Question: What I still do not understand is … We are all of death. Okay- if you have realized that we are not bodies, then it is just an illusion and yet … Why at all this veil of illusion?
The fact is that we are not leaving our bodies at the same time and that we will have a time of separation physically, the illusion of separation in itself makes no sense to me why this can not be seen?
I know that death does not separate. I know that one remains connected in love – I still do not understand why all the theater? All the dramas? Did you figure it out? Can you tell me something?
Bearji: It’s all about the big bang! The cosmic orgasm of creation!
First I have to say, that no matter what the words which are about to appear as I write this, no words can touch the Truth inside my answer.
Knowledge and understanding are limited. You, as all of us, must find out for yourself in your own direct experience of what is within you, as that which desires the Truth of Being. This happens when one finally stops the search, including the asking of questions. This is a mind created concept. Yet, a good one, as this is getting closer to the one question that is actually worth asking, “Who am I?”
Secondly, all appearances in this world, in this life, in mind, in the pain and the bliss, are just that, ‘appearances.’ One must take their awareness off of appearances for just the time it takes for a twinkling of the eye which seeks.
BUT… Since I (I) like (LOVE) to entertain myself (YOU) with creative word-songs to attempt to find yet more ways to point to the True Nature of Being… Let’s see what happens.
Oh… for all who are wondering. My job is to be Still, have an empty mind and just listen to you. Whatever comes next, is all natural, organic, spontaneous heart expressions. Can I be reactive? You Bet! But this is the intention of this Guru, Be Still and let Truth speak for itself! Whatever you do, please let it be your own investigation of the words I use, which are pointing to what’s under there reference points. Words are mere reference points when speaking of the mysteries which cannot be spoken. (I am compelled to qualify these following concepts…)
It seemingly takes two truths to make a non-truth of duality. Imagine an empty Oneness which splits from itself to find itself. This Oneness is Awareness Itself and has all its unlimited power, intelligence, and imagination to create a mirror as to find Itself. This is simply now entertainment for Awareness to become even more Self-Aware. Imagine for a moment, that this is the seed which becomes the deepest question inherent in all conscious hearts, “Who am I?” This question, brought to us by the Grace of Ramana Maharshi, IS Creation, the force of which is limitless.
Imagine that somehow conscious awareness split from itself to recognize itself, creating a duality illusion out of empty Oneness. Because of this split from itself, this individual consciousness has a never-ending attraction to find itself; this attraction was born into it in the original birth of ego. Thus positive and negative energy comes from the void of consciousness, which creates this duality illusion. The creation of the physical realm is the source of our illusion. In that instant ego was also born.
This attraction has a great force behind it like two magnets pulling the polarities towards each other. These are now positive and negative energies with an equal and endless attraction for each other. This is how I say, ‘Love is the glue of the Universe, it penetrates and receives, binding together all form.’
Love is what holds the universe together. This includes playing itself out as Masculine and Feminine energy, good and evil, light and shadow, heavens and hells, mystic realms, transcendental realms and fields, and the manifest earth realm. Yin/Yang. Balance is the ‘Way’ I say, to peace on earth!
One night when I was contemplating this mythological story I just typed above, I realized that this is the story of Adam and Eve. They were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. They were thrown out of the ‘field of unity’ into the world of suffering.
What I am sharing above is part of my ‘realized’ Creation Myth! [It was more like a vision when I felt all of this which I have called my creation myth.] Creation myths are found in all traditions going back to the earliest SUN worship.
First, there was nothing, what is before creation, then out of nothing, this self-arising expanse of LOVE, became the physical world and all the expressions of Beauty, seeking and finding LOVE. Thus, all the theater, the drama, comedy, tragedy, and Bliss of living and loving. (Entertainment.) The Divine Play. Leela.
The incarnate realm offers the possibility for the appearance of duality. As long as there is attention and attachment to the physical realm, there is an opportunity for misidentification of the ego. The attachments are reference points which the ego uses for comparisons and identifications. Ego sees only objects, it takes the Heart to see its reflection in everything.
So again, I’ll remind everybody; we are walking, talking individuals who with our distinct ego personalities, cause suffering for ourselves and others. Nevertheless, God is revealing the path to non-suffering in every moment through our expressions and reflections of ourselves and of each other; meaning our experiences of love AND suffering in all life situations and circumstances. This suffering happens with ego and its beliefs. These are the identifications of the ego. Being still, dropping the life story, and feeling our feelings fully are some of the tools we have for losing our ego identifications.
When you find yourself reacting to something or someone, when you experience emotional suffering, you are simply being shown what you are identifying with, which ends up in the simplest terms, being hurt, anger, and/or fear of the ego personality fixations. Under hurt, anger, and fear is more fear. So it all ends in fear. This core fear ultimately comes from the fear of death, which you will see if you truly investigate your ego beliefs and strategies in life.
Thoughts of the past, the unsatisfactory life we’re living, all the desires for happiness, and the always looming and impending DEATH, are Grace Itself lighting the path to where there are no thoughts, no past, no future, no birth and no death. Only Now Awareness.
I listen to those who try and tell me they have no fear of death. I say to you, ‘perhaps.’ Be True to Truth by being down to the bone honest with yourself. No one else needs to know your inner truth but you and God. We were born to die, death will not be denied!
Investigate your ego beliefs. This is where you focus on your personal growth, spiritual expansion, and limitless evolution as a spiritual being.
How do you free yourself from such bondage? Respond in the moment from a position of trust in the Divine by being empty and open. Drop for just an instant the foundation of ego in a moment of not knowing anything. Cut out the story of why you are suffering for a split second and be still. This stillness is the silence of Mystery at the core of everything that exists in all realms.
Freedom is being truly honest with yourself. All artificial filters of perception are removed. The so-called reality is revealed to be false. You drop to your knees and bow, as the play is now over.
This opens the opportunity for freedom in having no attachments, being One with the present moment as Awareness Itself. Mystery is where there are no answers, as there are no questions. You are already That which is the Love and attracting force of Creation. This becomes the Bliss of Union.
Imagine when the attracting forces of Awareness finally meet! The ‘veil’ of the Beloved is lifted… Only the sounds of Bliss can be heard in this all powerful spontaneous orgasmic experience…
A Big Bang indeed!
Mystery, Mystery, Mystery… Where there is no ‘Who’ to care about any such self-inquiry questions.
Ask yourself now, “Who am I?” and experience the Fire of Ramana, burn up in the Fire of Creation, in the non-answer!
Burning for Love, Bearji