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I wasn't prepared to start crying!!! So powerful. Thank you for the food for thought tonight. May we all use our words wisely and for the good of ourselves and mankind. Namaste! Sadie
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[…] As we become intimate with mental activity this split closes. The ability and need to distinguish and know evaporates into the crystal clear light of awareness within which previously distinguished objects and actions become transparent, losing their individual significance and separate identity. The duality of self and other, the split between subject and object, naturally dissolves back into the ground of awareness from which it had been conjured by the need of the mind to know. Self and other, subject and object interpenetrate each other and their duality dissolves into the clear light of awareness. The mental activity generated by the sense of self fades away into apparent silence: the silence of an untroubled mind. It is not possible to force the mind to become quiet, although it can become quiet spontaneously, even while the sense of self remains. Although we can learn to establish brief moments of imposed stillness, this requires a deep though subtle effort that generates an even deeper, more subtle tension. The stillness, effort and tension all express the presence of the sense of self. When that dissolves, the only mental activity left is that necessitated by deliberate action, and the unconscious processing of incoming data to the brain, neither of which require or necessitate a controlling self to blow them out of proportion. […]
Thanks so much for this, it made my evening.
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Andrea and Tanya, thanks for spreading the love!
So awesome. Thank you
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