The Power of Now – Notes


Updated Sep 19th, 2022

Table of Contents:

1: You Are Not Your Mind

2: Consciousness: The Way Out of Pain

3: Moving Deeply into the Now

4: Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now

5: The State of Presence

6: The Inner Body

7: Portals into the Unmanifested

8: Enlightened Relationships

9: Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There is Peace

10: The Meaning of Surrender

Chapter One: You Are Not Your Mind

What is Enlightenment? Story of beggar?

5:42 Are you talking about God?

8:32 What is the greatest obstacle

Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction…This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that inner stillness that is inseparable from being. It also creates a false, mind made self, that casts a shadow of fear and suffering.

The compulsive thinker lives in a state of apparent separateness… (9:42 – 12:42)

14:54 What do you mean by watching the thinker?

18:46 Ping

22:27 Ping

24:27 Ping

25:12 Isn’t thinking essetnial to survival in this world?

28:36 The gift of thought is precious?

29:30 Enlightenment means

33:11 What about Emotions

36:07 You say emotion is mind’s reflection of the body?

38:30 An emoption represents…

41:30 What about positiver emotioins like love and joy

46:09 The buddah says suffering arises from desires and cravings

The Good

Inner stillness

The Bad

Thought being compulsive