Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

God's will

Allah's will
A good way to think about meditation is that it is the practice of being comfortable with whatever life presents in each moment.

This practice leads us to recognize that we are the drop not the ocean … then real freedom dawns.

bob

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

why?

What is the purpose of life? Why do we find ourselves here?

Meditation by itself will not answer these deep questions but it will soften you up enough that you will begin to wonder about them.

Become soft.

Bob

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

remember

Remember God so much that you are forgotten.

Let the caller and the called disappear;

be lost in the Call. - Rumi

Meditation is that conscious act of turning our attention from that which comes and goes to that which is eternal (The Divine). Practice is key.

bob

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

what are you pretending not to know?

Sitting in silence and just noticing what is presenting itself should be the easiest thing in the world … but, for many of us, 'just being' is a challenge. Why is this? What are you trying to avoid?


Answering these questions is the purpose of meditation practice. Establish a regular practice and discover the cause of your discontent.


peace on you,

bob

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

surrender

Regular meditation practice leads us to surrender of the small-self - surrender of our beliefs about ourselves, surrender of our ideas about others, surrender of our concepts of God, and surrender of our views of how the world of things ought to be. It leads us to how things have always been.

Through regular meditation we come to realize that efforting to gain some understanding or have some particular experience or to arrive at some particular state only leads to more efforting and, of course, dissapointment. We come to realize that we are not in charge.

This is stated perfectly in the Quran 62:1:

All that is within the heavens and on the earth reflects the glory of God. He's the Controller, the Holy, the Powerful, and the Wise.

The Divine bats last,

bob