It has been a long time since I have written in this blog. Even as I begin tonight I have no clear direction…as of yet.
Perhaps I am floating in some sort of “stasis.”
People who are very important to me have written to me asking for input, or to speak with me, and I have failed – without any defensible reason – to get back with them. I was just about to write, “that isn’t like me,” but that is an absurd comment upon reflection; if it “wasn’t like me,” I wouldn’t have exhibited the behavior.
Of course, the “me” that I am referring to here is a set of behaviors, built around an ego, and shaped by its environment – not the I AM that is the true reality of my existence. The real pain-in-the-ass of it all is that I know them both.
Now, many of the people who inhabit the world of my social networks, (like Facebook), follow the premise of Advaita Vedanta, and would be quick to point out that the idea of there being a “me” that is somehow separate from the ALL is an illusion. These premises are easy to memorize, and to learn, and to expound upon at great length – and many of these people DO – despite the fact that it is their own ego that has convinced them that they have “achieved.” Truth be told, most who have fully realized this truth have little to say. They will be standing beside you and you will never know it…the “Buddhas” among us. Advaita Vedanta can be quite complicated to one who has never been exposed to its truths. I will simplify it as much as I can.
There is no denying your physical experience – it is not “unreal.” What is “unreal” is the illusion that your physical existence is separate from the Infinite – GOD. You are part of the eternal fabric of the universe – despite how temporal your existence “appears” to be…that’s the illusion part. You think that you are going to die, but you can’t. Your body, as you know it, will most assuredly cease to function at some point – but you are not that. YOU, as a piece of the fabric of the eternal ALL, will continue on without a hitch. When you KNOW this, really know it, you are what many have termed to be “enlightened,” and you experience great joy, and freedom, and bliss when you attain this knowledge. What is there to fear at that point? nothing.
What have I done tonight? Muddied the waters mostly. I haven’t written in a while, so I will call this a “Ramble Though The Bramble.”
I have “touched the face of God,” in that I have fully realized the truth of my eternity…at times. I have tasted the “Divine Nectar” of the eternal self…on occasion. This almost always occurs when I am sitting with someone, teaching. Truth, by grace, comes forth from my mouth and brings power most often when I am speaking to a seeking soul; many times a truth that I cannot claim to live consistently in my own, everyday life. Essentially, I am given to know deep and powerful wisdom when it is needed to benefit another soul, and through this, I, too, am blessed to grow.
Wow, this truly has been a “ramble.”
Beware of those who claim to be “enlightened,” but do not fear an honest teacher. If you listen to your intuition, you will easily discern between true help, and empty parroting of platitudes.
Many Blessings To All…