MOLTING & MELDING
WITHOUT ANY SENSE OF PERSONAL VOLITION OR CONCERNS
THE ORIGINAL CLOUD OF UNKNOWING IS SANCTARII
NAKED IN/OF/AS ENOCH’S TRANSLATION
ORIGIN’S PEACE PREVAILS
“We call him digambara ‘clothed in space’,
the Naked One,
beyond all appearance.
There is no name and shape under which
he may be said to exist,
yet he is the only one that truly is.”
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I have a cancer.
It has stripped away my tomorrows.
My tree of life has been stripped down to essentials.
There is a new purity of intent.
Priorities are put to the test.
Cancer has dissolved procrastination, and
I am left joyous and grateful.
Cancer stole my baggage,
Now, unexpectedly, I fly higher.
How can I know?
Simply by reaching deep into my heart.
There I find joy, good humour, gratitude and delight.
Alone in the night; I wake several times nowadays, the cancer reveals itself as an awakener.
My sleep has been deep but now,
Thanks to oncology, I have surged beyond psychology.
What a Laugh!
I do need to simply be present here-now.
Laughter, joy, meditation, love, friendship,
Are with me on this surprising journey.
They are here, now, as I write.
Who could have guessed? Not me.
I remember Osho saying,
Never act out of fear.
Acting out of fear, even if it appears to be right, it is always seen, sooner or later, as wrong.
I search myself for fear.
Is it hiding?
I have not found it yet.
Meditation and awareness can now penetrate even my sleep.
Cancer provided the poke I needed.
Slow or not, cancer has shown something has happened, and continues to happen.
Yes, I may be fooling myself.
I am in truth, consciousness and bliss.
full of cytotoxic drugs,
quietly grieving over the loss of his beard,
I find myself smiling, then laughing out loud.
I am dancing inside.
Who would have guessed?
But then, didn’t Osho say,
Death comes dancing.
more like enhanced life.
Whatever comes, whenever, I am ready,
Grateful far beyond these poor words.
Cancer Provided the Poke I Needed
Devageet left his body on January 26, 2020. A beautiful tribute page can be found on OSHONEWS
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Additional Nisargadatta Quotes
Excerpts below from this long but wonderful Offering:
Maruti’s* old identity was giving way, disappearing behind the inescapable presence of life itself, the self, unbound, pervading all and everything.
* (Maruti was later known as Nisargadatta Mahara)
“Love says ‘I am everything’.
Wisdom says ‘I am nothing’.
Between the two, my life flows.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Your loss is your gain. When the shadow is seen to be a shadow only, you stop following it.
You turn round and discover the sun which was there all the time — behind your back!”
“Ask yourself ‘to whom it all happens’.
Use everything as a chance to go within.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Give your undivided attention to the most important in your life — yourself. Of your personal universe you are the centre — without knowing the centre what else can you know?”
“Go beyond, go back to the source, go to the self that is the same whatever happens. Your weakness is due to your conviction that you were born into the world. In reality the world is ever recreated in you and by you. See everything as emanating from the light which is the source of your own being. You will find that in that light there is love and infinite energy.”
“I see what you too could see, here and now, but for the wrong focus of your attention. You give no attention to your self. Your mind is all with things, people and ideas, never with your self. Bring your self into focus, become aware of your own existence.”
“Truth is not a reward for good behavior, nor a prize for passing some tests. It cannot be brought about. It is the primary, the unborn, the ancient source of all that is. You are eligible because you are. You need not merit truth. It is your own. Just stop running away by running after. Stand still, be quiet.”
“Watch your mind, how it comes into being, how it operates. As you watch your mind, you discover your self as the watcher. When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher.”
“Relax and watch the ‘I am’. Reality is just behind it.
Keep quiet, keep silent; it will emerge,
or, rather, it will take you in.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Trust nobody, not even yourself. Search, find out, remove and reject every assumption till you reach the living waters and the rock of truth.”
“Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide.”
“See what you are. Don’t ask others, don’t let others tell you about yourself. Look within and see.”
Nisargadatta often speaks of the Jnani, or the enlightened being, never tiring of describing its nature and qualities. “We call him digambara ‘clothed in space’, the Naked One, beyond all appearance. There is no name and shape under which he may be said to exist, yet he is the only one that truly is.”
“[The supreme state] is entirely one and indivisible, a single solid block of reality. The only way of knowing it is to be it. The mind cannot reach it. To perceive it does not need the senses; to know it, does not need the mind.”
“There is no need of training. Awareness is always with you. The same attention that you give to the outer, you turn to the inner. No new, or special kind of awareness is needed. What you need is to be aware of being aware. Don’t be misled by the simplicity of the advice. Very few are those who have the courage to trust the innocent and the simple.”
“Truth is not the result of an effort, the end of a road. It is here and now, in the very longing and the search for it. It is nearer than the mind and the body, nearer than the sense ‘I am’. You do not see it because you look too far away from yourself, outside your innermost being. You have objectified truth and insist on your standard proofs and tests, which apply only to things and thoughts.”
“You need not get at it, for you are it. It will get at you, if you give it a chance. Let go your attachment to the unreal and the real will swiftly and smoothly step into its own. Stop imagining yourself being or doing this or that and the realisation that you are the source and heart of all will dawn upon you. With this will come great love which is not choice or predilection, nor attachment, but a power which makes all things love-worthy and lovable.”
“Your own self is your ultimate teacher (sadguru). The outer teacher is merely a milestone (guru). It is only your inner teacher, that will walk with you to the goal, for he is the goal. (…) Since he is in you and with you, the difficulty [ to reach him ] cannot be serious. Look within, and you will find him. (…) He alone is, all else only appears to be. He is your own self, your hope and assurance of freedom; find him and cling to him and you will be saved and safe.”
“The innermost light,
shining peacefully and timelessly
in the heart,
is the real Guru.
All others merely show the way.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
“These will come with earnestness. What is supremely important is to be free from contradictions: the goal and the way must not be on different levels; life and light must not quarrel; behaviour must not betray belief. Call it honesty, integrity, wholeness; you must not go back, undo, uproot, abandon the conquered ground. Tenacity of purpose and honesty in pursuit will bring you to your goal.”
“My Guru told me — ‘Trust me. I tell you; you are Divine. Take it as the absolute truth. Your joy is divine, your suffering is divine too. All comes from God. Remember it always. You are God, your will alone is done.” I did believe him and soon realized how wonderfully true and accurate were his words.”
Excerpts from this long but wonderful Offering:
Read G.K. Damodara Row’s extensive description of Nisargatta’s life and teaching on