11872Re: Keeping a Spiritual Journal
- Dec 5, 2003--- In email@example.com,
medit8ionsociety <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Hi again,respect and listening to, who pointed to the Advaita-like position
> I just got a personal Email from someone I feel is worthy of
that there are no "levels" of consciousness (IE: mocking "...the
idea that some "yous" are more "conscious",..."). Well, to me
there is no inaccuracy with that , but it occured to me that this
isn't at all incongrous with journaling, as typified by the Swami
Sivananda(who was a Vedantan/Advaitan himself) method
below, because if you look at it, it really is a method of looking at
"Who am I". Just a thought (and you know how much trouble
they can get you in:-)
> BobSG: while one is within duality there is a starting point .... not
even Sri Ramana was actualized as a child ...... it took an
event........ a point in duality where the mind was transcended
.... the illusion broken ......
until that time one is within duality and uses whatever is at hand
to come to that point where the duality falls away .....
this advaita view and perception about there are no levels of
consciousness may only be spoken by one that is beyond the
levels..... beyond the trap of mind and mental comings and
goings......... until that time Yes there appears to be levels .....
you can go around in denial of it using advaita speak and that
is what it is simply denial which is not liberating at all.........
there comes a point where the duality dissolves into Advaita but
that is not as yet the norm for the whole of mankind ....... until
that time a journal is advantageous as a mooring to see what
patterns have been occurring thus bringing a point that may be
contemplated and broken through ...... this comes by
witnessing ....... then by a spontaneous Self Enquiry or Neti Neti
which then takes over to cut the knots of illusion...... but this
arises in a deep spontaneous manner and not by self as a
limitational practice .....
Next there will be the advaita speak of we are already that -----
there is nothing to do ----- there is nowhere to go ...... etc.etc......
that is true for the liberated One but not for those that are still
within the mundane mental cognition and drama.........
for them a journey is still in place which ends in it was always
right here ---- right now ----- ...... it is the great paradox .......
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