I was looking for a place to put the ''Inner Transmissions'' (as named by Mister Z). Those sacred transmissions that arise within this temporary I, coming from the infinite radiant space of which we are all formed.

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The Temple Is Infested!

  She drew open the gate of the compound and the stooped monk came in. His step was slow and shuffling, as if his journey was long. Following in his wake were four attendants, dressed in similar robes, but somehow nondescript compared to their master.  The old man's head was shrunken, his long grey hair was sparse, he was poised like a shrivelled hawk. The group made their way towards the central fire pit and half-encircled it, sitting themselves cross-legged onto the ground. She served them…

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1 Reply · Reply by ADMoon Sep 4

the peace within the silence

There are people-too few, unfortunately- who give the impression of being wrapped  in inner silence. Even when they talk, something silent seems to emanate from them. Yes, because silence is a quality of the inner life. But to understand this you must first succeed in maintaining true silence within yourself, if only for a few moments…and it is quite possible that this has not yet happened. ... How wrong we are to think that silence necessarily means emptiness, nothingness, the absence of all…

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Birth at Balsamic Moon

WHEN IS BALSAMIC MOON.... On the Lunar Calendar: 10 ½ days after the Full Moon, up to the New Moon NOTE>>>COUNT THE DAYS AFTER THE FULL MOON>>NOT INCLUDING.... Look up mOon Phase on http://www.calendar-12.com/ Degree: 315-360 degrees ahead of the Sun Inner Directive: completion, preparation for new If this is your Moon phase, you see in the dark. You're at home when enveloped in mysteries, especially the ultimate mystery - death. Your life purpose is to tie up loose ends, and create a…

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The Poignancy of things: Mono no Aware

The significance of the Japanese phrase mono no aware implores us to understand the transitory nature of things with a sense of beauty and finiteness. There’s the paradox: we see the beauty and we see the dark side of things; the cornfields and the full sails, but the ashes as well. The Japanese have a word for this dual perception: mono no aware. It means something like “beauty tinged with sadness.” How is it that we must hold what we love tight to us, against our very bones, knowing we must…

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  • "Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it’s not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred.
    I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened the whole notion of enlightenment and someone who is enlightened is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in enlightenment."

    ~Adyashanti

  • Learn to live without self-concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless, ever victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.
    —  Sri Nisargadatta Mahara
  • NONINJURING, HEARTFELT LOVE.  GENTLENESS, KINDNESS, DEVOTION TO NEW AND INSPIRING TRUTH, AND A LIKING FOR UNFOLDING AND MANIFESTING THE INNATE DIVINE QUALITIES OF THE UNLIMITED GODSELF, THE DIVINE SOUL, ARE THE KIND OF TRULY NOBLE VIRTUES ALL SHOULD ACQUIRE AND DEVELOP FOR THEIR UPLIFTMENT AND HAPPINESS.

    ~ ao

  • We carry on like machines with our tiresome daily routine. How eagerly the mind accepts a pattern of existence, and how tenaciously it clings to it! As by a driven nail, the mind is held together by idea, and around the idea it lives and has its being. The mind is never free, pliable, for it is always anchored; it moves within the radius, narrow or wide, of its own center. From its center it dare not wander; and when it does, it is lost in fear. Fear is not of the unknown, but of the loss of the known. The unknown does not incite fear, but dependence on the known does. Fear is always with desire, the desire for the more or for the less. The mind, with its incessant weaving of patterns, is the maker of time; and with time there is fear, hope, and death.

    ao

  • THERE ARE THREE MOVEMENTS THAT YOU MUST LEARN TO MAKE BEFORE YOU CAN BE A SUFI.1- ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SUFISM FROM BOOKS, WHICH IS THE LITERATURE OF SPIRITUAL FAITH.  THIS IS A MOVEMENT OF THE KNOWN TO THE GREATER KNOWN.  IT BUILDS UP A NECESSARY BACKGROUND.2- THEN YOU MUST SUSPEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE FOR HIGHER INTUITION BEYOND YOUR HEAD.  THIS IS THE OPENING OF THE EYE OF THE HEART.  THIS IS A MOVEMENT FROM THE KNOWN INTO THE UNKNOWN.3- THEN YOU MUST DISAPPEAR INTO THE UNKNOWN, BECOME ONE WITH THE UNKNOWN, WITH THE WHOLE, WITH GOD.  THIS IS MOVEMENT FROM THE UNKNOWN TO THE GREATER UNKNOWN, WHICH IS ONENESS WITH THE UNKNOWABLE BECAUSE THE OUTER HEAD WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO KNOW IT.  THIS IS THE REVELATION OF THE TRUTH OF FAITH, THE TRUTH OF THE KIND OF CERTAINTY THE HEAD DEVELOPS FOR ITSELF.  THIS STATE IS TO BE GOD, TO HAVE SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS.

    ao

  • When I say: 'I am', I do not mean a separate entity with a body as its nucleus. I mean the totality of being, the ocean of consciousness, the entire universe of all that is and knows. I have nothing to desire for I am complete forever.


    ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

  • If you know you are not the mind, 
    then what difference does it make if it's busy or quiet? 
    You are not the mind.

    ~NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

  • Obviously there must be passion, and the question is how to revive that passion.  Do not let us misunderstand each other.  I mean passion in every sense, not merely sexual passion, which is a very small thing.  And most of us are satisfied with that because every other passion has been destroyed----in the office, in the factory, through following a certain job, routine, learning techniques----so there is no passion left; there is no creative sense of urgency and release.  Therefore sex becomes important to us, and there we get lost in petty passion which becomes an enormous problem to the narrow, virtuous mind, or else it soon becomes a habit and dies.  I am using the word passion as a total thing.  A passionate man who feels strongly is not satisfied merely with some little job----whether it be the job of a prime minister, or of a cook, or what you will.  A mind that is passionate is inquiring, searching, looking, asking, demanding, not merely trying to find for its discontent some object in which it can fulfill itself and go to sleep.  A passionate mind is groping, seeking, breaking through, not accepting any tradition; it is not a decided mind, not a mind that has arrived, but it is a young mind that is ever arriving.

    A.O.

  • The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings,
    for it destroys the world in which you live. 
    ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

  • "Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free."
    Rumi 

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