Archive for May, 2017

Do you recommend note taking at satsang? New MJ Awakening Blog
May 26, 2017

taking notes

Do you recommend note taking at satsang?

MICHAEL: No. What you inherently are is the wordless radiant presence here/now and thus no notes are needed if one truly sees what we are pointing at. Notes are for the jiva/ego in the hope that it will someday understand something at a future date. But what is being pointing at is already here now. It’s what’s aware of the jiva/mind trying to figure out what it is. The former a being, the latter a doing. Awareness is ever-present. It never goes anywhere. It is the only “thing” that ever truly IS… and you are THAT.

Michael Jeffreys

Rest in the unborn… new MJ Awakening Blog
May 19, 2017

buddha om

Rest in the unborn, your ineffable true nature, and everything else will take care of itself because there is nothing else. If it’s knowable, if it comes, sooner or later it will go. Thus it is not unborn.

As long as our attention wanders into the born, i.e., something knowable (a thought, a feeling, an idea, a concept, an opinion, a belief, etc.), the unborn remains obscured to us. Just like if our attention constantly goes to clouds, we lose sight of the sun.

Michael Jeffreys

What is a THOUGHT? new MJ Awakening Blog
May 13, 2017

ramana give up thoughts

“What is a THOUGHT?”

This was the question I asked at the beginning of last Wednesday night’s West LA weekly Satsang.

“What is a THOUGHT?”

The mere sincere asking of this question brought a stillness over the room. This is because when asked from a place of genuine curiosity and having no pre-conceived answer, it stops the mind dead in its tracks. Why? Because it suddenly hits you that you don’t really know what a THOUGHT is!!? Yet, we are told the brain produces as many as 60-70 thousand per day… doesn’t it strike you as more than a bit strange to believe something that you don’t know what it actually is??

THOUGHTS have nothing to offer you. They are impotent. Imagine if you had been pushing a big red button on a wall all your life and then one day I took you on the other side of the wall and you saw just two loose wires hanging in the air. The button was never connected to anything!! Once you clearly saw this, how much longer would you continue to push the button? In fact, how much longer would you be even interested in thinking about pushing the button?? You wouldn’t. It would lose your interest.

Once you lose interest in your thoughts, what’s left??

Michael Jeffreys

 

“Even the slightest thought immerses a man in sorrow; when devoid of all thoughts he enjoys imperishable bliss.” Yoga Vasishta Sara

Any other nature being delusion… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 11, 2017

shiva snow moutain

One without a second. Not two. That which is changeless, timeless, and immortal. That which does not come or go. That which is not a thought, idea, opinion or belief. That which does not depend on thought to exist, but which thought depends on to be “known,” since a thought cannot know of its own existence. This is Your only nature; any other nature being delusion.

Michael Jeffreys

Q: What is the best way to suffer? New MJ Awakening Blog
May 3, 2017

dandelion

Q: What is the best way to suffer?

MICHAEL: Believe your thoughts.

You can’t think your way to silence… new MJ Awakening pic quote
May 2, 2017

mj thinking and silence pic quote