Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by NewAgeMan
What you're saying isn't coming out very clearly. Could you explain it more simply?
It's a distinction, between 1) love and 2) ego, whereby the first is real and our prior native state of mind and being, as a prior freedom and
liberation (the way it is), with/in the resulting joy and bliss of non-attached intimate involvement and creative participation, and the second, is
not. Who we take ourselves to be is basically a fraud, a sham, a whole complex web of projections, deflections, defense mechanisms, and all manner of
compensating insecurities of all kinds, hell the worst aspect of ourselves (and the most unloving) might just be a tightly wrapped ball of insecurity
nothing more.. (what I like to call in the light of awarenss a "shrinking devil")
It (love's truth and reality) OTOH, is a timeless, spaceless Reality (non particularized) as the REAL Reality, with the rest just a whole bunch of
nonsense really, ridiculous, silly nonsense ie: all the myriad forms of self-delusion and self obsession and self-concern, projection and contraction
and inauthenticity (insecurity) etc etc. which leads to the ongoing experience of dissatisfaction and separateness in a persistent dilemma (generating
pathetic desire) that cannot be solved from the POV of the separate self
but that CAN (and will) be solved once the principal of the self is undone
and God is realized, not as a duality, but as our very condition
Getting into and remaining in this ongoing present Reality is a spiritual practice or "Sadhana" and it doesn't require sitting in meditation or that
we do anything at all in particular (as non seeking
beginners mind). But even as "nothing special" (uncaused enlightenment), It's the only
thing worth "doing" and the only decent way to live and to be and even become (as a person of our own creation and choosing), the final union being
(already) one with that which already is, who's fundamental principal or first cause, is Love. - and hey it's WHO we already always ARE (in truth) to
begin with anyway (even as children), so the only thing to make a fuss about at that at this point (if anything at all) is our profound
knowledge and awareness of our prior self (without getting locked in to Narcissus' reflection..! lol) which is evocative (or ought to be) - seeing
ourselves as we really are/were - of a loving humor, an understanding, acceptance, reintegration and an unconditional love, of one's own self, in
absolute forgiveness! LOL
"It is love. IT, IS, LOVE!" (James Oroc, over and over again compliments of "The Toad" - that's another very delicate ATS thread..)
Love is the answer to the question "because why?" Because I love you.
To have a shared experience appears to be the very purpose of reality and existence, and that's both very very generous and very inviting. And who
cares precisely how it was done either! We need not comprehend or understand the incomprehensible Reality, only live it and experience it from moment
to moment, as a discipline or Sadhana (at first). It is the way that life was meant to be lived and the way we used to live it in the Golden Age long
gone and will again because the root or the rhizome always remained and surfaces again in the light of life (awareness)
All our present suffering comes from a present moment action
based on the dilemma of a separative egoic self (putting up fronts, staring in
reflections..). When that collapses, and surrenders, the only thing left is love, truth, beauty, reality, joy, bliss, happiness, not for any
particular reason than that we ARE happy (it's who and what we are). Our native state, beyond mere causal, gross or subtle body experience and without
any seeking. The peace of simple being recovered at long last - oh sigh.
We all did it we all made the same damn mistake. We went and lost ourselves in ourselves and forgot who and what we really are, but nothing can remain
forgotten indefinitely (buried like a taproot), especially not love's reason and purpose, so it could be then said that "the kingdom of heaven is
still close at hand" (lol), very near in fact, just a mere thinnest of a membrane of delusion separating us from it, but because it's so compelling
and inviting, I don't see how the egoic-structured membrane-of-delusion can hold up much longer (in the face of Reality), before the whole damn thing
rips apart from top to bottom - to gales of individual and collective laughter and hilarity; laughter at our own folly and absurdity from the light of
love's reason and the knowledge of the humor of true understanding - because it is the very knowledge, of our personal experience in the light
(reason, logic) of the law of life and love.
Did that help at all? .
How far would YOU go to uphold it, the ultimate standard, if you knew precisely what you were doing and why (for all the right reasons)? Now do you
understand the Christ-mind and the Sacred Heart of Christ (and Mary too who was there at his crucifixion)?
It's a philosophical argument based on reason and logic (logos).
It's sound, like a rock of ages against which all human folly and ignorance shall be broken.
It's a "tyranny of love" that makes no compromise with the faulty delusions of the ego in order to save us from being orphaned in eternity.
Who will dare to receive the invitation and the free gift freely offered, who will drink the living water freely flowing in eternity - whoever is
THIRSTY let him come and let all who hear say come and freely drink the living water! - that's the end of the Bible - an all inclusive, non coercive,
invitation, from the Spirit and the Bride.
You are the Bride of Christ, whether you know it or not. There's a difference though between first hearing it, and then later knowing it, and between
the two is "the practice" (Sadhana) because we the human being are a process, not a thing.
No I'm not your guru, and now that you know what I know you don't need me anymore to tell you. Just do the practice, practice practice the Sadhana. A
mere taste of it, of the bliss is enough to keep you going at it for the rest of your life, deepening in the experience of it's unending and limitless
love, joy, happiness and real satisfaction (without need, or care/concern( no matter the outward circumstance or the vicissitudes of life.
edit on 5-3-2013 by NewAgeMan because: edit