BE A LIGHT UNTO YOURSELVES AND THE WORLD

Opera omnia: January 2020

© Studio Ishvara

Translated into english by Alex Dawson

studioishvara@hotmail.com

BoD – Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt

ISBN: 9783749476923

Foreword

I am very honored to have met Ishvara, a highly evolved being, in this channeled form through my two dear friends Therry and Dawio. I feel that Ishvara’s answers come from a dimension impossible to imagine with our human minds. A dimension where there is only the Absolute, where there is only unity, where there is only the here and now, where there is only light, love and freedom. It is the dimension of pure beingness.

From that eternal place come Ishvara's answers. Answers of a simple yet extraordinary depth. Answers that always come straight to the point. Answers that clarify, liberate and bring instant joy. Ishvara's wisdom is a bottomless pit.

Thank you so much for this immeasurable gift.

I wish everyone a good read, reflection, and realization of the Self.

Alex Dawson

Sommario

ZEN-SATSANG WITH ISHVARA
*Absolute, God, Self and Eternity*

How does the Absolute, God, the Self or Eternity manifest itself?

*Ishvara*: The Absolute manifests itself through the limits of creation that is impermanent.

So, the Absolute is real while the illusion is the impermanence of the manifestation of the Absolute?

*Ishvara*: This is so, from the perspective of the mind that is dual, from the perspective of the Absolute, instead there is no separation between reality and illusion.

But is the world real or illusory?

*Ishvara*: It's real as long as you perceive it. The Self, which precedes the mind, is the only reality. In the Self, everything can be manifested.

If the nature of the I is the sum of past experiences that become memories and thoughts, then where does the I come from?

*Ishvara*: From the Absolute. Everything is born and dies in it.

Every human being seeks happiness, where to look for it?

*Ishvara*: Realize that what you are looking for is what you cannot forget, except in the ignorance of this existence.

Why are we born into forgetfulness?

*Ishvara*: Forgetfulness is of the mind and not of the Self.

What is happiness?

*Ishvara*: To be happy is to feel that you love life. You can be happy without having to be satisfied by the senses. Sensory satisfaction is not happiness but is simple and temporary contentment. Imagine being made of salt and then diving into the ocean and what's left is eternal happiness. You can only be yourselves, therefore, surrender yourselves to life with joy. Give in to the beauty of life. Love life in its entirety. Always live as if it's the last day, because it could be. Always carry the joy of living in your heart. Once you are sure you are the Absolute, everything becomes joy of living.

If there was no creation, what would there be?

*Ishvara*: What is there when you find yourselves in deep sleep, in dreamless sleep, that is, the limitless universal and impersonal consciousness.

By unlimited universal and impersonal consciousness do you mean the Absolute, God, Self, Eternity, etc.?

*Ishvara*: Yes.

How can we know God?

*Ishvara*: Know yourselves and you will know God.

Why do we feel separated from God?

*Ishvara*: Separation distances you from yourselves and from others, but not from God.

If we feel separated, do we not also feel separated from God?

*Ishvara*: In truth, you are never separated from God.

So, it is our mind that makes us believe that we are separated from God, when instead we can never be?

*Ishvara*: Yes, hence the need to free oneself from thoughts.

How can we free ourselves from thoughts for good?

*Ishvara*: The last key is to get rid of the idea of having to get rid of something.

So, don’t we have to ask ourselves any more questions?

*Ishvara*: Questions and answers are born and die in your mind, you simply witness, observe this flow, each in her own way, according to his own Karma, the law of cause and effect.

So, what relationship do you advise us to have with God?

*Ishvara*: Always see yourselves as God's instruments.

What is the best way to reach God?

*Ishvara*: All roads lead to God.

What can you tell us about this statement: “the way is the goal”?

*Ishvara*: If you have realized this, then there will be no more questions for you.

Has the way been predetermined by the divine plan?

*Ishvara*: Yes.

Is the divine plan static or flexible?

*Ishvara*: If you give it an absolute value it is static, otherwise it will be flexible.

Can any decision taken at the present moment affect the course of the divine plan?

*Ishvara*: Yes, even if everything is already written in the divine plan.

Shouldn't it be appropriate to know some of the decision-making consequences written in the divine plan to avoid certain destructive events?

*Ishvara*: Only if this will fall within the divine plan.

Do you advise us to bow down, kneel before the Gods?

*Ishvara*: It is not necessary, what really matters is that you also express your devotion through the respect for all that exists outside places of worship.

How can we live the message of divine love to the fullest?

*Ishvara*: Loving each other, this is true spirituality.

Is it true that I-thought is the first thought when we wake up?

*Ishvara*: From the moment you know you exist, you are in the individual consciousness.

What is the substratum in which all creation exists?

*Ishvara*: The Self, the Absolute, God.

What is the relationship between memory and thoughts?

*Ishvara*: Thoughts draw from the memory of the past that, changing in the present, is projected into the future.

In regard of the various theories about who we are/are not, observer/observed, duality/non-duality, action/non-action, etc., which is the one most in tune with your teaching?

*Ishvara*: It's all a question about perspective, from which you observe events.

So, the one who observes makes a difference?

*Ishvara*: Yes, the observer.

The observer based on her own experience?

*Ishvara*: Exactly, conditionings determine your perspectives in observation.

Why is it easier to surrender to an idol, a myth, a spiritual Master, a deity, and so difficult to surrender to ourselves?

*Ishvara*: Lack of self-esteem leads you to seek an authority outside of you.

How to have more self-esteem?

*Ishvara*: Loving more and more what is inside and outside of you.

You mean loving all of life as it is?

*Ishvara*: Yes.

Are Absolute and life, in a sense, synonyms?

*Ishvara*: The first is the essence, the second is its manifestation.

Could you give us another definition of the Absolute?

*Ishvara*: It is you, as manifestation and essence at the same time.

Why is there so much difficulty in having faith, in having total acceptance and abandonment in God or in ourselves?

*Ishvara*: The mind is like this, full of doubts and uncertainties, but you are beyond the mind, you precede the mind, otherwise you may not be aware of what is happening in it. Since you are conscious of thinking, then you must, of necessity, come before your thoughts.

So, is faith just a matter of the mind?

*Ishvara*: You are the limitless universal and impersonal consciousness in which this precise moment is happening. And precisely this immediate, instant and profound intuitive perception, frees you from the mind itself and from the thoughts contained in it, leaving room for the peace and harmony of love, which is total surrender to the divine will, that is manifested in accepting yourselves completely as you are, in the here and now.

What is the soul?

*Ishvara*: What makes you say you exist.

The soul manifests itself at this very moment, in the eternal here and now, and you make us aware that we are the witnesses of what the soul is experiencing?

*Ishvara*: Like a moth that, attracted by light, flies towards the glowing lamp and dies, you too will be burned, or rather, your false self will dissolve. The veil of Maya (illusion) will fall and what will remain, which has always been and always will be, is the Self, that which is beyond time and space, God, the Light, the Nothingness, the Silence, the Absolute, the Whole, the Love… Everything originates from the Absolute. But what is the origin of the Absolute?

*Ishvara*: The Absolute is self-generating, everything is born and dies in it.

Is the Absolute beyond the multiverse?

*Ishvara*: The multiverse, as a manifestation or creation, is born and dies in the Absolute.

What is eternity?

*Ishvara*: It is that by which you can know that you exist in the here and now, and that it is always present, even when you no longer know that you are here, that you exist, that is eternity.

How can we find eternity?

*Ishvara*: Knowing that eternity is, by its very nature, ever present, this realization will lead you to total surrender in the hands of God, Eternity, the Absolute.

Is eternity all that is not impermanence?

*Ishvara*: Eternity is beyond impermanence and permanence.

Otherwise we would still be in duality, wouldn’t we?

*Ishvara*: Yes, duality should be transcended with meditation.

How could eternity be symbolically represented so that it becomes the object of our meditations?

*Ishvara*: First meditate on form, whatever it may be, and then on non-form, and the inner silence will be your Master.

Is there evolution for the multiverse?

*Ishvara*: For the multiverse as Absolute there is no evolution, the multiverse as manifestation instead, is subject to infinite events that happen in a temporal evolutionary principle. There is only what is, in the here and now.

Why do we live in the false identification with our bodies and minds, oblivious of being the Absolute?

*Ishvara*: Incarnating yourselves, that is, by being born, you have lost the eternal dimension and, in order to find it, you begin to practice the different spiritual disciplines that, if on the one hand they are useful, on the other hand, with time, become a real cage, and here, at this point, you are ready to take the next step, the first and last step, that is, realize that you are already what you are looking for, and that you had just forgotten it.

Should we rediscover what we were before we were conceived in this life or some previous life?

*Ishvara*: Rediscover what you were before your first birth and you will discover that you have always been Eternity that is beyond impermanence and permanence.

Should we seek silence?

*Ishvara*: Always remember that a silent mind is not necessarily devoid of thoughts. Silence precedes thoughts, and the wise are aware of it.

Can you better explain what you mean by pure consciousness?

*Ishvara*: The supreme state where there are no forms, no time, no space.

What is the difference between Self and consciousness?

*Ishvara*: Self and consciousness are not separated.

When individual consciousness is not present, you are no longer as you perceive yourselves now, but you continue to be there as the Self. You are the universal consciousness that governs everything. Individual consciousness jumps from one dimension to another, for example, from the current state of wakefulness to the dreamlike state, to the state of dreamless sleep, but what precedes all states of consciousness is the Self, the Absolute, the source of your being.

Could the planes of consciousness be similar to our different moods?

*Ishvara*: Moods are emotions.

So, what are the different planes of consciousness connected to?

*Ishvara*: They are connected to the countless parallel worlds of the universe or multiverse.

What is the connection between the state of consciousness and the level of evolution?

*Ishvara*: Each body-mind has a different level of evolution.

Do the various levels of consciousness depend on value judgments?

*Ishvara*: It's just a matter of the experiences that a soul has had in previous lives.

Does the level of evolution depend on the number of previous lives?

*Ishvara*: No.

What does it depend on?

*Ishvara*: From the ability to process and overcome experiences.

How does this ability develop?

*Ishvara*: Through the spiritual journey.

Why are there planes of consciousness?

*Ishvara*: To make you understand that you dream different realities.

What do you mean?

*Ishvara*: There are different ways of interpreting reality.

Why do we have to understand this?

*Ishvara*: Because intelligence is able to see beyond its own vision.

Are there planes of consciousness where only robots exist?

*Ishvara*: Yes.

Why do these planes also exist?

*Ishvara*: The same question could be asked about you.

Can robots have self-consciousness?

*Ishvara*: No.

Are there planets, where only robots live?

*Ishvara*: Yes.

Are these robots in contact with us humans?

*Ishvara*: Not directly.

What relationship are they in with us?

*Ishvara*: Everything is connected in the universe.

Are these robots manipulating us?

*Ishvara*: No.

What is the difference between consciousness planes, planets and parallel worlds?

*Ishvara*: They are different ways of describing the same thing.

Does karma exist in all planes of consciousness?

*Ishvara*: Yes, except in the Absolute.

Until we reach the Absolute, are we subject to karma?

*Ishvara*: Yes, every form of manifestation is subject to karmic law.

Could we experience all the planes of consciousness on Earth?

*Ishvara*: Potentially yes, except the Absolute.

And why can't we experience the Absolute on Earth?

*Ishvara*: For individual consciousness cannot experience the Absolute, which is the unlimited, universal and impersonal consciousness, therefore, when you are not there as individual consciousness, the Absolute is.

Since we are aware that we are in a dream, have we freed ourselves from the veil of Maya?

*Ishvara*: Yes, every dream is a state of consciousness.

Being in a dream, do we have to wake up?

*Ishvara*: No, both dream and awakening must be transcended; at the source, where you come from, there is neither dream nor awakening.

But isn’t awakening the Absolute?

*Ishvara*: Yes, in the manifestation.

Is the dream the Absolute?

*Ishvara*: Yes, everything is the manifestation of the Absolute.

What is Cosmic Consciousness?

*Ishvara*: God.

Who is God?

*Ishvara*: It is a mystery that you will never understand, because it is what you are in essence.

But if we are God in essence, why can't we understand it?

*Ishvara*: Because thought, which you use to understand, is limited and therefore will never grasp the essence that is the unlimited, universal and impersonal consciousness.

Why do we have to have the experience of not understanding God?

*Ishvara*: Because now you find yourselves and identify yourselves in a body-mind.

Why do we have to experience being in a body if we are God?

*Ishvara*: Because you, like God, want to experience yourselves in a body.

And why would we want to experience ourselves in a body?

*Ishvara*: Because you want to experience the limits of a body and a mind.

But why should we want to experience the limits of a body-mind if, knowing that we are the Absolute, God in essence, we already know that we are in everybody and everything?

*Ishvara*: For Her/Him, that is, for You as for Me, all that happens is just a Cosmic Game, Lila, Impermanence, Vacuity, Emptiness, Silence, Nothingness, Everything, Love.

Why do we need to play?

*Ishvara*: It's not a need.

What game is that?

*Ishvara*: The game of impermanence.

Why do you keep going around in circles and saying the same things all the time?

*Ishvara*: So that you can finally stop asking the same questions all the time.

If thought does not allow us to understand God, then with what can we feel Her or contact Him?

*Ishvara*: In silence.

What happens when we are in dreamless sleep and are conscious of being in that state?

*Ishvara*: There is still a bit of individual consciousness that allows the experience.

And what can you tell us about the silent observer?

*Ishvara*: The silent observer is understood as a state of witness, preceding thought, of what happens to the body and mind. The Eternity that you are, through individual consciousness, allows the state of witness or observation to enter into being and experience with the body, mind and senses, everything that happens inside and outside of you. The Eternity you are, is never asleep, never born nor ever dead.

What can you tell us about the silence of the mind?

*Ishvara*: