Anil Mitra, Copyright © 2015—February 9, 2020
I dedicate2 my life to The Way of Being;
To moving toward positive light—to shedding bonds6 of limited self so that I can see the way so clearly that even in difficulty life is flow over force, to the intrinsic experience of the eternal;
And to always being at the beginning of a journey of discovery.
Dedication—I dedicate my life to The Way of Being; to living in this world and the ultimate as one. The Way or Means—To shared discovery and realization of the way under emergent reason in its pure and pragmatic dimensions. The Path—To shedding bonds of limited self so that I can see the way so clearly that even in difficulty life is flow over force—and so moving toward positive light; and to realizing the ultimate in this life and beyond.
(In the dedication and affirmation, ‘I’ may be changed to ‘we’.)
“That pure unlimited consciousness—transcending all principles of form… that is supreme reality. That is the ground for the establishment of all things—and that is the essence of the universe. By That the universe lives and breathes, and That alone am I. Thus I embody and am the universe in its ordinary and most transcendent form.”
Shamatha Center physical, self – relax, breath – one pointed focus | Visualize-feel the real: tat tvam asi
Review Life – essentials – solutions – freshness – nature trip
1 With inspiration from the third step of twelve step programs.
2 In thought and feeling.
3 For sharing is—part of—Being!
5 This amounts to reason or the logos and its dimensions—(i) ideal—psyche-world or inner-outer and (ii) pragmatic—world as nature (elementary-physical—complex-living-psychic), society-civilization, and the universal-unknown, and (iii) a system of human knowledge, reason, practice, and action.
6 The bonds are due to (i) the effect other persons in undesirable ways and (ii) false paradigms of the real and the universe. In the system of human knowledge, reason, practice, and action, the overcoming bonds are part of and continuous with realization. A balance is needed between the ‘overcoming’ which is living well and achieving. We do not wait to be full and healed to act for action is fulfilling and healing.
7 Again, see a previous footnote for the means. These means are intrinsic—of Being—and instrumental—of body and civilization—which are not ultimately distinct. Being becomes one as civilization populates the universe.
8 With this the dedication includes the essence of the affirmation.
9 Paraphrase—Abhinava Gupta.