Monthly Archives: April 2014

You

  “Ignorance can be compared to a dark room in which you sleep. No matter how long the room has been dark, an hour or a million years, the moment the lamp of awareness is lit the entire room becomes … Continue reading

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Emotions

“Self-arising wisdom is the base. The five negative emotions are manifested energy. Seeing emotions as mistaken is an error. Letting them be in their nature is the method to find the non-dual state of Liberation. Overcoming hope and fear is … Continue reading

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Joy of Unknowing

“To know that you do not know, that is true knowledge.” ~Sri Nisargadatta If you want to enter knowledge of the Tao, The entrance is called “Not Knowing”. ~Chuang Tzu   Mind cannot be used to grasp mind. The more … Continue reading

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Pain and Spiritual Practice

“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” ~Natalie Sudman A common inquiry of spiritual aspirants revolves around the challenging matter of dealing with pain. Frequent comments on the issue include complaints that physical pain somehow interferes with the ability to meditate, … Continue reading

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Rafts

“However, the path itself must eventually be abandoned, just as you abandon a boat when you reach the other shore. You must disembark once you have arrived. At the point of total realization, you must abandon Buddhism. The spiritual path … Continue reading

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Consciousness and Awareness

“Consciousness does not shine by itself. It shines by a light beyond it. The mind must learn that beyond the moving mind there is a background of awareness which does not change. The mind must come to know the true … Continue reading

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Waking Up, Growing Up

“Consciousness is an itching rash that makes you scratch. Of course, you cannot step out of consciousness, for the very stepping out is in consciousness. But if you learn to look at your consciousness as a sort of fever, personal … Continue reading

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