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Nagaraj

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Re: This moment
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 10:07:51 AM »
"On one occasion Ma-tsu and Po-chang were out for a walk, when they saw some wild geese flying past.
"What are they?" asked Ma-tsu.
"They're wild geese," said Po-chang.
"Where are they going?" demanded Ma-tsu.
Po-chang replied, "They're already flown away."
Suddenly Ma-tsu grabbed Po-chang by the nose and twisted it so that he cried out in pain.
"How," shouted Ma-tsu, "could they ever have flown away?"
This was the moment of Po-chang's awakening."

(Zen thoughts)

Its enlightening, but the moment still remains...

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: This moment
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 10:18:44 AM »
In the process, i came to the following discernment -

The demand to wonder how to pass the moment has arisen from the illusory moment of the next. It flashed to me that the next moment never exists!

Subtly, i discern that the question of how to pass the moment is actually about how to pass the next moment, for this moment is already over, by the time i contemplate, the moment is yet, gone by, this raises a very fundamental question or discernment,

The past moment is not, the next moment is not, now, is there, really, a present moment? It feels, as though, there is no present moment at all, to pass!

Therefore, what is this fire, or urge, or energy, that is trying to bubble out? By the time i observe this fire, urge, energy, bubbling, it is past, already.

What we witness, is already past and over! There is no witnessing the present moment.

What is this question about passing the moment?

Sigh

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

Subramanian.R

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Re: This moment
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 01:02:06 PM »
Dear Nagaraj, Ravi,

Sri Bhagavan says in His answer to Question 16 of Who am I?:

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The Self is that where there is absolutely no I-thought. That is called Silence (summa iruthal). The Self Itself is the world; the
Self Itself is 'I'; the Self Itself is God. all is Siva, the Self.

Again in answer to Question to 25, He says:

What is Jnana Drishti?

A: Remaining quiet is what is called Jnana Drishti. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in the Self. Telepathy, knowing past
present and future happenings and clairvoyance do not constitute  Jnana Drishti.

In Atma Vidya Kirtanam, Verse 4, He says:

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Abide in stillness without any stir (summa amarnthirukka)
Of tongue, mind and body. (sol, mAnatha, dhanuvin kanmathi siRithinRich)
And behold the Effulgence of the Self within.
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Arunachala Siva.