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By paul 7 years 11 months ago

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Over and over again I am amazed at my (and other friends) interaction with David's Divine Siddhi. Every time I spend time with David He demonstrates that He is not separate from us in consciousness. During the last Wednesday webcast, for example, I was preparing a chat question about the expression of anger when all of a sudden David, being annoyed at something Orley had done, expressed anger towards Orely for us all to see. Some of you reading this were probably online and will remember that scenario. I just smiled and deleted my question since David had answered it before I could complete it.

Some of you might just think I'm being silly and that was just a coincidence, but I tell you, there is no coincidence around David's Divine Siddhi. These things happen constantly around him because I see it over and over in my own life as well as in the confessions of other friends that attend David's events. I can not count how many times David gives a talk at a gathering and someone expresses their heartfelt thanks for David addressing exactly what weighing on their mind, or answering a question they deeply needed answering (with without having to ask outwardly).

I'll never lose my sense of awe and wonder at the expression of this Grace. On the contrary I feel as if I'm living in a magical realm of communion with the Divine that is just becoming more and more transparent. What a joy.

I would like to encourage others to comment on this blog post about the examples where David demonstrated to you the same kind of grace. I love hearing stories about this aspect of our relationship with David. I will also update this blog post with other fresh examples as they happen.


By davidspero 7 years 11 months ago

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Hi Everyone,

I thought you might enjoy the written transcription of this video.
To see the original video, go into the Videos section on this website and search for it there.

Namaste, David

Enlightenment is not for the “me”

There is nothing personal in Enlightenment. Enlightenment, we can say, is a vast Emptiness, an Impersonal Backdrop that certainly does not destroy the functioning of the personality or ego-structure, or feelings, or bodily functioning; but it is prior to all of that.

The body-mind might get an intimation that Enlightenment has in fact occurred, which is that the subtlest level of the mind has somehow become enlightened about the nature of the presence/non-presence of this Field; that it somehow agrees that It exists. Not agrees in the sense that it believes, or has faith in, the fact that It exists, but that it is utterly reconciled and aligned toward that Field. I don't say in, because nothing enters into It.

It's important to note that the structure -- and this bears repeating -- of the personality remains intact. Everything continues as it was. Nothing changes in the relative. Many of the likes and dislikes that were present before awakening are still present afterwards, unless there was some recognition of some kind of negativity in one's habit-patterns, in which case there might be a quick adjustment, a quick and spontaneous adjustment in behavior.

Phenomena like calmness, peace, even the feeling of no-duality, are all outside of the Enlightened-Field. The personality, the ego-structure, might think it knows only because it feels the wave-like undulations, the pulsations, the quietness and energy and love that happen near that Emptiness. But that Emptiness exists nowhere near the human personality. It's good to understand this completely, because it teaches you to not attach to any form of experience that arises in you. It might be perceived as a letdown. You might feel deflated as the result of knowing this kind of thing, because if it's not for the "me," and it doesn't come to bear on relative existence, then what is this and what's the point of it.

There’s a passionate movement toward the Truth in someone who desires to have It revealed to him; that movement is created by Life Itself. There’s no selfish motive in it. So the notion that Enlightenment can work for you, or you can extract something out of it are foreign to the very process of true awakening. They just don't exist in that spectrum. Of course, it might be inevitable that the ego-mind thinks and can't help but think that there’s something there for it -- and that kind of deluded selfishness is what, in fact, occurs alongside the genuine and spontaneous awakening process that's motivated by Nature. The separate “me” will continue to interpret everything in a strange fashion, only because that's the field in which it has comprehension -- in the field of the “me” versus the object, in duality. So it sees everything as a reflection of what it wants or doesn't want.

But real Enlightenment is something that we don't ever really know except through the feeling of Fulfillment that comes from Its own Realization. It's a Fulfillment that can't be described or experienced any other way, you can't miss It for something else. So it produces Its own unique fulfillment.

And even the human personality has an intuition about this. It senses “the Other”; it senses where it begins and ends. It knows where birth-and-death exist and therefore, by default, it knows what That is. But it never knows what That is, positively. It never positively affirms that Impersonal Consciousness. It's only by virtue of what It is not that you know that It is there and has been Realized. It's what the “me” can't know about it that Enlightens the “me” as to Its Presence.

It's good to hear this kind of information, because it helps the ego-mind to have a hands-off approach when it comes to realizing the Impersonal. Hands off! Just to hear that knowledge will instruct the relative personality: "Oh, yes...," And so, in that way you're guided subtly to a correct approach, a correct posture, in relationship to your own spontaneously occurring sadhana.

By jedijohn 7 years 11 months ago

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I have to admit that it has taken some time for me to get what others are blogging about...the Blessings and blissful experiences, after and during webcast and during the week or days between. I too am now having some good feelings of joy and bliss/. I know it has been a slow process for me . I have prayed and meditated for more light in my life, so maybe thats why I feel that , thats why I've been led to Davids, Teaching etc..In conclusion, I love it.. Ok more words. My friends asked me to ask you about the mayan Calendar. I really enjoyed your answer. also by following your web cast I have , experienced much of what you ahve been talking about. For instance, I have telepathic and other experiences with David more frequently. Iam also opening up to other types of extra sensory experiences, that, Ive had in the past, but Ive had more of them since Iv started to Meditate with you. I know thats not why I meditate, but a part of my path. I usually just feel good about most of them.

By beatchk 7 years 12 months ago

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Last night's satsang with David was marvelous; always one is immediately marinated in Luminescent Presence, and then drawn inward to consider: "Whenceforth ariseth this blissful nectar-fire?"

--Which regularly manifests with ease in his presence when one is sufficiently open to attune to it, or even when one is downright obstinate, but at heart yearning to grow.

One can read many scriptures which will point to the Self as the origination of this brilliant effulgence. For this reason, I was compelled to dialogue with David about the transmutative quality of sitting with him, of his ability to quicken what is already present in each of us as Self-emanating and radiantly effulgent as the very Axis Mundi (the center of the world/entirety of creation). And all of this is very grandiose to say, and yet the scriptures would insist that this is the case, that we are obscured by countless karmic accretions, but are the very essence of the centrality (bindu) of non-dual Divine Presence.

It becomes ridiculous for a novice such as myself to say that this is or is not true, it is an Experience, above all to sit close to David in this Light and then witness the spontaneous manifestations, or Display of the movement of light as consciousness (it oozes and moves sinuously like a serpent, interpenetrating the tissues of my brain in a most astonishingly subtle, yet palpable fashion). And yet, that is all that it is, is a display, or a quickening of a potential of something that might be infinitely deeper, but which has yet to be fully established. The Shakti has its own rigours (tapas/heat) and equal gentleness and compassionate restraint. However, that I feel the manifestation of Bliss Consciousness in my heart space cannot be denied. I can vouch for that! If you sit with David, your Heart will blossom, and you will know Love, inner fullness, and inner radiance, which would hold promise to validate the idea that there is a holographic nature to reality and Divinity, that there is a Self.

That being said, it is imperative for me to not fall prey to speaking "beyond my means" and to use what I have heard or read as a crutch to explain various phenomena into existence before I have tasted the essence of that Truth for myself. David also addressed this issue by mentioning that indeed, most of what has ever been written about enlightenment has arisen from language, which is inherently culture-bound, and therefore will always miss the mark somewhat.

I hear disciples from many quarters speaking in superlatives about their experiences and claiming that it is this true gnosis, and I am never sure whether they actually had that experience, or whether they are using that cultural language to conjure up a phantom of being closer to enlightenment. I know I have done this myself many times mistaking the training wheels of what I've read as experience, and I am trying to stay true to what is actually happening in this beginners body-mind without waxing rhapsodic.

So I will repeat only that of which I am certain, that I can vouch for the reality of the oneness of the Heart, and that this is somehow the centrality of our inter-Being. I can also vouch for there being a beneficial effect to feeling this heart energy radiance, and that it helps us to stay present to Truth when we might forget it in our day to day living.

May the path unfold with magnificent power, intelligence and Love in all our lives for the benefit of all!

Pranams to David and to the Light of the Heart!

By ari.meyer 7 years 12 months ago

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Being somewhat obsessive about "realization" is counterproductive, I'm finding. Most of my questions to David have been basically the same: The shakti is really blissful, but what about the Big E (Enlightenment)? What about nirvikalpa samadhi? Why, no matter how silent it seems, does the mind never completely go away? Or, to some them all up, what am I doing wrong?

It’s easy to say things like, “Just enjoy the moment”, “Surrender to the Infinite and accept whatever it brings you”, etc. After reading so many books, though, written by so many masters, how can one help but be disappointed when making the inevitable comparisons between oneself and Them? It seems like you’re either Awakened or in Bondage, and looking at things that way can be pretty depressing.

Tonight, however, David dissolved this idea for me. He explained (while the energy did it’s thing ;-) that this is really an erroneous way of thinking, and that there are countless stages of growth one undergoes on the way to self-realization. To not recognize each of them as being significant, seeing yourself, as he put it, as “either enlightened or a jerk”, doesn’t allow you to take credit for the steps you’ve progressed along the path.

It’s often difficult to see how far we’ve come. I particularly have problems seeing this when I notice my mind reverting to old states and patterns, and how much that contrasts with the higher states I’ve experienced. Likewise when I hold up my typical mindstates to those exalted ones we, as representatives of the Dharma, are supposed to exemplify. But David has explained many times that these up-and-down patterns are natural during these stages.

Something shifted tonight whereby I’m finally accepting all this. It really felt like a weight was lifted, and I feel much more relaxed. The shakti was really flowing, and it washed over me and took my obsessions with it. Thank you, David! :-)