Ashtavakra-Samhita Chapter 1

Janaka said: 1.1 How can knowledge be acquired, how can liberation be obtained? How is detachment to be achieved? Tell me this oh Lord. Ashtavakra said: 1.2 If you aspire after liberation my child, shun the objects of the senses as poison. Seek forgiveness, sincerity, compassion, contentment and truth as nectar. 1.3 You are neither…

Ashtavakra said:

Ashtavakra said: 18.1 Salutations to that which in its nature is bliss itself, calm and effulgent and with the dawning of the knowledge with which all delusion become like a dream. 18.2 One may get abundant joy by acquiring all kinds of worldly objects, but one cannot be happy without renouncing all. 18.3 How can…

Returning worded in ‘steps’

From T98 – Robert Adams satsang “In the beginning when one first starts out on the path and even when one is on the path for quite a while, prayer and meditation or prayer and devotion are very important. Do not believe that you have passed that state. Prayer and devotion go hand in hand….

Pure Awareness is still not it …

Hi, again a fb posting today prompts a response. It seems to coincide with the question that arose just a few days ago for clarification on the difference between what is called consciousness, awareness, witnessing and the absolute. See the following fb posting, quote from Robert Adams. I love and hate Robert Adam’s style of…

Observe the 3 states

“The Self is ever there,  there is nothing without it. Be the Self and the desires and doubts will disappear. Such Self is the witness in sleep, dream and waking states of existence. These states belong to the ego. The Self transcends even the ego. Did you not exist in sleep? Did you know then that you were asleep or unaware of the…

Show Business

An excellent Facebook post today goaded some response … “Every time the world shakes you up, you feel something has happened not to your liking, you’re accruing karma. You have to be aware of these points all of the time.” [KJ – Whenever it happens that the happenings that happen do not happen as expected, not to as…

The world is but a show

Only the Self is Real –  I am That ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj: The world is but a show, glittering and empty. It is, and yet is not. It is there as long as I want to see it and take part in it. When I cease caring, it dissolves. It has no cause and serves no purpose….

Dynamic Stillness

These FB posts prompted expressions below: “The reason that I can say truly to you that the world is not real, it’s like a bubble, like a dream, that disharmony is not real, that your body is not real, is because somehow I have been able to see the fourth state, and experienced the fourth state,…

The Game

We are “Nicholas Van Orton”. Of course we only ‘think’ that we are, but perhaps only consciousness could pull off such a stunt …    

Stillness vibrates …

Stillness vibrates, silence noises, luminosity lights up, unknowing knows, wisdom intellects, unaware awares, unmanifest manifests, inaffable speaks, formless forms, unbeing beings, noumenon phenomenals, Dao YinYangs, Nothingness Everythings, reality dreams, truth falsifies, Self I-Ams, Nature expresses, Nisarga jokes, Effugence shadows, space dances, 0 0-1s … Vibrate stills, noise silents, light darkens, knowing unknows, intellect fails, aware…

Just at the point of going into deep sleep …

Maharaj: Treat the body like a visitor, or guest, which has come and will go. You must know your position as a host very clearly while the guest is still there. What is the exact nature of the host after the guest leaves must be realized while the guest is present. Have you understood? Give…

The state prior to consciousness …

Questioner: Would Maharaj talk some more about the state which was prior to Consciousness? Maharaj: What is the point? Anything you can think of that state is only a concept and that concept will last only so long as the Consciousness is there. Only the experiencer remains —un-smeared by any experiences —      …