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Old 24-02-2021, 11:09 PM
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Swami Vivekananda's Jnana Yoga

Our Real Nature: https://youtu.be/w-Efnm1O_WI

Maya: https://youtu.be/A7lfTznSlEw

Non-dualism - Being & Manifestation: https://youtu.be/QEDoVCX-sDA

Seeing God in Everything: https://youtu.be/RzpIEK6flfQ

Realization: https://youtu.be/igbdpTsmBaY

The Real and the Apparent: https://youtu.be/4qwkhIjU-lM

Freedom: https://youtu.be/CmdWEZucePo

Microcosm and Macrocosm: https://youtu.be/DRp7ZUjahaQ
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Non-dual Meditation - Part 1

https://youtu.be/l3vddQwxA48

Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks on non-dual meditation as part of a retreat in Garrison, New York. This is Part 1 of the discourse.

Take a stand as Awareness.

What brings so much clarity to this for me is the practice of resting in awareness (choiceless awareness, just sitting, do nothing meditation). It's a powerful and intimate familiarization with Awareness. A prerequisite and facilitation technique for this realization.
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https://youtu.be/l3vddQwxA48

Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks on non-dual meditation as part of a retreat in Garrison, New York. This is Part 1 of the discourse.

Take a stand as Awareness.

What brings so much clarity to this for me is the practice of resting in awareness (choiceless awareness, just sitting, do nothing meditation). It's a powerful and intimate familiarization with Awareness. A prerequisite and facilitation technique for this realization.

Interestingly enough, your mention of "choiceless awareness" resonates well.

There was a statement that I once heard that resonated totally along similar lines: The path of perfect freedom is paradoxically CHOICELESS.

When one's attention transcends to that which lies beyond thought, one somehow intuitively "knows without thinking" what is in the best interests of all. One's actions become CHOICELESS.
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Interestingly enough, your mention of "choiceless awareness" resonates well.

There was a statement that I once heard that resonated totally along similar lines: The path of perfect freedom is paradoxically CHOICELESS.

When one's attention transcends to that which lies beyond thought, one somehow intuitively "knows without thinking" what is in the best interests of all. One's actions become CHOICELESS.
https://universaltheosophy.com/sacre...ena-upanishad/

The disciple said: I do not think I know It well, nor do I think I do not know It. He among us who knows the meaning of “Neither do I not know, nor do I know”—knows Brahman.

This is where that technique led me and it's just so darn hard (Impossible!!!) to conceptualize via intellect or express via language. I can only describe it as being "known" and for anyone lacking that experience it's a wholly unsatisfactory description.

As I understand this is the exact "space" Vedantic Self-inquiry will lead one, where even the "I Am" thought is irrelevant, just another transient appearance. An appropriation by Ahamkara. It clearly exposes the superimposition for what it actually is, in other words seeing things as they really are.
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https://universaltheosophy.com/sacre...ena-upanishad/

The disciple said: I do not think I know It well, nor do I think I do not know It. He among us who knows the meaning of “Neither do I not know, nor do I know”—knows Brahman.

This is where that technique led me and it's just so darn hard (Impossible!!!) to conceptualize via intellect or express via language. I can only describe it as being "known" and for anyone lacking that experience it's a wholly unsatisfactory description.

As I understand this is the exact "space" Vedantic Self-inquiry will lead one, where even the "I Am" thought is irrelevant, just another transient appearance. An appropriation by Ahamkara. It clearly exposes the superimposition for what it actually is, in other words seeing things as they really are.

That is one of my favorite Upanishad responses: "Neither do I know nor do I not know".
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That is one of my favorite Upanishad responses: "Neither do I know nor do I not know".
Yep, all it means is for one to not come to make conclusions/assumptions, as the conclusions/assumptions one makes is more likely to be not true.
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