In San Francisco
Just got back from two weeks in Los Angeles and a day
layover in San Francisco.. We set up a meeting with another
Non-duality teacher named David Spero.. He once told
Hridaya your teacher should come and sit with me... So
when in town i did just that... We sat - had lunch - and
enjoyed the day.
The meeting turned out to be quite fine with much
laughter and working on understanding the pointings
and ways of explaining the Non-dual Reality. Each
teacher has a different flavor and way of presentation.
Words can be aides or barriers and it takes a bit of
time to unwind the external words to uncover what
is attempting to be said in the end. Sometimes it
takes a few days and then a light bulb goes off and
it becomes more clear as to what was being put forth.
Clarity is always a good thing.. The only way to come
to clarity is to continue to broach the field of words
with a grain of salt and hope that the salt dissolves
in the ocean of IS... hahahahahahahaha
Why are teachers at loggerheads ? Different flavors
are different flavors but the basic elements are one
and the same... You can have potatoes and can spice
them up or down and turn them into so many different
dishes and yet when it comes down to the basic fact
underneath the flavors and differences one is still
encountering potatoes. Lets keep digging through
the spices until the basic element of potato is found..
As a Guru or a Teacher one encounters all so often
the admonition that you should meet with some other
Teacher but most often it is said tongue in cheek as
if there is someone one needs to learn from them.
Have encountered this a number of times and i
always take them up on it --- most often then
the back peddling takes place and they aren't
willing to meet. But Teachers and Gurus that
are simply giving the Truth and speaking from
Ground of Being KNOW that there is nothing
to run from --- nor any false aires to put on.
Once in awhile a meeting actually takes place
and it's usually beneficial to all as some of the
walls come down. It takes peeling away the
layers of fragrance and flavors to get to the substance
but the substance has to be one and the same in the
end... That is unless ones starting point is Shakti
and then it's easier to get lost in the manifestations
versus the primal first projection of Love as
When it comes to Realization there is nothing to be
learnt --- it is either uncovered or is not. If there it is
FULLY the Living breathing Reality that cannot be
discounted nor denied.. If not then there is endless
posturing in place and claims of scholarship or
being the highest being on the planet with some
brand new higher teachings for the planet or being
a special avatar that no one can touch claims of
specialness will prevail ...
The hallmark of Realization is becoming ORDINARY..
YES any idea of being some higher being has
blown out with all the other illusions of separation.
There is only 0-NE ABSOLUTE
Therefore how can there be some ***Special ***
unique persona that is reborn ? At the core
it is that one singular Brahman without Change
One without a second - Pure - IS...
Now what others see is the transient and that
has as many flavors as beings in the universe..
One is relating and looking at what may be
seen in the physicality which is the Shakti
element which is always in flux and change
and motion... People use the Shakti element
and try to use it as a judge of Absolute..
That cannot be done... That is a mistaken
notion that Shakti is ever going to present
in a singular way... People that are wrapped
up in their externalizations only see through
the lens of externalization..
So how to go beyond this ? How to go beyond
the externalized notions of how a Guru or a
Teacher should be ? Perhaps if Teachers and
Guru's began to come together and dialog and
be open in genuine meetings then these stereo
typical projections would begin to be broken
In Realization what is lost - what falls away is
the ME Story and Identification as a limited
body form. That story is at an end and as if it
never took place... What remains is the Reality
that there is no birth nor death of that primary
IS which is the LIFE of BEING... The transient then
becomes this beautiful Dance of Eternal Change
that takes place to entertain the Unchanging IS.
Whereas before Realization there is the trepidation
and fear driven persona that feels it has to keep itself
SELF Centered.. hahahahahahaha Self is not the me
of persona it is the Lifeforce of all of humanity Equally..
NONE ARE HIGHER AND NONE ARE LOWER - that is an
impossibility when the core being is Absolute.
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