October 31, 2014

By the Grace you can wake up




How nice it's to be together and keep ourselves connected, internally in touch, being in Satsang, actually coming back to what we really are. It is natural to happen a change, a change in how we approach in this so-called life, our approach to life is an approximation of what is happening on the top of what we believe to be life itself. So, we don't have a life, we have a picture of life, our scenario. The skyline we're seeing is what the mind is creating.


At these meetings you're invited to disappear, this disappearance is the disappearance of this supposed life, of this imaginary approach, of this imaginary existence. Othis imaginary I, of that imaginary person, it's where this immaginary life is happening, and when you get closer to Satsang, in the very beginning it's so scary, you're living for so long, a long time inside a darkroom, and in this investigation about what in fact is reality, is true, it's like you're getting in touch for the first time with something outside this darkroom, with this light outside. The mind is a prison, a dark cell, inside the mind you're alienated, unconscious of yourself, of this reality of your true self, of your natural state of being. That means unconsciousness, automatism, mechanicity, separativity, the sense of a contraction of a present identity, which is basically this movement of this entity, conflict, grief, inadequacy, what is not real faking to be real, this sense of me, that someone present. Your real nature is your real essential nature, it is the ultimate reality overlaying that reality. We get the mind movement, chaotic, conflicted, unconscious, all this confidence as we had always said, all this confidence we had given to this movement,creates this entity, that creates the imagination of someone present and that is the life inside the darkroom.
This supposed identity with its greed, envy, desires, wishes, fears, many fears, countless misery, the misery of separation, the misery of fear, there's no reality on it, or the reality of this is only a reality of an apparition, of an imagination, during a long long time we have been asserting this supposed identity through beliefs, asserting through suffering, that this sense of separation produces, now you come to Satsang and I invite you to listen to this time and the next one, and next, you listen to basically the same, it's necessary that hypnosis is broken, it means not only the end of the beliefs, but the end of this contraction inside this mechanism, this assumed identity, which doesn't consist of beliefs alone, ideologies, superstitions, concepts, experiences accumulation, memories, it's also something more solid, more experiential, it's a contraction in this mechanism, it permeates this body-mind, all memory of feelings, emotions and sensations, it's enhanced not only by those beliefs, superstitions, conclusions, paradigms and everything else, but besides it confirms it all, it maintains this refereeing, all this is pure unconsciousness.

We lack this self-inquiry, or this investigation about ourselves, not only the mental aspect of this research, but this physiological, biological, such mechanics, the mechanics of the self, the mechanics of this supposed separate identity, this aspect is only possible in this action of the Grace, this action of the Presence, this action of God, of the Presence, it is possible to wake up by the Grace, an awakening to this, an awakening to who we are, to our real identity, this real identity is no longer a contraction in this body-mind mechanism, it is beyond mechanics, it is beyond memory, focused on this mechanism, in this body, that´s why we have said that the awakening is the realization out of this programming order, this memory in this mechanism, this body-mind. In India they call it the end of the vasanas, vasanas are these trends within the mechanism, this body-mind, this strong and irresistible attraction, unconscious and mechanical, this automatic reply to this unconsciousness.

At the reasons on which you approach to the real self-inquiry that is meditation itself, meditation is only possible in real self-inquiry,  self-inquiry is meditation, meditation is surrender, surrender to the reality of Being, this consciousness, this Presence, this Grace in the reason in which it happens, this body-mind mechanism starts working in a totally different way, begins to have new answers to this conditioning, this programming into the memory, all this is by the Grace alone, you don't do anything, you only be silent and it happens, as now here in Satsang. You need to find out what is being silent, which is to remain in non-resistance, this means surrender, delivery to this Presence, to this moment of Grace, a moment of this liberation.

Everything that happens in Satsang is meditation, meditation is the natural state, which is Grace, you have been trying during a long time, through different methods, rituals, cerimonies, practices, readings and everything else, now I invite you in Satsang only to be together, in this heart, in the heart of the Grace, in only one hearing, in only one glance, without resistance.., without discussing what it is, notice that no opinion is placed, no conclusion can be drawn a speech like this, there is nothing being said at all, that is being talked about, nothing you can capture and transform in a system, a new belief system, a new belief, we have enough beliefs, so we only keep in this instant, in this moment with this Presence, which is Grace, who is Being, which is Silence, we discover what is letting loose the sense of someone opining, judging, comparing, intellectually accepting or rejecting what is being said, we only hear this, this look, this heart, this Grace, this Presence and all that happens naturally, the awakening is a natural action of Grace.

If there is no question remaining right here, in this silence. Let's leave it by now.

Namaste!

October 30, 2014

Satsang is the mirror of the Grace


Nevertheless, once  discovered the depth of life beyond separation, beyond the distance beyond the subject and object, beyond the desire and fear, beyond the sentiment, the thought and emotion, beyond the body and mind, a look without separation where everything is seen without the divisions of the intellect, what thought has naturally to do, there's nothing else to do. What we are telling you is that there is nothing out of place, there is nothing to fix or adjust because everything is what it is, because nothing can be different, because this is so. Discover it ... 

Where have we been failing, but when we look at life through the concepts that are the ideas we believe in? Where is all this? Isn´t it only in our particular way of seeing everything? And what does this particular way imply? 

We're asleep ... What a strange night.....  What dreams are these? Where is the life? What life is this ...? I'm depressed, I'm suffering, I'm lonely ... Is this "my" life? When you enter in this blog, what do you have here? A single moment to look and ask yourself: Is it like this? Am I facing  life? Or am I against the thought  about it? Or facing the feeling that this thought produces, in the particularization of a story connected to this body that I tell everyone to be "my" body ... We can leave it aside - this mental conception - discovering what life really is, in what is it? Without “someone" without “me" with a story about it. Is it possible a life only being life? Without a story where there is no more "I”? No picture of yourself that can be offended, injured, hurt,  depressed, etc?

I can tell you some things, but what importance does it have to you? It's just one more of the things we have read or hear from "somebody" and "someone". He/ She cannot show us anything else than what he/she knows; and that "someone" knows, it is only part of what he /she also believes: part of the concepts, ideas and thoughts that he/she carries with him/her. Do you Know what it means? Don´t you know? You cannot get this from the "other", just more continuity, belief, more repetition, more imitation, more adjustments, more "dreams" ... There is no reality in the thought of "someone", just the reality that the thought has. A concept, a belief, a form of mental standard, distant from the reality of the Being, the reality of what it is ... 

Now, let's talk some things about this simple view, with directivity without the veil of mental interpretations. What do you think of a life without personal motives, in a direct response to every movement of life as it happens around you? Notice the difficulty that your mind has to understand what we're saying ... How does this sound? Popcorn without salt? Something nothing interesting? Why would it be interesting? What is a life this way?  Without this limitation of a particular proposal? We're talking about real life, unknown to most, the life of compassion, love, peace, freedom, bliss ... What's interesting about this? This life where the truth is present, where no illusions are there, where there is depth, richness and that indescribable joy of Being? This full sense of completeness and wholeness ... 

Do not ask about it to "someone" who could tell you about it? And to prove you the truth of what you have  just read ... This is what you are. In front of a mirror in Satsang you can see it by yourself. Without a mirror it cannot be seen, how can you  look at yourself without a mirror? How can you leave yourself and look at yourself? Satsang is the mirror of the Grace, where the grace  that is you , is mirrored without being seen, but being remembered, awaken, in this beautiful work that is Satsang. Come and allow yourself to discover the depth of life, beyond the separation...

October 29, 2014

The Grace's door


How nice to be together, you are all welcome to another Satsang. 

We are facing what our heart yearns deeply, our heart yearns for freedom, everyone is in search of this freedom, the maturity level is what will determine where we're looking for this freedom, this inner level of maturity. 

Freedom is the end of the conflict, the end of all forms of suffering, we've been talking about it every day, we are talking and writing about it, we are giving hints about it, we're sharing with you, putting in front of you an open door, we are pointing to this door, a door in the place of an ancient wall, this wall has always been there, now this door is there, the wall is all that you know, and the door is the possibility of the new, the unknown, the wall is all the programming, all this old structure, all beliefs, all forms of spiritual practices, so as any kind of interest in worldly achievements, when we talk about these worldly accomplishments known in this life, where all our interests are seated in acquiring, in owning, in getting, to hold the outside, the outside, that's always a present wall, In Satsang you have an open door to the new, to the unknown, and this step out of mind, only a careful, considerate and caring look at this door, can allow you to realize how important it is this adventure, the adventure of the new, the inedited , of what has never been seen, in this present wall that has been there for all this time . 


That's why you think it´s all very strange when you begin to hear us, we are talking about something entirely unknown, for everything that is there in this body and mind, in this organism, we are talking about  a completely unknown state, this state of not knowing, of not wanting, not-need, not seeking, not caring, the complete lack of interest in these so-called achievements in all levels, just a silence within it, the life in itself, loose, natural, without any fixed position only this dance, the dance into the unknown, the unfamiliar dance. No worry about the future, any result does not matter, you will not be there yourself, nothing can be repeated, all that has happened, so there is no fear, then the past is not important, the future does not matter, the present does not matter, life takes care of itself, you have not been there yourself, you will not be there and you are  not even here, time loses all relevance, because the thought has lost its relevance, it is very scary, a response from life to life, life in its own unknown and unsafe movement, uncertain, free. To through this door means it, this means Supreme Intelligence Supreme Truth, the supreme here is natural, natural is supreme, notice that it has absolutely nothing to do with religious, mystical or spiritual experiences. This is the natural awakening of the unknown, the unspeakable, the unmentionable ... 

Then notice that we're talking to you tonight, in this moment, about what is not personal, there is nothing personal here, what is scarier at first appears as the loveliest of all truth, that´s what frees you from the time , thought and imagination. I`m telling the truth that you are not a person, it is not your life being lived, it is this impersonal presence, taking care of everything, moving,  this unknown and unnamed, that is the truth about you. We do not know, the mind is impossible to have an approximation of what is Satsang, this can not be understood, understood, is not explainable, this open door to Grace that is this open door. We are in a time to wake up, it's not a moment of your awakening, I said it is the moment of awakening, this natural awakening of this divine awakening this sacred awakening, the awakening of life, consciousness, that limitless Presence. Keep this look at this direction, go through that door, do not allow yourself to resist to this irresistible grace, leave yourself there, surrender, do not fight, do not resist, abandon your arrogance, your conceit, vanity, this ostentatious, the ostentation of certainty, the ostentatious living security, the ostentation of knowledge, then it can do the job, the Grace can do its job, and this job is not only introducing you to the door, but through that door, It and you are one, we are talking about something very natural, something that holds the power of that presence, then leave this simplicity be abandoned in its delivery, and let It take care of everything, let It take care of everything, let it take care of everything. Awakening is an action of the Grace, and the Grace is the action of God. And this action of God brings you back home from which one you have never left. It was all just a misunderstanding, just a mistake, just a distraction, just a temporary separation, a estrangement like that of the prodigal son in the house of his father, home was always there, always there, and the father, is so. 

We´re coming to the end of our encounter. See you on Monday!

October 23, 2014

Decharacterizing the sense of authorship


You know that these speeches in Satsang, have a unique proposal, that  is what we could call, now, in this instant, decharacterization.  Decharacterization of something, that we consider so basic to be experienced. This happens in this decharacterization of the authorship sense. 

We have a strong sense of being the author, that we are in the control. We spend a lifetime without questioning it.  All kinds of speech we hear, the books we read, the conversations we had,  there  are many ways  to happen, socially speaking,  trying to convince us, day after day. This happens  in the books, in the dialogues, in the contacts and such things,  that we are lords, responsible for our actions, naturally for our future, guilty for our past, if it was not good or if it is not being generous to us now, in this instant. The common speech is, build, accomplish, do, go there and conquer, you are someone, you can. There are numerous speeches, phrases, all kind of placements  that we have like this. So many placements we hear of this type, evolve, grow, spiritualize yourself, perform your virtues, reach your virtues, ultimately, there are a lot of talks in this direction. 

But, actually what do we have? We have now a characterization that must be seen, it is mischaracterized in a statement about what we are, in a direct investigation. Satsang is this proposal, of this self inquiry, of this state of meditation, that is your natural state and of a Real Surrender to this Presence, to what  in fact we are. What we have to ask ourselves is:  "if we are living or if life is happening." The idea is that we are living and we do not have the slightest notion that life is just happening. 

When you stop and say, "I'm living ', what do you mean by that when you say ,” I'm living?” What do you call, what do you denominate, what do you mean by this, "I`m" living? For example, the body is breathing, but this, is this something that you're doing? The body is breathing, are you doing it? You have just  had lunch, is the digestion happening or not? Or is that you who is doing it ? When you lie down to sleep, is the sleepiness that catches you or is that you who falls asleep? When people say, I fell asleep, what do we mean by, "I fell asleep"? Is that you who grabbed the sleepiness? In the morning, when you find yourself already woken up,  out of sleep, was it you who came out from sleep or is the sleep over? 

Get it? Where are you on it? Where are you in the breath? Are you responsible for the breathing? Are you? By  the digestion? Falling asleep? Exiting sleepness?  When you move your arm like this, are you responsible for that? Is that enough just a decision? Just an idea to determine  this  event?  Is it like that? Help me! I just have the idea, I'll get up and walk? Is that how it works? Just that? Does an idea make it happen? Oh, of course not!

You are healthy, is this your decision? Yes or no? No! You forgot the key, there in your work and came home without the key, is that true? Was that you who forgot the key? Did you take that decision? Do you decide? What do you decide? Where are you? I'm wondering where are you in the simple actions, day by day, it is not in the special tasks, I mean in the simple actions. Do you notice  that we are not even in the simple actions? How does someone says: I  realized, I won? A guy won a  fortune, became a millionaire, is this true? Can you decide to become a millionaire? And what about this decision that is only a wish, necessarily is fulfilled, Is this because was there  a decision? Can´t we realize that there are many factors involved, for a simple action to happen? This simple action, such as raising the arm, moving the arm or standing, walking, or any other. In this  simple action, there is so much involved in it, how can you locate an element called "I" in it? 

There's no "I"! Get it? What is the next thought that you will have? You can determine this? Or also the thought just happens,? Isn´t it? So, where are you? Where are you in the decision? Is a decision yours? Or is that a thought that comes, lodges, and knocks, knocks, knocks, knocks, keeps knocking . See what we mean? 

When you have this clear, this mischaracterization, this thing that was put there as an idea, because it is only an idea, the idea of being the author, to be in control of doing the things. When there is such mischaracterization, when there is the  end of this idea, so realize how simple it is, as someone said here, now the morning, even  intellectually we can notice this. Can´t we? Even to realize intellectually that you do not exist? Your body is there breathing, the heart is beating, the digestion happening, the desire to go to the bathroom, assimilation, expression, the sleep, everything, everything, and you are not present. 

This  bothers us at first, because it takes from us this responsibility, but  exactly this is the thing, to be without liability, realizing that you do not exist! It is very stupid to get bored with it because it is liberating, it takes a huge burden from  you. Isn´t it true? Isn´t it so? That´s it! Now that´s it! Now you have a  heart to look at life without the idea of someone making it happen. It's when you stop saying "my life",it  is when you stop blaming others for their lives, because everything happens simply because it happens. And there is only one author, the only one who is held responsible and it is not you. So, it takes away from  you a huge weight. 

Ramana said; you enter in the train, and forgetting that it is the train that carries you and your luggage, you stay with it on the shoulders. Take your luggage away and put it in the trunk, and remember:  it is the train that takes you, takes you and your luggage. It's when you have this opportunity to rest, to look at life happening, it is when you have the opportunity to celebrate the life, to have only gratitude, bowing in front of the existence. 

This does not require you to be humble, it requires you to recognize that the Truth is simple. And this recognition in itself is an action of this same Divine Presence. So you start to work it in yourself  to let  in the right hands the right job. You're a dentist, the other is a mechanical. The mechanical surrenders to the dentist for the dentist to take care of his teeth. You're a dentist who surrenders to the mechanic, or deliver your car to him, for him to take care of your car, you are in the right hands. Because  if one tries to do the other's work, as it is impossible to happen,  you can not get anything right. So are we in this idea  of carrying the  life, you can not carry life, because if you carry the life, what are you doing? Who is doing what? Where are you in this? What is its the result? 

An identification with a story. A history with  the sense of someone. We're stuck to this characterization, that is just a characterization. It is the idea of a character, and that's how they call the characters were characterized, they are just characters, they have clothes, a style, an action model, of actions of a character, and this is not real, it is not real, this is the model of action, that I call my life. 

Now look at this so called my life, life is still going on, but the idea of my life, inside the life, is the idea of separation, is the idea of the control, is the idea of manipulation, is the idea of an author . The result of this is stress, anxiety, guilt, fear, remorse, all these names we have given to these mental states, in this identification with a sense of an author, a lord, a controller and a responsible. Isn´t  it? 

But if you rest as the wises from Zen, they say, in Zen, there, the one who is woken up, says: When you are thirsty, drink water .When you are sleepy, sleep. When you feel cold, take a shelter. When you feel hot, remove the coat. So when you just respect this, in a direct form. When you stay  just with this, life shows itself , in a very generous way, because there is no more sense of separation within life, classifying, naming, separating, splitting, adjusting or trying to adjust something. 

All that can be done is already being done, and all that is going to happen, will happen. There is nothing that an idea that you have there, can do something to change it, nothing. This mechanism, this body that appears in the mirror every morning , that you give a bath, give food, give bed to sleep. This body has a schedule that will obey precisely this schedule. It is something precise, accurate, mischaracterization, clearly being  seen. It puts you completely free of any responsibility of authorship. 

Your only freedom here is the freedom to see that Life is what it is. Do you understand that? What is it to be free from  the sense of me, from the “I” ,from  the person, from the ego, as we want to call it, it is simply to see a fact in front of yourself there, in front of the eyes, you're facing  a fact, of something you cannot deny. Thoughts come and go, the programming of the body is already there, the life is happening, and you simply resting in your heart, in your Real Life. 

In this living is revealed  Peace, Silence, Freedom. You can now, here, facing this, have the same essence of the whole thing. You can even be facing one only Reality, which remains as the foundation of everything, then there is no separation. It is a complete disidentification with the history of the body, with its programming, it is a complete disidentification with any mental history, all of it based on a memory connected to that body. And there, there is the Freedom, and there , there is the Peace, Silence, the Truth, and the Divine Love. 

The Divine Love is the sole author of all. I'm saying that behind every experience, also prior to each experiment, and within each experiment, and when I say, every experience I say all experience, in this One Truth, all we have is this Divine Loving Presence that does everything. When I use the word loving here, it is clear that here it does not enter the sentimental sense, in the sense of the so-called love that we know, love mixed with satisfaction, pleasure, desires, concepts about  what it is and what it is not , about what is right or wrong. Because the word love or loving, is in a completely new direction, in the sense of that all is this Divine Will, complete, perfect. That is what we can call mischaracterization of illusion, we can call this mischaracterize what really took that character of truth, which is in fact an illusion being shown, being seen and being unmasked. It is basically this. 

You are here today, this afternoon, right now, at this moment, more than to hear, you are here to make sure, that there is only this Presence that is all. And it is liberating. To recognize yourself, is to recognize your own  freedom. So simple, so simple, there is nowhere, nowhere there, outside, no work to do there outside, there's nothing to see outside, no author there outside. You are this reality, in which everything happens. 

Then your life, which is this single life is happening now, with deep gratitude. Because you know, you feel it,  it is clear to you there, in your Real Nature, that everything is in its place. So there is no more conflict, no more fear, no more any idea about what it should be, of what it might have been. That's it!

October 20, 2014

The mind is the slip and who falls it´s you.



PARTICIPANT: Who am I, right? Everything you see you give a name. And this state cannot be described, it is what it is .... It is beyond the mind. I am or I am not, it is or it is not ... Does it look like I'm freaking out, what is it? 

MG: But it is curious what you expose, because that feeling of "I'm freaking out," of "what is it"? But is it like this? Actually, this is only possible because everything is still being viewed within a referential point of view, of an entity that seeks to locate there. So there is always this pseudo identity, even though camouflaged, hidden, seeking for a location, seeking for a security, a positioning. It has to be there to feel comfortable. That's addiction, it is a habit. It's been so long there in this mechanism, in this organism and it has been like this in the humanity for millennia. Always this sense of self. 

Right now, sitting there now, it's just the sitting, there isn´t anyone. It's just the sitting, it´s just the lying, it's just the talking, just the hearing, just the view. It is not someone watching, it is not someone sitting, it is not someone lying, it is not someone talking. There is no need for the common belief of an entity involved in such a process, because there is so much involved in the process as being seated, or lying, or talking, you cannot locate an identity there. It is the sense that the mind gives to a locator, to a sensor, to an observer, to a talker, to a listener. 

It is only the mind that creates this illusion of presence of something or someone, in a process that is so simple at the same time there is so much involved in this, there are so many things involved in it. But the mind creates an identity, it brings an identity. And everything is just an action of this one, this only, you see, this only One Presence, and it is not spatial, then it is not located in this body there, as someone. It is sat down and it is the seat itself. It's the talk and it is the listener itself. It is lying and it is the bed. There is nothing that can separate it only the mind making distinctions and naming things. It is only one present reality, in this tremendous thing that is the phenomenon that there is much in it, and at the same time so simple. 

Stay in the listening, stay in the speaking, stay in the rest  and be content with this. The mind jumps over a phrase, a set of words, and creates an identity there, to judge, to evaluate, to classify, to name the phenomenon. This is the sense of separateness, of this so-called I, self, ego, person, it doesn´t exist ,now it exists being viewed within a referential point of view, of an entity that seeks to be located there. So there is always this pseudo identity, even though camouflaged, hidden, seeking for a location, seeking for a security, a positioning. It has to be there to feel comfortable. That's an addiction, it is a habit. It's been so long there in this mechanism, in this organism and it has been like this in the humanity for millennia. Always this sense of self. 

You are very well thank you without the sense of self, and you're well wrapped, for not using a well foul expression here, with the sense of self, you're bad, you're damned, screwed. Because the ego wants something different from what is here, look at this very pleasant moment, look at this, unique, extraordinary moment in which this much is happening, and this simplicity is happening. But this sense of me, wants something different from it. He is looking for something bigger, better, more pleasurable than this. Being is not enough, it has to have the doing. How to do? What? Why? Stay there, in what it is. 

Not even drinking coconut water, under a coconut tree, watching the waves breaking on the rocks, watching the sunset, this in this moment is so extraordinary that even this picture now became pale. The mind projects a better time than this, but without the mind, there is no better time than this one. Did you see clearly? (Laughs). 

PARTICIPANT: Wow, I've seen it so clear now! 

M.G: Did you see it clearly? You stay here, I want to be, to be ... Where? Doing what? This is the best, what´s the best, what´s the best? You keep fooling yourself. I've been telling that the best is the next second as it manifests itself, it is the best. Today here it is great, it is well, do not try to convince me to go somewhere, to do something, to get something out of it. Because it is only it now. 

Are we together? Tell me? When you're there, the mind is a bandit, because it says: Is there anything further you can do better? And it slips, it does not slip, it is the slip itself, and who falls on this slip, it's you.

The thing is now, right here, right now, nothing else, nothing better, nothing greater, nothing more profound or interesting. 

It's like this!

October 19, 2014

THE CAKE RECEIPT



This personal contact is fundamental. This is like to make a cake. You make a cake, see if it’s right: you make a cake, put into the oven, then in three minutes we open the oven, take a look how it is and put into again. Leaves there for more three minutes, take a look again at the cake, is like that? to make a cake?

PARTICIPANTS: so now wilted (laughter of participants) ...

M.G: Hey, is not like that?

PARTICIPANT: No Sir.

PARTICIPANT: it is not 3 minutes, it is 30 minutes, after 30 minutes you open the oven, take a look at the cake and stuck toothpick

M.G: So, how can we wake up doing the wrong thing? If I am telling you that to make this cake, you can not touch it, you have to come to Satsang, and to the next, and to the next, until you realize that you are the Satsang. Until realize that Guru outside and you are One, then the cake is ready, otherwise you stay in that thing. 

PARTICIPANT: Is like you only have the cake recipe, have a big ice cream over there that If I give you just the recipe you don’t make it, no way.
M.G: And the recipe is right, is not?

PARTICIPANT: The recipe is right, but if you just have the recipe, and there is nobody that knows how to make it, you don’t make it, not at all… you can follow the recipe and it will not work.

OTHER PARTICIPANT: It’s very interesting Marcos have this perception, knowing that the first Sattsang discomfort is natural, and know that is nothing wrong with the discomfort, nothing wrong with fear, with feeling, with the smile, nothing wrong to feel vulnerable, insecure…

M.G: There’s no way to tell you what it is, what it is, is like this. The fear is a good partner, no problem, face the fear as a companion along the way, you are looking what you are, and the look for what you are, is scary, because sense of control is falling down, it is there for thousand years, you think that you are there for 3, 4,5,6, 7 decades, this is there for thousand years, you can’t see how arrogance we say, I, we, human beings , our inventions, our discovers, how we evolve, all these things is blah blah blah, we don’t evolve, nothing is evolving, the existence is making everything, there is not someone making, but no, we say: look back at our achievement, our accomplishments, and also have assumed the environment damage, the  human damage, always the arrogance to be someone there; so you come to Satsang, and start to realize that you are a fraud, that you don’t exist, there is nobody, it’s only the life moving, changing, ending with the dinosaurs to arise others species, ending with the whales to arise others species, ah the golden monkey lion,…

(...)So, what happens, there is a Work in the presence of a awakened  that it is not possible, for the most people, it’s not possible to do this just with the cake recipe, just reading or just practicing by yourself, or just trying a self-investigation by yourself, the mind will mess up.

October 15, 2014

Satsang - These Meetings Are Always Challenging Encounters



These meetings are always challenging, we face always big challenges in the mind. These  speeches as well as the general purpose of this work are always weird to the mind. This explains why we were not confortable when we attempt to capture this. When we try to put this work  into what is common, what is known.

We have always unanswered questions. They are answered, but still remains answered, because you may not get it, you can not achieve this, there is no way to learn it, to hold it and that's the beauty of truth, it can not be yours, may not be his, hers, mine neither. The truth ends with the illusion, the illusion of someone  to get this, with the illusion of someone  to miss it. To hear it sounds very weird, to say that  there is nothing  to you in this room, inside the proposal of this room, the proposal of this meeting in Satsang ...

Now, all you need is exactly what you are not able to find, it is something that is present that is beyond to any effort on your part. In each attempt on your part it escapes from you. Any effort on your part means nothing; we have often spoken to you about the Grace. The Grace is this unknown action. It reveals everything you need and it shows you that you do not need anything. In this absence, this absence of being, this absence of capture, this lack of sustain something, I speak of this lack of desire to achieve something, this lack of desire to take something, in this absence of being a person, here's the freedom.

The freedom is its absence. In the freedom there is no anybody, I can give you some advises of it: Any sensation presents now, any feeling presents now, every feeling, every emotion and every thought do not imply someone’s need. Here is there a freedom. If you take this as being someone this someone appears. The "I" has no real existence, until the mere thought is valued through an supposed identity from behind him.

PARTICIPANT: So, we may become worthy of Grace? Or worthiness has nothing to do with Grace?

MG: The worthiness has nothing to do with the Grace, the Grace itself, It is already enough by itself, it is already complete, total, and It does not deal with any effort, It doesn´t see anyone, you are already the Grace and if you are within  Satsang with the Grace, that you are, you already have everything. You can not deserve neither leave it aside, because you're already this. The issue is not the absence of Grace, the Grace is always present. The grace is like a space that is not seen because it is full of stuffs within it. If the stuffs are taken, Grace is seen. It was always there. This movement of taking the stuffs from that space, that is Grace, is the movement of the Grace. So this is not worthiness.  Here you hear me tell, surrenders, do not resist, surrender, and in fact I know you can not do that anymore. This is the movement of Grace, but you are the Grace, so I know it's already there, that possibility is already there, paradoxically is not there, is not there in the effort, the intent, planning neither, through techniques or practices, but is already there in the simple non-resistance, in simple non-fight against what is already there, in the simple surrender and so in this surrender, here's the whole thing.

You are present in Satsang by action of Grace and it is only the Grace, there is no worthiness in this, there is no effort on your part, but it indicates a surrender, indicates a non-resistance, this indicates that there was a reception. There was a response to this invitation, a response from anyone. I know it's pretty crazy, It is a very strange statement, all these speeches or lines are very crazy. You are here because something is bringing you and that something is the Grace. It is cleaning this space, It is showing itself, It is self-revealing, Being is effulgent by itself. Consciousness is self-effulgent. This Presence shines by itself. It makes the whole thing, this presence is the Grace and this presence is God. In this sense, this Presence is the Guru. Understands us, He is not outside, God is not outside, the Grace is not outside, the Guru is not outside. It's just an idea that God was outside, that Grace was outside, this Guru was outside and this presence was outside .Everything is just one thing, which is the Presence, the Grace, the Being, the God, who is the Guru, that is you.

You hear a non-dual speech, do not try to put it in terms of cause and effect, this first and then that We are saying that everything is happening simultaneously, then meditation, which is the surrender, which is self-investigation, which is the Grace. You are this One Presence, which is the Grace, which is the being, which is Consciousness, then this current space does not change with the absence of these stuffs inside of this space. It always continues being the same. What changes here is that in the absence of is a finding of this space, which was always presents. This is what we call awakening or realization, you are that Grace always presents, but to be aware of this Grace only in the emptying, only in the removal of these stuffs, just because of this space´s liberation, which is the surrender. You will become aware of the presence of Grace, in the proportion of yours surrender, as I just said now.

Being  present here is the surrender, being in Satsang is the surrender, this is the work, this reveals the Grace, this is already the Grace, then it is not related to worthiness, it is related only to surrender, we could call it as true love for the truth. None of this comes from a choice, from a want or from a personal decision. There is no one in this. You are in Satsang  because is your moment.  This is the time of the Grace, to reveal itself, to show to itself.  God does not want to continue disguised as a non-being God.  The truth no longer wants to continue disguised as non-truth. This consciousness presents here no longer wants to continue disguised as unconsciousness, disguised as ego´s mind. The totality no longer wants to continue disguised as parties. This unique reality no longer wants to continue disguised as as many appearances in many appearances, disguised as multiplicity.

The big secret remains being the surrender, the non-resistance, the non-fight against the flow, the flow of the river. It is needed this, nothing more. You do not have to understand anything, there is nothing to be understood. The problem with some of you is exactly this. You want to understand how to accelerate it, it seems you are in a race, you are not competing with anyone´s place, there is no one, there is no place to arrive. The weather here is worthless. This is completely irrelevant. The time is only for the mechanism, it is not yours,  it is only matter for him and not for you, what really matters to you is the surrender, you are not in a race, there is no one with you, there are only you and yourself .

You do not surrender; do not surrender to another, but to yourself. It is in this sense that the Grace is not outside, that the Guru is not outside, that the Presence is not outside, that the Being is not outside, that the non-separation is not anything outside. All the maturity you need is already here, because otherwise you would not be in this room. All ability, capacity and all the power are already here, otherwise you would not appreciate Satsang. Although, whatever the mind can do, it will keep doing. The purpose of these meetings is to investigate these tricks that the mind continues making to some mechanisms here. Your body and mind are just mechanisms, my speech is addressed to you, not to this mechanism. Our speeches in Satsang aim to end to these tricks of this egoic mind. That means part of this emptying  of this space, as well as the work of the Grace, in order to reveals itself.

Everything is this Presence. Everything is this Grace. Your Real Nature is this silence, this is Freedom, this Grace and this naturalness. You deal with a lot of unnecessary things. This is what I call as distractions, the mind loves distractions, this egoic mind loves distractions, all it can do is to deal with things, to deal with stuffs, to fill this space, this space which is the space of Silence, Peace, Freedom, Grace and Happiness. Everything the mind can do is filling this space with distractions. The pursuit of spiritual experiences is distractions. The pursuit of knowledge about it is distraction. The pursuit of sidhis is distractions. Some of you want power, power to heal, power to predict the future, power to be able to see what happened in the past, power to be able to travel on an astral body. All of these are  distractions. If you want to keep busy with it, filling that space, which is the space of Silence, of the Grace, the absence of ego with these things (...)

PARTICIPANT: I want to make a better world (laughs).

M.G: Distractions. Everything is distractions, my great friend “Pontes”, fixing the world, save the planet, you are here to get out of this dream, wake up is to get out from the dream, awakening is releasing the sense of separation. It is to live free from ego, free from all this buildup, from all this mental content.

PARTICIPANT: I want to save me from myself!

MG: You can not, this is still an occupation, it is still hindering the work of the grace to reveal your self ...

PARTICIPANT: We can not do anything.

MG: It's exactly that, we can do nothing, unfortunately, we can do nothing.

PARTICIPANT: We can only stay in Satsang, It is to leave this work on Guru’s hands.

MG Even if you have another theory, look what this participant just said, we only can  go to Satsang. This is because the Guru is the Grace, it is the Presence, it is God. There is no separation between you and the Guru, because there are anly yourself, which in yours Real Nature is already the Guru, but any thought about this is ego, It is to maintain, to create a concept about it.

PARTICIPANT: To be quiet so?

MG: Yes exactly it, to be quiet, It is all about it. In the bible says in Psalm 46 verse 10: "Stay quiet and know that I am God". It is only to be quiet, it is only that.

Well, today we're done here, Namaste! Until the next meeting!

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