Explaining and realising a delicious fact that part of you already knows
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When I was a seeker, I heard some of the above statements asserted, frustratingly and mind-numbingly, by teachers and seekers alike. But no one, apparently, had any practical suggestions on how to arrive at Enlightenment. Indeed the goal was devalued and the search for it derided. It was assumed that simply hearing the words “you are already enlightened” would cause immediate Enlightenment. When followed by the inevitable “there is nothing you can do to get Enlightened, it will happen when it happens”, seekers are left with little practical guidance.
Of course it’s true that you will be Enlightened when you are Enlightened. And “there is nothing that you can do to get Enlightened” naturally follows the assertion that “you are already Enlightened”. The explanation as to why you don’t know that you are Enlightened is, like the preceding statement, similarly circular, because you don’t recognise that you are Enlightened because, as they ‘explain’, “you simply don’t recognise it”. Presumably this circular reasoning is supposed to exhaust the seeker, causing a profound state of surrender and a giving up of the search. But I haven't figured out how this teaching method actually does work and haven't been inspired to find out because I haven't seen it working. Indeed, it becomes a mindless mantra intoned and droned out at spiritual 'tea and biscuit' events.
And yet, just to throw you a spiritual curveball (as I like to do so you don’t become a fundamentalist), I heartily agree with all of the above (Ho Ho).
It is true that you are already Enlightened. A part of you, which is Enlightened, recognises it. However another part of you does not recognise it because it is not in full communication with the part of you that does. The existence of two ‘you's’ is never clearly stated in spiritual teachings and is therefore the cause of much confusion. However, cleaning up the language of spiritual discourse is only the beginning of solving the problem, which is, we must never forget, to actually get you consciously Enlightened.
At this moment I am simply tickling your spiritual fancy, tantalisingly bringing your awareness closer to the edge of what your mind thinks it knows. With just a small push, and a willingness to let go of your hold on the Known, you will be launched into the infinite, limitless, ineffable Unknown. It's where you have been all along, but your Ego wants to protect you from it by hiding it from your awareness.
If you’re getting that feeling that Enlightenment is just around the corner, on the edge of your awareness, then this class is definitely for you. Though curiosity seekers are also welcome. And note: Seekers who state that “they are already Enlightened” will not raise a laugh in our esteemed assembly because the State of Unenlightenment is incapable of real humour!
I've spent too much time writing about this subject. Join me, live and online, as we embark upon an epic journey of remembrance and recognition, bringing home the great catch: Enlightenment.
Note: Since the clocks sprang forward one hour in America last Sunday, West Coast listeners can now comfortably attend at 8 AM and East Coast listeners at 11 AM. Clocks in Europe do not change for two more weeks but this is only relevant for non-Europeans since European times will always remain the same whilst I am in Europe.
Note: This is an audio class which can be listened to on most computer systems. Prepare yourself by reading the Orientation which will be emailed to you upon booking. Lecture starts about 5:15pm (Helsinki time). Oshana Consciousness CD music (with Oshana quotes from 2002) starts playing at 4pm (Helsinki time) before class and at approximately 6:20pm (Helsinki time) the music continues after the lecture. Please arrive early if you are new, on a new network or need technical support. Total talk time will be a minimum of 1 hour.
Technical advice (most listeners do not need to know because they unknowingly have it already configured): Flashplayer needs to be installed and Port 8464 needs to be open on your network. iPad is currently unsupported for audio streams because Apple blocked Flashplayer but you can request the MP3 replay download of this class
An Enlightenment Transmission class is a jump into the unknown, far beyond the mind, to experience a life without limitation.