The Illusion

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4/18 This world isn’t real. I am just accepting other people’s stories. Ex. — I have no memory of birth so was I really born? Assuming memories are even real. (They aren’t). But does Paris exist? No. It is a hearsay belief. (But within this illusion it does exist.) Do any of the planets exist? […]

The Dream

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4/16 Imagine: Your body sitting in a theater with the movie screen in the background. You fall asleep and begin to dream. Your dream appears on the movie screen. Your body appears to be there. You are talking to the Zen Master. She is telling the dream “you” to awaken. Can she influence the “you” […]

Ego Still Hanging Around

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4/13 Pain is in the background of all pleasure. (Pain often occurs during awakening.) Ego is creating physical pain to convince me that the body is real. Pain is the background of the illusion. I’m actually feeling the illusion. Or is it the wall around the illusion? If I AM GOD, (and I believe I […]

Thoughts Aren’t You

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4/9 You can’t think your way into enlightenment.  Observe the movement of thoughts until they stop. There it is! Eventually you will notice that thoughts don’t actually come from a “you”. They flow through and when you identify with them, they appear real.

Pain

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4/8 Perhaps the back pain is giving me permission to do what I want to do. Not volunteer as much, not attend all classes and dharma talks. Life flows. Let it without needing pain as an excuse! Ego needs an excuse based on old conditioning. I am not standing in the truth of who I […]

The Ego

sharont6 | Awakening/ Enlightenment, Uncategorized | 06 29th, 2019  |  No Comments »

4/6/18 The ego creates pain whenever I go to temple unless Thay is speaking. So much pain makes me lose my connection. When I don’t go to class I feel guilty which makes me lose my connection. Either way ego wins. But when I release the desire to be at temple (and release the guilt) […]

The Illusion/The Dream

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4/7 In your illusion, an event happens, and if you let it go it doesn’t create memory. But if it was a terrible event (or even pleasant ) we go over it and over it. This is how memories are created! This is how knowledge is stored. Same process I would teach my students. If […]

Memory Creates Illusion

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4/3/18 The perception that an object is moving is based on memory. The hand used to be here and now it’s not, is memory. The only reason that you know the hand moved is because you remember where it used to be! Anything that can disappear when you close your eyes, isn’t real. Awareness never […]

The Witness

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4/2/18 I Struggled with the concept of awareness watching awareness. The witness is part of duality. Then I read this. “When you first shift from the world of knowledge to the world of the unknown, you will be taking on the role of the witness. Once this shift is almost competed, the role of the […]

Continued

sharont6 | Awakening/ Enlightenment | 06 28th, 2019  |  No Comments »

In meditation, I entered the body in my alternate universe (from my NDE in 11/10. I thought since I had seen through that illusion, entering into it would allow me to see through the illusion of this life. It did. And it upset the ego immensely. I asked Thay to send more energy. It felt […]