My first blog post.

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So, what would i write in my first ever blog post... well i'm not actually sure what a blog is, so in this space, i shall write what comes to mind...

Spirituality to me is a bit like eating my clemantine at lunch... pealing off the exterior, dissecting the segments, slowly chewing through the pieces, spitting out the inedible, and digesting and enjoying the good...

Last year, a guru in India asked me “what is your mind”... I couldn't answer him... I understood the question, but didn't have an answer... I still don't... I have many notions, and at times have thought that I had the answer, but no, I still don't know... I've been mulling over that question for a year now...

I think the answer to the question, the true answer, is the key to it all, and so don't really expect to have a good answer yet... but one day, through my practices and reading of the theories, and discussions with the wonderful people I am occasionally blessed with meeting, I hope to know the answer... on that day, I will go back to that place where I sat with the guru, and I will answer him... even if he's not there, I will still go back and answer him...

He was my first and only dedicated guru up to this point, and I was only his student for a few hours. But in that time, he directed my on my way, and I am doubtless that when I am ready for another signpost, I will meet my next guru...

Life's funny like that...

The mantra that I currently use is 'I am now the non-dual mind'. It comes from an American guy that I saw on consciousness tv, and I find it to be a very powerful tool... To sit at night, unravel the beads from my wrist, close my eyes, and slowly go through the 108, each time, on the in-breath, reciting my mantra, it's a very cleansing and focusing experience...

anyway, that's enough for now, it's getting late and I have to go to work again in the morning... Thursday already, oh how the week flys...

I hope this finds you all well and at peace...

Ben



bonya basu's picture

All the best....

YOU will surely get the ANSWER!
Keep it up...
All the best.........

bonya basu | Thu, 10/21/2010 - 06:38
benk's picture

thank you a drop in the

thank you

a drop in the ocean will last as long as the ocean itself...

benk | Thu, 10/21/2010 - 16:32
Asanga's picture

Nice

Dear Ben,
Do keep writing about your spiritual journey and experiences. All the best to you.
I am, yet I am not...

Asanga | Fri, 10/22/2010 - 06:10