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Friday, January 16, 2015

TRUE SEEING

Meditation is the practice of release leading to "True Seeing".  True seeing is seeing things as they ARE not as I think thing OUGHT to be.  Empty yourself utterly and it will become clear that:

Nothing is mine:

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

God is in control of all things:

Such is God your Cherisher and Sustainer, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him alone. He is in control of all things. (Quran 6:102)


Everything in this life is temporary:

Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is either severe retribution, or forgiveness from God and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion. (Quran 57:20)

When others and the world are seen this way peace floods the heart.

peace on you,
bob

Monday, January 5, 2015

ohhh emptying again - don't you have a different message

Meditation, at the root, is emptying.  What is it that we are discarding?

Meditation is the practice of emptying ourselves of how we think it OUGHT to be and thereby become able to notice how it IS.  

When we sit in silence we might have many ideas about what we OUGHT to be doing: quieting our minds, finding some peace of mind, becoming whole, or even ‘enlightened’.  This is rubbish.  When we do these things we are just adding to our inner turmoil and moving further away from what Jesus calls the “Kingdom of Heaven”.

But if we simply notice our thoughts of how it OUGHT to be and gently let them go, we move closer to the “Kingdom of Heaven - how it IS.  Try it, you will be amazed - just empty yourself utterly.


And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (NIV: Matthew 18:3)