march 30, 2017
MESSAGE FROM WAYNE
Hello my loves,
Relationships fascinate us. The complexity of human relationships is the stuff of art, music, conversation and supermarket tabloids. Love relationships, political relationships, sexual relationships, family relationships, social relationships, work relationships... It's a long list.
More fundamentaly, all experience is based on relationship. And if you look deeply into it you may see that relationship is dependent on separation. We must have a sense of separation from that we are relating to in order for there to be a space across which we can relate. To smell the flower I must be in some way other than the flower. The separation need not be physical, after all I can relate to myself as well as relate to you, but this quality of separation is the basic duality upon which experience is built.
The exquisite paradox is that the separation upon which the entire manifest universe depends is an illusion! There is no separation. On this the physicist and the mystic agree. Everything is connected. We and everything else are all part of a seamless whole!
Profound Knowledge of this is available only through what we may call "the heart." The open heart dissolves the distance between me and you. It is a knowing that can never be reached by the mind. Yet it is everywhere. It is in the lovers embrace. It is in the depths of the infant's gaze. It is in the scream in the night. It is in the whisper of the forest silence. It is in the stillness of the moment of death. It is the grace of the Guru.
May it find you now!
come celebrate 100 years of ramesh
You are invited to join us on Thursday, 25th May 2017, to celebrate the Centenary of our beloved master Shri Ramesh Balsekar (1917-2017).
We shall be gathering over a day of festivity, starting with a leisurely lunch and then moving on to some soulful music. This will be followed by the dedication of some new books to his memory. We shall then break for tea, and the evening will be rounded off with the rendering of Abhangas. This is a tentative outline of what is planned, just to give you an idea of what is lined up for the day.
Royal Bombay Yacht Club
Opposite Gateway of India
12 pm - 7 pm
You are being informed of this event well in advance so you could make the required travel and stay arrangements. Do spread the good word among our friends and guru bandhus you may be in touch with. Let us all gather together as a tribute to, and in remembrance of, our dear Guru.
Please confirm your attendance so we can make make the necessary arrangements for seating, food and refreshments at the Club.
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MY LOVES - 10 Years of writings to seekers of Truth
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A LIVING GEM FROM RAMESH
(never before published)
What precisely is meant by silence? Metaphysically, silence does not mean the complementary opposite of noise, although, of course, the negation of noise as an aid to thought can never be questioned. But what silence means metaphysically is absence of thought, the very absence of mentation or cerebration. Such silence is that interval between thoughts (or between the inhalation and the exhalation) that is imperceptible to the split-mind of subject and object as being of infinitesimal duration, but which is the reality of infinite duration because it is the intemporal whole-mind: the “Witness” of Vedanta, the “Buddha-mind” of Chian, the “Father” of Christianity. Indeed, it is the permanent background - the consciousness - against which time is experienced as duration.
WORDS FROM THE HEART
Why am I compelled
to be in your presence
where nothing happens
except my heart
burns to shreds
like a rocket
hurtling through space
and a peaceful heart