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True Nature Meditation

  • Mar 11, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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What Calls the Eye to See

What you are now stands before me immortal and true. I see it in the ground underfoot, and in the clouds in the sky, and in the mist gathering among the canyons, and in the face of the old man walking his grandchild down the sidewalk. In the robes of monks I see it, and in the rags worn by the women begging for change outside the supermarket. I see it in the sympathetic eyes of the mother greeting her young son as he returns home from the war, and in the father trying to comfort his baby daughter as he stands in line at the grocery store. I see it in the curve of my face in the mirror, and in the multitudes of stars in the sky.

 

I not only see it but I hear it as well. I hear it in the cries of the newborn baby hungry for its mother’s breast, and in the laughter of the old men sitting in the donut store together, and in the quiet sobs of the man placing flowers at his wife’s grave. I hear it in the ancient chants echoing through the open window of the old church, and in the ladies sitting on benches in the garden laughing with delight, and in the man working at the butcher shop asking his customers “Who’s next?”

 

What calls the ear to listen or the eye to see more than the surface façade that shrouds the essential spirit? Parting the strata and dross, what is essential picks its way through the manicured narrative of endless lives. In each moment of every day, Truth is not lacking or held in abeyance for some later date; it is given in full measure, and abundantly so. Do not be afraid of what appears to be chaos or dissolution—embrace the full measure of your life at any cost. Bare your heart to the Unknown and never look back. What you are stands content, invisible, and everlasting. All means have been provided for our endless folly to split open into eternal delight.

 

© Adyashanti 2011

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  • A former member
    A former member

    sick

    March 11, 2013

  • Brad

    Unable to make it tonight...

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new. Are these meditations led/facilitated? How does it work? Not sure I can stay til 10:30 and don't want to interrupt.

    March 10, 2013

    • David B.

      Hi Stephanie

      We listen to a talk for about an hour and then sit quietly for 40mins. Meditations are sometimes facilitated but usually not. Michael Gatto is leading group this week and he won't guide the meditation but he can give you some pointers. We can talk Sometime about how to meditate or find a time you can make it to a facilitated meditation.

      David

      1 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there...see you soon!

    March 3, 2013

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