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Old 16-12-2022, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE 40 EXCERPT:
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We are all familiar with the quotation “Be still and know that I am God”
... in your act of silence you are both acknowledging God and it is one’s invitation to God.
In Christian terminology, that last sentence says it quite well.
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Old 30-12-2022, 06:04 PM
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We are all familiar with the quotation “Be still and know that I am God”……I extrapolate it to possibly mean “Be still that you might be known by God”.
This is a great thread and the conjunction with the Bible quote caught my eye, because self and other are a dependent pair. No-self implies no-other too. So this can be interpreted as referring to a mystical experience obtained through stillness (meditation) where the selfhood of I and the otherness of God merge together into oneness / nonduality.

Alternatively if we aren't in a mystical state, it can be used as a reminder of how we can find the otherness of God (or the sacred) through stillness too.
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Old 31-12-2022, 02:14 PM
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QUOTE 42 EXCERPT:
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This is a great thread and the conjunction with the Bible quote caught my eye, because self and other are a dependent pair. No-self implies no-other too. So this can be interpreted as referring to a mystical experience obtained through stillness (meditation) where the selfhood of I and the otherness of God merge together into oneness / nonduality.
Excellent post and insightful interpretation of "Be still and know that I AM God".

The awesome Hindu sage, Ramana Maharshi (whom Carl Jung called the "whitest spot in the white space of India"), once told a visiting group of Jews that the entire Vedanta (Hindu scriptures) could be summarized in two passages from the Jewish Bible. One of those passages is "Be still and know that I AM God".

As you stated in your post, that passage does indeed point to a mystical non-duality experience according to Ramana and I agree completely.
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Snowy day in Colorado has enabled me to read around the Forum more...
I chose Meditation...this may be my favorite hidden thread now.
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Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by daily riding in the balloon of God-perception.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles.
Meditate unceasingly, that you may quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. ~Paramahansa's Guru's Guru.


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Old 16-02-2023, 03:44 PM
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I didn't realize this was not a current thread. I will edit down what I posted!

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Old 16-02-2023, 05:14 PM
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"everything was just happening by itself"

That reminded me of a chant by Paramhansa Yogananda

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Old 16-02-2023, 05:15 PM
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The chant goes:

Who is in my Temple?
Who is in my Temple?
All the doors do open themselves;
All the lights do light themselves.
Darkness like a dark bird flies away, oh, flies away.

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Old 18-02-2023, 04:52 PM
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The chant goes: ...
And it can be heard at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTNFPtJYmDk

And for those who enjoy Yogananda's chants, I have to mention my favourite - Door of My Heart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95P8OP_KRko

Takes me back to time spent at the Ananda Community in Italy in the 1990s.

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Old 18-02-2023, 07:08 PM
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No Self is unimaginable but only because we refer to ourselves as “Self.” If we did not refer to ourselves as “self” no self would be a mute point. Why refer to yourself at all, give all credit to God, the universe, etc. We exist as part of a whole, our individuality is connected to the individuality of others. We inherit what they did when we enter this Earth and they will be influenced by us. In my opinion there is no true individual human self.
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