Archive for May, 2016

Advaita or Neo Advaita… which is correct? new MJ Awakening Blog
May 29, 2016

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The debate as to which is correct, Advaita or Neo Advaita doesn’t interest me. More mind stuff. The only question is, are “you” suffering? If so, then this “you” who is suffering needs to be seriously and deeply investigated fully, 100%, to see if it really is You!

Otherwise, like it or not, you are taking on “someone else’s” suffering!? If the suffering “belongs” to an imagined entity, then what has it got to do with You??

Since you are what is aware of the “me” and its endless stories, is it not obvious that you cannot be the imagined “me”?? Let the “one” who is claiming the problem sort it out. You stay home/still knowing in your heart that all is well.

Michael Jeffreys

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The #1 addiction? Believing the talk in the head is You… new MJ Awakening pic quote
May 26, 2016

mj hummingbird self talk not you pic quote

You are neither form nor the formless… new MJ Awakening pic quote
May 23, 2016

mj pic quote form nor formless

What effortlessly & silently observes the endless parade of passing appearances? new MJ Awakening Blog
May 12, 2016

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Trying to fix, understand, analyze, change, improve, make go away, etc. (ANYTHING!) in regards to the me, ego, sense of separate self, etc. gets you exactly nowhere.

What to do then? Simply see it. Notice it. What is it on about in this moment? Take a look. See that. Now, if you are aware of the selfing, then you cannot be the selfing. Just like if you are watching a parade go by, then you know that you are not in the parade–you are what is effortlessly observing it.

Same with the “me” appearance. Since you are what sees or is aware of the thought, feeling, sensation, sound, etc. (any movement) then you know you are not in it, just like you are not in the parade that’s passing by.

Silent Meditation Inquiry:

What is the idea of who I take myself to be appearing to?

Are not all changes, all comings and goings, (not really here long enough to actually be anything solid or concrete) appearing to that which never comes or goes or changes?

Michael Jeffreys

 

What you are doesn’t require a thought to exist… new MJ Awakening pic quote
May 5, 2016

mj butterfly quote

The sky remains ever unstained by anything that passes through it… new MJ Awakening Blog
May 3, 2016

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“Me” is an appearance that tries to manipulate, control, hold on to, and get involved with other appearances. It’s an activity, a verb, an energetic movement. A bird flying across the sky.

Why is noticing this so powerful? Because there can be a realization that if you are what is seeing the appearance, the appearance, regardless of what it is, can’t be you. It’s simply a passing appearance.

Bird’s, stars, comets, sun, rain, snow, airplanes, etc. pass through the sky 24/7, yet the sky remains ever unstained by anything that passes through it.

Michael Jeffreys

I saw Paul Hedderman last Saturday night… new MJ Awakening Blog
May 3, 2016

Paul Hedderman and MJ 4-30-16 Cafecito Organico, Silverlake, CA cropped

I saw Paul Hedderman last Saturday night at Cafecito Organico in Silverlake, CA. He is like a firehose of nonduality… he just rapid fires so many direct pointers (mostly from Ramana Maharshi, Huang Po, and the big book from AA, along with his own rap) that some are bound to get through so they will be “entertained” as Paul says.

His message is simple and clear: YOU ARE ALREADY THAT WHICH YOU SEEK. You are wholeness itself. The “self” is a parasite that claims to be You, and once the “foreign installment” is believed, then comes the seeking to get rid of it.

The imaginary self lives in imaginary past-future, (in what’s NOT happening) where it claims EVERYTHING for itself. These are “my” thoughts, “my” feelings, “my” ideas, etc. A thought is just a thought until it becomes “my” thought. Suddenly, it feels totally different when those two letters are added to anything.

But if the self is seen not to exist, to be an illusion, then the problem is seen to be non-existent in which case no solution is needed. That’s the relief. You don’t need to be free because you were never bound.

btw, As we were taking this picture, Paul informed me that he doesn’t like to smile for photos. All I could do was smile at him.

Michael Jeffreys

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