NONDUALITY/BUDDHIST GROUP/IRVINE

"WHO ARE YOU? YOU ARE...BEYOND THE BODY-MIND & PERSONALITY - ALL EXPERIENCE & THE EXPERIENCER THEREOF, THE WORLD & ITS PERCEIVER, EXISTENCE AND ITS ABSENCE, BEYOND ALL ASSERTIONS AND DENIALS. BE STILL AND AWAKEN TO THE REALIZATION OF WHO YOU ARE.

"We Are Not Our Thoughts
Thoughts, fears, and desires all occur in the mind. They are not permanent, so anything that the mind can create or conceive cannot be the ultimate, true reality of who and what we are. Our minds cannot grasp our true reality. All of our self-identifications are absolutely false and cause us bondage. When we become aware of this, we're on the road to freedom, peace, and enlightenment.

If the absolute of who we are is beyond our mental grasp, is it something that's beyond us, period? Absolutely not. Who we are is who we've always been, always will be, and are right now. If we silence the mind, we can experience it. We don't know it, we can't discuss it, but we can experience it.

Be Still, and You Will Find Your Supreme Self
When our minds become still, we become present with our Supreme Self. How is this possible? It's a lot like we're in a completely empty space and start creating things. In this empty space, before things start being created, it is so beautiful, rich, and full. The emptiness, the not two, just one unicity is so rich and full that nothing is needed and everything comes out of that.

But what happens is that things do start coming out of it and when they come out, we engage with them. We want more of them or we don't want them. This process of wanting and not wanting causes us to forget who we are.
The Ultimate Truth
If it were possible -- and it isn't, but if it were -- for us to label it, what would We call it? We would call it silent peace or we would call it love. I think we've all had the experience of experiencing love so rich, full, and yet so empty that it comes pretty close as a description. It's the same way I think sometimes when we meditate it can be so peaceful yet so silent.
All that we have to do is realize that we aren't our thoughts and feelings, even though they continue to occur. We are that from which everything comes.
The ultimate truth is that we are. And when we aren't, we are that. Silence. Beauty. Love.

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  • MiddleWay

    Become an Earthling at www.EarthlingSPIRIT.org

    February 13, 2013

  • John S.

    I will lead for you Nikole this night as I understand you may be coming a little late.

    February 7, 2013

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