There is a dilemma in speaking to people who have been
on the spiritual path for some time and have listened to lots of
teachers speak lots of words, mostly the same words, put together
in countless different ways. There are Advaita words and Tibetan
words, for example, Zen words, Christian words and New Age words,
but they are all speaking essentially about the living truth that
cannot be captured by any word: a truth that is alive in you.
So the dilemma in speaking to you, as representatives who have heard
it all many times, is how to invite you to stop understanding what
you've heard through your active minds' normal ways of understanding.
And rather to just open. To open your mind. To take the chance of
not understanding anything. Not to say, "Oh yes, I know what
she is talking about because I have heard this in this place,"
or "Oh no, I disagree with that because my first teacher said
it this way."
To just take a chance in this time that we have together and not
compare or string together anything you hear here with anything
you have ever heard before. In either agreement or disagreement.
Then there is the possibility of hearing innocently--of hearing
for the first time without credentials: without the burden of your
past experiences, without your enlightenment, without your ignorance,
without your past.
It's at that point the real possibility arises to receive something
that all words are grossly inadequate in describing--an exposure,
a transmission within ourselves--from mind to mind, heart to heart,
that naturally, effortlessly occurs. And that is what we're here
for--an openness to receive what is already here.
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