Emptiness

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What we call the Self is not a soul-like thing, nor is it a state. It is the uninterrupted flow of life. We cannot apprehend it with these faculties we use every day, such as impressions, feelings or memory. All of that belongs to a fractional, objective point of view. We cannot think of it because we are it.

In that silence, which is beatitude, directed energies such as concepts of time, space and individual memory leave no trace. All things are lost in consciousness, but consciousness is not lost in them. In this way seeming activities go on, yet we remain firmly established in our true being.

This living joy can now accompany each of its expressions. Functional consciousness becomes a prolongation of, and one with, pure consciousness. The average human being is only capable of perceiving the coarsely apparent side of things, for he is completely dominated by the relative and subjective aspect of his experience.

Joy obtained by this latter means is but a fragile interval between two moments of suffering. A headache or a disappointment easily cause it to disappear. True joy is not linked to outside circumstances, it flows directly from the Self. You will be convinced of this if and as you become aware of these moments of calm that are experienced before fear and desire take hold.

Jean Klein

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What we call the Self is not a soul-like thing, nor is it a state. It is the uninterrupted flow of life. We cannot apprehend it with these faculties we use every day, such as impressions, feelings or memory. All of that belongs to a fractional, objective point of view. We cannot think of it because we are it.

In that silence, which is beatitude, directed energies such as concepts of time, space and individual memory leave no trace. All things are lost in consciousness, but consciousness is not lost in them. In this way seeming activities go on, yet we remain firmly established in our true being.

This living joy can now accompany each of its expressions. Functional consciousness becomes a prolongation of, and one with, pure consciousness. The average human being is only capable of perceiving the coarsely apparent side of things, for he is completely dominated by the relative and subjective aspect of his experience.

Joy obtained by this latter means is but a fragile interval between two moments of suffering. A headache or a disappointment easily cause it to disappear. True joy is not linked to outside circumstances, it flows directly from the Self. You will be convinced of this if and as you become aware of these moments of calm that are experienced before fear and desire take hold.

Jean Klein

empty sea shore

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A work in progress... Seeing (awareness) knows itself, “sees” that it sees, sees its own seeing, without any need of another. This seeing is not of the eyes. Metaphor, we must "move” with words such as these, allow them to carry us past (or prior) to words, and...

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“For the many of us who don’t have a sense of ‘the village’ in our own lives, the very mention of “community” can feel like that oasis of hope that disappears the moment we get close to it. We speak about it yearningly, like a fairy tale we ache to find ourselves in. And its absence has a great presence in our lives.

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