"Listening"

"The teaching word is for listening and it reveals the Way"

"...at the beginning, in the listening stages of the Way of the Heart, it is a form of pondering that serves self-observation"

"So the listening process is a process and it has stages and you can't really understand the later stages until you have fulfilled the earlier stages."

 

Listening

"To practice fruitfully, therefore, there must be self-understanding. Self-understanding is fundamental to the practice of the Way of the Heart from the beginning. That is why the practice is called "listening" from the beginning. It is real "consideration", from the beginning."

Religious Realism - Perpetual "reality consideration"


"...the first level of our Way, which involves listening to the point of hearing, is so profound. It calls you to confront my Argument and to consider it all together, with every aspect of the personality, in the emotional domain."

Your Hidden Destiny


"The process of listening whereby you allow the ego to be identified with the body mind is not merely some interior drama. It's just the first step in a process in which you find out the 'I' .

You find out the ego. The whole process of becoming 'I' in the body is to discover the ego and understand it and transcend it."

Beyond the Koan


"So the listening process is a process and it has stages and you can't really understand the later stages until you have fulfilled the earlier stages. So that Chapter 19 (The Dawn Horse Testament) is a condensation, an elaboration of all of the sequences of the listening process."

Beyond the Koan


"Self-contraction covers all of the opposites, includes them all. So this is the first test you must come to in the process of listening. Then you become more sensitized with the wide variety of operations of yourself in relationship from moment to moment. The body is a contraction from the point of view of consciousness. It is a difference. It's made of the same energy of which all other forms are made. It is a universal force but it's displayed through differences, separate apparent individuals, separate bodies."

Beyond the Koan


"You're used to experiencing your self-contraction as an experience rather than as your own action. So you have some feeling about what I'm talking about when I'm talking about the self-contraction, because it's that knot in the pit of your stomach or that feeling of anxiety. You don't realize it's you pinching yourself, you doing that feeling of anxiety, you contracting. You may, in the course of the listening sadhana, get a little better at it all, you know, understand it a little better, but ultimately to understand most fundamentally and to be free of all the wanderings and vacations and so forth and effects of self-contraction, to notice, to feel, and be in the position of the act itself, coincides with the feeling of relatedness itself,they are coincidental,and the arising of attention."

The Knot of Self-Contraction


"The ability to stand in the position in which the self-contraction is generated is served in the initial phase of the listening process."

Observe Yourself in Toto


"Those who are simply listening to the Teaching, who have not entered into this conversion in the Company of the Spiritual Master, may as part of the natural discipline of listening assume the various practical conditions associated with the practice of this Way, but even so they are not yet practicing the Way. They are listening or giving their attention to the possibility of practice. When there is full conversion, or "hearing" and "seeing" to the point of real practice, then real preparation for the ultimate form of the Way begins—and not until then."

Birthday Message from Jesus and Me


"Those who Awaken in my Company then know how to use me. They understand why I am here. Others who are still listening, who have not passed through this remarkable conversion or matter into energy, or egoity into Spirit-living, appropriately maintain a relatively distant or formal relationship to me, although they give me their attention. And their granting of attention to me bears the fruit of conversion when they thoroughly intuit and feel that all that arises is Spirit or Energy."

Birthday Message from Jesus and Me


"Attending to My Argument is called the listening process, but you are seeking instead. You are not presently listening to My Argument, then, are you? You are not listening to Me, not examining yourself according to My Word and fashioning your practice on the basis of this "consideration". Instead, you are carrying on with your oblivious search nonsense and pretending that that is the practice."

Religious Realism - Perpetual "reality consideration"


"The process of listening to Me, that process in which you must locate the self-contraction itself."

Religious Realism - Perpetual "reality consideration"


Chapter 2

The Study of The Knee of Listening - Table of Contents

 

 

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The ... Way Of The Heart Begins With The Preparatory Sadhana Of Listening To Me. Therefore, The Beginning Of The Way Of The Heart Is A Process in Which You Simply Devote Your Full Feeling-attention To:

1. My Avatarically-Born Bodily Divine Form, and

2. My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Spiritual Divine Presence, and

3. My Avatarically Self-Revealed State, and

4. To My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Leelas, and

5. To My Avatarically Full-Given Divine Word.

 

And This Original Process Develops Progressively, From Its Rudimentary Beginnings, and Through The Unfolding Developmental Stages Of Practice In The Way Of The Heart-Until There Is The Most Perfect Demonstration Of The Divine "Brightness".

 

The Process Of Listening To Me Involves:

1. General Study Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Word and

2. Rudimentary "Consideration" Of The Way Of The Heart In Its Totality.

 

Thus, The Process Of Listening To Me Involves:

1. The Profound "Consideration" Of My Teaching-Argument Relative To "Narcissus", and Of

2. My Teaching-Argument Relative To "Radical" Understanding. And

3. The Necessary Practicing Context Of These "Considerations" Is The Basic Beginner's Practice Of Either:

a. Random self-Enquiry Or

b. Random Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa.

 

This Beginner's Process Of Listening To Me Also Involves The Real "Consideration" Of

1. My Teaching-Argument Relative

2. To Divine Ignorance, or The Tacit Sense Of The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, and Self-Evidently Divine SelfCondition Of Reality, Through

3. The Present Tacit Observation That the conditional psychophysical self Does Not know What any conditional thing, being, process, or event Is.

 


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The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart Begins With The Preparatory Sadhana Of Listening To Me. Therefore, The Beginning Of The Way Of The Heart Is A Process in Which You Simply Devote Your Full Feeling-attention To My Avatarically-Born Bodily Divine Form, and My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Spiritual Divine Presence, and My Avatarically Self-Revealed State, and To My Avatarically Self-Manifested Divine Leelas, and To My Avatarically Full-Given Divine Word. And This Original Process Develops Progressively, From Its Rudimentary Beginnings, and Through The Unfolding Developmental Stages Of Practice In The Way Of The Heart-Until There Is The Most Perfect Demonstration Of The Divine "Brightness".

The Process Of Listening To Me Involves General Study Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed Divine Word and Rudimentary "Consideration" Of The Way Of The Heart In Its Totality. Thus, The Process Of Listening To Me Involves The Profound "Consideration" Of My Teaching-Argument Relative To "Narcissus", and Of My Teaching-Argument Relative To "Radical" Understanding. And The Necessary Practicing Context Of These "Considerations" Is The Basic Beginner's Practice Of Either Random self-Enquiry Or Random Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa.

This Beginner's Process Of Listening To Me Also Involves The Real "Consideration" Of My Teaching-Argument Relative To Divine Ignorance, or The Tacit Sense Of The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, and Self-Evidently Divine SelfCondition Of Reality, Through The Present Tacit Observation That the conditional psychophysical self Does Not know What any conditional thing, being, process, or event Is.

 


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The Only-By-Me Revealed and Given Way Of The Heart (or Way Of Adidam) Begins With (or, Really, Is Approached Through) The Preparatory Sadhana (or Concentrated Practice) Of Listening To Me (Based, As A Principal Design Of Practice, On Either The Devotional and Feeling-Contemplative Exercise Of Insight Or The Devotional and Feeling-Contemplative Exercise Of Faith). Therefore, The Beginning Of The Way Of The Heart Is A Process in Which You Simply (but In A Truly ego-Surrendering, ego-Forgetting, and egoTranscending Manner) Devote Your Full Feeling-attention To My (Now, and Forever Hereafter, Given) Avatarically-Born Bodily (Human) Divine Form, and (In Due Course) My Avatarically Self-Transmitted Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Divine Presence, and (Thus and Thereby, and More and More) My Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Very, and Transcendental, and Perfectly Subjective, and Inherently Spiritual, and Inherently egoless, and Inherently Perfect, and Self-Evidently Divine) State, and To My Avatarically Self-Manifested (and Ever-Living) Divine Leelas, and (Always) To My Avatarically Full-Given (and Ever-Speaking) Divine Word (or My Heart-Confessions, My Instructive Teaching-Arguments, and All My Instructions For Specific Practice). And This Original Process Develops Progressively, From Its Rudimentary Beginnings, and Through The Unfolding Developmental Stages Of Practice In The Way Of The Heart-Until (At Last) There Is The Most Perfect (All-Outshining) Demonstration Of The Divine "Brightness" (In Divine Translation).

The Process Of Listening To Me Involves General (but intensive) Study Of My Avatarically Self-Revealed (and Always Me-Revealing) Divine Word and (Also) Rudimentary (but Profound) "Consideration" Of The Way Of The Heart In Its Totality. Thus, The Process Of Listening To Me Involves The Profound "Consideration" (In Practice) Of My Teaching-Argument Relative To "Narcissus" (or the self-Contraction), and Of My Teaching-Argument (and Calling) Relative To "Radical" Understanding (or Most Direct FeelingTranscendence Of the self-Contraction). And The Necessary Practicing Context Of These "Considerations" Is The Basic Beginner's Practice Of Either Random (and Progressively More and More Meditative) self-Enquiry (In The Form "Avoiding Relationship?") Or Random (and Progressively More and More Meditative) Ruchira Avatara Naama Japa.

This Beginner's Process Of Listening To Me Also Involves The Real (Rudimentary) "Consideration" (or The Tacit Reception-Rather Than The Strategic Application) Of My Teaching-Argument Relative To Divine Ignorance, or The Tacit Sense (or Direct, Rudimentary Intuition) Of The Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, Inherently egoless, and Self-Evidently Divine SelfCondition Of Reality, Through The Present (or moment to moment) Tacit (Rather Than Strategically Applied) Observation That the conditional psychophysical self (or ego-"I") Does Not (and Cannot) know What any conditional thing, being, process, or event Is.

 

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