Source: Global Meditation for Peace and Planetary Liberation
Saturday November 21, 2015
9:12 PM Eastern European Time, 3:12 PM Eastern Standard Time (NYC)
Art by Mikko Tyllinen – “Storm of Colors”
“The constant awareness of God prevents the mind from identifying with other objects and enhances the conviction that God (or the Self) alone exists. It also produces a reciprocal flow of power or grace from the Self which weakens the hold of the ‘I’-thought and destroys the vasanas (latent tendencies) which perpetuate and reinforce its existence.”
My Comment: The ‘I’ thought is like a pinch in the fabric of existence. It stops our perception from seeing the flow of perpetual change of the dynamic manifest consciousness. Formless Reality is the timeless and spaceless Being that we all are. We are deluded into perceiving our worldly existence as one of form and we identify ourselves as one of these forms. We are addicted to these forms and spend our precious energy attempting to grasp these chimera. First of all the one we think ourselves to be – as an independent entity – doesn’t really exist except as an integral part of the one timeless, spaceless Being. Second, the objects we attempt to attach ourselves to, do not exist except as projections of our imagination become flesh. In this aberration of consciousness we almost completely lose contact with the natural world and the formless Reality that is the Source. Ramana gave us many pointers that can help us to realize our true Being as the Self. The chapter “Surrender” from David Godman’s wonderful book (source below) is rich in such pointers. Enjoy!
Chapter 7 – Surrender (excerpt)
“Many of the world’s religious traditions advocate surrender to God as a means of transcending the individual self. Sri Ramana accepted the validity of such an approach and often said that this method was as effective as self-inquiry. Continue reading