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Switch to Forum Live View A Spiritual Exercise to understand the mind, ego and use of non-power
2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2012 - 11:48PM #1
LightandSound
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A contemplative technique that will enhance our development of non-power in our
everyday life
It greatly amuses me that people continue to struggle with the issue of
"power" because the only power anyone has in this world is power over
the self! To try to exercise it over another person is an effort in complete
futility, because it will return to the sender as another bar of the prison cell
they are creating for themselves.
It is useless to attempt to exert one's ego in a transient world where all that
is without heart and soul will melt away like ice in the sun. And so, let us
begin our contemplation in this way:
1. Imagine that your mind is a block of ice floating on a stormy sea.
Say to the sea, "Be calm!" and wait until it abates into stillness.
2. Now watch as the sun blazes through parting clouds and melts the
cold hardness of your mind until you are free of it and left alone
with your breathing.
3. Slowly breathe in and out, and say aloud, "God, free me from
myself to be one with your heart."
4. Now rest with these words and feel their reality. What do such
words mean to you? Do they make sense, or do you want to argue
with them?
5. If you want to argue, go back to the ice block on the sea and begin
again, for the non-power cannot take hold until it is melted from
your mind. This is a transitory world of Illusion, my dear ones, do
not make it more than it is and do not waste your time with futile
exercises of the ego.
Seek the greater power of enlightenment within you that will unite you
with God's grace and mercy. Be a light unto the world -- take not from
your brethren, but GIVE to them all that is in your heart and soul to
give. That is real -- that is TRUTH.
I leave you now with my undying love and devotion.
~ Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
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2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2012 - 7:07PM #2
Bob0
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What is this doing in General Buddhism. Isn't there a New Age thread somewhere?

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2012 - 11:49AM #3
allen-uk
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It's actually a plug for a book called Messengers of God. No, it shouldn't be on this forum, unless there's a subsection for book plugging.




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2 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 6:11PM #4
Ferretling
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The OP has posted this stuff in the Discuss Buddhism forum as well.


From what I understand, this stuff is perpetuated by some guy who used to be Eckankar and has started his own religious sect with a similarly Eckankarist cosmology.


So, despite that the guy claims to be speaking for or channeling Buddha or somesuch silliness, it has nothing to do with Buddhism.

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