...got to chicagoland a couple days ago. will be here for most of june before heading to maine and then down the east coast. drop me a line if ya want to meet up.
[a 1732.6 mile journey]
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – he realized that he was not his car, he realized that he was not his job, he was not his phone, his desk or his shoes. Like a boat cut from its anchor, he’d begin to drift.
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – he took the wind for a map, he took the sky for a clock, and he set off with no destination. He was never lost.
There once was a man who became unstuck in the world – instead of hooks or a net, he threw himself into the sea. He was never thirsty.
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – with a polaroid camera he made pictures of all the people he met, and then he gave all the pictures away. He would never forget their faces.
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – and each person he met became a little less stuck themselves. He traveled only with himself and he was never alone.
There was once a man who’d become unstuck in the world – and he traveled around like a leaf in the wind until he reached the place where he started out. His car, his job, his phone, his shoes – everything was right where he’d left it. Nothing had changed, and yet he felt excited to have arrived here – as if this were the place he’d been going all along.
Enjoy the progress [we're all making]. Yes, it may be slow at times [or seem to be, if that makes any sense at all? (or perhaps i'm just repeating myself)]…..
but we’re all getting there. and the world is changing, day by day, for the better. if you don’t see it, you’re just not looking [in the right places!].
what an adventure life is, when you surrender to the moment. some moments up, some down. sometimes both all at once! it’s a great experience. just learning not to resist it, nor get too caught up in it. as that occasionally happens. but it’s all perfect as it is. learn to see the beauty as it is. the perfection in all of it. the suffering only occurs in the mind, in its desire to see things a certain way and not seeing that particular way in a particular time. learn to shift that perspective. know that there is no good or bad. everything merely is. it is simple. yet difficult all at the same time. if one allows it to be. it need not be anything. that is the key to awareness. it doesn’t have to be anything. don’t look for it to be anything in particular. allow it to be what it is, and embrace what it is fully. yes, you may have preferences and goals. though don’t get caught up in them. they will manifest when you surrender to what is now. a goal does take you away from the here and now if it is something that is not here and now. think of it more of as a future plan. yes that is what it is, you may say. a desire to experience something in the future. but let it go. feel what it’d be like to experience that in the future and then let it go. forget about it. and when you arrive in the future, you will have that experience. if you surrender to the here and now. if you don’t surrender to the here and now you are not living fully in the moment. and these experiences can only be created in the moment, in the feeling, the divine connection to all that is. its all out there, everywhere, yet nowhere, all at once. it is all one. you are merely shifting perception from one part of the whole to another. you are already connected to it. just need to access that connection. and its not something you can think about. it can only be done. like these words coming out. i can see where they’re going sometimes, just a few words ahead. sometimes a bit further, sometimes not at all. i tend to look slightly ahead so i can have an idea of where its going. so i’m not fully 100% in the moment, but i’m allowing them to flow through. there is still the filter of the mind watching it. i can see the mind watching what’s happening here. i didn’t intend to write any of what i just wrote. i thought it’d go in a different direction but i would have had to think to make it come out. i rather just let it flow out naturally and effortlessly. [that's how it all should be. there really is no effort needed. everything is all connected in flow when you're in tune with it] so i just let these words flow out as these were the words that were coming to me at the time. so even this has an element of surrender. all great works are probably done as such. surrender and let the divine take over. it is far greater and more powerful than the mind.
a simple thought for today: go out to nature and drink it all in.. appreciate its beauty and perfection.
Sri Amma Bhagavan’s Message on December 21st, 2012
Sri Bhagavan’s Message on December 21st, 2012
Sri Bhagavan on God
Sri Bhagavan, co-founder of Oneness University, speaks on the topic of God
Sri Bhagavan on death #3
Sri Bhagavan of Oneness University on the Death process.
Why relationships at all?
Bhagavan Who is GOD ?
Sri Bhagavan on God
I. Avatars – Sri Bhagavan
An originally profound interview with Sri Bhagavan.
Experiencing Alone Remains – Sri Bhagavan
“Therefore, what is there is merely the experience, the experiencer is gone. There is merely seeing, the seer is gone. There is merely the thought, the thinker is gone. There is merely what is there, we are gone. And with that existential suffering goes away. Even if this should happens only for 5 minutes, you have such a powerful insight that you do not exist.”
~ Sri Bhagavan
Whatever you’re thinking in life, you’re crazy if you don’t think what you do makes a difference.
We’re all taking part in the change. Do what you love, what your heart tells you to (do), and you’ll find your bliss.
That’s how we all wake up folks, or so it seems. Its part of it really, but its all happening as it is.
Life really is mysterious, when you look at it.
I write it from on voice, and then the other, so those who understand get the one message, and those who don’t, become confused (or curious).
Process of Dying and Moksha (liberation upon death) – Sri Bhagavan
If you ask for liberation (moksha), the beauty is that no matter what has happened in your life, the Light cannot say “no”!
~ Sri Bhagavan
View also The Phases of Life: youtu.be/Ry_i2lWkolU
Here are a few more voices on the same subject:
Dying is easy,
believe me, it is like
Vast becomes the space . . .
in shorelessly drifting felicity
you give yourself back
to the Primal Ocean.
Nobody dies, death means finished; for example, a drop of water when it evaporates has become infinite. There is no death for anything, everything finishes to become infinite.
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
At death there is only liberation. It’s just more chic to see liberation while you’re alive.
~ Max Furlaud
Everything that comes from birth undoes itself in liberation.
~ Jen Smith
Here. You are there already. You are in Nirvana. You are like a fish claiming it is thirsty. You are right in the middle of it. Here. Here.
~ Janwillem van de Wetering
Die before you die and be completely dead; then do whatever you want, it’s all good.
~ Wu Men
Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
~ Lao Tzu
All things emerge from that silence, and return to that silence. You, too, would eventually merge into that silence from which you emerged in the first instance.
~ Sri Bhagavan
Everything ends in mystery . . .
Sri Bhagwan:- Learn to experience people rather than understanding people
Sri Bhagavan :- You are joy and your experience is Joy and your nature of you is Joy…
Sri Bhagavan – How to become aware of inner world
Oneness is Peace is Love is God
Who are you Bhagavan
Best Gift a Teacher Can Give a Child – Sri Bhagavan
More about Oneness at www.onenessuniversity.org
Ultimately No Difference Between Spiritual and Material Life – Sri Bhagavan
Omniscient State (audio 10)
Oneness Vol.1 Audio CD – A Guide asks and Sri Bhagavan gives profound answers.
Meaning of “Oneness” (audio 7)
i will go to sleep, knowing life is amazing [if we choose to allow it to be]. i showed up here for an amazing experience, and i know it’s only beginning! :) i love life; it is awesome! change how you look at the world……. the world really does change! crazy, or so it seems!?
Your inner guidance is all you need. Your heart is telling you exactly what you want to do. Just listen closely, quietly (silencing the mind), and you will feel exactly what needs to be done (to get to where you want to go). That’s the message back. The communication in return. It doesn’t come the same way that you think it. Get it?? It’s funny. Life is fun, and funny!