Be Quiet!

Be Quiet!

Jnani Robert Adams


John Wassenberg shared his post to the group: The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi.

Reality in Forty Verses, 21

From : You must have you´re own experience, August 3rd, 1990.

Robert Adams:

It’s not what you say.
It’s not what you proclaim.
It’s what’s deep, deep, deep in your heart
that determines what happens to you.

It’s not reading books,
it’s not studying,
it’s not going to classes.

It’s sitting by yourself,
becoming quiet,
going deeper and deeper within yourself.

Transcending your mind
and your body
until something happens.

When thoughts come to you,
you simply ask yourself,

“To whom do these thoughts come?
From whence cometh these thoughts,”

follow the thoughts to their source.
Find out the source of your thoughts.

You will find that the source of your thoughts is I.

Follow the I thread to its source
by asking,

“Who am I?”
“What is the source of I?
Where did this I come from?”

You will realize that the pronoun I,
is the first word that was ever spoken
and everything else is attached to I.

Every other word.
Every other thought,
every other feeling,
every other emotion,
they’re all attached to the I.

I feel happy.
I feel sad.
I feel sick.
I feel well.
I feel poor,
I feel rich.

Everything is attached to I.

If the I becomes dissolved,
so does everything else
and you become free.

Find out for whom there is an I
and you will discover something amazing.

You will discover that I never existed.
There never was an I.
You will discover that you never existed.
There’s no such thing as you.

You will discover that you are
the imperishable Self.

That you are never born and you can never die.

You will discover that you’re omnipresence,
omniscient, omnipotent.

That there are no others.
There is no world.
There is no universe.
There is no God.
There is only the Self.

All this is the Self.
All that you behold is the Self
and “I-am” is that.

This will give you a feeling of freedom,
of bliss, of happiness.

You will not lose your awareness.


From : Robert Adams – Collected Works

John Wassenberg

John Wassenberg

You are Spirit in Truth

From : You must have you´re own experience, August 3rd, 1990.

Robert Adams:

You’ve attached yourself to person place or thing.

You have forgotten that this is a dream.
You believe it’s real
and because you believe it’s real
you suffer accordingly.

When you leave your body
you will have to come back again
and again and again,
all part of the dream,
until you become detached.

How do you do that?
By simply observing
what’s going on around you
and not attaching yourself to it.
By being awake to your reality.

Understanding yourself that you are not the doer.

Everything that you do
has been preordained.

It will be done.

You have to let go mentally of all conditioning,
of all objectivity.

And you must still your mind.

Make your mind placid,
like a motionless lake.

Then reality comes of its own accord.
Happiness comes of its own accord.
Peace comes of it own accord.
Love comes of its own accord.
Freedom comes of its own accord.

These things are synonymous.
They happen without you ever thinking about them.

But first you must get rid of the notion,
that I am the body,
or mind,
or the doer

and then everything
will happen by itself.

Be still and know that I am God.


From : Robert Adams – Collected Works

John Wassenberg