When every separation disappears, you are free

Advaita Post, Volume 9, Number 17

What’s the effect of such an encouragement?
Perhaps more of these signs should be hung.

Text Satsang 

A talk in Bruges on November 2, 2008

Notes by Danny

Douwe: Turn your gaze inwards. Feel your body from within and be aware of your thoughts and feelings. Let your consciousness extend behind you.

You are now aware of yourself from the inside out, of your bodily impressions and feelings and of everything that’s present in the mind.

You are aware of your physical self now too, of your whole situation. Experience all this concretely in the space.

You are the space as being-awareness. This open sphere is your own conscious space. In this open space old borders and patterns dissolve. All borders have disappeared and you experience pure happiness.

From the ‘I’ position you can’t break the walls that you’ve built around yourself, because there are ‘I’ interests.

Taking a little distance from the situation you become more like an observing consciousness. There is a greater field of view, there is a greater conscious space, with more clarity and insight. Within this the ‘I’ tensions relax. Exactly because you are more spacious, you can release the tensions. The subtle ‘I’ tensions dissolve in the infinite space of yourself. All limiting energies dissolve in the space that you are.

In the relaxation everything comes open. The more you go within, the more you come open. Everything is lovingly absorbed as an open sphere of sensitive awareness.

Don’t go along with the forces that emanate from others. Stay with the open self-being.

So you’re free from every compulsion, free from every attachment. In this way your environment also becomes more open, because it’s no longer tightly held and manipulated by an ego.

In the open sphere all restrictions of the personality disappear. The ‘I’-person dissolves. You are no longer fixed to a solid form. You are free. As the essence of self-being you are totally open on all levels. Even the observing consciousness dissolves as you return to your groundless self.

Through the dissolution of the ego there is no individual importance any longer. All problems and conflicts were caused by the creation of separations, while you are the space without separations. As every separation disappears, you’re free. All heaviness, seriousness and weightiness disappear. Happiness and peace simply appear in the liberation . Isn’t that beautiful?

Stay always and everywhere in yourself as open space. Then it will work all the way through. It’s so simple, only if you don’t hold on tightly to old patterns. Let these patterns dissolve in the infinite openness of yourself. In the open sphere there is no one who acts. The action happens by itself.

The essence of desire is authentic. Only it is projected onto limited things.  That doesn’t diminish the desire, because in it’s core every desire is infinite. But proceed directly with the infinity of the desire towards the happiness of unity.

When you taste delicious wine you disappear. You go so far into it that all borders disappear. As subject of the tasting you merge with the wine as an object. When this happens in consciousness, that’s realization.  Radicalize this realization, then the openness completely breaks through.

Stay with the understanding of the Great without separations. That is essential. This openness is fundamental, all phenomena are of secondary importance. Don’t hide behind conditions. Don’t let anything or anyone distract you. Let the release happen completely. Let the surrender occur in an sphere of trust and love. That is the “direct path”.

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