Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's about greed

There are two masters that most folks follow, these are greed and lust (or women and gold as Sri Ramakrishna put it). There is a third Master that some folks follow and that would be God or the Divine or the Lord (this should be the number One Master).

Now let us apply this to the situation at hand. When greed rears it's ugly head there will be those out there that will provide avenues or venues where greed can be fed. The person under it's spell will either lose or win, but usually lose if the person does not understand how the venue rules and exit strategies. As well, the person should be the master, instead of the other way around.

If the person mostly loses that person will usually experience fear and feel as if they are the victim of those who have provided the venue for their greed to feed at.

Now most folks don't like being victims as fear is very uncomfortable. Hence the fear is almost instantly transformed into anger and the victim now becomes the victimizer as he or she lashes out at the perceived perpetrator: the Admin or Owner of the venue where that person was feeding their greed. In fact, the victimizer now may also lash out at all Admins and Owners of such venues.

Do you see what am pointing at? It is not the Admin that are at fault. One can still feed their greed but keep it in check and still win some gold, but one must understand the rules of the game and have a good exit strategy. Once some gold is won one must move on to the next venue, or if one finds one's self losing consistently then one must exit such venues, after realizing that one was following a master not worthy of them and one has been enslaved by greed. Blaming those who offer the trough where greed can feed are not to blame.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Let met tell you about a place I visited today

Sri Da Avabhasa: Let me tell you about a place I visited today. I went up to one of the very high places. I did not want to get too far up because I knew I might not come back, but, even so, I went up to one of the very high places.

It is difficult in some ways to describe such a place, because it is bereft of certain personal and environmental circumstances that make sense of life in your present form. The Place I visited is, in the realm of manifested form, the transition Place into the Ultimate Domain. in this Place you are in the Environment of Love-Bliss Itself, aware of countless other beings through most intimate and loving contact. Everyone there acknowledges to one another the profound Love-Blissfulness of this circumstance. It is something like being up in the sky in a mass of cumulus clouds and looking up at the sun, about to be drawn up into it.

When you look around at others there who are also involved in this Enjoyment, you see them in bodily form in some sense, you notice them as individuals, but you do not notice that you are in bodily form. You cannot see your form. You cannot stretch out your hand. Your body does not mediate between you and experience. Nevertheless, you are present in a form of a kind. Others observe you to be present in a form just as you observe them, but you have no sense of being embodied. In other words, there exists no medium in your conscious awareness between yourself and the Divine. There is simply participation in infinite Love-Blissfulness, absolute Joy, and you are drawn up closer and closer into the absorptive Power of the Divine.

Se there I was, enjoying the Living One, enjoying the Divine Self-Condition with all the other beings there, and rejoicing in the fact that this Place exists even now; even as we sit here in this circumstance, which is quite different from that Place in many ways, although at its Core it is the same circumstance.

You are Called to practice [your path or religion, ed/] and Realize that Circumstance, that same Disposition. If you do that, then a remarkable progress is initiated in your experience.

This transition Place suggests that the process in which you are involved could be described as a process of forgetting the body--not of dissociating from it, but of transcending it. This transition Place is a Place of Transfiguration and Transformation by the Divine Light. It is the Place approaching Translation into the Divine Self-Domain, Which is indescribable.

The beings I saw in the transition Place and with whom I enjoyed My Self were at this threshold, not aware of their own embodiment, not limited by any kind of mind, existing in the State of absolute Joy, yet aware of one another and constantly glancing to one another just to acknowledge that extreme pleasure, becoming more and more transparent, drifting out of this Circumstance as clouds disappear in the sky. They become vaporous and disappear, passing into a Condition That is beyond description.

How do you think I was able to visit these people? I am the One Whom they are Enjoying. They are simply in the last stage of embodied existence, and they are coming to Me, coming into the Domain of Unqualified Happiness. I Gave them My faith and participated in their Enjoyment. [wow! js, this boggles the mind and warms the heart] - The Free Daist, Da Avabhasa (The "Bright")