You can be happy for this or that as a response to some favour or incident, but you can never reach happiness as a state of being, until you reach the top of the mountain. On the other hand – and that’s my teaching coming now – you don’t actually have to climb to the top of the mountain to find that happiness.
Dear Beloveds, In his blog after the Summer Festival, Michael wrote, “What’s next lies still in the Unknown,” and it’s from this space I have something to share with you. Some of you noticed that, over the summer, Michael began to lose weight because he had difficulties with swallowing. Since then, it was found out that something has been growing in his Ösophagus which has already become quite big. He got some treatment here In the local hospital to make it more easy for him to eat again. This whole process has been and still is taking a lot of [...]
One morning, Buddha came in for his discourse and he sat down, and he didn't say anything... After some time with people waiting for him to talk and him not saying anything, one of his disciples, called Mahakashyap, started to laugh. When that happened, Buddha called him up, and gave him a flower and he said, “This is the only one amongst you who understood my silence.” What did he understand?
The Laughing Buddhas OPT8 FIRST LEG :: A BLOG 6-11/8/19 Abava & Tiago write this: After an outstanding Summer Festival, The Laughing Buddhas made their way to UNACHO for the start of OPT8. Michael launched the week with a great talk called, At the Centre of the Universe Moving Towards Anybody & Anything, which was just perfect for the newcomers and old faces alike. Then we followed a number of other basic training meditations - The 3 Levels, and Meeting Others in an Energy Way. Then came The Wild Goose Cocktail Party Hello - the 2nd input to his Work [...]
What is the quality of the visitor who exists before the visit and still exists after the visit? What is the quality that we have, you have, I have, that has the capacity to come on this earth temporarily and yet is not contained by that time of the duration of our visit?
So we've lost Saranda. In life anyway. On Saturday 29/6 I got this mail from Sarvasati: This night, Saranda left this world.
So this has been a tradition for thousands of years, you let go of all you’ve been possessing and been possessed by, and then you can come into open space, you’re more likely to be able to move into open space, and that which I speak of which can take over your life comes from open space, or what seems to human beings to be open space.
So he felt from the very beginning, and hardly any disruptions from that, that what he was missing in his life he might get through the connection with me... There has to be this resonance, otherwise, to go to a teacher you don’t have resonance with, it’s just information – teachings that don’t have a flow of blood in them.
When you are in an enlightened space, I don’t just mean if you become altogether enlightened... a characteristic of the space of enlightenment is that you are content. You want for nothing. The way you are, the state you’re in, is complete and it’s sufficient, and there’s no longing anymore for anything. But what about when you’re not in the enlightened space?
THE RIVER RUNS THROUGH YOU 29-31/3/19 I didn't really do this group. The cosmos did. I was a sort of participant too. So we didn't do together much of the usual things - no meditations, no talks whatsoever, hardly a word spoken during this time together, except for Q&A at the end; the cosmic energy filled the room throughout so what happened was an offer to all there of a continuous cosmic connection, and everybody tuned into that wonderfully well. There was just a constant flow amongst us all, session after session. All very soft, too. Indro writes: It was [...]