Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Karma

What can I do about my karma?

You can investigate your own nature by inquiring "Who am I?" Aside from this you are helpless.

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There are actually three types of karma.

Firstly, there is all the past karma that has accumulated as the result of actions over many lifetimes.

Secondly, there is the karma of living in relation to so many other beings. Any sentient being is like a ripple on a stream in the open flow of life with countless others--both sentient and non-sentient.

And, thirdly, there is the karma that emerges in the present moment. If you are taking yourself to be a separate "I" or "me" then this pretending character is also accumulating new karmas that are due to present action.

***

This third type of karma is what comes to an end, as a matter of speaking, when the "I" sufficiently questions itself. Without a "basis" it can not continue to develop.

However, there is still the result of the other two types of karma. Any sage or master has the personal and life that he or she has due to past actions as well as the actions (both past and present) of so many others--because of these types.

So even a sage has karma; even a master is helpless to end it.

***

Find your own present helplessness and you need not worry about ending any karma.

Instead you can laugh at it and enjoy it!

i never learned to smile

i never learned

to smile


this joy

this joy

that already

is is


a cup

running over

everywhere


no smile

could ever

do this

justice


this wide-awake

being-ness


so


openly


edgeless

Monday, October 29, 2007

"I Feel Ashamed..."

Another video of Karl Renz.

Two Videos of Madhukar

On Silence

Q & A

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Passing of Grace

I recently read an article by David Godman that considers some of Ramana Maharshi's teachings about aham sphurana.

This article caught my attention mostly because this sphurana experience is something that happened for "me" right before the question "Who am I?" finished itself.

So, although I was quite oblivious about it as it happened, I can attest to its significance.

***

At any rate, this article has helped to clarify that it was Bhagavan's grace that "set off" this "sphurana experience" allowing the Self to "realize" the Self.

Only I should qualify this by saying that in the aliveness of the Self there is no separate "me" who was then "helped" by any separate "Bhagavan". It is simply that the Self smiled in recognition to the Self in the guise of a passing of grace from "Bhagavan" to "myself".

Which is to say that something happened to a seemingly separate "me" so that it could be clear that nothing separate happens at all.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

no i & no you

what is it that

flashing lightning

flashes or

the shining sun

shines within


is it not

infinte

and spaceless

space


what is it that

infinite

and spaceless

space

appears

within


is it not

your very own

unseeable

and pure

being


i would tell you

to be this being

only i

don't have to


why


because there is

only this being


and no separate telling i


and no separate hearing you

the eye that never sleeps

i am

an eye

that

never

sleeps


each

seeming thing

appearing

appears

only within

this eye

that

i

am


and so i am shapless

and without boundaries

and without qualites

and without duration

and unnamable


every eye

whether

closed

or open

is open to

nothing

other than

this

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

not possible

it is not possible

for you to attain

and not possible

for you to loose

the you that you

already are


the aliveness

exploding

as a leaf


or clouds

flowering

across

the vast sky


or the smallness

and tenderness

of an infant's

hand


or the blue

or brown of

her or his

eyes


this aliveness

is nothing

but undeniable

saying of


unsayable

you

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Your Inner Eye

I feel that I am in my body--inhabiting it and--that my body is me.

What about your mind?

What do you mean?

Do you sometimes think that you are in your mind? For example when your mind thinks about how your body looks whenever your look into a mirror--or thoughts that tell your body to get out of bed and get ready for work in the morning.

I also am in my mind.

So which one are you in...if you had to choose?

I can't decide between them!

Why not?

Because I am both of them.

What about your heart? What do you know about it?

I feel love for people and for things with my heart.

Love for all that arises?

I wish I could say so!

Who says that you can't?

Sometimes I do.

When? Is it when you are in your body or when you are in your mind?

Both.

How do you see this "I" that sometimes inhabits your body and sometimes inhabits your mind?

I don't know. I see it with my heart?

Yes! You see this "I" with your heart.

Your heart is your inner, invisible eye. When you look at an object with your physical eyes, you know that this object in not your physical eyes; they are what sees any physical object. Yet what is it that they can not see?

They can not see themselves.

Right. They can not see themselves!

So my heart is like my eyes?

Yes. That's right. Your heart is your invisible and undeniable being-awareness.

And heart is not a special "thing". It is your own innate and natural being. By staying with your own natural being you find that your body and mind are presently free. Why? Because they are not you. They are only a passing shining out, only an arising IN you.

Monday, October 1, 2007

You Are

You are not in your body.

Your body is in you.

You are not in your mind.
Your mind is in you.

You are not in your emotions or feelings.
Your emotions or feelings are in you.

You are.

You are ALL of this that is arising in you.