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I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Thursday, October 30, 2014



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Note to Readers

I have published a book entitled Psychotherapy and the Spiritual Dimension  ( ISBN 10: 1491750111 ) .  The book has been published under the name Alfred E. Marlowe and is available at amazon. com  , barnesandnoble.com , iUniverse and other national booksellers.

Psychotherapy and the Spiritual Dimension provides a comprehensive view of the theory and practice of the major spiritual paths,  including Hindu yoga, Sufism , Zen, Vajrayana Buddhism and Judeo-Christian mysticism ; and compares and contrasts the various paths with several contemporary psychotherapeutic schools in terms of purpose and technique. 

I believe that the book will provide valuable background information for persons interested in the history, theory and practice of the prominant spiritual and psychotherapeutic disciplines.

Thank you ,

AEMcG

Monday, October 27, 2014

 
 
The Great Perfection: The Approach to Dzogchen Meditation



Emaho! Leave alone whatever arises in the mind. Let there be vivid perception of the here and now. Intuit the liberating aspect of pure being. Whatever arises seems like the reflection in a mirror, but there is no duality of viewer and vision- they are one in the space of emptiness. Appearance and emptiness are indivisible. There is a holistic existential state, a flawless and seamless reality field, nothing other than undivided pure being. No intellectual concepts are valid. Penetrate to the essence. Thoughts and emotions dissolve upon their inception. Thoughts and their release are simultaneous- like the simultaneous drawing and vanishing of a figure traced in water- uninterrupted arising and reflexive release. Watch the release of thoughts at their inception. Sustain recognition of the primal awareness of pure being. Suffering is released at the moment of its inception naturally and reflexively. No matter what thoughts or emotions appear- anger, desire, joy, sorrow and so forth- if they are perceived just as they are, not inhibiting them or trying to change them, then they are perceived as the free play of pure being, and they are spontaneously released and dissolved into the pure ground of their arising. They dissolve instantaneously, like a figure drawn on water. All is released in the ground of primal purity without stress or strain, neither coming into existence nor ceasing to be. Ultimate perfection is totally indeterminate, neither existing nor not existing. There is nothing other than undivided pure being, utterly beyond definition, utterly beyond conception. Penetrate to the essence- the total presence of singular pure being. Total presence. Sarva Mangalam.



( Adapted from Dzogchen-meditation instructions presented in: Dowman, K. The Flight of the Garuda. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003 )

Friday, October 24, 2014

Guru Rinpoche

 
 
 


 

Pointers On Contemplative Meditation ( Ati-Yoga ) In The Tibetan Tradition
 

It is important to note that the following pointers apply not only to formal meditation sessions, but also to day-to-day life :


<< All you need to do is remain like the sky… The Source of mind is unborn. It is as boundless as the sky… So when you remain in the natural state the Unborn Nature self-appears spontaneously. There is neither subject nor object. There is no need to practice meditation in a special way or focus on anything. This Nature is called Buddha Nature… There is no way to search for it or find it, no way to focus on it; so simply leave it as it is… This natural state is not separate from our own Nature of Mind… You will achieve this state and find it out.

 If you don’t focus or use your consciousness in a particular way, you will realize this Nature… This Nature cannot be fixed in words, neither can it be apprehended by consciousness; not even a Buddha can see it by means of consciousness… The way to remain in the Nature is to simply leave it as it is without searching, finding or focusing on anything… 


Don’t look at past thought. Don’t expect or look for the future thought. Don’t grasp or perceive the present through consciousness… Abide in Nature and do nothing; leave everything as it is… Whatever happens,  just let it be. Remain like the sky.


Don’t change anything either internally or externally. Don’t concentrate on exhaling or inhaling. Don’t use your consciousness and don’t focus on anything… Keep in the Natural State naturally, loosely and comfortably… Leave everything open as it is… Whenever spontaneous thoughts, feelings and images arise within your consciousness, leave them freely and your condition will be like the sun shining in the sky. Don’t do anything. This Nature is clear and aware by itself… Just leave it directly as it is. Don’t remove anything… This teaching is a very important key for releasing all thoughts, feelings, images and matter and liberating them into the Nature…


You don’t need to expect the result; it will be received spontaneously… This is called the Activities of Dharmakaya… Mental consciousness will be spontaneously released into Buddha Nature and this non-material Nature will become ever more blissful. This is the view of the Buddha… This is the Great Nature. Everything liberates. There is nothing to do, nothing to change, Don’t doubt; just keep on. Garuda flying in the sky…


When you are stable in the Natural State, integrate all your everyday activities of body, speech and mind with this and they become Actions of Dharmakaya. The whole of existence is integrated and unified with the Natural State… Simply continue in contemplation --- without blocking anything, leave everything as it is in this State. It is called Self-Aware Wisdom… This State is completely beyond consciousness. It has nothing to do with consciousness, so don’t try to grasp anything or interfere using consciousness in any way. Just leave your presence clear as possible; leave it alone… Whatever you experience, leave it as it is. No matter what feelings come up, don’t care about them and don’t follow or check them… Remain like the sky.


Relax into the totality… The key precepts are nonstriving and effortlessness.


( See Ermakova, C. Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud, Heritage: New Delhi 2010 )



Thursday, October 23, 2014


 
 

The Advaita Teaching of Nisargadatta Maharaj : A Synopsis



All you need is to get rid of the tendency to define yourself.

You will revert to your natural state spontaneously and effortlessly. You will reach the Source of being, life and consciousness. Shift the focus of consciousness beyond the mind. Refuse all thoughts except one: Who am I? Just live your life as it comes. Keep quietly alert, inquiring into the real nature of yourself.

Perception is based on memory and is only imagination. The world can be said to appear but not to be. Only that which makes perception possible is real. You agree to be guided from within and life becomes a journey into the unknown. Give up all names and forms, and the Real is with you.

Know yourself as you are. Distrust your mind and go beyond. Do not think of the Real in terms of consciousness and unconsciousness. It is utterly beyond both. It gives birth to consciousness. All else is in consciousness. Nothing you can see, feel or think is so.

Go beyond the personal and see. Stop imagining that you were born. You are utterly beyond all existence and non-existence, utterly beyond all that the mind conceives. Question yourself: Who am I? What is behind and beyond all this? Soon you will see that thinking yourself to be a person is mere habit built on memory. Inquire ceaselessly.

How can Reality depend on experience when it is the very ground, the very basis of experience, the very fact of experience? Just be aware of your being here and now. There is nothing more to it.

In reality you are not a thing nor separate. You are the infinite potentiality, the inexhaustible possibility. Because you are, all can be. The universe is but a partial manifestation of your limitless capacity to become. You are neither consciousness nor its content. You are the timeless Source. Disassociate yourself from mind and consciousness. Find a foothold beyond and all will be clear and easy.

 You are the Supreme Reality- all there is. Just trust and remember that. Wisdom lies in never forgetting the Supreme Absolute as the ever-present Source of both the experiencer and the experience. I am beyond consciousness and so in consciousness I cannot say what I am. Yet I am. The question “Who am I?” has no answer in consciousness and therefore helps to go beyond consciousness. Remember there is no person, only a mental picture given a false reality by conviction. All you need to do is to cease taking yourself to be within the field of consciousness.

You are free of being a percept or a concept. Abandon all conceptualization and stay silent and attentive. Be earnest about it and all will be well with you. Give up the idea of being what you think yourself to be. Let go of the idea that you are not aware of yourself as the ever-present, changeless inexpressible Reality. Just let go. Your difficulty stems from the idea that Reality is a state of consciousness. Essence is independent of consciousness. Self-knowledge is a new dimension altogether.

 Pure, concentrated longing will take you speedily to your goal. If you could keep in mind what you do not know, it would reveal to you its secrets. When you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the Supreme State will come to you uninvited and unexpected. Stop making use of your mind and see what happens. Do this one thing thoroughly. That is all.

Your weakness is due to your conviction that you were born into the world. In reality the world is ever recreated by you and in you. Once you realize that the world is your own projection you are free of it. You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist except in your own imagination!

Realize that you are the Eternal Source. There is no reality but That. So how could you be “other?” And accept all as your own. Such acceptance is true love. Don’t try to understand! Don’t rely on your mind for liberation. Go beyond it altogether.

 Be aware of being aware. Broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are beyond space and time, uncaused, the very matrix of existence, the Supreme Absolute, the Noumenon- not unknowable, but unperceivable, un-objectival, inseparable- neither material nor mental, neither objective nor subjective- the Source of being, life and consciousness. You are the all-pervading, all-transcending Reality. Behave accordingly.

The actual experience will dawn upon you in no time. No effort is needed. Have faith and act on it. All will happen by itself: You are the subtle cause of the entire universe. All is because you are. Grasp this point firmly and deeply and dwell on it repeatedly. To realize this as absolutely true is liberation.

 What you need will come to you. Whatever you come across, go beyond. Paramakash is the timeless and spaceless Reality, mindless, undifferentiated, the infinite potentiality, the source and origin, the substance and the essence, both matter and consciousness, yet utterly beyond both. It cannot be perceived, but can be experienced as ever witnessing the witness, perceiving the perceiver, the origin and the end of all manifestation, the root of time and space, the prime cause in every chain of causation.

 Your idea that you were born and that you will die is absurd: Both logic and experience contradict it. Behave as what I say is true and judge by what actually happens. I know the Source of all experience. From moment to moment the little I need to know to live my life I somehow happen to know. The Supreme Absolute is at the root of and utterly beyond all. You are That.

 Don’t you see that the Supreme Reality is what makes everything possible? Know life as pure radiation from the inexhaustible Source. There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. Stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge.

 Don’t disturb your mind with seeking. The very absence of obstacles will cause Reality to rush in. You will know the Light of Absolute Awareness in all its clarity and the world will fade out of your vision. Awareness takes the place of consciousness. In consciousness there is the “I” who is conscious, while awareness is undivided. Awareness is aware of Itself. The “I am” is a thought, while awareness is not a thought. There is no “I-am-aware” in awareness.

Awareness is not an attribute. One can be aware of being conscious , but not conscious of awareness. Awareness is not a form of consciousness. One who is aware is beyond every experience, utterly beyond awareness itself. The fundamental Reality is beyond awareness, beyond becoming, beyond being and not-being. Give up all idea of the person , of personal attainment. Find out what you are.

There is no effort in witnessing. You understand that you are the witness only, and understanding acts. If in the state of witnessing you ask “Who am I?” the answer comes at once, wordless and silent. You find yourself utterly beyond the subject and the object. Both exist in you, but you are neither. You, the Supreme Absolute, are the very source of reality. Collect your energies in one great longing. My words are true and they will do their work. Enlightenment is a certainty. It is your destiny.

Discard every self-seeking motive and Reality will find you. Who am I? Go into it deeply. Find out your real being. You are the beingness of being, utterly beyond the universal even. You are the non-dimensional Source of all dimensions. As you keep on giving up, you grow spontaneously in intelligence and power and inexhaustible love and joy. The Absolute can be reached by absolute devotion only. Don’t be half-hearted.

The “person” is a shell imprisoning you. Break the shell. There is nothing you need. Nothing perceivable is real. Even space and time are imagined. All existence is imaginary. Only the Unlimited is real. Question the limits. Go beyond. Set yourself tasks apparently impossible- This is the way. Look at consciousness as something alien, superimposed. Then suddenly you are free of consciousness.

 Whatever you feel needs to be done happens unfailingly. Selfless and intelligent, all the powers of the universe are for you to command: You are the Source Absolute. This is your natural state. Believe me, you are the Supreme Reality. You are the fullness of perfection here and now.

Investigate what you know to its very end and you reach the unknown layers of your being. Go further and the unexpected will explode in you and shatter all. The crucial question is: “Who am I?”

Just see the person you imagine yourself to be as a part of the world perceived within consciousness; and look at consciousness from the outside; for you are not the consciousness. You, the Supreme Reality, are utterly beyond. Tat Tvam Asi.

( Adapted from Frydman, M. trans. I Am That. Durham, North Carolina: Acorn Press1973)

 

 

More Pointers From Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

I DON’T TELL A LIE: WHATEVER EXISTS HAS NO SUBSTANCE. IT IS UNREAL. THE PRESENT MOMENT IS UNREAL.

WHEN YOU KNOW THE SOURCE OF THIS BEINGNESS OR “I”-CONSCIOUSNESS - THAT IS LIBERATION. NOT UNTIL THEN.

YOU ARE NOT EVEN THE UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS (BRAHMAN) BUT THE PARABRAHMAN, THE WITNESS OF THAT UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS.

IN REALITY THERE IS NO DEATH BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THE BODY. LET THE BODY BE THERE OR NOT BE THERE. YOUR EXISTENCE IS ALWAYS THERE. IT IS ETERNAL.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE. HOW DO YOU KNOW IT? AND WITH WHAT DID YOU KNOW IT? THIS IS THE SUM TOTAL OF MY TEACHING NEEDED TO PUT YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK, ITS VERY QUINTESSENCE--- FIRST OF ALL YOU WITNESS THAT YOU ARE. STAY PUT THERE- ONLY WITH THIS “YOU ARE.” JUST BE THERE. THEN WITH THE HELP OF THIS “YOU ARE” YOU ARE WITNESSING THE WORLD. STAY PUT THERE. YOU MUST BE PRESENT THERE ONLY, AT THIS POINT - THE “YOU ARE” POINT, BEREFT OF ALL CONCEPTS.

DON’T PRACTICE THIS THING- ONLY DEVELOP YOUR CONVICTION- STABILIZE IN THE CONVICTION: I AM THE KNOWLEDGE “I-AM.” AT THAT STAGE YOUR INDIVIDUALITY IS COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED. YOU NO LONGER HAVE A PERSONALITY. IN PLACE OF THE LOST INDIVIDUALITY HAS COME THE MANIFEST TOTALITY- BUT YOUR TRUE NATURE IS UTTERLY APART FROM EVEN THE MANIFEST TOTALITY.

YOU ARE TO TRANSCEND CONSCIOUSNESS.

THERE IS NO VOLITION AS FAR AS AN INDIVIDUAL IS CONCERNED. THINGS HAPPEN ON THEIR OWN. WHEN THAT IS SEEN, THERE IS ALREADY A CERTAIN PEACE OF MIND. NOTHING REMAINS TO BE DONE. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN OR NEED DO. WHATEVER HAPPENS IS A MERE MOVEMENT IN CONSCIOUSNESS.

UNLESS THE CENTER OF PERCEIVING ITSELF IS CHANGED TO THE NOUMENON YOU WILL NEVER GET AN IDEA OF YOUR TRUE NATURE- ONLY WHEN “I-AM-NESS” DISAPPEARS WILL YOU BE FREE OF CONCEPTS.

WHEN ONE STOPS THINKING THAT ONE IS LIVING, AND GETS THE FEELING THAT ONE IS BEING LIVED, THAT WHATEVER ONE IS DOING, ONE IS NOT DOING, BUT ONE IS MADE TO DO, THEN THAT IS SORT OF A CRITERION.

WHATEVER YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD, WHATEVER IS YOUR KNOWLEDGE, IT IS ALL A CONCEPT. YOU ARE NOT THE CONCEPT BUT THE KNOWER OF THE CONCEPT.

UNDERSTAND THIS FIRST MOMENT, WHEN YOU UNDERSTOOD “I-AM.” ONCE YOU GRASP THIS, THEN YOU ARE THE HIGHEST OF THE GODS, THE POINT AT WHICH EVERYTHING ARISES. ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS, YOU ARE RELEASED FROM THAT POINT- I, THE ABSOLUTE, AM NOT THIS “I-AM-NESS.”

NOTHING IS TO BE DONE. MERELY SIT IN CONTEMPLATION AND LET THE CONSCIOUSNESS UNFOLD ITSELF, UNFOLD THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ITSELF.

THERE IS NO DOER AT ALL, NO ONE HAS AN IDENTITY TO DO ANYTHING. IN THE FIELD OF CONSCIOUSNESS, EVERYTHING JUST HAPPENS.

THERE IS NOTHING. YOU ARE NOT.

ONCE YOU REALIZE THE TRUTH THAT CONSCIOUSNESS HAS COME OVER YOU, YOU WILL NEED NOTHING ANYMORE.

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE AN ENTITY “I.”

WHEN YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO OBSERVE CONSCIOUSNESS, YOU ARE OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. THEN YOU ARE THE AWARENESS STATE, THE VIJNANA OR JNANA STATE. ARE YOU ABLE TO FATHOM YOUR OWN IDENTITY? COULD YOUR IDENTITY DAWN UPON YOURSELF?

THE “I-AM” IS THE CONSCIOUS-LIFE FORCE. BUT I AM UTTERLY BEYOND THAT. I AM THE PRINCIPLE, THE ABSOLUTE, THAT MAKES THAT POSSIBLE.

FIND THE SOURCE OF THE PRIMARY CONCEPT “I-AM.”

(Adapted from Powell, R. ed. The Ultimate Medicine. San Diego: Blue Dove, 2001)

Arunachala, India

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 
 
 


Pointers On The Pathless Path

 

1. Let go of all seeking.

2. It is already that which you are.

3. Only in present awareness of simply what is is there freedom from self-image.

4. Simply let what is be there.

5. There has never been anyone to liberate.

6. There is nothing you can do.

7. All you can do is come to see that there is nothing for you to do. That is a huge step. It is revolutionary.

8. Rest as that which never comes and never goes away.

9. Let go and rest in that which is, and you will surely meet with your Original Nature.

10. There is nothing you can do. Where is this “you” to do anything?

11. There was never a chooser or a doer.

12. There is no one to be liberated.

13. Fall intimately in love with the gift of presence in what is.

14. You are not existence. You are that which allows existence to be.

15. Just drop this imaginary “person.”

16. You don’t need help. Just as you are now is how it needs to be.

17. Your thoughts are not yours and did not originate from you. Thoughts are fed from consciousness.

18. What you are is the still, si lent Awareness that sees consciousness and its activities going on.

19. Let go of everything for the wonder of timeless presence.

20. Simply drop seeking and there it is.

21. What you are is utterly beyond anything you ever believed.

22. There is nothing more to become.

23. There is no role that the mind plays in awakening.

24. Just relax into what is.

25. Dropping the seeker is awakening.

26. There is nothing you can do about it because it is already the case. Only your belief that it isn’t attained stands in the way.

27. Awakening lies beyond any concept of awareness.

28. There isn’t any personal awareness. There’s no one to be aware. There’s just “this” and you are that --- a realization which is impossible to describe.

29. Everything is the Essence Absolute, or the No-Thing manifesting as creation; and you are the source of that manifestation.

30. Die into what is.

31. When the mind gives up and becomes inactive, your Original Nature- Samantabhadra- simply arises.

32. You are the Essence Absolute, the Source, the No-Thing from which everything arises --- everything, including the person you’ve believed you are. Now no identifying with anything at all --- only with That, which is utterly beyond words. Just sit back. Don’t expect anything --- and your Original Nature appears.

33. Something within you sees you experiencing. This something is your Original Nature, what you really are; and has nothing to do with the individual you have thought you are. You are the Absolute, the still, silent source of all that is, the Absolute Awareness. You, the Absolute, are not a “part” of the whole, but the source of the whole.

34. Something within you sees you doing something, looking at something, etc. This something is your Original Nature, what you really are, and has nothing to do with the individual you have thought you are.

35. Awakening is inevitable.

( Adapted from the works of Tony Parsons; Nisargadatta Maharaj; and Dzogchen texts )

Sri Ramana Maharshi





 

The Advaita Meditation

 

HERE FOLLOWS THE SECRET FORMULARY FOR INHERING IN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE AND UNDIFFERENTIATED SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY. BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI WAS KNOWN TO STATE THAT REPEATED READING OF THE TEXT WOULD BE CONDUCIVE TO THE REALIZATION OF SAMADHI:


ABSOLUTE INHERENCE IN REALITY MEANS BECOMING ONE WITH THE IMMUTABLE, TRANQUIL, NON-DUAL SUPREME ABSOLUTE WHICH IS EXISTENCE-CONSCIOUSNESS-BLISS , THE ESSENCE OF ALL, MAKING THE WANDERING MIND ONE WITH IT LIKE MILK AND WATER, ABSOLUTELY FREE OF ALL CONCEPTS. THE MANIFESTED UNIVERSE INCLUDING THE BODY-MIND COMPLEX OF THE PERCEIVER DOES NOT REALLY EXIST, AND EVERYTHING IS THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY WHICH IS IDENTICAL TO THE SELF AND ONESELF. DISCARDING EVERYTHING, BECOME ONE WITH THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY AND , REMAINING AS THAT, BE HAPPY.

 ABIDE AS THAT WHICH DOES NOT SHOW ANY DUALITY IN TERMS OF SUBJECT-OBJECT NOR THE LEAST TRACE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER THOUGHT NOR IMAGINATION NOR CONCEPT, NEITHER PEACE NOR SELF-CONTROL, NEITHER MIND NOR INTELLECT, NEITHER CONFUSION NOR CERTAINTY, NEITHER BEING NOR NON-BEING AND NO PERCEPTION OF DUALITY. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD QUALITY, NEITHER PLEASURE NOR PAIN, NEITHER THOUGHT NOR SILENCE, NO I-AM-THE -BODY IDEA, NO OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION WHATSOEVER. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER ATTACHMENT NOR ITS EFFECTS, NEITHER THOUGHTS NOR A THINKER, NEITHER OBSERVATION NOR AN OBSERVER.

ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER THE LIMITING POWER OF ILLUSION NOR ITS EFFECTS. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO SELF-KNOWING WISDOM, NO EFFECT OF ACTION, NO SEPARATE SUPREME STATE , AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, FREE FROM ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER BODY NOR SENSES NOR VITAL FORCES, NEITHER MIND NOR INTELLECT NOR IMAGINATION, NEITHER EGO NOR IGNORANCE, NOR ANYONE WHO IDENTIFIES WITH THEM- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY , FREE FROM ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT.

 ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER DESIRE NOR ANGER, NEITHER GREED NOR DELUSION, NEITHER ILL-WILL NOR PRIDE, NO IMPURITIES OF MIND AND NO FALSE NOTIONS OF BONDAGE AND LIBERATION. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO BEGINNING OR END, NO TOP OR BOTTOM OR MIDDLE, NO TIME OR SPACE, NO OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, FREE FROM ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE UNREAL- NO YEARNING FOR LIBERATION, NO MASTER OR DISCIPLE, NO REALIZED STATE, NO LIBERATION- NOTHING WHATSOEVER AT ANY TIME- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, FREE FROM ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE ARE NO SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS, NO ONE WHO THINKS. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO WORD OR ITS MEANING, NONE OF THE MANIFOLD CAUSES AND EFFECTS, NO SAMENESS OR OTHERNESS, NO UNIVERSE OF ANY KIND, NO OTHER WORLD, NO SENSE OF I OR MIND, NO CONCEPT WHATSOEVER- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT.

ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO ONE TO IDENTIFY WITH ANY CONCEPT WHATSOEVER. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE OF ANY KIND, NO SENSES NOR ANYONE TO USE THEM, NO OBJECTS TO PERCEIVE, NO CONCEPTS TO BE THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS TRANSCENDENT BLISS, THAT WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY IMMEDIATE, THAT BY BECOMING WHICH ONE BECOMES IMMORTAL, ETERNAL- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT, ON REALIZING AND EXPERIENCING THE BLISS OF WHICH, ALL JOYS APPEAR TO BE THE JOYS OF THAT, THAT WHICH, KNOWN TO BE ONESELF, KNOWS THERE IS NOTHING APART FROM ONESELF. ABIDE AS THAT, ON KNOWING WHICH TO BE ONESELF, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO BE KNOWN, EVERYTHING BECOMES ALREADY KNOWN AND EVERY PURPOSE ACCOMPLISHED- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT.

ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS ATTAINED EASILY AND IMMEDIATELY WHEN ONE KNOWS THAT ONE IS NOT DIFFERENT FROM THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY, THAT WHICH RESULTS IN THE SUPREME BLISS OF THE REAL, THAT WHICH EXPERIENCES INCOMPARABLE AND COMPLETE SATISFACTION- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH REMAINS WITHOUT A SECOND, NOTHING OTHER THAN ONESELF IS SEEN TO EXIST AND INCOMPARABLE BLISS IS EXPERIENCED. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS UNDIFFERENTIATED BLISS, ABSOLUTELY NON-DUAL, THE UNDIFFERENTIATED SUPREME REALITY, THE SOURCE, THE HEART, THE ESSENCE OF ALL, WITHOUT ANYTHING ELSE WHATSOEVER, THE UNDIFFERENTIATED WHOLE, PERFECTLY PURE- AND WITH THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU ARE THAT, BE ALWAYS HAPPY.

ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE ARE NO CONCEPTS OR ANYTHING ELSE WHATSOEVER. THE EGO CEASES TO EXIST, ALL DESIRES DISAPPEAR, THE MIND BECOMES EXTINCT AND ALL CONFUSION COMES TO AN END. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO AWARENESS OF THE BODY, NO PERCEPTION OF MIND OR OBJECTS, THAT IN WHICH THERE IS PERFECT ONENESS WITH REALITY. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY, THE SUPREMELY SUBTLE, THE NON-DUAL AND UNDIFFERENTIATED ONE. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS ABSOLUTE TRUTH, SUPREME TRANQUILITY, ABSOLUTELY ATTRIBUTELESS, THE . ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS EVERYTHING FROM THE EXPERIENTIAL POINT OF VIEW AND NOTHING FROM THE ABSOLUTE POINT OF VIEW, ALWAYS TRANQUIL, WITH NOTHING SEPARATE FROM IT. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS UTTERLY BEYOND BODY, MIND, SENSES AND CONSCIOUSNESS- TIMELESS, SPACELESS, UTTERLY BEYOND ALL CONCEPTUALIZATION, UTTERLY BEYOND ALL DEFINITION, THE DIVINE SOURCE, THE HEART, THE ESSENCE OF ALL, THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY- ALL THERE IS- THAT I AM.


(Adapted from : Jones, F. ed. The Heart of the Ribhu Gita. Los Angeles: Dawn Horse, 1973 )


 

Sunday, October 12, 2014


   
October 12, 2014, OpEdNews

The Lie Machine
 
By Paul Craig Roberts

Phony "trade agreements" are advocated as "free trade removal of tariffs," but what they remove are the sovereignties of countries. America is already ruled by corporations. If these faux "trade agreements" go through, Europe and Asia will also be ruled by American corporations.

Cross-posted from Paul Craig Roberts
From youtube.com/watch?v=v7UJ9v7IWSo: The TPP is a Trojan horse that seeks to usher in a backroom secret sweetheart deal for the global elite.

I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership.

These so-called "partnerships" are in fact vehicles by which US corporations make themselves immune to the sovereign laws of foreign countries in which they do business. A sovereign country that attempts to enforce its laws against an American corporation can be sued by the corporation for "restraint of trade." For example, if Monsanto wants to sell GMO seeds in France or US corporations wish to sell genetically-modified foods in France, and France enforces its laws against GMOs, the Transatlantic Trade Partnership allows France to be sued in jurisdictions outside the courts of France for "restraint of trade." In other words, preventing the entry into France of a prohibited product constitutes restraint of trade.

This is the reason that the US has insisted that the Transatlantic and Transpacific Partnerships be totally secretive and negotiated outside the democratic process. Not even the US Congress has been permitted knowledge of the negotiations.

Obviously, the Europeans and Asians who are agreeing with the terms of these "partnerships" are the bought-and-paid-for agents of the US corporations. If the partnerships go through, the only law in Europe and Asia will be US law. The European and Asian government officials who agree to the hegemony of US corporations over the laws of their countries will be so handsomely paid that they could enter the realm of the One Percent.

It is interesting to compare the BBC's coverage (October 10) with that of RT (October 11). The BBC reports that the aim of the Transatlantic Partnership is to remove "barriers to bilateral commerce" and to stimulate more trade and investment, economic growth and employment. The BBC does not report that the removal of barriers includes barriers against GMO products.

Everyone knows that the European Commission is corrupt. Who would be surprised if its members hope to be enriched by the American corporations? Little wonder the European Commission declared that concerns that the Transatlantic partnership would impact the sovereignty of countries is misplaced.

RT, which is restrained in reporting truth because it operates inside the US, still manages to come to the point in its headline: "No TTIP: Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as 'Corporate power grab.'"

All over Europe people are in the streets in mass rallies against secret agreements by their corrupt governments for Washington to take over their lives and businesses. RT reports that "social networks have been mobilized for a mass campaign that has been calling on Europeans and Americans to take action against 'the biggest corporate power grab in a decade.'"

RT quotes a leader of the demonstration in Berlin who says the secret agreements "give corporations more rights they've ever had in history." As we all know, corporations already have too many rights.
"Protests are planned in 22 countries across Europe -- marches, rallies and other public events -- in over 1,000 locations in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, The Czech Republic and Scandinavian countries."

Did you hear about this latest American corporate power grab from Fox "News," CNN, New York Times, London Times, ABC? Of course not. Did you hear about the massive protests against it? Of course not. You only hear what the interest groups permit you to hear.

RT reports that the main aim of the international protests is "to reclaim democracy" and to put an end to the secret deals that are destroying life for everyone but the American corporations, organizations now regarded worldwide as the epitome of evil.

These phony "trade agreements" are advocated as "free trade removal of tariffs," but what they remove are the sovereignties of countries. America is already ruled by corporations. If these faux "trade agreements" go through, Europe and Asia will also be ruled by American corporations.



Submitters Website: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

Submitters Bio:

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book, How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.