I AM THAT

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I AM THAT
Dialogues of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings, who is the giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being — I am that.
Amritbindu Upanishad

That which permeates all, which nothing transcends and which, like the universal space around us, fills everything completely from within and without, that Supreme non-dual Brahman — that thou art.
Sankaracharya

The seeker is he who is in search of himself.
Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality.
To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not. Discover all that you are not — body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or that — nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realize that you are the limitless being.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Two Phenomena

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As I see it, this existence presents us with two phenomena, the physical and the non-physical or Consciousness.  Consciousness being that which is unfathomable and vastly beyond human understanding.  The physical being that which is limited, quantifiable, constantly changing, comes and goes and is largely explainable.  It seems rather obvious to me that Consciousness evolved physicality, not the other way around as the atheists would have us believe.

Furthermore, it is apparent to me that we being awareness, are Consciousness and beyond physical bodies.  There exists abundant evidence that physical bodies expire to nonexistence but there is not a shred of evidence that Consciousness is limited or not eternal. And since Consciousness is apparently supreme it seems logical to me that Consciousness is the causal factor of physical reality.   I do not for one second believe that all we experience is the result of random happenstance or unguided activity.

I do not believe either the religions or the atheists take on it.  The religions because they believe in love while projecting a God of anything but, nor the atheists because they believe the physical evolved Consciousness. The billions of other religions are just as sincere in choosing to serve God as any Christian and it is not love that would condemn innocent sincerity. In fact, it is not love that would create even one for eternal destruction. To believe such is to horribly desecrate both God and love. And to believe that the purely physical could somehow evolve the unfathomable is ridiculous, it seems to me.

I tend to believe like Nikola Tesla, “My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the depth of this core, but I know that it exists.”

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” ~ Albert Einstein

The brain is a purely physical object. Consciousness is vastly beyond physicality. I do not believe the physical creates consciousness or that a brain ever created a thought. We have no idea what will be our next thought, nor can we control or cease the incessant flow. To me it is obvious that thoughts flow from beyond our physical bodies.

Since Consciousness is supreme and we are IT, I wonder about our ability to command certain results directing our physical experience.  For instance, for improved health, speaking to our cellular structure and suggesting health and normality. Or are we controlling anything?

 

 

Love is the Standard

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images If we accept that the Supreme Authority, God or whatever one wishes to call IT, is love, then such is the standard by which all teachings can be measured or evaluated. Brought to the level of individuals, love is embodied in the age old teaching, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”. That teaching sums up all others and is the one guide that cannot fail. If everyone lived this precept, the world and our existence in it would be gloriously transformed.

Consequently, love is the standard by which all teachings can be measured for truth. As humans we have those we dearly love which is far short of God’s love but the nearest a human can come. If a teaching is consistent with how we would treat those we love, it may well be truthful, if not, it can be rejected as false and inconsistent with love, recognizing the love of God as much greater.

Likewise with freedom, if the Creator says you are free to dabble with good and evil, do good and reap good or do harm and reap harm, such is freedom. However, should a Creator say, do this and reap bliss or fail to do so and be damned, such is not freedom but coercion, it is not love but manipulation. Thankfully, God really is love and the latter has never been the case.

Absurdity

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Not sure which I find the most absurd, the religious or the atheists.  The religious because they believe that a loving God created sentient beings incapable of meeting His standard and then condemned them for it or the atheists because they believe that somehow the purely physical evolved the unfathomable, consciousness.  Both, as far as I’m concerned are totally absurd!  For me, only non duality rings my bell! God is all and all is God.

What are you?

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Are you a victim of circumstances or a creator of circumstances?

Are you influenced by your own logic and intuition or the judgment of yourself and others by worldly standards?

Do you walk your own path or follow the blind leading the blind?

Do you do your own reasoning based on logic and intuition or just accept hand-me-down beliefs or religions?

Are you that which was incarnated as John or Mary with certain genetics, upbringing, conditioning, etc. or are you that which is vastly beyond the purely physical?

Are you the created or the creator?

How one answers these questions determines not what one is but what one experiences until greater understanding knocks on the door.

Either one remains a victim of circumstances of his/her own concepts or one awakens to what he/she really is.

If there is one thing that stands out in the scriptures and most all sacred writings, it is, “know thyself”.

Hell

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The religions tell us that hell is separation from God and they are absolutely correct but they don’t know half the story.  They believe that God is a separate being which can only mean

they have gone to hell.

We all have.  For reasons beyond our current understanding, we have all chosen hell.  Duality is hell.  It is only here that we have the opposite of love.  But we can only know the sweet by also knowing the bitter.  There is no definition of one without the other.  Opposites are a necessity of existence if we are to really know ecstasy or eternal bliss.

But the “real” good news is that there cannot possibly be separation from God.  There can only be that illusion for our benefit.  There is only ONE and we are it.  We ascend from hell by coming to the realization that all is one and saving ourselves.  As long as we look to a savior we remain in duality, separation and victimization.

We take charge of creating our own reality when we come to the realization that we are not the created but the creator.

I invite you to explore The Ascension Papers.

http://zingdad.com/books/thoughts-a-excerpts

Intelligent Design, exploring the question

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This existence presents us with two phenomena, the physical and the non-physical or put another way, the purely physical and Consciousness.  The physical being that which is evident to our senses, that which is limited, quantifiable and largely explainable.  The non-physical or Consciousness being that which is beyond explanation and unfathomable from a human standpoint. What is the essence of existence, the physical or Consciousness?  What is physicality without Consciousness to be aware of it?  If we can agree that existence consists of only these two phenomena, what is left when one is taken away?  If we take away Consciousness there is nothing.  However, taking away the physical still leaves awareness and intelligence. Are we physical beings or Consciousness?  The body expires and is buried but who ever buried Consciousness or can attest to its demise as well?  Who can present some dead or expired Consciousness? Is Consciousness limited or confined to a brain or body?  If so, how is it aware of that which is beyond its confines?  If it is limited where or what defines the boundaries?  Where does mine end and your begin?  Who can say that Consciousness is limited, divisible or destructible? Is the purely physical interpreting Consciousness or the other way around?  Which then is logically authoring the other? I have always thought it rather ironic how atheists point to the gullibility of the religions while they themselves swallow a much larger absurdity, that being that the limited, mostly explainable physical somehow evolved the unfathomable.  They can tell us all about how the physical evolved through mutations, survival of the fittest, etc. but have no clue as to the development of C, yet their very being consist of IT. What is intelligence anyway?  No one knows but it is self evident.  Atheists refuse to accept anything without evidence and rely on science for their truths so they limit themselves to the physical because science is limited to the purely physical.  Science is a wonderful thing and has provided much advancement in physicality but that is its limit.  It cannot reach into the essence of existence.  In fact, proof or evidence is limited to physicality and science cannot even prove the physical exist.  Consequently, there is no such thing as proof.  There is only the self evident, Consciousness, which is everything! I am not saying one is right and the other wrong.  Free will is the option of believing whatever we choose, and merely means that each has their own path to trod and the direction one takes depends on how each interprets the sign posts along the way. My opinion is that we draw inspiration and direction from our beliefs, some believe in higher intelligence and will draw and ascend to that Source, while others accept only the purely physical and can only remain at that level until greater understanding knocks on their door.

As I see it, both the religions and atheists are partially correct.  There is no “separate” God, but there is definitely higher intelligence projecting that which we are experiencing and we are IT!

Merely my opinion, of course

Are we victims of circumstances or creators of our own reality?

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For those who are open, I invite you to explore The Ascension Papers.  According to this teaching, it is a matter of our core belief, essentially are we the created or the creator?

As I read these, I find myself continually having those “aha” moments.  I wondered why it took me so long to find this information and then I remembered the quote, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.

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A very bad habit

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In my opinion the very worst habit afflicts much of humanity and they remain essentially unaware of it.

No, it’s not overeating.

Not smoking

Not gossiping

Not drinking

Not greed

Although, the above may not be good, what’s worse is…

The habit of letting circumstances establish or affect our moods, happiness, pleasantness, serenity, composure, etc.   We do not control events.  They happen.  We do, however, control how we respond, either with resistance or acceptance.  Happiness is not a matter of circumstances but a matter of choice.

What is, IS.  We cannot change or affect it in the slightest.

Whether you just won the lottery or just received notice from you doctor that you have liver cancer, what is, IS.  You can either gratefully accept or grudgingly resist.  Either way “what is” remains unchanged and unaffected.

The only thing we have the power to affect is our attitude to “what is” in the eternal NOW.

Perhaps our shifting to grateful acceptance of what is tends to reduce the other negativity.

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