And yet is still seeking. A seeker, a need seen as bringing happiness (or coolness), an object, a process, a cycle, a loop, a dog chasing his tail.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Seeking for non-seeking is much cooler. Just think of the money > you'll save. > > On Mar 19, 2006, at 8:55 PM, anon_astute_ff wrote: > > > Fairfield Life focuses on topics of interest to SEEKERS of truth and > > liberation everywhere. > > > > FFL Masthead > > > > > > Thats perhaps the problem. A band of merry seekers. > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, anon_astute_ff <no_reply@> > > wrote: > > > > > > "You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what > > > you do not need." > > > > > > "The very search for pleasure is the cause of pain." > > > > > > If you are seeking what is the truth about yourself, then realize > > that > > > what you are seeking you already are that, in totality. The false > > > believe in a so called mind seemingly creates an individual seeker > > > with a false sense of separation from pure Awareness, just realize > > > that thoughts are not the real you or your ever-present unchanging > > > Reality. The pure essence or pure presence that is prior to all > > > thoughts, it is that undeniable sense of Presence that is translated > > > with the thought "I AM". That ordinary sense of presence of > > > livingness/Awareness is our Natural State or True Nature. It is > > always > > > present right Here & right Now, always unchanging, always > > untouched by > > > suffering, always untouched by thoughts, untouched by birth or > > death. > > > It is effortless, just a little noticing of the "you" or Awareness, > > > which is always present prior to thoughts. It is so obvious that we > > > have overlooked it for so long, looking for something new outside > > > ourselves, because it is no-thing, yet it is the very substratum of > > > our existence, it is the very livingness itself, the core of our > > Being. > > > > > > Nisargadatta Maharaj > > > > > > > > > If consciousness is who we already are, then seeking is the very > > > opposite of what is necessary! If consciousness is who we already > > > are, seeking of any kind obscures our true nature. The moment a > > > spiritual search begins, one unwittingly plays a game of hide and > > seek > > > where he or she simultaneously plays both parts! > > > > > > In Advaita, seeking is patently absurd because it implies a future > > > time of finding. If all that exists is oneness, how can there be a > > > past or future? Past and future are concepts in the mind, while the > > > present momentright here, right nowis all that truly is. If > > there is > > > an opposite to Advaita, it is the act of seeking! > > > > > > James Braha > > > > > > > > > "Stop all delays, all seeking and all striving. Put down your > > > concepts, ideas and beliefs. For one instant be still and directly > > > encounter the silent unknown core of your being. In that instant > > > Freedom will embrace you and reveal the Awakening that you are." > > > > > > Adyashanti > > > > > > > > > If all there is is Consciousness, if there is only Consciousness, > > > then why or for what are you still seeking? If there is only > > > Consciousness then right now you must be That and every thing else > > > that appears in and as awareness must also be That, including any > > > sense of separate self. Any appearance of mundane, ordinary > > existence > > > can be no less of Consciousness than any appearance of unconditional > > > love, wholeness, bliss, stillness, silence or anything else. Does > > > anything really need to be transcended, found or let go of? > > > > > > Clarity By Nathan Gill > > > > > > > > > STOP Striving! > > > Sri Sri Ravi Shankar > > > > > > > > > > > > Wayne: The common question is, "Is the guru necessary?" My > > answer is > > > that there are no requirements set forth by Consciousness. > > > Consciousness can do anything It wants within the manifestation. > > > Seeking is a phenomenal process, and that's what's crucial to > > > understand-seeking is a phenomenal process. It happens within > > > phenomenality; the various progressions that occur are in > > > phenomenality; the impulse is in phenomenality; and the final event > > > which is the dissolution of the seeking, actually the dissolution of > > > personal doership, is in phenomenality. All that happens is in > > > phenomenality. The result of the process of seeking is only > > notionally > > > a result, because what it reveals is what is there all the time > > > anyway. So there is really no progress in the absolute sense. Yet > > > within the phenomenal structure of seeking and the seeker, the guru > > > may play a role. In fact, in the lives of many seekers the guru is a > > > figure central to the seeking. For those who have found a guru, who > > > have found their true guru, there is no greater phenomenal > > experience. > > > > > > Wayne Liquorman, Advaita Fellowship -- student of Ramesh Balsekar > > > > > > > > > The end of the search of the one who is seeking is the end of the > > > seeker - it is the end of the experience of seeker-seeking-sought. > > > This does not mean the end (or death) of the human mechanism (body, > > > mind, personality), but rather the end of the identification as a > > > separate "me". > > > > > > Misc. > > > > > > > > > It is essential to come to the point where you DECIDE that enough is > > > enough. You decide that the seeking is over. You have already closed > > > the door to problems and now you also stop seeking. All leaks are > > > gone. You just live here-now, accepting life as it is... and WHAT a > > > build-up of energy... > > > > > > OSHO > > > > > > > > > Stop! In the name of Love > > > > > > The Supremes > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > To subscribe, send a message to: > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > Or go to: > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ > > and click 'Join This Group!' > > > > > > > > SPONSORED LINKS > > Maharishi university of management Maharishi mahesh yogi Ramana > > maharshi > > > > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > > > Visit your group "FairfieldLife" on the web. > > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. > > > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! 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