Crucial

by Robert Wolfe on May 6th, 2012

Question: “Different spiritual teachers emphasize different things. I find your clarity the most helpful. What would say are the most important teachings for the seeker?

Answer: As a consequence of my talks with dozens of persons, only two points have proven to be crucial (Latin: “cross”).

The seeker must comprehend (and when she does, the seeking is definitely finished) that what is being sought, the Absolute, is not something which we eventually come to encounter—because, due to its very nature, it is always inescapable. All spiritual traditions refer to sacred, or divine, Being as infinite, eternal, without limitation. Obviously, such an actuality has to be present where and when you are, regardless of your location in time or space. The seeker cannot, under any circumstances, be apart from what is sought.
The second element of the teachings, which instill the Awareness out of which we then live our lives in complete Oneness, relates to the major question that arises: “If the Absolute is present here now, why don’t I feel it?”

Infinite, eternal, formless Beingness is present not only where every form is, material or immaterial; it permeates all that exists: “Nowhere is it not,” as the Vedas put it. Your very Being is whatever you happen to be feeling, thinking or doing. The infinite, eternal, unbounded Absolute is the doer, the source, of all that is ever being done.

When this principle is clearly recognized, it is seen that the Absolute is the fundamental, universal identity of all that exists. In other words, as the Vedas state, “Tat tvam asi”—That thou art. You and the Ultimate Reality are not two different things. This realization of Oneness is the ending of division—duality, as one’s basic, conditioned perspective—and thus of conflict. Out of this Absolute awareness, then, one lives the balance of one’s life; confusion about the nature of life and how to live it have been utterly clarified. What is regarded as the self is no longer viewed to be anything other than ultimate Being present in material form.


Posted in Monograph, Questions, Unpublished    Tagged with teachers, teachings, seeking, seeker, being, ultimate, Absolute, here and now, infinite, tat tvam asi, Vedas, Oneness


5 Comments

Name - May 7th, 2012 at 2:14 PM
This is it!
Radu - May 7th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Thank you, beautiful clarity!
Cindy Rigby - May 10th, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Thank you Robert. I am enjoying your book.
nancy krone - June 7th, 2012 at 10:09 AM
"the Absolute is the doer, the source, of all that is being done" - so one can look at cancer as the Absolute doer trying to destroy its creation? Am I to look at cancer with no concern at all since it is simply the source doing what it does? Do I make "peace" with cancer?
Michael - October 1st, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Dear Nancy,
Both the body and the cancer are secondary to the Spirit or Absolute which is our true nature. If you find out the nature of the "I" who would make peace with cancer, you will find this "I" is peace itself, even in the face of cancer. In finding this true self, there may or may not be a healing of the body from cancer. Lastly, there is a wonderful book about cancer and near-death awareness by Anita Moorjani called "Dying to Be Me."
Peace be with you,
M

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