Is Thoughtless Awareness
From: "v_koa" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:07 pm
Subject: Is Thoughtless Awareness like this?
I had a question that arose in my mind today as I was
walking in a
quieter part of the city that is covered in trees, has
about, and is really very nice. I am not a sahaja yogi
everyone should know, but I had a fleeting glimpse of
wanted to know if anyone could give me any insight or
in regard to that.
Today I took a walk in a neighborhood by the ocean here
Bc Canada, which is very quiet and free of all most all
a car or two here and there which drives by) though
and it was a cold but beautifully sunny day. As I walked
street I made a Conscious effort to notice everything in
detail, from the smells, to the birds flying over head,
to the color
in the grass, the designs in the bricks which I was
everything. As I did that, suddenly I found myself not
effort to notice these things, yet noticing everything
detail then when I first started. Not only that, but
more vibrant, sounds and smells more pronounced etc. The
was really amazing is that I stopped thinking and had no
just a deep enjoyment of all that was around, how
together perfectly, and was not consciously thinking
about why the
things I was seeing were making me happy. I simply was
these things without any thoughts behind them what so
ever. It was
more then that, I was happy and it was as if I wasn't "
me", IE not
identifying with how I look, what I was wearing, ego
stuff or my
past. IT was as if I didn't have a body and was suddenly
how I was actually behind this mask(body) and not the
I felt simply as though I belonged and was connected to
and everyone. Even if I saw people smoking, or yelling,
on the benches in the park, looking through trash bins
in the alley,
I wasn't disgusted, saddened, fearful, just happy,
looked at these things with a sense of "love" I guess
you could say,
though I can't say for sure what it was.
THE thing was, as soon as I began to analyze why I was
way or questioning why I was enjoying these things,
stopped and I felt once again disconnected from
brought right back into the real world and all its
problems and my
opinions/outlooks on all these things.
No my question to EVERYONE out there is- IS being in
awareness in meditation and eventually on a daily basis
in SY like
this in anyway? I know if it is its to a degree many
then anything I experienced today, but was just curious
thoughtless awareness is anything like what I described
must say, if thoughtless awareness is like what I
but to a degree much greater then that, I would not want
experience anything else or live in another ay but in
that state at
all time. It was amazing.
I look forward to any responses I can get.
—- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "violet_tubb" <vtubb@b...>
The exercise you did, is one that Sri Mataji has
that we look at things without thinking of them. She
that for example if someone has a beautiful carpet,
thinking how much that carpet costs, enjoy the beauty of
without thinking and that you will then feel the "joy"
creator of that carpet.
When you viewed how you did, the nature around you, you
feel the joy of the Creator who created it all. You were
with the "eyes" of your spirit and it gave you joy.
In our materialistic societies, we have too much focus
bodies, and minds and not on the spirit. You can stay at
as you practice more and more to look with the eyes of
It is a very interesting learning curve and one you will
joyful and it will give you a sense of the Real and of
will have insights which you never had before on the
Oneness of All.
These are all insights and spiritual knowledge that you
but didn't consciously know because you may previously
yourself more with your body, rather than the spirit.
When you look with the eyes of your spirit, everything
vibrant because you are looking at the Reality and the
made up of Light. I remember when I "saw everything in a
Not only that, you felt the Reality of yourself. That is
feels to feel or be your own Spirit, which is the real
you. "you are
not the body, not the mind, not the emotions, you are
It's wonderful isn't it!
SM has often said that looking at the sky, the grass,
which God created; it helps us go into "thoughtless
In meditation, we experience "thoughtless awareness" and
similar feelings of the "oneness of All", the Lightness
Peace and Joy.
—- In email@example.com, "kriptodanny" <kriptodanny@y...>
Yes, Kyyan, this state is the thoughtless awareness. It
is a state where
you become the,,witness,,. When all your thoughts cease
to menace your attention, and you just ,,see,,.In this
state of mind you are in the
,,present,, moment, and there is no past and no future,
and you know you ARE a beautiful spiritual being. In
this state if you walk by a
beautiful tree and say ,,hello,, to him, and he answers
won't be surprised at all, because you understand the
unity of creation
in all things. While this state can be achieved though
control of the mind by numerous practices (won't go in
now), all these practices aim to,, empty,, the mind, so
that in one day,
after years or decades, one could have a chance to be
one with his
true nature. In Sahaja Yoga, you have a chance from the
moment to connect with the power within (your true self,
one, the one made in God's image.) It's like without
decades, or lifetimes, somebody gives you glimpse of
reflected by your spirit, your true essence.
From the very first moment you are connected, and then
if you continue to meditate, you will experience higher
and higher levels of
bliss, knowledge, and comprehension..
Once the kundalini has risen, the connection (the path)
will always be
there for you. The most you can do it is stop
meditating, and getting
caught in the superego/ego trap...but Mother Kundalini
her children. When the true desire will come back, She
will be there for
you, to remind you about the lost paradise...
In Sahaja Yoga, the Holy Spirit or the Ruh of Allah, is
the one who
sustains the thoughtless awareness...and connects you
with the power
of love, the only true power in this universe. It's done
not by will,but
by simple attention, and it's effortless.
Kyyan, the lost paradise is the kingdom within, and it's
your destiny to