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It’s not really true to say, “I want liberation.” It may feel like that but liberation is not a desire like other desires that can be held by the individualized mind. It is more like when one feels, “I don’t want anything at all,” that liberation reveals itself in the absence of desire for anything. Liberation is not a thing to be had. Everything else in this world is some type of thing, even an experience is a thing. Liberation is not an experience because it doesn’t require a person to be there for it, in fact, it is only revealed when the person has somehow disappeared from the equation. This could be a moment or it could be a day or it could be a lifetime, either way it is always the same absence of the personal desire for anything that allows this liberation presence to be obvious.
~ rafael stoneman ~
Enlightenment is something else that you want
but you can’t have it. You can’t add it to yourself.
It is more a matter of removing yourself but how
can you remove yourself? When this is seen clearly,
all attempts and efforts to attain enlightenment
will fall away. This clear seeing is available anywhere
at anytime, under any circumstances, amidst any
conditioning. The only thing which obscures this
seeing is your trying to see. Stop trying.
~ rafael stoneman~
Sometimes you find someone saying what you were feeling/thinking/expressing
in a way that sounds even clearer than your own way. This is the case with this
“The task performed by Bhagavan Sri Ramana was to reopen the direct path of Self-enquiry which had become too arduous for our spiritually dark age. This path, with its theoretical basis of Advaita, stands, so to speak, at the source from which the various religions diverge and can therefore be approached from any side. Whether there are many or few who take it is not the question, only that it has been made open.
In itself, but for the Grace of Bhagavan, it would be the most inaccessible to modern man on account of its very simplicity and directness; and yet it is the most accessible, and in many cases the only accessible path, from the contingent point of view, since, because of its very directness, it requires no ritual or forms of worship, no priesthood or congregation, no outer signs or special observances, but can be practised in the workshop or kitchen or city office as well as in the monastery or hermitage.
In the same impersonal way a man can attend to all the affairs of life, knowing that he, the real Self, is unaffected by them; and every attack of greed, anger or desire can be dispelled by vichara. It must be dispelled, because it is no use repeating that one is the Self and acting as though one were the ego. Real, even partial, awareness of the Self weakens egotism: egotism, whether expressed as vanity, greed or desire, is a proof that recognition of the Self is merely mental.
This means that in adapting an ancient path to modern conditions Bhagavan has in effect created a new path. The ancient path of Self-enquiry was pure Jnana-marga to be followed by the recluse in silence and solitude, withdrawn from the outer world. Bhagavan has made it a path to be followed invisible in the world in the conditions of modern life.
Whosoever submits to him will be borne up and never forsaken. “God and Guru are not really different; they are identical. He who has earned the Grace of the Guru will undoubtedly be saved and never forsaken, just as the prey that has fallen into the tiger’s jaws will never be allowed to escape. The disciple, for his part should unswervingly follow the path shown by the Master.” Arthur Osborne
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