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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