Posted by: Stephen Paul | December 11, 2017

Make no mistake–enlightenment is a destructive process

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | December 7, 2017

Rest in being as being itself

Always come back to the place of being.
Just be in the being.
Rest in the being as being itself.
Avoid making premature conclusions
about what you’re experiencing.
All is a passing show—momentary.
Keep your mind and Self open and quiet.
Avoid locking yourself inside any room.
Stay in the open and panoramic expansiveness of Being.
Like this there will be ample love and peace and joy.
These will always flow.
You don’t have to go in pursuit of anything.

~ Mooji

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | December 1, 2017

You are awareness

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 28, 2017

Relax a little bit and give life a chance to flow its own way

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Throw everything away, forget about it all! You are learning too much, remembering too much, trying to hard… relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way, unassisted by your mind and effort. Stop directing the river’s flow!

~ Mooji

Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 27, 2017

Who are you?

WHO ARE YOU?

“You Are . . . beyond the body-mind and personality, beyond all the experience and the experiencer thereof, beyond the world and its perceiver, beyond existence and its absence, beyond all assertions and denials. Be still and awaken to the realization of who you are. In this realization of no separate self, the supreme Reality which you are shines unobscured in all things, as all things, and beyond all things. Having returned to the formless source and transcended all separateness, do not stop or cling even to this source, but go beyond to the supreme realization which transcends all dualities, yet does not deny even a speck of dust. The enlightened sage abides, as the eternal witness, wholly unconcerned, yet intimately engaged, resting beyond all definitions, neither clinging to transcendent freedom, nor entangled by the dualistic world therefore, one with all life. Living in the perfect trust of supreme realization, the enlightened sage has nothing to gain or lose and naturally manifests love, wisdom, and compassion without any personal sense of being the doer of deeds. Having abandoned all concepts and ideas, the enlightened sage lives as ever-present consciousness, manifested and manifesting in the world of time and space that which is eternal, ever new, and whole. In this unobscured realization, supreme Reality shines consciously in all things, as all things, and beyond all things. Shining unobscured, it penetrates the entire universe. Penetrating the entire universe, it knows itself as Self.”

~ Adyashanti

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 23, 2017

You’ve made up the whole thing

“You’ve made up the whole thing… Thought can tell a million stories inside of awareness, and it’s not going to change awareness one bit. The only thing that’s going to change is the way the body feels. If you tell yourself a sad story, the body reacts to that. And if you tell yourself a self-aggrandizing story, the body feels puffed up, confident. But when you realize it’s all stories, there can be a vast waking up out of the mind, out of the dream. You don’t awaken, what has eternally been awake realizes itself. That which is eternally awake is what you are.”

~Adyashanti

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 18, 2017

We don’t see God right in front of us

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“We are so addicted, either to materialism or to transcending material reality, that we don’t see God right in front of us, in the beggar, the starving child, the brokenhearted woman; in our friend; in the cat; in the flea. We miss it..

All mystical systems are addicted to transcending this reality. This addiction is part of the reason why the world is being destroyed. The monotheistic religions honor an off-planet God and would sacrifice this world and its attachments to the adoration of that God.

But the God I met was both immanent and transcendent. This world is not an illusion, and the philosophies that say it is are half-baked half-truths. In an authentic mystical experience, the world does disappear and reveal itself as the dance of the divine consciousness.

But then it reappears, and you see that everything you are looking at is God, and everything you’re touching is God. This vision completely shatters you.”

~Andrew Harvey

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 17, 2017

Reflecting the true image of Self

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Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees

only so long as its surface is undisturbed,

the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self

when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.

Idra Devi

Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 16, 2017

All you need is a quiet mind

Questioner: To know perfectly I need a perfect mind.

Nisargadatta Maharaj: A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.

Questioner: You mean to say that the greatest work is done by not working?

Nisargadatta Maharaj: Exactly. Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment. Co-operate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it. Allow it to fulfil itself. All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

~ from ‘I Am That’, chapter 65

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | November 5, 2017

The answer for all genuine questions

Emptiness is the answer for all genuine questions.

~ Mooji

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