Do Your Spiritual Practice Everyday - Reminder Page w/ Practice Instructions


the below is from http://www.albigen.com/uarelove/

I found this info within a link from this blog http://end-to-suffering.blogspot.com/

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Bhagavan stated that self-enquiry should be performed with the same intensity as that of a drowning man struggling for air, only then can it succeed.

In reality, all we need do is simply to rest in the naked, pure awareness of the nature of mind, which is always present.

Every thought that leads you away from self-awareness is a trick created by the imposter (false self).


“Not all spiritual paths lead to the Harmonious Oneness.
Indeed, most are detours and distractions, nothing more.”
- Lao Tzu from the Hua Hu Ching
“Only the liberated one can save the world.
The blind cannot guide the blind.”
– Sri Ramana Maharshi

"The ego controls all thinking."
"The ego creates arguments against the Direct Path as a preservation strategy."

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The Reminder Page

Do Your Spiritual Practice Everyday

If you do not do your spiritual practice everyday - eventually, sooner or later, your life will become full of suffering.
If you do not do your spiritual practice everyday - eventually, sooner or later, one or more of the thousands of different types of sorrow and suffering will enter your life.
If you do not do your spiritual practice everyday - you will continue to be caught in the cycle of birth and death, birth again, death again, birth again, death again and in that cycle, eventually, all of the thousands of forms that suffering takes will enter your life.
If you do not do your spiritual practice everyday - you will experience death, diseases, violence, loss of those you love and thousands of other types of suffering, lifetime after lifetime.
If you do your spiritual practice everyday - for the maximum amount of time you can create by dropping unnecessary activities - eventually all forms of suffering will end and you will live in Infinite-Eternal-Being-Awareness-Love-Bliss.
The purpose of spiritual practice is to experience Infinite-Eternal-Being-Awareness-Love-Bliss in this lifetime, not in the afterlife or some future lifetime.
All delays are tricks of the ego.
All detours are tricks of the imposter self.
All distractions are tricks of the false pretend self.
Every thought that leads you away from spiritual practice, is a trick created by the imposter.
So look at your daily activities, and drop all those activities that are not necessary, to create the most time you can create for spiritual practice, and practice everyday.
Taking a shower everyday is necessary. For most people, working to earn a living everyday is necessary.
Entertainment is not necessary.
Make sure that the spiritual practice you are doing IS the most rapid means to:
Infinite-Eternal-Being-Awareness-Love-Bliss




The Choice

You have a choice between A:

Infinite-Eternal-Being-Awareness-Love-Bliss with zero suffering.
Absolutely perfect Love-Bliss for all eternity.
Living in and Knowing your True Self.

Or choice B:

Thousands of forms of suffering, sorrow, violence, disease, death, over and over again, death-rebirth-death-rebirth.
Living in and knowing an imposter self.
Living from an acquired false self in the form of thought.
Living from a parasite that pretends to be your self.

Making Choice A

Every day that you do your spiritual practice you are making choice A.
Every day that you do not do your spiritual practice you are making choice B.

To make choice A

  1. Read this Reminder Page everyday. The pretend self is very tricky and tries to lead people away from spiritual practice. Reading this Reminder Page everyday will help to combat the ego’s tricks.
  2. Everyday look at your daily activities and drop all activities that are not really necessary. Everyday create as much time as possible for spiritual practice.
  3. Do your spiritual practice everyday.
Everyday you have a choice. You cannot do anything about yesterday's choices, therefore, do not worry about them. What you can do is:

Do your spiritual practice today.




Awakening The Extremely Intense Desire For Liberation

Before the extremely intense desire for liberation is awakened, the false self will lead you to a practice that will promote more egotism.
After the extremely intense desire for liberation is awakened, you will be lead to the spiritual practice that is the most rapid means to Infinite-Eternal-Being-Awareness-Love-Bliss.
After the extremely intense desire for liberation is awakened, you will be able to see how the pretend self has contaminated all of the spiritual teachings of the past.
Reading this reminder everyday may be enough to awaken the extremely intense desire for liberation in you.
Self-honesty is a great help towards the awakening of the extremely intense desire for liberation.
Watch the ego when it tries to lead you away from spiritual practice into distractions, detours, diversions, delays, unnecessary activities and entertainments, but do not let the ego win that battle.

Read this Reminder Page Everyday

This Reminder Page has four sections:
  1. The section titled: “Do Your Spiritual Practice Everyday”.
  2. The section titled: “The Choice”.
  3. The section titled: “Making Choice A”.
  4. The section titled: “Awakening The Extremely Intense Desire For Liberation”.
Read all four sections everyday.
Everyone on every spiritual path will benefit from reading this Reminder Page everyday.
Hindus, Buddhist, Jains, Jews, Christians, Moslems and those who are on thousands of different spiritual paths will benefit from reading this Reminder Page everyday.

Spiritual Practices

You are free to do whatever spiritual practice you choose to do.
At the following two links are two choices that lead directly to Infinite-Eternal-Being-Awareness-Love-Bliss:
To read about the Abandon Release Method click this link:
Abandon Release Method or read below..
To read about the Awareness Watching Awareness Method click this link:
AWA Instructions or read below...



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The Abandon Release Method Practice Instructions

Preliminary Instructions:

The setting should be where you will be undisturbed. If you are at home when you practice you can ask your family members not to disturb you while you are practicing. You should be alone during your practice session. You can begin with a one hour or two hour practice session.
There should be nothing you have to attend to during your practice sessions. There should be no other activities going on during your practice sessions. The time set aside for practice is for practice only.
If you have children, it is best to have someone you trust watching your children during your practice sessions, so that you do not have to worry about them.
Body posture is not important with The Abandon Release Method. You can do the practice laying down on your bed or you can do the practice sitting up.
For your first practice session, laying down on your bed would be better. Laying down helps one to forget the body.
If you do the practice sitting up, you can do the practice in a meditation posture with legs crossed if you find that comfortable. If you do not find that comfortable you can do the practice sitting in a chair or sitting on a couch.
Whatever position causes no pain and is most comfortable is best.
If you do the practice sitting, when you sit down you can sit with your spine straight.
However, as soon as you begin the practice you should ignore your body posture and ignore your body.
After practice begins, it does not matter what position your body is in.
You can alternate, sometimes doing the practice laying down in your bed and sometimes doing the practice sitting up.
The advantage of doing the practice laying down on your bed is that it is easier to forget the body in that position.
The advantage of doing the practice sitting up is that gravity will assist in pulling your mind into your spiritual heart and that is one of the reasons why sitting up has been a posture recommended in the traditions of the past.
Another advantage of doing the practice sitting up is that you are less likely to fall asleep during practice.
Although you ignore the environment during the Abandon Release Method, ignoring smells, sounds, sights, and the body, if there is an emergency such as the smell of smoke or the sound of someone needing help or a painful body sensation indicating the need for attention, you should stop the practice and attend to what needs to be attended to.
Thought and awareness are not the same. The following definitions for the word “thought” and for the word “awareness” should be used for the Abandon Release Method:
Thought: Thoughts are the words of your native language in the mind. If your native language is English, and the language you think in is English, then thoughts are those English words in your mind. If you think in two languages, then thoughts are the words of those two languages in your mind.
Awareness: When you wake up in the morning awareness is that consciousness that woke up in the morning. Thoughts come and thoughts go, but the background of awareness does not come and go. Awareness remains continuous during all the waking hours until you go to sleep at night. Awareness is you, your consciousness that is looking through your eyes right now. Feelings come and feelings go, but the background of awareness does not come and go.
Awareness is you. There are not two, you and Awareness. There is only one. Awareness is another name for you. You wake up in the morning. Awareness wakes up in the morning. Two ways of saying the same thing. You were sleeping, now you wake up in the morning. What is the difference?
The difference is you were not aware while sleeping. You wake up and now you are aware. You could call awareness awakeness. In deep sleep you are not aware of any thoughts or objects. You wake up and now you are aware of thoughts and objects or you are aware of the absence of thoughts and objects. That which allows you to perceive thoughts and objects or the absence of thoughts and objects is awareness.
In the Abandon Release Method Practice the word consciousness and the word awareness have the same meaning.

A suggestion for beginners:

  • Practice for at least two hours per day, everyday.
  • Practice  either in one two-hour session, or two one-hour sessions.
  • Morning when you first wake up is best.
  • Evening just before you go to sleep is second best.
  • Descriptions (approaches) of how to use the Abandon Release Method are given below. Following the Descriptions, there is a recommended schedule for alternating among them.
Like any skill, you learn by practice. The longer you practice, the more enjoyable the practice becomes, after you have gained some skill in letting go. Some people will find it easy and enjoyable from the beginning. Other people will find it easy and enjoyable only after some weeks of practicing everyday.
You can make a recording of the practice instructions (The Descriptions A, B, C, D, E or F below) on an audiocassette or CD and then play them during your practice session, repeating the instructions on the recording after 30 minutes.
Put the “do not disturb” sign on your bedroom door, turn out the lights, lay down on your bed. If laying down flat on your back gets tiresome at some point, you can turn over on your side.


The Abandon Release Method Practice Instructions

Description A

(Practice instructions must have few words, 
and therefore this description should be considered 
a practice for beginners.)

Shut your eyes.
Relax your body.
Now ignore your body.
Let go of all effort.
Letting go of all effort means also letting go of all sense of having to do something, as though there were nothing you have to do, nothing you have to think about.
Letting go of all effort means letting go of all will and all desire, as though there were nothing that needed to be done or changed.
Let go. Relax. Let go more. Relax more.
See how far it is possible to let go.
Let go of all thoughts.
Let go of all feelings.
Let go of all effort.
Let go of everything except your awareness.
Whatever thoughts, or perceptions, or images or feelings arise, let them go as soon as they arise or even before they arise.
Do not follow thoughts, as though you had no interest in them.
Let go of all your perceptions as though they had nothing to do with you.
Continue to relax more and more.
Throughout the practice session:
Let go more, then let go even more.
As the session goes on see how far is it possible to let go.
Relax completely.
Let go totally.
Release everything except your awareness.
Letting go is giving up completely.
Letting go is surrendering completely.
Letting go is relaxing completely.
Letting go is releasing completely.
Letting go is letting go of all effort and all thought.
Letting go is letting go of all feelings, desires and images.
Letting go is letting go of everything except your awareness.
The difference between falling asleep and The Abandon Release Method is that when you fall asleep you let go of everything including your awareness. In The Abandon Release Method, you let go of everything except your awareness.

Description B

(These practice instructions are for those who find the words “Let Go” difficult to understand. The words “Let Go” are superior to the words “Relax” and “Release”, and therefore description B is also for beginners.)
Shut your eyes.
Relax your body.
Release your body.
Relax all effort.
Release all effort.
Relax your thoughts.
Release your thoughts.


Continue throughout the practice session to see how much you can relax and release your thoughts, feelings and desires.
Relax and release everything except your awareness.
Relax totally.
Release totally.
Relax completely.
Release completely.
Continue to release and relax more and more throughout the practice session.

Description C

Shut your eyes.
Let go of all effort.
Let go of all thought.
Let go of everything except your awareness.
Whatever arises, let it go.
Relax, release, let go.
Continue to relax, release and let go completely.
See how far it is possible to let go of all effort and all thought.
See how far it is possible to let go of everything except your awareness.

Description D

(A preliminary practice for beginners.)
Shut your eyes.
Let go of all effort.
Continue to let go of all effort during the entire practice session.
Let go of effort more and more and see how far is it possible to let go of effort.
Relax and continue to relax.
Relax more and more throughout the entire practice session.
Let go of all effort completely.
Totally let go of all effort.

Description E

(A preliminary practice for beginners.)
Shut your eyes.
Let go of all thoughts.
If a thought arises let it go.
If another thought arises let it go.
Continue to let go of thought.
Relax thought completely.
Continue to release thought throughout the practice session.
See how far it is possible to let go of thought.
Let go completely.

Description F

Shut your eyes.
Let go completely.
Totally let go.
Let go of everything except your awareness.

Description G



Let go.

Suggested Schedule

  • Use Description D for the first month, Description E the second month, Description A the third month, Description B the fourth month. (These four Descriptions are all recommended for beginners.)
  • Go back to Description A for the fifth month and Description B for the sixth month.
  • Use Description C next, and continue to use description C for 1 to 4 years; however, as a reminder, use Description A one day a month.
  • After 1 to 4 years of practice, you may be so familiar with the practice, that Description F is all you need to practice. If you switch to Description F, then once per month you should revisit Description C.


Other Methods

The Abandon Release Method is a whole and complete practice unto itself, and as long as you are satisfied with the new life the Abandon Release Method gives you, you need no other practice.
There are two primary Direct and Rapid Means to Infinite-Eternal-Life-Awareness-Love-Bliss:

One is the path of Surrender

The Abandon Release Method is the most Direct and Rapid Means to Infinite-Eternal-Life-Awareness-Love-Bliss on the path of Surrender.

The other is the path of Awareness

The Awareness Watching Awareness Method is the most Direct and Rapid Means to Infinite-Eternal-Life-Awareness-Love-Bliss on the Path of Awareness.
The Awareness Watching Awareness Method is a whole and complete practice and as long as you are satisfied with the new life the Awareness Watching Awareness Method gives you, you need no other practice.
You can read the instructions for the Awareness Watching Awareness Method at this link:


The Abandon Release Method is Passive.
The Awareness Watching Awareness Method can be done actively with effort or passively with little or no effort.
Which method you choose to practice, the Abandon Release Method or the Awareness Watching Awareness Method is up to you.
The Abandon Release Method is the most restful of the two methods.
The suggested order is to try the Abandon Release Method first.
Whichever method you choose, it is important to give the method a fair chance by practicing the method for at least two hours per day for at least six months.








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The Most Rapid Means to Eternal Bliss


The Awareness Watching Awareness Practice Instructions


The preliminary instructions

Set aside as much time each day to practice the Awareness Watching Awareness Method as you are willing to set aside.
Drop as many unnecessary activities as you are willing to drop, to free up more time for awareness watching awareness practice.
It is better if you can be undisturbed during your practice.
If you practice at home you can ask those whom you live with not to disturb you when you are meditating, unless there is an emergency. Or you can find some other place to practice where you will be undisturbed. If you can’t do that, well of course, go ahead and practice anyway.
Bodily posture is not important in the Awareness Watching Awareness Method. However, since one wishes to turn the attention away from the body, it is important that the body be comfortable and relaxed and not causing any pain or strain.
You can do the practice sitting crossed legged or sitting on a chair or sitting on a sofa or couch or even lying down on your bed if you are able to do so without falling asleep. Whatever is comfortable and does not cause any pain, strain or discomfort. Whatever posture helps you to ignore the body and turn the attention away from the body.
For the purposes of this practice the following definitions for the words awareness and thought must be used.
Thought: Thoughts are the words of your native language in the mind. If your native language is English, and the language you think in is English, then thoughts are those English words in your mind. If you think in two languages, then thoughts are the words of those two languages in your mind.
Awareness: When you wake up in the morning, awareness is that consciousness that woke up in the morning. Thoughts come and thoughts go, but the background of awareness remains continuous during all the waking hours until you go to sleep at night. Awareness is you, your awareness, just your awareness that is looking through your eyes right now.
The words Awareness, consciousness, attention, observation, watching, looking, seeing and concentrating all have the same meaning.
Try an experiment:
Just look at an object in the room.
Notice the awareness that is looking through your eyes.
Now shut your eyes and notice that you are still aware.
It is the same awareness that was a moment ago looking at the room.
Now, with your eyes still closed, observe your awareness.
The following practice instructions are the Awareness Watching Awareness Method described, using carefully chosen slightly different wording.
It is important to use as few words as possible to describe the practice. Use only one description per meditation session. If you are going to be practicing for one or two or three hours today, then for that entire time you should be using only one set of instructions.
Try Description A first. If A is easy for you to understand and practice, there is no reason to go to B or C or D. A is enough. However if you do not understand the instruction then the next day you could try B.
Some versions might for a moment have you start with your eyes open, but once you are instructed to close them, then keep them closed. In other words, the Awareness Watching Awareness Method is always to be done with the eyes closed.
When you are observing your awareness, just remain with that.
No need to do anything else.
Awareness is empty, so there is no object you are trying to observe.
It is just awareness being aware of itself.
Also it is no special kind of awareness, it is just your ordinary everyday awareness that you normally go through the day with, looking at itself.
You can record the instructions below on an audiocassette or CD for personal use if you wish. The best way to do this is to only record one description, description A for example. It is important to listen to only one description during a meditation session. Otherwise you would be bringing in too many words and too many concepts. You do not wish to interrupt your practice session by having to turn a tape recorder off either. That is why it is best to record only one description, if you decide to record it. Repeat the instructions on the recording every 30 minutes.

The Practice Instructions

Description A

Shut your eyes.
Notice your awareness. Observe that awareness.
Turn your attention away from the world, body and thought, and towards awareness watching awareness.
If you notice you are thinking, turn your attention away from thought and back towards awareness watching awareness.

Description B

Look out at the room, notice your awareness looking out through your eyes.
Now shut your eyes and notice that same awareness is still there, that a moment ago was looking outward at the room.
Observe that awareness.
If you are not having many thoughts, just ignore them and continue with awareness observing awareness.
If you seem to be having a lot of thoughts, then just turn your attention away from the thoughts and towards awareness observing awareness.

Description C

Shut your eyes. Notice that you are conscious. Watch that consciousness.
If you notice thoughts, just ignore them and continue watching your consciousness.
Do not watch your thoughts, watch your consciousness.
Consciousness watching consciousness.
Consciousness conscious of consciousness.

Description D

Shut your eyes.
Turn your attention away from thought and watch the watcher, see the seer.

Description E

Shut your eyes.
Notice your awareness.
Be aware of your awareness.
If you notice you are thinking, turn your attention away from thought and towards awareness of awareness.

Description F

Shut your eyes.
Just remain in awareness aware of itself.
If there are not many thoughts, just ignore them.
If there are many thoughts, then bring your attention back to awareness aware of itself.

Description G

Shut your eyes.
Observe your awareness.
If there are thoughts, turn your attention away from them and continue to observe your awareness.

Description H

Shut your eyes
Turn your attention towards awareness and concentrate on awareness.
Concentrate in a relaxed manner without strain.
If thoughts are noticed, turn your attention away from them and back towards concentrating on awareness.

Description I

Shut your eyes.
Be aware of being aware.
Now remain in that awareness of awareness.
If there are thoughts turn your attention away from them and continue being aware of being aware.

Description J

Shut your eyes.
Notice you are aware. Look at that awareness.
Remain in awareness looking at awareness.
If thoughts arise, look away from them and go back to looking at awareness, then just remain in that awareness looking at awareness.
Awareness being aware of awareness.
Awareness being aware of itself.
Remain in that.
Don’t move from that.

Description K

Shut your eyes.
Your present awareness watching your present awareness, while ignoring all else.

Description L

Look at the room. Notice your awareness looking through your eyes.
Shut your eyes and turn your attention around to look at itself.
Attention attending to attention. Just remain with that.
Don’t move from that. Don’t attend to anything else, don’t attend to thought.
Attend only to attention.

Description M

Look at the room. Notice your awareness looking through your eyes.
Now shut your eyes.
Notice that same awareness that was just looking through your eyes a moment ago.
Now turn that awareness around 180 degrees away from the world, the body and thought and towards itself, towards awareness watching awareness.

Description N

Look at the room. You are the seer. Your awareness is that which sees.
Shut your eyes.
See the seer. Remain with that.
Turn your attention away from thought and towards the seer.

Further Clarification

Further clarification on how to practice the Awareness Watching Awareness meditation can be read here: Further Clarification


Other Methods:

There are two primary direct and rapid means to Infinite-Eternal-Life-Awareness-Love-Bliss.

The Path of Surrender

The Abandon Release Method is the most direct and rapid means to Infinite-Eternal-Life-Awareness-Love-Bliss on the path of Surrender.
The Abandon Release Method is a whole and complete practice, and as long as you are satisfied with the new life the Abandon Release Method gives you, you need no other practice.
You can read the Abandon Release Method practice instructions here:

The Path of Awareness

The Awareness Watching Awareness Method is the most Direct and Rapid Means to Infinite-Eternal-Life-Awareness-Love-Bliss on the Path of Awareness.
The Awareness Watching Awareness Method is a whole and complete practice, and as long as you are satisfied with the new life the Awareness Watching Awareness Method gives you, you need no other practice.
The Abandon Release Method is Passive.
The Awareness Watching Awareness Method can be done actively with effort or passively with little or no effort.
Which method you choose to practice, the Abandon Release Method or the Awareness Watching Awareness Method is up to you.
The Abandon Release Method is the most restful of the two methods.
The suggested order is to try the Abandon Release Method first.
Whichever method you choose, it is important to give the method a fair chance by practicing the method for at least two hours everyday for six months.
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