You get a great concept. Kaif is awareness aware of itself. Ask anyone and they will tell you they can at any moment become aware that they are aware This is kaif. You know it's not really that, neti! The trouble can come because the mind, the person-identity, can come and say ‘But this is not what I asked for’. So just flow with it. We can't be upset about how we're being treated by life, we can't be regretful of the past, we can't be harboring a lots of emotional issues and expect to be able to go this deeply into meditation. When it comes to meditation we always have to be careful in our approach to meditation to actually be experiencing something and not to be defining it. It is simply a deep state of consciousness where awareness is aware of itself. "I am that I am." So for example, simple state that we focus on, it's easy to attain, is feeling the spiritual energy within the spine. Many Miracle Self readers are asking for a further explanation of what awareness of spirit is, of what I mean by being aware of Awareness Itself, the presence of spiritual being. Being aware or awareness itself is not a property of a person, self or body. The hard problem of consciousness--the nature of phenomenal experience--is especially hard for people who believe that: (1) Conscious perceptual experiences exist inside a person (probably somewhere in the brain)1 (2) Nothing existing inside a person has (or needs to have2) the properties one is aware in having these experiences. It's timeless, formless, spaceless. ". This means “turn the light around” or in other words to look at awareness using awareness. Awareness Itself is all. The reading of a talk by Gurudeva on kaif, awareness aware of itself, which includes techniques to achieve this meditative state and intellectual barriers to this attainment. "As you go along in this practice, you will pass through many different rates of intensity of kaif as the subconscious areas of your mind become impressed and become used to this experience. Even simpler: you ARE, and your entire world IS, the one incorporeal Awareness Itself (God), the absolute silence of being, simply BEING aware as all perfection of existence. eur-lex.europa.eu. The pure awareness is the absolute, without which there can be no consciousness. The breath should be well regulated and the nerve system harmonized. Awareness is like light. You are BEING the demonstration of boundless, unconditional and omnipresent life, love, harmony, peace, and abundance Itself without thought, without effort. It cannot be attached TO. When it finally disappears, the Self alone remains, or a vibration which is greater than the mind itself, takes over awareness and blocks it out, so to speak. We must not mistake intellectual knowledge and the obtaining of it to be spiritual practice, nor must we mistake excitement about mystical experience to correspond in any way with the actual experience. The knowing of our being—or rather, awareness’s knowing of its own being in us—is our primary, fundamental and most intimate experience. What's more difficult is to sustain it for more than a few seconds. You exist as Consciousness which is Awareness becoming aware of itself. Consciousness is Awarenss becoming Aware of its own, becoming Self illuminated. It is our objective sense that makes oneness appear to be (in this example) three aspects of experience. No matter what happens to the body-mind-"self" while you live, you are always merely aware.. So that's a nice description of imkaif or awareness dissolving, coiling up into a ball, begins to disappear. So that takes a while if you're not used to the word kaif, if you are then of course you relate. Awareness Itself: Being Aware of Awareness Itself Is the Key. What makes the experience possible is the oneness of Awareness Itself. The fruitage of Being Aware Of Awareness itself is that that Awareness Itself shines through the transparency of the silent mind and appears as harmonious forms in the “outer” As you feel the power intensify within you as the palms are pressed together with the hands held near the center of your chest, inwardly watch your awareness, being aware of this action. 2. This is called imkaif. It's sometimes called open monitoring. The awareness you are, the finished kingdom, the completely and utterly fulfilled you that you are, means the actual aliveness, or consciousness, or perception, or observing-ness, or cognizant-ness, or alertness-ness that you and that which you are universally aware of, is. Being Aware of Being Aware explores our primary, most intimate and familiar experience: the knowing of our own being, or awareness’s knowing of itself in us. So this is a good point. Even while you are aware of changes, the awareness itself never changes.. When you have attained this simply drop your hands into your lap and you will be aware of simply being aware. Knowing about mystical subject matter does not produce experience, nor does being excited about the possibility of deep and satisfying inner experiences. And the sadhaka should have made peace within himself, with family and friends, and be steadfast in this practice, before the bliss of kaif can be felt and the state of kaif held for longer periods of time.". There is a Thoutless Self in Consciousness. If the “me” is asking this question it is perpetuating itself. You are Awareness Itself individually and uniquely aware as "you." You are achieving what you've been trying to achieve all this time. It is not a deep transcendental area that takes years to attain but it does take a long time to be able to sustain the state of kaif for more than an instant or two. Our basic breath is breathing in for nine counts, holding one count, and breathing out for nine counts, and holding one count. We are the universe becoming aware of itself. Another way he puts it is that the awareness "is that by which I know that I am." But, offsetting this gain, our awareness becomes increasingly contaminated by verbal comment, by superimposed mental stuff which blurs and almost obliterates the scene. Thus translating from Shum to English. Mind is perceived; it does not perceive. Awareness Itself is the I that is all of all, all in all, and all as all. Many call it God; we can call it Awareness Itself. For those who have had an initial inner light experience called namootyena, those who have had an initial inner light experience will find kaif rather easy to attain. It is the same as the awareness which sees the tree. Takes use of the word, takes impressing the subconscious mind as to the meaning of it. For some of us the visibility is reduced to the point … This level of training is to become mindfully aware without focusing on any specific object. I would simply say life is aware of itself. Here's another quote on the same subject. So all you can do is say what it's not.
document.write("© " + dt.getFullYear()); Well, one of the most important things, as is pointed out here is; peace within one's self, with family and friends. You, the person, thing or condition you are aware of, and the awareness you are aware with. This was following a great falling into being aware yesterday. To remain longer in this state than a fleeting second does take practice. eur-lex.europa.eu. He tells us what it's not. If there are not many thoughts, just ignore them. There is a self but it has no thoughts in Meditation. All rights reserved. There is no "other." Awareness’s knowledge of itself, the simple experience of being aware, is the most obvious, intimate, ordinary experience there is. It is in this experience that the peace, happiness and love for which all people long reside. Do you see now? So "awareness" is different from "consciousness" in Nisargadatta's talks. Awareness Itself is the infinity and omnipresence of spirit -- the WHOLE of infinity and omnipresence BEING individual you, this and every instant. So that's why Gurudeva says: "It's not time, it's not form, it's not space." The awareness itself never changes.. Awareness is what you ARE, what you see WITH, and that which is SEEN. This is a variation on the age-old technique created by Dogen (1200–1253 c.e.) Copyright © called eko hensho in Japanese. "Three" aspects of existence seem to be happening. It is the very Awareness Itself, pure, uncontaminated, undefiled, un-tampered with by the introduction of any name or definition, any personal sense. When attempting to talk about awareness of awareness, things start to sound arcane, gobbledy-goopy, or willfully obscurantist. But we are no longer to cater to this one who does not exist, because this one is forever unsatisfied. When Being Aware Reveals Itself (Again) You may have noticed I changed the headline of this site to ‘One Body-Mind’s Journey Towards Being Aware Of Being Aware’. Feeling the actinic energy that's flowing through the spine. However, awareness, or the experience of simply ‘being aware’, has no observable qualities and is, therefore, usually overlooked or ignored. You are individual God being. This is called imkaif. We feel the energy in the spine that is actinic or life-giving, spiritual and not simply just think about what simshumbisi means. Awareness Itself is existence itself. This interview is featured in the upcoming "Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol.5". Awareness itself, is realizing Itself. Chose a talk by Gurudeva this morning which talks about awareness aware of itself, which in his language of Shum is called kaif. A2A. That is a key in this as well as other states of deeper meditation; the emotions have to be in a quiet state. The LIGHT we see by is one, and the THINGS the light shines ON that enables us to see is another. The pure awareness you are is the one universe you experience. AS YOU KEEP ATTENTION ON THE ONE AWARENESS ITSELF, and BE the silent self (effortlessly and receptively resting in the silence of the one awareness you are for AT LEAST three or four hours every day, simply, effortlessly LETTING the one awareness BE ITSELF as you) you are BEING the Miracle Self. The other point that Gurudeva makes is that the breath should be well regulated. Evolutionary Activism is a rising movement based on the idea that we, as humans, are aware of evolution and our place in the circle of life. You know you say: "Well that's still a concept." In other words, all is the light. The field of attention and its topography widen wonderfully. Emotional outbursts, intellectual excitements have to be renounced for they have virtually nothing to do with an inner superconscious experience such as kaif. NEXT, the light "sees" (shines ON) an object in your room -- a table, a chair, a painting, a door. By doing this the intellect then expects the process of translation to be the experience. For example, for emotional people or those easily intellectually excited about this or that, the experience of kaif is a distant fantasy, for the mere idea of kaif excites them. To material sense we have TWO new aspects of experience. Awareness Itself is BEFORE the "you" you are, before the words, and before the awareness you are aware with. It is what has been called God or I or I am. Simply, effortlessly sit IN and AS the impersonal infinitude of Awareness You are and that all is. Awareness itself is the miracle that you are and your entire world and universe is. ॐ. True self awareness means just that - being aware of our current sense of self and of all other aspects of ourselves from a position and perspective outside them all. Awareness Itself is not the awareness OF any THING or any CONDITION or SITUATION, it is the one infinite and omnipresent "light" you ARE, you see things WITH, and the THINGS themselves. So that's something you can try, experiencing kaif by pressing the hands together, becoming aware of that practice. Email: office@miracleself. var dt = new Date(); Become aware of your potential, become … … There are not different kinds of awareness—different colors of it or different shapes of it. You are aware of -- conscious of ("alive" to) -- these words. When a man comes back from this experience of experiencing the total Self, everything within the mind is understandable and he is locked into the perspective of looking at the world from the inner or fourth dimension of the mind.". Be open, feel the presence within, LETTING IT BE itself without "you" (the human, personal sense of you) interfering by thinking or fearing or scheming. Copyright Â© 2008-2019 All rights reserved
When there is no mind activity all that remains is “you” as pure awareness. It is existence as it is, devoid of belief. It is easy to be aware of your two hands, it is also not difficult to be aware that you are aware of your two hands pressed together, excluding everything else from your mind. Now do you see that all this awareness is superficial? Many people are unaware that they have the potential within them to achieve greatness. Now, being aware of that, it doesn’t ask the question! "A simple and direct way to experience kaif is to hold both hands before you with palms pressed together. Awareness Itself Never Changes. Simshumbisi means the energy in the spine. And once you're aware just dropping them into the lap and attaining the awareness of being aware. Awareness is SELF aware. By understanding what it's not we get some sense of what it is, but again we're just looking at what it's not. Peter Wilberg “ Awareness means 'having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge.' One begins to realize the conscious being is one who is observing the human being. In spiritual realization, we have THREE aspects of experience that are actually the one I of self-complete existence: we (the seer), the light we see by, and the objects we see. When this occurs a certain kind of bliss bursts forth from deep within you as an aftermath of your experience of kaif. Awareness is BEFORE PERSON, BEFORE THOUGHT, BEFORE THING. It is just awareness being aware of itself. Now, when awareness can be aware of itself long enough, it sort of curls up into a little tight ball and begins to disappear. All is Awareness Itself no matter how we may name and define it.Being consistently aware of and living as Awareness Itself is the key to witnessing the true oneness of health, love, abundance, peace and harmony of existence in "both" the inner and the outer. So one of the key points in Gurudeva's teachings is that you can't explain the Self or Parasiva and that giving it the name imkaif doesn't name the experience of Parasiva or the Self, it just names, as Gurudeva points out very clearly, what happens to awareness in the experience. com, Being Aware of Awareness Itself Is the Key. It is the I AM THAT I AM -- the one, incorporeal Awareness that is the one infinite individual self, the one infinite allness, the one self-complete and self-fulfilled, incorporeal being YOU ARE. You will find that as you become aware of the “subtle” you also become aware of you as the awareness in which the listening or watching occurs. Be still, b silent, and "listen." Just remain in awareness ... aware of itself. So, we need to go of course into experience so that simshumbisi we just experience the energy in the spine. If there are many thoughts, then bring your attention back to awareness aware of itself. And when you find this occurring begin again the simple practice I have outlined of pressing the hands together and being aware that you are aware of doing this. Self-awareness, or self-consciousness, is usually defined as being aware of one’s own personality or individuality. It is an awareness without any fixation on objects, it is a wide open, lucid, relaxed and alert. "The most intriguing area of consciousness found in Shum is kaif. It is your very own awareness itself. Many call it God; we can call it Awareness Itself. In the second stage of awareness, one becomes aware of one’s thoughts, emotions, sensory experiences and, of being mindful. Being aware and seeing all the implications of it, the question cannot be asked. It’s essentially mindfulness training but without any particular object of meditation. It is the very Awareness Itself, pure, uncontaminated, undefiled, un-tampered with by the introduction of any name or definition, any personal sense. : ) Yes. The happiness we have sought so long outside of ourselves, in situations, objects and relationships, turns out to be always present and available in the simple knowing of our … It is the great demonstration you have been searching for, and all this time it has, every instant, been right here with you, BEING you. In fact, the "three" are one and the same awareness (existence). "You can practice this while sitting alone in meditation and after a while you will no longer have to go through pressing the palms together to attain kaif. This is the essence of Self-realization. Does this make it clearer? Only awareness is aware. Good morning everyone. This is one I didn't recall that's coming up. That is, be interested in yourself – not your thoughts, feelings, sensations or perceptions; they are not yourself. All sensations and perceptions appear in mind, and the only substance present in mind is awareness or consciousness itself. Awareness Itself is infinity and omnipresence. 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