DSingerny at AOL.COM
Fri Oct 24 01:21:34 CDT 1997
In a message dated 97-10-24 01:25:29 EDT, you write:
This is an important point. The repeated return of the ego
or sense of individuality is not cause to whip or berate
one's self. It, like many other things, is something that
happens spontaneously in phenomenality. To react to the
arising of the ego by saying "my sadhana is not working"
or some other judgment just encourages the ego and makes
it that much more stubborn.
Very true in my experience, Greg. A core obstacle in understanding appears
to be a confusion between two arising impulses. One is the arising impulse of
a self in search of an experience of unicity or in search of no-self or in
search oi the Self. The other arising impulse is a shifting or a movement
out of localization of awareness. And this non-localized awareness searches
not but abides and resides without an address, as a hum of attention from the
oceanic constant. capable of using the senses with significant individuation
but not craving to do so, capable of dynamic action, but not inclined to any
action except that action which arises spontaneously.
to the moment. It has no stake in experiece therefore the search for
experience ceases and when it arises it is quite naturally reabsorbed into
the oceanic constant.
driven by the egoic impulse to acquire.
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