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A letter from Rani
The terrorist events of yesterday
in the US have shaken the world.
I received several letters asking me to say something about this,
as many hearts and minds are bewilderd today.
What has happened is immense in the reality of flesh and blood.
We can see the human suffering and ignorance
on one level and the ever more mysterious looking suchness and
strange perfection of the consciousness that orchestrates this
whole play on the planet on a deeper level. It is mind blowing
as the mind cannot understand or grasp this in action.
As the fear frequency rises through such events it becomes even
and clear to turn our attention to that which never moves. To
the core of being.
Out of this stillness naturally a deep sense of compassion ,
love and peace
arises, whereas the mind seems to only bring pain, revenge and
response to this.
My prayers are for humankind. For the
perpetrators as well as the victims.
The former need it more than the latter.
My heart is filled with compassion for so much suffering.
Feel the darkness in the hearts of the terrorists and warmongers
revenge more than this beautiful gift of life.
Even though such events leave us speechless I am happy to have
together we can allow for more light to enter this planet.
Since years predictions from esoteric
corners have been telling us that such
calamities were on their way. Nevertheless watching the Twin
live on TV was a shock that left us with the mouth hung open.
As the frequency on the planet rises, the whole scale of duality
to ecstasy) will become more and more extreme and those turned
light are now even more blessed than ever.
For light is who we are, it is peace and the recognition that
no one can die
as we are eternally here as one empty silent consciousness.
To live in this decade we will either
have to recognise this, so we can see
through every disguise of horror and destruction or we will suffer
Many people do not have this choice at this point.
That is why I say : When that choice appears in your life you
blessed than can be expressed and you better get clear real quick
as to what
it is you really want.
Events like this terrorism will also help a lot of people to
and get their priorities straight.
In this silence and peace we are all
Terrorists, politicians, victims, murderers, peacekeepers, ligthworkers,
children, animals, seekers, lovers,rapists, moslims, hindus,
In love Rani
Kira Stephanie Kay: Opportunities for change
Australia, September, 2001
We enter now
into a new time of
love, peace and harmony
where we will see each other
with compassion, care and sincerity
an experience of merging together
a melting of boundaries and separations
embrace and invite this new vibration
nourish it as you would a delicate new baby
feel it strengthen within you and within others
this time is our to celebrate and revel in - NOW!
I have noticed in the time since the New
York events is that people that I have been coming into contact
with are really looking more deeply at their lives, getting more
in touch with what is intrinsically important to them. I
feel inspired by this as it indicates that people are being more
honest and real with themselves and each other. And I have noticed
how much more people are talking and being with each other, strangers
last week yet this week chatting and spending time.
In light of this I am looking at this as a time of celebration,
of coming together rather than looking upon this as a time of
There are numerous other events occurring
around the world particularly in
the economic sector. I feel that *reality*, as it truly is, is
visible now. The economic world has been in a precarious balance
and this is
now becoming obvious to us all. Perhaps these current events
illuminating the possibilities and opportunities for change.
the environment, it may be that geographical happenings occur
to show us
that mother earth can cleanse her own skin of our intrusions
and remind us
to respect and take care of the land beneath our feet.
In our local community we have been hosting
several meditations this past
week and many people are having experiences - feeling energy
their feet, tingling, overwhelming love/bliss. Many people realising
their own way/words that we need to love the aggressors of the
hate or seek revenge. In this light it is about seeing the need
acceptance, bringing together the hurtful bits of ourselves and
of the wider
Will we as a collective humanity listen?
I don't know. My sense is that
further events may happen in the world to illustrate the gap
fear/survival and love/togetherness. If we base our lives on
fear then I feel that manifesting in further disasters, separation
If we are basing our lives on love, being together, caring and
we have the opportunity to have a whole experience. I feel that
this is a
very testing time for each individual and humanity generally.
As I see it, the only choice we truly
have is how we live our lives day to
day, moment to moment. What we think, what we say, what we do,
influencing our own lives and every other aspect of life as a
whole. In my
heart I feel if we *really* get *it* then we are living a reality
mind cannot even begin to comprehend.
To the best of my ability when I make
choices in my life, no matter how big
or small, I look to come from innermost integrity. That means
that at times
I do not do some things because they do not feel *right* or appropriate
though I *want* them. I have lots of fun with what I do, and
best of all no
regrets because before I take action I am tuning into myself
situation best I know and acting with my own best intention.
That is not
saying that I act *perfectly*! I am very human and my best intention
still not include all aspects, but at least I know in my heart
of hearts I
have done the best I know how, have been honest with myself and
the people and circumstances around me.
I choose to continue to be available
to this amazing experience and
adventure of life, wherever it is leading, including whatever
ups & downs I
may travel emotionally. In the deepest part of my heart I wish
to be free to
love and be loved. I sincerely hope and trust that each one of
us can find
that place within that *knows*, and begin to create a reality
I wish everyone deepening experiences
and encourage each of us to reach out
With Love & Care, Kira Kay
past our fears and anxiety to be together and share in love.
delightful Spring equinox celebration on the 23rd September (Autumn
for the Northern Hemisphere!). Personally I will be inviting
of celebration shared in the opening poem.
Who is Afraid? By Azziz
We would like to look at the tragedy in America
from another angle, from a Spiritual Perspective.
It is not so much that we wish to ponder over what has happened
and why it has happened, but rather How Does It Effect
Us as spiritual beings. What kind of responsibility, in terms
of responding to outer circumstances, puts on us our spiritual
belief system? We might be Buddhist believing in the Noble Truth,
that life is suffering and all is impermanent; we might be Advaitists
believing that there is only the Self; we might have a concept
that all what happens is only an illusory movement on the unchanging
screen of Consciousness But do we really live our beliefs? It
appears that in our everyday life we are just like everybody
else - Frightened Human Beings! Isn't it so? What the event in
America is facing us with is our own Fear and fundamental sense
of insecurity. We are just living in a dream. Even our spirituality
is mere a dream which cannot withstand even the slightest test
coming from the outer reality. So perhaps it is time to wake
up from the dream of non-duality in order to become that Truth
in which we believe? May be it is time to live our belief system?
We are living in unconscious illusion
of assuming that both our life and this earth will last forever.
What the event in America triggered the most, was revealing our
Fear. Fear of not existing, fear of loosing everything we cling
to as our life. In truth, the only unusual thing in the recent
tragedy was that the most powerful country in the world had been
attacked. The fact that many people got killed is nothing unusual
as human beings always have been killing each other. People will
not stop killing each other for the very simple reason that they
are extremely barbarian and unconscious. They are extremely greedy,
angry, arrogant, selfish, insensitive and heartless in their
essence. Humanity represents lower intelligence which needs a
very long time to evolve. People are civilised only on the surface.
They might wear suits and ties and behave politely but take away
from them food, house, sex and credit card and they will become
just like they had been prior to coming down from trees.
Awakening and destruction
The New Millennium is a time of both Awakening and Destruction,
because this reality operates through polarities. For awakening
to happen, on the collective level, much cleansing needs to take
place first. And cleansing often involves destruction, which
is the death of the past and the release of all the repressed
negativity human species has accumulated. This planet will go
one day back to dust from which it has emerged in the beginning.
There is no security in this plane of existence. It is 'a house
in fire.' It does not mean that we should not care. But we do
need to have a higher perspective which can embrace and transcend
our primal instinctive fear.
If we wish to seek for a symbol within
the event in America it would be: 'Waking up Call.' Waking
up to what? To the realisation that the only security lies in
the Eternal. There is no other security. We are absolutely dependent
on the One who created us. Many spiritually oriented people have
lost balanced and became overpowered by their fear and reaction
of panic. "Oh, my God, this world is going to end. What
will I do? What will happen to me, my family and my future???"
But we cannot escape from reality. We must face it courageously.
What is the use of being on the Path and believing in so-called
non-duality, if we become so miserable in face of any disaster?
Now we can really see that for most seekers Spirituality applies
only in the sphere of the mind. It is 'advaita in the head' and
not in the Real World. If everything is the Self, why do we care
about the end of the world? As we can see, to be Advaitist and
to live Advaita are two different things. Who is Afraid? Now
this question is not only theoretical. It is not that we sit
safely in a satsang room and enquire intellectually 'who am I?'
Now it is Real! Who is Afraid?
We cannot change this world so easily.
We can pray if that will make us feel better.
But that will not change much, for even the Divine cannot change
reality whose essence is unintelligence and retardation. So what
can we do? Just relax. Yes, we can relax. We have been killed
so many times in our endless cycle of life and death. Perhaps
this lifetime we can just relax. Who am I? What is the source
of our existence? What is the source of time? Who holds in his
hand the Presence of Totality? How to reach and become that Absolute
Standpoint from which all is eternally Well? We need to go inside,
meditate, empty our mind from all thoughts and dive into the
heart of the Inner Void, the presence of the Eternal I AM.. The
one who is Afraid cannot be dissolved through enquiry. He has
to die into That Which Created him in the very beginning. Only
the one who is dead to oneself can live in freedom from Fear.
Only in the arms of the Beloved we can find True and Absolute
What should be our response to
the terrorist's attack on America? We need to re-awaken our complete
commitment to the Path! We need to take full responsibility for
our evolution. There is no other way to transcend our unconscious
conviction that the world of appearances is Real. When Ramana
was asked by Yogananda about suffering of the world, he answered
with the question: 'who is suffering?' He pointed to his own
realization the ultimate truth that There is Only God. But unless
God is realized, all this is just theoretical and the suffering
Me is painfully real. To transcend suffering is to expand beyond
the frontiers of our 'ordinary' limited perception of reality.
Unless we merge with the other dimension of Pure Beingness we
have no hope for a true Peace inside. There is no other way.
But how to do it? There is a Way. This Way is not easy. Neither
it is difficult. Evolution into God-realization is our destiny.
Sooner or later it has to be accomplished. It is time to do the
Inner Work and transcend the lethargy of unconscious living which
is locked within the collective psyche.
Blessings, Aziz Kristof
It is only in the times of
and confusion - Osho
'The times of confusion and chaos are the greatest times
to live in.
When the society is static there is not much to live for, to
When a society is secure and there is no confusion and there
is no chaos, then people live a dull,
drab, dragging life - comfortable, convenient, stable,
but not alive.
It is only in the times of chaos and confusion that great
things happen, because people are loose.
They are loose, uprooted: they can search for new soils, they
can search for new lands, they can
search for new countries, they can search for new continents
on October 7th, 2001, the day
the bombing began in Afghanistan
"We meet in hell as
well as heaven."
One of the dangers of a spiritual life
is the ego's use of the concept of spiritual life as a means
to escape heartbreak, to escape difficulty, to avoid the horrors
of the repetition of the patterns of hatred, revenge, and war.
To escape hell. Often the desire for transcendence becomes bigger
than the willingness to let the heart open in the full meeting
of all. All, all of it-- the full human calamity as well as the
full human beauty.
I have often said in meetings that the
invitation from Papaji and from Ramana is to stop. What that
stop requires is the willingness to see that there is no escape.
To recognize no escape is to be stripped naked of comforting
beliefs and concepts. To be willing to be naked to oneself is
to recognize the impulse of mental activity escaping, running,
hiding, or fighting. All of us must know these habits of escape
personally, and we can see now that we all know them collectively
To attempt to escape flames or bombs
is natural and right. To attempt to escape repeatedly, throughout
our lives, throughout any one day, the hatred, the fear, the
human animal aggression, the tribal, religious, natural instinct
to control, to conquer, and to direct is to keep the power of
these primitive impulses hidden and extremely dangerous to all.
To attempt to escape hatred is to act out hatred. To attempt
to escape fear is to live a life revolving around fear.
For each of us to be willing to stop
now, (as Ramana stopped in the face of death) is for each of
us to take responsibility for the truth that we are one Self.
To stop the fantasies of future escape, whether those fantasies
take the form of an infantile image of heaven or an infantile
image of enlightenment. To actually be willing to be here, where
you are, in the midst of it all. This stopping is the possibility
revealed through true investigation, true meeting. And the greater
that willingness, the greater
the capacity for being even more fully here, in the midst, in
the center, of it all.
Finally there is without a doubt the
realization that there is no need to escape meeting, in this
meeting, and every full meeting, there is the deeper unspeakable,
undefinable, un-teachable revelation of Truth.
In a world instant like this one, it
is possible to recognize the emptiness and absurdity of our personal
stories and to meet the bigger story, the collective repressed
emotions and indulged emotions that arise from identification
of one versus another.
The attempt to jump into the cosmic divine
story to avoid the horror that is appearing in the world story,
is the ego's use of the spiritual life. The truth that can be
learned, memorized, and pulled out in times of need is not the
living truth. It is at best a beautiful reminder to stop now,
and tell the truth here.
For some the apparent truth may be emotional,
for others it may be mental, for others a numbness. Whatever
is appearing, in whatever form, is a vehicle for true investigation,
for true meeting, for true self-inquiry.
True self-inquiry is not escape and does not produce comforting
True self-inquiry is the invitation through what is known (mentally,
emotionally, physically, circumstantially) into what is unknown.
The result in either action or non-action is then not a result
dictated by the familiar
habits of escape.
Now. Here. In this moment of time."
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