OshanaPotentials Meeting 7 July 2002
Note: Sub-editted report. The writer, DM, is writing to Oshana.
You indicated that you are looking for students who show the requisite commitment to going all the way to permanent Enlightenment ("want to reach the summit of the mountain rather than stopping at teashops along the way").
Your teaching is changing to accommodate this; whereas at one time, people would come to meetings and talk about their experiences or problems, now you want to integrate the element of Service and get people involved with your work. Service can greatly help in the attainment of Selflessness.
One new area of work is writing about spiritual experiences/processes using more scientific language.
Coping with Change
At one time, people came to meetings and had Awakenings but some would become uncomfortable, as their reality changed, and try to shut down.
Why Doesn't Everyone Seek to Stay in Absolute Bliss?
Since your own Awakening two years ago, you find it hard to understand why everyone else doesn't seem to want to attain this permanent state.
You feel committed to being a facilitator of Enlightenment for others.
Three Types of Meetings
Consequently, there will be three types of meetings:
Awakening (to give people the experience of Awakening through dialogue)
Life-style (to help people become aware of the lifestyle and attitudinal changes necessary for spiritual progress)
Enlightenment (to dissolve the false identity and attachments in order to be one with the Enlightened State/ Consciousness/ Absolute Source)
It is necessary to be completely open [and committed to Truth] because Enlightenment goes beyond the usual expectations and paradigms.
Other points were a comparison of the ego to an octopus that has become attached to the head. The surgery to remove it can be either painful or beautiful.
Kundalini awakened prematurely can be an extremely painful and disruptive experience.
One person expressed a concern about whether it was necessary to give up one's career, close relationships, etc. or just the attachment to them. You replied, "Who is it who is giving up?"