When asked how to distinguish the mind from our essential Self, Master Hu responded, “See your thoughts, don’t be your thoughts.”
The emptiness of egoity can never be appeased by adding on. Layers of self-interest overshadow our innate spiritual light.
Awakening within this dreamlike world of continually shifting scenes, we rediscover our abiding Essence in which we know perpetual wholeness-contentment.
Student: Honored sir, please instruct me well, that I may live an enlightened existence.
Teacher: Strictly adhere to these three admonitions and you will unfailingly enjoy enlightened living: Be Good. Do Good. Love All.
Encouragement offered to another by expressing appreciation for their unique qualities, abilities and gifts raises their esteem, thereby coaxing their deeper potentials to awaken and find expression .
Awakening to Self-Completeness: Spirit within a sacred form; an animal body composed of Divine-thought, roaming the earth in service of conditioned mind in search of Self-Completeness .
Each unfolding moment can be embraced and lived attentively as spiritual practice, wherever and however we may be relating. Each unfolding moment offers opportunities to serve, learn, awaken!
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Though our personal history can be useful (pertaining to self-evolution and our ability to navigate well in life), it need not define our limit us.
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Sincere, intentional spiritual practice (body health, service work, introspection, cultivation of ideal qualities) fosters the unveiling of our innate spiritual qualities, and ultimately, liberation of consciousness. Unbridled consciousness is enlightenment.
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Informational knowledge is gathered from external sources, which one sage described as heaping new dust upon old dust. Wisdom arises freshly from the depths of silent stillness, the heart of being, imparting illumined insight; direct knowledge.
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Our past thoughts and actions are represented in our presently unfolding life experience. The decisions and actions we currently choose influence and attract our future life experience.
In addition to our constructive, wisely formulated intentions and actions for future benefit, we can endeavor to improve our clarity of awareness by elevating our perspective and functional intelligence. This can be fostered through contemplative self-evaluation, sensitively attuned examination of life’s processes, profound study of spiritually enlightened sharing, and alert meditation in stillness.
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Our epic journey through the labyrinth of personal encumberment toward liberation, culminates in spiritual recovery. After the long, long search, we rediscover our inherent freedom in Being.
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May we walk in balance amidst cycles and seasons In our chosen way embracing peaks and valleys Compassionately adorned, evoking uplift and harmony Progressing in gentle humility with our infinite creative Source