“For Wisdom dealt with mortal powers,
Where truth in closest words shall fail,
When truth embodied in a tale
Shall enter in at lowly doors.”
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Truth is that which never changes, which does not come, nor go. It itself is not a bundle of concepts, but concepts can aid us in removing the veil that hides from us the most obvious.
Truth is an activity in your own Consciousness.
Just knowing the Truth and pondering it with an open heart is good enough.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…
What you will find is always here and now; more real than “this world” — your thinking, mind and person.
Interestingly, our own person defends, justifies and protects its old familiarity.
…because this is all we believe to know.
It can be frightening and scary to examine what we have in the house, even though it is the most beautiful and precious.
There is a thin layer of inner turmoil and torment, from which we habitually run away, instead to see its illusory nature.
Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Childish or childlike?
Brave and vulnerable, willing to learn…
Little children are open, present, innocent; they want to know.
They don’t have the tightness and stubbornness of an adult.
They don’t carry the weight and defensiveness of the past with them.
Without inner space and allowing to feel, our own person might become the heaviest thing in the world.
Without love our reasoning mind can become a tight prison that deadens us, without us even noticing it; even worse, we habitually defend it.3
What a wonderful experience when we start to discern between what we assume and what actually IS.4
The Bible is quite amazing, if we add love to the mix and take it to heart to go deeper than our own surface mind.5
In the past my wife blamed me occasionally that I just randomly pick Bible quotes and put them together how I please, how it serves my own agenda…
The old mind tells us that we need to see things “in context”, that things need to make sense.
But there is also an intuitive faculty in us, that might be more real and relevant than the ideas of our person — this world.
The Bible instructs us to “examine yourself“, to “test and see”, to feel…
All of this is not about a future hope, it is not about changing the world outside, but to know, to be aware what IS, before we get lost in our person and drown in “this world”.
God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’…
2 Corinthians 13:5
Mooji is a British Jamaican spiritual teacher and author who draws upon the advaita vedanta philosophy of nondualism. He is a disciple of Sri H.W.L. Poonja and teaches self-inquiry as taught by Papaji and his master, the Indian sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Wikipedia ↩
Wow!!! Relate it to your self… There is more to you than your stories, ideas, assumptions, pains and fears that make up your person.↩
Love ~ God is Love. The recognition that we all share the same Essence, Source, Being… All definitions fall short, because experience is higher than beliefs and ideas.↩