What is Buddhism?
As I was just looking through my blog, I came across my last post on the same title, I Am Brahman~ This is the Truth~ Here~
As I read it, I remembered the experience I had when I posted it, the awesome meditation cd, The Secret to Healing by Deepak Chopra.( I know I never mention him, and no I am not employed by them. lol It was just $13 well spent.) I just expanded into the oneness. It was a phenomenal experience.
Not only Am I Brahman, We Are All Brahman~ That is so cool.
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I really have wanted to embed this amazing, awesome, heart expanding film but no code I have tried works. I checked working code and compared, no, will not work. Anyways, so I am not going to withhold it from you any longer. With no further adieu, allow me to present~
Its in High Definition, so watch full screen. It is in 4~ 30 minute sections. I hope you watch it, and share it. You can create your own post with it. Please do, you can probably even embed it. lol Just share it~
Here is there website, I emailed the filmmaker my gratitude & appreciation and he emailed me back. Imagine that. Just a lovely, conscious film~
I have really been enjoying my new Deepak Chopra meditation CD, The Secret of Healing. In sutra six he elaborates and defines, I Am Brahman. Such is the Truth. It deeply resonates and is helping enlightenment, heart expansion, and conscious awareness. I recently shared the shift of the Higher Self to the Inner Divine Self, going one more step, I Am Brahman. Such is the Truth.
In Hinduism, Brahman (ब्रह्मन् brahman) is “the unchanging reality a midst and beyond the world”, which “cannot be exactly defined”, but is Sat~Chit~Ananda (being-consciousness-bliss) and the highest reality. Brahman is conceived as personal (Saguna Brahman, with qualities, impersonal (Nirguna Brahman, without qualities) and/or Para Brahman, supreme, depending on the philosophical school. The sages of the Upanishads teach that Brahman is the ultimate essence of material phenomena (including the original identity of the human self) that cannot be seen or heard but whose nature can be known through the development of self-knowledge (atma inanna). According to Advaita, a liberated human being (jivanmukta) has realized Brahman as his or her own true self.
Auṃ – That supreme Brahman is infinite, and this conditioned Brahman is infinite. The infinite proceeds from infinite. If you subtract the infinite from the infinite, the infinite remains alone.
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Excerpt from The Secret of Healing:
I Am at peace free from all sorrow.
I Am Brahman.
Such is the Truth.
I Am blood. I Am flesh. I Am body. I Am consciousness. I Am mind also.
I Am Brahman.
Such is the Truth.
I Am the fermement. I am space. I Am the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the galaxies, and all things.
I Am Brahman.
Such is the Truth.
I like many others I know have been anticipating this linear date/time for a long, long time. Depending on what you believe, but since I believe in a life purpose and reincarnation, I will share from that perspective. Yesterday I was fortunate to read a post on Transitions, a blog by Denise Lefay which truly echoed and paralleled, my thoughts and feelings on this monumental time. This post is about the importance of NOW. If by chance you are a Metaphysical thinker or a Spiritual person and you hold any store to the relevance of this December 2012, you will find this message that Denise shared by an entity that calls itself Conscious Awareness, very relevant. I found it profound and inspiring. Here is an excerpt:
That you are, each and one of you, Divine in your nature. That each and every one is a part of the Divine plan for these times. And that many have come specifically, indeed, this Awareness would say, all have come specifically at this time to have the experience of these times. Those who have volunteered to be present in this time of unfolding, this time of ending, this time of new beginnings, have done so with clear inner awareness that they indeed did volunteer.
I feel NOW is the TIME, the TIME is NOW for ALL of us to AWAKEN, like sleeper cells. To AWAKEN to our mission of assisting in TRANSITION & ENLIGHTENMENT. For two weeks from December 12 to December 21 BE YOUR HIGHEST EXPRESSION of YOUR DIVINE SELF. REMEMBER WHO YOU TRULY ARE.
Sorry for the CAPS, I am just really adamant about this.
BE LOVE! BE PEACE! BE BLISS!
I am usually good with snappy titles but I do not really know what to call this post. I receive email newsletters from a couple of spiritual type gurus. Now, I do not mean to be demeaning or condescending as I think everyone has something to offer. At various times in my life I have participated in this or that system, and I have gotten something from all of them. What makes me cynical however are blind follower’s. Anybody with guru or teacher worship, anybody that doesn’t continually question. What got me to thinking was a newsletter about pilgrimages to the Yucatan for December, 21, 2012.
This lovely woman/guru was telling everyone that she had been booked for a long time, but could recommend three other metaphysical journeys with other authors/guru/teachers. This whole Maya calender end date scenario has spurred a cottage industry. It must take great courage and strength to be an atheist, as it seems to me we as humans all NEED something to believe. Something in me finds that just pathetic. I am so sorry if this is insulting to anyone but I include myself. Why can’t we/I, just know there is a Source of Love and Creation/God, and know we are part of that Source, and that be enough? Is it we like to be a part of a social group, feel like we belong to something, feel like we have inside information (this has always been a favorite of mine, as I am a bit arrogant)? Whatever it is it makes me all the more cynical and sardonic.
I am a double Scorpio and my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks, so this may in part explain my cynicism. LOL
I am not questioning as in asking for answers from anyone, it was just a curious observation.
Edited to add: I would however invite your opinions and discussion. 🙂
Alexey Petrovich Bogolyubov (16 March 1824 – 3 February 1896)
Past life memories are heightened as I study History. I have remembered flashes of many that have really been confirmed and clarified during my study. I have always been so drawn to Istanbul and thought what it might be like to sit out by the water and have a coffee.
Founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, the city now known as Istanbul developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. For nearly sixteen centuries following its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomansconquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the last caliphate. Although the Republic of Turkey established its capital in Ankara, palaces and imperial mosques still line Istanbul’s hills as visible reminders of the city’s previous prominence.
Buddhism originates in the teachings of Shakyamuni (Gautama Siddartha), who was born in what is now Nepal some 2,500 years ago.
Shakyamuni was born a prince, but from a young age he became aware of and was profoundly troubled by the problem of human suffering. He became increasingly possessed by a longing to abandon the secular world and go out in search of a solution to the inherent sufferings of life. Buddhist scriptures describe four encounters which served to awaken in him an awareness of four sufferings common to all people–birth, aging, sickness and death–and a desire to seek their solution. Eventually he renounced his princely status and embarked on a spiritual quest to understand how human suffering could be overcome.
For several years, he subjected himself to ascetic disciplines but found it impossible to reach emancipation through such self-mortification, and eventually rejected these practices. Then, near the city of Gaya, he seated himself under a pipal tree and entered meditation. There he attained an awakening, or enlightenment, to the true nature of life and all things. It was because of this enlightenment that he came to be called Buddha, or “Awakened One.” After his awakening, Shakyamuni is said to have remained for a while beneath the tree, rejoicing in his emancipation yet troubled by the knowledge of how difficult it would be to communicate what he had realized to others. At length, however, he resolved to do so, so that the way to liberation from the sufferings of birth and death would be open to all people.
According to tradition, Shakyamuni then traveled widely throughout the Indian subcontinent sharing his enlightened wisdom, promoting peace and teaching people how to unleash the great potential of their lives. His compassionate intention was to enable all people to attain the same awakened state of life that he had attained.
It is thought that Shakyamuni died at age 80. Following his death, his teachings were recorded by his disciples in the form of sutras and spread throughout Asia, giving rise to a number of distinct schools of Buddhism, generally characterized by an emphasis on peace and compassion.