Archive for September, 2019

What You are is not a label or a story. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 29, 2019

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…there is no labeling the unspeakable.

-David Carse

Michael: All stories are labels. You are neither. What You are can’t be put into words. What You are can’t be spoken.

When the UNLIMITED believes it’s limited. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 25, 2019

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WHEN THE UNLIMITED BELIEVES IT’S LIMITED

The “I” that you take yourself to be is a mistaken assumption. A false notion. A persistent idea. And it’s the reason for your suffering. How could believing you are something that you are not, and have never been, bring anything other than suffering?

-Michael Jeffreys

 

There is only One Existence and You are THAT. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 24, 2019

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THERE IS ONLY ONE EXISTENCE AND YOU ARE THAT

“No one ever doubts that he or she exists. Taking that existence to be real, and given the fact that there is only one existence, then one’s own existence must be the only existence. There are no individual existences.”
-Andrew Vernon

MICHAEL: Since existence itself is always present, and you already are THAT existence, than an existence that comes and goes, i.e., a personal existence, a “me’s” existence, must be illusory! How can there be two existences?

 

You are not your MIND. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 22, 2019

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THE SELF ISN’T IN THE MIND, THE MIND IS IN THE SELF

“The Self doesn’t need to remember Itself and the Self cannot forget Itself either. The mind remembers and forgets, but you are not the mind. What you are is always present; you only have to recognize it.”

-Sri Ranjit Maharaj

The Imaginary “I”. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 20, 2019

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THE IMAGINARY “I”

When you say or think “I”, that which you say or think you’re referring to isn’t, and has never been, what you actually are and have always been.

Michael Jeffreys

You, Reality, have no ego. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 18, 2019

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YOU, REALITY, HAVE NO EGO

“The ego is always looking for some benefit for itself. For example, “I must be respected, loved, or recognized.” Whenever your ego experiences hurt, it is due to a lack of understanding. Ego is the problem for you, so let it die. If it dies, it is for the best. It is the Illusion that dies. If the ego dies, then only He, the Reality, remains.”

-Sri Ranjit Maharaj

MICHAEL: Space is impersonal as it’s everywhere. It has no owner. So the space inside an object is the same space outside an object, with the walls of the object creating an illusory boundary since it’s all one space. But imagine if a pot thought that the space inside it was “its” space? That it had to protect this important space and not let anything happen to “its” space. Imagine how much suffering this one mistaken notion would bring it.

This is what the ego does. It claims ownership of that which it does not own. It is a phantom. In Reality it doesn’t exist. See that the ego was never more than a persistent idea, that it’s never been You, and be done with it.

Turn the MIND away from OBJECTS. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 16, 2019

Siddharameshwar Maharaj

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj (1888-1936)

TURN THE MIND AWAY FROM OBJECTS

“Your mind is engrossed in the objects created by Illusion (Maya). This includes even the body. As long as your mind is involved in Maya you have the concepts of “you” and “I.” The whole struggle in Illusion is because you want the body only to get what the mind considers to be “good.”

Because you devote your mind to this struggle, the world exists. Because there are students, there are teachers. If the students go away, for whom is the teacher? Because there is objective knowledge, “you” exist. How can the Lord pervade the body in which “you” (the ego) have taken residence? How can one sheath contain two swords?

How can God occupy that place where “I” is? To those who aspire to attain Brahman, can worthless objects be useful? You should not even think of Illusion as being good or bad. This is what is called detachment. When everything from an atom to Lord Brahma, and all wealth and prosperity is false, how can it be good or bad?

When the mental inclination turns away from worldly desires, it naturally turns towards the Self. How can one who thinks of objects all the time get the “Knowledge of Brahman”?

-Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj

 

Am I this BODY, yes or no? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 13, 2019

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AM I THIS BODY, YES OR NO?

Am I my car or do I have a car?

Am I my body or do I have a body?

I am 100% certain I am not my car, but am I 100% certain I am not this body?

Michael Jeffreys

 

p.s. “Happiness is not to be found in this illusory world. It is to be found in you because you are the Source of happiness. You do not know that You are Almighty God. Directly, or indirectly, you are considering yourself to be the body-form. The body-form is not your identity at all.

When the body eventually expires, dissolves or disappears, the known will dissolve back into the unknown. There will not be any trace of your identity left. Where will your pain, or depression be then? Who wants peace? Who wants a tension-free life? Who wants a fearless life?

All these requirements exist because life in the body is, in fact, unstable and unbearable.”

-Sri Ramakant Maharaj

 

 

Where do LABELS come from? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 11, 2019

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WHERE DO LABELS COME FROM?

The Earth does not call itself the Earth.
Stars do not call themselves Stars.
The Sky does not call itself the Sky.
Mountains do not call themselves Mountains.
The Ocean does not call itself the Ocean.
Trees do not call themselves Trees.
Birds do not call themselves Birds.
Dogs do not call themselves Dogs.
Insects do not call themselves Insects.
Sound does not call itself Sound.
An Arm does not call itself an Arm.
A Leg does not call itself a Leg.
Feelings do not call themselves Feelings.
Pain does not call itself Pain.
Fear does not call itself Fear.
Love does not call itself Love.
Silence does not call itself Silence.

What is it that labels anything?

CAN THE LABELER BE FOUND?

-Michael Jeffreys

You, the One Seeing the mystery, is the mystery. -GP Walsh… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 9, 2019

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You
The One
Seeing the mystery
Is the mystery.

-GP Walsh

MICHAEL: 9 simple words that have the power to awaken one from the dream of separation. From “me and other,” to You, Mystery seeing Itself… and realizing that’s all that’s been going on this entire time in all its infinite permutations. Endlessly fresh, new, and mysterious… all of it… even what is observing it.

 

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