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OnenessTeachingforFebruary2010 SriBhagavan YourThoughtsAreNotYourThoughts EverymonthIwouldliketogivesomehomeworkonwhichyouwouldworkbeforethenextSkype Darshan. SoIthinkIhavespokenforaboutin3or4placesnowIdonotknowifitisonthewebsitebutthenIwill talktoyouaboutit. AndyougottoworkonthisteachinginthemonthofFebruaryandbereceivingandgivingDeekshas hopefullyyouwouldmoveintohigherstatesandyoucouldaskmequestionsbasedonthatatournext meeting. Whatyougottocontemplateonisthefollowing. Thoughtsarehappeningautomatically.ItisnotthatthereisaCaroltherewhoisthinking.Thoughtsare simplyhappeningautomatically. Speechitisnotthatyouaretherewhospeaks.Itishappeningautomatically. Actionsitisnotthatyouareacting,butactionsaretakingplaceallthetime.

. Sotheyarehappeningthereoftheirownaccordautomatically. Youhavegottojustseethat. Youhavetoseehowspeechishappeningautomatically,thoughtishappeningautomatically,andaction ishappeningautomatically,[because]thatisthefact. Nowforexample,letuscometothoughts. YouassumethatthereisathinkercalledCarolwhoisthinking.Butthereisnosuchthinkeratall.There isjustthinkingwhichisjustanautomaticfunctionofthebrain,justlikeyoubreatheautomatically,just likeyourbodytemperaturesmaintainautomatically,justlikedigestionhappensautomatically,similarly thinkingalsoishappeningautomatically. Youarenottherewhoisthinking.Itsamereassumption. Supposeyouaretodrawacircle,thecentreemerges.Itsmuchthesamewaywhenthinkinghappens, theillusionofathinkerarises.Thereisnothinkeratall. Similarly,speechitisalsohappeningautomatically,thoughyouthinkthatyouarespeaking.No.

Actions,theyarealsohappeningautomatically.ForexampleCarolmightthinkokayIshalldecideto movemyarm.ThereIhavemovedit. ButthenifyouweretowatchCarolsbrainrealtime,whichispossibletoday,youwouldnoticethata fractionofthesecondbeforeshemovedherhand,herbrainhaddecidedtomovethehand,andthe handmoves. Butshesuffersfromtheillusionthatshedecidedtomoveherarm,andthearmmoved. Allthingsarehappeningautomatically. Similarlywhenyoucometoyourbody,youmustunderstandthatyourbodyisnotyourbodybecause thishumanbodyismillionsofyearsold. Youdidnotdesignit,youdidnotmakethechangesinthatbodyandyoudidnotconceiveit,youhave virtuallynorolewithit.Youdidnotmakeitgrow.Itgrewonitsown. Soyourbodyisnotyourbody,yourmindisnotyourmind,yourthoughtsarenotyourthoughts. Therearemore[examples]likethis. YouarewearingsomenicedressandCarolwouldsay,thisismydress. Butthen,didCaroldesignthatdress?No. Didshetailorit?No. Didshemakeitinatextilemill?No. Didshegetthecottonorwhateverwhatwentintothatonherown?No. Nowayshehasplayedanyroleatallandyetsheclaimsthisdressismydress. Similarlythoughtshaveevolvedovermillionsofyears,itsnotCarolsthoughtstheyareallthereinthe thoughtssphereandtheycomeandtheygoandyetCarolthinksthesearemythoughts.Theyarenot hers. Herbodysimilarlyisnotherbody. Similarlyhermind,whatishermind?Itisaflowofthought.Andthatmindtooisnotherminditisa veryancientmindandthatisnothers. Andherself.Iamthere.Itisasenseofseparateness,itisaconcept,itisanillusion. Sonothingishers. Butthensheidentifiesherselfwithherthoughts,withherbody,withhermind,andthinksthatshe exists.

ThisiscalledAnatma,orfalseidentification.Shesnotthat,butshethinkssheisthat. Andwhydoesshedoit?Itscalled,prajingyaparadar,failureofintelligence.Thatistheintelligencewe talkedinLevel2.Whenintelligencearises,thisfalseidentificationceases. Youwillrealizethatyouarenomoreyourthoughts,nomoreyourmind,nomoreyourbody,andno morethesocalledself,whichisnonexistenceinthefirstplace. Sonowallthesethingsyougottounderstandintellectually.Havingunderstoodintellectually,youmust trytosoakintoitandcontemplateonitandthengiveandreceiveDeekshas. GivingDeekshasismorepowerfulthanreceivingDeekshas.Keepdoingit.Andsuddenlyyouwillseeyou areoutofthemind. Rightnowyouarewithinthemind.Allyourseeking,allyoursearchiswithinthemind.Andwithinthe mindthereisnothingbutsuffering.Becausethemind,itsalimitation. Whenthereislimitationthereisadivision. Whenthereisadivision,thereisaconflict. Whenthereisaconflict,thereiswastageofenergywhichismiseryorsuffering. Ontheotherhand,iftheenergyisconserved,thestillnessofenergyismeditation,isjoy,isbliss,islove. Sowhatyouhavedoneis,withintheframeworkofthemind,letuscallitaprison,youhavebeautifully arrangedallthefurniture. Alittlesecurityinyourfamily,alittleinyourwealth,alittleyournameandfame,andthisandthat,its allverybeautifullyorganizedtomanageyoursuffering. Iamnotagainstit,perfect,goahead,anddoit. Butthenyouwillnotreallyexperiencewhatitistolive. Youwillnottrulylive. Youareexistingbeautifully. Nowyouhavetogetoutofthisprisonthatisthemind. Nowifyouweretocontemplateontheseteachings,andgiveandreceiveDeekshas,youmightfind somethingstrangehappening. Youmayfindthatyouregraduallymovingoutoftheprisoncalledthemind.

Asyougooutofyourmind,youwillseeyourownthoughts,thinkingishappening,notyouthinking, thinkingishappening,speechishappening,alltheactionsarehappening.Verybeautifultheyare happening,theyareperfect. Itisonlywhenyouidentifyyourselfwiththem[that]thereisdisorder,thereisimperfection. Onceyoucomeout,theyareallhappeninglikebreathinganddigestionandeverythingautomatically. Itisnotrightactionnorwrongaction,itisperfectaction. Itsallhappeningonitsown,andyouareoutofit. Youareoutofit,andthatisall. Andthenyouwillexperiencethatloveyouareaskingabout,thatpurelove. Whenyouareoutofit,whatisthereispurelove,purejoy. Butwithinthemind,youcouldneverevergetit. Soallthatdramathatisnowgoingonwithinthemind,Ihopethatbythetimewemeetnexttime,well beabletogetoutofyourminds,andwatchyourownmindfunctioningthere.