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“From deep sleep you wake up, that border is Paravani, beyond words. When you move, become conscious, you feel ‘I am’, then mind takes charge, words take over and you are embroiled in the world.

Paravani is other than language, ‘Para’ means ‘other’ or ‘transcend’ – the language of just being without words, but I, The Absolute, am not that.”

source: Nisargadatta, I am unborn, p. 66

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Shikan Taza or “just sitting,” an expression for silent illumination used by the Zen Master Rujing. This objectless and nondualistic meditation does not involve stages or striving for any goal or achievement; thus it is an activity radically other than the usual worldly activity, which grasps and seeks for some result.

Zen Master Hongzhi encourages this practice when he says,

“Stay with that just as that. Stay with this just as this.”

For Hongzhi, you already have the shining “field of boundless emptiness… from the very beginning.” There is no place else to look. “People who sincerely meditate and authentically arrive trust that the field has always been with them.” …
Nothing is external to this luminous present mind.

source p. 31, 32

 

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Ramana – Talk 42

Mr. Duncan Greenlees, Madanapalli, wrote as follows: One has at times had vivid flashes of a consciousness whose centre is outside the normal self and which seems to be inclusive. Without concerning the mind with philosophical concepts, how would Bhagavan advise us to work towards getting, retaining and extending those flashes? Does abhyasa in such experiences involve retirement?

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