Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 4, 2015

Know you are pure awareness

meditater before moon

Meditate on the Self.
One without two,
Exalted awareness.
Give up the illusion
Of the separate self.
Give up the feeling,
Within or without,
That you are this or that.

My child,
Because you think you are the body,
For a long time you have been bound.
Know you are pure awareness.
With this knowledge as your sword
Cut through your chains.
And be happy!

~ Ashtavakra Gita (1.13-14)

Posted by: Stephen Paul | March 2, 2015

Through the hole of emptiness into your divine existence

Be empty, quiet and trusting.

It is like a hole is being made in the mind’s universe

and the hand of God is pulling you through into your divine existence.

 Mooji, India 2015

 

'As soon as you come to the beautiful space of serenity and emptiness, simply keep quiet inside your being. Now it is easy to recognise who the first visitor will be. Mind will come and ask: ‘Now what?’<br />
This usually gets the 'person' and its sense of insecurity going again and many get distracted by the 'fear of the unknown' and hesitate to go further in.<br />
But to whom is the mind asking such a question?<br />
Mind is outside the door now but he is not yet gone.<br />
He is trying to re-enter to regain control by connecting to your 'person'.<br />
‘So, what are you going to do with all this emptiness?<br />
How are things going to get done?' he asks. But this is not your concern now.<br />
You have moved from person to presence–a higher state of consciousness.<br />
It is a crucial moment in the awakening. Mind is not going to give up this easy.<br />
Any chance to push you back into the previous state he will take. Do not fall for this. Trust the Self. Be one with your inner being.<br />
There is nothing to do but to keep quietly acknowledging the state and presence of grace.<br />
Just keep quiet.<br />
Let go of command.<br />
Let go of the 'wheel of life'.<br />
If you, as a person, try to direct life, you only make strive.<br />
When you give up the need to control, you find you are caressed by a deeper power. Appreciate the silence, the stillness, the intuitiveness and wisdom that is arising naturally inside, which your mind is trying to distract you from recognising.<br />
Be empty, quiet and trusting.<br />
It is like a hole is being made in the mind's universe and the hand of God is pulling you through into your divine existence.</p>
<p>~ Mooji, India 2015'

Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 25, 2015

Empty like a window

'"The window is the absence of the wall, and it gives air and light because it is empty. Be empty of all mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in."</p>
<p>-Nisargadatta Maharaj'

“The window is the absence of the wall,

and it gives air and light because it is empty.

Be empty of all mental content, of all imagination and effort,

and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 10, 2015

Ataining Self

The Self is not attained by doing anything, but remaining still and being as we are. </p>
<p>~ Sri Ramana Maharshi </p>
<p>...from 'Day by Day with Bhagavan', 4-10-46

The Self is not attained by doing anything,

but remaining still and being as we are.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 8, 2015

Being can be felt

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Posted by: Stephen Paul | February 7, 2015

The ground at our feet

The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.

Wendell Berry

Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 28, 2015

What can I offer you from within my silence?

Handing heart

What can I offer you

from within my silence

that will fully embrace you

and bring you peace?

 

All I know to do is

to hold you in my open heart,

to send you my deep-felt love,

and to bless you on your way.

 

Tell me, is my love enough,

is my blessing enough

to reach you and touch

that silent place in you?

 

 

 

Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 23, 2015

Whole being smiling

I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.</p>
<p>~ Rumi     image: Rarindra Prakarsa

I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.

Rumi–image: Rarindra Prakarsa

Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 19, 2015

I have no name

I Have No Name

By Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986)

I have no name,

I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains.

I have no shelter;

I am as the wandering waters.

I have no sanctuary, like the dark gods;

Nor am I in the shadow of deep temples.

I have no sacred books;

Nor am I well-seasoned in tradition.

I am not in the incense Mounting on the high altars,

Nor in the pomp of ceremonies.

I am neither in the graven image,

Nor in the rich chant of a melodious voice.

I am not bound by theories,

Nor corrupted by beliefs.

I am not held in the bondage of religions,

Nor in the pious agony of their priests.

I am not entrapped by philosophies,

Nor held in the power of their sects.

I am neither low nor high,

I am the worshipper and the worshipped.

I am free.

My song is the song of the river Calling for the open seas,

Wandering, wandering, I am Life.

I have no name,

I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains.

Posted by: Stephen Paul | January 6, 2015

Your prescious essence

Your preciousness lies in your essence;
it cannot be lost by anything that happens.
Chuang Tzu
Your preciousness lies in your essence;  it cannot be lost by anything that happens.  ~ Chuang Tzu

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