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Brigit Ananya
California
When I found out who I was I was very surprised.
Interests: enlightenment, self knowledge, spiritual discussions and understanding, nonduality
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When you attempt to jump ahead to the future or return to the good old days it is just speculation. You are really just present anyway. So in the New Year put in some energy to breaking old habits so that you can fully enjoy this presence and abide as you truly are. Then you find that you are having a very happy New Year, always. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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To paraphrase Albert Einstein, in spiritual practice, the answer comes on a different level than the question. That’s because the light that illumines your mind is on a different level that your mind. It comes from the essence of your being. All you can do is die to the limitations that you took to be reality. Then the light will shine forth of itself with no one to stand separate. In these wintery months, this is the light that will warm your soul. You are that light. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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Since you are the stillness that sees change and not the one caught in it, there is no place for your mind to latch on to so that it can know your nature. But of course it is ridiculous to say that you don’t know yourself. You know yourself because you are yourself. This is knowing by being, a different kind of knowing than knowing by thinking. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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That help will occur on the deepest level of a human being. Beyond life and death, it is in the unseen still consciousness that supports all that changes. So even if you find that you are unable to help a person in need, you will still help them. Although it cannot be expressed in words, this is the most valuable help. And by your openness, your experience of life will expand in ways that you can’t even anticipate. In this way you will help yourself as much as the people who you think you are helping. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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In the movie, Alice in Wonderland, the straw man thought that he wanted a brain. But by itself the brain is just a hunk of meat. The thing that makes it come alive is the awareness that lights up the mind. And as the movie shows beautifully, he already had that awareness and just overlooked it. And that’s why he was alive and not just a dead scarecrow. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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Nov 8, 2013
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Just know that you find your freedom on a different level than where the problem seems to occur. So take off your body and mind and stand naked as you really are. Here you will know that you are not separate from God. You will see that you are both Immanent and Transcendent. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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Trace this place of happiness to its source and you will find that it is in the depths of your heart. Although the waves on the surface are in constant motion, the depths are silent, still and unmoving. It is here that you will find happiness that you did not create and that can never be destroyed. It is here that you will uncover the thing you were looking for all of the time, in a million different ways. Then you will know for sure that happiness does not come from the baubles that you find in the world. It comes from you. This is the secret to finding lasting happiness. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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Indeed when you find your identity as the seer of limitation, and not the one caught in it, the inside and the outside become a single whole. So be alert in your daily life and you are on the verge of getting to the source of that alertness. It is a great harmony that can never be disturbed. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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So we wish you the best as you raise your child and begin to put your ideas into action. We hope that you can accomplish everything that you hope for. And if your heart spills over with love, we know that you will get more than you ever imagined. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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You destroy the ego by transcending it, not by struggling with it or attempting to control it. That's because the ego is a phantom; the only power that it has is the power that you give it. What changes when you destroy the ego? On one level nothing changes. You become what you always were and always shall be. At the same time you find a deep freedom and peace that was always there and you just overlooked. As for your thinking and functioning; without the ego they will continue just the way they are meant to without missing a beat. In fact when you stand as the clarity of Awareness, your thinking and functioning may actually improve. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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Finally you will notice that the happiness, which comes from the core of your being is your natural state. That your wounds are just a series of limited thoughts that you took to be real. You are the light that shines on limiting thoughts; you are not the one caught in them. Suffering that comes from your past wounds is God’s way of saying, “Look here and release this.” The way you release past wounds, is to take the sense of reality that mere thoughts seem to have, and returning that reality to its natural place as the light of love. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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You will then be the “Kingdom of heaven that’s within you” and the “Peace that passes all understanding.” You will not know this as a separate object. You will know this because this is the real you. The purpose of Self-Knowledge is not to control your mind. Rather it is to assume your real identity as ever-present consciousness; to return to your rightful place, free from every limitation that you see. Here you will return to the happiness that few people know exist. But here we know that happiness is an open secret. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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So mindfulness is not a method for concentrating or controlling your mind. Rather it is a method for returning your identity to its original place, which is Consciousness. It is from here that you can experience life as a whole. It is from here that you get to see the world, your body and your mind for what they really are. Standing in this expansive beauty, you will know the real purpose of life. But you will be lost for words. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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We disagree with religions that attempt to chop up God and spiritual teachings into pieces, and then argue and fight over which one is the right piece. After all, we are not looking for pieces, we are looking for peace, which is a whole. Only objects can have pieces. Since God is omnipresent, you cannot stand apart from God and know God as an object. Rather you have to know God directly because that’s what you are. Hidden in all the major religions are practices that can take you to the core of your being. If we can pull these practices out of the closet, we can point the way to the source of oneness and love. That’s how we can return to the original meaning of religion. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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As space cannot be divided up by various rooms, Consciousness cannot be divided by various minds and bodies. Standing here you discover how we are truly one. This oneness is so deep that it does not even depend on the coming and going of the world. Standing here you find the happiness that billions of people are searching for in so many ways. Who would have thought that lasting happiness lies right in your heart? Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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You may wonder what will happen to you when you step out of your limitations. You won’t know until you face the emotions and problems that seem to cause limitation and suffering and examine them. Once you realize that limitation is not normal, the adventure of your life will take on a new twist that you can’t even anticipate. It is the kind of adventure that takes you right to the core of your being. There you will know for sure that you are deeper than any stray thought that could wander through your mind. You are the light of Consciousness, the light that lights up your mind. Standing as this light, you will find that there is no dark corner, with the subconscious lurking, waiting to get you when you aren’t looking. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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First of all if you feel caught in the extremes of repression and indulgence give that up. Denying yourself food, sex, and sleep won’t take you one step closer to what you are anyway. Just remember the old Zen saying, “When you’re tired sleep; when you’re hungry eat.” Second keep things simple. Don’t get caught in complex games with your mind. If you notice that you are the seer of your mind, not the one caught in it — that is good enough. You do not have to fight with the ego or out-think it. By returning to the witnessing consciousness you will transcend the shenanigans of the ego. That is good enough; it will let your mind come to a perfect balance, just as it’s meant to be. Thirdly doing does not lead to liberation, being does. With that in mind, make the best decisions that you can for your life and then don’t worry. If your aim is liberation a higher power will take care of you and your life. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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You should also know the bright consciousness that lights up the world is the same thing as the source of happiness described above. You don’t have to take my word for this. All you have to do is stand here as your own being, which is consciousness and bliss. Then you will know for yourself without the least misunderstanding. That’s the power of direct experience. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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You know where the universe is infinite, and you know where it is limited. But your experience is so expansive that it cannot be compressed into words. All you can do is point someone to the place where you stand, so that they can see what you see. Then they too will see that the shining beauty and joy that the universe reflects comes from Consciousness, which is the real you. All that they can do is stand there in awe. Then, like in the dream, when the universe disappears nothing happens to the one that makes it seem so real. The real you remains the same as it always was and always shall be. It is only the universe that comes and goes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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It is by the Light of this Consciousness that you are born, grow up, and die. But forgetting your identity as Consciousness, you appear to take on the limitations of the mind and body. Then it feels as if you are born, grow old and die. But if you can return your sense of life and reality to the place that it comes from anyway, you will free yourself from these limitations. As the Consciousness and Love that you really are, you will not taste death. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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In retrospect I can see that it was grace that I practiced the way I did. So many yogis and monks struggle with their desires. They ride the wave of repression and indulgence. They repress their desire for food and sex. And then like the bursting of a dam, they indulge in ways that they would rather not mention. Then, do you know what happens? They judge themselves for doing the things they thought were bad. And here’s the sad part of all of these struggles. They are unnecessary. The purpose of spiritual practice is to find your self-nature, or to merge with God; not to struggle with your desires. If food and sex where really that bad, I doubt that God would have created them and made them so compelling. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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In fact at the time of death you drop out from this side. The very one who attempted to control the mind is the first to go. Then you get to face your fears directly. But fortunately you were given the gift of life so that you can face your fears now and resolve them in the love that is really the foundation of life. Here is where you can find the freedom that last forever. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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But there is a secret path that will take you beyond the limitations that you see, including the ups and downs of birth and death. It is to find the source of happiness. As long as you attempt to find your happiness in the things that you perceive, you will feel like a donkey with a carrot held before his nose. No matter how fast he walks, the donkey cannot quite reach it. In the same way you will not be able to reach the happiness that you are looking for. It will seem to be just beyond your gasp. That’s because things do not contain happiness. The happiness that seems to come from things actually came from you. So if you can return your happiness to the place where you actually experience it, you can destroy lifetimes of karma in one fell swoop. And you will not take on one more drop of this karma. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom
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Right now we tend to center ourselves in the mind. Then as it strives to define who we are, we believe what it tells us. For instance the mind may think, “I’m a father,” “I’m a son,” “I’m a husband,” “I’m a Dr. of Chiropractic Medicine,” or “I’m the one who had great experiences when I was younger.” But here’s the question: do you feel like many, or do you feel like one. All of these thoughts define roles that you appear to take on. But they cannot capture the real you. So in this blog we welcome you into your real home where you can stand naked, without any definitions; here you can just be yourself. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Knowledge and Wisdom