Absolute Enjoyment, February 13, 2010

David: When you’re doing sadhana and your mind is opening up to the Bliss of the Absolute and you’re still practicing within it you will do anything to maintain that. You look to maintain, you’re living for it. It’s like the long-lost friend that is now found so you try to keep it in your company.

Don’t you read on my websites when I was discussing my days in college when I was really performing my sadhana at full hilt? Full tilt? I was in love with extinction, ecstasy, oblivion. I didn’t just make that up because it sounded good in a sentence. I really was that, in love with that, not just practicing dispassionately. Everything in me was responding the way sex is responsive or addiction is responsive. Everything in me was responding to the innate reality as being that which was most adorable, desirable and to plunge myself in it if I had any choice in the matter at all, or simply becoming intoxicated on the Bliss of that opening. That’s the same thing, letting yourself enjoy.

You fall in love with the thing that you are. You fall in love with what you are, and your Bhakti gets stimulated into your own realization. So, you start surrendering into it, emptying yourself into it the way a lover empties him or herself into the beloved. You don’t stay tepid and cool, shiny and tidy in the midst of sadhana. You get all turned inside out and upside down over love. That’s what real sadhana is, real spiritual practice, communing with the Divine shamelessly in all of its forms.

Extraordinary experiences are welcome. Those who fear losing the ground of Being for phenomenal experiences of extraordinary and Blissful nature have an incorrect understanding of what brings liberation. You literally have to be shocked out of your waking state mind again and again and again so that you become fully permeated with the Bliss, infinite and all-encompassing in its nature, of the Absolute of reality.

When it comes in a wave, a single wave enjoy it. When you get intoxicated, when you get expanded enjoy it. Why would you not enjoy it? You’re afraid your enjoyment process is going to run away with you? It’s already running away with you. Your problem is not that you’re enjoying too much, but you don’t know how to enjoy. You don’t know how to enjoy infinitely.

So, there’s no amount of restricting enjoyment that’s going to produce liberation. There’s only the following through into deeper and deeper levels of enjoyment, expansion, and that will deliver you. Your process and mechanism of pleasure will deliver you. Pain is just the opposite of pleasure. Abstinence is just the opposite of indulgence. So, you can’t use that as a path. Or you can if you want to be ineloquent and undignified about this.

Everything in nature follows its pleasure mechanism, everything. Every animal, every insect, every bird follows its pleasure-based experience as an indication of positivity. So, pleasure is the guiding light of the Divine. And the only reason these paranoid thoughts creep up on people such as, “Well, if I start that then I’ll never stop,” is because they’re already so restricted in the field of enjoyment. They’re afraid of enjoyment, that it might run away with them and that they might be hedonists, that they might live only for the next moment of enjoyment. What’s wrong with that? Because when you’re in Bliss Consciousness you’re in Absolute enjoyment. You are absolutely enjoying. You are enjoying and being enjoyed.


You may also like

Heart-Felt Abidance, March 9, 2010
David: Namaste. Sitting here just saying nothing would be the optimal teaching. Language creates a whole series of unsolvable dilemmas and problems that are built within communication itself. Those dilemmas have to do with mainly the mind ...
Revolution In Consciousness, March 12, 2010
David: Now what? What’s next? Where are you now? Participant 1: Just happy. David: Why are you happy? What is the nature of this happiness? Is there anywhere to go? P1: No. David: Is there anything to do? P1: No. David: Is there anything to know ...
Grace and Surrender, February 27, 2010
David: We think we’re in a position to enlighten ourselves, but just the opposite is true. We’re only in a position to recognize where we are. And then in that recognition, there’s an easy movement that happens, an organic movement that unites ...
The Final Stroke of Bliss, February 26, 2010
Moderator: The viewer further comments, “I am melting into you, into us.” David: Right, and what more can you say beyond that? And what more clarification do you need? That’s everything that dissolution into Unity. And when you refer to me ...
Shakti's Waves Of Realization, February 17, 2010
Feel the power of the Shakti, how it moves in to usurp the ego center. It displaces the center of attention as the ego mind into the felt deepening of Being. In this way, the Shakti can produce Self-realization. It directly confronts and then ...
The Interiority Of Felt Being, February, 16, 2010
In meditation, whether it is a formally eyes-closed kind of meditation or whether it is an open-eyed tuning into the present or into what is, beckons us into the interior of quiet Consciousness. It dissolves the I. Meditation dissolves this ...
Talking About Avatars, February 13, 2010
David: But Avatars come into this world. They descend into this world. That’s what Avatar means. It means descent. So, it takes on the connotation of a descended human being, that is right out of the Absolute, just poof, with no karma, no real ...
Mind After Realization, February 13, 2010
Participant 1: [Comment inaudible.] David: Yeah, look at a lot of flowers. P1: I guess it kind of takes the edge off of it basically and makes it funny. David: Yeah, you’re supposed to take the edge off your suffering. That’s why you were given ...
Talking About Blacky, February 13, 2010
David: The guru is That. There’s no person in the guru no matter how he behaves, no matter what indication he may give that there’s a person operating. There’s no person. There’s just that Reality. Yet that personhood that appears to be seen, ...
Going Beyond Realization, February 12, 2010
Participant 1: Praying for help to God doesn’t feel real anymore. I feel stuck in my patterns. Oneness has disappeared. David: You can feel your patterns without feeling stuck in them. P1: I definitely feel my patterns. David: Okay, but I just ...
Love Is An Organic Force, February 05, 2010
David: The sun loves you. The sun loves you. The moon adores you, only as long as you’re here to experience it. This is not a rejection scheme. I’m not suggesting that you’re unloved in the Universe, precisely the opposite. You can’t live ...
Radiating Bliss, February 03, 2010
Namaste. Once you find a living connection with the Divine Consciousness or the Pristine Nothingness that exists within, then your spiritual path will extend along the following lines. First one will enjoy absorption or various forms of ...

Page 1 of 20

Easy Grace

Easy Grace
Meditations on Love, Awakening and the Ecstatic Heart

Newly Released DVDs