2021ๅนด11ๆœˆ25ๆ—ฅ ๆ˜ŸๆœŸๅ››

Your True Self

Let's be sincere. We think if we accumulate a lot of money we will be happy. If we marry the right person we'll be happy. If we get the right job, if we have the right car, if we move to the right state, we'll be abundantly happy.

What a disappointment, in this world nothing is ever the same, you have to understand this first. We live in a world of duality, so it seems. Everything has two sides. If you want to experience wealth you have to experience poverty. If you want to experience health, you have to experience sickness. You cannot experience one without the other. You may say, "Well Robert I know people who are abundantly wealthy and they've never been poor." You're speaking only of one life. You no doubt have many existences, many lifetimes and they're all carry overs. So the first thing you do is stop judging others. You learn to leave others alone. You do not react to anything or anybody.

You begin to work on yourself. And you begin to understand, "I am not what appears to be. What appears to be may be a fact, but it is not the truth." I appear to be male or female. I have this job, I'm married to this person. I make so much money a year. That's a fact but it is not the truth. The truth is that I am nobody. You have no body. Everything is no body. Everything is consciousness.

Consciousness is like a chalkboard. It always stays the same. But you draw different figures on the chalkboard. You may draw the moon on the chalkboard, the stars, the planets, people, bugs, animals and you see pictures of what you drew. But if you try to grab them, what do you grab? the chalkboard. Consciousness is like the chalkboard. People places and things are like the drawings on the chalkboard. They can be erased and new drawings put in their place. Yet the chalkboard always remains the same. The reason people suffer is because they identify with the images and not with the chalkboard. Or they identify with the world but not with consciousness. You therefore have to change your identification and start identifying with the invisible something that you can't hear, taste, touch or feel. That invisible something is your true nature. It is your real Self.

Robert Adams