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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Are There Degrees of Pure Awareness?

There is only one pure awareness but the length of time one stays in it can vary.  One second, one hour, or one year. It all depends on how long and how dedicated you are at practicing pure awareness. 

The longer you stay in pure awareness the more you will see impartiality increasing. Pure Awareness and impartiality are directly correlated. Another way of saying this is, the longer you are able to maintain pure awareness, the more you will transcend the ego, the "I," and discrimination. This will become quite  apparent as practice continues because people will become friendlier, happier, more compassionate, and loving. This is not because they are that way but because you are. People will reflect what you become. 

If you are friendlier, happier, more compassionate and loving, other people will be the same way. Probably one of the most enlightened people in the world, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, had this to say about pure awareness:

To be a living being is not the ultimate state; there is something beyond, much more wonderful, which is neither being nor non-being, neither living nor not-living. It is a state of pure awareness, beyond the limitations of space and time.

Continued on next posting

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