AS THE MENTAL DREAM WAY OF LIFE VANISHES
THE GREAT DANCER OF ALL THAT IS*
*“IF IT’S MEANT TO BE
IT ALREADY IS
ALL OF LIFE BECOMES A GENTLE DÉJÀ VU”
(ew - TN Woods 1987)
-- Catholic, Christian, non-Christian,
no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion --
are unanimous on one thing:
that all is well, all is well.
Though everything is a mess, all is well.
Strange paradox, to be sure.
most people never get to see that all is well
because they are asleep.
They are having a nightmare.
—Anthony de Mello
to get rid of this dream of the waking state,
and your making efforts to attain jnana
(realization of Self)
or real awakening,
are all parts of the dream.
If you keep your attention on the source from where all thoughts arise,
the mind will subside there at the source and reality will shine forth.
Silence was the state of Bhagavan
and his direct teaching was only through silence.
Those who received his message of silence
had no need whatsoever to talk to him,
much less a need for his instructions.
How can I possibly express in words
the mysterious working of Bhagavan through silence?
—Quoted in Ramana Periya Puranam by V.Ganesan, page 284.
be not on the act of seeing,
nor on what you see,
but immovably on that which sees.
—Quoted in Ramana Periya Puranam by V. Ganesan.
We cannot expect the Spirit of God
to go out and do things of a temporal nature for us:
find a house, provide an automobile,
or put our competitor out of business.
Spiritual power is not temporal Power;
it is not a power that is subject to our bidding or our will;
it does not punish those who wrong us;
it is not something that we can use;
it will not give us a monopoly of all the dollars,
nor will it make us dictators
or help us pull down existing dictators.”
~Joel S Goldsmith
13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
Matt 6:31-33 (KJV)
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat?
or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:)
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
When you Awaken from a deep sleep
an entirely ‘new’ universe/world springs into being ‘for the first time’.
It was not there without your Attention
and it shows up basically the same as past universes
you have experienced due to your
unique conditioning, memory and imagination …
it is literally ‘made-up’ on the spot.
There is no evolution over billions of years
[that is part of the dream-story it is].
There is no ‘from here to there’ …
there is only a full-blown dream you
still choose to play within – AWAKE.
[actually everything in the dream is a swirling maelstrom of activity]
have been placed there
like a child building a miniature city with toy pieces – instantly!
until you think of it and there only as an ephemeral thought-form,
gone as soon as your Attention shifts
and there again in more concrete form
when you arrive at your ‘remembered’ destination of it.
getting better ‘or’ worse is just that –
a concept and NOT real.
with a little reality mixed in
that appeals to your made-up false self.
It is totally a dream – always and in all ways
no matter how dramatic its stories are.
your world and your unique experience
is an entirely new dream with many pieces
in the same place as the last dream
before your deep sleep.
This comes as a ‘major shock’ for many
[and will mostly be resisted]
who have so much invested in trying
to change the world.
you must choose Truth
over every passing, seductive spectre
before IT will ‘undress’ for you.
even the concept of patience
and will wait for your ALL-IN commitment.
play in the field of dreams
‘with’ IT SELF.