At last night’s West LA Satsang, I held up a flashlight in my right hand and shined it on my left hand as I opened and closed it rapidly over and over, while saying repeatedly (for dramatic effect), “ooga-booga, ooga-booga!”
I then said, “Notice how the light of my consciousness, which the light of this flashlight represents, illuminates the arising (in this case my opening and closing left hand) and so all my attention is on the object of awareness. Thus, I remain ignorant (meaning I ignore) THE LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF.
Awakening is a shift from object consciousness to the light of consciousness itself. From the object(s) the light is illuminating to the source of the light itself. And that source is always YOU. Not a personal thought of a ‘you,’ but ever-present impersonal silent Consciousness that is illuminating these very words as they are being read.
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