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Reality Transcends the Mind

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Reality Transcends the Mind

Scientific facts have revealed, and will continue to reveal, that the reality that we perceive is merely a construct of the mind, and not a genuine representation of the actual state of Reality. We may find more and more sophisticated ways of describing how this reality manifests, but they will only ever be approximations of Reality, not Reality itself. We will never be able to truly perceive, or describe the true nature of Reality because we are always looking at it from outside; we are always observing it from the point of view of being separate from it. Reality itself is un-qualified, it is beyond the qualities that can be observed from a limited angle. From our apparently separate viewpoint, we are not able to perceive the actual condition of Reality itself. Where we err is in our tendency to focus our attention on the separate qualities of Reality, rather than on the quality of Reality itself. We are concerned with how things work or how they appear, rather than on what they mean!

Understanding is not belief, as belief is a product of the mind. It is a convention of the human mind to try to know what is infinite and indivisible. The actuality of consciousness is beyond the limits of comprehension. The revelation of Reality comes through the transcendence of perception, memory and belief. Understanding is freedom from the constraints of metallization and ideology. The conventions of the mind are transcended through the understanding of the paradox of Reality.


Hope is Mediocre

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Hope is Mediocre

As we witness the further degeneration of our society, many of us may be inclined towards hopefulness or wishful thinking. What we should really do with hope is throw it away. Hope is a mediocre gesture, it is an expression of self delusion. Hope is a symptom, a strategy of contraction; it is a way of maintaining the illusion of separateness. The ego dramatizes this illusion of separateness, this false reality, which justifies the need for hope. If you understood the nature of our manifestation here you would have no need for hope, instead you would have complete faith in god’s plan. You would be happy instead of hoping for something better. You would be full instead of seeking. Things are as they are, as it is God’s will for it to be this way. Everything that we are experiencing in our lives is completely appropriate for our present state of development. It is not our ultimate destiny to live in a deluded state, in a false reality. When we realize the true nature of our existence we will simply appreciate what we have. We will not be looking for a false sense of security in which to console ourselves, we will live in the enjoyment of this moment with complete trust in the Divine for our sustenance. Then we will be free from the bounds of a threatened and mortal body, then we will bathe in the transcendental force of the Heart for eternity.      

 

                                                                                                    Hermes


The Ego and Enlightenment

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The Ego and Enlightenment

I am not here to tell you what you want to hear, there are many others who can tell you that. I am only here to tell you the truth. In my many years of study and contemplation I have come to understand that the way of esoteric revelation is an extremely profound process of initiation. One cannot read a few books and thereby become enlightened. There will never be a time were you will not have to do sadhana; there will never be a time were you will not be a devotee, as ultimate enlightenment requires one to be an exemplary devotee. There is no other way, as one must sacrifice themselves to God. If you are manifested bodily, you will have to do sadhana relative to your separate existence regardless of what spiritual experience you have. There is no experience of consciousness; the one who apparently experiences enlightenment is the illusory separate self. The experience of enlightenment is the illusion of the ego. Enlightenment transcends experience. In Truth, nobody exists to experience anything. Enlightenment is the inherent enjoyment of reality, the ego is not capable of this enjoyment! The ego cannot grasp the nature of reality, enlightenment is truly realized when the ego is transcended. This is why the guru is so important, for satsang with the guru is the means by which the ego is made irrelevant. Through the process of this satsang, happiness is increasingly enjoyed and understanding becomes more profound. The ego seeks to be gratified in it’s search for enlightenment, this is why it is not achieved by the one who is seeking it. One cannot do it on one’s own, as it is the ego that desires to achieve enlightenment by its own merit. In the enjoyment of satsang one transcends oneself. The true benefits of enlightenment are embraced through this realization.

                                                         

                                                                                                                                                       Hermes


Ideologies are Illusions

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Ideologies are Illusions

Enlightenment is the realization of Truth. The less we deceive ourselves, the closer we are to enlightenment. Ideologies are prisons of the mind. The Truth transcends the limits of conception. When you understand, you are free from all mental prisons. With understanding comes the transcendence of what is untrue. With true awakening, we enjoy freedom from all forms of illusion.



Understanding Suffering

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Understanding Suffering

We are suffering from a lack of understanding about our pain, and what real happiness means to us. We do not enjoy the benefits of having a deeper understanding about our human conditon. We are unconscious of the situation we are creating for ourselves, and why we are continually frustrated. Suffering is the key to self-awareness because it shows us what is not genuine! It helps us understand what real Consciousness is. Essentially, we are suffering from a lack of understanding about the true nature of suffering. We have to begin to understand our suffering if we are going to experience more Conscious-awareness. Once we understand how we are suffering, we can begin to transcend it. As we recognize and transcend our suffering in each moment that it arises, we tend to enjoy Consciousness more and more. Consciousness is our native condition; understanding suffering is the key to the enjoyment of more Conscious-awareness in our daily lives.


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