Seer = Seeing = Seen

erez's picture

An interesting excerpt from "I Am That" by Nisargadatta Maharaj:

Q: You say that the seer, seeing and the seen are one single thing, not three. To me the three are separate, I do not understand.

The ultimate goal is to withdraw into the ultimate subject

nathan's picture

Perhaps the primary tool on the enlightenment path is to accept and observe whatever is, any thought, any feeling, any sensation.

A test to check your level of identification with the body

enlight's picture

*** Important Note: This spiritual technique, though enormously beneficial, might be too extreme for certain people due to the hard emotions that might arise during the practice of this technique. It is intended to be used only by advanced seekers. Do not run this test in case you are not sure you are emotionally stable, balanced and strong enough. This test is not recommended for people with mental problems or/and extreme fear of death. In case you feel that the emotions experienced are too strong, stop the test immediately and continue later, in moderate stages ***

Addicted people can't meditate

Tania's picture

I find it hard to meditate, I get bored and then agitated and restless as soon as I begin meditating. This stress compels me to stop.

This is natural, it is great that you admit it. There are many people, even "experienced spiritualists" that overlook this and thus get only more agitated during meditation.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died

mika's picture

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the controversial Transcendental Meditation system, died yesterday at the age of 91.

Fear of Emptiness

abra's picture

Emptiness = Voidness = Nothingness = Shunyata

Fear of Emptiness = horror vacui

Quotes of gurus relating to the fear of emptiness:

Mind is like a spring

enlight's picture

The mind is like an elastic spring. You push it, you press it, you resist it, you apply force against it, and it only gets more power and more energy from your very action.

Religions instigate guilt

avi's picture

In a very popular pray sang by Jews in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, there is a sentence that goes as follows:

We have sinned before you, have mercy on us.

True Surrender

avi's picture

You have been told that in order to get rid of something painful, you have to accept it, not to resist it.

End of suffering is so simple

dora's picture

I want to scream it so loud that everybody will hear it but people are not listening:

The way to happiness is so simple -

You just have to observe and accept, rather than resist, whatever is!