‘Unconditional Love’ – Meeting with Unmani

Published on Apr 2, 2016

Unmani talks about Unconditional Love in Satsang in Rishikesh, India. For more information about Unmani’s meetings and intensives see: http://www.die-to-love.com

Transcript :

This word Love has been used in so many different ways and carries so many different meanings for different people. Usually it is referring to a feeling. An experience of feeling ‘loving’. An experience of warmth and expansion. Usually in reference to somebody else. Loving somebody else or something else. Loving a particular experience. Loving one thing more than another. Feeling in love where you are all kind of excited and happy in this kind of spacy space. And there is a different kind of love. A love that, perhaps we use words and concepts and perhaps we like the idea of that kind of love. A universal love or the sense that we are all connected, we are all one. This sounds wonderful. It sounds beautiful. And sometimes we have experiences where we experience a moment of connection, even with a stranger in a train.

Sometimes you just have this connection where all the boundaries melt. And perhaps your mind puts words to it like universal love or recognising that we are all one. But then the experience passes and then you get annoyed with the person again or the next thing happens, thought comes in with this or that. The next feeling comes in. And this universal oneness, wholeness, love seems to be lost or at least forgotten.

I tend not to use the word love that much. Just because it has all these different meanings that people seem to misunderstand. But, if I am going to use the word love then I would use it as another word for ‘Who you really are’; Life Itself, Freedom, Truth, Consciousness, Awareness. love is another word for that. It is reflected in an experience of ‘feeling loving’. But that reflection just comes and goes. It is not permanent. It is an experience just like every other experience. A very sweet and beautiful one, a very tempting one to get hung up on and ‘to want more of’ but still an experience nonetheless. But the love that you are that doesn’t come and go. It is not a feeling. And this can often be a very tricky thing for people searching for love; waiting and hoping to know the love that they are. Because they are waiting for an experience. Waiting to feel loving and of course that will come and go, like every other experience. The love that you are doesn’t come and therefore doesn’t go.

The reason why I might use the word love as another word for who you are, is because ‘who you are’ includes everything that happens. This is why it is love. Love loves everything that happens just the way it is without exception. It doesn’t say: ‘I don’t like that bit’ or ‘I want more of that’. It doesn’t say: ‘I want to clean up that and then I will love it’. It just loves. It has no preference, no opinion. It is just open. More open than you could possible imagine. It is just loving whatever is here without exception. All the dirt on the carpet or on the fan that is spinning. All the ordinary stuff. And every sensation. The rumbling in your tummy, the noise outside. Every thought, even all those really annoying thoughts. Even those thoughts you feel quite ashamed of. Those really ugly ones. Love doesn’t care. It just loves innocently, openly. And I say love doesn’t care. That can seem like a strange contradiction. How can love not care. And that is the freedom of this love, this real love, that it doesn’t care. That it doesn’t need to care. It is not bound by some idea that I need to care. Or I need to be a caring person or a loving person. It just loves anyway. Even if you don’t care.

The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness by The Dalai Lama (Author), Jeffrey Hopkins (Author)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher.

The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to—and in fact a prerequisite for—the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation. He presents his understanding, confirmed again and again over millennia, that the cultivation of both compassion and wisdom is absolutely critical to progress in meditation and goes into great depth on how this can be accomplished.

While accessible to a beginner, he leads the reader in very fine detail on how to identify innermost awareness—who we really are—how to maintain contact with this awareness, and how to release oneself from the endless stream of our thoughts to let this awareness, always present, become consistently apparent.

is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books. JEFFREY HOPKINS is Founder and President of the UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies. He is Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia, where he taught Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Tibetan language for thirty-two years from 1973. He served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s chief interpreter into English on lecture tours for ten years, 1979-1989, and has translated and edited fifteen books from oral teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has also published numerous translations of important Buddhist texts that represent the diversity of views found in Tibetan Buddhism.


Dalai Lama Talk : Awareness of Peace, Mindfulness And Wellbeing

Dalai Lama Talk: Awareness of Peace, Mindfulness and Wellbeing

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Emphasizes his belief that the entire concept of war is based on the “…us and them…” or “…we and they…” way of thinking.
The wars of the last century stem from a “…self-centered attitude…”

His holiness talks frankly about meeting world leaders and discussing the reasons and thinking behind nations going to war. When meeting a world leader for the first time”…not mentioning any names…” the first visit is very stand off-ish, the next time a little closer, the third visit they would talk. And his holiness suggested that this type of gap between people is a contributing factor in the reason nations engage in war.
With emphasis on George Bush and the Iraq – Afghanistan wars. He says he believed the presidents heart was in the right place but his method was wrong. Using force was wrong.

The Dalai Lama also speaks about overcoming tragedy by always trying to see things from different angels. He speaks of losing his country of Tibet and becoming a refugee and how that was “…most fortunate…” because he was able to leave behind a mostly ceremonial life in Tibet and travel, meet new people and speak all over the world. His Holiness say’s that the tragedy of losing Tibet, woke up the Tibetan people.

“..200,000,000 people killed, such immense violence and suffering and including the use of two nuclear bombs once Nagasaki once Hiroshima, I personally visited these areas … men use these things out of strong anger, hatred…” Now the next 100 years will not be free of problems, global warming, population explosion etc. but we have the opportunity for nations to approach these problems with “…peaceful means…” and “…non violence…”.

“…My body speech and mind I dedicate to the wellbeing of others…” – His Holiness the 14Th Dalai Lama.

The Priest and the Medium: The Amazing True Story of Psychic Medium B. Anne Gehman and Her Husband, Former Jesuit Priest Wayne Knoll, Ph.D. by Suzanne R. Giesemann (Author)

Psychic medium B. Anne Gehman gave her first spirit readings to her teddy bears at age five. Raised in the Mennonite tradition, she left home at age 14 to finish her schooling. A life-changing near-death experience led Anne to develop her natural gifts, including an uncanny ability to predict future events.

She has gained international attention for her help in solving crimes, locating oil and missing persons, healing illnesses, and connecting family members with their loved ones in spirit. She has worked with top government agencies and officials, police departments, judges, and corporate CEOs. While remarkable for her spiritual gifts and experiences, Anne’s life is all the more fascinating due to an unusual twist: she is married to Wayne Knoll, Ph.D., a former Jesuit priest.

A brilliant student devoted to his faith, Wayne also left home at 14 to join a Roman Catholic seminary. Even while pursuing his life’s dream as a professor of literature at Georgetown University, Wayne felt an emptiness that only a woman could fill. After more than a decade of religious training, he made the wrenching decision to leave the priesthood, not knowing if he would find the love he sought.

The Priest and the Medium
shares the remarkable story of two soul mates on parallel paths with divergent beliefs, yet united in their love for God and each other.

Suzanne Giesemann is the author of eleven books, a spiritual teacher, and an evidential medium. She captivates audiences as she brings hope, healing, and comfort through her work. Suzanne’s gift of communication with those on the other side provides stunning evidence of life after death. Touted as “a breath of fresh air” with “a quality that is so different from others that it is difficult to describe,” she brings messages of hope and love that go straight to the heart. Suzanne addresses questions about the purpose of life, the nature of reality, and attuning to higher consciousness. Her work has been recognized as highly credible by afterlife researcher Dr. Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., and best-selling author Dr. Wayne Dyer. She serves on the executive council of Eternea, where she is the chairman of the Spirituality Leadership Council and also on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Spiritual and Studies. For more information about Suzanne, visit http://www.SuzanneGiesemann.com.


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