Monday, October 29, 2012

Things and no-thingness

When you look up at the night sky what do you see?
Stars, moon, planets, star try to recognize some of them and label them with name…
But, what do you really see?
The answer is; you see objects in space.
Space which you cannot see, hear, touch or feel is not an object. By naming it you make it into something solid and therefore misperceive it as something that exists.
You have things (form) and no-thingness (formless) in which form appear.
Those two dimensions are as well you, form (the body) and formless (the consciousness).
When the eye cannot find something to see, we call it “nothingness”, and when the ear can’t find something to hear we call it “stillness”. But to be able to see “nothing” we need to have some reference. To be able to hear “silence” we need the sound. We have lost ourselves in forms and sounds and therefore lost the other part of our dimension, of who we are. The identification with form (body) have left a hole inside us, which we constantly trying to fill with other forms (things that happen)...but all things are transient, meaning they do not last…

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Dreamer and The Dream

Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. Trough it, consciousness (spirit) is freed from its imprisonment in form. Inner nonresistance to form--whatever it is or happens—is a denial of the absolute reality of form. Resistance makes the world and the things of the world appear more real, more solid, and more lasting than they are, including your own form identity, the ego. It endows the world and the ego with a heaviness and an absolute importance that makes you take yourself and the world very seriously. The play of form is then misperceived as a struggle for survival, and when that is your perception, it becomes your reality.

The many things that happen, the many forms that life takes on, are of an ephemeral nature. They are all fleeting. Things, bodies and egos, events, situations, thoughts, emotions, desires, ambitions, fears, drama… They come, pretend to be all-important, and before you know it they are gone, dissolved into the no-thingness out of which they came. Where they ever real? Where they ever more than a dream, the dream of form?
When we wake up in the morning, the night’s dream dissolves, and you say, “Oh, it was only a dream”. It wasn’t real.” But something in the dream must have been real otherwise it could not be.

When death approaches, we may look back on our life and wonder if it was just another dream. Even now you may look back on last year’s vacation or yesterday’s drama and see that it is very similar to last night’s dream.

There is a dream, and there is the dreamer of the dream. The dream is a short-lived play of forms. It is the world-relatively real but not absolutely real. Then there is the dreamer, the absolute reality in which the forms come and go. The dreamer is not the person. The person is part of the dream. The dreamer is the substratum, in which the dream appears, that which makes the dream possible. It is the absolute behind the relative, the timeless behind time, the consciousness in and behind form. The dreamer is consciousness itself—who you are.

To awaken within the dream is our purpose now. When we are awake within the dream, the ego created earth drama comes to an end and more benign and wondrous dream arises. This is the new earth.

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A New Earth

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spiritual science

You are not human being with a soul; you are a soul that temporarily inhabits a physical body.
Here are some short lessons explaining your existence.

Spiritual science

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You are one

A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe'
a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something
separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
Albert Einstein