Tune-in. Ong Namo….
Innocent Thumbs Meditation: Just contemplate the mind. Experience every sensation. Don’t judge your experience. — 11 minutes
So let’s do some exercises in a particular type of contemplation that is a little different and is nice to practice sometimes.
Round One: Open the space. As soon as you become aware of the present moment, realize that moment is now gone, and there is a new present moment, which as soon as you’re aware of that moment, it is gone, and now there is a new present moment. Pressurize your perception so that you’re aware that as soon as you’re aware of the present moment, that moment is gone, and there is a new present moment. Now come into relation with something in your partner’s past that is still lingering. Heal that. Neutralize the tendencies. Come to conclusion.
That’s called the Aspect of Enlightenment. It takes us outside of our own box, outside of whatever frame exists in our awareness, outside of the resistances that hold us to a perception of linearity. It’s then easier to get outside of the assumptions of distance and time.
Round Two: Repeat of Round One….
Round Three (Japneet Singh and Sanjiwan Singh — down): Repeat of Rounds One and Two….
You can’t feel anything else. You feel yourself in the relation. The perceptions are your own. You are the source of your own perceptions. And it’s not that you have to believe that or not.
You allow your intention to affect everything by holding your perceptions in the presence of your intention and by merging in that relation. Then your differentiation is diminished.
You do have artifacts of perceptive duality. Wherever the intention comes from doesn’t matter. Through the contemplative process the intention becomes modified. Now you have a new intention through contemplation with the event.
The event is unbalanced in some way.
You contemplate to become really stable in your awareness of yourself and the other in a merged consciousness.
Ego comes in when you feel separate from everything. Ego says, “I’m different and distinct from everything else.” Ego wants to exert power.
In a merged consciousness differentiation melts away, and the concept of “you” melts away. Then your intentions start to become effective. Intention comes from the Infinite Source. There is no locality to your intention.
When you go into the Space and heal, you lose your sense of position; and you don’t think about things. Then all those resistances that separate everything start to disappear, and everything starts aligning with your intention.
We jump out, back into our dualistic perception, when we have lost stability in the Space. In the Meditative Mind, we are merged in a non-dualistic state. We contemplate so that our awareness is stable in the Projective Meditative Mind.
Yogi Bhajan’s Teaching is that we move from “I am me” to “I Am; I Am,” which doesn’t define the “me.” Then the “me” becomes everything. “I Am; I Am” doesn’t localize the object with boundaries and constraints. Expand your awareness. Then “me” starts not to make sense anymore, and doesn’t matter.
Who is the observer?
Just allow all the differences. Don’t question preferences. Just observe the diversity. Questions point back to individuals as separate.
When you say, “We are One,” you are still holding yourself apart, as part of “this” group. Go beyond the consideration of what is “me.”
You can’t break out of dualism by thinking. Thinking will never get you out of dualistic thought.
When we practice together in class, it’s easier and simpler not to think. Logic and rationality has a structure and premises, and it’s easier just not to go there.
Experience the flow. Have the experience directly, not burdened by preconceptions and postulates.
It is hard to get away from the way we think.
To experience the whole universe, it’s better not to have any reference and just go with it.
Contemplation increases the intensity, which can be hard to contain. We want to be comfortable in relation with knowledge we already have.
Not moving produces an intensity. The Principle of Zen is that if you contain the intensity produced by not moving, your mind will be as big as the universe. In Absolute Stillness, everything keeps expanding. Let the waves happen of their own accord. Keep releasing your tendencies to want to move. The Practice of Zen is singularly pointed to being in Shuniya, and is done through the will of not moving, even when you are screaming silently inside. The experience of the mind in its pure form in Shuniya is everything. By trying to describe the experience, we’re diminishing it.
We should close class now.
Sat Nam. Sat Nam. Sat Nam. (silent prayer….)