Hello everybody! You are all welcome to one more meeting, here on Paltalk.
We are treating this Thing together... We approached That making use of speech, but it cannot reach and describe That. Here, we call "That" What is out of thought, therefore, outside of the possibility of a description. It is something that be felt is not enough. Feel This, or this Thing, is only one more experience and just like every experience, it is going to pass. Just like the past passed, the present will pass and the future will pass too.
Curiously, the question is whether the past, the future or what we call the present moment is an experience or just a thought. All experience goes by, but... And the past? It passed! Present is passing and the future will pass. But will it be an experience or a thought? For the "person", every heartache, heartbreak, remorse, guilt, regrets, disappointments, frustrations, etc., all this has been experienced in the past, is still being experienced at present and will be experienced in the future. The "person" will always have these experiences.
The question is: are they experiences or thoughts (the past, the present and the future)? Everything that you have lived, are living and that you are going to live is an experience or is it a thought? That is what we are discussing at this meeting.
I categorically deny the reality of time; I deny the reality of the past, present, and of this so-called future. I deny it as an experience. I am constantly saying it is just a thought. This is what the beauty of Awakening is: realize the truth, the veracity and how it is practical to realize the thought only as a thought, although it is expressed as a story, creating the illusion of past, present and future. Everything is now! When I say "everything is now," I am saying that every thought is unfolding as an appearance at this moment. There is nothing happening, in fact. There is only the expression of thoughts, being translated as occurrences, events, incidents which, in reality, are appearances, something completely unimportant - unimportant if there is no validation of this supposed entity present to talk, discuss and tell something about it; to turn in personal what, in fact, is not personal, because there is nothing personal, and there is no "person"; there are only thoughts. They are just thoughts! Thoughts say that there is such room, a body, a mind and the story of "someone" with a name, born in a country, raised in a certain way, educated in a way to be who he now "believes" he is. There is nothing of that!
In other words, never mind the importance you give yourself - because you do not exist as an entity present, who lived the past and will live the future. So, do not care! Do not try to be special by giving importance to the importance of what seems to be important. I talk here about "your" life, which seems to be very important and for which you give importance. So, do not give importance to what it looks like is important, because this "your" life is not real. There is only life, as something that appears. It seems to happen, but it just seems to happen. Then, it falls apart every idea of freedom and choice, determination and will, and the power of decision and accomplishment. There is only God! God is another name for That where everything appears and disappears; for That which has no name, which has no beginning, because it is not in time and will never end... Because it is not in the time... That time is only an idea, a thought. When this is clearly perceived, it is evident that there is nothing important happening, or that has happened or that will happen... Nor to happen, nor happening and nor that happened. This empties this sense of an "I" that considers itself very important, with an important life, while the "person" is only an idea; its actions are just beliefs and experiences, pure imagination. This is something fundamental! It is something fundamental to know that there is no "someone" there, that is because they are only thoughts that are now present and already fading, already walking to the disappearance.
So, this is your story! There is no one to witness "your" story; there is not "you" being witnessed, being seen. Your entire testimony is a false witness, because you cannot testify about anything. It just means the thought expressing imaginations, talking about things it created, produced, invented, and imagined. Then, so is "your" story! When you write a biography, you are dealing with it, giving a false testimony. You are a false witness of a false "I," of an "I" that is observed, witnessed, acting, talking, thinking, enjoying or suffering. They are only thoughts... just thoughts. This is your liberation! The liberation of this chain, which is the chain of time - past, present, future; the liberation from this illusion of being witness of a world outside and of an inner world, personal, this world of "someone" you believe to be. So, it is just this Empty, that is the Totality, this Fullness. The Fullness of being is this timeless void, unnamable, indescribable, out of the illusion of time (past, present, future). Then, the thoughts happen, they are expressed in movements, attitudes, actions, just as apparitions, but this is not you! You are always What Is, or rather, you come before this always, which is ahead of time, as pure and elusive Happiness, Love, Freedom, Consciousness, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Truth.
It is not about knowing! It is not about not knowing! It is precisely lack of thought, lack of knowledge. What seems to you, at first, something theoretical, conceptual, intellectual or verbal, is something very natural, if you do not think about it. It is not about understanding This! It is not possible to understand This... it is not possible nor necessary!
Truth is something like this: it is That what is present as the only reality, when "you" are discharged - your beliefs and imaginations, desires and fears, your ideologies and concerns (whether social, economic or political) are all discharged.
Keeping the mind and heart busy with this whole thing, as I realize that some of you do, it is a big waste of time. You need to put your mind and your heart in the Truth, in surrendering to this Grace, clear out internally all this garbage, all this illusion and lie. Then, the truth is revealed when "you" are absent; when there is a space, which was previously occupied with all these junk, with all these things, with all this illusion.
Do you follow this?
You are here in Satsang to go beyond the illusion, beyond all this human misery, this that has been shown to be real for you - the illusion of an existence settled in desire and fear, which implies time, producing constant guilt, remorse, regret, frustration, besides a constant attempt to hit, choosing, deciding, preparing plans and projects, all created by thought; imagination, idealism, something that in fact does not work, has not worked so far and will never work.
You must awaken; go beyond this illusion of separateness, this illusion of thinking with your projects. This is our proposal in Satsang!
What I call investigation is not all this ability that maybe you have to, intellectually, follow speeches like these or elaborate, also intellectually, speeches like these, or even better than these. This has nothing to do with investigation. The investigation is grounded in the sincerity of looking at this "yourself," this "me", this sense of "I" with all its beliefs, including speeches-based beliefs like these (which are also only beliefs) and drop it assuming the Truth - the Truth of your Real Nature, Essential, from What is truly beyond time and all theories.
You can, after some time, learn all this language, and, after listening to a few tens or hundreds of speeches like these, become a true guru and repeat it to others around and give some impression. May give the impression of "one who knows," but it means nothing, absolutely nothing, not for yourself, or for your listeners - two blind men are in darkness and cannot guide one another.
Is it shocking?
Sometimes, I said my speeches are very crazy, but I am starting to realize that it is not my words that are crazy. The common thought is that is crazy. The general thinking is crazy. Truth carries a singleness, a loveliness, a fragrance, a perfume, a delicacy, a softness and a uniqueness that exceed, by far, all ideas and beliefs, all the concepts and prejudices. Wisdom is beyond the mind, time, thought and beliefs. Wisdom is not madness, it is pure sanity and that is what we deal with in Satsang.
This is the real encounter with the Truth; the Truth about Yourself! This You, that is not "you" that you believe to be, but this You which "you" have never heard, which could never reach you by thought, by beliefs, by practices, by methods, by philosophical or spiritual systems... This You that is prior to all this, which is prior to the body and mind... This You who were never born and therefore cannot die... This You that is prior - prior to the past, to the present, to the future and to this thought.
Let us stop here! Namaste! See you next meeting!