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December 2011






When you become free
So does
Everyone else

Because they didn't exist
Either








God is so personal
That you are him

And so impersonal
That he is you








It's not that
You don't have to
Do anything

It's that you
Don't have to do
Everything









If other people's minds
Seem to be the problem
They aren't

It's your mind

And if your mind
Seems to be the problem

It isn't

It's the
One mind








To pick out something
From everything
And say it's
Bad or good
Is rather
Up yourself








Some teachers aren't happy
With what is
And set out to
Improve it by

Teaching the bad
To be good
The lazy to be
Hard working
The judgemental to be
Forgiving
And the selfish to be
Kind

The only problem
With this is
Me
With my silly ideas
Thinking this isn't
Perfect









Telling yourself
To be yourself
Is yourself
Being yourself








I will never
Try and make you
Do more than you
Do

Said God








What is it then
You can say is
Really true?

Only this is















Thoughts come first

You can't think
About them








What is it
You need to be
Free from?

When you
Can't find the answer
You know
The answer








Before tackling the
Riddle of the universe

Start small
And solve
The riddle of yourself










Advaita can seem negative
Offering no hope
And nothing to do

But what could be more
Positive
Than opening to
And accepting
What already is

As provided









You pretending
To know things
Is the unknown
Pretending








You will never
Find the right moment
To jump in
And grab the reins
And take yourself over









You can see
But you can't
See what you can see

You can hear
But you can't
Hear what you can hear

It happens only once

Fresh as a daisy









Truth is always standing
In the way of itself
And you will never get
Around it
To see it









Even if flowers
Were busy thinking
They would look
Just as lovely






When you forget to ask
Why am I separate?

You aren't





Knowing there's
No choice
Has no effects

Because what chooses
Everything
Also chooses effects









Don't worry because
Advaita means
Not two

Which means nothing ever
Became two
In the first place









When you look up
From reading stuff
Like this
On freedom

All is lost in seconds

What then?









Whether to
Accept a thought or not
Is not up to you

Not accepting a thought
Is a thought about
A thought you already had

Thoughts happen
Before you can judge them
With other thoughts







There is only
You

Not a separate
You







I rely on tears
Said God
To tell me when
You've had enough
Pain
Or enough laughter









It's not necessary
That you know

Only that you
Don't know










You claiming to be
The doer of your actions

Is also
Not one of your actions









This + that = This

This - that = This

This˛ = This
4śr           

Everything  = This

This is all there is













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