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Friday June 22. 2001

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There is life beyond the lists and usenet. Live Journal is a whole
other experience. Follow the link to a report and commentary on
Ammachi.

http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?itemid=5430829

Links to other Live Journals on my home page:
http://www.nonduality.com

Jerry



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You can read UG's "Mytique" on line free. It is one of the most
powerful spiritual document that I have read.

The original version was loaned to a professor who moved and never
returned it. UG watered this one down for some reason?

(from Harsha Satsangh)



A NET of JEWELS
daily meditations for seekers of Truth
RAMESH S. BALSEKAR
http://www.advaita.org

June 23

In the mistaken belief that one is an entity separate from all other people
and all other manifestation, there is no escape from sorrow.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The individual does not finally merge with his original nature any more than
a wave merges with water. They were not different to begin with. A wave is
nothing more than the shifting shape of the water itself. It is not a
question of joining separate things but of the abandonment of something
inessential and superficial, the false identity of a separate individual
entity.




Wim: UG is a motivating force for my practice. I want to prove him
wrong about not being able to control one's thoughts and realize that

there is no person.

Hmm...perhaps you are being ironic, haven't had my coffee yet...

Controlling thoughts, if that is what you really meant, is about as
possible and necessary to do as controlling the clouds in the sky.
Concentration will take mind into the jhanas, very useful, but will
not bring full insight into the actuality that there is no thinker
and no practitioner, no doer, no seer, no one smelling or tasting
anything, no one tied to sensations of pleasure pain or neutral
feeling. When the faculty of mind, investigation, looks fully into
the nature of thought, then clear comprehension, deep insight occurs.
Mind realizes that there is nothing at all to cling to and thus lets
go...thoughts are not 'my' thoughts. Obviously, only 'mind' can
realize 'there is no person' since there is no person to realize
there is no person.

And, of course, any 'person', any mind can have full insight into the
true nature of thinsg occur at any time, this is more likely to occur
in a deeply relaxed non striving mind than one that is trying to
control anything. This full insight will never be thought of as
'mine'. There will be no reflective thinking at all occurring
anymore.

Just a few uncontrollable thoughts.....

Love
Joyce

(from Harsha Satsangh)

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