Feb 3, 2020

Know Your True Self

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#* Once you truly see the transitory nature of all forms or events, you will not give them [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|importance and significance]] that they don't have. Or put impossible demands on the world to make you happy, feel safe or tell you who you are. World of forms, [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|the drama or the play]], cannot give you those things.
 
#* Once you truly see the transitory nature of all forms or events, you will not give them [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|importance and significance]] that they don't have. Or put impossible demands on the world to make you happy, feel safe or tell you who you are. World of forms, [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|the drama or the play]], cannot give you those things.
 
#* Suffering arises when you [[Inhabit Your Inner Body More Deeply|seek long lasting happiness and yourself]] in the world and mind.
 
#* Suffering arises when you [[Inhabit Your Inner Body More Deeply|seek long lasting happiness and yourself]] in the world and mind.
# See that you are lost in mind and content. You, the consciousness, are so [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|lost in time and content]]<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 292,293, 243</ref> that you think and see your "self" and others as no more than name and form (psychological and physical) through limited view of sense perceptions and thinking. Unaware of the vital [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|formless dimension]] within. Protecting and enhancing this "false self" by adding more content, labels, relationships, comparison, stories and experiences to it becomes your primary motive. Which strengthens the sense of separation between you and others, when there is none. As a result, you overvalue the world of forms and it seems more rigid but ultimately cause suffering when forms and conditions disappear or change. Which they will. That's why Buddha said "whatever you do, wherever you go, you will encounter ''Dukkha'' (suffering)". Its cause, as long as you are disconnected from the formless dimension within, that is to say lost in world or forms, suffering is inevitable.
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# See that you are lost in mind and content. You, the consciousness, are so [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|lost in time and content]]<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 292,293, 243</ref> that you think and see your "self" and others as no more than name and form (psychological and physical) through limited view of sense perceptions and thinking. Unaware of the vital [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|formless dimension]] within. Protecting and enhancing this "false self" by adding more content, labels, relationships, comparisons, stories and experiences to it becomes your primary motive. Which strengthens the sense of separation between you and others, when there is none. As a result, you overvalue the world of forms and it seems more rigid but ultimately cause suffering when forms and conditions disappear or change. Which they will. That's why Buddha said "whatever you do, wherever you go, you will encounter ''Dukkha'' (suffering)". Its cause, as long as you are disconnected from the formless dimension within, that is to say lost in world or forms, suffering is inevitable.
 
#* "World is not there to make you happy but to make you conscious" Eckhart Tolle.
 
#* "World is not there to make you happy but to make you conscious" Eckhart Tolle.
 
#* Do you think more stuff, content, knowledge or better thinking is going to save the world and liberate you from suffering and dream of form? Isn't wisdom that humanity needs the most right now?  
 
#* Do you think more stuff, content, knowledge or better thinking is going to save the world and liberate you from suffering and dream of form? Isn't wisdom that humanity needs the most right now?  
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# Know your essence. It is a fact that atoms consist of 99.999999 percent empty space<ref>https://ift.tt/396rQmi>. Consecutively molecules are more than 99.99 percent empty space. Scientists have confirmed that on a molecular level it is a pulsating energy frequency. Like a musical note. <ref>Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 83</ref> Consecutively all things, earth, universe etc. are more than 99.99 percent empty space.
 
# Know your essence. It is a fact that atoms consist of 99.999999 percent empty space<ref>https://ift.tt/396rQmi>. Consecutively molecules are more than 99.99 percent empty space. Scientists have confirmed that on a molecular level it is a pulsating energy frequency. Like a musical note. <ref>Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 83</ref> Consecutively all things, earth, universe etc. are more than 99.99 percent empty space.
 
#* It's the illusion created by limited view of our sense perceptions and compulsive thinking that make the forms seem more rigid and serious.<ref>Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 79</ref>. With fear and desire being inevitable consequences of that ethereal illusion.  
 
#* It's the illusion created by limited view of our sense perceptions and compulsive thinking that make the forms seem more rigid and serious.<ref>Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 79</ref>. With fear and desire being inevitable consequences of that ethereal illusion.  
#* Space consciousness. Most people pay attention to the forms in the space, but who pays attention to the space? The infinite and eternal ''Emptiness'' that is the essence of all there is and the ''life'' that enables the forms to be.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. ''The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.'' Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, 1999. Page 67</ref> Perhaps space is not interesting and the mind, which only knows of content, looks for interesting 'things'.  
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#* Space consciousness. Most people pay attention to the forms in the space, but who pays attention to the space? The infinite and eternal ''Emptiness'' that is the essence of all there is and the ''life'' that enables the forms to be.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. ''The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.'' Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, 1999. Page 67</ref> Perhaps space is not interesting and the mind, which only knows of content, looks for interesting 'things'.
 
#* Analogy: if everything around you was green, then there would be no green. There needs to be another color so 'green' can stand out. Similarly, if there were no objects in space then there would be no space. It would be emptiness or ''nothingness''. There need to be at least two reference points in space to measure distance, so an object can stand out.<ref>Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 136</ref>. Hence, there must be something 'unfleeting' or unchanging in order to recognize the fleetingness of all forms; otherwise it would not be<ref>Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 34</ref>.
 
#* Analogy: if everything around you was green, then there would be no green. There needs to be another color so 'green' can stand out. Similarly, if there were no objects in space then there would be no space. It would be emptiness or ''nothingness''. There need to be at least two reference points in space to measure distance, so an object can stand out.<ref>Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 136</ref>. Hence, there must be something 'unfleeting' or unchanging in order to recognize the fleetingness of all forms; otherwise it would not be<ref>Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 34</ref>.
 
# Die before you die. Death is stripping away of who you are not<ref>Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 107-109</ref>. While in the forest or park, have you noticed broken trees, fallen leafs, dead insects, etc. facilitating the birth of new plants, grass and other organisms? What can you learn from this? Death is not the opposite of life. ''Life'' has no opposite. Death is the most natural thing there is<ref>Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 109</ref>; as natural as birth. The secret of life is to ''die before you die''. Once you see this truth, you realize there is [[Inhabit-Your-Inner-Body-More-Deeply|no death]], but just a form dissolving. Why do people who have been through near-death experience lose the fear of death? It's the journey home. Meditate upon this. [[Image:Know Your True Self Step 3.jpg|center]]
 
# Die before you die. Death is stripping away of who you are not<ref>Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 107-109</ref>. While in the forest or park, have you noticed broken trees, fallen leafs, dead insects, etc. facilitating the birth of new plants, grass and other organisms? What can you learn from this? Death is not the opposite of life. ''Life'' has no opposite. Death is the most natural thing there is<ref>Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 109</ref>; as natural as birth. The secret of life is to ''die before you die''. Once you see this truth, you realize there is [[Inhabit-Your-Inner-Body-More-Deeply|no death]], but just a form dissolving. Why do people who have been through near-death experience lose the fear of death? It's the journey home. Meditate upon this. [[Image:Know Your True Self Step 3.jpg|center]]
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===Dissolving the Ego===
 
===Dissolving the Ego===
 
# Recognize and dissolve the Ego. Ego is the false sense of 'self' we try to get through [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)|identification]] with fleeting psychological forms (thoughts and emotions), people, things and conditions in our life, as a substitute for simple [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)|joy of being]] within. This is the dysfunction that most of humanity is suffering from, to varying degrees. Plus, it is so common that it's seen as normal. Most people are so lost in forms (mental, emotional, material) and hypnotized by the world that they are unaware of their essence, the ''life'' that they are.<ref>A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 105</ref>. This disconnect from source makes you perceive yourself as an [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|isolated fragment]] with fear and desire being inevitable consequences.  
 
# Recognize and dissolve the Ego. Ego is the false sense of 'self' we try to get through [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)|identification]] with fleeting psychological forms (thoughts and emotions), people, things and conditions in our life, as a substitute for simple [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)|joy of being]] within. This is the dysfunction that most of humanity is suffering from, to varying degrees. Plus, it is so common that it's seen as normal. Most people are so lost in forms (mental, emotional, material) and hypnotized by the world that they are unaware of their essence, the ''life'' that they are.<ref>A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle, Pg 105</ref>. This disconnect from source makes you perceive yourself as an [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|isolated fragment]] with fear and desire being inevitable consequences.  
#* To know who you are in essence, [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)|Ego needs to be dissolved]]. That is to say, you need to dis-identify from your mind. Which is not a doing but alert ''seeing''. As ''seeing'' is freeing yourself from the dysfunction of mind. It is highly recommended that you read [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)]] for more depth.[[Image:Know Your True Self Step 4.jpg|center]]
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#* To know who you are in essence, [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)|Ego needs to be dissolved]]. That is to say, you need to dis-identify from your mind. Which is not a doing but an alert ''seeing''. As ''seeing'' is freeing yourself from the dysfunction of mind. It is highly recommended that you read [[Dissolve the Ego (According to Eckhart Tolle's Teachings)]] for more depth.[[Image:Know Your True Self Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
===Recognize the illusion===
 
===Recognize the illusion===
 
# Recognize the dreamlike quality of human existence. Have you ever asked yourself that you could be in a dream right now? You, consciousness, have been in the grip of ego or mind for so long that you think this is your reality<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 292, 291</ref><ref>Tolle, Eckhart. ''The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.'' Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, 1999. Page 61</ref><ref>https://ift.tt/2XkK1yn>. Lost in the dream of forms(world). Experiencing this world only through limited view of sense perceptions and thinking. Confusing?[[Image:Know Your True Self Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
# Recognize the dreamlike quality of human existence. Have you ever asked yourself that you could be in a dream right now? You, consciousness, have been in the grip of ego or mind for so long that you think this is your reality<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 292, 291</ref><ref>Tolle, Eckhart. ''The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.'' Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, 1999. Page 61</ref><ref>https://ift.tt/2XkK1yn>. Lost in the dream of forms(world). Experiencing this world only through limited view of sense perceptions and thinking. Confusing?[[Image:Know Your True Self Step 5.jpg|center]]
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#* Have you heard people or yourself saying "the day I achieve that I will be at peace and my future will be secure"? That day usually never comes. It's a mind-made delusion which says happiness or peace lies in the future, but of course, future comes as present moment and whatever happened in the past, happened in the present moment.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 45,124</ref> Consider this, if you are thinking of past or future, you are thinking of it ''now'' as thought forms.  
 
#* Have you heard people or yourself saying "the day I achieve that I will be at peace and my future will be secure"? That day usually never comes. It's a mind-made delusion which says happiness or peace lies in the future, but of course, future comes as present moment and whatever happened in the past, happened in the present moment.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 45,124</ref> Consider this, if you are thinking of past or future, you are thinking of it ''now'' as thought forms.  
 
#* “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” Eckhart Tolle
 
#* “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” Eckhart Tolle
#* Even if you achieved what you intended to, it will not give you a long-lasting fulfillment, and there will still be a void because [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|desire is in the very structure of ego]]. So no possessions, achievements, experience or relationships can satisfy it, except temporarily. Then you would be really in trouble as you won't be able to delude yourself that achieving goals will fulfill you. Even if you could, it will become harder and harder.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. ''The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.'' Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, 1999. Page 46</ref>  
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#* Even if you achieved what you intended to, it will not give you a long-lasting fulfillment, and there will still be a void because [[Watch the Mind (Meditation)|desire is in the very structure of ego]]. So no possessions, achievements, pleasures, experience or relationships can satisfy it, except temporarily. Then you would be really in trouble as you won't be able to delude yourself that achieving goals will fulfill you. Even if you could, it will become harder and harder.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. ''The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.'' Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, 1999. Page 46</ref>  
 
#* "I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind." ‎Ecclesiastes 1:14.
 
#* "I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind." ‎Ecclesiastes 1:14.
 
# Realize deeply that you don't need time or effort to be who you are in essence. You, timeless ''awareness'', are inseparable from the present moment.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 71,104</ref>. So [[Inhabit Your Inner Body More Deeply|you don't need time]] or better thinking or effort or achieve something great or understand a great deal of spiritual teachings etc. to realize who you truly are beyond name and form. This simple truth is diametrically opposite to the values of our contemporary culture, which says all good things take time and effort (or doing). While, in truth, time is the greatest obstacle to awakening. You will need time and effort until you realize that you don't need them. Now is the key. [[Image:Know Your True Self Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
# Realize deeply that you don't need time or effort to be who you are in essence. You, timeless ''awareness'', are inseparable from the present moment.<ref>Tolle, Eckhart. "A new Earth."Vancouver,BC:Penguin, 2005. Page 71,104</ref>. So [[Inhabit Your Inner Body More Deeply|you don't need time]] or better thinking or effort or achieve something great or understand a great deal of spiritual teachings etc. to realize who you truly are beyond name and form. This simple truth is diametrically opposite to the values of our contemporary culture, which says all good things take time and effort (or doing). While, in truth, time is the greatest obstacle to awakening. You will need time and effort until you realize that you don't need them. Now is the key. [[Image:Know Your True Self Step 6.jpg|center]]


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