Duration: 6min 52sec
When we try to avoid or manipulate a moment in order to just get through it, we will meet that same moment again because we are the same. We cannot separate the moment we don't want from the level of consciousness that fears it. Seeing this is the same as realizing that the fear, though we may feel its presence, is not the power that it claims to be.
Classroom Talk: 7/28/2021 - Along the interior path, the aspirant must face what seems many separate temptations; but, in truth, there is but one. In the end, the root of temptation is the desire to see and to feel oneself as being "special"... the cost of which is to be thrown into conflict with anyone, or anything that threatens this image. Self-liberation is seeing this conflict for what it is...
Topics Covered: Leave the teaching moment alone; Feeling an instantaneous sense of "No!"; Understanding the spirit of inquiry; Recognizing the pattern of: reaction -> description -> action; The circumstances are the stage for the lesson presented; The instruction exists in the very moment of disturbance; "Who you are" and "what to do" are actually one thing in the moment
Topic: End the Fear of Emptiness Forever (1/26/20 Classroom Talk)