- (Sanskrit) This is a greeting of salutation, which is given
with high honor and respect. In India, where it is more commonplace,
it is a special acknowledgment of obeisance and respect, or pious recognition
and humble surrender given to a god or a recognized holy person, such
as before one's Guru. The spiritual aspirant or seeker either moves
to his knees and prostrates, or stretches out full length on the ground
with his face down, in front of the image of the god, or the Guru, or
the most honored one.
- (Sanskrit) A friendly greeting of mutual respect, commonly
given in the East, where you press your hands together with both palms
touching and fingers fully extended. Its general meaning: "I honor
That Place in you where the whole universe resides, that place of Love,
Peace, Joy and Light. As you abide in that Place in you, and I abide
in that Place in me, there is not two, there is only One of us."
- means inherent and not acquired; it's having a particular
quality, character or nature. In AHAM, you are urged to always - or
at least to the best of your ability - remain in your true or natural
This means: just
as ice is naturally cold, as water is naturally wet and as fire is naturally
hot - none of these require any effort on their part to be as they are
- so, in like manner, your true nature is Peace, Freedom and Joy. This
also means that in truth, or when the Self is realized, you don't have
to effort, or do anything to experience these qualities; for they are
always, already naturally yours.
- is the apparent or observable physical world including all
natural phenomena and living things. It is the collective forces and
processes that control the apparent or observable fact of the physical
world independent of human volition.
In Sanskrit, nature
which is the outer or executive side of the Conscious Force that forms
and moves the physical worlds. In an apparent individual, it is the
lower animal aspect of his or her life or being, which is one's mind
- To make ineffective, which is what you want to do with the
mind's conditioned patterns and tendencies. You want to remove the mind's
ability to act as a threat or obstacle to you and your choice to remain
or abide in the Self, or your true nature.
- (Sanskrit) is the attainment of Enlightenment;
it is freeing the individual self from identification with matter or
form, and from worldly attachments, and thus ending the cycle of births
Samadhi - is the transcendental state of the Self,
which is absorption of the individual self in Pure
without visible perception of the world or its objects. It is one of
the highest states of concentration in which the soul loses all sense
of being different from the Universal Self. However, this is a temporary
trance-like state from which there is eventually a return to one's apparent
ordinary consciousness as the ego, or to body-mind identification.
- It may seem incredible that sentences can be flawlessly and
easily constructed to appear to say, "yes" but actually their
meaning is, "no." You could possibly go a long time before
you actually hear a directly stated "no" in some of the conscious
conversations at AHAM, but "no" is still easily understood
between such persons when it is meant as such.
The point is that
you can communicate with others and actually say "no," without
coming across as or giving off the Attitude
that someone is being rebuffed, rejected, denied, or that his/her vote
has been vetoed or canceled, and yet still there is no doubt that "no"
is what is meant. [LMT]
- is the true nature of Being.
It is the one single Existence,
in which there is no "other," it being not-two. It is the
unity of Being, for pure Being is always, already One. This oneness
is infinite and eternal. It contains within itself the appearance of
duality with all its pairs of opposites and various counterparts as
an apparent infinity of pluralities and multiplicities.
It is the eternal
and fundamental fact, the underlying Reality without which all opposing
pairs of opposites could not be perceived, known or experienced. Realizing
and understanding this one non-dual consciousness, this substratum of
everlasting Being, is itself true Knowledge and Wisdom. (See: multiplicities).
- All that is usually thought, felt and/or identified with
that is not in fact the real or true Self. It is all that is contained
in the mind, its conditioned content or memory, including the body and
all worldly possessions. It is one's SELF-IMAGE.
is the only
The past appears to exist, but it is only a memory in the "now,"
The future appears to exist, but it too is only as a vision in the "now."
Past and future both only appear to exist in this present moment, which
is now, the only reality. When in the past a current event or situation
was happening it was happening "now." Likewise, when in the
future a current event happens, it will be "now." Now is the
only reality. Now is infinite and eternal. Now never changes, It has
always been now, it will always be now. For now is the only real "thing."
- The only way to know a thing directly, besides experiencing
it, or "natural knowing." It is different or higher than belief,
and more than conjecture, assumption, concept or theory. [LMT]
Purpose - is being present, conscious, alert, definite, steadfast
and intentional with regard to participating in and/or completing an
action, enterprise or endeavor. It means consciously choosing to and
getting the job done efficiently, effectively and on schedule.
It is going about
your business (job, life, work, etc.) with intention, with your eye
on the goal, focused on the intended results; not getting distracted
or sidetracked. [LMT]
Marriage and/or Relationship - A marriage or relationship where
the partners or participants have an agreement and/or arrangement, or
have given their mutual consent that each may have intimate relationships
with others outside the marriage or relationship. This might in some
instances include agreed permission for one or both partners to have
sexual relations, Sexual Expression And Freedom,
sin - is wrong, or incorrect thinking. It is living in accord
with the concept, the false belief, that the body and mind together
comprise one's Self. It is the subsequent wrong or Error Thinking
caused by this primal wrong belief. It is the sense of
separateness, causing all of one's suffering.
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