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What is the reality of this world?

“What is the reality of this world?” …someone once asked Ramana Maharshi. And he answered:

“If you know your reality first, you will be able to know the reality of the world. It is a strange thing that most people do not care to know about their own reality, but are very anxious to know about the reality of the world. You realize your own Self first and then see if the world exists independently of you and is able to come and assert before you its reality of existence (…) If by the inquiry `Who am I’? you understand the Seer, all problems about the seen will be completely solved.

I love that! – “If you understand the Seer”… yes, just that!  –  If you just understand the Seer… Do I? Do I understand the Seer?
(See my post: Do I understand?)

Get excited…

Get excited about your heart, about your dreams.
Don’t imprison your imagination with limiting conditions – See the Vision every single day… the Juice of it…  the Power of it…  a heartfelt force of nature in your chest moving you spontaneously to act, to create, to write, to dream, to live who you are NOW, yes, right now!

I create? – Experiment continues

What does that mean when we say: I create? In most cases it means something transitory. I create this, I create that, and then… one day… and all those things are gone. Do we ever create what is stable, what is forever? We don’t. It’s as simple as that.

Of course – being every day so busy with our tasks & objectives for life – we don’t recognize this. And so the question remains: What do we really create here?

How about this: We are here not to create the Real – we are here to un-create, to undo within our own perception what is not Real. And this occurs by “Observation”. Our ability to observe ourselves, to be aware that we are aware, to see the REAL – that’s “Creation”. And that’s our instant liberation. In the end – whatever we are going to say here – is pure Paradox. To me, the Paradox turns out to be “the Shape of Truth” – the very nature of Reality. (And whoever wrote “I Ching” knew that.)

So here the Paradox: Observation is Creation and Creation is Observation. They are one. Separate them and they both “become” unreal.

You-Are-Not-The-Doer: Experiment continous

This is definitely one of the most Mind expending and fascinating experiments I’ve ever done in my life. It’s really staggering what you discover when you start observe yourself like that. Assume the possibility, just for a moment… like 1 minute experiment: “You are not the doer”. Instead: Everything is doing itself, is occurring on its own accord, including you!” I give you my example:

Yesterday… stunned by the sheer beauty of our backyard here in Sedona I realize: “Observation is the highest form of creation.”

What occurs when you observe yourself? Your point of view expands, expands and expands. And the more you observe, observe everything – at the certain point – you suddenly discover that – what you observe (whatever it is)  – it occurs of its own, inclusive your body & your personality! – Everything happens of its own! It is a strong, a very strong discovery. Some mystics call it: God-Shock. You wake up as the Observer and you are in Shock because of what you see: This gigantic dream called “Universe” happens on its own accord and there is no way to separate us from its action & creation. We can only pretend to be separate.

Isn't that amazing?

In my diary, I find a note today, from Monday, December 15 2008:

“I woke up and immediately noticed: there is this peculiar feeling of being awake in another dream. The sense of dreaming is sheer beauty and wonder… Suddenly, I notice, I remember: All this leads to nowhere… is going nowhere: Now-Here. What a trip!
Time disappears. Space disappears: Joy Is. Wonder Is. Infinite Surprise Is.

Imagine… all those things you have undertaken in your life until now, with the hope to arrive somewhere… And after all those adventures were gone, what I was left with was this: nothing happened. That was literally the feeling. I am still here where I always was: nowhere: Now-Here! All these adventures… they seemed to take me to another place and actually the whole journey went utterly, utterly nowhere. Now-Here. Every single of those adventures was over even before it happened. Isn’t that amazing? It’s exactly like in the metaphor from Ramana Maharshi:

“You speak as if you are here, and the Self is somewhere else and you had to go and reach it… …But in fact the Self is here and now, and you are always It. It is like being here and asking people the way to the ashram, then complaining that each one shows a different path and asking which to follow.”

Isn’t that amazing?

What a gift!

In one of my last blog posts I was mentioning my Friend & Teacher in Philosophy, Willi (Wilfrid Jeansch). Meeting Willi 14 years ago was for me like meeting Sokrates: instant death of each and every notion, into one single attitude: “I know that I don’t know”.

Thank you Willi! – I can not imagine having a better friend & teacher in Philosophy. It was such a joy and delight today to read one of your latest writings: “If you do not wish to stay on Earth”. What touched me much – very much so – is the Beauty and the Strength of your Message…  especially the following passage – in my eyes – a masterpiece of Literature and Philosophy (for my spontaneous translation in english – look below).

„Im Rückblick auf mein langes Leben sehe ich folgende Landschaft, beleuchtet von den Sätzen der Vernunft. Jede Begierde wird gestillt. Jede Sehnsucht wird erfüllt. Jede Leidenschaft wird befriedigt. Ist das nicht schön? Aber nicht auf der Erde. Solange ich erwarte, dass die Erde und ihre Bevölkerung meine Begierde stillt, wird mein Leben zur Hölle der Entbehrung. Aus dem Licht der Erde erhebt sich der Schrei der Begierde. Die Erde schreit nach dem, was ihr gut tut. Der Schrei richtet sich an die Welt dort draußen. An das Weltganze. Schreiend offenbart die Erde, dass die Güte aus dem Weltganzen erwartet wird. Und die Erwartung der Erde hat sich erfüllt. Ihre Leidenschaft wurde befriedigt. Wer hat es getan? Du.

Aus dem Ganzen der Welt, das du selber bist, hast du den Schrei der Erde gehört. Und du bist gekommen. Deine Anwesenheit auf der Erde ist die Erfüllung ihrer Sehnsucht. Deshalb sage ich mit Wärme: Deine Begierde wird von der Erde nie gestillt. Warum? Weil du es bist, der die Begierde der Erde stillt. Ihr Glück ist ihre Vereinigung mit dem Weltganzen. Diese Vereinigung bist du selbst.“

Dein Sonnenvater Wilfrid Jaensch
am 37. Geburtstag von Annalise Braakensiek, Deine Sonnenmutter in Australien.

Translation in English:

“Looking back at my long life what I see is the following “Landscape”, illuminated by the infinite Mind. Each desire, each longing will be fulfilled. Each passion satisfied. Isn’t that beautiful? But not on Earth. As long as I expect the Earth and her population to satisfy my desires, my life becomes a craving hell. From the Light of Earth rises the shout of desire and lust. Earth’s shout is her longing for goodness taking place. Her shout is directed to the world, the universe, the Whole. Shouting reveals the Earth: Goodness is expected here on this planet. And her expectation has been fulfilled, her passion satisfied. Who did it? You did it.

Coming from the Wholeness of the Universe: Yourself – you’ve listened and responded to the shout of the Earth. And you came. Your presence on this Earth is the fulfillment of her longing. Therefore I say with love: Your longing will never be fulfilled – if you expect the Earth to do that for you. Why? Because You Are the one, who quenches Earth’s longing! Her happiness is her Union with the Universe. And You Are That. You Are that Union.”

Thank You Willi – Arr (Andrzej Wojnicz)

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"You-Are-Not-The-Doer" Experiment

I am still haunted by Ramana remarks on “You Are Not the Doer” (see my post “let action complete itself”) and now it becomes like an ongoing experiment – to which I would like to invite you.

Just allow this possibility, this perspective “You Are Not the Doer” for one day – or even for one hour and look, just look what happens. And leave me your comment – I would love to see your feedback here.

“The present difficulty is that the man thinks that he is the doer. But it is a mistake. It is the Higher Power which does everything and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position he is free from troubles; otherwise he courts them.” – Ramana Maharshi

Returning to my origin

Before grasping for any kind of experience… notice what this grasping does to you. It manifests separation. It proclaims we are not quit yet complete and whole. The pursuit of our goals usually doesn’t give us an immediate and tangible sense of wholeness and completeness of our life as it is right now, right here; usually it seems to promise fulfillment in an imagined future.

Now, do you notice? The central assumption here is that our means, our paths, our goals will lead us to that place, our ultimate place! And of course we believe so much in this assumption, we don’t even notice the most basic and natural state, the state of being alive, in which everything returns to its origin – sustaining the balance of Creation, the “Divine Equilibrium” of all Existence. In this context Ramana Maharshi’s metaphor for Self-Realization makes complete sense to me:

“You speak as if you are here, and the Self is somewhere else and you had to go and reach it… …But in fact the Self is here and now, and you are always It. It is like being here and asking people the way to the ashram, then complaining that each one shows a different path and asking which to follow.”

Why Ramana Maharshi?

Since I know Ramana… my entire outlook on life changed so drastically… even now, 8 years later, I am still recognizing all the ramifications it has for me to this very day. Now – to recognize that – is one thing. To be able to express it – is another. And then to share it – yet another one.

That’s how this blog comes now to life… through me awakening to the Magic of Sharing (MS) otherwise known as SMN (Social Media Networks) – a joke? No.. it’s just a beginning!

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