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Lucille : memory

mardi 13 mars 2018

honnêteté
honestidade
honesty
honneur
honra
honradez
honor
honour
retitude
retidão

If we have an experience of happiness félicité
felicidade
bonheur
felicidad
happiness
eudaimonia
, at the moment of happiness joie
alegria
alegría
happiness
satisfaction
satisfação
satisfacción
contentement
contentamento
contentamiento
euthymia
ananda
ānanda
béatitude
itself we are beyond the mind esprit
espírito
spirit
mente
mind
manas
mental
, beyond time. We are in our timeless presence Anwesenheit
présence
parousia
presença
presence
parusía
. We are abiding as the Self Selbst
soi-même
Soi
si mesmo
Self
si mismo
A non-personal, all-inclusive awareness.
. This place Ort
lieu
lugar
location
locus
place
is the now Jetzt 
le maintenant
o agora
el ahora
the now
, the timeless now. It is present right droite
direita
right
here and now. When the memory mnemosyne
memória
mémoire
memory
of a past experience comes to us, let’s say a happy past experience, we welcome it and, in this welcoming, all the objective elements éléments
elementos
elements
stoicheion
stoicheia
that remain will dissolve and leave us with that which is always present, the perfume rasa
saveur
sabor
taste
flavor
parfum
perfume
. As long dragon
dragão
dragón
long
nāga
as we make an object sujet
objet
sujeito
objeto
subject
object
Subjekt
Objekt
of this experience, instead of taking advantage of its liberating effect, it binds us still further.


Are you saying that I never had the experience of being Seiende
Seiendes
Seienden
l'étant
étants
ente
entes
sendo
beings
being
a boy, that it is just a memory created in the present ?

What is being said is that there has never been a boy moving in time, turning into a young man, then into a middle-aged man, and so on. All of these appearances flowed through consciousness Gewissen
conscience
consciência
conciencia
consciencia
Bewusstsein
Bewußtsein
consciencidade
consciousness
conscient
purusârtha
samvid
bodha
cit
chit
. You, as consciousness, have never been a boy, a young adult, or a middle-aged man. These were perceptions and concepts flowing through consciousness. I am not denying that these perceptions and concepts have flowed though consciousness. That is what memory tells us. However, I am denying the fact that the boy grows into an adult. I am denying the objective existence Existenz
existence
exister
existentia
existência
existencia
bios
of these events and the objective existence of time. By “objective,” I mean independent from consciousness. From the vantage point of the totality Ganze
Ganzheit
Ganzsein
Ganzseinkönnen 
le tout
totalité
être-tout
pouvoir-être-tout
intégralité
entièreté
o todo
totalidade
ser-todo
ser-um-todo
nikhila
totality
of this timeless presence, there is no time. Consciousness is not in time or space Raum
Räumlichkeit
räumlich
espace
espacialité
espaço
espacialidade
espacial
espacio
espacialidad
space
spaciality
spatial
. All the mind can do is reduce consciousness to a point, whereas it is in fact the totality, of which the mind with this universe Univers
Universo
Universe
is just a speck. Since the mind cannot grasp consciousness, it reduces it to nothingness and then becomes frightened of it.


We don’t have to remember in order simply to be, and yet there is a flavor of remembering in this being. Is this some higher memory ?

We could call it remembrance. The difference différence
bheda
diferença
difference
between memory and remembrance is that memory refers to objects, whereas remembrance refers to the subject. Memory refers to the past, whereas remembrance refers to the timeless. When we are free from the past, there is inspiration inspiration
inspiratio
inspiração
inspiración
. We fall chute
queda
decadência
caída
fall
from grace grâce
graça
grace
gracia
kharis
bénédiction
benção
benediction
śaktipāta
shaktipata
when we bring in the ego ego
egoísmo
egoism
egoisme
le moi
le mien
« Je »
. It is like a balance artist dancing on a cable, perfectly at ease until he remembers the abyss.



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