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Mata Amritanandamayi

Ramana Maharshi

HWL Poonja Papaji

Gangaji

One Sun

Teachings Ľ Effortlessness

Effortlessness is at the core of self realization.

No effort is required. You donít need to work at being what you naturally are. Awareness of light occurs naturally without any effort.

Papaji told Gangaji to "stop." Because once we stop or simply rest, we see there is a sweet and subtle presence. We only need to stop.

If there is effort it is the simple act of stopping or letting go of whatever is fueling the mind. There is a momentum behind the mind. The mind is always spinning down one path and jumping over to the next. When we allow the mind to rest, then the sweetness arises.

It is essential to recognize that doing is not a necessity of awakening. "Not doing" is actually more important.

As awareness of Presence is nurtured it becomes more dominant during daily activities. However at first, allowing the mind to rest, and taking time to be, and recognize what is, is a crucial practice in the cultivation of the awareness of Source.

Effortlessness. What IS without effort?

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