June 2021

What is the relationship between the body and who we are?

Nukunu´s answer:

The whole creation and everything we experience – both “outside” and “inside” – is an appearance of the Divine. It is all God, but it manifests as millions and millions of things. These appearances are all not real, which means that they have no separate self-nature. This is very difficult to grasp, but it can be realised if we just take the time to understand it.

 

Every experience is consciousness as forms and names. There is no objective reality. No one has found it. Quantum physics realised in the beginning of the 20th century what the East had known for thousands of years: that what the senses show us, both inside and outside, is an illusion.

 

It is very important to understand what it means when we call creation an illusion. We will not deny that we have experiences! But if we come close and experience our experiences – just totally here now with no language or labels – the experience becomes kind of transparent or dreamlike and disappears. You fall into the real “you”, which is a totally fulfilling state. Here we will just know that this state is the nature of everything.

 

So there are two things simultaneously: “you” and “the Divine”. But they are identical! We just know this, even if the whole world denies it, because it is not an intellectual understanding! It cannot be expressed in concepts. The Truth, who we really are, is an undercurrent, a kind of never changing beingness. The East gives it the name Turiya –the Fourth – but it cannot really be explained in words. I know this is difficult to understand for us with our “monkey minds”, but I tell you, it is so simple to realise! When we have a very deep realisation of Turiya, every experience is seen through spontaneously! We know the real nature of everything without doing anything.

 

The body is just an experience. It is consciousness and illusive like I just said. The more we identify with the fleeting experience we call “body” the more real it becomes.

 

We are not the body. “We were” before the body appeared and “we will be” when the body is not appearing any more (we call that death). What can we do now when it seems like we have a body? Live this life totally – feel the body, feelings and sensations.

 

The body is the strongest identification. We believe “I am the body”; but this is of course not true. The truth is “I appear as a body”. So the work is really to see through all the bodily sensations and feelings, and sensing and experiencing the body as impermanent.

 

There is a beautiful Buddhist saying: “What you find here, you will find there”. When we go into the impermanence of everything, we will realise that everything it is the same essential nature: Dharmakaya in Buddhism, Brahman in Advaita Vedanta and God in Christian mysticism.

The strong identification with the body is an obstacle to realisation. Begin, for example, to understand you don’t have pain! It is the body that is in pain. You are not sexual it is the body that is sexual. We get so easily hypnotised by our language.

 

Begin to really meditate on the impermanence of everything!

Archive


June 2021
What is the relationship between the body and who we are?
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April 2021
Is it really true that I am creating the world?
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February 2021
How do I overcome impatience and restlessness?
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January 2021
How do you know that you are enlightened?
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November 2020
What is the nature of enlightenment?
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Oktober 2020
What is the biggest challenge to wake up?
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July 2020
Why are so few people waking up?
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June 2020
Is meditation just about closing our eyes and trying to achieve a blissful state?
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April 2020
Could you say something about the feeling of “oneness”?
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December 2019
Is there any free will, Nukunu?
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September 2019
When you are awakened, how is it to experience that you are not the body?
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July 2019
What is witnessing?
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May 2019
When I read the literature of the Mystics they write again and again that “everything is God”. Can you explain this?
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April 2019
What is the difference between a real Guru and a spiritual teacher?
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March 2019
How is it to grow old when you have awakened?
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January 2019
Can you talk about Maya? I don't really know what it means.
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October 2018
Can you say what the name “God” means to you?
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September 2018
Could you say something about God, Nukunu?
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June 2018
Why are so few people interested in awakening and enlightenment?
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March 2018
What is the Ego, Nukunu?
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February 2018
How do I stop fighting my mind?
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January 2018
What is the difference between “Truth” in Buddhism, “Brahman” in Advaita Vedanta and “God” in the traditions that use this concept?
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october 2017
Can you talk about what we experience upon awakening?
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September 2017
Some people are talking about stages of enlightenment. Is this the right way of looking at it?
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July 2017
People meditate in order to become enlightened. Is this enough? Or do we need something more?
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May 2017
I often hear you say “we live in a very low culture”. What do you mean?
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April 2017
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March 2017
How can I know if there is more to life than I can see right now?
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January 2017
Could you comment on the Buddhist saying: “What you find here you will find there”?
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December 2016
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September 2016
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June 2016
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April 2016
What is an easy way to know oneself Nukunu?
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March 2016
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February 2016
Could you talk about effortlessness?
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January 2016
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November 2015
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October 2015
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