DIALOGUE IN NEW ROC CITY
Jim: We perceive the world through our senses, we are emotionally
vulnerable and we steer ourselves through our thinking process,
trying to figure things out. We are operating on all of these
tracks. If everything is made of matter, how is consciousness
possible? What is the relationship between matter, our thoughts
God is deposited within us as reality, consciousness and joy.
Truth is our perception of this reality. This deposit within us
is the reflection of the core essences of these states that constitute
Divinity. When the reflections of these aspects grow within us
we become more accurate reflectors of the magnitude of His awesome
Why would God do such a thing?
Love wants to share itself and that is what started the whole
creation, the leela, in the first place, so that multiplying His
oneness into the many, the various parts and reflections could
experience love as they interrelate.
How can we know this?
First there is meditation, then introspection, and then traveling.
That is, we become equipped to discover our inner landscape. Intuition
is the first inkling of our umbilical relationship with reality.
It is brought to the conscious mind by Hanuman. Intuition is an
irruption of reality that our consciousness can clothe for a while
with thoughts. Thoughts give a shape to true knowledge. However,
if the thinking process lasts too long, the effect of this initial
insemination thins out and thinking becomes vacuous again.
How does intuition take place? When and how does that come to
Simple: when we open ourselves. To evolve is to surrender.
What is surrender?
At the animal level, which is still pulsating in us, the creatures
grab things for themselves: animals grab food, humans grab possessions.
When the Father asked the Son to show the way of further evolution,
it is because we need to go beyond this process to rise. We can
rise to a state where we know we are provided for (see the lilies
in the field, the birds in the sky )and we do not need to secure
our survival or well being: it is assured by our plugging into
the supremely effective machinery of the paramchaitanya. This
is called surrender.
Surrender is a loaded word: in military terms it means capitulation,
the fall of the city, defeat. How can we wish it? In spiritual
terms, surrender means escaping the encasement of our ego, the
appearances of our virtual identity, it means connecting. It happens
when the Kundalini moves from the nabhi to the agnya,
How to surrender?
I know. I mean I do not know. I mean I do not know whether I
know or not. This is the dialectic of the drop of the water and
A drop of water is a lonesome thing. It cannot love the rock,
but the wave can.
First let us try to understand. Then let us desire to love.
It sets the stage. Then, watching the ocean licking the rock,
we receive the love that is contained in that caress and are conscious
of love within matter.
The ocean is not just loving the rock, it is loving us too.
It feels so good.
And we are conscious of that, which by the way, is a significant
advantage over the wave and the rock. The enlightenment of the
electrons in our brains is the support through which we can feel
the omnipresence of His love with the brain. Kundalini awakening
brings the heart to the brain and thus we can feel and enjoy so
consciously. Nature lovers just enjoy it without being conscious
of its divinity content.
The miracle is we are getting it. What are we?
At this stage of our journey, we are what we become. Surrender
is what was shown by the Messiah. But we did not understand Him.
The Jews did not recognize Him. The Christians thought they did
but completely missed the point. The instrument to tap the magic
was not yet activated. We needed the Gift of the Holy Spirit,
Indeed, the sun scintillated in a softly shivering Sound lapping
the rocks at Manor Park in Larchmont and the magic was plain for
us to feel.
New Rochelle -New Roc City 17 04 2005