What is your key question? – The True Meeting of Science and Spirituality

What is your key question? I like this one;

“What is the truth of my experience at this moment?” – A.H. Almaas

I also like this short dialogue;

-And as you’re pushing (?) what emotion do you think is being generated?
-Fear and anger.
-Anger
-The fear will come first because there is something in you which says if I’m authentic I won’t be loved anymore and if I’m not loved I won’t survive. This is the source of all pathology whether physical or mental.

The True Meeting of Science and Spirituality

A Taste of Science and Nonduality Gathering http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

“This is the place where big questions ‘Who am I?’, ‘What is life?’ can be explored utilizing all lenses.”

“No question is off limits, every question is worth asking.”

“Is there a basis for what we perceive in the manifest world as spiritual? The answer without a doubt is “Yes”, but what that is, is what has been explored here.”

“What is the truth about Reality?”

“What is the Truth of my experience at this moment?”

“The ultimate science is not the science of physics, but science of consciousness.”

“The only absolute knowledge there is, is the knowing of our own being.”

“When all the talking is over, when all the questions have been asked, when there is clarity of understating about thought and metal processes and you live this truth in the world…”

“There is so much love and open-hearted wisdom coming from the mouths and minds of all these people. I guarantee you, at least one person will touch you in a way that will change your life forever. Like a pebble in a pond, it ripples out. This is what SAND will do for you.”

The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but rather is based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience.

See – Science and Nonduality – http://scienceandnonduality.com/

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Richard Rohr: don’t ‘let the word mystic scare you off’. It’s experience cf belief!

‘…..do not let the word “mystic” scare you off. It simply means

one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience.

All spiritual traditions agree that such a movement is possible, desirable, and available to everyone. In fact, Jesus seems to say that this is the whole point! (See, for example, John 10:19-38.)

Some call this movement conversion, some call it enlightenment, some transformation, and some holiness. It is Paul’s “third heaven,” where he “heard things that must not and cannot be put into human language” (2 Corinthians 12:2, 4). Consciously or not, far too much organized religion has a vested interest in keeping you in the first or second heaven, where all can be put into proper language and deemed certain. This keeps you coming back to church, and it keeps us clergy in business.

This is not usually the result of ill will on anybody’s part; it’s just that you can lead people only as far as you yourself have gone. Transformed people transform people. From the way they talk so glibly about what is always Mystery, it’s clear that many clergy have never enjoyed the third heaven themselves, and they cannot teach what they do not know. Theological training without spiritual experience is deadly.

We are ready to see and taste the full sunset now and no longer need to prove it or even describe it. We just enjoy it — and much more!’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fr-richard-rohr/three-ways-to-view-the-su_b_822092.html

Spiritual awakening is a matter of becoming aware…

Spiritual awakening is a matter of becoming aware of awareness

“……..Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.” – From The Hidden Words by Baha’u’llah

“You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.” – Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now, page 122

“It is impossible to experience the appearance of awareness. We are that awareness to which such an appearance would occur. We have no experience of a beginning to the awareness that is seeing these words. We have no experience of its birth. We have no experience that we, awareness, are born.

Likewise, in order to claim legitimately that awareness dies, something would have to be present to experience its disappearance. Have we ever experienced the disappearance of awareness? If we think the answer is, ‘Yes’, then what is it that is present and aware to experience the apparent disappearance of awareness?

Whatever that is must be aware and present. It must be awareness. When we are born or when we wake in the morning, we have the experience of the appearance of objects. When we die and when we fall asleep at night, we have the experience of the disappearance of objects. However, we have no experience that we, awareness, appear, are born, disappear or die.” – Rupert Spira – The Intimacy of All Experience

I like the clarity of expression found in…

I like the clarity of expression found in the spiritual teacher Rupert Spira;

I get his daily quotes and the one for 24th September 2013 says;

From the point of view of a finite self, experience consists of a multiplicity and diversity of finite objects and selves, some of which are conceived as ‘me’, others as ‘not me’. From the point of view of experience itself, there is just the seamless intimacy of itself, one indivisible, unnameable whole, always changing in name and form but never changing in essence.

RP Recognizing that no analogies are perfect my favourite for what Spira is speaking about is the lava lamp – one in which the wax is infinitely the Whole and the forms endlessly changing.

“Life will give you whatever experience …

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.

How do you know this is the experience you need?

Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.”

~ Eckhart Tolle