Q: How does one receive, let alone apply truth if it cannot be “known” or “realized”? New MJ Awakening Blog
December 27, 2017

ramana on silence

Q: How does one receive, let alone apply truth if it cannot be “known” or “realized”?
 
MICHAEL: One doesn’t receive or apply the truth… one IS the Truth. (Thus, you cannot find it in the world/mind).
 
Q: Is there anything wrong with going to different spiritual teachers?
 
MICHAEL: While it can be helpful to go to one spiritual teacher after another, ultimately you have to discover the Silence within all by yourself.
 
Which means the next time the mind asks you a question, instead of asking another for their advice, just be with it. You may find it dissolves…
 
Here’s a photo of Ramana with the quote, “Inner Silence is Self Surrender.” Notice if your mind immediately kicks on and starts to decide if it agrees or disagrees with it, likes/dislikes it?
 
That’s NOT Silence!
 
Notice your thoughts FROM Silence… and keep NOTICING them FROM Silence. Just because a thought arises doesn’t mean you have to answer it. YOU are always and already the answer, NOT any thought.
 
Rest in the Silence you’ve always been. It’s difficult at first because you’re not used to it. You’re habitually going to thought and this is the conditioning that you must become consciously aware of. The unconscious habit/addiction/activity of constantly leaving Silence for noise.
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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

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