How to Free Your Self from a Crippled and Unfree Identity

Summary: How does one get locked into an ego? Why did we learn to lie—even to ourselves? How to break free? What kind of identity can we look forward to in the once and future golden age?  
 

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  1. Thank you once again for the pearls of wisdom…we are soo fortunate to have a heartfelt ally in Srila Shunya …of course balance is necessary in the teaching in order to not encourage co-dependence or the need for validation in those who are being taught…an un excercised muscle will soon wilt and lose strength…

  2. I do have a question…in my family cognitive problems are rife and I feel I may be experiencing some of these…Question: because of cognitive impairment as agreed upon to be experienced in this life time,does this mean that no positive spiritual development that can lead to true liberation take place once this impairment completely takes over?

    1. Dear David,
      Thanks for your comments and Shunyamurti has replied to your question:

      Not at all. The psychological condition of the ego is irrelevant, so long as you know that you are not the ego. You are the witness of its thoughts, but not the thinker of them. If you remain as you are in truth—pure awareness that never changes, regardless of the contents of awareness (like a mirror that remains unaffected by the images that appear on its surface and then disappear without leaving a trace)—the ego itself will disappear and the GodSelf will be revealed.

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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.