This article is translated into Polish here. Recently, I was talking with a teacher and friend about self realization.
Above thought, in pure awareness, things appear as they are: Beyond the subjective reasoning of thought, reality is seen. Say we look at a wall.
We can think it is a wall and many other things about it. But beyond these thoughts, is it a wall? Nothing at all and yet everything. This reality is a whole experience—without thought, our awareness sees reality as one stream of consciousness, where things simply are without further explanation and the need for further explanation.
But this is only talk if we cannot achieve the state of thoughtless awareness. Without being in a state of awareness without thought, reality will continue to be clouded with our mental intervention. The easiest way to get into the state of thoughtless awareness is through the process of self realization.
To realize the self means to realize reality.
As mentioned before, reality is a seamless whole, which is one. That one is the self, hiding behind mental intervention, the identification with a separate self the bodyand emotions. What follows is the process of self realization, developed by the great spiritual teacher, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
It requires only yourself and a willingness to achieve self realization.
Self Realization Process Sit comfortably. Place your hands on your lap with your palms up. Repeat each phrase in quotation marks, until you feel peaceful and ready to move on. Take a few slow, deep breaths. This will help you to relax and meditate better.
The following steps will help you calm your thoughts. For best results, do them slowly: Raise your right hand about six inches over your head, palm down. If you do not feel it or are uncertain that it is, simply sit and observe what you are feeling inside.
Sit quietly for approximately minutes. Without trying, without effort, notice the mental silence—how your thoughts have calmed. If a thought does pop into your head, let it rise and fall away.
At the end of your meditation, slowly open your eyes and repeat Step 3.JOURNEY TO SELF-REALIZATION: Collected Talks And Essays On Realizing God In Daily Life, Volume III By PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA. ISBN ISBN 5 star must reading. [The following is what I highlighted during my read of this excellent book -- I recommend it on my Top-ten List of Peace .
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