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Choiceless Awareness - The Secret of Secrets- The Wisdom That Leads to Samadhi

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    What we are going to describe
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    has been called ‘The Secret Of Secrets’,
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    the esoteric wisdom that leads to samadhi.
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    Samadhi is the goal of all spirituality,
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    its union with the source.
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    the truth of who or what you are.
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    The truth that transcends the limited mind,
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    cannot be seen by means of the limited mind.
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    The still point cannot be reached
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    by means of movement. If you want to
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    realize the still point beyond thinking,
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    let go of all interest in thoughts and sensations,
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    all preferences, all phenomena
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    generated by the mind and senses,
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    and rest in naked awareness.
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    There are two fundamental dimensions
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    to existence in this moment.
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    There's that which is changing
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    and that which is unchanging.
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    Thoughts and sensations are a field
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    of constantly changing phenomena.
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    What is unchanging is the awareness
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    of that field of change.
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    We are usually so caught up in the field
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    of change, fixated on its objects, that we
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    ignored the dimension of awareness.
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    So we start our investigation by
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    becoming aware of awareness,
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    being conscious of Consciousness.
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    The challenge with resting in awareness
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    for long periods of time, is that
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    most people have not cultivated
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    the concentration and equanimity
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    to stay in awareness.
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    We are addicted to comfort
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    and the limited mind will want
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    to escape from this exercise,
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    it will find it profoundly uncomfortable
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    and will create every type of
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    hindrance or distraction.
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    There are two primary knots that
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    bind us to ego identification.
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    The body is attached to comfort
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    and the mind wants to know.
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    If we continue to seek the comfort
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    of the body and continue to seek
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    knowing with the mind,
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    we will never move beyond the
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    limited mind and body.
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    We will remain like a herd animal,
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    a creature that craves pleasure
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    and avoids pain, endlessly responding
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    to stimulus, endlessly doing,
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    and unaware of the dimension of being.
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    To be aware, to be fully attentive to
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    what is happening, without the mediation
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    of egoic conditioning, without concepts,
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    without controlling, manipulating
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    or distortion, without the filtering
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    of the limited mind,
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    is to be present without choosing.
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    Present without choosing, and therefore
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    without a chooser.
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    Every time the mind moves without your
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    willing, even the tiniest movement,
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    it is due to filtering through the
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    conditioning of the self-structure.
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    The path leads to cessation of
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    the entire whirlpool of mind.
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    To realizing all levels of self as empty.
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    How do I drop all doing,
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    how do I drop mind activity?
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    Listen closely, this is the paradox.
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    The limited egoic mind hears that
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    question and wants to know how,
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    but that limited mind can't do it.
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    The mind will always fail in any attempt
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    to realize stillness, because
    the mind is movement.
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    The mind itself is movement,
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    it is an endless process of doing.
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    We have to make the shift from doing
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    to BEING.
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    The you that you think you are is a
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    process a constant movement,
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    a collection of patterns.
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    That YOU has to die.
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    The pathological pattern of you
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    has to end for Samadhi to be realized.
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    Let that sink in...
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    Spiritual teachers have given
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    the instruction to reach Samadhi.
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    Be still and know.
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    Be still and know the True Self.
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    Primordial Awareness beyond name and form.
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    Be still and know that you are God.
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    What exactly do they mean?
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    What is it that becomes still?
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    Obviously no one's physical body can
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    become absolutely still,
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    existing within time and space.
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    Because time-space itself is movement.
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    Time-space is mind,
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    the Universe is big mind or Logos.
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    The first Hermetic principle is that
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    The All is mind, the Universe is mental.
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    If the Universe is mind and mind
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    is movement, how can I be still and know?
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    How can you be still on a globe spinning
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    a thousand miles per hour around its axis,
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    spinning 67 000 miles per hour
    around the Sun,
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    moving 500 000 miles per hour
    around the Galaxy,
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    and millions more through the Universe?
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    Your heart is beating,
    cells are moving inside,
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    food digesting, the brain
    producing brain waves.
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    Your blood is pumping, energy is moving,
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    how can we be still?
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    When the spiritual Masters say
    'be still and know',
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    they must be talking about something else,
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    something Beyond time and space,
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    something beyond the physical and mental.
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    What is meant by stillness is something
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    that we have no word for in our
    modern language system.
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    The Sanskrit language, the language
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    of the yogis, has more precise terms
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    which point to the non-dual.
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    The term 'shunyata' is often translated
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    as ‘voidness’, stillness or emptiness.
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    It is what is used in connection
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    with 'anata' or no-self,
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    the realization of Buddha nature.
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    Stillness is maybe the closest
    English word,
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    but it is inadequate to describe something
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    that is not of this dualistic world.
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    What is actually realized is the
    Primordial Consciousness,
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    which is beyond stillness and movement,
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    beyond time. It is eternal,
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    the ground of your being,
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    the essential nature of reality
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    that does not change.
    Actually it is beyond
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    change and the changeless.
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    When our true nature is realized
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    it becomes obvious that stillness
    and movement
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    are a duality created by the Mind,
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    silence and noise are a duality
    created by the mind.
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    Everything is already inherent within
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    that primordial stillness, the movement
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    of the world is identical to stillness.
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    Be still and know,
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    be in motion and know.
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    It is all emptiness dancing.
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    This is not something philosophical,
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    but an entirely different way
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    of interfacing with the world.
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    Actually it's about dropping
    the interface,
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    dropping the reducing valve which is
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    the self-structure, and experiencing
    your true nature
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    unmediated by the limited mind.
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    The so-called outer world is transcended
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    by realizing stillness,
    which when realized,
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    includes that which it transcends.
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    The duality of stillness and
    movement collapses.
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    Realizing samadhi, this great awakening
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    is just the beginning of the path.
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    Patanjali says that the entire endeavor
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    of yoga is aimed at the cessation
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    of the whirlpool of the mind.
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    'Chitta vritti nirodha'.
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    You could say it is the cessation
    of karma,
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    the cessation of deep unconscious patterns
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    on many different levels.
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    When we realize our true nature,
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    we temporarily cease our identification
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    and reaction to the mind.
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    It's like pulling the plug on a fan.
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    When we pulled the plug on a fan,
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    inertia of the Fan's blades keeps it
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    keeps it going as long as we don't
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    plug the fan back in,
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    it will eventually come to stillness.
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    Karma is simply the tendency for energy
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    to follow established pathways.
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    When Consciousness slips back
    into pattern,
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    it's like plugging in the fan.
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    Energy follows Consciousness.
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    Energy goes back into the old patterns.
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    Another way of describing it,
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    is through the law of inertia.
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    A mind in motion stays in motion,
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    unless acted upon by an outside force.
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    In the matrix of the conditioned mind
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    that we call the Universe,
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    energy and thought cycle through fractal
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    labyrinths that exist on a Continuum,
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    for micro to macro levels,
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    branching and exploring endlessly
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    All spiritual practice is an intervention,
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    an outside force,
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    a Consciousness which diverts energy
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    from flowing in the conditioned pathways.
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    You have to be willing
    to change your life.
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    Someone can do all the meditation
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    in the world but if they go back to their
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    same old patterns,
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    their same old routine,
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    then the wiring remains in place.
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    Our unconscious motivations must be
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    excavated and faced.
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    If through great perseverance and
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    determination, we managed to not plug in
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    the fan, then there is an actual
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    cessation of the 'vritties'.
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    A profound silence that is born
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    within the self-structure.
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    Every time we identify with and react to
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    some preference produced by the mind,
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    we plug the fan back in.
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    The longer we remain in awareness,
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    the more of the samskaras are purified.
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    The more the fan slows down,
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    and the human vessel becomes
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    more permeable to awareness,
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    the more we become empty of self.
Title:
Choiceless Awareness - The Secret of Secrets- The Wisdom That Leads to Samadhi
Video Language:
English
Team:
Awaken the World
Project:
Short Films - Stepping Stones
Duration:
13:54

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