John J. Prendergast 509 words, 10K views, 6 comments
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On Dec 25, 2020Jagdish P Dave wrote :
Who am I? What is reality? Is everything changing? Is there something unchanging? Am I born with it? How do I know? I have been exploring these kinds of questions for quite some time. When my mind is silent I have a clear felt sense of open awareness. My mind is clear. my heart is open. I rest in the deepest ground which John J. Prendergrast calls our home ground or groundless ground.
There is a continuum of groundedness. The author lists four broad experiential stages of groundedness: (a) no ground: I am not in the body. (b) foreground: I am in the body. (C) background: my body is me (as open awareness). (D) Homeground: Everything is my body. When I meditate I go through these sages of natural awareness. (a) I realize that I have a body but I- the soul-am not the body. (b) My soul is in the body. (c) When I become aware of the boundless nature of the soul I realize that my body is contained in thecontainer of natural awareness. (d) The disconnect between different parts of my self goes away. I am in the homeground. I have difficulty i understandingwhat the author means by saying " Everything is my body."
Natural awareness without inner obstructions helps me grow in my senses of groundedness. when I practice Mindfulness Meditation, my mind becomes
attentive and does not get carried away by wandering thoughts,feelings, and desires. Meditation opens up doors to be connectedwith what is happening in the present moment. Meditative experienceis not bound by time and space.
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