In this part of the series, we read about the true nature of the existence, and how it is being veiled by the ignorance or Maya and instead an illusory existence is being projected. A false self is placed in this illusion which assumes a perishable form, is seen as the doer and enjoyer, and this ignorance becomes the cause of misery.
Attention, Reflection and Intelligence are three essential abilities that a seeker on the path of knowledge must sharpen in order to progress rapidly. These abilities when operating optimally can result in enormous success in material life also. How to improve these abilities? What can be done, and what to avoid in order to maximize them? We will share some tips and experiences in this meeting. This is part 2 of 2.
Is the real nature of existence nothingness? Or is it eternally something? Why is there an experience of something instead of nothing? How is something being created out of nothing? If the experiencer and the experience are one, and if the experience is nothing but change, and if the experiencer is unchanging, how can it also be a change? These are very strange and puzzling questions. The answer is stranger and even more mysterious.
Attention, Reflection and Intelligence are three essential abilities that a seeker on the path of knowledge must sharpen in order to progress rapidly. These abilities when operating optimally can result in enormous success in material life also. How to improve these abilities? What can be done, and what to avoid in order to maximize them? We will share some tips and experiences in this meeting.
Here is the link to animation shown in the meeting.
From a nondual point of view the mind is a multilayered object which is being experienced by the Self/consciousness. The layers range from inert matter to huge metaphysical structures. The mind is a complex thing, to say the least. In this meeting we will take a deeper look in the mind and get an overview of its detailed structure and dynamics.
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Forgiving is an art which when practiced, helps to release a traumatized mind from the grip of suffering. Why do minds get hurt and how to fix a badly wounded mind through the technique of forgiving? We will explore this topic in this meeting from a perspective of automated mental processes as seen by a yogi or a gyani.
We find ourselves in a physical body and in the physical world and this situation corners us and forces us to act. The only way out is via learning how to act without acting. The recommended way is to serve by acting in as non violent way as possible and to donate by hoarding as less as possible. These actions cancel out the consequences, freeing the mind from the trap of a physical body and world.
An action, when performed via the agency of the mind, is always egocentric. Identification with the mind and its structures is the cause of ignorance that one action is good and other is bad, one is service and other is an selfish act. Anyhow, service is a practice that can free a mind trapped in such delusions. Via service, the ownership or identity shifts from an individual, to the whole. This is essentially the path of action. Other techniques are donation and forgiving. In this part, we will get an overview of actions and how they are seen from the point of view of the Self and the ego.
As the blind beliefs and ignorance starts to fall apart piece by piece, a seeker is left in bewilderment, the false ground of flimsy assumptions and conditioning starts cracking below their feet. The most common question in such a situation is what should I do now? The only answer is - surrender. That may look like a defeat but is actually a win-win situation. How? We will reveal that in this meeting.