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Perception Happens Perception Happens - No origin, nothing there: that’s just how it is. Perception doesn’t arise or vanish. When you make it more than that, It’s like making form out of what is formless: You lose touch with what is natural. How reactive you become! —Verse 3.2 There is something wonderfully tenacious about the human proclivity to name an […]
Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation Overcoming the Obstacles to Awakening - Becoming present is remarkably simple. However, remaining present is not so simple. Even if we are present for a short time, most of us are quickly pulled back into the past and future world of the mind. There are a number of obstacles that we must become aware of if we are to awaken fully […]
Ramana Maharshi Photo Color There Is Nothing, Be - The Philosophy of Sri Bhagavan, the greatest of sages, can be summed up in just three words “There is nothing.” So simple and yet so supremely difficult. “There is nothing.. All this world that you see, this mad rush of people after money and “existence” is just a fabricless thought. “There is nothing.” You, as […]
Vortex from Deck The Anatomy of Awareness - That everything is included within your mind is the essence of mind . . . Even though waves arise, the essence of your mind is pure; it is just like clear water with a few waves. Actually water always has waves. Waves are the practice of the water. To speak of waves apart from water […]
Ramakant Maharaj Photo Meditation Means Forgetting Your Identity - You Are Truth Q: I want to know the truth? Maharaj: You are Truth. Q: I know, but . . . Maharaj: The Knower is Truth. The one who wants to know, who is expecting Truth, That is Truth. Because we have been under the impressions and influences of the body since childhood, we find […]