|Gerald Vest: Who is this "I"?|
5 comments5 Apr 2013 @ 15:39 by shreepal : My problem of my
The difficulty in this whole exercise is that we try to know or understand this "I" with the instrument that is this "I". We can never penetrate this "I" with the only help of "our" I. One has to almost die - get somehow out of this I - to know this stuff. But is it ever possible for a human being, a human being as he or she is, to get out of this structure? Not by ordinary means, the means of our thinking process or mental exercise. Then, what is the way out? There are certain extra-ordinary exercises that individuals have undertaken - from age to age; from country to country; from religion to religion - and came out with "objective" conditions - conditions that could be tested by our science or by our ordinary humanity that are nothing less than death: they are pronounced dead. And, they come to life again - for all to see and verify. They tell and describe what this "I" is. They do not depend on I to know the "I". But these exercises are not simple to be performed; it takes many "lives" (of course, if you bring a faith in such things) to master these exercises. What is the solution within your reach? Pray to "your" God; be content with what you have got or what have been able to become; be good to everything (!!) that is out to you, foreign to you - animals, humans, environment, creatures, plants, enemies, friends, wife, childern, the whole universe. It is your feeling that matters; it is your conduct that matters. It for your own good. You may not understand it but it is the only key that is in your possession. That is all. And there is nothing more that one can do in this mysterious field (mystery is that reality that you do not know yet).
5 Apr 2013 @ 18:59 by jerryvest : Thank you Shreeepal for your
wise response to the I....this I is very much in charge and is always in contradiction with it's True Nature--that of Witness and Void as "I" understands and responds to the dilemna. Appreciate the many exercised introduce by Tathang Tulku and others to develop and have an Honest-Open, Accepting, Allowing Mind of Loving Kindness, without judgment and labels.
10 Apr 2013 @ 17:19 by jerryvest : "I" forgot to mention that during many
years of practice and with such outstanding teachers, life's mysteries begin to open up to us. Seems we get what we need to continue this evolution and become One with All that Is. Am so happy to know that there is more to life than wanting or wishing for more. :)
12 Apr 2013 @ 18:04 by vaxen : Perhaps...
The English word "I" has been misunderstood. I and ego (Gk. Eigo) are not synonymous. Take a look at the Rune Isa, symbolic of the 'Bifrost Bridge.' One must cross the bridge to get to the other side, either way.
In the New Testament the Xristos is made to say: "Eigo Eimi Kai Alpha Kai To Omega."
NUNC PRO TUNC PRAETEREA PRETEREA
Always great to read your articles, knowing that there are real hu-man beings alive on earth at this time helping others to cross over...
Thanks for everything you, and yours, are doing, Jerry...
13 Apr 2013 @ 12:57 by jerryvest : Thanks for the "ego" & "I"
clarification and for the kind and thoughtful words, my friend.
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