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Ramana – Talk 30


Mr. N. Natesa Iyer, the leader of the Bar in a South Indian town, an orthodox Brahmin, asked: “Are the gods Iswara or Vishnu and their sacred regions Kailasa or Vaikuntha real?
Ramana: As real as you are in this body.
D: Do they possess a vyavahara satya, i.e., phenomenal existence, like my body? Or are they fictions like the horn of a hare?
R: They do exist.
D: If so, they must be somewhere. Where are they?
R: Persons who have seen them say that they exist somewhere. So we must accept their statement.
D: Where do they exist?
R: In you.
D: Then it is only idea – that which I can create and control?
R: Everything is like that.
D: But I can create pure fictions e.g., hare’s horn or only part truths, e.g. mirage, while there are also facts irrespective of my imagination. Do the gods Iswara or Vishnu exist like that?
R: Yes.
D: Is He subject to pralaya (cosmic dissolution)?
R: Why? Man becoming aware of the Self transcends cosmic dissolution (pralaya) and becomes liberated (mukta). Why not God (Iswara) who is infinitely wiser and abler?

source p. 45

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D: Is it not possible to get a vision of God?
R: Yes. You see this and that. Why not see God? Only you must know what God is. All are seeing God always. But they do not know it. You find out what God is. People see, yet see not, because they know not God.

source p. 49

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innocence

innocence

Innocence is being free

of forethought and reflection

~ I Ching

Our lives have become a dimension of mentation. Either our mind is occupied with forethought or with reflection. Most of the time these two in tandem keep our monkey-mind busy jumping from branch to branch. Innocence is beautiful and pure. How to return to innocence? Trust. This is something to contemplate on so that it can sink in more deeply into our being. Can we trust if we have not yet been touched by That? Any word we take will sell us short: God, the Great One, the Tao, the Mystery, Wakan Tanka. They all are symbols asking us to connect directly, in innocence, with our own True Being, because if we have not been touched by our own Self, we live in the shadow of death.

“Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun.

According to the Native People, the Sacred Space is the space between exhalation and inhalation. To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven (spirituality) and Earth (physicality) in Harmony.”

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We Are Inside!

eternity

We are inside!

Living with this consciousness we become the New Earth and all we do takes on the quality of the New Earth:

“While I attempted to sleep, one idea from among many sprang out at me, literally shocking me: We are IN God. We were NEVER externalized! These words do little to explain my emotional, subjective feelings of participation in this idea. … For suddenly I felt being-in-God as being-in-a-house. Everything we imagine and know is inside. There is no outside.
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Surrender to What Is – the Only Choice There Will Ever Be

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This is the crux of the matter. We have become so enamored with our thoughts. Humanity believes that thought can take us anywhere – new technology, genetic engineering etc. etc. This has gone far past the point of using thought as the very useful tool that it is. We have taken an attitude of arrogance in our relationship with nature. Once we are able to see clearly that thought is limited then something new starts.

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Thought itself is now beginning to experience its limits and when that happens it refrains from going beyond its limits because it is actually concerned with safety. Now it is starting to recognize that safety means not abusing its capabilities. Then that which is far, far greater than thought is recognized by thought as the ultimate authority and thought’s actions become tempered by this greater force.

We stop choosing between illusory alternatives when we are able to really accept “what is” – moment by moment. There are no real choices beyond “choosing” to acknowledge “what is”. When we do that, the present moment shows us clearly what is to be done in order to be in alignment with the Totality, or God or whatever word you use for that Great One. Another way I have heard it said is, “Or is this the place of surrender – “consciously” turning over our will to God, and letting the Divine take over?”

You choose.

God, Free Will and the Absolute

God was bored and feeling quite alone and so he decided to create the Universe.

Isn’t it a rather anthropo-centered point of view to attribute to the Ultimate Principle (another term for “God”) psychological attributes such as boredom and loneliness and that this boredom and/or loneliness would be the cause of “God” creating the Universe and you and I? Is this all perhaps, as some venerable old ones suggest, a sort of spontaneous combustion that per default continually results in a ‘total functioning’ simply because nothing CAN go outside of the reciprocal movement of all of the elements of itself, since “there is no ‘out there’ out there” (Dr. Fred Wolf in “What the Beep”)?
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God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot

Poem: Leonard Cohen, recorded by Buffy Sainte-Marie
“Flesh itself is magic, dancing on a clock…”

Complete lyrics:

God is alive, magic is afoot

God is alive, magic is afoot

God is afoot, magic is alive

Alive is afoot, magic never died

God never sickened

Many poor men lied

Many sick men lied

Magic never weakened

Magic never hid

Magic always ruled

God is afoot God never died

God was ruler

Though his funeral lengthened

Though his mourners thickened

Magic never fled

Though his shrouds were hoisted

The naked God did live

Though his words were twisted

The naked magic thrived

Though his death was published

Round and round the world

The heart did not believe

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Many hurt men wondered

Many struck men bled

Magic never faltered

Magic always lead

Many stones were rolled

But God would not lie down

Many wild men lied

Many fat men listened

Though they offered stones

Magic still was fed

Though they locked their coffers

God was always served

Magic is afoot

God rules

Alive is afoot

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Alive is in command

Many weak men hungered

Many strong men thrived

Though they boasted solitude

God was at their side

Nor the dreamer in his cell

Nor the captain on the hill

Magic is alive

Though his death was pardoned

Round and round the world

The heart did not believe

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Though laws were carved in marble

They could not shelter men

Though altars built in parliaments

They could not order men

Police arrested magic and magic went with them

Mmmmm…. for magic loves the hungry

But magic would not tarry

It moves from arm to arm

It would not stay with them

Magic is afoot

It cannot come to harm

It rests in an empty palm

It spawns in an empty mind

But magic is no instrument

Magic is the end

Many men drove magic

But magic stayed behind

Many strong men lied

They only passed through magic

And out the other side

Many weak men lied

They came to God in secret

And though they left Him nourished

They would not tell who healed

Though mountains danced before them

They said that God was dead

Though his shrouds were hoisted

The naked God did live

This I mean to whisper to my mind

This I mean to laugh with in my mind

This I mean my mind to serve

Til’ service is but magic

Moving through the world

And mind itself is magic

Coursing through the flesh

And flesh itself is magic

Dancing on a clock

And time itself

The magic length of God

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The words Leonard Cohen recites in this 1967 performance was a passage from his 1966 novel, “Beautiful Losers.” This passage was itself later published separately as an illustrated book called “God is Alive, Magic is Afoot.” Buffy Sainte-Marie first released “God is Alive, Magic is Afoot” on her album, Illuminations, in 1969.

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Signs of Disintegration Can Be Seen Everywhere

A great post by John Smallman! His words speak from my Heart ~ ♥

Jesus through John

Humanity’s path through the illusion has been long and arduous, but the end is approaching and the brilliant Light of God’s divine Reality is waking you up into your natural state of full consciousness.  In that state your awareness is unclouded by emotions, tiredness, or fearful beliefs, and you see, know, and understand the wonder of what you are: divine and eternal beings, permanently at one with God.  You have never departed from that state of oneness with Him because there is nowhere else that you could possibly be.  However, you have imagined a state other than that, which, like an intense and horrific nightmare, has seemed very real indeed while you have been experiencing it.

You have no need to remain any longer in that unnatural and unreal environment, and in fact you are now in the very dynamic process of removing yourselves from it by allowing and encouraging…

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