Monthly Archives: December 2013

The force of us all

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All Icelanders know that Christmas starts at six o’clock on Christmas Eve, then ring the church bells in Christmas, people sit at the table and Christmas has begun.  And just at that moment hovers the spirit of joy and peace over the country.

We see this as quite natural, since this has always been so, and although we are in a position to not hear the church bells or sit at the table we know anyway, wherever in the world we are, when the clock strikes six on Christmas Eve, then Christmas has begun.

And at that moment unite the minds of Icelanders into one, thereby creating a strong collective awareness of peace on earth, so all over us and in our hearts will be happiness and warmth.

We know all this because we’ve all experienced it, from the very beginning of our lives, but perhaps not everyone knows how strong energy arises precisely at this moment, force of joy and peace, the energy of all of us, united in one.  It is a strong force and good.

And now that we know it, we should remember it, when a lot is going on in the nation and many things to take care of and fix, especially for those disadvantaged.  The united awareness of all of us, of joy and peace is not just to save, not just to be used on special days, or this one day of the year, but can be raised anywhere and anytime.

So when any part of the population is in need of all the others, then we should unite in one place, in body and spirit, ring within us the church bells, find the peace in our hearts and unite it with and for all.

But this also applies to all the inhabitants of the earth, all mankind, so when any part of the world is in need of all the others, we should unite into one, the whole world, in body and spirit, at the exact moment, ring within us the church bells, find peace within our hearts and unite it with and for all the world.  That is love.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Visible, invisible, the Buddha

... buddha ...

… buddha …

History teaches that Gautama, in his search for truth, once sat under a tree by the river meditating, a boat sailed by and in the boat were an old man and a young musician who played the lira.
When they sailed past where Gautama sat then he heard the old man say to the young musician, “if you expand the string too much it will break and if it is too slack it will not sound right.”
When the old man had spoken these words the boat sailed away and under the tree Gautama sat enlightened.
Hearing these words Gautama is to have woken up and seen that in his search he had gone from one extreme to another, from the kingdom and great wealth to ascetic life.  And nothing had changed.

This story is very interesting.  But not only because of the old man’s words and the understanding of Gautama about himself, but for that we do not feel important in the story, and therefore miss.

Excerpt from 33 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

To become and to be

... seed ...

… seed …

It is important to become something, it is taught us immediately after birth.  And since we do not know better we accept it and we all want to become something.  When we are small we are going to become big and most remarkable, at least important, and really, it is s all we are going to become, all our lives.

The reason, that we want to become something, is of course that we had never and are not.  We lacked not the will and desire and all the rest, we were told that we needed to become something remarkable.  They just forgot to tell us that it was not possible, or maybe they never knew, the significance was only an illusion, like a game, some of whom have committed to appear something other than they are.

And although we have realized it somewhere along the way then it never got any further, most people just forgot that it was an illusion and continued to try and played the game to the end.

Excerpt from 39 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

Aware and awake

... aware and awake ...

… aware and awake …

It is easy to tell others to keep the attention awake, live in the now, and various other spiritual studies teach.  But so that it will be useful to us, it is necessary to know what the now and awake attention is, and it is not certain that everyone can understand it.  There is also a question whether we need it.  We are the ones who know everything about ourselves, and at the same time what suits us best, and indeed how to access it.

Yet we continue to search for answers outside ourselves, attend workshops, and meet us wiser people, in the hope that the words of wisdom falls from their lips, for us to pick up.  And all the time it was us that we needed to turn to and view.
We hold within us all knowledge, all that relates to ourselves and we are the only ones who can say what we need.  It is all there, within us.

Excerpt from 32 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

The brain and thought

... geldingahnappur ...
… ameria maritima …

Differentiation is found everywhere and covers virtually all aspects of our lives.  We differentiate ourselves in the race, nations, men and women, the elderly, young, hands, feet, head and internal organs, everywhere we look we see separation.

Sometimes it seems that we think this is real, that we are in fact separated, you and I and everyone else and everything else.  I know that many people can see that this is not always and everywhere so, but no doubt they are more who think that separation is a fact and even necessary.

Certainly, differentiation is a good tool for understanding the various aspects of our environment, and ourselves, but that is all it is, a tool for understanding.  If we have an understanding of one part of the body it gives us and understanding of the other parts.  But though we can separate all created things, down to the smallest unit, it equals not, everything needs to be separated, and in fact it is not so.  We are still all one and the same, and everything.

While we know this, we let as it is not true, we only need to listen to ourselves talk, you and I, my children and your, the sun and moon, winter and summer.  But even if we could combine it to one, then it is only because we feel it separated from ourselves, different factors all over, which share living on this earth.  We do not need to take the stars of heaven, the sun and the moon into account, it is just an idea of something we got from scientists, not something we can measure with our own eyes.  Right?

Excerpt from 30 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >