Dissolving the ego, Realizng the Self
· Dec 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
· The Community Church - Gallery
"Realization is a progressive process. Spiritual progress is hastened by understanding the true nature of the ego. It is not an enemy to be attacked or defeated, nor is it an evil to be vanquished. It is dissolved by compassionate understanding."
"There is no such thing in reality as an ego; it is merely illusory. It is made up of a compilation of arbitrary points of view supplied by mental processing and powered by feelings and emotions. These desires represent the attachments that the Buddha spoke of as the bondage of suffering. With absolute humility, the ego dissolves. It is a collection of arbitrary mental processes that gain force only because of vanity and habit. If one lets go of the vanity of thought, it dissolves. All thought is vanity. All opinions are vanities. The pleasure of vanity is therefore the basis of the ego—unplug it and it collapses."
"Complete surrender to God unveils the Truth. Nothing is hidden; only the ego is blind. Reality lies just beyond the mind. Out of the fear of becoming nothing, consciousness denies its only reality that it is everything—the infinite, everlasting Allness out of which existence itself arises."
"The infinite power of Divinity radiates down through the levels of consciousness like sunlight in the forest. It sustains all life. When deprived of the power of Light, consciousness reverts to its temporary illusory substitute called “force.” Force is limited, whereas power is unlimited. Therefore, the end is certain as force cannot stand against power; and without the infusion of power, force—by its very nature—expends and extinguishes itself. With the expansion of knowledge to include the nonlinear nonduality of Reality, it will become stunningly apparent that the most profound radically scientific statement that is possible to make is, in fact, Gloria in Excelsis Deo."
-Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self: Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
I look forward to seeing you all this Thursday. We will Read, Share, and Discuss this wonderful topic. We will also go out for dinner after the meeting. There is a 10$ suggested donation to cover the Meetup fees, and space rental. All are welcome to join us, and no one is turned away. God bless and Gloria en Excelsis Deo, All Glory be to Thee Oh Lord!