INVITES < DEMANDS
THE VAST SILENCE OF ORIGIN’S WOMB
EXPANSION/ONENESS WITH ALL
WITHOUT IDO’S ADO
In any here and now moment,
we can discover that our
nature as Awareness Itself
is in fact
the ultimate holding environment.
another to provide this environment for us,
in which we could rest in Primordial Beingness,
it is actually here at all times.
pouring out of the unseen and soaking
into every cell and strand of DNA.
just look and you will feel it
surrounding you... right now.
understand our experience [or others]
conform to our ideas,
hopes, and dreams
about the life we were
"meant to live" -
that it is unfolding uniquely,
emerging out of
the unseen hand of Love.
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or his attention, in a niche within himself,
where the winds
do not make
the candle flame move.
or a taste, or a sensation on the skin
does not distract him.
are still his own thoughts,
his memories, his plans.
that the yogi must impose upon himself
becomes exquisitely difficult,
and something requiring
an extraordinary amount of patience.
- Ram Dass
I couldn't play my cello, play golf,
drive my sports car
and many other things.
It was fierce grace.
And I certainly identified with my soul.
I didn't identify with my body.
And my mind.
was of a spiritual being
delving into humanity.
Consciousness has always been regarded as madness.
They'd rather see me being a rich arrogant prick.
I’ve often said that I wished people could realize
all their dreams of wealth and fame, so they could see
that it’s not where you’ll find your sense of completion.
I believe that peace lies beyond personality and disguise,
beyond the red S on your chest
that makes bullets bounce off.
I believe that it’s deeper than that.
I believe we’re a field of energy
dancing for itself.
of an unknown mystery.
If you want to know something,
If you want to un-know everything,
then sit and listen.
The silence inside of you
is the sound of your knowledge collapsing.
Remember, it is you who said,
"I want to be free."
Once again I would emphasize that the contemplative life is composed
of two separate and entirely different movements:
one of integration or the finding of the self;
and one of disintegration or the losing of the self.
In a religious context this would be
the movement toward union with God-as-object,
followed by the second movement
toward identity or God-as-subject.
it is far more likely that the movement toward union
would culminate in experiences of personal deification,
because further on,
the experience of personal selfhood
– on which personal deification depends -
no personal self and no personal God
the second movement.
Thus it does away with any possibility of a mistaken identity,
especially when everything we thought we knew is taken away
in a state of complete unknowing.
The Experience of No-Self, 1982 Edition
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RETURNING TO ISLAND SANCTARII