Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 11, 2016

The guru’s cat

THE GURU’S CAT

Each time the guru sat for worship with his students the ashram cat would come in to distract them, so he ordered them to tie it when the ashram was at prayer.

After the guru died the cat continued to be tied at worship time. And when the cat expired, another cat was brought into the ashram to make sure that the guru’s orders were faithfully observed at worship time.

Centuries passed and learned treatises were written by the guru’s scholarly disciples on the liturgical significance of tying up a cat while worship is performed.

~ Anthony de Mello

…from ‘Song of the Bird’
…artwork by Xu Xingqi

Advaita (Nonduality, Oneness, One Love)'s photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 10, 2016

Drop your clothes!

You wish to see Him Now?
Then leave everything, instantly.
Touch nothing, including the sense ‘I’.
Even the ‘I am’ itself is perceivable.
Leave everything.
And even leave ‘the Leaver’.
That which remains—that is He.
This pulse of existence, the vibration of being,
the subtlest taste, is only a taste arising in Him.
It, the Self, exists inside all.
You are not apart from Him.
When you drop your clothes,
you are He.
Phenomena is your clothes.
It is your T-shirt.
It is your dress.
It is your trousers.
When you drop these things,
meaning when you don’t identify,
and don’t judge or curse the manifest world,
when you drop your clothes and remain naked
beyond even the concept of naked,
You are He.
Don’t curse the phenomenal.
That is also Him.
Any further to go? More deep?
Deep is not Him.
Shallow is not Him.
Above is not Him.
Below is not Him.
Outside is not Him.
Inside is not Him.
Atom is not Him.
Molecule is not Him.
Energy is not Him.
All is His
but nothing defines Him.
Nothing exists apart from Him.
He is all.
That which is waiting to get this by way of intellectual understanding
or for something auspicious to happen is also not Him.
Make use of these pointers.
Are they pointers to what is to come?
Or to That which is ever-present and immutable?
Contemplate.

~ Mooji

Mooji's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 6, 2016

Let my life be You

Mooji's photo.

Let my hand be Your hand.
Let Your Love be my Love.
Let my body be Your body.
Let my mind be Your mind.
Let my Heart be Your Heart.
Let my voice be Your voice.
Let my spirit be Your spirit.
Let my Life be You.
Amen.

~ Mooji

Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 5, 2016

Who knows this?

Nothing that comes and goes is you.
‘I am bored.’ Who knows this?
‘I am angry, sad, afraid.’ Who knows this?
You are the knowing, not the condition that is known.
-Eckhart Tolle

Deva Premal and Miten's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 2, 2016

Self is waiting for you

When you are coming for Him,
He is already there waiting for you.

~ Mooji 2016

Mooji's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 1, 2016

Places where you remember

Go often to those places

where you remember.

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 24, 2016

Holy company

Fire burns everything leaving only ashes.
But there is another fire so fierce
it burns even the ashes—White Fire.
Have this attitude:
Burn me like this Oh White Fire, Grace of God;
consume ‘me’ until nothing is left but You.

I wish to meet such a human being whose attitude is this.
I long to be in such holy company.

~ Mooji

Mooji's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 22, 2016

The obvious Self

Many seekers resist to be pulled fully inside the heart.
They are attracted to the Self but are afraid
to lose their identities as persons.
Becoming attached to the sense of intimacy,
they easily miss the obvious—the unity of being.
To win freedom one must be willing to let go
of personal identity and its attachments,
realising that they have become distractions
thus, they hide the obvious Self.
One must be willing to abandon one’s person
and come inside to God completely, you see?
We have had enough teaching, enough study,
enough practice, enough insights; more is not needed.
Now its time to apply what you have been shown.
Belief must become experience.

~ Mooji, 2016

Mooji's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 21, 2016

The greatest service

One’s greatest service is to keep one’s mind
merged in the indwelling Self
who is timeless awareness
and absolute Truth.

~ Mooji

Mooji's photo.
Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 15, 2016

The one perceiving it

It does not matter what comes up.
What matters is who you are, the one perceiving it.

~ Mooji

Mooji's photo.

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