Just Be Present and go to the Root

Questioner – Is it important to see all the machinations and the compulsion of the ego and mind when you are waking up? And is it important to confront them with the presence? Is it important?

Rajee – It is like this. What you are saying is like this. When you are waking up basically means, you are turning your attention inwards. This is what is waking up. Unless you turn your attention inwards, you cannot see what is beyond the person, beyond the ego. And that is your Presence, your sweet Enlightened Presence inside you. So, it means that waking up means turning your attention inwards in the direction of the ‘I’ which is beyond the sense of being an individual person, a separate person. And that basically involves collapsing of the structure of Ego and many tendencies which are suppressed and many memories which are also being held in some way by the sense of person – they will surface. They will kind of stir up. And what started this whole thing was your attention turning inward, and your attention now focussing itself onto what you are beyond the sense of person. If all this stirring up cannot distract you, meaning your attention from inward then you don’t have to attend anything. If you can keep your focus inward, in the direction of the self that you are, the presence that you are, you don’t have to attend anything at all. But if, continuously, your attention is wavering from in to out, then you must find out the root cause of that; not every item, but may be kind of a root of many items, few items. Then you will reach to some root cause of something like an impulse inside you (or) some deep memory of something which you were not even aware of. Like there are some experiences inside us which have a sort of memory also but we cannot correlate, that what exactly it is? Some faces that we don’t even recognize sometime.

So, just Be Present and go to the root of it and just be present Here. And that will take care (of it). Because the root has to be released, the unconsciousness has to be released. Otherwise it will keep producing or keep releasing the unconscious energies in bits and pieces and you will be troubled continuously and distracted. So if you can avoid, (it is) the best; ignore, (it is)the best; cannot ignore then look into it. Go with all your power of your presence and your neutral seeing.

I hope I answered your question? Ok (smiles)

(Excerpts from Focus Group Meeting, 6th June 2018)
(Photo clicked by Rajee)

Life has to employ the Zen way to Wake you up

The final pointing that has to be made in the direction of and the truth of yourself has to be as fresh as possible. Whatever is told (to a seeker) repeatedly, kind of (gets) stored in the mind and it kind of loses its power relatively. And that’s why life has to find different, new ways to point to the same Truth. It’s all about seeing in the moment, being available in the moment. Not that, what I talk what you listen. The more you are available, the more possibility to see the Truth. And how it happens is – by sometime bringing new ideas, new examples – New.

Talking spirituality and getting to it or getting it, are two different things. When you have to get the Truth, life has to employ its more immediate, spontaneous and real life situations. (It) cannot be just flowery languages and concepts. Meaning in a simple way I can say, life has to employ more, the Zen way to wake you up(smiles). Which does not necessarily mean that throwing you off, out of the window or things like this, but also it means being more immediate, losing contact from the past as much as possible. Not always but just in between, sometimes, suddenly. And you cannot be prepared for it. And if you are prepared, the whole thing will backfire, it will not work. It works only, when you are not prepared for it. It’s a knock at the door of the heart. So that what, who is living inside the heart, can open the door from inside. And like this you wake up to the Truth that, ”I am the emptiness of the heart.” not what happens in it, (or) in front of it. Like this you wake up, like “Oh, I am the emptiness of the heart, I am my emptiness, I am emptiness of myself, I am my absence, not my presence.” you know?

It’s beautiful. (smiles)

(Spontaneous Talks at Dharamshala, May 2018)

We want everybody’s approval about our image

Questioner: I like this part about the Doer and think sometimes (that) I am also doing it out of ego. So my ego also wants like I am also interested in the appearance of the creator, so basically I am most of the time wasting energy in appearance ‘ki mai kaise dikhunga’,(eng-How will I look?) like equally important ‘meri image se kya fark padta hai? (eng-What difference my image will make?)

Rajee – Actually it is true, but at the same (time) I want to say that as long as you enjoy the image there is nothing wrong actually but remember the cost of it, the cost will be conflict.

Questioner: This is exactly what I understand.
Rajee – There is nothing wrong in living because mostly what happens is that we are living, maintaining our image. A lot of investment going in it, and still we want life to be happy or we want everybody’s approval about our image that everybody should accept me and respect. And this is not going to happen anyway. Even great Gods’ men came, they were not accepted, because it is a matter of taste, it is a matter of opinion and judgment. Not everybody can give judgment in favour of you that, ‘Hey! you are the best guy happened in life’. So it is going to be a conflicting state always, like there will always be one man who will not like you (Rajee laughs) even if the whole world likes you. And that one man will be heavier for you than anybody else who likes you, this is the ego problem – why this guy does not like me, why everybody likes you, particularly if “everybody likes me” let’s say “one million people like me, why this guy does not like me?” It will pinch you more now because it has capacity to puncture your balloon of image and you will sense that I am not safe as long as this guy is outside of the balloon. (But) Because you are pure intelligence, you can sense much more than you can imagine right now, it is just that you are busy that you don’t experience or exercise your full intelligence and power.

I mean I don’t say that change anything, I say “See Clearly” this is what it is. Then you know what is the cost of it. The desire to be other than what’s happening is coming from this mind which is not mature -(eg) I want ‘chai’ but I don’t want to have acidity. So this is our problem, not seeing things as they are. See everything as it is and be happy.

Anything else you want to say, please you can say.

Questioner – I like this idea about this let-go. I’m still wasting my time worrying about my image

Rajee – Yes, yes, yes, I mean the good news for you is that you have already started sensing it. It is good news. Most of the people living on Earth are not even aware that they are not Aware, are not even conscious that they are not Conscious. Like, they don’t know what it means to be conscious and without being conscious you cannot experience life so they are conscious but they are not as much conscious that they can be, that is what I mean.

Their consciousness is like a power that they have, not the reality that they are. So (for the) rest of themselves, it is like, what is ego? It is the unconscious base from where you are living life and obviously to live life you need consciousness, so it has consciousness but it has only one directional consciousness not this direction (Rajee pointing towards Self). So the base remains in darkness, center remains in darkness from where you live and when center also gets enlightened, it’s amazing. Life is like both ways, like a Two Headed Arrow of Awareness through and through all included and everything is very nicely flowing.

At any point of time anyone of you feel any conflict when you are nicely resting in Yourself, don’t pick up this idea that there is a problem. If you feel conflict just stay, Just Stay and See what’s going on. Because who is experiencing conflict right now? “I am experiencing”. “I am” means what? It is actually life experiencing conflict, life will solve it. You don’t move and then see what happens. This is the state of, you can say, “Let-go” which is like a state you have created out of understanding and beyond that is our natural state which is not even let-go state, it is like let-go activity all inclusive.

(Excerpts from Spontaneous Meetings, Pune)