A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!
Work To Create Your Own Experience
Man is a common person like me and you. But he has the capacity to go beyond his fear.
Every moment we face circumstances which is reminding us of our death. If you become conscious of your death while you are alive you also can enjoy Luscious Strawberry.
We remember many things except ourselves. We always wonder outside of us. We try to compare ourselves with others but we forget that we all are unique. And also has capacity to live in this moment. Once you become aware of your present moment you will find that there is no death or nothing is ugly regarding the death. If we learn to live OUR OWN life fear of death will disappear.
All our curiosity regarding scripture and to search ourselves outside, in an objective world creates fear. Because when we search ourselves outside our ego strengthens. For ego death is fear. Because in reality except for the EGO nothing dies.
Even science says that Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. Because of our knowledge without knowing we feel that we die.
If we learn to live in totality our Ego will die in that moment we realize that in any circumstances we cannot die. What we see the death of our body is only the one matter call our body dies and it changes the form in another body. This realization not only give us experience of silence but also experience of bliss.
What is the difference between us and the Buddha – only one difference that Buddha has his own experience of immortality and we have knowledge. We are running after the knowledge and Buddha are working on themselves for the experience. This small difference creates Silence in Buddha and Anxiety in us.
Learning from the story Luscious Strawberry: Work To Create Your Own Experience
Our body is a gift to act and create our own experience of immortality. No one can give us that experience we only are the possibility to have it. Best gift we can give to ourselves is only one thing to have your own experience of Immortality.
Instead of rising above thought, you have fallen below it. A few more drinks, and you will have regressed to the vegetable realm. Space consciousness has little to do with being “spaced out.” Both states are beyond thought. This they have in common. The fundamental difference, however, is that in the former, you rise above thought; in the latter, you fall below it. One is the next step in the evolution of human consciousness, the other a regression to a stage we left behind eons ago.
When you hear of inner space, you may start seeking it, and, because you are seeking it as if you were looking for an object or for an experience, you cannot find it. This is the dilemma of all those who are seeking spiritual realization or enlightenment. Hence, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
If you are not spending all of your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her . . . it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, in the otherwise incessant stream of thinking that is the human mind. When this happens, there is a sense of well-being, of alive peace, even though it may be subtle. The intensity will vary from a perhaps barely noticeable background sense of contentment to what the ancient sages of India called ananda—the bliss of Being. Because you have been conditioned to pay attention only to form, you are probably not aware of it except indirectly. For example, there is a common element in the ability to see beauty, to appreciate simple things, to enjoy your own company, or to relate to other people with loving kindness. This common element is a sense of contentment, peace, and aliveness that is the invisible background without which these experiences would not be possible.
Whenever there is beauty, kindness, the recognition of the goodness of simple things in your life, look for the background to that experience within yourself. But don’t look for it as if you were looking for something. You cannot pin it down and say, “Now I have it,” or grasp it mentally and define it in some way. It is like the cloudless sky. It has no form. It is space; it is stillness, the sweetness of Being and infinitely more than these words, which are only pointers. When you are able to sense it directly within yourself, it deepens. So when you appreciate something simple – a sound, a sight, a touch – when you see beauty, when you feel loving kindness toward another, sense the inner spaciousness that is the source and background to that experience.Tags: Higher Consciousness Inner Space Life Itself Own Experience