"Having never left the house you are asking for the way home" - Nisargadatta Maharaj
What if you were vastly more than you thought you were?
Wouldn't you want to know that?
Well you are!
The Great Doubt is a Deeply Significant Teaching in Zen Buddhism
This video is an excerpt from one of GP's recent online satsangs, something he does every Sunday at 2pm Eastern on YouTube (http://YouTube.com/GPWalsh) In it he speaks plainly about how to abandon all of our ideas in order to understand the truth directly, not as an idea, but as our very being.
"Hi G! I'm S0 grateful to you and so grateful that I can find freedom through your teachings. This path of Awakening brings up so much intense stuff, but then you guide us back to our non-dual Self so seamlessly. Today I went from profoundly deep suffering to incredible lightness of being just as a result of your guided meditation. Just in case you wonder if your efforts are having effect ." - Jill Kelly (YouTube Comment)
All experience passes before you
Coming and going
Arising and subsiding
Yet you remain
Watching it all
Experiencing it all
Witnessing it all
Recognizing that you are
Without a witness
Your search has ended
You have found the truth
You have found yourself
You have found The Self
Non-dual inquiry is the most precise, penetrating and direct form of spiritual practice
Genuine spirituality is not a code of behavior or ethics, although it is highly ethical
It is not a belief or conceptual system, although it is highly intellectually precise
It is not a practice or a process or way of living or anything cultural
It wears no costume
It is bound by no conventions
It is simply the willingness to ask the simplest of questions, “Who am I... really?”
Self-inquiry is a deep inquiring into the nature of the self. Not the self as some distant abstraction but YOURSELF.
Since you are that self, you are the final authority as to what the true nature of the self is. That makes you the ultimate authority on the very nature of existence.
No more deferring to outside "experts" or even gurus. This path is SELF-REALIZATION. It is you realizing and confirming who it is you actually are.
"Gosh you’re GOOD!!! Thank you! It’s much easier to see in how you explain it." - AKT (YouTube Comment)
Satsang - Communion with Truth
Satsang is a Sanskrit word that simply means "Communion with Truth."
As a formal event it is a setting in which students are intived to ask questions of the teacher concerning their spiritual practices, self-inquiry, meditation and the like. Sometimes those questions can also be domestic; like how to handle a certain difficult time someone may be going to, for example.
In all those cases, no matter what the topic of the particular question, the teacher (or traditionally the guru) always guides the questioner back to themselves, back in touch with the reality of their own being in such a way that the student finds the answer for and in themself.
Satsang is communing with the truth of your own being and,
whenever you turn sincerely within you are in satsang.!
Join GP for Satsang Every Sunday at 2pm Eastern
That is 6pm UTC in summer time and 7pm in standard time