In freedom there is no concern for the ‘I’ any longer.

Advaita Post, Volume 10, Number 19

Entrance to the Advaita Center: Open your being

Entrance to the Advaita Center:
Open your being

Text Satsang

From a talk on Sunday, November 15, 2009 in Bruges

Notes by Danny

Usually your awareness is a focused attention upon an object. The focus of your attention during daily activities goes everywhere. That form of attention is a narrowing of consciousness; it’s a self-tension.

When you quietly sit, your attention turns back to its source. Then there is a return to yourself. The focus of attention turns back to its source in yourself. This causes an expansion and a deep relaxation.

That’s exactly what happens when you fall asleep, but you’re usually not aware of it. During sleep you return to yourself and you sink off in a pleasantly deep relaxation. If you stay internally alert there, then you know that it is an opening of infinite dimensions.

Return to the infinite relaxation in clarity. Through the relaxation every separation disappears. In your more expansive sphere, you discover that conditioning isn’t necessary. Your whole being sphere becomes universally open in a refined way. There is a turning within and an opening in the meditative sphere. Then there is nothing more to say about the self other than it is open; it’s an open sphere of being-awareness and bliss.

Take a look at how it is with yourself. When do you feel most yourself?

By returning to yourself you experience a relaxation. Confirm that very clearly.

Everyone regularly has that being-experience. Only, if you’re not aware of it, it’s very fleeting. Be internally aware of your own situation.

Let all phenomena go in the openness of yourself. Your physicality is often gone; now and then it comes back up again. Then it’s clear: your physical situation is very relative. From self-being it’s also clear that time can arise and disappear once again. See the relativity of the space-time paradigm. You yourself are not imprisoned by time and space. Your self-being is a higher reality that is free from it.

You, yourself, are universal. You are yourself in that infinite space.

Turn the attention inwards, bring the object to the subject, to the source of attention, the core of yourself. Then an expansion happens and the disappearance of separations. With the return to yourself all contradictions and conflicts resolve. Take care that you don’t get caught back up in structures once again.

Primarily there is a self-being that is open and relaxed. Secondarily there are the forms and structures. Don’t lose yourself within them. Let your self-being remain open. Then the forms remain transparent. Your reality is not limited by time and space. Recognize the wonderful openness. Clearly confirm this infinite free-being. Stay in the state of wonderful openness.

Thus the old identity disappears. The belief in a limited identity is an illusion. Whatever happens, take care that you don’t identify with anything, don’t limit yourself. Stay within that pleasant relaxation.

When there is pain, don’t confine yourself to that pain, but stick to your greater self-being. Don’t identify with the pain. The pain is certainly there, but you are not that pain.

If you have identified with your body, then you are susceptible to blackmail via your body. If you are free, then you are also free of physical identity.

Stick to the universal presence and don’t limit yourself. In freedom there is no concern any longer for the ‘I’. In freedom there are no selfish motives any longer. There, where the personal structure disappears, miracles happen.

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