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The Majesty Field

-Volume 2 – 

By Sonjan

Stepping on the Path –
The Beginning of the Deepening

The sequel to The Majesty Field Volume 1

The Majestic Fiel Volume 2 will be published in August 2024 !

Published August 2024

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The Beginning of the Deepening

The Beginning of the Deepening

The true wealth of what I have to share with you, I cannot teach you. The Truth cannot be spoken—not the real Truth. It’s ineffable. It can only be realized. A Spirit realized teacher cannot explain to the student what is about to happen to them any more than a butterfly can express to a caterpillar its destiny. It’s impossible. Only experience can do that. The caterpillar mind is not built to comprehend the transformation, but it IS destined to go through the transformation.

When the time is right, the caterpillar is drawn to the change. The caterpillar mysteriously yearns for the shift and in that yearning, the caterpillar becomes receptive and open.

The butterfly is one who has gone through the transformation and knows the mystery, knows the true Origin of its Being. The butterfly befriends the willing caterpillar. Before that meeting, the caterpillar must long for its destiny. The longing summons the butterfly. When the caterpillar is ready, the butterfly appears.

The teachings can be taught, divine principles investigated and verified on the threshing room floor. Learning the sacred way is a critical part of the journey, but it’s not the essence. The essence is the realization of your butterflyness—realizing the Origin of your Being—and that cannot be taught. It is not rational. It is not mental in any way. It is a direct transmission, a realization, the Self awakening to the Self.

This is a process as old as time. We suffer a period of voracious taking as a caterpillar until the yearning is triggered; then we meet a butterfly.

Stepping on the Path

Stepping on the Path

We have covered a huge body of work in the previous book—The Majesty Field; Path of the Immortals. Yet we have only scratched the surface. With volume II, we enter deeper waters. Stepping on the Path is for those who want to dive deeper into the mysteries, realities, and core experience of Spirit—for spiritual explores, passionate students and teachers. Consider Stepping on the Path as spiritual knowledge, complete with field maps, notes, stages of development and critical lessons written by a man who has spent a lifetime in the field.

To step on the spiritual path is to become a student of the living Essence at the core of our being. That’s how the immortals describe it. We commit to the path of Spirit. Study and practice are the time-honored methods of learning. We learn; we integrate. As the beauty of the Spirit reveals itself, we become passionate about the Great Way.

Somewhere along our noble journey, the urge to share what we’ve integrated arises and we begin to pass on what we’ve learned. We begin to give our gift of Self-knowledge to others. Without really meaning to, we emerge as a teacher. A teacher is a passionate student who gives their gift to others.

Teaching doesn’t have to mean classes and seminars; it means you are sharing the knowledge with others who are interested—not hiding it under a bushel and keeping it to yourself. Teaching comes with a magical gift. It creates a spiritual acceleration. A new wind is felt under the wings of the passionate student, transforming her into an emerging teacher. This makes teaching (sharing) the deepening evolution of the Soul for the fervent student.

Stepping on the spiritual path is declaring your direction in life. You are on the side of Light, on the side of Love, on the side of Life. To use an ancient Cherokee proverb, you have chosen the white wolf.

Before taking that profound step, we most often endure a lengthy period of luffing. We had not yet found our deeper way. We were playing life on the surface, trying this, trying that, still fascinated with shadows. We hadn’t yet found a deeper reference. In that stage of development, we live in 3rd dimensional worlds like our beloved Earth. We are born into physical, metacognitive bodies that have real-life needs—physical needs that must be met—air, water, shelter, food, companionship. Life requires us to act simply to survive. In that demand, experience is gained.

We are born for a profound reason. Our birth has a purpose, not just to survive and endure, but to evolve consciousness. We evolve awareness by gaining experience and learning from it. The spiritual path, however, is more than just gaining experience. We are here to choose a direction and take a stand.

Human awareness has evolved into the metacognitive. We reflect on ourselves. We ruminate. We contemplate. We can ponder the issues at hand rather than react reflexively through instinct or programming. Instinct works well for the animals. Lives are short. They are born in the morning, and survival often demands they be functional by nightfall.

Humans live longer. We have bigger brains and can reflect upon our circumstances. As experience grows, so do the choices. What shall we do? How shall we respond? The choices we make determine the direction of our life.

The question arises: which polarity do we gravitate towards? Are we drawn by the positive or the negative? Are we kind or selfish? Do we lift others up or rob them? Are we loving to ourselves and others or are we ruthless to gain the upper hand? No question in life is more important and no answer more vital—because our journey on earth is the Soul’s evolution from power to love.

We are here on Earth to resolve that question through gaining experience on both sides. Catalyst is presented; we are challenged by life to change. We try this. We try that. We experiment. What child has not tried lying? What child has not played with matches or burned her hand on the stove? We engage life by living through trial and error. We learn what works and what doesn’t work.

We are traversing a huge gap, moving from the power of domination to the power of love. In time, as our experience grows, we approach an authentic choice point. Do we choose the path of truth and love, and move in the direction of non-harming (ahimsa)? Or are we drawn towards a darker possibility? Does stealing from others attract us? Does lying give us that extra advantage? Can we deceive others and still live with ourselves? More than anything, our answer to this conundrum shapes our destiny.

This preference must be authentic. It cannot be a forced morality. It is forged in the heart of our own accord.  This is the fork in the road where two paths diverge in the wood. The path of helping and caring for others leads to love, compassion, forgiveness, wisdom and service to others.

The heart opens and the path of truth and love is preferred again and again until it becomes our second nature. However, not all come to this conclusion. Some find the shadow of darkness more attractive. If experience leads us to the dark way, then fear, treachery, revenge and cruelty will become our craft and our tools. We will develop our deceit until we master the way of darkness, the path of hurting others.

The Core Structure of Wisdom

The Core Structure of Wisdom

This is the core structure of wisdom that the Immortals teach. Aaravindha teaches mandalically, so the teaching is not nicely laid out from A to Z in a linear, rational fashion. Other teachers may deduce a different sequence of topics. These are the cornerstones from my perspective.

Before the foundation is laid, the ground must be prepared. The fundamental ground of being with the Amartyas is sincerity and humility – sincerity being our willingness to be present and authentic, humility, our willingness to listen. Instead of arrogance, which is the refusal to listen, we step back, open up and listen again. That is fundamental! You could say that the foundation of the Amartya teaching is humility and sincerity. Together they form a natural innocence and authenticity.

Presence: The First Cornerstone

Presence is bringing our attention into the present moment. It represents conscious awareness, mindful attention. It means, for a moment, we have emerged from the fog of mentalizing – thinking, analyzing and dwelling on the past and future. We arrive in the universal, present moment, awake, aware, in the here and now. This is monumental, and everything in spiritual life depends on it. So, I consider presence the first cornerstone. Without mindful presence, there is only the unobserved mind, lost in thought, emotion and reaction.

Silence: Presence will, in time, lead to silence. At first, it’s mental silence, which is a profound blessing, but silence deepens even further into a luminous majesty. The more present we become, the more silence we experience. Presence yields an increasing bounty of silence.

The initial dance with silence is appreciated as a relief from thinking. A profound peace settles in as we slip out of constant thinking into silence. This is magnificent and rejuvenating, and the meditator bathes in it and cavorts in it for years, maybe lifetimes.

Sakshi: Over time, silence will lead to sakshi, a witnessing presence within the mind. At some point, silence calls us even deeper, revealing its essential nature: a radiant field of majesty. Words fail its description. Because it is so obviously holy, I capitalize – it is the living, pulsing ’I Am’ Field of Consciousness – the ultimate perceiver. Even though it is the most intimate essence of us, it’s not a thing, and it’s not a ’you’ or a ’me’. It’s bigger than that.

The majesty of silence lies not in what is not there – thinking

but in what IS there – the Majesty Field of the God Self.

The mind is at a complete loss to recognize it, because that field of radiance is attributeless. There is nothing there for the mind to perceive. It appears completely empty, but once pierced, what started out as not thinking reveals itself as Fullness Itself. It is the Sacred Self, pulsing in all its majesty in emptiness – the living perceiver. Empty but full; invisible yet aware.

This is the legendary pre-existing witnessing presence called vaira’sakshi – the silent perceiver – the third layer of presence. The unobserved mind becomes observed, no longer from the mind but from the Self. The Self is observing the mind. The inner reality begins revealing itself.

Realization is now upon your shoulders,

the realization, the knowing, that you are the

luminous, pulsing, conscious awareness.

We are that loving intelligence, the Source-I-Am-Presence looking out the eyes, perceiving, the beingness resting quietly in silent awareness, causing all things to occur. It draws from Itself, the infinite potential inherent in silence, to answer the need in the moment. So, I consider presence the magnificent first cornerstone of the teaching.

Sonjan

The Key to Enlightenment - by Aaravindha Himadra

The Key to Enlightenment

by Aaravindha Himadra

There is an absolute, silent Self. But within that silent Self, there is an infinite and undying creativity. Some would say that only that Self is real. Whereas, the fact is that also everything that is within that Self and that is the expression of its life, then must also be real – even though in its parts we can’t see its entire nature. So, we cast away the part in order to find the whole, but in casting away the parts, we have denied the whole.

Many believe that we must break away from the wheel of samsara, that we must break away from wheel of rebirth and enter this state of re-merging with God. Where is that going to take place, that merging with God? Where exactly is God right now?

This question has to be answered, because many paths suggest that you must achieve your enlightenment and you must overcome or transcend life and be able to merge back with the perfect blissful Self that is God. And that in itself is a neutralization of their own effort.

First, pursuit is a statement of separation. Second, if you are going to merge with God and God is all there is, then this is already God. There is nothing to merge with. So there are two aspects of that pursuit path that become some of the greatest obstacles to the awakening of all.

That is the idea that we are somehow going to improve upon something that is already perfect by its own nature. We look for the perfection, but the mind will never see it. It is not the intent for the mind to see perfection, because the perfection is absolute. It is timeless. It is whole. But within it exist all the ripples of potential that make up this universe and all the other universes, and that is essential to it.

There is a reason for Life. And that reason is, very simply, God wants to BE. That underlying, fundamental perfection of consciousness, that radiance, that Shine, wants to be.

When the One became aware of itself, it created a relationship out of the one. It had two, and out of that two, the one wanting to know itself, infinite potential began to flow forward and that became Life. Suddenly, we had the birth of the universe. And that is in an order; it is the story; it is the answer.

The One said Who? The One said THIS. It has never stopped talking THIS, and will never stop talking THIS. Life is an infinite potential. This is the point that needs to be understood within the reach and scope of enlightenment. Infinite is forever. It’s eternal, everlasting life – everlasting life in a timeless foundation – shoreless, eternal foundation.

Now, the key is not to achieve the eternal. We already have it. We already have the infinite. The key to enlightenment is to learn how to live within it, how to be in a state of non-resistance so that we can hear the divine intention that is the One in a state of nonresistance to the One. Give up all resistance to the perfect order, to the perfect Shine that is being revealed to the self.

When the barriers, the shadows and the illusions are dissolved, what remains is the Light. However, that Light is not an emptiness; it’s a fullness, an absolute fullness that will never cease revealing its perfection. If there is no resistance to the Light, that experience is a state of being that can only be called love – no resistance to the Truth.

When there is no resistance to the Light of the Self, when all the shadows have been removed, a creative expression is allowed to flow through the mind. The mind becomes a vehicle for the expression of God’s will. That becomes the dharma, the purpose, the reason for living, and that purpose then becomes that which carries you into the Sun, into the full light of your reason for being. That is the moment you take birth. That is the beginning of your life, not the end of it.

It is not merging back into God. It’s the realization that God has always been all there is – and that everything is resting in the sweetness of God’s love. Everything! Give into that love, fall in love again and again – and be grateful for this little tiny bit of illusion of separation that we might have the opportunity to have relationship. Abandon the heart to that, fall into that love without hesitation or resistance.

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To covet is a plight all beings endure for a time.

Its sacrifice is a vital part of the waking.

Until the want of the mind is extinguished, Everlasting life cannot be attained.

And so, it is with genuine delight;

It is only realized when personal desires are selflessly relinquished.

Some come to realize this, but this release cannot be puritanical, nor can it be a rejection of the sensual life!

Those are the mistaken paths of the misinformed.

Truth can only be won when the sacrifice becomes

a complete and unpretentious deliverance from the hunger to possess.

– Nil’Amma Tara, Immortal Self –

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