Living Brahman, Surrendering to What Is

bow shot, Pacific Ocean

We all surrender to our reality, no matter what it is. Without thinking much about it, over time the sense of self, the ego, has enjoined with the mind to create a complex story of identity, made up of what works, and what doesn’t. Very rarely does this superficial approach lead to complete joy.

So we are left trying to sustain our fulfillment, such as it is, which then focuses our attention on the less satisfying areas of life. If we are honest with ourselves, this then challenges the stories we have lived with. We come to realize we have placed our security, our identity, in the “known”, even though we may know very little about it.

As we continue our introspection and transcendence, both lead to a deepening of knowledge about ourselves, along with purification; an increase in our Divine connection. We then express this in activity. If we know something about ourselves, this translates into some success in life. If we know more about ourselves, more success, and if we live Brahman, every success in life.

These are mechanical results based on Newton’s oft-quoted third law of thermodynamics: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” We shine brightly within, and our world reflects that sustained intensity outwardly. An equal and opposite reaction, from the inside out, along with the ongoing karmic results this action initiates.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi often used the analogy of the bow and the arrow to show the effects of Transcendental Meditation and the effect of the mantra in achieving such an effortless deep dive – Due to the natural tendency of the mind to be seduced towards Divinity, the further and more precisely the arrow is pulled back, the surer and further it flies on release. Each thought finds its target.

In order to live unbounded awareness, we must know What Is, and we must know it intimately enough to innocently take it into account whenever a thought, a discrimination occurs. This is the deepest dive, where the essential foundation of Being, now established, continues to refine in its Silence.

As our senses are purified, our discrimination perfected, and our heart fully opened, the Silence so carefully nurtured and strengthened within, now begins to blossom with life. Personifications of every aspect of the Grand Creation become known.

This is a voyage of truth, courage, stamina, humility, ongoing transcendence, and ultimately a complete surrender to What Is, unbounded awareness, Brahman, Totality, the three worlds [Heaven, Earth, and Hell].

As a result, we are seduced by Divinity to surrender ourselves in service. The reason I use the word, ‘seduced’, is because the laws of the Cosmos are so structured that any service to Divinity no matter how small, returns huge positive results. Beyond the Bliss.

If Divinity were a casino, they would be beyond broke, but with the limitless treasury of Mother Divine instead, there is always more. After a few such personal bets, when we took a courageous chance on our, or someone else’s, better nature and were so rewarded, we become as if seduced by God, Divinity, the Heavenly Host, Cosmic law. It is as they say, a “no brainer”. 🙂

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

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