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  • Sandeep
    Dec 24, 2012
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      “Let go” is a big thing in the spiritual domain and very much the New
      Age Mantra.

      What is this Let-Go?

      Is it a Let-go……..if the intention is to get something in return ……as
      some quid-pro-quo?

      Would not the very process of a “let-go”………need a pre-existing claim of
      ownership ..….a claim over that……… which is sought to be let-gone.

      Without this sense of ownership..... without this sense of claim…

      …..whether it is about material thingies……. whether it is of
      relationships… .. whether it is of thoughts..... or of great spiritual
      understandings …

      ….without this sense of ownership……without this sense of claim or ownership…

      …..all let-go is akin........ the let-go of the yonder blue moon in the
      star-lit dark sky.


      Was that moon yours in the first place, such that you can no let go of it?


      Let-go…….has nothing to do with the usual connotation of let-go.

      For, if there is a hoped for end-result of the letting-go.....letting go
      has yet to happen.

      Let-go……is primarily to do with the unraveling of the sense of
      possession...... the sense of ownership, the sense of claim.

      Seeing...... that at the very birth…..the hands were empty…….and at
      death, the same hands will still remain empty…

      ..one turns to see... whether in this brief interlude between these two
      events of “birth” and “death”....

      ....whether in that brief interlude.....anything got acquired.....
      whether anything got owned..... whether anything got possessed.

      Whether any held claim… stands the clarity of scrutiny.


      It is fairly easy to see that while one might have societal documents to
      show ownership about material stuff….

      ....none of those assets really matters …...as none of them carry a
      warranty beyond the demise of the biological object....

      ... that has been held to be the owner-oneself.

      The difficulty is to see this "non-ownership" in the domain of
      relationships...... whether they are the very dear and loved ones or the
      not so dear ..

      ...not so loved ones…The difficulty is to see this non-ownership....in
      the realm of achievements, either mental or physical.


      Where lies this difficulty?

      It lies in the persisting conviction……….that it is this very claim of
      ownership...... which defines oneself to oneself.

      Without the teaching of Let-Go…(aka I teach, ergo I know how to let-go ,
      ergo I am)...…..who is oneself?

      Without being….. that wonderful mother........ that wonderful
      partner......that success-story.... that environmental/political/social
      activist....

      ...... that “supreme channeler” of messages from outer dimensions..…who
      is oneself?

      And then we have the usual possessions of identities of being a
      Christian....... being a Hindu.... being a Buddhist.....a Jesuit....a
      Merkabist...

      .... a Kabbalist..... a Scientologist...a Non-Dualist…..…being a Savior.

      Without all these claims…….who am I?


      A sense of claim…………needs the sense of the claimant.

      The sense of claimant........ as a sense of an individuated ,
      separative, volitional self… ….defined by the array of sense of
      possessions/claims.

      Why is such an entity only a notion………why is the very sense of a
      claimant-self an ideation?(As prattled by Gurus galore)

      In order to be.....i.e..not a notion....that which is to be......needs
      to defined........hence isolated on a perch.

      Separated out on a perch, now a defining is possible.....attributes can
      be ascribed, avered, disclaimed, refuted, defended....the usual circus show.

      Separated, isolated........thus definable...needs what has been
      separated out and placed on a perch......to have a deinite start and a
      definite end.

      Without a start point and end point....separated in time.....nothing can
      be distinguished.

      Where is the start point of life?

      Where is the end point of life?

      Typically these are held as the birth and death of an object, biological
      or othewise.

      The opposite of death is not life.

      The opposite of death is birth......and life.....contains both birth and
      death......and yet remains ever unbounded by these two notional events.



      If no aspect, no nuance of life can be isolated, separated out.......how
      can even a sense of the claimant–entity…be isolated?

      If a me-claimant-entity cannot be isolated.....how can things
      .....relationships .....definings be isolated?

      What “discrete-ness” …can be isolated .....and a beginning and an
      ending.... be sketched?

      If none......then…who can claim ……..about what?

      And without any claim………..let-go …….of what claim?

      Let-go of what stuff that is "owned"?

      The empty hands remain completely empty... even in the brief interlude
      between the events of “birth” and “death”…

      …..birth/death events …which themselves cannot be discreted out…..
      cannot be isolated as “events”.




      Were you born……..or what was ....born….....(as-if).....a sense of
      duration…in which you as an apparently discrete object…

      …became seemingly visible?


      So....... is this an advocacy of tearing up the title deeds of your
      residential property..... or giving it away in charity…

      ....or...…emptying your Bank account… …or walking away from a
      relationship.....… .as the necessary ingredients of being in let go?

      Such “movements” may or may not occur ……as nuances of the flow of
      totality…..but that is not necessarily being in let-go.


      Being-in-let-go……….is when in the seemingly presence …of what is
      conventionally defined as possessions....

      ..... of what is defined as identities……when the in the seemingly
      presence OR in the seemingly absence of any of such……

      …..one sees only one’s empty hands.


      The seeing...... that ……neither…….the presence or absence …..of anything
      which typifies Life…... defines oneself.


      Let go ……..is existing in a state ( to use a term)…..when let-go is seen
      to already be the case....

      …because there is none to stake a claim …on anything on any aspect of
      one's life…in the first place.


      One is so lost in oneself…..that even “oneself”…….cannot be isolated and
      referred to.....as "so lost"

      So lost...so gone…….. and yet the full and complete engagement
      .......…in and as ……this very moment...

      ….the unfolding engaging is neither diminished nor affected by the loss
      of oneself.


      The dropping of the "Let"...... in the Let-Go.......is the very so-gone.


      Gatey........Gatey.......Gatey