Thursday, July 22, 2010

"I am" is you

"When we examine the mind of the average person, we find that he usually identifies himself with mind or body.
He either thinks that he is body or that he is mind, and therefore he can control
neither mind nor body.

The "I Am" in his nature is submerged
in a bundle of ideas, some of which are true and some of which are not, and his thought is usually controlled by those ideas without receiving any direction whatever from that principle within him
that alone was intended to give direction.
Such a man lives in the lower storey of human existence, but as we can control life only when we give directions from the upper storey, we discover just why the average person neither understands his forces nor has the power to use them.
He must first elevate himself to the upper storey of the human structure, and the first and most important step to be taken in this direction is to recognize the "I Am" as the ruling principle, and that the "I Am" is you."

- Christian D. Larson
from the book A Course In Materialization

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thought is not the Self

Thought is something foreign, alien, to the true Self.

Thought pretends to be the Self.

Thought is not the Self.

Thought is an imposter.
Thought believes that it is a real entity, and that it is a real self.

Humans, are slaves to an imposter “self”.

Thinking that thinking, or thought, is your self, is a delusion, a dream-like illusion.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Stay only as the awareness

Stay only as the awareness, within which the mind is playing, but hold the attention on awareness only.

Bhagavan Ramana's Enlightenment Day - July 17th.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

If you seek my advice and help

"If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once. I am ever living to help and guide all, who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me."      
------ Shirdi Saibaba

Advice from Amma

"The real important thing is the control we have over our mind in all situations,” Amma said. “If someone becomes angry at us, we should not react and become angry also. We should reflect, ‘Whom am I becoming angry at?’ In such situations we should remember that it is all the Atma, the Supreme Self. We should think, ‘The consciousness that is within me is within that person also. Can consciousness become angry? And if all is one, to whom can it express its anger?’ We should give more importance to the Self and not the body.”