--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Handed out on one of the TTCs. I think La Antilla

Thanks Rick! One of the best posts I've seen on FFL. Really clearly 
defined, well written indicators.
 
> 20 POINTS - EXPERIENTIAL CRITERIA OF C.C.
>  
> 1) Spontaneity - Loss of self-analysis. Why do we not behave 
spontaneously
> prior to C.C.? Because of lack of understanding of the laws of 
action and
> reaction, cause and effect - we analyze and control behaviour in 
an attempt
> to bring about effects which we want. C.C. creates a situation 
v/'here
> intellectual understanding of right and wrong, cause and effect, is
> unnecessary because of living the spontaneous benefit of that 
knowledge at
> all times. Transition from lack of spontaneity to spontaneity is 
often
> awkward, because we can't get used to the fact that life is easy. 
We
> sometimes mistake spontaneity for lack of responsibility, because 
we find
> that we don't worry so much, but the end result of the spontaneity 
of action
> in C.C. is greater success, responsibility, etc. than before.
>  
> 2) Change in relationship to time - "Living in the eternal 
present." We
> often find that in ignorance we live a curious blend of past and 
future -
> past experiences, memories, etc. and future hopes, which does not 
allow for
> maximum enjoyment of each present moment. In C.C. past impressions 
which are
> useful to present experience come when necessary - no need to 
dwell on them,
> try to remember, etc. Future is assuredly going to better with more
> expansion of consciousness, so no need to spend a lot of energy 
worrying and
> thinking about the future. "Time is a conception to measure 
eternity."
>  
> 3) Less extraneous thoughts - Mind is always collecting things 
which * it
> holds in case they may prove useful some day, thus prior to C.C. 
the mind is
> filled with thoughts which do not add to efficiency, thoughts 
which just add
> clutter to the mind. Less thoughts do not mean dullness of mind, 
but each
> thought has more power because thoughts are more relevant to the 
needs of
> the moment - thought energy is more concentrated.
>  
> 4) Greater energy and greater calm - We don't just release stress, 
we
> simultaneously strengthen the nervous system and enliven finer 
aspects of
> the nervous system, i.e. tap finer levels of energy. So the 
calmness of C.C.
> is not passivity - example of racing a machine as opposed to 
refining the
> functioning.
>  
> 5) Awakeness, sharp perception - Change of definition of 
alertness, not just
> disappearance of dullness. Perception not only becomes broader, 
but also
> gains greater ability to focus on a point more intensely, i.e. 
greater
> ability to concentrate, but not based on effort to concentrate.
>  
> 6) Joy - C.C. is more fun. Joy based on bliss-consciousness does 
not replace
> relative joys - it enriches them; we no longer depend on relative 
joys for
> fulfillment, so enjoyment is not limited by our experience. 
Transition to
> more blissful inner state can seem unrealistic at first, because 
we are so
> used to attributing our happiness to outer events. We expect to 
suffer in
> certain situations because we always have before, and when we 
cease to
> suffer in the same circumstances, we may feel that we're not 
taking life
> seriously, becoming too frivolous, etc. Definition of happiness 
changes.
>  
> 7) Sense of humour - Natural result of joy in life.
>  
> 8) Efficiency - All of the above points add to efficiency in 
action. More
> powerful, more orderly thoughts produce smoother action. 
Spontaneity does
> not waste as much time in unnecessary analysis. Greater energy and
> relaxation produces smoother, more effortless action - do less and
> accomplish more. Clearer, more awake perception obviously allows 
us to see
> how to "clean up" the process of activity. Joy in activity keeps 
the mind
> naturally engaged in performing the action.
>  
> 9) Witnessing, detachment - Most easily misunderstood aspect of 
C.C. because
> of our definition of the word detachment in the waking state. We 
tend to
> imagine detachment as "feelings detached from action," intellect 
detached
> from action," etc. whereas it is absolute pure consciousness which 
is
> separate from relativity (feelings, intellect, etc. are included in
> relativity). Transition to this state of Self separate from 
activity is
> another situation where intellectual understanding is important, 
since
> confusion could arise if we had the experience only. Quote from 
Gita, p.
> 320. We don't "go with" feelings of detachment; when they arise, 
we "plunge
> into activity."
>  
> 10) Desire not felt as lack - Does a man in C.C. have desires? He 
is
> liberated from the cycle of action, impression, desire, so the 
rising of
> desires due to some past lack of fulfillment is no longer found. 
Desire is
> based on need of the moment - impulse of that need is transferred 
into
> action without going through feeling of "want" or "lack." '
>  
> 11) Self-sufficiency - Based on strength. Does not mean loss of 
desire for
> social encounters, relationships, etc. - it means relationships 
are based on
> giving, rather than need. Quote in Gita p. 340.
>  
> 12) Flexibility, adaptability - Again because we don't have just 
the
> relative, limited field from which to derive our satisfaction, we 
are better
> able to accept new possibilities, surprises, etc. Also stronger 
nervous
> system means that places, situations which had previously caused 
stress can
> now be enjoyed or at least provide fascination.
>  
> 13) S e 1 f - confidence - Due to strength, joy, alertness, etc. 
This
> boldness arises spontaneously and often surprisingly, not due to 
any attempt
> to feel more confident.
>  
> 14) Breathe less - Breath becomes more refined not only during TM 
but also
> during activity, We Conserve energy, likening to as if we were 
functioning
> on super oil.
>  
> 15) Balance (integration of personality)- This is a very important 
aspect.
> This quality of all aspects of one's personality being developed
> simultaneously. Not only does the development come in a integrated 
fashion
> but also it develops spontaneously. It is only obvious that 
fulfillment
> would have to be a state of balance. This is the problem of so 
many other
> techniques, they do not structure the development of the 
personality in a
> spontaneous^ and balance manner.
>  
> 16) Loss of boredom - Boredom is due to stagnation. Maharishi's 
definition
> of the greatest danger to life is in fact this stagnation. When 
one moves
> quickly along path of evolution is naturally fascinating. 
Even "rough spots"
> can at least provide interest.
>  
> 17) Awake in sleep, dreaming - Pure Consciousness is an all-time 
reality in
> CC, not just during wake state.
>  
> 18) Emotional stability - The emotional stability found in CC 
should not be
> confused with emotional dryness. When the Gita speaks of 
equanimity in
> pleasure and pain, this does not mean emotional flatness in every 
situation.
> The flatness or unchanging aspect is Pure Consciousness, which is 
steady
> throughout even intense emotional situations. What happens is that 
emotions
> cease to grip life to the degree that it throws off the ability to 
function
> smoothly, disallows clear perception. Emotions are full, but are 
put in
> proper relationship to other aspects.
>  
> 19) Spontaneous rightness - This is a great relief to know that we 
will
> spontaneously be right in CC. As we all experience knowledge of 
right and
> wrong is no guarantee that we well perform right action. Our only 
guarantee
> is to gain CC where right action is spontaneous.
>  
> 20) More expanded goals - Meditators become greedier as our 
ability to
> achieve more and more grows in us as a living reality.
>






------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> 
Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing
http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM
--------------------------------------------------------------------~-> 

To subscribe, send a message to:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Or go to: 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/
and click 'Join This Group!' 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    [EMAIL PROTECTED]

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
 



Reply via email to