Michael Jeffreys “Your true nature is wordless, formless, unlimited,and ever-present.” 7-22-20 Satsang video
July 23, 2020

Michael Jeffreys “Your true nature is wordless, formless, unlimited & ever-present.” 7-22-20 Satsang

SATSANG NOTES

1. Satsang is about getting clear on your original nature, before the conditioning took hold.

2. What you are is prior to “I am this” or “I am that.”

3. We get so lost in the conditioning that we completely forget the naked I AM presence that is our original nature… wordless and formless, yet ever-present.

4. The me is the cause of all the suffering yet we don’t want to let it go… so just notice that, notice your attachment to this me.

5. The original I AM that you are (right now, full-stop!) is wordless.

6. When this starts to click for you, you won’t be able to hold on to your stories like you once did.

7. So the prescription is to rest as this I AM, this wordless presence that you are, as much as possible.

8. “Having never left the house you are looking for the way home.”
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

Getting back home is not a doing, because we’re already home. It’s stopping long enough to realize that.

9. The whole dream crumbles when you see that it’s all propped up by words. Without a story, has anything ever happened?

10. Stop and really look: Where are you in this? Try to actually locate yourself. Whether in a story you’re believing, a problem, a thought, a feeling, etc. You’ll find that you can’t actually find yourself in anything!

11. You’ve never been a thought.

12. Our habit is to go right into the problem, and we forget that something has to be aware… something has to exist PRIOR to the thought to even know that there’s a thought/problem. What is that something?

13. This (looks around) is not real… You’re real! Reality is real and Reality doesn’t change.

14. MICHAEL: Stay here in the not knowing. DIANE: And that’s the best place to be… you can’t lose from that place.

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Prior to knowing that ‘you are,’ what knowledge did you have? -Nisargadatta Maharaj. New MJ Awakening Blog
July 21, 2020

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Prior to knowing that ‘you are,’ what knowledge did you have?
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

MICHAEL: Before your body was born, what did you know? Nothing. Thus the recommendation is to stay as the silent I AM, the sense of pure presence here/now, which is prior to “I am this or that.” Do this as often as possible.

“Whatever you think is not you.” –Nisargadatta Maharaj. New MJ Awakening Blog
July 7, 2020

nisar space

“Whatever you think is not you.
You cannot think about yourself.
Perceive this clearly and be thought free.”

“You are what you are seeking.
Your true being exists prior to the arising of any concept.”

“There’s only one thing to be understood.
And that is that you are the formless, timeless, unborn.”

-Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Nothing you perceive has ever been you…” new MJ Awakening Blog
March 20, 2015

mirror

Your true face in the mirror

You will never have a bigger shock then the moment you realize that you have never been anything you have perceived. It is beyond mind blowing… oh, the mind is still there (when it is), but it’s no longer mistaken (mis-taken) for you. You are prior to any thought or appearance. Nisargadatta said, “You are nothing perceivable or conceivable.” However, these are just words until you see it directly, for yourself. It’s an intuitive knowing that comes and goes, until finally it settles. Once this happens it becomes impossible to take yourself as anything.

-Michael Jeffreys

As Nisargadatta said, “You are nothing conceivable or perceivable”… new MJ Awakening Blog
October 10, 2014

who am i

You are as much your body, your thoughts, or your feelings as you are a car, an apartment, or a pen!

When we say, “my car” or “my apartment” or “my pen,” we don’t mistake ourselves for the object. “My” is a possessive pronoun that indicates possession of an object. Something is claiming to have or possess something else. Yet, when it comes to “my body” or “my thoughts,” (due to conditioning, un-investigated assumptions and beliefs), we mistake (mis-take) our “body” and/or our “thoughts” as NOT another object/appearance that we seem to have, but rather who/what we literally are!? But this makes no sense, as the body ages, but do YOU? Thoughts come and go, but do YOU?

Again, if you say “my body,” your very words are indicating that it is NOT you, but rather something you seem to possess. You have a body, but it is not literally you. You have thoughts, but they are not literally you. This needs to be investigated deeply for oneself in order to see through the persistent, but ultimately illusory feeling/idea that you are your body/mind. (And the same thing applies to feelings and ideas, as in “my feeling” or “my idea.” Feelings and ideas are never you, but something you seem to temporarily have or possess.) Whatever the mind claims is “you” will ALWAYS be an object or appearance to YOU… including “the mind” itself.

As Nisargadatta said, “You are nothing conceivable or perceivable.”

-Michael Jeffreys

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