Re: Meditation Tip #21/ML
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Maria Louisa wrote in response to a question about her linage:yes, thank you,
> > Wow! Karta, what a request.
> > I don't know if I consider myself coming from a lineage, since my
> > seeking has been long and wide. But I will suite to the lineage of
> > my teacher, Sri Ratan Lal. I think his approach is wonderful.
> > These are some words of him, although he speaks english, i took them
> > from a book in spanish and made the traduction, so maybe the
> > resulting synthaxis and spelling isn't the best, but what matters is
> > the content.
> > " To some people, surrenderness may seem easier because they believe
> > that once they have said "I surrender" to the Lord, they are free to
> > do whatever pleases them. That is not surrenderness. True
> > surrenderness is to abandon the ego, being completely free from
> > preferences and aversions, and admitting our own uncapability and
> > our dependence to a superior power. Extintion of the ego brings with
> > it a state identical to wisdom (Jnana).
> > Consciousness is not an object to be theorized about. The only
> > language Self knows is the language of silence. It can only be felt
> > when mind is free from thoughts and it's attention is directed to
> > the source. At the beginning, concentration is required to stick to
> > only one thought. At last, even that thought disappears. What is
> > left then? The answer is Self-Consciousness. That is the Truth.
> > Nobody doubts about its own existence. To know who we are there
> > isn't any need of external confirmation. The continuity of our self
> > is the essence of our nature. That is the Ultimate Truth. Descartes,
> > the french philosopher creator of modern phylosophy, exclaimed in
> > his famous quote: 'I think, then I am'. Truth is the contrary: 'I
> > am, then I think'. The 'I' thought, which in itself is only a
> > thought, is there only thanks to the existence of Consciousness.
> > There is nothing appart from Consciousness. This can be called
> > Supreme Power. To realize this fact, mind shall be in silence. Truth
> > is not reached by conceptualizing new theories about what is
> > relatively real. To be in the state of the Self goes beyond knowing
> > and ignorance. To know the Self is real knowing." (from: Union with
> > the Divinity, taken from the talks of Sri Ratan Lal)
> > All the Love,
> > maria luisa
> Dear Maria Louisa,
> Sri Ratan Lal's writing here is beautiful and wisdom filled, and I'd
> like to read more. But, I couldn't find any book titles listed by him
> on abebooks.com, my favorite source for books. Is Union With the
> Divinity currently available, or any other books by him? I know this
> was just a snapshot of his work, but I noticed that not one thing
> written here dealt with "I'm a Guru, so listen to me", which is my
> favorite kind of Guru - one that points to his teaching and not to
> her/himself. Thank you for sharing this.
> Peace and blessings,
I would love to read more from him
it is fascinating how each one of us
believe system born
I am having problem now with the
'nobody home' Balsekarian only
destiny notion I wonder what kind of self-Consciousness does that produce
from this angle what Maria Luisa wrote
about this subject is familiar: to
surrender to a higher power