I would like to share an unknown enlightened mystic - Elijah Crow

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I would like to share an unknown enlightened mystic - Elijah Crow – The Silence of The Mind, have just finished translating his book

Elijah Crow does not belong to any nonduality lineage or tradition, his is a personal expression and experience of nonduality.

Read the whole book here


The Power of Emptiness

The “void” or “ psychological emptiness” is a strange
It appears spontaneously, in the pause between two
As the old thought ends its course and disappears,
Its end is the gate, natural silence ensues.

Insist in being with it, as much as you can,
The mind is completely silent, we are attentive – a clear
All meanings, boundaries disappear – us and the Infinite
are “One”;
Practically, we have a new mind – always fresh.

Being in the pause – I become infinite!
It separates two worlds. I leave the limited world
And enter Boundlessness, through total melting;
The whole being is calm – a constant sparkle.

There is no time, no space – just everlasting Eternity;
I move in direct contact with life, in a permanent present.
I am Pure Energy, without motivations,
The simplicity of existence integrates us completely.

We really encounter Life only through this “now”,
Free from the old, we are able to embrace the new.
All this beauty vanishes, when another thought appears,
It comes from the knowing mind – an old recording.

Let it play its game, do not oppose any resistance,
Encounter it as it is, without any purpose,
It will certainly disappear, and “emptiness” ensues again,
Another opportunity to encounter it practically.

We find the real meaning of Life through this “void”,
It is a boundary line between the two worlds:
On the one side the limited, where the “ego” is the
On the other, the Infinite, where Love is the master.

Emptiness also separates Light from the darkness,
The permanent chaos through struggle, contradictions and
From the harmonious being, equilibrium and joy;
The whole egocentrism perishes, by encountering the

Peace, divine order becomes our nature
It changes our way of being, without effort or will,
Only through this psychological void, we become honest
and humane,
The Purity of the Energy – makes titans out of pigmies .

Let this “psychological emptiness” be your guide,
In everything you encounter on your spiritual path.
If it is not the starting point, we easily get deceived,
Only through emptiness – we become Love!

avi's picture


Sounds interesting, why don't you add a guru profile for this mystic? It will give him the full exposure...

Many teachers speak about this indeed explosive yet disregarded gap between thoughts. I would also recommend you to read the following wonderful posts that relate to this matter:



avi | Thu, 08/12/2010 - 04:57
witnessing_presence's picture

Thanks for the suggestion,

Thanks for the suggestion, have just done that. appreciate your feedback on the book.

witnessing_presence | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 08:31
robert's picture

You cannot watch the gap, you can only be it

The problem is that one cannot focus on the gaps because for that he needs a process of the mind which means there is not gap anymore.

The only way to relate to the gap between thoughts is being the gap, to be still which is the true essence of meditation, which is such a difficult task.

robert | Sat, 08/14/2010 - 09:21
Trilok's picture

I feel my self becoming zero and i vanis in a small point.

I feel experience before 23 years not exactly remember a experience of hole body emptiness including my mind.
one day i was setting at door my legs was outside door and my body in the door. Half inside my house and half out side.Time of sunset i start feeling some thing strange.
I close my both eyes ,i feel big black spot between two eyes,i found light around it .Now that hole start to reduce .I feel my body reducing rapidly .That spot also reducing rapidly.With in a few minute i feel without body and mind total emptiness. And find my self in big universe becoming small spot than it vanish.
I fell around five minute.It happens with me around several time in a one month.
After this experience i become start to make prayer and meditation.

Trilok | Sat, 08/14/2010 - 14:37