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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

 

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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

Earth

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.

 

FEAR and DESIRE block your innate HAPPINESS. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 6, 2019

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“We assume that the pleasures we enjoy are in the things that we seek and get hold of. It may be said that desire is the cause of our being exiled from the happiness that is within us, and its momentary cessation just allows us to taste a little of that happiness for the time being.

Because we are most of the time desiring to get hold of something, or to get rid of something, we are most of the time unhappy. The desire to get rid of something is due to fear. So desire and fear are the two enemies of happiness. And so long as we are content to remain subject to them, we shall never be really happy. To be subject to desire or fear is itself unhappiness; and the more intense the desire or the fear, the keener is the unhappiness.

Desire tells us, each time, ‘Now get thou this, and then you shall be happy.’ We believe it implicitly and set about getting it. We are unhappy for wanting it, but we forget the unhappiness in the effort. If we do not get it, we have to suffer. Neither are we happy if we get it; for desire then finds something else for us to strive for, and we fail to see how desire is fooling us all the time. The fact is, desire is like a bottomless pit which one can never fill up, or like the all consuming fire which burns the fiercer, the more we feed it.

As desire is without end, so is fear; for the things that fear tells us to avoid are without end. Thus we come to this conclusion; so long as desire and fear have sway over us, we shall never reach happiness. If we be content to remain in bondage to them, we must, as rational beings, renounce all hope of happiness.”

-K. Lakshmana Sarma (MAHA YOGA)

MICHAEL: While it’s obvious that if we are fearful we cannot simultaneously be happy, what’s not obvious is how our desires actually prevent us from being happy. And it’s because they never end, but simply change their forms.

We are a slave to our desires and thus are always on our way to happiness, but never actually arrive. And if we believe our happiness is always in the future, then we also believe that it’s not already here/now. But is this true? What happens when we give up our attachment to all worldly fears and desires?

That which is Birthless/Deathless appears illusorily in the form of the world… New MJ Awakening Blog
September 3, 2019

OM orange

“Nothing whatever is born or dies anywhere at any time. It is Brahman alone appearing illusorily in the form of the world.”  

-Yoga Vasishtha Sara

MICHAEL: To the mind this makes no sense because the mind IS duality, and as such can only see things in terms of separation. In other words, everything being THE ONE (a/k/a Brahman) simply doesn’t compute to the mind.

Thus, Self-Realization is not for the mind since it cannot be figured out or understood intellectually. Something in you either “groks” the eternal Truth or doesn’t. But either way, you’re still not, nor have you ever been, other than THAT.

The finger pointing to the moon has no moon in it. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 30, 2019

finger pointing to moon

UNKNOWABLE YOU

Just like the finger pointing to the moon has no moon in it, whatever you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, or think has no “you” in it. You will never find yourself in any appearance because you’re always what is seeing it.

Michael Jeffreys

As Reality doesn’t change, what am I… New MJ Awakening Blog
August 28, 2019

mj Reality doesn't change

As much as we try, there are no words… New MJ Awakening Blog
August 25, 2019

as much as we try

ONE ENERGY appearing as EVERYTHING. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 22, 2019

EverythingisEnergy

ONE ENERGY APPEARING AS EVERYTHING

Because the word God is so laden with concepts, it may be more helpful to think of everything as Energy. Literally everything. No exception.

So the body, skin, blood, bones, organs, eyes, ears, thoughts, thinking, stories, imagination, feelings, emotions, sensations, seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, people, conversation between two people, animals, insects, noises, walls, floors, buildings, water, fire, stars, the sky, earth, the internet, your computer, Facebook, that which is typing these words, that which is reading these words, and the words themselves, all Energy.

Even the “me” that you think you are is actually energy whose quality is that of a sense of separation/autonomy/control, i.e., an energy of “Meing.”

So all apparent forms are nothing but Energy… One Energy dancing in infinite ways. No you, no me, no I, no other… just One Energy expressing however it’s expressing. That’s the great unfathomable and undefinable Mystery. And that’s all that’s ever “happening”… Nothing appearing as Everything.

-Michael Jeffreys

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