May 31, 2017

The difference between being smart and being wise

The Sage does not have the intelligence of an intelligent. The intelligence of the intelligent is ignorance, absolute ignorance! The Sage is not intelligent because he has the intelligence of the intelligent; the Wise is the Intelligence! Curiously, he is nothing, much less intelligent. If the Sage was intelligent, he would not be wise, because to be intelligent is not wise. To be smart is to be an expert, to know something, and that limits the intelligent in time. The Wise is the Intelligence, he is not limited to time. He cannot be so stupid to be intelligent, as the intelligent does, who does not want to give up being stupid to be someone... someone in time.

Wisdom is Intelligence. Knowledge is intelligent, but knowledge is in time. As it is in time, it is something that can always grow more and more, and therefore, it is something always limited. Wisdom is not limited because it is not in time. It is not personal, it is not individual, it is not private, it is not someone’s; it is the Intelligence! The Sage is not someone, he is not a person. The Sage is the Impersonal Intelligence, which is Wisdom; which is not in time; which cannot be increased or decreased; which cannot be known or deepened, as knowledge.

Did you understand the difference, now, between being intelligent and being Wise? The Sage is out of time, because he has no mind. The intelligent, in the mind, is in time. His knowledge can always expand, improve, because it is limited. Knowledge is always limited, because you can always know more, go deeper. This is the proof of the limitation of knowledge, which is only possible for the person... for the intelligent person. Therefore, the Sage can be unlettered, uncultured. The clever one, does not! The intelligent is very limited by knowledge - he needs knowledge to be intelligent. The Sage does not need knowledge. He is the Consciousness, he needs nothing, absolutely nothing! That is why he is ready, he is complete, he is not limited, he has nothing to acquire, nothing to lose... This is Wisdom!

When you go to a Sage, you are going to the Truth in the form. When you go to the cultured, intelligent man, you are encountering the limitation. The smart one has someone to compete with. The Wise, does not. The intelligent has someone to learn with. As a matter of fact, he is only intelligent, because he is learning. If he were simpler, he would be a Sage, but he is very complex. He transforms his complexity into knowledge. The Sage is in the opposite direction. While the intelligent is going, the Wise has already come back! The Sage has already returned and the smart one is going... he does not stop going! If he stops going, he stops being intelligent.

Intelligence is always at risk, it is always threatened by ignorance, because it is limited. It always has to be added, deepened, investigated. So, it is an endless walk in this limitation. This "no end of" is the limitation, and when there is no limitation there is no beginning. How can there be an end to what has no beginning? It is Wisdom!
Is not it?

Truth manifests the Wise! Knowledge manifests fear... the fear of not being; and to be, you have to seek more and more knowledge. So, while Truth manifests the Wise, knowledge manifests fear.

This is simple, is not it?

The desire to know is fear, pure fear... fear of not being. Not being is not ignorance; seeking to be is ignorance, because seeking to be is fear! Not being is: I do not know! There is no fear in the "I do not know," which is the Wise's statement. "But I want to know..." Here comes the fear, which is the affirmation of the intelligent. This smart is a fool, which is complex. If he were simple, he would not say, "I want to know." He would be relaxed on "I do not know". It has no weight on "I do not know". However, "I want to know"... See how heavy it is!? This is fear! Stuff of the foolish, stuff of the smart. So the intelligent is not the Intelligence; the intelligent is only intelligent. He is foolish enough to be smart. As the Sage relaxes on "not knowing", he is Intelligence!

What is the purpose of Awakening? The end of the intelligent; the end of knowledge; the end of "I want to know", because it is the end of fear! What is the question about this? Do you want to know? It is a pity! It seems you did not pay attention to the speech.

Arrogance is not to be Intelligence; arrogance is to consider yourself smart. When you compare yourself, you are arrogant; and you only compare yourself when you know. This is only possible when we consider being intelligent. When there is Intelligence, there is no comparison. When there is no comparison, the intelligent does not appear. When there is no comparison, there is only the intelligence, which is only Being, and this is not arrogance, this is natural. Being is natural, Intelligence is natural.

Intelligence is the nature of Being, which is the nature of Love. Arrogance is violent. Arrogance is presumption, it is vanity. Love is not vanity, it is not conceit, it is not arrogance. Love is the joy of freedom of Being... and this is Intelligence! There is Happiness only in the Intelligence. This is your Real and True Nature, different from the intelligence of the intelligent, which can be learned, accumulated, deepened, presented. Intelligence is natural, it is the nature of God, it is the nature of Truth, of Wisdom, of Love, of Happiness, of timelessness, of That which is neither born nor dies. It is so, and so it remains! Immutable! Immutable!

* Transcribed from a speech on September 2016, at the Retreat in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

May 26, 2017

The ego loves suffering

 Thought separates itself from emotion, and it separates in order to survive that emotion. He has to survive as an entity to live a new experience of that kind. The emotion is real; the thought is not! If it is treated, it disappears. Treated here means being seen when it appears, without the separation between it and thought. Thus, treated, the emotion disappears, because that same energy of feeling, of the present emotion, is Consciousness. But the thought does not want this being treated, so it separates to explain the emotion. When thought does this, it is ready to, again, repeat itself with this foundation of emotion. The existence of the "I" is basically thought; it is not emotion, it is not feeling. That is a good tip you are hearing from me now! When you are sad, stay with the sadness, but not with the story. Try the sadness without the story so you can see what happens to it. Why does not the Jnani, the Awakened One, experience sadness?

It is inattention that brings sustenance, the continuity of that experience. When there is full attention to what is presented, the experience leaves no scar, leaves no background, leaves no foundation, leaves no emotional memory. Since childhood you have been conditioned not to feel emotional pain, to be protected from emotional pain. When the child falls, the father or mother runs off and begins to comfort the child so she does not cry. First, because his or her ego becomes irritated; the father and the mother become angry with the child crying. It is a deeply self-centered thing. The second reason is egocentric as well, because the father is not allowing the child to feel what he needs to feel, which is frustration, anger, pain ... When this is done, such a natural process is interrupted ... which ends up conditioning the child to not suffer emotional pain.

You were created like this: protected! Worse, you keep doing this when your children are adults. For a lifetime, the idea of being a parent is to be protective, and to protect is do not allow pain, do not allow the suffering of those you say you love. Do you have to be perverse to that point?! In this unconsciousness, you are being very perverse, very bad. The only one who could not give any protection is giving all protection! You are being an executioner! You are doing enormous harm! This is a big heartbreak! This happens in inattention, and sometimes that inattention is cultivated, appreciated, praised!

So, come on ... If you break the story, which is the thought of emotion or feeling (the emotion itself is perfect, the feeling itself is perfect) you break the ego pattern of repeating yourself being someone in that experience of pain. When you break the story to this sadness, you disappear! There is no way for this sadness to return, because it is only sustained by the experimenter. Now do you understand when I use the word experimenter? It is someone in the experience of pain, of frustration, of disappointment, of sadness...

Are you not here to go beyond the ego? Is there something inside you that says you're not that person, that "me", that "I"? So acknowledge that! Stop reinforcing that identity in the experience!  So, you remain in the experience, but free from the story, and not only with the unpleasant experience, but with any experience. Why do you get attached to a pleasure? Because you put the thought into the experience. It is not the pleasure in the experience, it is not the pain in the experience, it is the illusion of someone present willing to live it again, or to go through it again. When you find out you have been betrayed, take the pain, but not the story of someone betrayed. You can take any position from this pain, but not a position of someone betrayed. Do you understand? Because there will be no ego! You will do something, but this "doing" will simply be an action, not revenge, reactivity, it will be something natural there. You do not have to be in this situation, or watch it repeat itself. But, in fact, the ego loves suffering, so it sees it repeating and consenting, holding that to be someone always in that experience of pain. You are always the betrayed, the victim, the sufferer, the "poor little dear", the poor dear, the poor little one ... because it feeds the ego, the "me".

In this Consciousness, which is this attention to experience, where only “it” is important and not the experiencer, suffering ends. That is Sanity, that is Holiness, that is Love, that is Truth! So, before life, stay with the experience, but do not feed someone inside it. The car can break, something can be damaged, but this is the car problem, it is still not your problem. If you do not know how to act in relation to the car, what about the body itself, when it is sick or injured? You will look at the broken leg and will curse it or curse the hole that made the leg break because, according to you, the hole would have been the cause of the broken leg. But that is already an explanation, just as you would explain that the car broke because it went through the hole. But this is the car trouble! Now, if "you are the car", the irritation is not of the car, it is yours!

The fact is that your relation with life is a relationship. There is no love, but an agreement, where everything has to go right, which means everything goes well to "my" favor! All in accordance with what "I" desire, with what "I" want ... Only that life is not like that! Life is very generous! I call that generosity of God. She wants to wake you from this dream that you are important, that you are the center of the universe, that you are the one! So, you stay with the experience, but free from the history. It is not from the unpleasant experience, it is from any experience. Why do you get attached to a pleasure? Because you put the thought into the experience. It is not the pleasure of the experience, it is not the pain of the experience, it is the illusion of someone present to live it again, or to go through it again. The problem with the ego is this! There is no ego in life, there is no ego in the experience. There is only ego in the illusion that you are important in the experience; that you deserve the experience again, which is what you desire with pleasure; or that you do not have to go through that, which is the experience of pain.

You have all the power here, consciously, free from the experimenter, to choose whether to continue in that situation or not. Now, if you still make choices being an experimenter, your choice is an ego choice. You want to sustain an experience of pleasure, there you cling to it, which means giving a personal meaning to that. And in the experience of pain, you want to get rid of it! What you are doing is the same, you are giving a personal meaning to that experience of pain. What is the result of this? This will happen again. You cannot get out of this circuit. This is called Samsara, the wheel!

The Wise One, who is You, is not confused with the experiencer in experience. There, you welcome ... welcome everything! You are the Wise, you are Consciousness, You welcome! This requires Attention, Presence, Consciousness. This requires the freedom of being what you were born to be. This is simple, not easy. The ego prefers spirituality or spiritualization. There he becomes more and more spiritual, kinder, kinder, more charitable, more conciliatory, more peaceful ... It does not require any effort to have the discipline of its spirituality, only the "effort" of an enterprise, which the own ego is happy to do. But here, in this Consciousness, there is no ego. You have no value. You add nothing to yourself, in this Attention, in this Consciousness. In fact, you disappear. You do not come out more spiritual after you have gone through the hole. Going through "holes" in life will not make you a highly spiritual person. Realize that, deep down, Awakening gives you nothing. Enlightenment does not make you "someone", much less someone special. Who would desire the Enlightenment?

* Transcribed from a speech in a face-to-face and intensive meeting on August 2016, in João Pessoa.

May 24, 2017

A complete and total involvement from the heart

This work of Realization happens when there is surrender and patience. This is fundamental. There is no way to realize God, to realize the Truth about yourself without surrender and patience. This work is the greatest of all enterprises in your life, because that means recognizing the Truth.

If you look closer, you will realize that those who are close to you in your circle of friendship are not much interested in this. Realizing the Truth is a very rare thing! It is curious to say this... The only real purpose of life is to realize happiness. This realization of Happiness is the realization of the Truth about yourself. The curious thing here is that this is the real purpose of human life, but very few ones are in this enterprise; Very few ones are, in fact, involved in it.

A moment like this happened in your life, of great attraction for This, and that, itself, is a great miracle. A great and inexplicable action of Grace in your life. I will repeat that: look at the people you are in contact with. They are not interested in this. Their subjects are soccer, politics, various situations happening in this country and around the world... Their subjects deal with relationships, family, projects, dreams, profession... while you are here in this room, in that space called Satsang.

Satsang means encounter with the Truth, encounter with the Reality, encounter with What It Is. This is the encounter with Happiness, it is the encounter with your True Nature, which is this Reality of God in you. And if you are here, it is because that is the only moment for you. This moment is the moment of patience, it is the moment of surrender, it is time to turn your heart towards the only thing that matters. Realize that you are alone in this.
It is one of the things that begins to become very clear when you come across this work, because those around you do not share it, they have not a slightest notion, the least interest, they are not willing to be minimally involved with it.

I want to tell you in this meeting, at this moment, in this Satsang, that it is necessary that you give your heart to it totally, completely. You just suspect that there is something out of place in this common model, that is widely accepted and recognized as something normal, as a human standard. There is something beyond this pattern. In this common pattern, there is no Peace, no Freedom, no Wisdom, no Love, no Happiness.

What is challenging in Satsang is that you hear that a life centered on this "sense of someone" with a history, with various forms of experience, with a broad, or not so wide, circle of relationships that you have accomplished or that you are struggling to accomplish, it is a fraud and what it is experiencing is an illusion, being necessary that it disappears.

That is what sounds very complicated to you at first, and, yet, here you are before a fact. Notice that everything you have already accomplished was not enough, and if you look at others who have already accomplished what you still intend to accomplish, you will realize that they continue in the same pattern, which is the common standard of all: problems and all forms of suffering.

I have something to tell you at this meeting: none of this is real. A life centered on the common experience of everybody is a great illusion. You are something beyond that; you are something much bigger than that! When I say "you", when I use this expression, I am not talking about this entity, that image that you make about yourself. I am talking about That which is there beyond the body, beyond the mind, beyond the world, beyond these same relationships, beyond this personal history.

I speak about your True Nature, your Real Nature, the Nature of God. You are Love, you are Happiness, you are Freedom, you are Peace, and the only thing you are here for realizing, for conquering is That: Your own Being.

In history, we hear about great men and women, important figures, truly "successes" in some areas, so their names are recorded  in history. However, when you look at their lives, you realize that they have achieved a lot, they have accomplished a lot, but they were very problematic men and women, quite unhappy, rather miserable, despite their success.

Your True Nature, your Real Nature, That which You are in your Being is the only Reality. This has nothing to do with a story that can be told by someone later. This is not something that will make you be remembered as someone important, who made something, who accomplished something.

What I am talking about has to do with what you Are, with the Truth about you, with the Freedom that is you, with the Peace that is you, with the Love that is you, with the Silence that is you. This is possible in this Awakening; This is possible in this Realization; This is possible at the end of this illusory suffering that thought has produced, which the mind has produced, giving reality to what does not have, making real what is not real. I mean about this separate entity.

You are definitely not a person. There is definitely nothing you can accomplish. There is definitely nothing you need to accomplish. All you really need is to realize the Truth, the Truth about yourself. This is the end of this illusory suffering. This is the end of the sense of separation.

This has been, and it is still, the message that we are sharing and that we will continue to share. And that, for sure, is for you. There is something inside you "burning" for that, so you are here at this meeting. Therefore, the whole thing is in this patience and in that surrender, in that total and complete involvement with all your heart. So, this makes this finding possible.

This is the only Realization! There is no other! To Realize What you Are is the only Realization. This will not put your name on the story, this will show you that you are beyond history; This will show you that you are beyond the body, beyond form, beyond name, beyond success and failure. It is basically this.

* Transcribed from a talk of an online meeting on the night of November 11, 2016. Online meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10pm. Download the app “paltalk” on your mobile device or computer and join us.

May 16, 2017

How to live in the world without being of the world?

Thought created illusion and sustains it. It is the nature of thought to work with forms, and they are, by nature, separate. All shapes are unique. All forms, without exception, are created by thought. Thought is the basis of separation because it is the basis of forms. You do not have to fight with the thought; you have to recognize what thought is: the creator of forms. All you need to do is let the thought be what it is. Only then you can remain what You are.

You do not remain what You are, because you are fighting with the thought, stirring with it, getting involved, getting confused with it. Any thought that goes on there, you assume it to be yours, as being you. You get confused with it. Everything that appears only does so because it has form, which is created by thought. The world is mental. That in which the world appears is not thought, but it is the basis of the appearance of thought, which is the basis of forms.

The art of Liberation is the art of Happiness. This art is the ability to remain in the Source, in its True Nature. This is Meditation; this is Happiness; this is Release; this is the Realization of God! Only then the sense of separateness ends. The ego is only a concept within this sense of separateness, as well as suffering and desire.

This is a misunderstanding. It is just a mess. Something that is there because of the lack of a deep, honest, dedicated, serious investigation. You are not willing to do this, because that ends with "you", so you run away to philosophy, to art, to science, to religion, to music ... You keep yourself as someone. You just get better, but you do not disappear. You become a better person and stand out from others. You become wiser, more spiritual, more holy; special. They are sinners and you are a divine being. Then you are in the same trap created by thought. You are someone virtuous, full of virtues... Everything in the ego, of course. Only the ego can be virtuous, but the sense of the "I", the "me", the experiencer, is there.

People come to me, come to Satsang, but they are not willing to pay attention where I am pointing to. I am pointing to Silence, and in Silence there is no one. I do not want to argue with them, but they come and want to understand that. There is nothing to be understood, there is no one to understand! It is just to stop thinking, drawing conclusions, seeking more and more knowledge, more and more information. This means a complete emptying of all this content. It is all so simple, because it has no information, no knowledge, no theories, no beliefs. There is none of this! There is not you! This is Satsang, the encounter with what is making everything possible.

That which IS - where what is present presents itself to disappear next moment - is Meditation, Presence, Consciousness, Being, God. It has nothing to do with shapes. It is not the shape. If the shape could affirm this, it would be an illusion, because this is not the form, this is where the form appears. So, when I come here and say, "I am God," I am talking about something that is what It IS. It is not the form.

When God appears to Moses at the burning bush in Horeb, He says: "Go to Pharaoh and say, 'I Am! I Am has sent me to you’." The bush has the form of fire, but it is a bush catching fire. It is curious, because it catches fire, but it does not consume itself. God says: "Go and tell Pharaoh, 'I Am!'" God is saying to Moses, "I am. There is no Moses. "It is not: "God sent me to you Pharaoh." God did not say that to him. IT said: "I Am sent me to you." God is saying: "There is no Moses, there is only I."

It has no form; it does not have the name. I am! You are here and I Am has sent me to you to get you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. "Land of slavery" is this illusion, the sense of separateness. This is your "Egypt." Your "Egypt" is the sense of separateness. I Am has sent me to you to get you out of there, with outstretched arms and strong hands. This is the meaning of the Guru; this is the meaning of I Am. It has nothing to do with Marcos Gualberto; it has nothing to do with Moses. There is no Moses, there is no Marcos Gualberto.

When my Guru appeared, he did not appear as an Indian, he appeared as God. I have never seen Bhagavan as an Indian. I have never seen my Guru as a person. It is a mistake to get here and think you have a teacher. A teacher is Moses, a shepherd, a person. The Guru is not a person. The Guru is I Am! That is the way it is. You cannot deal with this in this format: the teacher and his students. There is no teacher, there are no students, there is only I Am.

Then, when you return to the Source, you return to that I Am, but this I Am is not the "I am" that the thought imagines. It is the I Am that is beyond thought. If it is beyond thought, it is beyond forms beyond the body. There it is Bliss, there it is Nirvana, the Kingdom of Heaven, Liberation, the end of the "I", the end of the world.

There is so much going on in your story ... The day will come when you will not care. On that day, it will be something like a dream that you know is a dream. So you do not care. In the mind, identified with it, you are attaching much importance to it.

Questioner: How to live in the world without being of the world?

Master Gualberto: Living in the world without being of the world is to assume this: the truth that no matter what is happening. It is only happening because God wants it to happen; it is only happening because the author of this film, the director, the actors, the scenes, the audio operator, the videographer, determines that it is so. Living in this world is only difficult for you because you make a point of it.

Your real life is not in this world. Your unreal life is very difficult, because in your unreal life you make a point of being someone - someone who knows what is going on, who wants to change things, to do differently. You only need one thing to live in the world without being of the world: disidentify yourself from body and mind, from someone's history. You do this the moment that, in there, you accept that everything is the will of God. Then the world becomes God's, and this illusory life disappears. There, real life is present.

The difficulty of living in the world without being of the world is in this illusory life of yours, which is the life in which you are choosing, controlling, deciding, solving, trying to do, accepting some things and rejecting others. Seeking pleasure and trying to get away from the pain, or from what looks like it will not give you pleasure. You do this to find something that gives you pleasure.

Therefore, there is only one way of living in the world without being of the world: letting the world in peace; not meddling with the affairs of God; letting Him doing whatever He wants, without thinking that you can do better than Him, without trying to do better than Him. At that moment, there is a "relax" in His Will. There, your ego, your "me," your "I," that sense of somebody, is no longer important. When you assume this, it disappears. When it disappears, the world disappears. You have let the world in peace. This is Freedom, it is Happiness, it is the Realization of God.

So, the problem is not living in the world, but the illusion that there is "someone" there. The world is not the problem. The world is at peace when it is free from you. It is only a problem for you when you do not leave it alone. And it is just your problem! You were born to realize your Natural State. This does not make you a special being, a spiritual being, a superhuman being. Your Natural State only reveals the unique "Thing" that is real, amid all these phenomena that come and go. Your Natural State reveals that there is only God. Then, the world is a harmless apparition in God.

When you ask questions like this, you really want to get rid of the world. When you ask such things, it is not because you are dissatisfied with the world. In fact, you want to get rid of the pain that your ego experiences in the world. But your ego is the pain in this experience of the world. If you could live in the ego without the suffering of the world... that is what you would like to have.

The question is: where would the world be if you were not there? Would it be that problem? Would it be that suffering? They are saying no here. And why not? Everything that God is, is perfect. In other words, everything He does is good! It is not good because you think it is good. It is good because He does! Everything He does is good, because He only does what He decides to do. So, it is perfect. Therefore, the problem is not the world as it is. The problem is the illusion the mind produces there for this one who you believe to be, trying to have an impossible relationship with the world, a relation of that sense of separation, which is conflict, suffering, misery.

There is no one here, there is only Him, and, in Him, there is no separate world being seen. This separation is the illusion of this "you" here present. You did not choose to be born, and now you create the illusion that you can choose to live this or that way. Here is the conflict. If you did not choose to be born, you have no choice how to live and whether you continue to live or not. The conflict arises only because the idea of ​​"someone" arises there; the idea of ​​a person, an individual, someone present, this thing called personal life, human life, individual life.

It is like water, that an hour is steam, another time is liquid, another time is ice. As if it had a choice... In that choice, it conflicts with what it is, because if it is steam and chooses to be liquid, it is in conflict; if it is in liquid state and chooses to be vapor, it is in conflict; if it is like ice and chooses to be steam, it is in conflict. This idea of ​​being or having something different is conflict.

Transcribed from an online meeting at night, on October 14th, 2016.
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