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Grains of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 25 Jun 2020 22:47

Original title: Sandkorn
Content: 22 short reflections on existence in the form of free verse poetry
Intention: To summarize what was found at the end of the journey towards the state of non-seeking, to crystallize the essence of earlier projects making it easier to let go of earlier attempts, and to possibly inspire someone to start their own journey inwards.
Released: Distribution of the printed edition began in the spring of 2018. Any digital copy is in the public domain.

This is a rough translation into english.

1. Intro: A grain of sand.

I am a grain of sand,
at the bank of the mighty river,
a grain of sand,
in which the whole world can be seen,
I am eternity expressing itself as the human.

I am a drop of water,
on its way back to the ocean,
a drop of water,
in which everything is reflected,
I am eternity expressing itself as the human.

All of us are rays of the sun, one and the same,
we are all flowers in the very same meadow,
everything that lives is eternity itself, expressing its life.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 27 Jun 2020 21:40

2. The gate.

Behold the simplicity of the complex,
and the complexity of simplicity.
Your innerverse is the portal to the soul of the universe.

Reality is a dream,
dreams are real.
The truth is objective,
understanding is subjective,
to the innermost and the outermost; the subject and object are one,
life is the movement inbetween these.

When the lack of genuine struggle causes void to appear in the soul,
proceed then to tear down walls and build bridges
between the outermost and the innermost,
and remember that it is never too late for children's play;
to play ourselves back to the primordial holiness.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 27 Jun 2020 22:35

3. Time

There is time for everything:

A time for wrestling
a time for embracing
a time for dancing

there is a time for everything.

Time is illusory,
illusions rely on whatever power we give them,
which tends to be quite a lot.

There is a time for everything:

Time is a measurement of change,
a clock is a measuring tape
wrapped around a measuring cup.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 30 Jun 2020 09:46

4. Guilty conscience

There is danger in carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, over and over again.

He who once thought of himself as the slayer of all of humankind
and yet saw people live on
might believe himself powerful enough to raise the dead.

He who once thought of himself as the slayer of all of humankind
might numb his consciousness
and take a life, or several, without even being bothered.

He who believes himself to have poisoned the whole world
seldom has any trouble poisoning himself.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by IoBoI » 30 Jun 2020 10:11

Wonderful teachings. I can very much tell this is deep long work summarized into a few effective and punctual sayings. I love it
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 30 Jun 2020 10:32

Wonderful indeed,
because it's the result of accepting the final challenge: to live on, and onwards.

And the love is mutual.
Can Agape be anything else than the Atman recognizing the Atman?
Whenever the pure self, beyond any identity or other limitations recognizes itself as the unmanifest being manifested, then every color shines just like unaltered bright light. Instead of the fearful separateness of dualism or the frightening loneliness of solipsism, or the dim visions of simple monism; complete communion arises beyond the collapse of arbitrary distinctions.

And this realization belongs to all.
"Whoever sees himself in all beings and all beings in himself loses all fear,
When a sage sees this great Unity and his Self has become all beings, what delusion and what sorrow can ever be near him?" - Isa Upanishad
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by IoBoI » 30 Jun 2020 10:34

Its truly beautiful, The images that flashed in my mind seeing the beauty in the world and how I was never alone gave me great comfort. It puts small problems into their proper perspective
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by IoBoI » 30 Jun 2020 10:36

Dionysus, Eros, Aether, Thanatos, Helios.
Let Christ, The Light, Lead Us Right.

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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 30 Jun 2020 10:44

This theme of self-reflection and the inward gaze is the very specific topic of the next poem in the collection.

5. The curse.

Humankind,
one people,
the curse:

We don't look inside ourselves.

Humankind,
one people,
the curse:

We 're not even looking out,
instead we 're looking away,
staring down at digital displays
towards new layers of illusions.

Without gazing inwards
we 're wandering through our lives without facing ourselves,
without facing each other,
living without even facing life itself.

Humankind,
a curse,
yet there's hope:

Turn your gaze inwards.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 30 Jun 2020 11:03

But then on the other hand, to balance the polarity, this is:

6. Serious

Face yourself,
think independently.
Face others,
think critically.
Face the art,
think freely.
Face nature,
think big.

So that you can face the seriousness of life,
then laugh it right in the face.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by IoBoI » 30 Jun 2020 11:49

Alan Watts says life should be viewed as play, there’s pleasure to be enjoyed at every angle.
6 =inward reflection, piecing together the inner self
9=divine intervention, your spirit connected to the world and even higher
69 would be the whole
Rule 6 was your 9th reply
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 30 Jun 2020 15:59

Thanks for valuable feedback, smells like burnt almonds!

Just as any Navnath, and most other sincere tantrikas, I tend to distrust any "Rules", just as a precaution to avoid the risks connected with rigidity. I do however agree with Alan Watts, he actually played an important role at one point when I had just failed at attempting the 4th operation of the Azoth and was recovering from a severe anahata-related mental breakdown. Understanding and applying Alans tendency to remain casually relaxed during deep-sighted observations proved to be an invaluable tool back then, and it has so remained.

"Flexibility because of stability" is the key when playfulness opens up the gate!
Om tat sat, Amen.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 30 Jun 2020 17:56

Speaking of inward gaze though, one has to proceed by caution and avoid all the threats that might hijack the process. I have found the most dangerous threat to any genuine self reflection to be:

7. Bitterness

Every unique emotion bears its own certain characteristics,
they all have their own specific functions
and each of them are worthy of affirmation
every single one, except bitterness.

The characteristics of bitterness lack any possible value.
As exhausting as anger, but without any forcefulness to extract or harness,
as destructive as hate, painful like grief
but without any inherent potential of healing, change or progress.

Bitterness is unique just because of this very characteristic;
the complete lack of use,
for anything except as a deterrent
since bitterness is even more loathesome than loathing.
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by IoBoI » 30 Jun 2020 20:53

I leave my emotions usually out of my thought process it’s actually been an issue of thinking too logically. It’s why I was agnostic before this year though I still even found myself praying when I was in desperate times. This is also why I scoffed at every religion but now I realize the wide spread misinformation. That was the main staple in my mental rigidness. But now it’s released, like you said it feels like a clean slate
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Re: A grain of sand

Post by Mahavakyamurti » 01 Jul 2020 11:07

It is natural for any seeker to over-emphasize either knowledge (Jnana) or devotion (Bhakti), but as Swami Vivekananda said: Devotion without knowledge is superstition, knowledge without devtion is madness".
In truth though, neither words nor feeling can comprehend the absolute, and to one who truly knows god, definitions such as "theist", "atheist", "agnostic" and so on becomes nothing less than what Wittgenstein would call "a game of words".

According to the evangelical parish where I used to preach, I would by now be consdered an atheist. At the same time; according to the atheist ideals that I grew up with I am most definately a theist. My position that pure genuine knowledge lies beyond any names, words, forms or concepts would probably label me an agnostic, while I at the same time hold it as truth, the only truth, that nothing exists except God.

And still I'm neither a monist nor a solipsist. Earlier I referred to Swami Vivekananda, so I will let his guru state the obvious conclusion of this discourse:

"So long as the bee is outside the petals of the lily, and has not tasted the sweetness of its honey, it hovers around the flower emitting the buzzing sound; but when it is inside the flower, it noiselessly drinks the nectar. So long as a man quarrels and disputes about doctrines and dogmas, he has not tasted the nectar of true faith; when he has tasted it, he becomes quiet and full of peace".
- Paramahamsa Sri Ramakrishna

And now onto translating the next piece of "Sandkorn", with the title "Fundaments" which will be my next post in this thread.
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