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A wondrous Enfolding

Yesterday, as I was participating in the first Agape-University Class accessible online, led by Michael Beckwith… I noticed this one sentence… that just kept coming back to me again and again. It went so deep within…  that no matter what I do… I am constantly pulled back to reflect upon that… to contemplate that.

The sentence goes like this:
“….so that progressively a personal sense of a life apart from the Presence of God dissolves!”

And simultaneously I start to observe, very closely if there is a sense of my life being apart from the Life of God.

I went to the woods and was paying close attention to that, at the same time enjoying my walk in the sunshine though the woods…. asking myself: Is there any sense of me having a life apart from the Life itself, from God?

What came up was this sudden and very precise and vivid awareness noticing: there is only a habit of thought “I am human”, “I am Andrzej,” “I am separate”… yet deeper than that… there is this Inexhaustible Substance of Life itself, this wondrous enfolding of Life Divine and there is no separation whatsoever.

All the sense of having a separate life from the Infinite, from God, from the Totality of life vanished. And Andrzej was looking beneath his feet at roots meandering around lime-stones and small plants and all there was, was this unifying field of awareness in complete awe at the marvelous ability of the human mind (“Andrzej” standing there and looking beneath his feet at the ground) that perceives and conceives that which is Universal forever – Life itself! – enfolding as rocks, lime-stones, meandering root-systems, grasses & plants… and lo and behold as human beings!

I saw how all of nature was in pure adoration of this One Mind capable of conceiving the Universal, the Life of God, pulsating everywhere. There was only this One Mind, The Mind of God expressing itself as this human being looking down to the ground, to myself, The Self, being present everywhere. What a dance, What a joy, what a self-existent bliss… and such a gratitude… such a tremendous gratitude for this gift, the gift of Life itself.

Thank you Michael !  –  Thank you Agape !!!

A glance of conceiving the Divine

Newly I was listening to the newest audio-program from David Hawkins on “Healing” and there I came across something quite staggering. It was his answer to the question: what advances the most our consciousness? He says then, he has always one and only one advice, that he gives each time he is asked for: “Be as much loving as you possibly can towards all of life and all of its expressions.” – Isn’t that interesting? As obvious this answer may seem, I find it still quite staggering. Why? Because the answer doesn’t point to a certain method or technique at all. Rather is says: all of our methods are futile unless they become our authentic way of  loving – of being loving towards all of Life and all of its expressions! And today again I was so staggered by the significance of such an answer as I received the following understanding:

Today, there was a sudden illumination and revealed understanding that in God-Consciousness, in The Supreme Being of Love, there is no division whatsoever and therefore…  alone perfect equality to all things and beings is the One and Only attitude of the Divine… that Oneness in its reality and entirety can’t function other than this perfect equality towards all things and all beings. This revelation happened as I was reading in Sri Aurobindo “Synthesis of Yoga” the following page:

“All things here are the one and indivisible eternal transcendent and cosmic Brahman that is in its seeming divided in things and creatures; in seeming only, for in truth it is always one and equal in all things and creatures and the division is only a phenomenon of the surface.”

“Attaining to a perfect equality in the soul, mind and heart, we realize our true self of oneness, one with all beings, one too with That which expresses itself in them and in all that we see and experience. This equality and this oneness are the indispensable twin foundation we must lay down for a divine being, a divine consciousness, a divine action. Not one with all, we are not spiritual, not divine. Not equal-souled to all things, happenings and creatures, we cannot see spiritually, cannot know divinely, cannot feel divinely towards others. The Supreme Power, the one Eternal and Infinite is equal to all things and to all beings; and because it is equal, it can act with an absolute wisdom according to the truth of its works and its force and according to the truth of each thing and of every creature.”

From “Synthesis of Yoga” – P. 95


The supreme result of human transformation:
To be exalted into an identity… with the Divine Shakti,  to feel a dynamic movement…
luminously conceived and evolved in an immortal self-delight and an infinite self-knowledge.

“Synthesis of Yoga” – P. 101

The beauty of surrendering to the Divinity

I am reading day and night in Sri Aurobindo “Synthesis of Yoga” – it’s the greatest reading and transforming adventure I embarked on so far in my life – it’s pure bliss and rapture, almost every single page of his works. Here is an example:

“Every moment and every movement of our being is to be resolved into a continuous and a devoted self-giving to the Eternal. All our actions, not less the smallest and most ordinary and trifling than the greatest and most uncommon and noble, must be performed as consecrated acts. Our individualised nature must live in the single consciousness of an inner and outer movement dedicated to Something that is beyond us and greater than our ego. No matter what the gift or to whom it is presented by us, there must be a consciousness in the act that we are presenting it to the one divine Being in all beings. Our commonest or most grossly material actions must assume this sublimated character; when we eat, we should be conscious that we are giving our food to that Presence in us; it must be a sacred offering in a temple and the sense of a mere physical need or self-gratification must pass away from us. In any great labour, in any high discipline, in any difficult or noble enterprise, whether undertaken for ourselves, for others or for the race, it will no longer be possible to stop short at the idea of the race, of ourselves or of others. The thing we are doing must be consciously offered as a sacrifice of works, not to these, but either through them or directly to the One Godhead; the Divine Inhabitant who was hidden by these figures must be no longer hidden but ever present to our soul, our mind, our sense. The workings and results of our acts must be put in the hands of that One in the feeling that that Presence is the Infinite and Most High by whom alone our labour and our aspiration are possible. For in his being all takes place; for him all labour and aspiration are taken from us by Nature and offered on his altar. Even in those things in which Nature is herself very plainly the worker and we only the witnesses of her working and its containers and supporters, there should be the same constant memory and insistent consciousness of a work and of its divine Master. Our very inspiration and respiration, our very heart-beats can and must be made conscious in us as the living rhythm of the universal sacrifice.” P. 111

Intimate with the Divine

“There must awake in us a constant indwelling and enveloping nearness, a vivid perception, a close feeling and communion, a concrete sense and contact of a true and infinite Presence always and everywhere. That Presence must remain with us as the living, pervading Reality in which we and all things exist and move and act, and we must feel it always and everywhere, concrete, visible, inhabiting all things; it must be patent to us as their true Self, tangible as their imperishable Essence, met by us closely as their inmost Spirit. To see, to feel, to sense, to contact in every way and not merely to conceive this Self and Spirit here in all existences and to feel with the same vividness all existences in this Self and Spirit, is the fundamental experience which must englobe all other knowledge.” – Sri Aurobindo, from “Synthesis of Yoga” p. 115

Sri Aurobindo Studies

At the age of 18 I became a passionate explorer of all the wisdom I came across, beginning with the gospel according to John, then discovering Nietzsche, then Rudolf Steiner, then various mystic teachings of east and west. And with each year of this fascinating exploration my thirst became vaster and deeper. Since then 25 years passed by – yet – in all those years I didn’t came across something so entirely captivating and consuming my entire being like it is to me right now the study of Sri Aurobindo and his works. To meet this kind of wisdom feels like meeting for the first time in my life the Master Teachings in its purest form and efflorescence – a wisdom and a knowledge “not as a systematized result of questioning and reasoning, not a temporary arrangement of conclusions and opinions in the terms of the highest probability, but rather a pure self-existent and self-luminous Truth… a harmony of supreme faculties… acting not in the intuitive reason or the divine mind, but on a still higher plane, which see Truth directly face to face, or rather live in the truth of things both universal and transcendent and are its formulation and luminous activity.” (Sri Aurobindo, from Synthesis of Yoga, P. 17)

Beginning with today I am going to share those fragments of his work which enamor and speak to me the most – in the hope –  that they may find countless discoverers of his timeless wisdom – a wisdom too precious to remain as reclusive as it is still to this very day.

For this purpose I designed an additional page here on this blog called “Sri Aurobindo Studies” – where I will put all those fragments in the chronological order of my studies. Enjoy the ride – Riches Blessings: Arr

In gratitude to Michael Beckwith

I knew that’s the Secret: the marriage between conscious and subconscious mind, but I wasn’t yet really aware of how it works.
I didn’t know here yet the modus operandi – so to speak, which is the Principal of Oneness: One Mind. One Power. One Presence.
Everything I see is 100% ME holographically projected as this Universe. The Only One in entire Existence and Non-Existence. One Mind. One Power. One Presence.

(Inspired by Michael Beckwith talk at Agape International Spiritual Center, June 27. 2010 Sunday 9 am Service)

You are not in this Universe

Just to assume that a higher Power of a cosmic destiny takes you over right now, is enough to ignite its perfect enfoldment – if you truly understand the nature of mind, how infinitely powerful the mind is as a universal Principal, the Principal of The Universal. It is not mind looking at a Universe out there, because the Universe you see right now is inside the Mind, inside your own awareness! You The True You, are not in this Universe, somehow lost and disoriented, asking: where do I come from, and thinking I have no clue… and where do I go and this too I think I have no clue… and what is the purpose of all of this – I don’t really know… it seems. Yes it seems. It seems only. The Truth is: You are not in this Universe. This Universe is in You, every single piece of it, including the tiniest molecules and the most distant galaxies, all of it. All of it: You Are. – Arr

You are the Seed of God

To understand the mud, to understand the mundane… as confusing as it seems to be at times,

to understand the very purpose of it…

it takes to look and to look deep…

Look deep for the good in it – because in truth:

Everything is working together for our good!

Everything without exception.

And of course… what is included here is your coming back to the mundane!

What? This is for real?

Yes.

Then… tell me: what is so good about sinking back into the mud of darkness?

See YOURSELF

You Are So Precious… so precious!

You are the most precious seed in all creation,

For You Are the Seed of God The Self.

And our Gardner, The Master, The Life itself

puts You – the Seed – deep into the soil:

the Earth, the darkness, the womb of creation…

for no other purpose as… for You to grow!

Then… in your darkest moments – you just remember this:

It is for You to grow.

To grow the plant, the most precious one.

The Sacred Plant of Life itself.

We call it: “Sat-Chit-Ananda” – “The Bliss of God.”

So… the very moment your vibration goes down – good news!

Get excited!
Get truly excited.

What?
For What?

For a new birth.
For… you are the Seed of God

put into the rich Soil of Life: the Darkness of infinite potential!

What is God?

What is God?
To me… God is simply “The highest Good”  …my highest Good   …A Glance of Love!

To be in the presence of God
is nothing less than to be in the presence of Your Highest Good. For real!

… to be in a placeless place

of infinite Power: Your Devotion to What matters The Most…

Call it God… call it Allah… call it what ever you want.

So now I give you my Friend…

now I invite You to share here with us THIS:

What matters to You the Most?

(you can write your response in comments – infinite thanks in Advance!)

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