Tag: awareness

What the fuck does Nisargadatta mean by "I Am"?

lalo's picture

Nisargadatta Maharaj gives seekers the same advice his guru gave him: abide in the "I Am".

A cheat sheet to recognize a bogus guru

abra's picture

With so many faked gurus around, I think we should construct a cheat sheet with guidelines based on each one's experience on how to recognize (or at least suspect) a bogus guru...

Spiritual experiences with MDMA

banana's picture

I am about to try MDMA (the active ingredient in ecstasy) for the first time. I am interested in the spiritual and psychological applications of it.

Observing the Thinker

dora's picture

Observing emotions and sensations is relatively easy -

They are lying there in time so you have the option to decide when to observe them. After all, as far as they are concerned, they are here to stay, where do they have to run to?

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.

Universal point of awareness

shira's picture

When you observe a mental object (a certain emotion, a certain thought, a sensation, etc.), after some time, the observed object dissolves into a dimensionless point.

Your most fundamental fears

shond's picture

Your most fundamental fears are inherited

Your most fundamental fears, the ones that grievously spoil your quality of life, the ones that paralyze you completely, happen to be fears you inherited from your parents.

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.

The object determines the subject

shira's picture

(The beauty of the following is that it's not a theory, you can try it by yourself)

The observed object determines the observing subject.

Fear, Pressure, Worries

happy together's picture

Fear, Pressure, Worries - the sacred trinity of miserable quality of life which unnoticeably has become a norm for almost everyone.