Satsang Transcripts

Satsang in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 23, 2013

Stuart: Silence is very sweet, and I like it. But then the thought comes up: what about the fun later? Fun later. You can always be still. But fun later. That’s funny.
(laughter)
Stuart: Cause then that’ll probably mean we’ll be with people, and we’ll be happy, and we’ll do something, and we’ll enjoy ourselves.
(Student #1) But the silence is sweet. It’s not like I’m trying to get away from the silence.
Stuart: Of course not.

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Phone Session on September 28, 2011

I’d like to read something to you. I call this “The Human Conundrum”. Thoughts presume a thinker and the thinker assumes an identity. So start with that. Thoughts presume a thinker. A thinker assumes an identity. The thoughts presume that you are the thinker and so even you try to say “I must stop the thoughts,” but that’s assuming that the thoughts make you the thinker and the thinker is this person. That’s why when you’re in meditation, the identity isn’t assumed. The formlessness is in the forefront. But when the identity is solid then solidness needs protection and there’s really an awareness that you can’t protect it. You just can’t. So there’s a great deal of fear of not existing.

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Satsang in NYC, New York on June 5, 2009

Radiance, like the glint of sunlight against a jewel, refracted endlessly, internally. Like the motion of a flower opening, ringing eternally. Before the world is made and after. Greedily drawn, the pieces of this broken heart. The way a fire draws air and nothing is left, and nothing can ever be wrong.

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Satsang in Tipperary, Ireland in October 2009

You could say that the whole life is a karmic dilemma. It’s playing itself out. You have to see through it. It’s like the whole lineage of the human being goes way, way back, so to speak, to the beginning of where all these beliefs started. And so you inherit them in that seed.

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Retreat at the Barn near Ottawa, Canada on August 21, 2009

Your mind can only weigh one thing against another. That’s how the mind works. It knows about opposites. It knows about right and wrong. It’s endless really. It knows about weighing things. When the mind is quiet, you’re in the state of love.

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