Erich: OK, let me put it this way. First — the word, God. Try to wash your mind clean of what you think the word "God" means. It's hard. Essentially, though, the word "God" means Being with a capital "B." Being. It means Supreme BEING, the Supreme I AM, Existence — that which is being everything that's being.
God is the Supreme Being. God is Supreme Being, which is being everything that is being. Therefore, when you ask the question, "What is the truth here, really?" and you put the pause in there, then that which is really Real is going to start becoming obvious.
The answer to, "What is the truth here, really?" is, GOD IS.
So, when you do the homework, say, "What is the truth here, really?" Then pause, and listen, and be attentive. Then say, "God IS." Then pause again and feel for the meaning of what you're saying.
Now, if the words, "God IS" trip you up, then the answer is, "Life, live."
"What is the truth here, really? Life, live" — and then pay new attention to the experience you are having. Something is happening. Something Real is happening. Life, live is happening. And the deal is to be in the middle of Life, live with less ignorance, less of your usual mindset.
And so, when you say, "God IS" or "Life, live IS," again, don't race to define it real fast, but let it help you hang out in the not-knowing place a little bit longer. Increasingly, there is going to be an answer to, "What is the truth here, really?" You are going to be having a clearer appreciation for Life, live, for Supreme Being, being everything that's being.
So, "What is the truth here, really? God IS."
And "IS" is the big word. IS, IS, IS, IS, IS, IS, IS, IS, IS.
Supreme Being IS. Being IS. Life IS.
Something is happening! Life, live is happening — the eternal New Now in unending unfoldment.
And see what that does to you, is my suggestion.
When it occurs to you to do the homework, do the homework. Say, "What is the truth here, really? Life, live. Life, live. Life, live." And then pay a little closer attention to what Life, live IS.
With Love and Pranams,
Freeform Playlist from class:
- Yellow Ledbetter ~ Pearl Jam ~ Jeremy
- Ascentia ~ Dub Sutra ~ The Rise of Downtempo
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