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 May we explore what this "excercise" actually looks like in practice.

How the challenge of living in beingness and not doingness challenges the illusory ego.

Intuitively, we all know this beingness to be our true nature and the ego is a masquerade we all wear to protect and defend the seperate self. This clearly keeps us in bondage.

After all, "All the world is a stage!"

 

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  • Richard B.

    We had a very stimulating discussion with everyone participating, Terrific! It was a real treat being there with you.

    January 23, 2014

    • ted o.

      A real pleasure indeed. Humbled to have been a part of it. Thank you

      January 23, 2014

  • Harry H.

    Good discussion.

    January 22, 2014

  • Richard B.

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    I agree, “I am that”. The sentence, "Turn within "I Am." is interesting. It means “Go within your ego because that is what you know.” Allow me to elaborate:

    The ego is All you know. The ego is at the root of all knowing and so the deconstruction of ego begins with the dissolution of its appendages: ALL THAT IS KNOWN.

    Therefore embrace what you know. Embrace why you know, and the reason for your emotional attachment to knowing. Embrace the fearsome, frightened inception of that which is known, like a small vulnerable child and give thanks that it is released from the bondage of that which was known through the rear-view mirror of preconception.
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    January 17, 2014

    • ted o.

      beautifully spoken.

      January 21, 2014

    • James H.

      Thank you, Richard - a pleasure.

      January 22, 2014

  • Richard B.

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    20Jan[masked]

    Hello Ted -

    I hesitate to label the direction I am “looking” (or focusing?) right or wrong because for me it strengthens the illusion of duality and opens the door to The Ten Thousand Things. ¶ Desire is the great divider. Whether that desire be for love, money, or consciousness it repels achievement of that which is sought after. As long as it exists we live in a world of competitive duality.
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    1 · January 20, 2014

    • ted o.

      Hi all, Yes, I see how it can easily be labeled and become a desire or an action undertaken by a "doer." So long as there is a "me" doing or not doing anything, I'm bound to the notion of autonomy. That's why Maharshi tirelessly points us to self inquiry as well as Jesus;"The kingdom of God is within."

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • ted o.

    Yes, and another way we're directed by Wei Wu Wei is to "cease identification with all objectivity." When we recognise that all that is sensorially known, thought, imagined, etc. is necessarily objective, we can start looking in the right direction....within.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Richard B.

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    Hello Advaita Friends -

    Gosh, it’s quiet… is there anybody out there? ;^) Other observations, opinions, points of view would be appreciated. Granted that words are known, static tools and can only make poetic, sometimes wild, gestures at the unknown which is beyond a strictly literal interpretation of their meaning.

    Please give it a shot. I’d like to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks, Richard
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    January 19, 2014

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