this is it

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Thich Nhat Hanh now is the time this is it

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So simple and yet the force that wants to bring up history is strong and tenacious:

“That personal mind lives in history, has a sense of injustices and loves evidence and holds on to all of this stuff because that is the only thing that can support its existence.”

Mooji

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transformation happens in the dead end

 

Portal in Stone Wall

Perfect resignation

“Losing hope is losing all indeed. … Perfect resignation gives the deepest joy of all. Accept it as your sole resource.” Verse 21, Matri Vani I Anandamayee Ma

What a strange path I am on. Yes, my first awakening was catalyzed by LSD. That chemical took over my nervous system. About 30 minutes after ingestion I said to myself (with a terrible sinking feeling in my stomach) “I really did it this time. I have lost my mind.” Nothing in my surroundings looked like it did before. All was one undulating and pulsating scintillating sea of energy that was moving like one immense being.

“I” was not – and it surprised me that any memory of “Tom” had at all survived this death of the ego personality. At one point I took out my billfold with my ID, money etc. and my key ring and flung them far into the surrounding bushes, saying to myself “Why do I need these?” Luckily my buddies retrieved them and returned them to me the next day. I recognize now the surrender to the effect of the chemical that I had ‘forced’ upon myself. Once ingested, there is no turning back and whatever the chemical does I had to accept. Continue reading

brain fever

baby buddha sleeping

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Listening and watching the “world events” through the media and also involvement with our many relations in daily life can create a sense of overwhelm. Sometimes the over-activity in the brain is almost like a fever state. Please let the wonderful pristine blanket of snow today (at least for those in the Pacific Northwest) soothe your senses and quiet your mind.

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Drk-Drsya-Viveka

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Drk-Drsya-Viveka

Introduction

Palani Swami from Kerala was a sadhak and served Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi for about 20 years from the early days of Bhagavan’s stay in Tiruvannamalai. To aid him in his sadhana, Bhagavan used to copy a number of spiritual scriptures in his notebooks. (References to this effect can be found in Letters from Sri Ramanashraman by Suri Nagamma and these notebooks are preserved in the Ashram Archives). Bhagavan originally wrote them in pencil and in later years traced over them in pen, in neat handwriting.

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destiny and more

Sri Bhagavan at Skandashram

 

Ramana:

How to conquer destiny?

A well-to-do lady told Ramana Maharshi, ‘I am blessed with everything that a human being would like to have’. Her voice choked. Controlling herself she continued slowly, ‘I have all that I want, a human being may want… but… but… I do not have peace of mind. Something prevents it. Probably my destiny’. There was silence for a while. Then he spoke in his usual sweet manner: ‘All right, you have said what you wished to say. Well, what is destiny? There is no destiny. Surrender, and all will be well. Throw all responsibility on God and do not bear the burden yourself. What can destiny do to you then?’
D: Surrender is impossible.

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