The ego-mind is attached like a slug to some form or the other throughout the whole day and the night, except possibly in dreamless deep sleep. I am watching that slug with its slime that covers everything. The slime glistens and so it is beautiful in the sunlight, so thinks the mind.
Universal Being reigns supreme
All is indeed really just the Universal Being that is not attached to anything and is Immensity, Vastness and indescribably glorious Its Beauty. I am tuning in to that by letting the ego noise subside.
Nothing plus nothing equals nothing
Yes, all is sound vibration conjuring up the world. None is lasting, all is ephemeral. The bottom line is nothing. A good reason to not attach.
This is a report on a shift in perception that I am in the midst of. It is not a ten-word blip on the timeline in social media. If you are interested in the shift in perception that many are experiencing at present, then read on and take your time. This is not a ‘quick read’. Without patience and a relaxed state of mind while reading this you will only be frustrated, so no need to continue. Continue reading →
My Comment: The following questions by visitors and answers by the modern sage Sri Ramana Maharshi were compiled by David Godman according to various subjects. Here is an excerpt from the chapter on reincarnation.
Q: How long does it take a man to be reborn after death? Is it immediately after death or some time after?
Ramana’s answer: You do not know what you were before birth, yet you want to know what you will be after death. Do you know what you are now?
Birth and rebirth pertain to the body. You are identifying the Self with the body. It is a wrong identification. You believe that the body has been born and will die, and confound the phenomena relating to the body with the Self. Continue reading →
Please enjoy a few excerpts from William Martin’s beautiful book “The Sage’s Tao Te Ching – Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life”. There is more about Bill at the bottom of the post.
Here is what Amazon.com says about this delightful booklet:”
“The tenth anniversary edition of William Martin’s free-verse interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, written expressly for those coming into the fullness of their wisdom
Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, one of the world’s most widely read books of wisdom, reminds its readers that the sage has been venerated in China for thousands of years. In this free-verse interpretation of the Tao, William Martin subtly and powerfully captures the complex emotions connected with growing older. He encourages today’s sages to recognize their inestimable worth in a youth-centric world that often goes astray: ‘Will I be able to harvest my life in compassion and love for the world? Will I find in my own heart the wisdom for which I long? This question trumps all others for me. I suspect it is the same for you.’ “
Here are some excerpts from “The Sage’s Tao Te Ching – Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life”:
Q: So one should not try to perpetuate blissful or ecstatic states?
Ramana: The final obstacle in meditation is ecstasy; you feel great bliss and happiness and want to stay in that ecstasy. Do not yield to it but pass on to the next stage which is great calm. The calm is higher than ecstasy and it merges into samadhi. Successful samadhi causes a waking sleep state to supervene. In that state you know that you are always consciousness, for consciousness is your nature. Actually, one is always in samadhi but one does not know it. To know it all one has to do is to remove the obstacles.Continue reading →
This video was posted on Cherish Sherry’s Facebook page an September 21, 2015 and I am so happy to see that (at the time of this writing) it had 11,421,892 Views, 2,560 people liked this and 537 made wonderful comments!
Ramana’s Answer: The radiance of consciousness-bliss, in the form of one awareness shining equally within and without, is the supreme and blissful primal reality. Its form is silence and it is declared by jnanis (Self-realized ones) to be the final and unobstructable state of true knowledge [jnana]. Continue reading →