patterns - Often repeated Thoughts,
feelings, emotions, Ideas,
and/or types of behavior that have become strong tendencies in the mind,
making deep "grooves" or impressions, perhaps leading to addictive
patterns or repetitive situations or circumstances that are therefore
not easy to change, alter, break or transform.
- What everyone is Seeking,
untainted with pain. Such happiness is the natural state of the Self,
prior to one's identification with the Body-Mind,
as being the Self.
quality of happiness occurs naturally - it being our natural state -
when all Desire
stops, when the Mind
filled with random thoughts stops, and is quiet, at Peace.
Happiness is wrongly
believed to be Pleasure.
It is primarily thought to be the result of something pleasant happening
to us from outside of ourselves, such as when a desired object, thing
or situation is attained, or an undesired situation or thing is removed.
But this is only pleasure, which always contains its opposite, Pain.
is, on these occasions, one's sense of desire - which in fact is actually
disturbing to one's natural state of peace, tranquility or happiness
- is stopped or temporarily turned off, and with it the mind stops.
Or, the mind returns to the Source,
or Center of Being,
and partakes of its own true and natural state, which is always, already
- This is the state when all is in alignment and agreement
the One Reality,
and is a pure expression of it.
up your ass, (You have your)" - This means that someone
is obstinately resisting and is thus blind to what is happening. He/she
is refusing to listen, or is resisting looking at what is obvious or
close at hand, or being presented, and is instead defending his/her
position and stuck in "Being Right." Ramana then says, "Get your head out of your ass.
You are stuck all the way up to your shoulders."
- The Heart, as we mean the term in AHAM, is not the blood
propelling organ in the body, but means the vital psychic (or soul)
center felt by some on the right side of the chest, it being our spiritual
the Core of our being, which is synonymous with the true Self.
Connection - is having a deeply felt empathy, attraction, kinship
or affection with some person, place, thing or situation.
Core or Cave - the central innermost point or location of our
being/; the most vital center of consciousness; the domain of the soul.
Current - felt subtly as the perpetual flow of consciousness
radiating throughout ones being from the Source or Self. (See, Sphurana)
Magnet - A very subtle attracting pull or influence by the
Self always drawing one back towards the state of pure Awareness, yet
not often recognized by those strongly identified with and at the effect
of the body-mind or ego.
- is to aid someone while coming from the assumption that he
or she is at Effect,
that is, he or she "needs" your aid. This is different from
which is aiding from the knowledge that the person is really at Cause
in the matter, being actually capable, just being temporarily behind,
limited or indisposed, yet actually being responsible and consciously
the source of his/her experiences. [LMT]
and "There" - During a conscious AHAM Process, one
finally comes to a place in consciousness where a person, object or
situation that has formerly been seen and experienced as problematic
or painful, is - after first being fully and totally accepted as it
is - now seen or realized to be entirely in the mind, and therefore
different from one's true being or Self, and thus not a problem. In
this elevated state of consciousness the Self is felt or experienced
as being "here," and the situation is seen or felt as being
"there," and there is now a clear space or "feeling of
being free" prevailing between the apparent seer and the seen.
In truth they are now not different - being seen as actually One - yet
without any conflict or disturbance being felt.
Consciousness - The State of Consciousness where everything
can be seen as one, or not different from the Self, although still appearing
as many. It's the quality of consciousness prior to, above and beyond
the mind and its functioning, thus being the seat of intuition.
Self and lower self - The Higher Self is not different from
the One Supreme Reality. The lower self is the Ego,
which is identification with the body-mind as being oneself.
- There is in truth no way you can know "how" to
do something. You only know to act appropriately, or do something in
the required moment, all of which is too complex to describe here. For
example: no one knows "how" to walk, we all just simply walk.
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