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Francis Bennett quotes

From: Mark S.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:41 PM
The ego tries to constantly maintain an inner, perpetual monologue on anything and everything under the sun. It is writing a juicy and droning "blog page", creating a constant flow of words and commentary and concepts in the head! It has it's own "talk show" going on in your head 24/7! It is called, "the EGO Network"! It thinks this "Network" is the "no-spin zone" and truly, accurately represents reality...but it doesn't!
What you need desperately, whether you realize it or not, is to find the "mute button" for this voice in your head! One becomes so habituated to this constant chatter, that the thought of it ever stopping is absolutely terrifying. It is, however, not terrifying to you, but only to the ego!

Awareness, the most simple, basic consciousness of simply existing...before all thought and after all thought, is who you obviously are because it is the only constant,unchanging reality. Who you really are must always be present,because if it wasn't present, even for a moment, who would you be in that moment?

The realized jnani-teachers like Ramana and Nisargadatta speak a lot about the "annihilation" of the mind or "abandonment" of the mind. My sense of what they are pointing to is the abandonment of the "I" idea that we take to be who we are. We think there is some kind of little, invisible entity in our head that talks all the time, that we call, "my mind". When you really look at it, it's quite an absurd

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