Enlightenment Myths: Kill the Mind – Nondual Vedanta – James Swartz


Published on May 21, 2016

You (Jiva) “create” a reaction, an interpretation to the objects presented to you.

The Jiva is not experiencing what is actually there, the Jiva always only experiences its own projections, likes and dislikes (vasanas).

That is the reason why the Jiva has such a problem. Because our vasanas distort reality. We perceive reality based on our beliefs and opinions.

The logical question is, how to get rid of those projections?
Should we just remove the world?
This is the experiential Yogic idea of getting rid of your thoughts because the world is in your mind.
Thus, if you get rid of your mind you get rid of the world!
As a consequence you are in Samadhi (blissful meditative state) all the time and happy. There are no problems if there is no world present!

The appearance of the world can temporarily be removed by Yoga
but the complete removal of mental projections is not possible without Self-Knowledge.

Once Self-Knowledge is firm, you realize that the reality of the world is just a belief.

The important question is: Who realizes once the world disappeared? Who realizes the removal of the world in Nirvikalpa Samadhi?
Who needs Self-Knowledge once you come out of Samadhi? Who are you once you come out of the meditative state? A jiva (individual)?

By removing the world, you don’t remove yourself (awareness)!
I am present without my mind (ego), I am even present without the world!

So, Yoga is good! As long as you have a teaching!

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Andrew Rawlinson ‘THE HIT’ Interview by Iain McNay


Published on May 21, 2016

Andrew Rawlinson ‘THE HIT’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of ‘The Hit – Into The Rock’N’Roll Universe And Beyond’ and ‘The Book Of Enlightened Masters – Western Teachers in Eastern Traditions.’
Andrew Talks about his life and how he was aware that he was continually ‘hit’ by realisations, small and large, that enabled him to see through his conditioning. ‘The HIT is both a grace and a disturbance.
All worlds are a show..
Reality is open
It is constantly transforming itself
It goes beyond itself
It is where illusion begins

All derangements are connected. Like sub atomic particles they just keep reflecting each other jumping between each other and turning into each other. Just like a magic trick where certainty and deception change places.
It’s a jungle, as soon as you find a path you loose it.

Everybody is looking for who they are ——- but they are nobody
Not only is the world stranger than you imagine – it is stranger than you can imagine. And we are all collaborators in creation.
And what is it to collaborate? To know that we are the mirror as well as the face in it, pain and what cures pain. This is the expanse of spirit: rich and dark.
Yes, it’s the Gods who are rocking us, who are looking for someone to receive them.
There is really no reality without identity, and identity is a show.’

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