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  • medit8ionsociety
    Dec 14, 2009
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      Very beautifully written Papajeff. We have a picture
      of Krishna at our house where he's playing his flute
      to an adoring female. There's also a field where there
      are dozens of cows, several people, animals, and
      many different trees, plants, rocks, etc. Each thing
      has a handprint of Krishna at its center. This ancient
      and common realization is an (3rd) eye opening event.
      From there, one has the potential to recognize the unity
      of all things big and small and recognize the "hand"
      within all sub-atomic particles, atoms, molecules, cells,
      organs and other masses, bodies, all life on Earth, Earth
      itself, the Sun, the solar system and all its parts,
      the Galaxy, the Galactic cluster, the Universe, and in
      all Universes. In our classes, we teach the Big Buddha,
      Little Buddha meditation wherein one sees their deity
      (not necessarily Buddha or any specific person - it can
      just be a holy energy) in all things from the sub atomic
      on up to multi-universes. Of course as this begins to happen
      on its own without any inner chatter (when the directed
      concentration flows into meditation), there is no-one
      there to say "This is happening to me" or "oh-wow!", or
      "this is enlightenment", or anything similar. And as soon
      as that inner chatter returns, so does duality and the
      ego that thinks it is separate from the rest of all the
      atoms and universes. But often the experience itself is
      (happily) ever after life changing. A sort of spiritual
      "trap" is that this is so intoxicating an event that one
      rehashes it in the mind over and over and instead of
      seeking it again (or more accurately letting it happen),
      a plateau is reached and that's where the evolution
      stops. Somewhere right this Now there is a teenager
      taking a drug that has lead to similar experiences. S/he
      may flow into this "unified field" and actually know
      first hand what the mystics have made music about on
      their flutes for thousands of years, but they won't have
      a sustained divine being-ness and will most often
      just forget about "IT". Meditation practice is an
      ongoing and ever evolving flow and when someone who
      has had transcendent experiences shares them with us,
      it is a gift from above....and from within... and we
      are blessed when this happens. But, for most teenagers,
      even ones who have seen the universal unity, a new xbox
      game that just came out is more important. And age is
      just a number, so many meditators are still just
      teenagers spiritually who may never become adults in
      any way but physically. Meditation is the best mechinism
      for growth of consciousness and must take place in the
      present, and that is not just a rehashing of what has
      happened or a drug effect. A flute's beautiful message can
      only be sounded now. And if not actively used, the flute
      will rust and the notes will not be divinely sweet.
      Thanks again Papajeff for sharing this reminder to
      actually meditate and that this, shall we say, opens
      the ears to be able to hear the ever flowing celestial
      harmonies that divine flutes are playihg.
      Peace and blessings,

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Papajeff" <jeff@...> wrote:
      > Ran across this quote yesterday.
      > It's one of the pleasantly startling
      > realizations of Awakening:
      > "If you don't see God in everyone,
      > you don't see God at all."
      > – Yogi Bhajan.
      > One of the many startling new
      > and/or enhanced perspectives
      > that comes with Awakening and
      > Self-Realization (God-Realization)
      > is not only the sense of an awesome
      > "newness" of appreciation for
      > everything from the colors of
      > the sky and the trees, and the...
      > Well, let me tell it in a story:
      > One July morning quite a few
      > years ago, in the midst of a
      > quiet meditation, a startling
      > sense of an enormous "presence"
      > that seemed to acknowledge me
      > suddenly came into my consciousness.
      > My immediate thought was, "Oh,
      > God IS real!" I don't know why
      > that particular reaction popped
      > up, but that was it.
      > In this meditation that was more
      > like a lucid dream, I next
      > "encountered" a light being -
      > a glowing figure, so bright that
      > I could not see a face.
      > The light being ushered me
      > into a blast of huge blue-white
      > light...and now the words pale
      > in comparison to the experience...
      > Here, the very source of LOVE
      > washed over and through me in
      > torrents that seemed as though
      > they would be too much to bear.
      > Every part of me, down to my
      > DNA, I am convinced, was renewed
      > and enlightened with the most
      > beautiful flow of loving kindness -
      > way beyond imagination or anything
      > I had ever known or experienced.
      > It was as if I was being shown
      > how the entire universe "works",
      > and how all of it is perfectly
      > woven together in love.
      > And then...
      > I opened my eyes to find myself
      > in the body of a new human being -
      > or more accurately, in a new
      > level of consciousness about "me".
      > It was me, but it was no longer
      > the "me" who sat down to meditate
      > a couple of hours before.
      > My hands were new. I was amazed
      > as I looked at them, and delighted
      > at how they worked. As I touched
      > each of my fingers to my thumbs,
      > it was stunning to me that I could
      > do that.
      > Then I noticed the colors and
      > fabric of the pillows I was
      > sitting on. The shape, the colors,
      > the fabric of the pillow was
      > fascinating and indescribably
      > beautiful.
      > As I stroked the pillows in a
      > state of sheer delight, I looked
      > up to see the other people in
      > the meditation room. There were
      > 28 other people in this large
      > room, including the meditation
      > teacher who had been leading
      > us.
      > Now if I thought my hands were
      > amazing and the use of them
      > stunning, and the colors, textures
      > and fabrics in the room indescribably
      > beautiful...well, my reaction to
      > these paled in comparison to my
      > my reaction to seeing the other
      > people for the first time after
      > opening my eyes from the meditation.
      > These were people I had been
      > meeting with and living with
      > for several months before, so I
      > knew all of them, but...now...
      > they glowed with beauty - all of
      > them. I could feel there hearts
      > beating, and look deeply within
      > them...down to their souls. And
      > what I saw was...
      > The God of Love I had just 'met'
      > peacefully and beautifully
      > resident within each of them.
      > Since that July morning, so many
      > years ago, I fall in Love with
      > everyone I meet, because...
      > I see God in them.
      > This ranks among the supreme
      > benefits of meditation's gift.
      > One Love,
      > Jeff
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