Saturday, March 31, 2012

The world and the senses

If we want to go beyond the mind and body, we have to understand and fully accept that all the information the senses provide is not real. Like the mirage that produces an illusory oasis in the desert, the sense create the impression that there a real world in front of us that is being perceived by the mind. The apparent reality of the world is an illusion. It is merely a misperception. We see the superimposition, the unreal names and forms we have created and we forget about the substratum, the reality that underlies them. -- A.S

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"I am the body" causes maya

There are so many thoughts in the mind. Thought after thought after thought... But there is one thought that is continuous, "I am the body". This is the string on which all other thoughts are threaded. Once we identify ourselves with the body by thinking this thought, maya follows. If we cease to identify ourselves with the body, maya will not affect us anymore. -- A.S.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Stay beyond thoughts

Stay beyond all thoughts,
in silent being-awareness.