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Excerpt From Revealing the Absolute: Where seeking ends and learning begins

I have tried to reject the ego and it only makes me into an ego hater. Which becomes an obvious problem.

When a person is devoted to the source of all things then there is no problem because all things are included within it, the ego as well. Nothing is rejected nothing is accepted. So we live unaffected by form yet completely integrated because we are devoted to the source of all form. This purifies the ego because it includes it.

Does meditation help, what is meditation?

The Truth or the Unchanging Observer is always here. It cannot be removed because It is the source of all that exists. Meditation is the process which It is revealed.

What is that process?

It begins with asking the right questions often forced by a crisis but not always. Then, accompanied by an unwavering devotion to find out and see the question through. Which eventually leads to Truth’s revelation.

Sounds like devotion is the cause for meditation.

Devotion is not something that you “must have” or find first. Everyone has intense devotion; it is just normally going outward into many intentions and so appears to become diminished or fragmented.

So I do not have to give up my life-renounce my family, give all away, move into the forest by myself? (Laughs).

Anyone can give up outer objects through force of will. But to give up the inner objects (the conceptual self) is the real meaning of being alone. One need not change the outer to do this. In fact, changing the outer is actually adding to ego rather than subtracting.

What are the right questions?

The beginning point is different for everybody. But the question is always directed towards one self, and having the flavor of searching for One’s Own Existence in spite of body and thought. The strength of which one is wholeheartedly committed to see it to the end, through and through, determines pace.


11 thoughts on “Book preview

  1. The hardest thing to accept is that the “I” you perceive, is real enough in this reality, but in stillness, you begin to bypass the mirror you put out to the world and begin to feel your real self and from there you will find, unless you set things in balance, you can not move forward. But that will happen on step at a time, but not by thinking about it. Step by step, peeled, and molded. The key is not seeking. Once awareness comes, the rest just presents itself. Let is happen. All your control is challenged. You will be changed through this process. Simple test, if something is encouraging the ego to step forward, you have a chance to make a conscious choice, feeling your way, not think. Its a completely different way to live. And you will find Love and Light are fundamental to the Universe. And the things blocking love in your life, will be cleared. But you have to take the steps.The more conscious choices you make in love and not fear, the clearer the path feels. It is a path and it is reinforcing. You have nothing to lose trying to understand your place in this amazing reality. You may find perhaps, consciousness is the most important force in the Universe and reality emerges from us.

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  2. Thanks for finding my blog. Your blog peaks my interest. They are very thought provoking. Right now I am very focused on the internal world. It is a place of great enlightenment for me and is helping me to discover and be able to answer the question- Who am I?

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  3. Brilliant. Julian Jaynes’ evolutionary theory of bicameral development may suggest that comprehensive consciousness is balancing Left-brain as “ego” and Right-brain as “eco” identity. When these two operate in balanced harmony, then we learn our internally and externally landscaped co-operative natural humaned identity. i don’t believe this says anything more than what you have already said, but may be a paradigm of use for the more neuroscience oriented pilgrims. Gerald Oliver

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  4. Perhaps the Jury’s still out! These are all lovely harmless ideas. Learn by experience not by books use books for inspiration but not to replace experience. Thanks Atreya for dropping by and liking “The Value of Silence.” Like wise I like your musings, fellow traveler.

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  5. Meditation is the seeking within and has never meant becoming a hermit. We set aside a time to listen to the inner voices without disturbing their flow. Not all voices are correct or wrong…just simply who we are. We shut out all the outside voices preaching their claims. We know inside who we are and what we really need. Saying that need is Jesus Christ or anyone else is just one person’s inner vision. For the record, I am a Pagan and, for the record, I will not dis your inner journey. My Self is only my self and not a product of fancy words, though I will respect yours.

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