HAS NO THOUGHTS
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
EACH ETERNAL MOMENT
A BEYOND WORDS AND THOUGHTS
STATE OF BEING
WITH OR WITHOUT
~ AMODA MAA
“… dissolution of the tight knot of ego …”
which, as Amoda posits,
“… doesn’t necessarily happen in one fell swoop.
It is more likely to be a gradual process of unfoldment--
a weaving in and out of the open spaciousness
of being and an often
indiscernible erosion of resistance to what is.
Your journey of awakening is unique and is unlikely to look like mine
--there is no path but the path you are walking.
in every moment the freedom of openness is available.
And the personal and global crises we experience in today’s world
offer a potent opportunity to turn our allegiance
from the war with reality to
the silent awareness that is always here …”
No wonder she closes the Introduction with:
“… I invite you to fall open, even when your world is falling apart …”
What is closer than social breakdown?
What is closer than any loss?
What is more intimate and direct than any thought?
Right here, right now
—if you stop and listen, if you stop and feel--
is the warmth of your body, the ebb and flow of your breath,
the pulse in your belly.
Right here, right now
—if you stop and soften--
is the simplicity of being.
is not a spiritual palliative.
It’s not about denying what’s going on in the world.
It’s not about sticking your head in the sand.
not as you imagine it to be.
and returning to the sovereignty
of your innate wholeness.
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NO CHOICE TRANSPARENT SILENCE OF ORIGIN "...free of all desires." "...being in the void." April 13, 2019
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the more patient and open we are in our sadnesses,
the more deeply and unerringly
a new revelation can enter us,
and the more we can make it our own.
Later on when it ‘happens’
– when it manifests in our response to another person –
we will feel it as belonging to our innermost being.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters to a Young Poet
But its antennae quiver at the slightest signal.
After several pages of lyrically recounted
late-summer memories from her childhood,
Colette contemplates the singular impressionability of
early memory --
a sort of time-capsule of consciousness
that stays with us for life:
The style of things,
the kind of things that we shall love in later life
are fixed in that moment when the child’s strong gaze
selects and molds the figures of fantasy
that for it are going to last."
For liberation know yourself as consisting of consciousness,
the witness of these.
seeing yourself as distinct from the body,
then even now you will become happy, peaceful
and free from bonds.
playing the game of worldly enjoyment,
bears no resemblance whatever to the world’s bewildered beasts of burden.
Truly the yogi feels no excitement
even at being established in that state
which all the Devas from Indra down
yearn for disconsolately.
is untouched within by good deeds or bad,
just as the sky is not touched by smoke,
however much it may appear to be.
who has known this whole world as himself
from living as he pleases?
from Brahma down to the last clump of grass,
only the man of knowledge is capable
desire and aversion.
as the undivided Lord of the world,
and no fear occurs to him
who knows this from anything..