Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mentally Restarted


Trying to have the mind figure out reality is like having trying to go back in time to your youth; both are impossible. The mind chatter that plays an endless loop of condemnation, fear, worthlessness while you are trying to make it through your day is not your friend. The mind is a fine tool for logical tasks like your house budget and grocery list, planning a vacation or your next purchase, but not so good for understanding your true Self, your timeless aware consciousness. This post looks at concepts that have no mind as there is no one here to have a mind about a concept :-)

After a length of time, the noise and confusion of the mind either leads one down a very limited and lousy path or it gives up and the real truth about who you really are without falseness. Sure, it's good to recharge the batteries, get away, treat yourself to a blow off day or a spa day, but you will eventually have to face your true purpose for being here at some point. The sooner the better. You can get mentally restarted by realizing that you are not your mind. You are not your body or the roles you take on to be taken as an individual in this world. You are not even an individual. My Zen and Advaita peeps-ya know it.

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While watching my 5-year old Godson getting his bubble bath, it struck me as a moment of clarity about our search for meaning. While he was searching for a toy amongst the billowing, fragrant white bubbles he began to wave away a section of the bubbles in front of him to see where the toy, his objective, might be. As he waved is arms, removing the bubbles and revealing the clear surface of the water, he was able to pluck the toy from the bottom and continue on playing. Too obvious? Yeah, but it bears mentioning. When we are able to clear away the temporary surface distractions from out lives, the bubbles, we can see through with clarity by sweeping away what obscures reality beneath the surface.

The true Self is waiting for that discovery to remember what it always is and was, the 'you' that is not defined by the limited roles played in our waking moments. The true Self is the awakened awareness in the present moment-pure consciousness joined to the universal consciousness and found by self inquiry through different methods. The one used in this sense is asking sincerely 'Who Am I? Who is this 'I'? Can this ''I” who is aware of itself notice that it is also being observed? By whom?
Inquiring into the sense of 'I Am' can bring an observation of clear awareness and reveal what it is you are not. The real nature in you is
. Providing this quote from one of the greats- you can read a poem about the 'Bidi Baba',
Sri Nasirgadatta Maharaj
called "
All Ever Is
More about his teachings
on Wikipedia.

"The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory. Why go anywhere? Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out. The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that need be done." "Your own self is your ultimate teacher. The outer teacher is merely a milestone. It is only your inner teacher that will walk with you to the goal, for he is the goal."

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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  1. A wise man once said "I am that I am"
    You are that you are. We all are the same reality.
    The only difference is that the wise men know it and the ignorant don’t :)

  2. We are all living in a dream... it is obvious. Indeed, but it is sometime hard to believe that it is :)



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