Enlivened Self-Discovery, March 10, 2021

The path of enlightenment is not about anything else then knowing who and what you are, and therefore there has to be set up a prior level of confidence that gives you the strength to look into yourself so that whatever you see you can deal with it. You can learn to deal with doubt, fear, with your prior resolution to realize. Your resolution to realize, to self-realize, to come into liberation is what you hold to be your most ardent desire, your strongest desire, and therefore it keeps you riveted on a path toward self-knowledge. It’s that strength which allows you to look into yourself to see things like nothingness, fear, conflict, avoidance, pain, all these things that are difficult to live with, to face, and experience.

Enlightenment is not about really, some idyllic vision of loving some God that has saved you or that is going to give you so much love that you don’t know what to do with it. It’s about austere self-examination at times. At other times it’s about euphoric breakthroughs. Sometimes it’s about understanding fear and its nature. At other times it’s about being completely released from fear. But whatever this thing called enlightenment is, it’s not something at the end of some path. It’s the process itself that you’re engaging in. It’s the process, the enlivened process self-igniting that causes one to go deeper into oneself over a long period of time. And in that deepening there’s an exploration of the nature of the Self, the nature of knowledge, the nature of perception and experience. All of that comes into this very big topic. Once you talk about it like this, it’s very complex. It’s a vast process. At the same time because it begins and ends with you, it’s very simple. But if you’re going to create too much intellectuality around it, it’s going to be very hard. That’s why things like practices are recommended.

This is one form of practice, sitting with me. I believe it’s the best practice because it’s alive. It’s spontaneous. It’s coming right from the source. People can practice in other ways through meditation and other spiritual practices some of which are mental, others are devotional, others are physical, and so on. So, those practices keep you healthy. They keep you focused. They keep you absorbed passionately in the topic at hand which is who are you? what are you? where are you? Where are you? We say we’re in this world. Okay, let’s look at that. The world begins with your own thinking process, yes? So, then we have to look at that. If the world begins with your own thought process, then that’s where we have to begin. So, do we know what thinking is? These are things to consider. One cannot approach this dogmatically or mechanically in the sense that if I do this, then I’ll get that result. Even spiritual practices are to be done with love and devotion, not with mechanical striving, trying to move incrementally from point a to point b. Self-discovery happens spontaneously while you are treading the path. It is the path. Self-discovery is the path. What you see is for you to see. And I will help you do that if you give your whole attention and come authentically into this moment with me. I will work to do what I can on my end.


You may also like

Shakti Is Non-Dual, January 29, 2010
You should begin to start feeling good all over as the Shakti, the energy within the Absolute begins to impinge on your body-mind. The Absolute is not happy just to stay in the void. It wants to start spraying up in devotional waves so you ...
The Golden Pathway, January 29, 2010
There are two kinds of knowing, inner knowing and outer knowing. This may sound elementary, but it’s actually very profound. Outer knowing is when there is a felt distance between the knower and that which is known, you could say a spacial ...
Upanishadic Unity Consciousness, January 27, 2010
Full Self-realization contains both the inner Being as the Absolute, as well as the world in which all of that relativeness sits. If there is mere Self-realization that is the state of someone who has not completed the spiritual process. The ...
Full Tilt Into the Total, January 22, 2010
David: What we are really craving with the whole essence of our lives is Consciousness. Even your physical hunger, your emotional desires, your intellectual needs are metaphors or secondary manifestations of this desire to merge into ...
Sahaja Samadhi Is Unstrategized Liberation, January 12, 2010
Full awakening itself is qualityless when we’re talking about full realization of the Self, which means that you know that you are Pure Consciousness and everything else is also Pure Consciousness. That’s the highest state of realization you can ...
Speaking In Freedom, November 10, 2009
There’s no need to say anything. And because there’s no need, in that no need state, then what you say becomes beautiful. When you need to say something? Bad. That’s the hell realm. Needing to say something and then saying it? That’s the hell ...
Voyage Toward Liberation, December 1, 2021
Moderator: From a participant in India, “Namaste. Thank you for the blissful transmission. What role does morality, ethics, and being a good person have on the spiritual path, or is that an ego trap?” David: It can be relevant or it can be a ...
Beyond Captive Meaning, September 1, 2021
Participant 1: I am very grateful for your presence, David. I experience deep peace and enjoyment in your meditations. I am curious to clarify what you mean when you use the word “Bliss.” David: I use it for the most part as the Hindus use it. ...
Release Happens, August 18, 2021
Participant 1: Can you say something about worshiping the Infinite as the Divine Mother? David: That’s what we’re doing here. The Divine Mother is not a person. It’s not a deity. It’s spoken of as a deity symbolically, but it refers to an actual ...
Pure Knowledge, May 12, 2009
Participant 1: Every time I try to meditate there is another being that arises. I experience powerful vibrations and am not able to meditate. David: Why do you call it another being? You also referred to it as a vibration. I’m not sure what ...
Science Is Destructive, July 14, 2021
Moderator: A comment from India, “Thank you for the beautiful Transmission. Is complete freedom from fear of death possible at the end of the spiritual path or a thin film of fear and identification remains?” David: Find out for yourself. Take ...
Supra-Causal Comprehension, September 8, 2021
Moderator: From Perth, Australia: I have strong energy rising up through the center of my head. Do you have any comments? David: Let it happen. And get rid of the idea that it’s your head. It’s what’s in back of these experiences, what’s ahead ...

Page 1 of 19

Easy Grace

Easy Grace
Meditations on Love, Awakening and the Ecstatic Heart

Newly Released DVDs