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Highlights for Monday June 12th

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  • andrew macnab
    Man s search is basically to be one with existence. Separation hurts. ~Osho First one works to become one with family, one with peers, one with community.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 13, 2000
      " Man's search is basically to be one with
      existence. Separation hurts."


      First one works to become one
      with family, one with peers, one
      with community.

      When that fails, one's attention
      begins to shift inward, as one
      works to become one with self.


      when that fails, as it must, then it could be said
      that we are at the begining.


      When one works to become one
      and accomplishes that,
      is there two or still one?



      One has many opportunities to realize

      ...if one is willing to be deep down honest....

      ....even well before one has neutralized
      their inner conflicts and fears...

      that there is, and has always been, only one.

      Admitting that is a kick in the ass.



      ******* Don't be silly. There is no one. There *is* only. Get it? It's all in the
      wrist. :-)

      Happy Days,

      Ed Aarons:

      In thinking about the perceived separation of self and other,
      consider how the use of one's name focuses energy into that

      throughout life the sense of separation is conditioned in the
      use of one's name by parents, teachers, peers, bosses, etc.,
      by disiciplining, judging, denigrating, praising, applauding,
      dominating, spoiling, cajoling, competing, etc.; the effect gets
      hidden in the cells of the body ready to spring forth to play
      the separate "me" in the duality show.

      I am reminded that "Ed" is not the real "me".


      This all points to concepts and masks of behavior which build up
      into a personal identity. This personal identification incorporates
      the body along with a set of concepts, belief systems, rules of
      behavior, anxieties, and attitudes, given to us by the people and
      culture that surrounds us through our formative years. Concepts of
      self identification are reinforced when the people around us label
      us with those characteristics.


      David Hodges:

      ...synchronicity is not a law but an observation, by the great
      psychiatrict thinker C.G. Jung. He coined the word synchronicity to
      describe the phenomena of seemingly unrelated, coincidental events that are
      meaningful. The example he used was that of a patient of his who was
      describing a dream in which there was a colorful scarab beetle. Jung heard
      a scratching at the window, opened it, and in popped a scarab beetle!

      All of us have had these occurrences. They are meaningful in that they
      demonstrate ... that all of manifestation is interconnected

      Michael Johnston sent:

      "Your perception of bondage and limitation stops you from living every moment in your
      natural state of absolute peace. This perception exists only as long as the concepts
      of personal will, and the ability to change things persist. As you can never be
      absolutely sure what the next moment will bring you are always faced with the unknown.
      By definition the unknown is something you cannot make judgments about. Of course, you
      do – you fear it, you try to avoid it, you worry about it. This keeps you conscious of
      a deep inner knowing - that you really don’t have control. When you have hit the wall
      and ‘lost’ control often enough, it is this knowing that propels you into the quest
      for a spiritual meaning to life and your existence.

      Why do you assume that there has to be a meaning or purpose? Without meaning or
      purpose you are totally free to savor every moment of your life. You are free of the
      responsibility of fulfilling a purpose. This means, total spontaneous peace!

      Your true nature is beyond concepts. Life as you are playing it is just a monopoly
      game of concepts—illusions—faulty perceptions. You know that matter is made of
      ‘atoms’, which are made of—what? Electrons, protons, quarks? What are they made of?
      There is no ‘thing’ there—nothing. Life is a spontaneous dance, with no dancers and no
      presiding choreographer who dictates the steps. There is no higher Intelligence behind
      all this. It is just Spontaneity, pure and simple. Nothing has been created out of
      no-thing. Therefore no ‘one’ has been born and no ‘one’ dies. The soul is a concept,
      along with all the others you hold, that appeared despite you. They create the
      illusion that life has a meaning and purpose.

      Your accumulation of concepts is the burden limiting you from experiencing the
      non-conceptual, unlimited You. Liberation from that burden lies in the eventual
      falling away of all concepts until all that remains is the true Self. The Self is then
      ‘realized’ and the absolute is infinitely present – as has always been the case.

      What is the meaning of life? I can’t tell you. Neither can I tell you who you are.
      What I can do is write articles like this that tell you who you are not, and what is
      not the meaning of life. I can only point out that any understanding you have of life
      is just a concept—and therefore a faulty perception.

      Ultimately, that is the role of the Jnani. He is the dispeller of ignorance. This
      means that he does not try to explain what is, and give wonderful answers that placate
      and inflate the ego.

      All I can really do is help to dispel the ignorance of concepts with the process of
      logical deduction. If enough ignorance (concepts) falls away, you will start having
      glimpses of your essential nature - spontaneity. If all the concepts fall away, You
      will Experience that the total Absence of concepts is all there is, and You are That.
      All desires, including the desire to know the meaning of life, will be absent. A Jnani
      knows at the deepest level that there are no absolute answers. At the same time, he
      enjoys the absolute peace of having no questions, no desires, no sense of limitation
      and, therefore, no need for validation."

      --John Veltheim



      Something must surf on the limit of time and eternity, in integration. It's VITRIOL
      this perfume only one may know.



      James Bean sent:

      ( online via sikhs.org: http://www.sikhs.org )


      In the forests, fields and mountains, He is the Supreme Lord God. As He
      orders, so do His creatures act. He permeates the winds and the waters. He
      is pervading in the four corners and in the ten directions. Without Him,
      there is no place at all. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, peace is obtained. || 2
      || See Him in the Vedas, the Puraanas and the Simritees. In the moon, the
      sun and the stars, He is the One. The Bani of God's Word is spoken by
      everyone. He Himself is unwavering - He never wavers. With absolute power,
      He plays His play. His value cannot be estimated; His virtues are
      invaluable. In all light, is His Light. The Lord and Master supports the
      weave of the fabric of the universe. By Guru's Grace, doubt is dispelled. O
      Nanak, this faith is firmly implanted within. || 3 || In the eye of the
      Saint, everything is God. In the heart of the Saint, everything is Dharma.
      The Saint hears words of goodness. He is absorbed in the All-pervading Lord.
      This is the way of life of one who knows God. True are all the words spoken
      by the Holy. Whatever happens, he peacefully accepts. He knows God as the
      Doer, the Cause of causes. He dwells inside, and outside as well. O Nanak,
      beholding the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, all are fascinated. || 4 || He
      Himself is True, and all that He has made is True. The entire creation came
      from God. As it pleases Him, He creates the expanse. As it pleases Him, He
      becomes the One and Only again. His powers are so numerous, they cannot be
      known. As it pleases Him, He merges us into Himself again. Who is near, and
      who is far away? He Himself is Himself pervading everywhere. One whom God
      causes to know that He is within the heart - O Nanak, He causes that person
      to understand Him. || 5 || In all forms, He Himself is pervading. Through
      all eyes, He Himself is watching. All the creation is His Body. He Himself
      listens to His Own Praise. The One has created the drama of coming and
      going. He made Maya subservient to His Will. In the midst of all, He remains
      unattached. Whatever is said, He Himself says. By His Will we come, and by
      His Will we go. O Nanak, when it pleases Him, then He absorbs us into
      Himself. || 6 || If it comes from Him, it cannot be bad. Other than Him, who
      can do anything? He Himself is good; His actions are the very best. He
      Himself knows His Own Being. He Himself is True, and all that He has
      established is True. Through and through, He is blended with His creation.
      His state and extent cannot be described. If there were another like Him,
      then only he could understand Him. His actions are all approved and
      accepted. By Guru's Grace, O Nanak, this is known. || 7 || One who knows
      Him, obtains everlasting peace. God blends that one into Himself. He is
      wealth and prosperous, and of noble birth. He is Jivan Mukta - liberated
      while yet alive; the Lord God abides in his heart.

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