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Old 15-07-2019, 07:01 AM
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Robert Adams

I'm dedicating this thread to Robert Adams (neo-Advaita teacher).

Will share some of the core teachings of Sri Robert Adams here

Change no one.
Change nothing.
React to no one, react to nothing.
Do not live in the past and do not worry about the future.
Stay in the eternal now, where all is well.

After all you are me and I am you.
There's no difference.
Do not react to the world.
Do not even react to your own body.
Do not even react to your own thoughts.
Learn to become the witness.
Learn to be quiet.

Robert Adams
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Old 15-07-2019, 07:11 AM
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It's in the silence that your problems just dissolve. Try it. It really works.

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Old 15-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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When he say's

Do not even react to your own thoughts

What does that mean in relation to his thoughts about non duality?

Isn't his thoughts about non reaction simply a reaction of his thoughts not to react?



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Old 15-07-2019, 06:22 PM
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Isn't his thoughts about non reaction simply a reaction of his thoughts not to react?
x daz x

These are not (his) mere thoughts, these are the teachings of Advaita Vedanta propagated by Sri Shankara and Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Non-reaction means - not acting automatically....and becoming a watcher of your mind, emotions and actions..
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Old 15-07-2019, 09:42 PM
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These are not (his) mere thoughts, these are the teachings of Advaita Vedanta propagated by Sri Shankara and Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Non-reaction means - not acting automatically....and becoming a watcher of your mind, emotions and actions..

And as Ramana Maharshi says, the mind is just one thought at a time. Prevent thoughts from arising, stop giving energy to your thoughts and they will fade away. Knowledge of the Self arises when the mind is absent.

Peace.
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Old 16-07-2019, 04:21 AM
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And as Ramana Maharshi says, the mind is just one thought at a time. Prevent thoughts from arising, stop giving energy to your thoughts and they will fade away. Knowledge of the Self arises when the mind is absent.

Peace.

So true

The direct and simple nature of Sri Ramana's words has stood the test of time and continue to change lives on a daily basis.

This teaching of Ramana is close to my heart:-

The wave said to the sea: "Could I be like you?
The sea replied: It's easy...
just settle down.
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Old 16-07-2019, 12:02 PM
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Prevent thoughts from arising, stop giving energy to your thoughts and they will fade away.
Knowledge of the Self arises when the mind is absent.
Peace.
Well, after 12 years of practicing Thought Control...
I can attest to this being true.
I hardly remember the mischief my thoughts used to do!
In Christian speak...'the devil gets tired of playing with a person that he can't bother'.

Just a cute story...I have a gorgeous Ramana book that I pull out on my shelf so I can see his face all the time.
One time I just glanced at his face and suddenly was given another one of my 'moments'...except this
altered state lasted 2 hours of being 'struck' with an awesome realization...my dog even knew, "Um...you're different..."
Whew. I love when that happens.
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And as Ramana Maharshi says, the mind is just one thought at a time. Prevent thoughts from arising, stop giving energy to your thoughts and they will fade away. Knowledge of the Self arises when the mind is absent.

Peace.
That's strikes me as being like (i.e. analogous to) to saying, "Close your eyes, and you will really see." See what? See what you have already unconsciously(?) 'osmosed' from your culture and maybe past incarnations as well and so now (in this case, now that you choose not to 'see' anything else) image-in-natively project (in this case about 'the Self').

Without 'new' input being 'seen' and logically 'considered' for possible pertinence, the 'old' vision (dream?) is resurrected and persists unabated.

And if and as it is 'contagious' (because it just feels 'good' to peeps - remember, there is no 'additional'/'new' seeing of anything which might be 'troubling' till it is integrated into one's life-philosophy then!) a 'mass' following of 'happy' devotees may ensue!

Watch out folks, beliefs can both be self-reinforcing and contagious!

Check out what's in this video to really 'see' the truth pertaining to what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1czJZOQmrcE

I AM THAT I AM - in this case I AM David the Freedom (from 'fixed' mind 'sets') and consequent (real!) response-ability Proselytizer
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Old 16-07-2019, 08:55 AM
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These are not (his) mere thoughts, these are the teachings of Advaita Vedanta propagated by Sri Shankara and Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Non-reaction means - not acting automatically....and becoming a watcher of your mind, emotions and actions..


All I am pointing out is that in order to practice the teachings of others one would have to react to the thought of others .

In these instances it is not an automatic response to one's thoughts arising .

One is purposefully reacting to thoughts in a specific way .

When there are teachings to not react to your thoughts, the actual opposite is occurring isn't it when one complies with another's ways / teachings / practices / thoughts .

Do you see the irony and the contradiction in it all?


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Old 15-09-2019, 07:36 PM
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All I am pointing out is that in order to practice the teachings of others one would have to react to the thought of others .

In these instances it is not an automatic response to one's thoughts arising .

One is purposefully reacting to thoughts in a specific way .

When there are teachings to not react to your thoughts, the actual opposite is occurring isn't it when one complies with another's ways / teachings / practices / thoughts .

Do you see the irony and the contradiction in it all?


x daz x

God-like,

...so well said!
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