Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Lost In Her


Lost
in
A Moment to
Capture,
In loves
ecstacy,
Ahhh,
Such Sweet
Rapture.

 Her
Arms
Enveloped
Me
Momenteraly,

. . . but I, holding on
for oh so
eternally long . . .

To an
Embrace
in and out
of
Time,
The
Sensations
so
Sublime.

Then came a
Kiss
so sweet,
Bringing
Feelings so complete.

My
Being
Intoxicated.

My
Soul
Elated.

My heart beat
Escalated!

. . . how can I tell her so,
I can not let her go . . .

1yogi2many

Inspired by that special moment with my partner :)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Winters Carpet

 

Summer came 
and
Summer went,
Our
Harvest was good,
Less money was
Spent.

But
 The seasons flow is never
Ending,
Late this year,
It seems I missed the leaves 
Descending.
 
Now
 Fall has come 
and 
Fall has gone,
How did I miss her autumnal 
Song? 
The moment gently slipped away;
Snow arrived
Yesterday.
 
 We've even had more 
Overnight,
Yes
Everything has turned to 
White, 
But the sun came out,
Brightening 
The
 Glistening Trees.
Ah,
Such a
Resplendent
       Sight . . . 
 
. . . the temperature? It's gradually rising,
perhaps it's not too surprising . . .
 
Will the snow now 
Dissipate,
As is
Normal,
At a very rapid
Rate
?
 
. . . I pause, sit, and be; silently walking through this snow bound reality . . .
 
Came Daylights
Knell,
Again Snow
Fell.
And
Winters Carpet?
Remains 
Mother Nature's
Crystallized
Shell.
 
1week2early?
 
We're always dreaming of a white Christmas here in England!
 
 

Friday, 11 December 2009

Summit to see!


"Most people are
trudging through the valley,
some walk in circles
around the
bottom of the mountain,
few get to see the view from the
summit.
However,
having said that,
I haven't grown wings as yet
so
I'll be leaving the
flying
to the birds."

1yogi2many

 

Thursday, 10 December 2009

The High Road to Truth . . .

 
"The higher always understands the lower,
the brute level of mind will never comprehend the 
Christ-Buddha-Taoist
mind, 
but the 
Christ-Buddha-Taoist
mind
has already moved beyond 
the brute minds 
limitations; 
thus it understands it 
perfectly."

1yogi2many


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Hmmmm . . .


"What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating only endangered plants?"

1yogi2many
 




This is a Quirk-ism:
Answers
Should be sent on a Post Card to
This blog post!

Monday, 7 December 2009

What Are You Seeking?


There is
Nothing to Seek.

*

All there is

Is

Being.


 *

Being

is

Oneness.

*


There is
no
Separation.

*

Seeking
Enlightenment-Liberation-Freedom
?

*
 
There is
no
Enlightenment
  other than
Being.

*


Simply
Be

*


Nothing more
is
Required.



1being2few

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

1Arjuna2Many

Am I Arjuna . .

. . . the one and only Warrior of the heart?

For
I have,
Likewise,
slain mine enemies;
those who would possess this
mind
and disguise this
soul
with empty
words . . .

. . . and
Gestures of Deceit!

Those Words were not mine,
and the Deceit of the mind?
I did not recognize;
but they had me
a
prisoner,
locked away in my own
 Conditioned
Thought
 Lines . . .

 . . . impressions from a past,
an
Attachment
to
Time,
the last moment
gone
by . . .

.  .  . to them
I said  . . .

Adios
Au revoir
Goodbye!

It is I who stood strong
in the face of my closest
family and friends;
so many
attachments
 to all those

Attitudes, Beliefs and Opinions,
so many
Fears, Doubts and Worries
Without End.


Banished
they are
4All
Time . . .

. . . Eternity . . .

. . . which is
Only
this Moment,
the
Here and Now,
it's
so simple
that
we miss it . . .

. . . Somehow . . .

Do you see?

I
Faced the
Dragon of Deceit
Within Myself.

I
Overcame
its Burning Desire
to Consume
My
Soul . . .

. . . despite my self.

Now
Being
 Reigns Supreme
and,
where once was all
War and Chaos
within my
Mind,
all that remains
is the
Pure
Resonance,

of

Peace
Stillness 
Presence.

Within me
a
Radiance
of

Joy
Love
Harmony


. . . reflects
this . . .

Reality
Truth
Integrity



. . . let it Be . . .


These words were written today, 2nd December 2009.
They were inspired by the classic spiritual book the 'Bhagavad Gita'
and my own spiritual
Adventure.

1liberated-yogi2many


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1Monk-Mojo2Many

I wouild like to thank
for producing this
amazing picture
and
for promoting this,
my blog,
on his own
wonderful blog.



As Tao-Wow says, get your:
"Funny relief from spiritual garbage with MonkMojo"

Hey, get your enlightened ass over there real quick ;-)

 1smiling-yogi2many

. . . and don't forget a visit to Tao-Wow as well good people!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Un-Poetic Truth ;-)


I am the formless one . . .

. . . yes, it's me again!

I see myself in the reflection of a life
I create.
But I am NOT there in that life I live,
I am here . . .

. . . Observing myself in the theater of life,
simultaneously on the stage
and yet
I find myself here in the audience.

How can this be, if there is only me?

I am in two places at once,

. . . seemingly . . .



1unpoetic-yogi2many

Thursday, 19 November 2009

'Who Am I?'

In my last Post we looked at the question:

'Who Am I? 

Let us continue with this theme.


If you've read my material before, then you'll know that it is my direct experience that what 'I', the reader of these words 'Am' . . is so Pure that it is easy to overlook it completely. I'm writing about your Awareness, your natural and original state of purity and innocence; Pure Awareness, which simply means awareness that is unadulterated by discursive thought*.


Together let us take a look at these four statements made in the language of the first person:


1. I, the reader, am Pure Awareness.
2. Only Pure Awareness is Real.
3. Pure Awareness is already Perfect.
4. Pure Awareness is the solution.

1. I, the reader, am Pure Awareness. 

It is 'I', Pure Awareness, who is Aware of the impurity, which is discursive thought. Take away discursive thought and what is left?

'Pure Awareness.'

2. Only Pure Awareness is real.

Awareness is of the moment, here and now. If I am unaware of thinking now, then I am lost in thought, not Aware!

Which am I?


3.Pure Awareness is already Perfect.

You can't add anything to it to make it more Pure!

Pure Awareness + Discursive Thought = Imperfection.

What is the state that is perfect?


Awareness - Discursive Thought = Pure or Perfect Awareness!

4. Pure Awareness is The Solution.

What Solution? The solution to what?


Your Pure Awareness is the natural and original state out of which The Solution to your life unfolds. And that means that this state, being perfect or pure is the miracle of life.

All you have to do is, 
quite literally,  
be 
and your life will unfold  
perfectly.
Nothing more is required, 

do you see?


Realization**, or the direct experience, of this perfect or pure state is The Solution; and it means no more problematic living or psychological and emotional unhappiness, ever.



It sounds too good to be true of course, but the fact is that all problems have a source or root cause. If you dig out the roots of your problems, well, your life becomes perfect because the weeds will no longer be able to grow!

Let me explain:


You have gathered a past, it is your conditioning, it contains everything you've experienced in your life up to this moment since birth. That gathering of past experiences also includes all your impressions of life, and they have created a home within your psyche. That home has an identifiable name; the sub-conscious mind.

All those impressions including your discursive thoughts and emotions reside there in your sub-conscious to form your personality, the person you think you are. That is your mistaken identity; personality, your conditioned past; the person you presently think you are is simply your conditioned past, not your reality.



You are not the person you think you are.


That's right, you are not the personality, not the person you've always mistakenly identified with; you are not that conditioned mix of attitudes, beliefs, opinions, fears, doubts and worries. That is not You.

Who Am 'I' Then if I am NOT A Person? 

By now you should know the answer to that question, yes?

'I' Am Pure Awareness.




 1yogi2many


Footnote: 
*Discursive thought can be described as thought with a will of its own, such as aimless and problematic thinking; circling thoughts, inner conversations, imaginings. It also includes all your emotional fears, doubts and worries etc.

** Realization is 'Direct Experience'. When you realized that water is wet it was because you experienced 'water is wet'. Real-i-zation is also the direct experience of the real 'I', which can be found within the word realization. Who you really are, the 'real I', is the experiencer. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

One 'I'


"Who Am I?"

There is only
one 'I'
in the
Universe
and it is you,
yes,
YOU,
the individual
who is reading this right here and now.

All day long
You call yourself
'I',
don't you?

And so does everyone else,
we are all
'I',
aren't we?

Why is it that we live in a world
filled with billions of
'you's',
but only one
'I'?

It is because what
'I'
really am is
The
'One'.

The One 'I'.

 

The One 'I'
is all there is,
it is both
the
source
and the solution.

It is
where
'I'
come from
and
that which
'Solves'
Everything!


It is
both the
Sauce
of life
and the solution
we all unfold from
and
blend
  back into.



1yogi2many

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Feeling Intuitive?



Intuition
is
tuition
from within:
Inner Knowledge.

Some people also refer to it as a
sixth sense,
or an
inner sense,
which is also your
innocence.
It is
The innocent original state of
Being,
the state of
presence 
that resides within you
before, during and after form;
like now.


The Truth is NOT out there . . .
. . . it IS Within You.
;-)

1Intuitive-Yogi2Many.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

A Singular Perception!



"Each of us is simply a
derivative
of a
singularity;
add us all together and you get:
One!"



1singular-yogi2many

Monday, 2 November 2009

An Autumnal Stroll . . .



It Was Just Another Day,
another normal day in my life and 

I was out on foot, doing a few errands, nothing special, just simple things like checking if my car was still 'safe', parked as it was, a little distance from home. It's best not to ask why; it was by the way, you know, safe, which I had expected, because:

'What you acknowledge is what you get!'
 


  Well, that's my experience anyway.

I also had a letter to pop through the door of a local resident, living in an adjacent road. Well the post man had obviously dropped the letter whilst on his rounds, and my partner Nicola had found it you see, so I had the simple task of delivering it . . .

. . . but then, on my way home I found myself taking a detour, walking along the river Stort, here in Hertfordshire, and I spontaneously made my way into the surrounding countryside. About thirty minutes into my walk I paused to rest on a fallen branch of a tree on the path that runs parallel with the river, where I watched some Mallards and Coots frolicking . . . whilst fish broke the surface of the water, sending ripples out towards the river bank.

As I sat there in the autumnal silence of the countryside,
my mind fell perfectly still.
I took in the fresh air, whilst observing the bright sunshine, blue skies
with occasional white clouds floating by,
listening to bird song;

. . . and then it happened . . .


I could feel the sensational life energy vibrating within me,
which isn't unusual,
I'm used to that
but that energy was now one with the fallen tree I was resting on.

My hands were facing palms down onto the hard wood . . . but all I could feel through my body and down into the tree was a vibration, an energy if you will, and it was getting stronger. I closed my eyes and focused on the sensation within my vibrational-body as it seemed to merge more and more with not only the tree, but the ground my feet were resting on.

I was one with the energy of that fallen tree
and
One with the earth I stood on.
It was a
Truly
Sensational Experience.

I opened my eyes, I could feel this state of  
Unity
running throughout my entire
Being.

And although I could see diversity all around me,
I mean diversity of
Physical Forms,
There was only
Oneness
Within Me.


After a few minutes, my mind at peace and feeling refreshed, I strolled home.

***

I used the word sensational deliberately.
The experience was a sensation that reverberated right through my physical body.
It was not
an emotional feeling,
it was
a sensational feeling.
And this 
sensational-vibrational-energy
feels totally different to any
physical vibration,
or
emotional feeling
that one would
normally
be able to relate to in
everyday life.

As a man of
integrity
I have to tell you that 
I am one with this sensation in my life,
I feel this
life energy
the

vibration of life
as the background to my whole life,
it
is what
I Am.

This sensational-vibrational life energy,
which reverberates within and through each of us,
is the
Presence of Being
In
The Eternal Now Moment.

***

1Vibrating-Yogi2Many 

Thursday, 22 October 2009

1Death2Many



Death is simply the opposite polarity to birth.
One is simply the beginning of physical existence and the other is the end of that phase,
you can see this for yourself,
yes?

The question I have to ask is:


The only answer you can come up with is:
'No!'
The fact is, you have no such memory;
why?

You have no such memory because memory is a function of the physical form that is born and dies.
So, you'll never be able to recollect not being . . but if you enter the state of being
right here, right NOW,
then you'll 'realize' that being is before and after death.

Being is what 'I', the individual wo/man, am.
It is the state 'I Am'.

Do you see this, because entering this state is the purpose of human life on earth?

Only the body and the mistaken identity, our conditioned personality, can die.

There is no death for Being, for Being . . .
'IS'

Which is why
'I Am'.

:-)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Thought . . . and the Voice in Your Head



Everyone thinks, that's a fact, and there is nothing wrong with thought. But the paradox here is that there is nothing right about thought either; let us look at thought and the voice in your head together.

Thought is an activity within the mind, and my task is to wake you up to the fact that there is a voice in your head, which you think is who you are. In other words you presently think that you are your thoughts, that you are that internal voice in your head, and I come along and say:

"Hold on a moment, are you absolutely certain that the voice in your head constitutes
who you are?
***

In other words, are the thoughts in your head
the real you?"

The startling fact is that most people don't know that there is a voice in the head because they think they are the voice in the head. Did you get that point? Let me repeat it here:


What am I saying? I'm saying that the great majority of us are totally unaware of our thought processes, we pay little or no attention to the thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and opinions that run a continues loop of discursive thinking through our minds; and we never stop to ask how those thoughts got there either; perhaps we should? Let's find out about . . .

The Voice of Your Internal Dialogue.

         Why is it that most of us do not pay attention to what is going on within our own thinking principle;
the mind?

It is because we are so close to the internal noise of thought, the internal dialogue of inner conversations, circling thoughts, fears, doubts and the worries of the thinking mind . . . that we simply think that the whole sorry package constitutes who we are. As a result we don't stop to question it, and why would we, that internal voice has been with us for our entire life . . . and so it appears to be who we are.

What is the voice in your head?
  1. It is the voice of the sub-conscious mind, which is a layer of mind created within your total mind in the time you have been alive. 
  2. In other words it is the voice of your conditioning; something that has been added to you in the time you've been in existence; since birth.
  3. It is also the voice of your personality; the person you have become over time.
  4. Or you could say it is simply the voice of all your accumulated past, since birth, nothing more and nothing less.
The truth is, the voice in your head is all of the above, and they are one and the same phenomenon. Look at it this way:
  • The  sub-conscious level of the mind has been created by all your past experiences of life and living, which have been imprinted on the psyche one impression at a time, to form your conditioned personality. 
  • Meaning that the person you think you are is simply an accumulation of past experiences; experiences that have been imprinted within, or added to, your mind.
  • This layer of past experiences has gathered within you to create your sub-conscious mind, which is the personality . . or the person you think you are. 
  • This personality, the person you think you are, has a voice, a voice that chatters on within your mind and can be observed talking or chattering on incessantly. 
  • You think that this voice in your head, this stream of incessant thoughts, is who you are on mental and emotional levels. But in truth it is simply what you have become, it is not what you are . . . or what you were at the point of birth; it is what you have become since birth . . . it is your conditioned self.
Now I need your participation here to enable us to carry out a little experiment together. It is an experiment or exercise in self- observation, which simply means that you will be watching your mind to see what is happening within it.

This experiment is an exercise in self-awareness. The more often you put this exercise in self-observation into practice, the more your self-awareness will expand, and the sooner you'll have a breakthrough; meaning you'll have a deeper realization of just who and what you really are, as opposed to what you think you are! But, hey, if you're perfectly happy where you are in life right now, then don't bother with the exercise; if that is the case you won't anyway because it'll seem like too much hard work to anyone who is not ready to grow and expand in self-awareness . . . basically, such people can't be arsed, and they'll always find a convenient excuse for not making the required effort ;-)

In my last couple of posts I introduced you to my basic exercise in awareness expansion and the state of presence. This exercise begins in the same way:
  • Switch off the radio and TV etc.
  • Sit on a chair or sofa with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Breathe regularly with slow deep breaths. 
  • Hear your breathing. Be as still as you can.
  • Now close your eyes and look into the blackness or graininess of the mind; look into the darkness behind your eyelids.
  • Observe any thoughts that arise within the mind, but don't get lost in them, see them clearly. 
  • Watch those thoughts as if you are a scientist within a laboratory doing an experiment. 
  • Your mind is the laboratory, you are the observer, and the experiment is for you to observe the behaviour of thought within your mind.
  • Observe thoughts coming and going; do they jump from one topic to another?
  • Become aware of the momentum of thought; do they link together like a chain of continues thoughts?
  • After five to ten minutes return your attention to the darkness and graininess behind your eyelids.
  • Can you keep your attention on that darkness and graininess or does your attention get pulled back into thinking again?
  • Slowly open your eyes.
  • Sit for a while and reflect on your experience.


   Were you able to remain detached from the thoughts that were active within your mind, or did your attention get sucked into, and therefore lost within, the thought line? Either way, you should now be aware of the voice in your head, your next task is to watch it as often as you can so that you can come to a deeper understanding of its nature. I am here to help you with that, don't be afraid to ask questions, all questions are acceptable (keep them to this subject). My answers will always point you towards the solution.

Remember to always treat this exercise in self-observation as an experiment. One which allows you to be like a scientist who is simply the observer of all the activity in the mind. A scientist is detached from the outcome of the experiment, and runs the experiment to find out what is going on, and they observe; you must do exactly the same. Remain detached from what you are observing. You are the observer. Thought is the observed.

Your mind will be full of positive and negative thoughts, likes and dislikes, imagined rights and wrongs, fears, doubts and worries etc. No matter, simply remain the detached observer of the thinking mind . . .

Put this exercise in self-observation into practice every morning and night 
and as often as possible in between.    

Congratulations, you have just taken the first step in what is known as The Self-Realization Process; you have become an observer of the thinking principle.

Something very special happens to those of us who persist with this activity of watching the activity of thought, or the voice in the head. It is the next step in the process, but I must not tell you what it is, that would spoil the surprise . . . when you discover it for yourself . . . will you let me know what you experienced? :-)


1yogi2many

PS. If you have any questions on this topic please leave a comment, many thanks. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Present Moment Awareness


'With greater Stillness,
the mind becomes Clear.
Now, the quieter the mind becomes,
the more you will hear . . .
. . . the more you will see,
and then simply be,
pure;
Originality!'


Remember my last post on this blog, it was an exercise in 'Presence', yes? Well presence is a state of being, in fact it is the original state, and it does not move; it is perfectly still or one could say it is quiet and at peace.

Go back to that place of presence within yourself now:
  • Switch off the radio and TV etc.
  • Sit on a chair or sofa with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Breathe regularly with slow deep breaths. 
  • Hear your breathing. Be as still as you can.
  • If thoughts arise observe them non-judgmentally and then let them go; breathe thoughts away. 
  • Gaze at what is around you. Do not label things, or think about them, just accept their shape, form, colour and 'presence'.
  • Let what you are gazing at absorb you. Accept each object and acknowledge that you are experiencing all this moment by moment.
  • After five to ten minutes, reflect on your experience; are you aware of your 'presence' in the here and now?
Hold onto this clarity of mind . . .

. .  . You are now in a state of Present Moment Awareness, which I call PMA. The alternative PMA is a Positive Mental Attitude . . . there is nothing wrong with having such an attitude, obviously ;-), but present moment awareness actually transcends all attitudes and enters what I call:
 

I say that the natural state of being is Present Moment Awareness, and that this state is in perfect equilibrium; it is not positive or negative, it isn't up one moment and down the next . .   it is in a perfect state of balance and harmony; a state which is beyond all attitudes of the mind.

Now, the only way you'll know if what I've just written is correct or incorrect is to enter the state of presence yourself, and hold it!

You have to hold your attention in this moment,
or put another way,
you have to be centered in this moment.

When your attention becomes lost in aimless and problematic thinking, which it does tend to do, you lose your natural state of present moment awareness. This happens because discursive thought (thought with a will of its own) takes your attention out of this moment. You can't be in two places at once, don't kid yourself that you can! You, your attention, is either in a the original state of present moment awareness or it is lost within, and masked by, your thinking processes.

To be centered in PMA is to have your attention at your centre; which is perfectly still, your centre does not move, whereas discursive thought does move. That is what thought is, it is quite simply movement in the mind.  Thought is a regurgitation of your conditioned past, all your life experiences playing over and over again (a loop of thoughts) in its playground; your mind. Listen to it often enough and you'll soon discover just what a noisy playground your mind has become . . .

  . . . you'll also notice that the thinking mind is never fresh and new like the state of presence is.

So, thought is simply the past you've experienced in your life, resurrecting itself within your mind & psyche. It becomes a constant stream of internal dialogue within the fore brain; all of which is normal. Everyone of us experiences this conditioning process and the consequences; a conditioned mind. But it isn't natural, it is not the Original State of Being.

The state of presence is one where your intelligence is fully present in this moment but your thinking mind is simultaneously perfectly still; I call this the state of:
 

The mind goes perfectly still, present in this moment, but your intelligence is fully alert and ready to be put to use. Now, that is the Natural state, the Original state, and it is already perfect just as it is, so don't go adding any thought to it!

1yogi2many

Thursday, 8 October 2009

'Presence'




'In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts mind there are few.'
Shunryu Suzuki, contemporary Zen Master.
***

You don't need to be a Yogi or Zen master to practice meditation, you don't even have to be a monk. All you actually need is a desire to make a start and a willingness to participate with an open mind. Your mind works very much like a parachute works. If the parachute doesn't open when you pull the cord you are in big trouble. Are you ready to pull the cord of your mind, open it fully, and enjoy a view of life that many people are unaware of? If your answer is yes, then begin now by putting this meditation into practice.
  • Switch off the radio and TV etc.
  • Sit on a chair or sofa with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Breathe regularly with slow deep breaths. 
  • Hear your breathing. Be as still as you can.
  • For the next few minutes forget about thinking.
  • If thoughts arise observe them non-judgmentally and then let them go; breathe thoughts away. 
  • Gaze at what is around you. Do not label things, or think about them, just accept their shape, form, colour and 'presence'.
  • Let what you are gazing at absorb you. Accept each object and acknowledge that you are experiencing all this moment by moment.
  • After five minutes, reflect on your experience. Were you aware of your 'presence' in the here and now?
Practice this meditation everyday, morning and night and as many times as possible in between. If it is possible, read the steps above every time you sit to meditate. This will act as a reminder to you of your purpose . . .

. . . the time has come for you to pull the cord . . .

1yogi2many

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Stress ReleaseTechnique



Just in case you are having a rough day, here is a stress management technique recommended in all the latest psychological journals.

The funny thing is that it really does work and will make you smile:

1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that hangs out over a crystal clear stream.
2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool running water.
3. Birds are sweetly singing in the cool mountain air.
4. No one knows your secret place.
5. You are in total seclusion from that hectic place called the world.
6. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.
7. The water is so crystal clear that you can easily make out the face of the person you are holding underwater.
 

There!!
See?
It really does work.
You're smiling already.
Feel free to share this if you know others who might benefit from this Stress Release Technique.


1yogi2many

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Jnana Yoga


  Walk This Way . . .

I am a Jnana Yogi, it is my specialty, but I don't use eastern words because they only confuse the westernized mind; no, I use modern English words.

The word Jnana simply means 'Knowledge/Wisdom'; but it is Self-knowledge (knowledge about the truth of yourself), not worldly knowledge, that Jnana Yoga cultivates.

In becoming a Jnana Yogi I studied the truth of 'self' for many years and discovered that one day I was no longer a Jnana Yogi . . .

. . . I realized that I had moved beyond a name or label.

I am no longer a Jnana Yogi and yet I remain one, what a confusing paradox this is; and yet there is no confusion here. I am now free of all labels, free of all concepts, and as such I have realized that what I am is as nothing; and yet paradoxically it is out of this nothingness that everything unfolds as this moment, the here and Now.

Therefore I am 'The Now' or I am this state of 'Presence', which is free of all concepts, attitudes, opinions and beliefs.

I am free of likes and dislikes; free of attachment to anything outside of this 'Greater Truth-Reality-Integrity' that I've now realized as my very being.

. . . therefore what you think of me is none of my business; meaning that I have no fear of your beliefs or opinions, I see right through them, I know their source is ignorance itself. Now, if you were free of such limitations, well, that would be a different subject, then I would be ready to listen . . .

. . . what about you? ;-)

1Jnana-Yogi2Many

Monday, 5 October 2009

You Can't Lose Love . . . but you may think you can!

Its been said:

'You only lose what you cling to.'

'Emotional attachment is you holding onto something, something that you're afraid you might lose; but this is not love, there is no fear within love, it cannot be lost!' 

'If I cling to nothing . . then there is nothing to cling to . . . and love is.' 

'One can only cling to something that one is attached to on an emotional level. Who, or what, is it doing the clinging? Who is attached . . ?' 

'Love is letting go of fear, letting go of attachment and letting go of the last moment.' 

'In the beginning, which is always this moment, there is nothing to cling to; let go' 

'Love is this moment lived free of the need to cling to anyone or anything.' 

'Love is this moment lived free of psychological or emotional attachment.' 

'Love is surrendering to what is.' 

'Remove what you are not and what remains? The perfection of your being; Joy, Bliss and the Love of Consciousness.' 

'What is, is already perfect, the imperfection is your conditioned ignorance.' 

'Your conditioned ignorance is the past in you.' 'Let go of your conditioned past and what is left? Perfection . . or love.'

1yogi2many

A Better World Begins With . . . ?

'Looking for a better world to live in? Well here it is, make it so!' 

'You can't change the world, even if you like to think you can, but you can make a difference by being the change the world needs.' 

'All change begins within s/he who would like there to be change in the world; so, be the change . . make a difference within yourself first.' 

'As within, so without. A conditioned mind reaps a world of external conditioning.' 

'Dissipation of all conditioning within leads to a life lived free of all false external conditions.' 

'How does one dissipate all false conditioning within oneself? Through the power of self-observation; which is your naked attention turned within and observing/watching all your thoughts, feelings and consequent actions/behavior.'  

1yogi2many

Thursday, 1 October 2009

How Thoughtless I Am . . .

 
‘OK, we all know that most people consider the word ‘thoughtless’ to carry negative connotations, right? They say things like “Wow, what a thoughtless bastard s/he is.” Or words to that effect! But what if we drop the need to judge the word as being either negative or positive, what then? 

Read the word again, but this time drop the judgmental aspect, simply see the word:  


What is it to be free of thought, or simply to think less? 
Have you ever considered it as a possible way of life . . . 
. . . not to think? 

OK, that seems difficult to consider let alone put into practice, but what would be the end result? 

You don’t know do you? Sure, you may have a few opinions and beliefs on the subject, but you can’t possibly know what a ‘thoughtless’ state of mind might really be like because you don’t presently have that experience; is that correct, am I making sense? 

You have to have an experience before you can know what it is really like, otherwise all you have is a blind opinion. 

So, what if thought is not the great God that it’s made out to be; in fact it could be more of a devil than a God . . . how will you know with any certainty if you don’t investigate the subject in fine detail? 

The fact is you won’t know, will you, if you don’t make an effort, and what then? 

Well, you’ll be left with what you have right now; your old worn out attitudes to life and your beliefs and opinions born out of your past experiences; which equates to your conditioning . . . 

. . . wouldn’t you prefer to experience every moment as being fresh and new?’  

1yogi2many

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Think Less?

 

To be mindful you have to think less; to think less and less and less leads, gradually, to stillness of mind; the still mind is centered in inner peace, and this is the purity out of which we unfold. 

We? Yes we, what we really are, or our reality. 

What you really are is discovered within a thoughtless mind, which is a mind of pure and clear perception. 


1yogi2many

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Thoughtlessness?


. . . is the product of an emptied mind, which is simply a mind free of discursive thought and emotional reactivity.'  

Moving Beyond Limitations

 
‘Only the individual who enlightens his or her mind, by liberating it from the ignorance of its conditioning, lives in the natural state of being and is therefore free of problematic living and unhappiness.’ 
 

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Paradise On Earth?

'What is it to live in paradise? It is simply this moment lived free of psychological and emotional unhappiness . . . . . . which is not such an easy thing to do; to live free of unhappiness. It's simple to explain, but not easy to put into practice, which is why it requires some practice . . . ;-)' 1yogi2many

Friday, 25 September 2009

Self-Mastery?

 
'You're never unhappy, right?

That's rubbish! Of course you are unhappy from time to time . . unhappiness being that aspect of yourself that feels psychological and emotional pain, misery and suffering at any time; that is unhappiness acting through you. 

Unhappiness takes possession of your mind and emotions . . even your actions . . and you in turn inflict your unhappy condition on those around you; don't you, from time to time? No? Wow, that makes you pretty perfect then . . . . . . um, that was me being a little tongue in cheek ;-) . . .

. . . so don't feel offended by what I write or say, don't take offense unless you are going to make use of your taking offense by observing just what it is within you that is taking offense! 

If you can observe your self being offended in any given situation, you can then separate from it, separate from the thing that is feeling offended, or angry, or unhappy; and that is the beginning of self-mastery

You begin to master your self by observing your self thinking problematically and getting emotional. That is just the beginning though :-) 

You will only become the Master of yourself through this process of self-observation and self-separation . . . which eventually leads to a fresh and new state of unity, wholeness and completeness of being; a re-integration.'  

1yogi2many

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Who is The Master?

 
'If you are not the master of thought, and therefore the master of your mind, then you are mastered by thought; and the mind is your master!'  

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Thinking or Perceiving?

 
'What's the difference between the thinking mind and the mind that perceives? '

'Well, when the mind is thinking aimlessly or problematically, with a will of its own, your intelligence gets lost in the stream of thought. 

The stream of old worn out thoughts, beliefs and conditioned thinking and emotionalizing simply masks your intelligence, 
which would be able to perceive everything with clarity if the mind were perfectly still.'
 

You Think You Have Problems?

 
'Thoughtless people are enlightened people because they do NOT think problematically. In fact, let's face it, they don't think . . . they perceive' 

Friday, 11 September 2009

Thoughtlessness = Enlightenment: How?

The thoughtlessness philosophy is not new, no, it is ancient, which accounts for its age ;-) . . . 
. . . you should be mindful of that! 

Thoughtlessness requires you not to think; but is it possible not to think? 

What happens to the mind that manages to become still, does it vegetate, we'll have to find out folks?

Why would anyone even contemplate such a thing? 

We'll explore all such questions, that's what we'll do together, but only if you hang around; will you? 

After all I'm actually asking you to act thoughtlessly, or am I? Is there any connection between thoughtlessness and enlightenment? 

Oh yes, for sure there is, because only when discursive thinking is slowed right down do you begin to experience what is known as 'illumination', which is the state of being where the mind starts to become 'still' yet it remains fully 'alert' and intelligently present. 

Illumination precedes enlightenment, which means that you have to go through a long process of gradual illumination of the brain before you can experience the enlightened state of being. 

So, yes, the enlightened state does indeed require you to still discursive thought, but only so that pure intelligence, unadulterated by aimless and problematic thinking, can take over your psychic or mental space. 

There you have it; thoughtless people are enlightened people because enlightened people think less problematically :-)  

1yogi2many

Enlightenment?

 
'The most manifest signs of enlightenment are ease of being and cheerfulness of being. The most manifest signs of an unenlightened mind are psychological unhappiness and emotional reactivity.' 

Still Thinking about it?

 
'Thoughtlessness is the solution everyone is looking for. So, stop thinking all you thoughtless people, and put some thought into how to enlighten your brains through thoughtlessness.'  


Thinking again?

 
'Being, being thoughtless . . doesn't think . . I think that's right?'