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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Sunday, March 30, 2014

suffering?



What is the cause of our suffering?  Is it not our “control pictures” - How we think it ought to be.

Sit in Silence and notice your “control pictures” arise.  Then let them go then trust God.  Watch the suffering disappear like smoke in a strong wind.


“If anyone thinks that God cannot support him in this life and in the Hereafter, let him turn completely to his Creator in heaven, and sever his dependence on anyone else. He will then see that this plan eliminates anything that bothers him. “(Quran 22:15)


Peace on you,

bob

Thursday, March 27, 2014

true seeing




Silent mediation leads us inevitably to two shocking but extremely comforting conclusions:

it is all impersonal, and
we are not in control.

This is true seeing.

To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. God is in full control of all things. (Quran 4:126)

peace on you,

bob

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

let go - trust God

The two views: 
How I think it “OUGHT” to be and,
How it IS.



Meditation is the practice of letting go of “How I think it ought to be” and,
coming to trust how it IS.  The end of suffering is trusting God.

Say, "He is my Cherisher and Sustainer. There is no god but He. In Him I put my trust and it is to Him I turn."

Quran [13:30]

Saturday, March 8, 2014

gratitude



There is no way to gratitude; gratitude is the Way.


Gratitude is the fruit of Silent practice … Silent mind is the fruit of Gratitude.

Practice either … they are isomorphic.


What will God gain from punishing you, if you became appreciative and believed? God is Appreciative, Omniscient.
(Quran 4:147)

Peace on you,
bob

Monday, March 3, 2014

meditation is simple


During meditation just release all effort and all struggle. 

Let go of all concern about yourself, others, and the world. 

The presence of God will shine.  So simple!


(Quran 2:115)  To God belongs the east and the west; wherever you go there will be the presence of God.