Reality. All are aiming at one center, there is only this present


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Alan Watts, a philosopher and poet,  had already published 20 books on this the Infinite Self, from the standpoint of Christianity, several Eastern religions, psychology and psychiatry. From any perspective it is like a hub with one center. This is the highest teaching of all paths. From the Prologue to his 1972 autobiography:

 

“I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist only in the present, which is what there is and all that there is. From one point of view the present is shorter than a microsecond. From another, it embraces all eternity. But there isn’t anywhere, or any when else to be. History determines what we are only to the extent that we insist, now, that it does so. Likewise, the dream—or the nightmare—of the great tomorrow is a present fantasy which distracts us from both reality and eternity. For every sentient being is God–omnipotent, omniscient, infinite and eternal—pretending with the utmost sincerity and determination to be otherwise, to be a mere creature subject to failure, pain, death, temptation, hellfire and ultimate tragedy. One of the most intelligent, pleasant and scholarly men I know devotes himself to the creed that a noble human life is simply courage in the face of inevitable disaster and annihilation. But I won’t argue with him, anymore than I would argue with the fish for living in the sea. It’s his game, his style, his posture; and he does it very well.”

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“… I am trying to show that all are aiming, however disputatiously, at one center. This has been my way of making sense of life in terms of philosophy, psychology, and religion.”

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“My own work, though it may seem at times to be a system of ideas, is basically an attempt to describe mystical experience— not of formal divisions and supernatural beings, but of reality as seen and felt directly in a silence of words and mindings. In this I set myself the same impossible task as the poet: to say what cannot be said.… I am trying to get thinking people to be aware of the actual vibrations of life as they would listen to music.”

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“…. Do you suppose that God takes himself seriously? I know a Zen master, Joshu Sasaki, who has let it be known that the best form of meditation is to stand up with your hands on your hips and roar with laughter for 10 minutes every morning.”

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Alan Watts, In My Own Way, An Autobiography 1915-1965, published 1972.

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He is talking of the infinite self that we are, have always been and always will be. Infinite. The highest ancient teaching that predates Lord Buddha by thousands of years before written word; it then appears in the Vedas and Upanishads. Teachings of Advaita. Jnana Yoga. The highest teaching. You are the infinite Self. You are not the body or the mind, You are the witness. You are the screen on which the play of the world is occurring. The Biblical dramas and Greek tragedies especially at holiday times, family.

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We can instantly change perspective. See it all as it is. I AM. There is no world – I am all that is. I am infinite. Suffering is of the world, the body, the mind. Past and future do not exist, only this moment is real. Just BE. “I AM.”  Silence —no words, no thoughts. Focus the mind like a laser. Echoed in the bible, “Thou art That.” “I Am that I Am.” “I and my Father are one.”

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BE. Hit the beach at sunset. Take a walk in the woods or ski the mountain. Remember to BE with crystal clear consciousness, with no world obstructing the senses, BE with nothingness in silence. Pure. Self. Enjoy. Every second. Even when you work. Change perspective. Peace.

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Happy New Year!

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Dehypnotize yourself

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OM Shantih, Shantih, Shantih

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Peace, Peace, Peace

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  One Infinite

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Just Being

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Pretty cool, huh?

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