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SRI BHAGAVAN: "The Awakened One is free. The unawakened one tries to be free."
Summary notes – Guide of Oneness India explanation for this week’s webcast:received Friday, June 22, 2012
The Awakened One is free. The unawakened one tries to be free.
The Awakened One is already free and there is no struggle. There is no becoming. Basically, he is not trying to be somebody else or he is not trying to change. He is not unhappy about what is there or what he is. Instead, he is completely at ease with himself in every way. There is no struggle to change and he is basically a free person.
When a person becomes Awakened we say that he has seen. We say he is the seer. What has he seen? He has seen the views and how the mind forms views. He has seen how the mind is forming perceptions. Then it is not there. Nothing is there. It is just experiencing.
For example, when you see a person, you immediately say, “this is Ramesha, this is Suresha, this is Shanti or this is Rena,” or whatever. So the mind relates to the picture it has formed earlier about a person. When it forms the picture, it then processes the data. Then it judges, describes and narrates. The mind is forming those pictures.
When a person becomes Awakened he can still recognize people: who they are, their names, their relations, etc. It doesn’t stay, but instead comes and goes. Since “he” is not there, the views are not there. He is free of the views.
Like the Buddha said, “In the seeing there is just the seeing. In the hearing there is just the hearing, and in the thinking just the thought.”
He is basically seeing reality as it is. He is experiencing reality as it is. He is always in the witnessing state and is only witnessing. Judgments are not forming nor are thoughts. He is free from that. This is how an Awakened being experiences freedom.
The unawakened one is continuously trying to change. He is continuously struggling. He doesn’t accept himself as he is. He feels inferior about himself or he feels superior about himself. He feels a struggle always going on.
There is a placard that says, “Angry people hurt others and hurt themselves. So don’t be angry. Be cool.” The statement, “Angry people hurt themselves and hurt others,” is important and fine.
However, when you say, “be cool” or “don’t hurt others,” then effort is required not to hurt others and maintain coolness. It means you are not really cool (calm).
Many disturbances are going on inside: anger, frustration, irritation, jealousy, insecurity and fear. They are all there and you constantly want to avoid them. You want to experience the state of no jealously, no insecurity, no anger, no frustration and no irritation instead.
You are continuously trying to get there because you are not there. That very trying to get there is the struggle. You are wanting to be free from this struggle.
The moment you realize and see, you become free of it. The moment you become aware, then the suffering and frustration you are experiencing go away automatically. This is how you have to see the mind. This is how you have to see how you are struggling.
When you feel inferiority you may say, “I am useless and good for nothing.” You cry and get depressed. But what you must do is become aware that there is a struggle to end the struggle.
When you feel jealousy, you don’t want to be jealous. Somebody said you should not be jealous. So when you are feeling jealousy you struggle.
The Awakened being is free from that struggle. When you are awakened you will be free from that suffering and in a very beautiful and wonderful state.
The unawakened one is always trying to be free from his suffering, free from his whatever.
You should contemplate this teaching and receive your own answers. Since you are unawakened you must contemplate on the second part of the teaching and how you are not free.
You can close your eyes and contemplate on what has been said here. Contemplate on how you are not seeing. When someone hurts you, you don’t see that you got hurt but instead you react. (See last week’s notes and teaching.)
To give you an example, you must see what is happening to you in your mind when somebody hurts you. There are so many fears and so many traumas possibly going on. If you close your eyes for some time and then you can just watch how many things come. Bhagavan will be clearing those things.
You can close your eyes and contemplate what is going on right now. This is a sadhana (spiritual practice) you can continue doing anytime.
If you have then seen so much about yourself in this manner, then during the webcast, it becomes very easy for Bhagavan to lift your Kundalini and push you to the Sahasrara (crown chakra). It can then become a permanent state.
For this reason it is so important that you do your sadhanas. So hopefully you are doing this sadhana and have contemplated on the teaching of the week, and have had your own breakthroughs.
Important from previous notes
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