Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ramana Maharshi - Abide as the Self


Tao said...

There is a definite language issue to all of this truth stuff. I was telling Leon how I see everything as mind, where he says energy and now Mahashi says mind is the myth. I also read a book called Mind is Myth by U.G. Krishnamurti who was having a dig at J. Krishnamurti.

There is an obvious difference in the level of awareness between the guru here and the muppets who just quote his books like it's gospel. The quoter's who read "and thus there is no mind" are precisely the people he is talking to but precisely the people who least get it.

Once you have been picked up as guru it is a bit of a curse, suddenly your every word is catalogued and held up as meaning something when the very teaching is that "this is not possible -- why don't you guys stop looking and sit the fuck down" (to paraphrase).

I like seekers and knower's but not followers.

Eric Dubay said...

Yes, the language issue is like a dog chasing its tail. That's why I enjoy the Tao Te Ching so much, because it begins by approaching this very issue:

The Tao that can be spoken of, is not the true Tao

So the thing we're all pointing at and trying to speak of, cannot be spoken of... YOU GOT THAT??? You do? Okay, keep reading if you wanna.

Everything is mind. Everything is energy. Everything is consciousness. Whatever you wanna label it... Everything is one, God is omnipresent and thus by definition exists inside of you... so there's no need to look elsewhere to find the divine.

Tao said...

yup :)

So true about the TTC that verse one effectively says "ok you can stop now, the next 80 are just there to pad out the book a bit"

verse 1 and 2 pretty much sum up all you can grasp. 2 being "and now every time you do try and name something you just make its opposite so please go back to 1, read it again and shut up"