Tag: self

Identification

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The confusion is not in the arising of self, it's in the identification as it.

— Michael McCaffrey



Primal Shift

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There is a primal shift in the way the objectifying mind apprehends that the sense of self is its own mental fabrication......

And the existential angst and fear of impending doom that is innate with imagined personal autonomy simply evaporate......

— Michael Markham



The Mysterious Unknown

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It’s … recognizing that the whole issue of a self, personal or absolute, is a fantasy. Both the self and the Self are interpretations upon perception, and nothing more. And when the interpretation ends, thought ends. When all identity
collapses, you abide in the unknown. There is no tendency left to fixate identity anywhere – even in a universal somewhere. So you are left resting in the mystery as the mystery. It is only then that you can be truly and absolutely free of all concerns.

— Adyashanti



What advice would you give someone seeking the Self?

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I would immediately ask, “where are you looking?” And then follow that up with, “what is looking?”



The Self has always been free. The Self is always awake. Right?

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This is really a nasty question. If I say “yes”, then you will think there is nothing to realize and remain stuck in suffering.



Satsang with Eric Putkonen

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05/24/2008 - 09:52
Etc/GMT

Satsang is a Sanskrit word; sat means true or being and sanga means company or gathering.

Event Type: 
Satsang
Event Location: 
Ridgedale Library 12601 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, MN 55305
Organizer: 
Eric Putkonen
Cost: 
Free
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2012 and Beyond

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12/12/2012 - 06:00
US/Pacific

On 12.12.12.

Event Type: 
Online Event
Organizer: 
Louix Dor Dempriey
Cost: 
Free
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Can You Handle Freedom?

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05/13/2013 - 19:00
05/13/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Event Type: 
Satsang
Event Location: 
1789 Comox Street Vancouver, BC
Organizer: 
Rimvi
Cost: 
Donation (Suggested Donation $10)
Contact Email: 


SUMMER RETREAT

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05/25/2012 - 19:00
05/28/2012 - 11:45
US/Pacific

A full 3-day program (3 nights/3 days) of spiritual consciousness, concentrated self-awareness, and societal de-conditioning with Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya.

Event Type: 
Retreat
Event Location: 
Shree Swami Premodaya Residence ~ Topanga Canyon, CA 90290
Organizer: 
The Bodhi Center
Cost: 
(through May 10) $445 (after May 10) $495
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Qualities of the Self

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08/29/2018 - 21:00
08/29/2018 - 23:00
Asia/Calcutta

Although the Self has no qualities, good or bad, it is pure emptiness, we can still assign or project some qualities on it, just to communicate about it.

Event Type: 
Satsang
Organizer: 
Tarun
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