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a bit of Robert Adams
« on: May 08, 2010, 09:45:44 PM »
I had a feeling to post it here.


All is well, and everything is unfolding as it should. There are no mistakes. None have ever
been made, none are being made, and none will ever be made. Its all perception. It's how you
perceive things. For instance, when you look at me what do you see? If I ask each one of you I
get seven, eight, nine different answers, but the truth is you are seeing yourself. I am simply a
mirror for your own reflection, but I am a self-contained mirror. So all this is taking place as an
image on myself. All of life experiences are images on the screen of eternity. The screen is real.
The images change. Consciousness is the screen. When you identify with consciousness you become
consciousness. When you identify with the image you enhance the image, and you worry,
and fret, and fear and you have all sorts of experiences.

As soon as you begin to identify with reality, with consciousness, all fear leaves you, all doubt
leaves you, all false thinking leaves you, and you become free. But that's the only free choice
you get. Everything else has been preordained.
The free choice again is: with what are you going to identify, with the image or the screen? If
you identify with consciousness you are no longer reacting to conditions, because you understand
that all things are for a short time only, then they disappear. Consequently nothing will irritate
you, nothing will upset you, nothing will bother you for you are now appearing as only an
image and will soon disappear.

Look at this planet which has been here for billions of years. There have been civilizations on
this planet for billions of years, and they come and go. We had civilizations on this planet that
surpassed our existence today. They are all gone. No trace. As a matter of fact, a couple of years
ago there were some excavations in Egypt of a city that was buried about 5,000 years ago. Theonly thing left is a sign. They deciphered the sign and it said, "My name is King so-and-so, and
this is my city that will last forever."

So today we think we are going to make this a better world in which to live, and we are going
to save the world, and so on. The world has it's own collective karma. It's going through a phase.
Your job is to save yourself. If you find yourself in a burning building, you do not stop to admire
the pictures on the wall, you get out of the building as fast as you can. So, when you know you
have a short time in this existence you do not stop to play the games of life, you try to find yourself
and become free as fast as you can.

- Robert Adams


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Re: a bit of Robert Adams
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 07:58:40 AM »

Dear amiatall,

Yes.  We find the same person different and everyone sees the
person in his own different way.  This is because we have still
not understood and realized that "I am".  This "I am ness" if it
could jettison out the "I" or the "I-thought", then everyone will
see only the One.  This I thought only gives rise to first person,
second person and third person.  Then it gives room for here and
there, the space and yesterday, today and tomorrow, the time.

This idea is taught by Bhagavan Ramana in Verses 14,15 and 16
of Sad Darsnam.

There is wooden doll of an elephant.  One child sees it as elephant.  Another child sees it as wood.  Only a matured child sees it as
elephant made in wood.  (Tirumoolar)

Arunachala Siva.