reply to post by TheBigEmpty
This is a very interesting post. I've emailed my friends the instructions you've written since they are actively seeking ascension. I have a few
questions though. Does the act of noting every action and sensation become something our unconscious mind does after a while or do you have to
constantly note everything every second of the day?
The "Noting" gathers steam and hits a point where it is kind of on autopilot. Along with this, you hit a point of hyper awareness where you are noting
like a machine gun rapid fire one after another. Sometimes several things per second.
You will even be noting "Unconscious" mechanisms at play as well, which will eventually come up to the surface. When they do, they'll either be
"thoughts, emotions, memories, bodily sensations, ache/pain/itch, etc." So just keep noting.
What you are doing with the Noting, is calling things as they are, without the Mind/Ego superimposing using thoughts/illusions over reality. Your
calling it as it is, so this is rewiring the brain to See Absolute Reality/Beingness as it is, prior to all filters.
So yes, you have to be constantly Noting......but eventually you break through into a Merging into the Absolute/Oneness/Beingness prior to all
filters, and at that point, noting is unnecessary, as you will have reached the destination.
How do you deal with things such as work while doing these exercises?
If you do a job that requires critical thinking, then with hold the practice during those times. But continue it when you are: On the way to work,
lunch break, 15 min breaks, bathroom break, on the way back home, and on days off. If you have the customary 2 weeks of vacation time, that is a good
period to have the Breakthrough.
The Method is accumulative. So even doing one whole day of it on your day off, will get you to a very high level of mindfulness/awareness/practice.
If you have a job that is mindless, say you are on a conveyor belt putting things in boxes, where you are just automatically doing it, then its a
perfect opp to continue practice. I have a buddy who had a job like this and had his breakthrough at work
Does the awareness you achieve last forever or can it gradually fade away? Are you able you use this awareness to alter reality?
Awareness Awakens and becomes vivid and you stabilize it, then it remains permanent, and you are permanently detached from the Ego (the cause of all
worry, stress, delusion, superimposition, etc). That Awareness, is like a drop of water, and eventually it merges with the Absolute Reality, which is
like an Infinite Ocean. That is the main partand beginning of Enlightenment.
After that, everything is being purified. The ego/mind, emotions, the feeling/thought that I-am-this-body will also fade. You will be without
Boundaries. After that its just a constant process of letting go of all filters/superimpositions.
IF you stop practicing after reaching certain middle levels, then yes, awareness can fade. I reached a high level of Awakened Profound awareness 3
times in the past, and lost the state (using different methods). With Mahasi Noting, I regained Heightened Awareness, and it is permanently
stabilized, creating a permanent platform that transcends the mind and simultaneously, a diving board into Merging with the Absolute.
From this Method, there are realizations/insights/access/etc that is permanent, for example 24/7 seeing, that the ego/mind is not me, is just
illusion/thoughts, and there is a space between Awareness and Ego.
Then Awareness itself dissolves into Absolute.......thats a later stage that is had through this as well.
***Forgot to add:
1. The Ego/Mind will come up with excuses not to do the Practice Method, and to remain in status quo. (thats a trap, laziness)
2. Around day 2-5, Noting will take on a form where you are becoming aware o extremely subtle things. The channel through which the ego/mind moves,
the nerves/fibers which allow the body to move, how vision works, extremely subtle operations which you were never aware of before......but still keep
3. There is a whole Forum entirely based around this method, with TONS of testimonies and descriptions of stages up to the destination, The site is
called dharmaoverground.org and there is a free pdf book that explains every minute detail up to the destination.
I cannot praise this method enough!!! After 11+ years of experimenting, I have not yet found anything more potent than this, other than Grace/Holy
Spirit and direct pointing via Koans and Advaita
edit on 10-10-2013 by dominicus because: (no reason given)