Right Religious Practice is ego-transcending

Right "religious" practice is not about the "me" of "you". Right "religious" practice is not about the ego-"I". Right "religious" practice is not about the "me"-person who participates in "religious" observances.

Rather, right "religious" practice is about the Divine — with Which any individual is re-associating, or re-uniting. Right "religious" practice is, ultimately, about discovering Oneness with the Divine Condition to be Always Already the Case. That is right "religious" practice."

- Sri Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj, from The Aletheon

The World is a Projection

Q. The world looks so real. How can you say that it is unreal?

A. It was never said that the world was unreal. It was however said that the world-apperance is a projection. What you are seeing as the world is the film, projected by your light onto the screen of the appearances.

The content of the mind is the film. The film by itself has not power to pull you or attract you. It is inert and is only brought to life by that light.

If that light is not there, there is no appearance on the screen.

Q. Is that the light of consciousness?

A. No, that is the light of attention. Consciousness IS what you are is the entire THEATER and beyond.

Is Enlightenment in my Destiny?

Q. If everything is destined, then enlightenment must also be destined.

A. Enlightenment can never be something that is destined.

Q. Why not?

A. Enlightenment can never be something that is destined because it is the awakening from the story of the one who is destined.

Q. I am confused by what you mean.

A. It is very clear. The you who you believe is destined or not destined is simply a story. It is a fictional story. There never was such a person and in fact there is not such a person right now. All that has to be done is to look and see whether you are really there as this character or not?

Q. I look and I feel that I'm here.

A. It is true that you are here, but as what? Your story can't be the truth of you because that keeps on changing. Five years ago you had a different story. Ten years from now you'll be having a different story. The character keeps on changing but there is something here that remains the same. Find that out. That is awakening. Enlightenment can never be an 'event' in the story of a someone. It is the awakening out of the story of someone and waking up to what you always already ARE.

"I Lost It" - Excerpt from Sri Mooji's Writing on Water

The voice that says,
'I lost it!'
or 'How can I stay there?'
is the attention personified, not you.
Therefore, don't believe it!
Remain as Silence.

this powerful pointer is from Sri Mooji's book: Writing on Water (Spontaneous Utterances, Insights and Drawings)

The Way to Solve All Problems

The way to solve all problems

is to DISSOLVE the one who perceives the problems.

The way to DISSOLVE this one

is to realize that there was never this one to begin with!

The Truth

Even This Will Pass Away

By Theodore Tilten

Once in Persia reigned a king,
Who upon a signet ring
Carved a maxim strange and wise,
When held before his eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance,
Fit for every change and chance:
Solemn words, and these were they:

Trains, of camel through the sand
Brought him gems from Samarcand;
Fleets of galleys over the seas
Brought him pearls to rival these,
But he counted little gain,
Treasures of the mine or main;
'What is wealth?' the king would say

'Mid the pleasures of his court
At the zenith of their sport,
When the palms of all his guests
Burned with clapping at his jests,
Seated midst the figs and wine,
Said the king: 'Ah, friends of mine,'
Pleasure comes but not to stay,

Woman, fairest ever seen
Was the bride he crowned as queen,
Pillowed on the marriage-bed
Whispering to his soul, he said
"Though no monarch ever pressed
Fairer bosom to his breast,
Mortal flesh is only clay!

Fighting on the furious field,
Once a javelin pierced his shield,
Soldiers with a loud lament
Bore him bleeding to his tortured side,
'Pain is hard to bear," he cried,
But with patience, day by day,

Towering in a public square
Forty cubits in the air,
And the king disguised, unknown,
Gazed upon his sculptured name,
And he pondered, "What is fame?'
Fame is but a slow decay!

Struck with palsy, sore and old,
Waiting at the gates of gold,
Said he with his dying breath
'Life is done, but what is Death?"
Then as answer to the king
Fell a sunbeam on his ring;
Showing by a heavenly ray,

The Obstacle to Waking Up From the Dream

Notice when you are dreaming, that you are caught up with the story of the fictional character of you (who doesn't really exist, and is not really there, but none-the-less, the experience is taken as true.)

Some events in the dream also have their own internal logic, however, when examined from the awake point-of-view, is seen to be completely illogical. However, the circular logic of the dream makes it seem probable.

The only obstacle to waking up from the dream is to be distracted within the dream by identifying with issues that need to be solved. When the issues are identified with, the seeking begins. This seeking prevents the ALWAYS, ALREADY fact of REALITY AS IT IS.

It is SEEKING for the solution to the so-called problem, and the involvement with the problem, that takes up the attention and makes us not see that it is an illusion.

It is the SEEKING for something that will make the "ME" in the dream feel better. As long as the search is on, it is not possible to look and see that the SEARCH IS USELESS!




Understanding Pointers as Pointers

As long as there is no clear understanding of what the word "Self" is pointing at, there will always be confusion over the fact that Self-Remembering and self-forgetting are the same.

As Sri Mooji has said so beautifully:

"If you think you are a person
-forget yourself.

If you think you are the Being
-remember yourself.

When you know you are Awareness
-there is nothing to remember or forget."

(Sri Mooji, Writing on Water p.28)

Essence of Enlightenment in a Nursery Rhyme

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall.

( Beginning of seeing through limitation of false personality by sitting ON the wall, rather than sitting IN the wall.)

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

(By grace, the fall happened. The identity has fallen. It has been seen through.)

All the King's soldiers and all the King's men.

(The King of illusion will use all tools, thoughts, objects, etc.. to try and put the personality back together again).

Couldn't put Humpty together again.

(The false personality, once seen through, can never be REALLY ASSEMBLED back again.)

The Truth of this Moment

The ONLY Truth of this moment is this moment;

Not any thing or any one appearing in the moment;

this includes you.

Alignment with Truth: a misguiding concept

Q. I want to align myself with the Truth.

A. Such a thing is not only impossible, but a misleading concept. How will you align yourself with space?

Q. What do you mean?

A. The Truth is not an object for you to align with. It is the totality in which all arises. The Self is not separate from this totality and therefore cannot be aligned with it. It is It. It is ONE. It is ALL.

Q&A: Differing View Points from Different Masters?

Q. But I'm also confused by different viewpoints:

-Ramana says "turn inwards and abide there"

-Nisargadatta says "feel the I am and detach from it"

-Balsekar says "everything is consciousness"

-Robert Adams says to abide in silence

A. There is no confusion in these statements. They are actually stating the same point. Please realize that these are pointers and we should not get stuck with the pointers. Pointers may be different but they all point to the same place. Don't get stuck on the way they point, look to what they point.

-Ramana says "turn inwards and abide there"

To turn inwards is to turn away from all phenomena. To turn away from all thoughts, words, deeds, actions, and anything that is impermanent. When you turn in this way, you are back to the presence: The space in which all of these are showing up.

-Nisargadatta says "feel the I am and detach from it"

To feel the "I AM" is only possible if you turn inwards. Otherwise if the attention is outwards you will only be aware of the thoughts, feelings and the world. So when you feel the I AM, you realize that you are aware of the feeling of I AM. Now detach from it. Realize that you are that in whose presence even presence is seen.

-Balsekar says "everything is consciousness"

This pointer is stating the fact. There is only presence, only consciousness. This is already the case. Thoughts, feelings, the world, is taking place only in consciousness. This statement is not different than the previous two statements. The basis of the previous two statements is remain as this consciousness and not identified as any object that appears within it.

-Robert Adams says to "abide in silence."

This pointer is also referring to the same point. To remain as that silent presence which you are and is all that there is.

So you can see that they are all pointing to presence, to consciousness, to what is.

You are already this! Always!