Gangaji: The Religion of ME
Jeff Foster...How I Became a Warrior. (5:02 minutes)
Tony Parson's signature saying...
It seems that in the boundless energy that is oneness there can also arise a contracted energy which brings about apparent self-awareness. A powerful and convincing sense of self-identity seems to arise together with a belief in personal free will and choice in what is experienced as a real life story. All of these personal experiences can only apparently arise in what seems to be a very real but dualistic reality in which everything appears to be separate. This sense of separation can bring with it a sense of loss and a need to seek guidance, an understanding or a path or process that can promise fulfilment. There are attempts to seek unity which are totally futile because the separate seeker is apparently the very dualism from which it is trying to escape.~~Tony Parsons
And despite what we might believe about free will and choice, we come to see that we are dreamed characters in a divine play reacting and responding from a set of conditioned reflexes and belief systems…we are the sole creators of this dream which has no purpose other than awakening from it.
~ ~Tony Parsons.
Books like suffering are NOT required to bring you to Freedom. However they are required until you recognize they are not.
The Self is not to be found as a prize
at the end of a long journey.
It is not produced or created.
It is, in fact, a discovery, a recognition.
There can seem to be obstacles
that block you from this revelation, but these are only
what you give attention and importance to.
It is only a shadow, for these obstacles do not really exist
other than through belief.
You have all the power to discard them and keep your peace.
So to begin, start where you want to finish.
Start at the finishing line, at what is naturally present,
what is already here, at the place where you do not need
to maintain or sustain anything.
There you will discover that which you are searching for
is your own inseparable Self.
The time has to come when you look at everybody and everything and you have no reaction. It's neither good nor bad, where you see consciousness everywhere.
Therefore when you look at yourself you have no reaction, there's silence. In the silence is infinity. Infinity is space, bliss, parabrahman, absolute awareness, ultimate oneness.
Whenever you think you stop the reality from flowing, by your thoughts. Whenever your mind is quiescent, calm, still like a motionless lake, then you reflect your own divinity.
And you become pure and happy and all your problems melt away. You become no thing. There's really nothing to become. What you really do is you get back to your original state.
Thought for the day....... "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Richard Bach