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I AM THAT By Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

Background Information

 

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s I AM THAT is one of my favorite books of all times.  Nisargadatta’s words are transformational and cut like a razor to the core of our being, opening us up to the truth of who we are.

 

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) lived and taught in a small apartment in the slums of Bombay.  A realized master of the Tantric Nath lineage, he supported himself and his family by selling cheap goods in a small booth on the streets outside his tenement for many years.

 

His life exemplified the concept of absolute non-duality of being.  His teaching style was simple, direct and immensely profound.  His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness, just by hearing or reading them.

 

I AM THAT (first published in 1973) is regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic.  It continues to draw new audiences and to enlighten those seeking self-realization.   Read more

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Taoist Guide To The Infinite Self: Free And Flow

 

We are not our physical body, mind, emotions, beliefs, nationality, gender or religion. We are an infinite being that is borrowing a body from the Source. We came to the third dimension to experience life and to transcend.

 

We are all eternal and infinite. All events on the earth plane, positive or negative, are just part of our journey from ego to Spirit.

 

Once we accept the infinity within us, life becomes sacred. In embracing our spiritual journey, we live a life that is true and meaningful. It takes us from the world of ego, glamour and illusion, into the spirituality of nature and the Infinite Self.

 

Spirituality is having the Tao in our heart. It is to embrace the beauty and sacredness of life, to embrace the little things, to embrace the softness and the silence, the yin. It’s the process of becoming an invisible person.  Read more

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Taoist Guide To The Infinite Self: Power Comes From Discipline

 

The journey toward the Infinite Self is one of discipline. It isn’t an easy journey.

 

In his profoundly life changing book, Infinite Self: 33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power, Stuart Wilde choreographed the mysteries of life into a series of practical steps to help us become masters of ourselves. He explains that the spiritual journey is a tough one because it’s the journey wherein you’re going to disempower the ego from its control in your life. This involves discipline.

 

How much discipline you can impose upon yourself is up to you. At the beginning you need enormous amounts because the mind is tough. Later on, you can forgo quite a lot of the disciplines, because by then you will have gotten into absolute control of your mind and your emotions. You will have a very strong sense of that infinity within you, so the disciplines can be eased off.

 

But without discipline, you really don’t have much of a chance. Discipline is something you take on joyously and willingly because you know it raises your energy and quiets the mind. Read more

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Taoist Guide To The Infinite Self: God Is Within

 

Tao Te Ching

 

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu has influenced my spiritual understanding and journey to enlightenment. I like the beautiful simplicity of the Tao. It is not a religion, but rather a spiritual and philosophical idea. It makes suggestions rather than offering dogma, regulations and hierarchies.

 

The first four lines of the Tao Te Ching:

 

The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao

The name that can be named is not the eternal name

The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth

The named is the mother of myriad things

 

The God Force

 

The Tao represents the Source or the God Force. The Source, the Infinite Self, the Christ Consciousness, the God Force, the Tao, the Buddhahood are all names for the same Eternal Essence. It runs through all things; it’s everywhere, so it has no definitions. Read more

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Our Ultimate Destination Is The Infinite Self

 

We are infinite and eternal. We are a genuine conscious creation of Divine Source. We are a part of the very same Source energy that created us, and we have the same power to create. The only difference is that our duality as Source energy manifested in human form has been veiled from us so that we may have this marvelous human experience in its totality. The ultimate destination of the human experience is finding our way back to our Self!

 

Doorway to the Infinite Self

 

The Superconscious mind represents the doorway to the Infinite Divine Self. It is the arena from which inspiration and imagination is sourced. It is the sacred limitless potential of the nonmanifest. By tapping into the Superconscious mind, we can access the infinite wisdom, love and abundance that are readily available to us all. Read more

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Awakening The Infinite Self

 

The Infinite Self can also be called the Divine Self, the Inner Self, the Eternal Self, the Multidimensional Self, the True Self or the Inner Master.

 

Awakening to the Infinite Self is the path of leaving behind the illusions of separation and identification with the body, mind and emotions for true knowledge of our ONEness with the Divine. Read more