciousness which is and creates everything.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says

QUOTE
We feel happy when we have good intentions, and it’s a key to our days successes, but much too often all the great intentions get lost in the mind-child’s chatter and pathways
*pathways-habitual thinking and beliefs.

* of what some call reality or necessities of living, while we do not catch or see that Creator is with us and talking to us in one thousand beautiful things!!
END OF QUOTE

These pathways of habitual thinking and beliefs is part of our  conditioned mind?

First of all it is creating subject and object, making two worlds, being in a dualistic state..like the world out there AND our Inner being are  two

And in  THE GREAT WAY from an Zen master of China hundreds of years ago it says:

Do not remain in the dualistic state;
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
the Mind – essence will be lost in confusion.
END OF QUOTE

What is the conditioned mind?

 Paul Lowe says:

QUOTE

Your views on Life emerge from the part of your brain that has been conditioned from birth. From the moment you are born you are taught (conditioned) what is right or wrong, good and bad.

…all ideas come from the mind,which is the source of the conditioning, and therefore any idea of going beyond mind comes from the conditioning of the mind. It does not work to stop the mind.” When you are educated you form “hard wiring” in your brain. Literally. From then on everything that does not match that is  called “wrong”
END OF QUOTE

So let us take a first look at the extensive work on brain research and espcially the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza.

http://www.drjoedispenza.com/

Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry   He also holds a BS degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. He is a  Doctor of Chiropractic and trained in  neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology. He teaches people all over the world  how to re-program their thinking through scientifically proven neuro-physiologic principles
Dr. Dispenza has found similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which then changed their health. Dr Dispenza explains that you are not doomed by your genes and hardwired brain  to be a certain way for the rest of your life.  He says:  Once people understand how the brain works, change comes more easily.

He believs that we need to neuro-chemically reconditiong our whole body mind unit, and thoughts and feelings.

Emotions are records from the past experience, says Dr. Dispensa.

And

The body thinks for us on all levels. Our cell functions in our body create an emotional addictions!! .

Let us look first at the emotions, our reactions based only on the past.

First mind beliefs that something outside of us is gonna make this emotion go away. It  detect quickly  the false conditioning of the other person but not of itself.

And I Quote Dr. Dispenza:

The quantum model of reality states that your environment is an extension of your mind. So if you truly change your mind, there should be evidence in your life.
END OF QUOTE

Our Thoughts are an electrical charge (in the brain) into the quantum field of atoms. Our emotions are the magnetic charge pulling the experience in…

And I quote from Dr. Joe Dispenza:

Most of us already know that the brain is electro-chemical in nature. When nerve cells fire, they exchange charged elements that then produce electromagnetic fields. In fact, we generate more electrical impulses between our ears in one day, than do the total number of cell phones on the planet during that same amount of time.

Because the brain’s diverse electrical activity can be measured and calibrated, these effects can provide us with important information about what we’re thinking, feeling, learning, dreaming, and creating, as well as how we are behaving or processing information. The way scientists record the brain’s changing electrical activity is by utilizing an electroencephalograph (EEG).
END OF QUOTE

As our  emotional reactions are records from our past conditioning we attract the same old thing over and over again. The area of relationships shows us that clearly…When we leave a relationship we had problems in and move into a new relationship without working thru the issues in the first one, we will sooner or later notice that the same emotional problems appear again t…actually mind (thought and emotion) attracts a person which plays out that the same game with us again. So is it really out there or are we schlepping with us around our emotional patterns from the past, re-living them over and over?
Another aspects in relationship (so marriage as the Sufi says is a great field to learn and understand our true reality) is the so called “already listening” aspect. Are you seeing the Divine nature of your loved one? Or  or are you seeing him or her  with an already present state of mind…. We literally have made up our mind..fed by emotions from our past.

In addition: The brain compares always which that what it already knows and makes not only  up not just the images but also the personal experience in our daily Life based on associations of past conditioning what is right or wrong good or bad for us.

Also:. Our nerve cells have fired the same judgements, the same belief of not deserving being loved, or feeling inadequate in a relationship or deserving misery and pain all these thoughts (all based on emotional programs from adversities in our early years of conditioningg) have been fired again and again with our nerve cells.. These nerve cells firing away again and again the same old belief whats good and bad for us, have become hard wired now. The brain is fixed in its way of making desicions.

In the Great way  its said like this

When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
for everything is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?

Thoughts in bondage are thoughts who are fed by experiences from the past.

Let us move to the other aspect of the material Dr. Joe Dispenza shares:
 The body thinks for us on all levels END OF QUOTE

Our cell functions in our body create an emotional addictions to certain feelings and thoughts. How does that work?

Each thought, each emotion creates a chemical in our body which is spread throughout our body by the hormone producing organs.
The cells develop specific receptor sites for each specific chemicals to dock on.

So for example: If we think and feel unforgiving thoughts, or thoughs of victimization over and over again (and we do that as we react from our past experiences) the cells do something amazing. They create receptors who are made up for just takingin the chemicals presenting this thoughts and feelings.

Now when we decide to change something, the body will not agree! His billionof cells demand !! the chemical messengers to dock on to the specific unique receptor sites which were made for them. The body wants his fill of anger, judgement or any other chemical producing feeling or thought. We are litereally addicted and the body , the cells think for us. That’s why change seems hardy and it takes vigilants and repetition moment by moment  to change it.

The is a new way of thinking spread by Dr. Joe D and other researchers how to take control of this addictive cycle.
As this is a reactionary cyle of the body we cannot change it by simple knowledge, we must create a different experience!! for body mind unit. We must experience in our brain, in our cells with our senses the new way of thinking. Dr. Joe Dispenza suggests the following steps (and this is a very brief and general review.)

First we contemplate on a new way of being……….., lets say we want to be  forgiving be non judgemental. We create as in much details how we will feel, think and act as a non judgemental being.

We literally re-mind !! ourselves that we do not longer want to be that unforgiving person, that judging person. Mental rehearsal again and again has proven to change the circuits in the brain.

The old thoughts are not anymore fired by nverve cells, the hardwiring changes.

We force our brain and our body to think and feel differently. We do not listen to the chatter box of our mind child the mind child is not running the show.

We literally create new circuits in our brain and in our body by mentally rehearsing over and over again our new Desired way of Being being non judgemental.

Our behaviour, our thoughts our feelings are all aligned with our new intention: to be!!

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says:

The harmful thoughts, Know that they are not yours, and let them go out again! Make no judgment, just that it is not what you desire to be or not how you choose to think.

Be honest in owning what is yours. Pull bad thoughts out like weeds, and discard them with respect. Give appreciation for what you have learned and are aware of as these many reflections are there for you to see.

In this world you have! the ability to control your life, if you take charge! Either as victim of your making, or the joy of a reality of an Illuminated Being. So it is!!!!
END OF QUOTE

So today we started to look closer at  our conditioned mind…I said we started because there is of course many things which can be said about that ul part o fus, we allow to creating our Life most of the time.

Today we looked  at the teachings of Paul Lowe about the condiditioned mind.

I shared the ancient writing of  the Great Way from the Chinese Zen master Sengstan

I introduced  the extensive work of Dr. Joe Dispenza with  the 2 aspects

the emotions being a record of past experience pause

and that our emotional programming is an addiction which explains why it is often hard to change. and what brain research and quantum physics have to say about the minds workings.

I invite you to explore this further for yourself…maybe this is the path you want to take to finally eliminate some unwanted and unhealthy patterns.

Now is the time for all of us to make these changes…with the man in the mirror…

To move beyond The conditioned mind so we can consciously connect to that what we really are: Part of the all encompassing One..a god like being, you are a Light that came with a purpose and a message in this world

 

Practice: for next week could be

I invite you to take each day a moment to journal about the being you want to become.Maybe you first must examine what you do not want anymore in your Life and look which emotional addiction is feeding that unwanted thought, unwanted experience

Yet the main focus shall be on creating who you want to be:

Happy, wealthy, loved, ?? Be as specific as you can with the new beingness yu want in  how will you  feel, think and act in the specific situation now..

Rehearse this new thoughts, start feeling these new beneficial emotions

Start firing the nerve cells in a new way, start creating new supporting chemicals for your body mind unit…and create yourself a new.

Yet in all this work we need to do on our Self let us not forget that we are already ONE with All that Is.

And I quote at the end again from The Great WAY from an old text of a Zen Partriachr in China called Sengstan

So too with Being and non-Being.
Don’t waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

words!
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.END OF QUOTE

We are coming to an end…I thank you for listening and would love to hear from you . Sent me your feedback,comments or question to justbeit13@googlemail.com



Who am I? Self enquiry

From the teachings of Sri Ramama Maharshi

“For all thoughts the source is the ‘I’ thought. The mind will merge only by Self-enquiry ‘Who am I?’ The thought ‘Who am l?’ will destroy all other thoughts and finally kill itself also. If other thoughts arise, without trying to complete them, one must enquire to whom did this thought arise. What does it matter how many thoughts arise? As each thought arises one must be watchful and ask to whom is this thought occurring. The answer will be ‘to me’. If you enquire ‘Who am I?’ the mind will return to its source (or where it issued from). The thought which arose will also submerge. As you practise like this more and more, the power of the mind to remain as its source is increased.”

Only Breath by Rumi

see also my shownotes from April 14 of the Just Be it show

Only Breath
from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

By Coleman Barks from the book The Essential Rumi

Not Christians, or Jews, or Muslims, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen

Not any religion

Or cultural system I am not from the East

or the West, not out of the ocean Or up

from the ground, Not natural or ethereal, not

composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

Am not an entitiy In this world or  the next

did not descend from Adam & Eve Or any

origin story. My place is the placeless, a trace

of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds

as one And that one call to and know

first, last, outer, inner., Only that

breath breathing human being.

There is a way between voice and  presence

Where information flows

In disciplined silence it opens

With wandering talk it closes   pause END OF POEM

The Great Way

see also shownotes from my blog talk radio show on April 14
on consciousness unlimited Blog talk radio

The Great Way, The book Hsin Hsin Ming
Sengstan (Third Zen Patriarch)
Translated from the Chinese by Richard Clarke

From: http://www.messagefrommasters.com/poetry/zen/sosan/when_all_things_are_seen_equally7.htm

Nothing much is known about the life of Zen Master Sosan
except His small book “Hsin Hsin Ming”.

The Great Way is not difficult

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.


If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

 The Way

The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things.
Live neither in the entanglements of outer things,
nor in inner feelings of emptiness.
Be serene in the oneness of things
and such erroneous views will disappear by themselves.
When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity
your very effort fills you with activity.
As long as you remain in one extreme or the other
you will never know Oneness.

Those who do not live in the single Way
fail in both activity and passivity,
assertion and denial.

 The realtiy of things
To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality;
to assert the emptiness of things
is to miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it,
the further astray you wander from the truth.
Stop talking and thinking,
and there is nothing you will not be able to know.

 

Cease to have opinions
To return to the root is to find the meaning,
but to pursue appearances is to miss the source.
At the moment of inner enlightenment
there is a going beyond appearance and emptiness.

The changes that appear to occur in the empty world
we call real only because of our ignorance.
Do not search for the truth;
only cease to cherish opinions.

Do not remain in the dualistic state;
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
the Mind – essence will be lost in confusion.
Although all dualities come from the One,
do not be attached even to this One.
When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend,
and when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.

When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases to exist.

 The unity of emptiness
When thought objects vanish,
the thinking subject vanishes,
as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.
Things are objects because of the subject (mind);
the mind (subject) is such because of things (object).
Understand the relativity of these two and the basic reality:
the unity of emptiness.
In this Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
and each contains in itself the whole world.
If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion.

 

 To live in the Great Way

To live in the Great Way
is neither easy nor difficult,
but those with limited views
are fearful and irresolute:
the faster they hurry, the slower they go,
and clinging (attachment) cannot be limited;
even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment
is to go astray.
Just let things be in their own way
and there will be neither coming nor going.

Obey the nature of things (your own nature),
and you will walk freely and undisturbed.
When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
for everything is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?

If you wish to move in the One Way
do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas.
Indeed, to accept them fully
is identical with true Enlightenment.
The wise man strives to no goals
but the foolish man fetters himself.
There is one Dharma, not many;
distinctions arise
from the clinging needs of the ignorant.
To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind
is the greatest of all mistakes.

 

When all things are an illusion
Rest and unrest derive from illusion;
with enlightenment there is no liking and disliking.
All dualities come from ignorant inference.
They are like dreams or flowers in air:
foolish to try to grasp them.
Gain and loss, right and wrong;
such thoughts most finally be abolished at once.

If the eye never sleeps,
all dreams will naturally cease.
If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things
are as they are, of single essence.

To understand the mystery of this One-essence
is to be released from all entanglements.
When all things are seen equally
the timeless Self -essence is reached.
No comparisons or analogies are possible
in this causeless, relationless state.

 To this ultimate finality

Consider movement stationary
and the stationary in motion,
both movement and rest disappear.
When such dualities cease to exist
Oneness itself cannot exist.
To this ultimate finality
no law or description applies.

For the unified mind in accord with the Way
all self -centered striving ceases.
Doubts and irresolutions vanish
and life in true faith is possible.
With a single stroke we are freed from bondage;
nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing.
All is empty, clear, self -illuminating,
with no exertion of the mind’s power.
Here thought, feeling, knowledge, and imagination
are of no value.

 In this world of Suchness
In this world of Suchness
there is neither self nor other- than-self.

To come directly into harmony with this reality
just simply say when doubts arise, “Not two.”
In this “not two” nothing is separate,
nothing is excluded.
No matter when or where,
enlightenment means entering this truth.
And this truth is beyond extension or diminution in time or space;
in it a single thought is ten thousand years.

 

The way is beyond language

Emptiness here, Emptiness there,
but the infinite universe. stands
always before your eyes.
Infinitely large and infinitely small;
no difference, for definitions have vanished
and no boundaries are seen.
So too with Being and non-Being.
Don’t waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

 words!
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.
 

END

April 14 Self enquiry

Excerpts of show notes from April 15 JUST BE IT SHOW at consciousness unlimited blog talk radio

Each Saturday I explore the Inner Being and ancient and modern ways to consciously connect to our Greater Self. Again you hear from writings of mystical poets and seekers from all cultures.

You can contact me today via my email for this show at justbeit13@googlemail.com. I love to hear your experiences, comments and questions.

There are really no accidents. So It caused you to be here and I suggest you open your heart and your mind and see what you can find.

My intention is to inspire you for your own a journey, to give you the wisdom of seekers who went before us and to give you insights which will support or spark you to move into closer connection.

We do not really have to make changes in our Life not in what we do  but how! we do, how! we go through our life. We all want to have happier lives, but most of us are not willing to make the changes necessary in our way of being.. So if we keep doing the same thing, nothing is changing for the better.

We humans  do not like change, that is also part of the conditioned mind…who hates change, due to his need for attachments and needs to be in control.

In this episode I will share  the teachings from the Indian Guru/menaing teacher on Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi . He was one of the prominent…Teachers , a famus saint and highly evolved human being who lived in India 1879 bis 1950 in South India. .

Ramamna Maharshi was a  jivan-mukta (liberated while living), being liberated from all false understanding, being free from all thoughts or emotional reaction.

Living inside of the Brahman, being consciously connected to the Greater self all the time, yet still living in this world..to help his fellow brothers and sisters.

I will also introduce you to  the well known writing called The Great Way..which was made known to the West by Ram Dass. This was written by Zen master called Sengstan .

And we will hear a profound texts from Rumi relating to the Essence of all.

Before we dive right into our topic of today, I like to return my suggested practice from last episode, and that was based on a suggestion of Paul Lowe, a wisdom teacher of our time.

We talked about it several times that only in the moment do we have the possibility to connect to our inner being, to our Inner Spirit. However it seems to be a challenge to do that, as the mind is chattering away often either thinking of the past or worrying about the future.  Paul Lowe suggested to come into the moment by simply refusing to listen to the stream of thoughts running in our mind. That was the practice I recommended last week.

Right now I hear birds chirping away in the bushes nearby…I hear them but I do not listen to them  (so sometimes its fun to listen so I can make that choice to listen to the birds, or the winds) so I hear the mind but I do not listen to it. ..Paul Lowe…on my website…Have you done that? How was it for you? Did you notice something happening? Let me know send me an email

What I can share whenever I did that, and I made the choice not to listen to the thoughts and emotions running by me, I noticed a certain distance from the attachments of my present situation, like I am shifting my attention to a more distanct view of my self and the world around me, I am connected to the Observer, that greater Self inside of me.

Yet it does not take long and the mind keeps making comments about that and I have to make that choice again and again. It is a moment by moment decision to make that choice yet the longer we practice the easier it seems to get to not listen to the chatter box.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha calls the mind, the mind child.

it is indeed  like a child, asking aquestions, wanting reassurance, complaining, wanting approval…yet how often do we let the mind child run the show, instead of the heart or the Inner Intelligence with its unmeasurable wisdom SLOW….Always we need to come back to the presence.

Paul Lowe says if we keep disconnecting from our mind life gets easier and better…we are more in sync with Life, as we allow our Inner Self to arise and guide us more consciously. Things simply fall in place more.

So let us hear from the beloved saint and teacher Ramana Maharshi. Who said

“When the mind, which is the cause of all cognition’s and of all actions, becomes still, quiescent, the world will disappear.”end of quote.

So the world will disappear, and behind that illusion that what is pure consciousness inside of  you and present behind the illusionary world will arise, you greater Self.

Ramana Maharshi also said: QUOTE

“When you give up thinking of outward objects and prevent your mind from going outwards by turning it inwards and fixing it in the Self, the Self alone remains” .end quote

Who was this famous enlightened saint?
At the age of  17 he had a near death experiences, and he came to the realization that his True Higher Self the Atman was eternal. Moved to a sacred mountains in South India called  Arunachala. There he lived in a cave for a long time, alone and in deep submersion. Many seekers came, Ashram was built, but he did not speak much.

He rather wanted the people coming for guidance  to experience Atman, to experience his highly evolved state of consciousness. So many questions were answered in writing by him. He was worshipped as a saint, he lived a very simple life and owned nothing.

Ramama Maharshi teached in silence

QUOTE   “A realized one sends out waves of spiritual influence which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence. We may listen to lectures upon truth and come away with hardly any grasp of the subject, but to come into contact with a realized one, though he speaks nothing, will give much more grasp of the subject. He never needs to go out among the public. If necessary he can use others as instruments.
The Guru is the bestower of silence who reveals the light of Self-knowledge which shines as the residual risischuell reality. Spoken words are of no use whatsoever if the eyes of the Guru meet the eyes of the disciple. END OF QUOTE

So in his understanding the meeting of the eyes with the student were not useful, and to be in the presence of an enlightened being was much more effective then all the words and teachings.

I think this is an interesting approach, which I have also found with other teachers.. like Grandmother Pa’RisHa, who says she can best teach in silence. Words are easy prey for our mind to agree or disagree with, but the energies

Sent out by an enlightened being are an experience which can cause a remembrance of one’s own divinity…in much more profound way undisputable by the discriminating mind. The heart, the spirit is touched.

Many of us have listened to lectures and workshops, yet we all know immediately when a teacher enters a room who simply touches us by his presence, his enlightened heart.

So most of his teachings where answers to questions and he wrote his answers on little pieces of paper.

Along with Vicharasangraham (Self-Enquiry), Nan Yar (Who am I?) constitutes

Ramama Maharshi ‘s main teachings:

The first speaks about that the direct path to liberation is Self-enquiry.

The particular mode in which the enquiry is to be made is given in the Who am I text.Both texts self enquiry and who am I are Q&A texts.

The mind consists of thoughts. The ‘I’ thought is the first to arise in the mind. When the enquiry ‘ Who am I?’ is persistently pursued, all other thoughts get destroyed, and finally the ‘I’ thought itself vanishes leaving the supreme non-dual Self the Atman alone.This process is of course, is not easy.. As one enquires ‘Who am I?’, other thoughts will arise; but as these thoughts  arise, one should  follow them  then with ‘To whom do they arise ?’ so mind is confused and stops and the Greater Self is brought into awareness.

 This might sound familiar to some discussion in a previous episode of the Just Be It show:When I suggested the practice: That whenever we are lost in the minds childs game of worry or judging, to ask ourselves Who is speaking? This seems to stop the mind in its constant chatting. In that moment the mind is interrupted, catched and stops for a moment.          Now the Greater Self can arise into your awareness.

Of course this practice must be done in a extremely vigilant way. Through constant

enquiry one should make the mind stay in its source, without allowing it to wander away and get lost in the mazes of thought created by itself.  All other disciplines such as breath-control and meditation should be regarded as supporting practices. They are useful in so far as they help the mind to become still and one-pointed.
For the mind that has gained skill in concentration, Self-enquiry becomes comparatively easy. It is by ceaseless enquiry that the thoughts are destroyed and the Self realized – the plenary Reality in which there is not even the ‘I’ thought, the experience which is referred to as “Silence”.

Quoting Ramana Maharshi says and I quote
“The reflection on the Self which is thus practiced constantly will destroy the mind, and thereafter will destroy itself like the stick that is used to kindle the fire wood to burn the corpse.. It is this state that is called release. END OF QUOTE

The Brahman real heart

In episode on March 17  I introduced the  famous saying You are That from the Vedic scriptures of  sages and seers 3000 years ago in India. They clearly say the innermost pure self called s Atman  is identical with the Ultimate reality, the sum of all that is existing – , the Absolute consciousness, the Brahman.

For Ramana Mahashi the Brahman is the real heart of our Inner Self. He says and I quote:
Self-light that is in it does not change in the least thereby, and like the ether it is the all-pervasive pure knowledge that is one, and it shines in the heart as Brahman.

He also spoke about the Idea of Being an instrument of Brahman, of the Greater All
He says

QUOTE By whatever path you go, you will have to lose yourself in the One. Surrender is complete only when you reach the stage `Thou art all’ and `Thy will be done’.QUOTE
So the path to the realization of our Inner Being, to a conscious connection is …to acknowledge Thou art All, the Self is identical with the All That is, to acknowledge the pure consciousness same as the Absolute consciousness, The One. The Brahman and there is nothing else.

and to make oneself an instrument of the Greater Self and the Absolute consciousness, not my will but Thy will will be done. He suggests when we are in action, when we work for example to be present  without letting the thought ‘I do’ arise.  focusing on the Inner Being, the Real Self, being the instrument of the All That is .

 I have used these words several times in my Life in specific situation where I needed to perform or speak in front of many people, and noticed a decisive shift in my being, when I clearly moved in a state of surrender and said not my will but your will, not my words but your words through me .  Try it out for yourself. Let me know what it did for you…

I found again from  the master of the language of this realm Jalalludin Rumi a text translated by Coleman Barks which gives us a better sense of the One. I like to  read

You can find this and allother wuotes on my blog justbeittalk.wordpress.com.

And I quorte a poem from Rumi

Only Breath from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

By Coleman Barks from The Essential Rumi

Not Christians, or Jews, or Muslims, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen

Not any religion

Or cultural system I am not from the East

or the West, not out of the ocean Or up

from the ground, Not natural or ethereal, not

composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

Am not an entitiy In this world or  the next

did not descend from Adam & Eve Or any

origin story. My place is the placeless, a trace

of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds

as one And that one call to and know

first, last, outer, inner., Only that

breath breathing human being.

There is a way between voice and  presence

Where information flows

In disciplined silence it opens

With wandering talk it closes   pause END OF POEM

Yes indeed as the teaching of Ramana Maharshi says: in disciplined silence of the mind child IT!! Opens With wandering talk IT the awareness of our Greater self closes.

Whenever we allow mind to make distinction to judge we lost as Ramaman Maharshi says

No distinction….

Ramama Maharshi says:

QUOITE  “One should not give room in the mind for such thoughts as: “Is this good? Or, is that good? Can this be done? Or, can that be done?” One should be vigilant even before such thoughts arise and make the mind stay in its native state. If any little room is given, such a (disturbed) mind will do harm to us while posing as our friend; like the foe appearing to be a friend, it will topple us down.” end of quote

The moment we agree or disagree, the moment we say first or last  the moment we do allow a comment about something…just be , in acceptance and gratefulness….no complaints, no regrets

And I am quoting from Sengstan third Zen patriarch, Ram Dass, translated by Richard Clarke

QUOTE “Do not search for the truth; only cease to cherish opinions.  

Do not remain in the dualistic state; avoid such pursuits carefully”. END OF QUOTE

These are the horses which we need to hold…we need to learn to not listen, to discipline ourself to shift the attention away from the chattering box, commenting, judging..fearing, worrying, …

This is from a book called The Great Way Hsin Hsin Ming….from Sengstan the 3rd Zen patriarchr in China…

 

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.


If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

If there is even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
the Mind – essence will be lost in confusion.

If we allow the mind child to chatter away we are moving into the dualistic state…but we learned there is only one existence, not two…

Greatest benefit listening to the quotes without making disciriminating thoughts…t

How are we listening…to these wisdom shared, …? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you understand? It does not matter, because the moment you decide on something you are in your discriminating mind…nothing new can really happen inside of you, your awareness of your Inner being is closed.

The membrane is thinner, something is changing, I feel a distance to the ordinary life, the news on tv seems not real…I feel more andmore  changes are coming…and I don’t mean changes thru the mess we got us in…In the following I share from Paul Lowe a wisdom teacher and a talk he gave on  December 24th 2011 called Major shift on youtube

Paul Lowe recently shared that he senses something is coming into this dimensions,

Many of us have no facilities,  in us to connect with it to recognize it , elders of the indegenious people And  wise people, they know, they know its coming they are still in touch with the land, with mother earth, When this new energy comes you will slip into a whole new unexplainable thing, says Paul Lowe.

Not purified, not raised our frequency, very painful or we die

Yet many are in lower frequencies: complaint, ,

This energy amplifies everything, it will make everything stronger also the , old stuff resentment…regrets, complaints that’s where you go, some of us might die.
Many are on the cusp of it we are in between the lower frequencies and the higher frequencies around now, And many of us have moved on, have moved into the heart t…giving back to something Greater then themselves…our life becomes secondary. Some of us are still be looking at their own life…at their personal stuff, to see whats in the way.

And Paul Lowe says reassurangly QUOTE Whatever you need for your unfolding, will come to you know…be open”

NO HOLDING says Paul Lowe..To your people, to things, holding to riches, holding on to poverty, to misery, because our conditioned mind hates changes. We afraid to let go of people who are not supporting us anymore, we afraid we would be alone then, But we already are in these worn out realtionships…we willnot be alone if we let go…something greater will carry us.

I invite you again to Practicing in the moment who am I, who is talking   refuse to listen

Heed the call to changes in your life, be aware that it is the condisitoned mind who hates changes, spirit loves unpredictability, and the wide open spaces…

Remember: Always, yes always! Love your self

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