abdul wahab: Putting Sound To Your Websites In Moments
Putting Sound To Your Websites In Moments
I found my first copy of the book A Course in Miracles circa 2005. I had heard it referenced by most of the spiritual teachers I was into during the time and figured I should probably check it out. One of my first memories of reading the Course was sitting on a hospital bed while looking forward to x-rays on my ankle from the skateboarding accident. From the reading the introduction, which said, "Nothing real could be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God." Sounds good right? acim audio Well I'd be completely filled with shit if I said I had some revelation, or really even any clue as to what that meant. It sounded neat and esoteric however, so I read on. After several weeks, I put the Course aside because it was the same to reading a guide written in Chinese. I happily went back to reading my books by Ram Dass and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche....At least I really could understand many of them, or at least pretend to when referring to them.
Fast-forward to 2007. I was in a nearby library when I stumbled on an audio book called Secrets of the Immortal: Advanced Teachings from a Course in Miracles.I'd again be lying if I said I had any revelation out of this audio book, not because its content wasn't sufficient, but because I downloaded it to my computer and never paid attention to it. Again, I returned to reading my others spiritual texts, at this point I'd advanced to such of Ken Wilber & Sri Ramana Maharshi, definitely much harder to pretend to understand what these were saying in conversation, but I tried.
Twelve months later, in 2008, for reasons uknown, I looked at my copy of A Course in Miracles and made the resolution that I was going to finally read it, and not just read it, but understand it! Well, I can claim that now I stuck with it, for the absolute most part. I remembered the audio book I'd ripped to my library the previous year, so I uploaded it to my trusty iPod and started hearing it on various commutes. Secrets of the Immortal actually broke the Course down in a comprehensive, yet user-friendly way that I possibly could work with.
About half way through the audio book I realized I didn't even know who I was listening too (damn bootlegged copies), so I went back to the computer and discovered it absolutely was Gary Renard. That name really meant nothing to me during the time, nor did any of the other Course teachers like Kenneth Wapnick or Marianne Williamson, as this isn't a particularly sought after spiritual path. Not because it is a strict discipline, or there is dogma attached to it. If anything, it's the whole opposite of that.
After completing Gary's audio book, I moved onto the first of his two books published by Hay House, titled The Disappearance of the Universe.I picked up DU (as it's often described by it's readers) and was literally engulfed from the moment I started. Not merely achieved it continue to break down the Course in a way that I possibly could understand, but it addittionally talked about many contemporary issues, and how they are often seen differently through the Course. I finished DU in about a week and found a copy of Your Immortal Reality.
Your Immortal Reality really solidified my faith in Gary's teachings as after I finished it, I'd absolutely not a problem reading and understanding A Course in Miracles.That's not to say I don't need certainly to sit with, and contemplate lots of its passages from time to time, but without Gary's work, my copy of A Course in Miracles would still be collecting dust on the bookshelf. So just what in the hell is A Course in Miracles? Read on and discover! (*Note- I wish to reiterate that while A Course in Miracles is my own personal, personal spiritual path, I, by no means, wish to promote, or endorse it more than every other spiritual tradition, many of which were wonderful catalysts on my spiritual path, and I still draw from to the day.)TIS: So let's just get right into it...According to A Course In Miracles (also referred to as ACIM), the interview you and I are doing right now is an illusion. Could you explain that for anyone not really acquainted with ACIM's teaching?
GR: Sure. People can think of the universe of time and space as being a projection. Those individuals who have read my books understand that I like to attend the movies, and an analogy I love to make is this, I get into the movie theater and I want it to be real. The lights drop and my attention is diverted to the screen. As I start to target on the screen, I could get sucked in to the story, possibly becoming emotional, as well as conversing with the screen. So I forget that there's not really anything happening there, that it's a trick, an illusion, a sleight of hand. The American Indians use to state, "behold, the fantastic mystery ".Well the Course says "behold, the truly amazing mystery", but it addittionally says "behold, the great projection ".It's actually a projection from the projector, that will be hidden. When you're in a movie theatre, you're not supposed to think about the projector, you're designed to forget about it and focus on the screen, and that's what people are doing here too. They're emphasizing the screen that people call life, and they believe it's reality, but as the Hindu's, Buddhist's & ACIM says, it's actually an illusion. The Course further refines that idea into this being like a dream that we will awaken from, and it's that awakening that is the equivalent of enlightenment. It's what Buddha meant when he said "I'm awake ".He'd actually awoken form the whole dream of time and space.
So let's say I'm in the movie theater and I do want to change what's on the screen, not in a temporary way, but permanently. An easy method where I can really have something happen that would work. If I needed to change what was on that screen, it wouldn't do me too much ready to go up and fool around with it. I would have to remember that there surely is a projector that is hidden in the back, that I'm not supposed to think about that. Well, if I actually want to change what's on the screen in a permanent way, then not merely would I've to consider that there exists a projector, I would also need to believe it is, and change what's in it.
Now if I were to do that, I will be dealing with the cause, instead of the effect. I would be from the position of power because I'd be doing something that can work permanently rather than only temporarily. It will give me real power because I could be working with the cause, and not the result, that will be what the Course teaches, which can be that it's a program in cause, and not effect. Additionally it says "seek not to change the entire world, seek rather to change your brain about the entire world ".That's because when you go to your brain, you're going to where in actuality the projector is hidden, where this universe of time and space is coming from. What we're seeing is from the projector that is actually hidden in the unconscious mind. I'm not merely talking about a person unconscious mind, which many people call the subconscious. I'm referring to the unconscious mind all of us share. There's really only certainly one of us sharing this unconscious mind and that's where in actuality the universe of time and space is coming from.
So think of it to be like a movie that you're watching. The Course says you're revealing mentally that that has already gone by. So it's already over so far as the Course is concerned, and we're just watching it. We feel however, that we're actually in it, and the way out, is to change what's in the mind according to the Course. It's a different type of forgiveness than most people think about however, which we'll get into. What exactly that does, could it be undoes this thing that I'll call the "ego ".You can consider the ego to be the notion of separation, the indisputable fact that we've taken on this individual identity and personal existence that's somehow separate from its source.