Go Beyond Every God-Image to the Self

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  1. Shunyamurti, could you speak some about the value of Surrender in a Bhakti approach to Consciousness ?
    Thank you,
    Alicia White

  2. Sometime ago, a question about the difference between Atman and soul has been responded with this talk. Words bring several meanings and most times they are very limiting. However, I leave my gratitude to Shunyamurti whom goes through and beyond words quite flowently : ), Namaste.

  3. Shunya, this is, in my view, one of your most clear and understandable explanations of the TRUE Kingdom of God, of the extraordinary, not ordinary as in worship of religion, form of God–parabakhti.–the Supreme Bakhti…that is within one’s heart & consciousness, without form or image or mythology, or objective correlative.

    My Question: One of my greatest challenges…perhaps because I ALLOW it to be?…is to have any interaction with those who are in ORDINARY bakhti, especially with those humans who are in the most fundamental and extreme sense. Please tell me how I should approach this issue or interact
    with such humans…or should I simply withdraw from any association with them? I find that most people are either in ordinary bakhti, or claim to be agnostics or atheists. Where, besides in your Ashram, can I find people who are in EXTRAORDINARY bakhti; i.e., parabakhti. Thank you for your reply. Namaste. DeeDee

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Brahmachari:

One whose consciousness has merged with Brahman, the Absolute, and thus has been liberated from all desire, fear, attachment, and material frames of reference. Thus, a Brahmachari naturally lives a life of celibacy, simplicity, and inner solitude.

Satsang:

Meditative meetings in which the highest teachings are shared. Shunyamurti also offers guidance during questions and answers to resolve the most difficult and delicate matters of the heart.

Teleological:

Information, energy, or nonlinear change that occurs as the effect of events that take place in the future and alter the past, which is perceived in the present as non-ordinary phenomena, synchronicities, unpredictable emergent properties or other notable explicate arisings. The source of such forces may also lie beyond chronological time, in higher dimensions of the Real.

The process of non-process:

Since awakening is instantaneous, along with the recognition that one was never really in the dream, but enjoying the creation of the dream, it must be understood that making awakening into a process can only be part of the dream, and has nothing to do with Awakening itself.

The Real:

When we speak of the Real, unless otherwise qualified, we mean the Supreme Real. The Supreme Real does not appear. Appearance is not Real. All that appears is empty of true existence. There are no real things. All that is phenomenal is temporary, dependent, and reducible to a wave function of consciousness. The world does not exist independent of consciousness. There is no matter or material world. All is made of consciousness. Pure consciousness is Presence. It is no-thing, non-objective, not in space or time. All that appears in Presence, or to Presence, is an emanation of Presence, but is not different from That. This is one meaning of nonduality.

The Real is also a term used in Lacanian psychoanalysis. What Lacan means by the Real is that aspect of phenomenal appearance which is overwhelming, traumatic, or impossible. We would call that Real One. It is a relative Real, not Absolute. We add that there is a Real Two, which consists of divine love. Love is not an appearance, but it changes appearance, through recognition of its Source, into a divine manifestation, a projection of God’s sublimely beautiful Mind as infinite fractal holographic cosmos. Real Three is the unchanging Absolute, beyond all conception or image.

Dharma and dharma:

When we use the term Dharma (capitalized), we refer to our dedication to living in accord with the timeless principles of impeccable integrity that keep us in harmony with Nature and our Supernatural Source.

When we use the term without capitalization, we refer to our acceptance of the community’s processes, protocols, and chain of command with the “Haji! Spirit” of going the “extra mile” and working overtime when necessary to make the impossible inevitable, as our unconditional act of surrender to Love.