Don’t seek acknowledgment for your own personal unshareable insight!
Last night, as I was falling asleep, I had this strange experience. At the level of the mind I became aware of some hazy images and a pretty strong humming sound flashing close to my face. It was quick and very real to shake me out of my sleep and then I was aware that the body was asleep. The mind was trying to wake up the body and having a hard time at it. Needless to say, it was not a pleasant feeling. Has anyone had this kind of experience where the mind is awake and trying hard to wake up the body?
There is no point discussing if such a thing happened to others or not dear. You are only associating yourself with the body-mind by initiating this discussion at the body-mind level.
Attempt to go beyond what was happening to the body-mind.
- Recognize that you-the-witness knew that the body was asleep.
- You-the-witness knew that the mind was trying to wake up the body.
Isn’t this recognition big enough proof to reveal the truth that you are not the body-mind?
Be with this awe-inspiring truth about yourself rather than getting entangled with the drama of the body mind and wondering whether others have experienced this. Don’t seek acknowledgment for your own personal un-shareable insight [Aparoksha Gnyana] from others who are also nothing but your only projection dear.
Secondly, shake off the unpleasantness of the event as you are not the mind. You are the witness that is now identifying itself as the mind and labeling itself as the ‘experiencer of the unpleasantness’.
Lastly, always look at everything from the stand of the witness. Be awed at this beautiful recognition. You had a clear recognition of being apart from the body as well as the mind in your dream state. This is a big insight in itself!
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