Realizing the Manifest Self--the Life Force permeating our humanity--and the Unmanifest source from which it arises.
22 July 2011
Another Advaitin comes in from the cold:
That guy Charlie... I think someone needs a hug.
Funny, I used to state "nothing matters"... as we discussed, true. Reality just could not be any other way. Now I returned after years to, that yes nothing matters and also as I have been encouraged I also embrace the deeply self-evident truth that in radiant aliveness "everything matters". My body/beingness/vitality feels more alive and responsive again--I no longer just feel cool awareness or samadhi states, or anguish, etc., --now I also feel--LOVE--fulfilling, nourishing, satsifying--much gentler on my once--broken body! My appreciation much more rooted in my body, the world. This to me mirrors awareness/identity as wisdom and then of love. Simply the ever-present experience of full reality acknowledging thus appreciating thus celebrating, thus thanking the self! A constant cosmic hug! In part, I always felt that my conviction and awareness were true--jnana. To state otherwise would be a lie--yet it never felt right or complete--possibly because I do not have the full conviction or awareness being awake--but for me I do now see I also lost connection to another self-evident truth--bhakti, which feels so enriching--always saying thank you, thank you, thank you.... What joy to be rejoined, lost twins, now hand in hand, though sure, bullshit comes and it goes. Peace Ed,