The Self or the World – 2

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The Self or the World – 2

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When you come into your Self, the real Self, there is no real vast change in your life.
This is important to understand.
Most people believe when they turn into the Self, they become liberated, then they become a saint of some sort, and they’re walking on cloud nine, they can walk through fire, they will not drown in the ocean, they can jump off bridges and fly.
This happens when you take LSD, (laughter) not when you become self-realized.

When you awaken, you appear the same as you are right now, only you’re totally free. That’s all. You’re completely, totally free.
Your people will still see you the same way you are now.
They will not see any difference.
If they stay with you twenty-four hours a day, they will notice you do not react to things any longer.
They will notice you’ve become an embodiment of peace, that you’re always happy, nothing disturbs you.
But you will still have the same body, so-to-speak, until it’s time to drop it.
There’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
It’s a wonderful experience. Why not do it?
I’ve taken away all of the fears from you, all the frustrations, and you know nothing strange is going to happen.
So drop it right now.
Become free, liberated. Let go.

Are you letting go? (laughter)
By the expression of some of you, you’re holding on for dear life. (laughter)
What are you holding on to?
I suppose it’s a little difficult to let go completely, if you ever want to.
Remember it’s taken you so many incarnations to be what you are now.
To have the kind of body that you’re wearing right now, did not come easily.
It didn’t happen. You have to have sort of worked for it.
It is a body that you have earned, so-to-speak, if that’s what you want to believe,
and it’s taken you many incarnations to get this body.
Therefore you are afraid to give it up.
That’s why you are afraid to give it up.

So this is where sadhana comes in.
Now you know the reason we do sadhana.
Sadhana simply makes you strong, mentally, physically, to be able to let go. That’s all sadhana does.
Sadhana never enlightens you.
It makes you one-pointed, in your quest for realization.
It makes you compassionate. It develops humility, power.
It transcends all fear.
And when you finally get to that point, the inner guru grabs a hold of your mind, yanks it into the heart, and you become liberated.

Robert Adams – T.159 -The Self or the World – 4th June, 1992

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Consciousness Is Everything

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I-AM meditation

I have met many people in my travels who claimed to have been enlightened, who tell me they’re on the verge of enlightenment yet the first person who bumps into them they become angry, when they trip and stub their toe they start cursing, is this control?
Do not fool yourself.
Forget about things like enlightenment, awareness, liberation.
Just work on yourself and let the consequences take care of themselves.

One of the methods that works very well for people who enjoy to meditate,
people who like to meditate, is the I-am meditation.
The I-am meditation is a very powerful meditation.
When you’re alone and you have nothing to do you should practice this all of the time, it’s good for you.
It lifts you up. So let’s all do this together. The I-am meditation.

Close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, become aware of your breath. Listen to your breathing.
Practice a little bit of vipassana meditation.
Observe your feelings, observe your thoughts.
Do not attempt to change anything, just observe.
Ask yourself this question, “Who is the observer? Who observes? I-am.
Now with your respiration inhale say, “I,” exhale say, “am.”
Inhale say, “I,” exhale say, “am.”
If you loose your thought and your mind starts telling you all kinds of things gently bring it back to I-am.

This type of meditation transcends the mind.
Makes you very powerful and strong.
Keep on doing this. “I” inhale, “am” exhale.
(silence)

Robert Adams – T220: Consciousness Is Everything –
January 28th, 1993

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Uncreate The Universe!

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“The Ultimate Truth is Silence”

What happens when you absorb more information?
Your ego expands.
The more information you absorb the more your ego expands.
Think of all the information you absorbed this week, about politics, about crime, about man’s inhumanity to man, about what’s going on in the world and you eat it up.
You’re filling up the garbage pail.
Instead of emptying it, you’re filling it up.
Whenever somebody bothers you, whenever somebody annoys you, whenever you bother to be judgmental, think of what you’re doing, you’re filling up the garbage pail more and more and more.
How can you ever become enlightened this way, it’s impossible.
You’re keeping yourself back by looking at everything as being real.
As far as your employment goes, as far as your job is concerned that will always take care of itself.
It will always take care of yourself.
You will do what you have to do, but you have nothing to do with it.
It may sound paradoxical but it’s true.
Whatever has to be done will be done but it has nothing to do with you.
Become like an apple tree.
The apple tree doesn’t worry  whether it’s going to bare apples this year.
The apples come by themselves.
Everything happens by itself.

~Robert Adams – T. 222 Uncreate The Universe! – February 7, 1993

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