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If you search inwardly, deeply enough,
you may encounter the terror of dying.
The egoic mind only appears to exist as
the belief that "I am a body." If you do
not give in to fear, but face this terror of
non-existence with the determination
to find the truth, you will go beyond
the limited belief that you are a body.
Deeper still is the realisation of you with-
out form, without time and space; pure
conscious awareness, aware of itself and
overflowing itself as love.
Once this is realised the traps begin
to arise to test your certainty of your own
experience. The mental tendency we all
have is to conceptualise unity and then
use it as a weapon of the mind. After
realisation, when all is seen through to the
truth and clarity of the situation, at some
point habitual temptations will arise as a
challenge to your realisation. My teacher
would say that all the demons of the
past will come to claim you. At this point
you have a choice to conceptualise
and believe your realisation, or to meet
everything that challenges you directly in
the face of your realisation.
We have the ancient teaching story of
Gilgamesh of Uruk, who, upon returning
from his quest to bring the gift back to
his people, has to walk a thin edge over
a sea of drowning souls, all calling for
help and reaching up for a helping hand.
By not touching anything at all, he is
able to cross back unscathed from the
far shore to return to his people and
establish a kingdom of wisdom. Gilgamesh
is a shining example of the possibility of
remaining free in the face of temptations.
The trap of mind that we all must
face is the belief that we are being helpful
when we fall into duty or pride or
sentimentality. These tendencies all seem
at the moment like helping, but trap us
again in duality. Falling into these traps
keeps us from providing support where it
can truly benefit everybody, as Gilgamesh
did when he returned to his people.
Reaching out to one of the grasping
hands is the temptation. These hands are
metaphorically a projection of our own
grasping nature. Once we lock hands,
we are pulled in to suffer along with the
rest. Our potential to bring the gift to the
world remains unfulfilled. We can always
release our grip, stop once more, meet
the demons and temptations and stay
mentally still and open. In the silent
immovable truth of being, everything is
Another test is how to function
naturally when the experience of duality
There is the story of the yogi who
realised oneness and went into enormous
bliss. He was sitting in the middle of the
path blissfully noting: "The Trees are
God, the Sky is God, and the Road is God."
As he continued talking, an elephant
appeared to be running towards him.
Next to the elephant was a man shouting:
"Get out of the way! Get out of the way!"
The yogi blissfully noted: "I am God,
this Body is God, the Elephant is God,
and the Man is God."
The elephant continued his run right
over the yogi. Battered and bruised and
crushed, the yogi crawled back to his
guru to complain.
When he heard the story the guru
simply said, "Why didn't you listen to
God shouting to get out of the way?"
When I returned to my guru, bloodied
and bleeding, he emanated the silence
that answers all questions. In silence, all
disappears and all is revealed.
No one to ask the question and no
need for any mental understanding. This
is true knowledge beyond knowing. It is
a certainty that cannot be denied by any
reason of the mind. In this realisation of
unity we find peace, love and fulfilment.
When the appearance of duality re-
appears, it is known for what it is; an
expression of unity. All duality and non-
duality, inside and outside, arise from
the same empty intelligent totality that is
you. Realise yourself as that and all
questions are answered in silence.
● Eli-Jaxon Bear and Gangaji will be
touring the East Coast in November and
December. Eli will hold a group retreat in
Byron Bay in January 2012. www.leela.org
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