2-4 NA’HAM – I AM NOT THAT Archive

OUR SURFACE BEING

OUR SURFACE BEING   In the Sixties, Bob Dylan sang:   How many roads must a man walk down…before you call him a man? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…   Whatever else has changed since then:   their surface being is still all that most people know, a mask covering up who they really are.   However, our true Self   …

ROLES – THE ROLES WE PLAY

ROLES – THE ROLES WE PLAY   Consciously or unconsciously, the self-image is based on one or more of these roles:   NEGATIVE ROLES   – The Ordinary, average guy: I have no particular qualities, but that’s ok with me. a) I feel safer conforming to everyone else, then I never have any problems. b) I am afraid of standing out from the herd.   …

ROLES

ROLES   Stone: depends on which Role one plays but all Centering stones help. The Mantra: Aum Vikataya Namah The Key:   It is the total sum of all the roles that we play upon the stage of the world that has formed our false self-image.   Our roles are triggered by various situations and the people around us: each activates specifically one of our …

THE MASK AND THE TRUE FACE – DON’T BE FOOLED

THE MASK AND THE TRUE FACE – DON’T BE FOOLED CHARLES C. FINN     Don’t be fooled by me. Don’t be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a thousand masks, masks that I am afraid to take off and none of them are me.   Pretending is an art that’s second nature with me, but don’t be fooled. For God’s sake …

THE MASK AND THE TRUE FACE – THE WAY

THE MASK AND THE TRUE FACE – THE WAY   Stone: Alexandrite The Mantra: Om Chadmamukka Nirodha   The Key:   Wearing a mask instead of our true face is like practicing a kind of death to prepare ourselves for the final one of the body.   Whoever has integrity never puts on any masks at all.   How many masks do you wear? Why? …

THE MASK AND THE TRUE FACE

THE MASK AND THE TRUE FACE   Stone: Alexandrite The Mantra: Om Chadmamukka Nirodha   The Key:   Everything that makes us feel separated from the Divine is always a mask.   There are no exceptions. How clearly can you see this? Look deeper.   a) The issue is introduced by this basic fact:   Our mask hides a confused mixture of our self-image plus …

INDIVIDUALITY – THE WAY – WU HSIN

INDIVIDUALITY – THE WAY – WU HSIN   Only one who establishes an observation post outside of the structure of the individual can have clear sight.   Failing to do this while hoping for clarity is like trying to draw water from a three meter well with a two meter rope.   An individual dies only once. But if he chooses to die before he …

INDIVIDUALITY – THE WAY

INDIVIDUALITY – THE WAY   Stone: Diamond or Pearl The Mantra: Jay Madiiya Satya Vizasanataa (Victory to my true individuality)   The Key:   To acquire a true individuality we must first of all get rid of our personality   and then cut off all our identifications like we would prune the dead branches of a tree.   How good are you at pruning dead …

INDIVIDUALITY – WU HSIN

INDIVIDUALITY – WU HSIN   There are no individuals, only billions of forms through which the functioning occurs. The totality is constant, while the functioning parts come and go.   Regardless of the species, there is no “who” that is distinct from the organism. Naming every water buffalo on the rice farm doesn’t make each an individual.   A name and a form are merely …

INDIVIDUALITY – NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

INDIVIDUALITY – NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ   There are many persons who have a great attachment to their own individuality. They want first and foremost to remain as an individual and then search, for they are not prepared to lose that individuality. While retaining their identity, they want to find out what is the truth. But in this process you must get rid of the identity itself. …

INDIVIDUALITY – VIVEKANANDA

INDIVIDUALITY – VIVEKANANDA   Which state is my individuality?   When I was a baby sprawling on the floor trying to swallow my thumb? Was that the individuality I should be sorry to lose? Fifty years hence I shall look upon this present state and laugh, just as I now look upon the baby state.   Which aspects of my individuality do I want to …

INDIVIDUALITY – CAITYA PURUSA

INDIVIDUALITY – CAITYA PURUSA   Stone: Diamond The Mantra: Jay Madiiya Satya Vizasanataa (Victory to my true individuality)   The Key:   Individuality should never be confused with the ego or the personality like most do, nor as something separating us from others, for as such it is an illusion.   a) Mère introduces the issue with the basics:   Your present individuality is a …