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Who are you, really?, by Kosi

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2014 chitarta wrote:

 GREETINGS from ARUNACHALA in the INDIA,where the saint RAMANA MAHARISHI lives (now in subtle form) WHO AM I ??? (check out RIBHU GITA) his teaching. we LOVE this text as it describes so well who we are NOT, because who WE ARE cant be put in words. but it can be EXPERIENCED  ALL the time....there is some entity in us call it AWARENESS who is ALWAYS present and notices ALL the changing thoughts, feelings of the mind/body....once you live as a CONVICTION in that truth.......mind is freed from its identifications of thoughts and can rest in AWARENESS as your REAL,ETERNAL....BEING.....as we are HUMAN BEINGS.......ENJOY & DANCE.......

 

In Praise of Idleness, by Bertrand Russell

FaceBook  On Jun 2, 2014 chitarta wrote:

 we consider meditation as EFFOERTLESS CHOICELESS AWARENESS as a deep leisure or doing nothing...no aim, no controle or judgement of WHAT IS in this very moment....at rest....in those periods of time various spontaneious creativities NATURALLY arise.....like in one situation we were overwhelmed w joy and created beautiful flower-branches- all from nature collected art arrangements without ever having done it before and not knowing the outcome..... incl. writing poetry....as more as we give ourselves to  SILENCE & BEINGNESS creativity will naturally arise incl. not to create anything at all and  just BE.......

 

To Be Simply, Radically, Absolutely Still, by Gangaji

FaceBook  On Apr 10, 2014 chitarta wrote:

a few sniplets i like to share: "BE..............................still and know u r GODDESS/THAT/SUCHNESS"
how do you perceive the world thru a still/thoughtfree mind???                                                                                    Where is each thought arising from? what is the source of each thought? Instead of being interested in the content of thought, look with couriosiy & ease where each thought is arising from ? NO mental/mind answer has to be given !!!....just rest in the source of each thought and ENJOY !!!

 

To Be Simply, Radically, Absolutely Still, by Gangaji

FaceBook  On May 29, 2013 sidharta wrote:

 this poem was written thru sidharta a couple of years back:
IMMACULATE
SILENCE       MPTINESS gives rise to................................
ONEHEART, ONELOVE, ONEMOMENT, 
ONESOURCE, ONEBODY, 
ONEGOD dancing in
sweet abunDANCE forever SILENCE clothed in PARADOXES......NETI, NETI..............                                  !!!!!!!!!!

 

Can You Love The One Who..., by Leah Pearlman

FaceBook  On Jan 30, 2013 chitarta wrote:
 leah THANK YOU sooo much, what a treasure you share. in teaching metta(love)-meditation to people what was stunning to me is that the friend, the neighbor, the opponent, the grumpy co-worker.......could be loved,  but the hardest one to love was oneself. within oneself the inner critic, the judger, the controler overwhelmed and could not be accepted.............for a while years back i looked every morning into the mirror and looked at myself from top to bottom, touched parts of my body i wanted specificly be friendly with and WELCOMED myself, SMILED at myself and said loud:  all of you sidharta is welcomed and appreciated AS YOU ARE, each atom and cell of you i send lovingkindness to.....THANK YOU for BEING here, sidharta just as you are !!!! every morning i walked away with a heart in ease, a smile and reminded myself during the day to shower myself with kindness and a smile........
 

Using Attention in a New Way, by Gil Fronsdal

FaceBook  On Jan 11, 2013 chitarta wrote:

 years back i went to a vipassana retreat in sri lanka, nilambe, a beautiful nature setting, very quiet. after 10 days i left the retreat to visit kandy. i walked down the hill 35 minutes in walking meditation to reach a bus to town. when the bus arrived it was crowded. i hardly could get into the bus. it was hot. i managed after hanging for a while outside the bus, getting more inside. i felt irritated about this condition. after sitting 10 days on my own meditation cushion in peace undisturbed. somebody stepped on my toes, anger arising. how could he do this. we were packed like sardines in a tin, sweating, bad smells. why don't they have more busses? then i got pushed over, poked in my ribs, ok this is enough i started loudly complaining and felt so sorry for myself. the 10 days of practise, peace,  happyness had turned sour quickly.                       i got my lesson from life. after a cup of coffee and a sweet i felt a bit better, but i decided next time i will do it another way. after 10 days again walking-meditation down the hill, but with the intention of taking EVERYTHING which might happen in the bus as a practise of WELCOMING all events as they are and just noticing the minds response. so here we are again. same crowded bus. hanging outside feeling the wind on my body. tensed arm from hanging there. inside a goat peed on my foot. i noticed the warms of pee, the smell....and welcomed it. then a basket with fruit tipped over and the fruit knocked me on my head.....the lady smiled at me i smiled back, a bit frustrated. suddenly the bus breaked hard and i got squeezed and again stepped on my toes, the pain was noticed without judgement and so it wasn't that bad as everybody nearly fell over and laughter started about this in a way funny situation.......when we arrived in kandy i was more sweaty then last time my toes were bleeding, but  See full.

 years back i went to a vipassana retreat in sri lanka, nilambe, a beautiful nature setting, very quiet. after 10 days i left the retreat to visit kandy. i walked down the hill 35 minutes in walking meditation to reach a bus to town. when the bus arrived it was crowded. i hardly could get into the bus. it was hot. i managed after hanging for a while outside the bus, getting more inside. i felt irritated about this condition. after sitting 10 days on my own meditation cushion in peace undisturbed. somebody stepped on my toes, anger arising. how could he do this. we were packed like sardines in a tin, sweating, bad smells. why don't they have more busses? then i got pushed over, poked in my ribs, ok this is enough i started loudly complaining and felt so sorry for myself. the 10 days of practise, peace,  happyness had turned sour quickly.
                      i got my lesson from life. after a cup of coffee and a sweet i felt a bit better, but i decided next time i will do it another way.
after 10 days again walking-meditation down the hill, but with the intention of taking EVERYTHING which might happen in the bus as a practise of WELCOMING all events as they are and just noticing the minds response. so here we are again. same crowded bus. hanging outside feeling the wind on my body. tensed arm from hanging there. inside a goat peed on my foot. i noticed the warms of pee, the smell....and welcomed it. then a basket with fruit tipped over and the fruit knocked me on my head.....the lady smiled at me i smiled back, a bit frustrated. suddenly the bus breaked hard and i got squeezed and again stepped on my toes, the pain was noticed without judgement and so it wasn't that bad as everybody nearly fell over and laughter started about this in a way funny situation.......when we arrived in kandy i was more sweaty then last time my toes were bleeding, but the attitude of WELCOMING all experiences as they are including emotional responses and nothing judged or resisted. kept the mind cool, receptive and at peace.

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Why Can't We Tolerate Emptiness?, by Natasha Dem

FaceBook  On Apr 29, 2012 Chitarta wrote:
yes, thoughts arise.....and always vanish, if we let them.....the natural law is that EVERYTHING arising is actually a movement in /as consciousness......everything being born is on its way to die....that is the natural law.....if we cling or resist to this flux or build our peace on this flux we are going to suffer....if we WELCOME WHAT IS as it is in its own law of arising and vanishing we ARE peace....if we are living the PRESENT MOMENT as it is fully we are PRESENCE itself and we are not swept away if THIS moment changes into THAT moment, but just WELCOME the change itself.....NEVER MIND with a is the mantra....... sidharta
 

Why Can't We Tolerate Emptiness?, by Natasha Dem

FaceBook  On Apr 25, 2012 Sidharta wrote:
WONDER - FULL is this EMPTINESS, LOVE -FULL is this EMPTINESS, BLISS - FULL is this EMPTINESS......when i started to look where each thought is arising from ? instead of being overly interested in the content of thought , a whole other state of BEINGNESS unfolded.....also BEING comfortable with this HUMAN NATURE of a HUMAN BEING of NO - THOUGHT and because of this being able to WELCOME WHAT IS in a broad sense of what life is presenting us with. life becomes very simple, because what really matters is being fully in touch with each PRESENT MOMENT in its PRESENT MOMENT costume.....good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant.....all the different oppositional feelings, sensations, thoughts of body/mind take a bath, a dance in the spaciousness of a silent, empty mind and transform themselves from thought - form, feeling - form, sense - form.....to empty - form.....SAT- CHIT- ANAND....EXISTENCE- CONSCIOUSNESS- BLISS,  our true human beingness.........especially in this wonderfull dance of spring. how much delight is gifted to us by mother earth to celebrate life in this very MOMENT......each breath, each step, each zip of tea....... at a time.......aaaaaaahhhhhmmmmmmm....purrr...purrr....purrr........