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  • If you ready to wake up, you gonna wake up

  • and if you're not ready you're gonna stay pretending that you're just a 'poor little me'.

  • And since you all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture,

  • I assume that you're all on the process of waking up.

  • Or else you're teasing yourselves with some kind of flirtation with waking up

  • which you're not serious about.

  • But I assume maybe you are not serious, but sincere

  • that you are ready to wake up.

  • So then, when you're in the way of waking up, and finding out who you really are,

  • what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now.

  • You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.

  • The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around;

  • the real, deep down you is the whole universe.

  • So then, when you die,

  • you're not going to have to put up with everlasting non-existence,

  • because that's not an experience.

  • Lot of people are afraid that when they die,

  • they're gonna be locked up in a dark room forever,

  • and sort of undergo that.

  • But one of the most interesting things in the world - this is a yoga, this is a way of realization

  • try and imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up.

  • Think about that.

  • Children think about that.

  • It's one of the great wonders of life.

  • What will it be like to go to sleep and never wake up?

  • And if you think long enough about that, something will happen to you.

  • You will find out, among other things,

  • that it will pose the next question to you.

  • What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep?

  • That was when you were born.

  • You see, you can't have an experience of nothing;

  • nature abhors a vacuum.

  • So after you're dead, the only thing that can happen is the same experience, or the same sort of experience when you were born.

  • In other words, we all know very well that after people die, other people are born.

  • And they're all you, only you can only experience one at a time.

  • Everybody is I, you all know you're you

  • and wheresoever beings exist throughout all galaxies, it doesn't make any difference.

  • You are all of them.

  • And when they come into being, that's you coming into being.

  • You know that very well,

  • only you don't have to remember the past in the same way you don't have to think about how you work your thyroid gland,

  • or whatever else it is in your organism.

  • You don't have to know how to shine the sun. You just do it, like you breath.

  • Doesn't it really astonish you that you are the fantastically complex thing,

  • and that you're doing all of this and you never had any education in how to do it?

If you ready to wake up, you gonna wake up

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The Real You - Alan Watts

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    Zenn posted on 2013/09/14
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