Staying True to This
So many people both in spiritual circles and in Satsang will say that they know who they are, that they have experienced the boundless, spacious, presence of their own Self, pure essence, the true being, Truth itself, what Papaji referred to as ‘That’ and what I often refer to as This – yet they are often disturbed by the questions that continue to arise – How do I stay here? How do I free myself of the mind? What do I need to do in order to stay true?
you are avoiding what is.
You don’t want to be where you are: Here, Now.
When the mind is quiet,
All is Self. ~ Papaji
When we love our ego more that the truth, we feel caught, trapped, tricked, at the mercy of life, the mind, thoughts, feelings, sensations and emotions. We feel that there is something wrong with ‘us’, we believe that we are a ‘someone’ with something wrong, that there is something wrong with what is occurring and that something needs to be done – either to fix or heal ourselves ( the somebody ), or to change the situation or circumstances, in order to be whole, in order to be free, in order to find peace ( in order to be a whole somebody, a free somebody, a peaceful somebody.)
Always rest in peace.
You are eternal Being, unbounded and undivided.
Just keep Quiet. All is well. Keep Quiet Here and Now.
You are Happiness, you are Peace, you are Freedom.
Do not entertain any notions that you are in trouble.
Be kind to yourself. Open to your Heart and simply Be.
Those who know This know Everything.
If not, even the most learned know nothing at all. ” ~ Papaji
Satsang offers the opportunity to inquire truthfully into what is here, what is being spoken, and where your attention really is. To inquire into who this ‘someone’ or ‘somebody’ that you believe is real, really is. You ask the question what do you really want? – and you find out what is true – are you willing to give up everything? Are you willing to be no-one, no-body? Are you willing to surrender to this that is unknown? Are you willing to give everything to this that you say you want?
“Question: How to stop Thinking?
Papaji: By Being! (giggles) When you think that you are an object, a person, a body, or some other idea, but by Being there is nothing! Just Being. And Being is already there. You are always Being. To become something you must meditate and perform some mantra, ritual, practice. Just to Be is simple. Without Being you can’t do any practice.So don’t think of anything else. Just Be! It is so easy to Be.
Question: But when I try to just be, so much thinking happens. I am sure everyone has this problem.
Papaji: Thinking happens when you want to become something. Then you must think. But to not become something what is there to do? Stay as you are! Be as you are in whatever circumstances, just always Be, It doesn’t need any practice. Whatever you get by practice you will lose, but Being will never be lost because you will not get it by any experience or practice. It simply is, Simply Be. Don’t stir your mind in Being, don’t think and don’t make effort. I will tell you how to be Being itself. No effort, no thinking. Avoid thinking and avoid not thinking. What is between these two? ” ~ Papaji
When we love truth more than feeling safe and secure, when we love truth more than the known and predictable, when we love truth more than being in control, or right, or loved, when we are willing to be here un-moving as we are, warts and all, in this human existence, then there is the possibility to truthfully see what is untouched, what is un-moving, to see what and who you really are. ‘Who am I’ ? Who I am – no longer is a mental question, it is a deepening of truthful discovery.
In the willingness to speak the truth, and in the willingness to commit to the truth of your own fresh discovery, you deepen in This, you find the peace, stillness and serenity that you have been looking for all along – you discover who you ARE is THIS – and you discover the effortlessness of Staying True to THIS .
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