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Endless Ages, Endless Consciousness

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    Through endless ages, the mind has never changed
    It has not lived or died, come or gone, gained or lost.
    It isn’t pure or tainted, good or bad, past or future.
    true or false, male or female. It isn’t reserved for
    monks or lay people, elders to youths, masters or
    idiots, the enlightened or unenlightened.
    It isn’t bound by cause and effect and doesn’t
    struggle for liberation. Like space, it has no form.
    You can’t own it and you can’t lose it. Mountains.
    rivers or walls can’t impede it. But this mind is
    ineffable and difficult to experience. It is not the
    mind of the senses. So many are looking for this
    mind, yet it already animates their bodies.
    It is theirs, yet they don’t realize it.


    - Bodhidharma
     
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    He Is Not Hari
    He is not Hari, He is not the Lord Siva.
    He is the Ultimate Cause,
    In the Beyond of the Beyond,
    Transcending Blackness, Redness, and Whiteness,
    Immoveable.
    Try to understand:
    He is not big, He is not small.
    He is Infinite Distance,
    Immovable,
    Transcending even
    Supreme Quiessence.

    -Sivavakkiyar
    From The Poets of the Powers: Freedom, Magic, and Renewal, Translated by Kamil V. Zvelebil
     
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    Melt with the Heart Inside


    In the Four Eternal Vedas,
    In the study and reading of scripts,
    In sacred ashes and in Holy Writs
    And muttering of prayers
    You will not find the Lord!
    Melt with the Heart Inside
    and proclaim the Truth.
    Then you will join the Light-
    Life without servitude.


    - Sivavakkiyar
     
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    How Do We Reconcile?
    How do we reconcile His transcendence with His immanence?

    He is self-created. And He knows what this means.

    It would be foolish for us to say that we know what we mean when we say He is self-created. We don't know what this means. We have never seen nor experienced His self-creation. He is the seed and we are His creation.

    We don't know His Nature. Only He understands His self-existence.

    We can only know Him through His immanence. When we feel him nearby.

    "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9)
     
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    The Heart Inside

    When we met, wooed, fell
    I couldn’t say everything
    though I desired for you to
    know me
    honestly
    my mouth mumbled
    stumblingly
    the language of my swollen
    heart
    you listened as a deer
    in a silent meadow
    the distant crack of a twig
    freezing you
    still as stone
    your ears filled the gaps
    in my stuttered speech
    your eyes defused my instinctive
    bluster
    and broke my heart down to
    true discourse
    you saw through
    all outer ornamentation
    the heart inside


    From the poems of Fred Gillen, Jr.
     
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    A Glimpse into the Mysticism of Guru Nanaak
    Why does Guru Nanaak use so many terms from the Vedas when speaking his own distinctive view of sehaj? Professor Darwan Singh gives us this insight in a longer article on the nature of anhad.

    Guru Nanak has copiously used esoteric termsand expressions such as sunn, shiv-shakti,trikuti, unman, sas-ghar-sur, bajar-kapat, ira-pingla-sukhmana, ajapa-jap, dasamduar,dhundhukar-niralam, sache amerapur, sachinagari, bij-mandar, sunn kala, satsar, panch-sabad, akul niranjan, purakh-arit, gagnantar dhanakh, sunn-samadh, bis-ikis, dubmue-vinpani, surat-dhun, nijghar, guptibani, anhat sunnand surat-sabad in all his compositions, specially in Ragas, Ramkali and Maru. These are purely mystical terms common to all Indian religions. As Nirharranjan Ray observes, Guru Nanak'suse of these tantric and yogic terms does not logically follow that he actually practised or inculcated their practice among his followers, since he has used them only as figures of speech or technical esoteric terms which were current and handy for use and were generally understood among advanced mystical orders of his time. He had actually many discussions during his travels and at Kartarpur with Yogis, Sadhus and ascetics of various mystical cults and denominations. Guru Nanak, in fact, had his own mystical message to convey to humanity and it was original with him and had no conceptual reference to the mystical philosophies of saivites, vaishnavites, yogies and even to Kabir, Dadu, Namdev and others, though many of them were accepted as allied co-mystics and their compositions included in the Adi-Granth more with a view to illustration and elaboration than to identification and syncretism.

    From Guru Nanaak's Concept of Sehaj by Darwan Singh
     

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