Thank you for your comments and questions. While you practice various forms of yoga meditation like pranayama, you don’t have much ambition to accomplish things in the world. So you want to get a better sense of who you are and what you were born for.
There comes a point in your spiritual practice where you start to notice that no matter what you accomplish in the world, it won’t give you what you really want. You notice that great fame and vast wealth will just end up with death. You see that Steve Jobs, who had billions of dollars and was known over the whole wide world, in the end died from a painful illness. You see rich people who have exactly the same problems that you might have. Tiger Woods, for example, had problems with his marriage. Moreover when you are rich, people like you for what you have, not for what you are. So when the money goes away, so do your friends.
When you want more from life than
things can give
That’s when you hope to find a deeper meaning to life. So you ask, “Is there such a thing as finding lasting happiness?” “What happens to me when the body passes away?” “Is there a deeper meaning to life?” Or “What am I anyway?” When your curiosity reaches an intense feverous pitch, you become a candidate for liberation.
Ramana Maharshi said that you should have the same desire for liberation as a person held under water has for getting air. You should note here that liberation is not for the lazy. If you feel dull then live an active life. As in my case, it is possible through activity to lose the sense of being the doer, and then wake up. If fact when you lose the sense of I do and then after the job is done I can enjoy, activity becomes a great meditation.
Curiosity is another name for desire
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Another name for the desire for liberation is curiosity. It is the ability to look at your experience afresh and notice what you actually experience, as opposed to what you are supposed to experience, or what your friends think you should experience.
For instance inhibitions and feeling of limitation are often dressed up as, “This is just the way I am,” “This is just the way my mind works,” or “That’s life.” In dullness you just bumble along holding on to the same old assumptions. With the energy for liberation however, you are able to challenge these views of life, your mind and yourself.
Challenge your feelings of limitation
Note here that liberation is not a quiet or blank mind. The very nature of the mind is change. So how long can it remain blank before thoughts rise again? So rather than blanking your mind, become curious and challenge the assumptions that seem to cause feelings of limitation and suffering. Then you will start to view life with wonderment, as if looking through the eyes of a child. You will no longer know what your mind is, what you are, and what life is.
Now you are in a perfect position to find out; not as some theory but by your direct and immediate experience. You will then die to the limitations that you thought belonged to you and you will wake up to the reality that pervades the whole universe.
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If this sounds like what you want from your life then please join us. This forum is not really a club. It is a group of people glued together simply by their curiosity and desire for liberation. So to get a better sense of what we are talking about, read through these blogs and if you wish my book, Making Your Wisdom Come Alive. Don’t attempt to memorize these words. Rather use them as a pointer to that which is at the core of every human being.
Then in your meditation practice attempt to find the meaning of these words. Use your own direct experience as a guide. Remember, these words are just another name for what you really are. They point to that which is deep and at your very core. But because they point to your essence you can discover their real meaning. This discovery is knowing by being.
If this blog seems a little theoretical to you, ask questions. Then you will see how the explanations in this blog apply to your life. And the freedom that you find will be real. Questioning is the key to your freedom. You’ll see that when you question limitation, it falls away.
Here questions about this article or other things going on in your life are always welcome; you can write us at [email protected]. I love questions and try to answer them all in this blog. That’s because when you start to question limitation, you are on the verge of destroying it. When you can ask, you are well on your way to freeing yourself from the limitations that seem to cause your suffering. Of course, to preserve confidentiality your name will be left off.
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