Category Archives: Time and eternal present

The different levels of reality in relation with time and eternity

Jeanne de Salzmann : I am open to a new intelligence

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Jeanne de Salzmann (1889-1990) in her hundredth year in New York Jeanne de Salzmann was one of the main disciples of G.I. Gurdjieff. She was responsible for transmitting his teaching through the Gurdjieff Institute of Paris, the Gurdjieff Foundation of … Continue reading

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There is no greater obstacle to God than time – Meister Eckhart

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  « Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time. And not only time, but temporalities, not only temporal things, but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : Changing the past

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As the past and the future converge at every instant in the present, the seriousness with which a motivated aspirant accomplishes his spiritual practice in the present (meditation or other exercises) is not only tracing the future for him, but … Continue reading

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Edward Salim Michael : a secret memory of the repetitions of his life

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As in a game of chess, the dying person sees at that fateful moment how every one of his actions unleashed a chain of events that made his life what it was as well as the turn it took, whether … Continue reading

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Yamada Mumon Roshi : when I see the moon, the moon is I

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Sitting in zazen, I become nothing and everything become nothing, that is to say I and everything melt into One. So when I see a flower, the flower is I, when I see the moon, the moon is I. All … Continue reading

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Meister Eckhart : There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow

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There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand … Continue reading

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Maurice Nicoll : what we call the present moment is not now

No reveries, no conversations, no tracing out of the meaning of phantasies, contain this now, which belongs to a higher order of consciousness. The time-man in us does not know now. He is always preparing something in the future, or … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh – Mindful movements – video

 

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Edward Salim Michael : The Goal is always located in the present – video

“Although, on a spiritual path it is often necessary to speak of a goal to achieve in order to attempt inadequately to explain the inexplicable, a serious seeker must nonetheless remember that, as far as his spiritual practices are concerned, … Continue reading

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