Friday June 22. 2001
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The original version was loaned to a professor who moved and never returned it. UG watered this one down for some reason?(from Harsha Satsangh)A NET of JEWELS
daily meditations for seekers of Truth
RAMESH S. BALSEKAR
In the mistaken belief that one is an entity separate from all other people
and all other manifestation, there is no escape from sorrow.
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The individual does not finally merge with his original nature any more than
a wave merges with water. They were not different to begin with. A wave is
nothing more than the shifting shape of the water itself. It is not a
question of joining separate things but of the abandonment of something
inessential and superficial, the false identity of a separate individual
entity.Wim: UG is a motivating force for my practice. I want to prove him wrong about not being able to control one's thoughts and realize that
there is no person.
Hmm...perhaps you are being ironic, haven't had my coffee yet...
Controlling thoughts, if that is what you really meant, is about as possible and necessary to do as controlling the clouds in the sky. Concentration will take mind into the jhanas, very useful, but will not bring full insight into the actuality that there is no thinker and no practitioner, no doer, no seer, no one smelling or tasting anything, no one tied to sensations of pleasure pain or neutral feeling. When the faculty of mind, investigation, looks fully into the nature of thought, then clear comprehension, deep insight occurs. Mind realizes that there is nothing at all to cling to and thus lets go...thoughts are not 'my' thoughts. Obviously, only 'mind' can realize 'there is no person' since there is no person to realize there is no person.
And, of course, any 'person', any mind can have full insight into the true nature of thinsg occur at any time, this is more likely to occur in a deeply relaxed non striving mind than one that is trying to control anything. This full insight will never be thought of as 'mine'. There will be no reflective thinking at all occurring anymore.
Just a few uncontrollable thoughts.....
Joyce(from Harsha Satsangh)