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01 - Missing The Obvious
What we speak about, what I'm relentlessly pointing to, happens because of this tendency of overlooking or missing the obvious, and I say it's obvious to itself, so that you see how easy it is, how somehow we, through our attention, are bypassing this obvious, and looking for something which is changeful. And effectively what we do is trying to convert what is by nature changeful into what is unchanging, which is impossible. Find That which is naturally unchanging. That's your own self. You are the witness of all that is playing as the changeful. Don't try to manipulate the changeful. But if some movement come to participate in the changeful, that is also the cosmic expression through this form. Let it be, let it happen. Nothing takes you from what you are, except through thought, then we imagine we become separate. This entire universe is a great seeming, a great seeming. I cannot teach this, I don't want to teach this, it's not helpful only as teaching. The only thing that is important is to find the seer, in whose presence all this play, and the commentary about the play, takes place. Be completely clear about this. And you can be clear about it today... if it is your turn, I don't know.
I wonder maybe we can just sit for a couple of moments together, and then we can take a break after this. Just be confortable. All words that you have heard in your being, they have taking place inside your own being, all these words, all these thoughts, all this very presence itself which is making itself felt much more intensely, all this is occuring spontaneously in you, you see. And it's pointing to that which cannot be describe, cannot be touched. And the fragrance that arises from this seeing is peace and joy, unbound joy. This discovery that you are not an object, you are beyond names and forms, and what comes and goes. And the perception of all of this occurs in your presence. But there are no coordinates to locate you. And there is some dimension, some space within you that is delighting in being reminded of this, being shown again, that which cannot be seen just whith fleshly eyes, that unnassociated being. And ideas such as 'staying in this', or 'coming out of this', are meaningless. No one gave you yourself, and no one can take it away. But the body came, and the body will go. We are the eternal one.
(Mooji is reading the Avadhuta Gita book). I have no birth, no death, and no duties. I have never done anything either good or bad. I am purely Brahman the Absolute beyond all qualities. How could either the bondage or the liberation exists for me ? If God is all pervading, immovable, whole, without any parts, then there is no division in this God at all. How then, could he be regarded as within or even without ? The whole universe is shining as one, without any split or break, or separate parts. The idea of Maya, the great illusion, is itself the great delusion. Duality and non-duality are really concepts of the mind. The world of form and the formless void, neither of these exists independently. In the One, there is neither separation nore union. Truly there is nothing but Shiva-consciousness alone. I have no mother, or father, or brother. I have no wife, or husband or son, or friend. I have no attachements or non-attachements. How then, do you justify this anxiety of mind. Oh mind ! There is neither the day of manifestation nore the night of dissolution. My continuous light neither rises nore sets. How could a wiseman sincerely believe that the formless existence is affected by forms ? It is not undivided, nore is it divided. It experiences neither sorrow, nore joy. It is not the universe, nore is it not the universe. Understand that the Self is eternally One.
For some of you, perhaps what you are perceiving, enjoying, is a state, maybe, of no doubt, or maybe no-mind state. If somehow, something wears off, this cannot be what you are. If you don't identify any quality with what is, don't even call it myself or (...), just there is awareness, don't hold on to any self-image, don't go to the past or future, don't even try to interprete what is present, and don't hold your breath. Then you're in a position to answer this question : can this fade ? Can this fade ? Or when we talk in those terms "When it went away", "I lost it", or "It fade and then something happen", is it this or something else you're speaking about ? You're in a position to confirm. Don't try to hold on to any state, would be my advice, even if it feels good. It it feels good, let it feels good, let it be felt good, but don't make any conclusion or identify. There's no need. If it goes, it's okay, if something else comes, that's okay, but don't tie any relationship to any experience. And, I will ask the question again : where you are now, can it fade ? Is it a feeling ? Is it a particular feeling, or is it a feelingless feeling ? And if the attention should go into a kind of fragmentation, does it matter ? Something witnesses even attention. And I'm using the word 'something', not as a thing, it is witnessed. And, before you leave this place, you don't have to put too much effort to scratch your head about these things. Whatever has been spoken, your invitation is only to follow through, with your own inner confirmation. Is it like this or not ? Very good.
We can take a minute or two to sit, if it's okay. It doesn't matter how your body feels, how your head feels. These are not a measurement of your awareness-self. As awareness you are untouched, like space. Thoughts such as 'yesterday' or 'tomorrow' or 'next week', 'next', these are just thoughts, they have no real being. All appears only in the space of your awareness-consciousness. Nothing stays. Be clear about this. There is no 'certain way' to be, no 'special way' to be. Beingness is not concerned with such things. It is enough that you are. It doesn't matter what tomorrow can bring, it can't bring nothing to awareness. So, be at peace with yourself. Don't wait. Befores and afters have nothing to do with you. You are the space-like awareness only, you're not in waiting. Be at peace with yourself. Okay. OM.
I want to ask you scanning inwardly : who is inside here ? Scan inwardly with the light of introspection : who is dwelling inside here ? Some entity ? Can you find "you" ? Are there some coordinates we can follow to reach where you are ? Is there a "you" ? If there is space, is there some worry that it's not responsible to be like this ? Who will take care of my life ? How can I live like this if there's only space here ? Is there something inwardly that is interested in truth, along with football, shopping, etc ? Are you empty or full ? Is there a "you" that has an agenda, intention ? Is there a context for your existence that is important for a "you" ? Are you filled with noise ? Or do you not know what it means to be empty or full ? Are you finding you know nothing, and you are no thing ? Is there something that you need to salvage ? Are you burning too quickly ? Is self-consciouness holding you back ? Do you have an appointment with something that keeps freedom waiting ? Is it too costly to allow yourself to simply be ? Who will you disappoint ? Does later have more appeal than now ? Are you waiting to go beyond, or can you see that these are just ideas arising in what you are timelessly are ? If freedom is on one hand, what is in the other hand ? If you are already empty, then remain as you are. If you are not, contemplate this thing : can anything stand in your way in truth, or is this not merely imagined ?
Just paying attention to this moment, which is not merely a moment of time, but of presence. It doesn't matter if some thoughts activity arises, it's ok. Don't put any energy to control, to either push away or to invite. Leave everything as it is. You are simply here. Thoughts such as coming and going are only that, thoughts. You're not in need of them, you're simply here. There's no need to try at anything. There's no such thing as trying to be aware, because even the attempt is itself appearing in awareness. You're this. There's nothing to change, to fix, to heal, to carry, to hold on to. Notice this. There is no need to evaluate or summarize how you feel, it's irrelevant, you're simply here. And this sense of here-ness is not a geographical placement. Here-ness can only be presence, undivided, effortless. You're not imagining that, not creating, simply observing. There is nothing to capture. Whatever thoughts may suggests, it is not for you, not now. No preferences, no posture. You're here, but you're not waiting, there is no next to expect. Thoughts such as feeling well or not well are not part of you now, not here. Be only in your unnassociated being, there's no effort to make. Simply I Am. Feel, experience the wholeness, the natural sense of wholeness, of completeness that is here by itself, it belongs to no one. There is not a you living life, you are life, and, the awareness of life. You do not need to be prepared to be, you are. There is only awareness here. And the body is present in the awareness also, and awareness is present in the body also. There are no starts and no finishes, no beginnings and endings significantly, just a movement at play in consciousness. Nothing troubles you. Notice the effortlessness of your own being. There's no need to try to be. Such thoughts are far, far away from you. You did not arrived, nore can you leave, you're simply here. Your attention may come out and come back, but not you. This is your natural silence. There is no effort to be silent, there's no one to be silent, there's only the silence of being. You are not imagining nore creating, therefore there's no effort. What practice, what religion, do you need to be, as you are now ? This itself is your own blessed-ness. You're beyond force. Intention, expectations, don't exist for you. Now you will notice, that when you open your eyes, inwardly it will make no difference. Be aware of this. You're not creating or imagining, you're at one with your own natural being, natural joy, space, stillness. Don't allow your mind to suggest any effort about this, because you're in the direct experience and the taste of your own being. Nothing more is needed. The mind cannot help you here. It is you who will help the mind, to be quiet. Not by effort, by remaining one with your being, undistractedly. Then mind may also enjoy this peace.
Note : this comes from a guided meditation given by Mooji in satsang in New-York, in September 2009. The bansouri flute is performed by Suryaneel. Thanks to him for the recordings.
If only one question I had for you, forget everything else, I'll ask you this question. I'll keep asking you, I'll keep asking this question, I will see the one in whom this question fully happens. If your existence is merely to satisfy your projections, to want something, to want some special effects, to want some object, to want relationship, to want success in the material world, to want to learn a few supernatural tricks, then this is different. But if it is within you to discover your own Buddha nature, your own Christ consciousness, Krishna consciousness, your own Self, then you cannot turn away from this question. Everything is in this question, everything else is secondary. There is no need, no criteria, to try and feel like everybody else, to try and see that all the world is one, there's no need for this. That may be reveals spontaneously by itself, don't work for it, only find out who you are, now. Can you be the idea you have of yourself ? Your education, gender, nationality, that which is affected by the planets, can you be this ? And, this discovery, is available right now. Even the allowing of the question is doing its work, without the help of your mind, it's doing its work. Is there enjoyment for one who is free ? Of course there is enjoyment. Enjoyment is not the monopoly of the mind or ego. Your entire being is synonymous with joy. But enjoy being free, at the highest level One is always enjoying oneself. At lower levels you're enjoying, you need some objects to enjoy, some things to enjoy, some relationship to enjoy, and that's fine, because that's also joy. But at the truest space, the Self is enjoying Itself, manifested as all of this, but even without tiying itself to any object or any goal. This joy which is not about something, the joy which is synonymous with being, the joy of being. In fact everything is the joy of being. Even the sense of the joy of becoming arises out of the joy of being. Only one who is free is not pursuing this and doesn't have to go other, even the sense of other is seen as it is still the same one. It is my hope that as you listen, that somehow it brings about intuitive recognition within your own self, not collecting information, I'm not interested in information, but somehow that through recognition there is a filtering out, a coming out of that identification which is the cause of all that noise - all confusion comes out of this - to show you that you never been that, just this is immagined in ourselves, we learned so many concepts which are not in service to the truth that we are. This is all. What will be the outcome of this recognition ? Unbroken silence and stillness, unbroken joy, such joy that even has space for sadness to appear in it, and the play of irritation, momentary anger can happen in it, but they cannot linger in it, because it is the unbroken joy of being. Even now, here, it is revealing itself, even now, here, it is breaking through its own imagined boundaries, to reveal itself, to itself.
Bob Marley : Is this love ? Is this love ? Is this love ? Is this love that I'm feeling ?
Mooji : Your entire being is synonymous with joy !
Bob Marley : Is this love ? Is this love ? Is this love ? Is this love that I'm feeling ?
Mooji : One is only enjoying oneself.
Note : This remix has been made for Mooji in january 2010 just before going to Tiruvannamalai India. It has been played at the end of the January 29th satsang, birthday of Mooji, and at his birthday party February 1st 2010.
Composing and producing music being my main occupation, I always thought I'd like very much adding Mooji's beautiful and inspiring words on some of my ambient-electro compositions. Funny thing is that Mooji's team had the same idea and invited me to do so. So here's the firsts tracks. Love and gratitude to Mooji. Thanks to Mooji's team (Gayatri, Nataraaj, and all).