I am not mind

but I experience it !

Your body is food too. Stop identifying with it.

Let’s step back a moment and think through so far what you ate in entire life.

So called food we ate so far has it own life. If  we are non vegetarian, we eat the body of another life being. If we are vegetarian, it easy to understand that other animal have bodies and function just like your body. All trees have life and grow, their nuts and fruits are by products of their bodies. Just like our kids.

Since humans have more organized than any other species, we forget to remember that our ancestors dealt with animals in forests, some of them eaten by them. It pretty clear, our bodies are perfect food for other animals and other life forms.

When we identify ourselves with our bodies, which is pretty common with any other animal in this world, we strongly believe we are the body. Anything happens to our bodies, we feel it happens to us. If body needs something, we think we need it. we do things to full fill it. If body does not like something, we do things to avoid it. Though mind plays key roles to get attach to our bodies, in the end we are strongly believe and bond to our bodies as self. We lost our true self, do not know what it is.

Remember, Remember, you are not mind, neither your body. Mind and bodies are temporary tools, they come and go. They are time bound. But your are not time bound.

Stop identifying with body. Let us take care of our body and  provide what it needs to survive. But strike balance between attaching too much to it. Once you see the difference, you already solved many problems in your life.  Is not it that, most of problem origin from self identification with body and min and then branch out more and more problems out of it?

I do not mean, simply thinking and using reasoning and intellectual knowledge will unbind the false believe that your are not body or mind. By practicing and cultivating the seeing truth as truth and remembering the truth every moment will bring you to see your real essence.

Everybody is different. For some seeing truth as truth can happen in this moment. For some it may take more time. For some its only denial of truth and continue to believe body and mind are self. You do not need to convince anybody. Did you see the truth your self accurately and continue to see it rest of your life is most important than convincing others.

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EGO

I happen to ran into movie “Revolver” thinking that it’s B grade action movie.

I was surprised to find it’s indeed a great spiritual journey, psychologically in depth movie. Without much ado, I would like to present some of dialogs and quotes from the movie. Movie quotes are numbered, my explanation on them follow right below them. It get better idea, I have added few words in brackets of dialog or quote to understand better.

What is ego

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1. “The greatest con that you ever pulled, that making you believe that he(EGO) is you.”

Recognizing that you are not your mind/ego. It is pulling the greatest con of creation. However you can NOT recognize it just reading books or blogs, you should experience it by detaching your self from on-going thoughts in your mind.

When a parasite lives on host, host does not recognize that he become a parasite. Host believes he is parasite and acts accordingly. Ego is not a object to recognize in the outside world.

Ego is right in that thought, right now trying to divide and dissect the information on this blog, trying to form opinion out of what you read so far.

2. You know what’s so elegant about this little game (Life).. Jake. Nobody knows where the enemy is. They do not even know he (Ego) exist. He (Ego) is in every one of their heads.  And they trust him. Because they think they are him.

3. if you try to destroy him(ego) to save them. They try to destroy you to save him (ego).

I guess this is the reason, who won the ego (many buddhas from past), not dare to dispute with our egos. Rather they take round about approach, giving you technique/method to beat ego, with out telling you what is the end goal.  If they tell you up front, ego wins. Because you have not recognized the ego yet, you think you are that ego, does not want to see it separately. It makes the progress difficult.

How ego keep wins:

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a. You do all the hard work, I (ego) just help you along. The art is for me to feed pieces to you and make you believe you took those pieces, because your smarter and i (ego) am dumber. In every game and con there is always an opponent and there is always a victim. More control the victim think he has. less control he actually has. Gradually he (victim) will hang him self. I (ego) as an opponent just help him along.

b. formula has infinite depth in it’s efficiency and application, but it’s staggeringly simple and completely consistent. (regarding above formula and applying it on victim)

1. Rule one of any game or con, you can only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent (ego).

2. More sophisticated the game, more sophisticated the opponent (ego).

3. If the opponent is very good, he places victim inside an environment (Earth?)  he can control, bigger the environment easier to control.

4. So the opponent(ego) simply distract their victim (you and me) by getting them consumed with their own consumption (seven sins?).

5. bigger the trick, older the trick, easier it is to pull it. Based on two principles:

5.1 They (you and me) think, that can not be that old.

5.2 They (you and me) think that can not be that big, for so many people to fallen for it.

6. Eventually when opponent(ego) challenged or questioned, it means victim’s (you and me) investment and thus his intelligence is questioned. No once can accept that, not even to themselves.

7. You always find good opponent (ego) in very last place you ever looked (in your own mind).

Destroying the ego

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1. You heard that voice so long (your own thoughts), you believe to be you. you believe to be your best friend. (Recognize that your not mind)

2. Where is the opponent should hide? the very last place you ever look. (in you own mind)

I will stop here. There are different techniques in the world, to turn tables to destroy ego, they are based on same principle of how ego wins.

Giving your own money/things hurts your ego. Donation is the method/technique to reduce the ego. But if it happens with own name recognition or pride, ego is back in the game.

Is this reason we  invented, “random kindness.”?

Anyway, everybody busy with playing game with their own egos, including me. Out of million people, few hundred recognize that they are in game played by their own ego.

Out those hundreds, one or two will win the game. We call them “One who transcended the mind”, in short “Bhudda”.

last but not least:

Wake up Mr. Green

–Wake up ..”Who ever reading this blog”… time to recognize the ego/mind is not you, let go of parasite controlling you.

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