The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

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Post by Mal2 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:16 am

Sometimes I pick up a book and it resonates with the TRUTH.

The "Power of Now" was one such work and another is "A Diamond in Your Pocket".

This book touches me on a deep level.

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Post by kiki » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:31 am

Beautiful, Summer. Thanks for sharing.

Mal, I agree about The Diamond in Your Pocket. It's a real gem that helps one discover one's own "gemness." :)

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Post by heidi » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:25 am

Ha! I just posted somewhere else that every challenge is a stepping stone. And with this, Every stepping stone is a gem!
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Post by Egoicmidget » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:21 am

I plan to purchase it tommorow.

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Post by summer » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:19 am

Hi John,
Meanwhile treat yourself to an audio tape by Gangaji :)

Books are great. Still, something very special arises when we sit quietly and listen to them speaking.

http://www.gangaji.org/satsang/library/listening.asp

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Post by Egoicmidget » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:15 am

I finished it and it is now a companion on my bookshelf along side A new earth and Power of now, wonderful, powerful and put in a way that resonants deeply with me.
I find it really amazing that these authors can explain stillness, being and consciousness with so few pointers, to me, thats a gift in itself.

John

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Post by Mal2 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:03 pm

Hi John
If you weren't ready to accept the TRUTH to which these books point they would mean nothing.

For instance my wife has listened in a few times while I have been watching Eckhart on video and I occasionally read her an excerpt from one of my books. She just laughs, and believes I have lost the plot :D

I guess she isn't ready yet. :)

The authors are merely a channel, shining a light, guiding you back "home".

Egoicmidget wrote:I finished it and it is now a companion on my bookshelf along side A new earth and Power of now, wonderful, powerful and put in a way that resonants deeply with me.
I find it really amazing that these authors can explain stillness, being and consciousness with so few pointers, to me, thats a gift in itself.

John

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Post by Egoicmidget » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:25 pm

So true. These emerging ideas are not of the mind and I too have found that if the person isn't ready that there egoic self shuts the door.

One friend of mine found Tolle boring indicating a need for more. :)
More stimuli and food for thought as Tolle himself puts it.

Thanks so much for your insights.

Summer-Thanks so much for the link, and you are on the mark as far as listening to her, she is awesome.

John

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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by erict » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:24 pm

Gangaji wrote:If spiritual practices serve the purpose of stopping the mind, they
are strong allies. But if they deepen the belief that you are someone
in particular who practices something in particular in order to get
something that you do not believe is already here, then they are an
obstruction. They keep you spinning around yourself rather than
allowing you to deepen into yourself.

Meditation means many different things to different people. It can
mean focusing on the breath, or concentrating on an image, or any
number of things. But the meditation practice perpetuated by most
people in the world is this: "I am this body, I am these thoughts, I
am these emotions".
There may be breaks where some kind of formal meditation is
practiced, but then it's back to the strongest practice: "This is me,
I am this body, these are my wants, this is what I have to have, this
is what I don't have," and on and on.
This is the meditation! And it is a meditation of suffering. Because
it is so widespread, it is overlooked. It is thought of not as a
practice but as reality.
"Be sincere; don't ask questions out of mere interest. Ask dangerous questions—the ones whose answers could change your life."

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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by Sighclone » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:48 pm

erict -

Good warning. Fortunately there are more authentic forms of meditation.

Namaste, Andy
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by erict » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:45 pm

The following is one of my favorite quotes ever; it is from The Diamond in your Pocket.


"Opening the mind to what has previously been feared and avoided reveals the capacity to bear and truly embrace discomfort and even pain. Eventually, the real discovery is that what ever we fully embrace always reveals the peace that we were seeking thorough all our attempts to avoid discomfort."

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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by heidi » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:13 pm

That really is a good, and very applicable to a situation I am currently facing.

Actually it is presently - meaning "in near future" which isn't present at all!
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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by PlutoISaplanet » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:42 pm

A few weeks ago, I borrowed the audio version (read by Gangaji) from my library, and downloaded it onto my iPod. I absolutely loved her message. Her voice is quite soothing to boot. I then borrowed the book last week, and I'm glad I had the audio version first. I don't care as much for the book. It just feels dense to me, and the vibrancy of her message didn't translate for me. So, if you tried reading the book and didn't walk away feeling moved, I strongly encourage you to try the audio version.

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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by eyogateacher » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:41 pm

I want to buy Gangaji's "Diamond in Your Pocket " and I have the following queries .Hope I get proper feedback .

1) Is it similar to ET's Stillness Speaks i.e with short phrases and pause in between ( I like ET's stillness speaks )
2) Which is better the book version or audio version or both ( I do not mind buying both ) .

Hope to get feedback from others on this .

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Re: The Diamond in Your Pocket, by Gangaji

Post by erict » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:47 pm

It's nothing like Stillness Speaks. It is very "dense" compared to it. I think the audio version is better.
"Be sincere; don't ask questions out of mere interest. Ask dangerous questions—the ones whose answers could change your life."

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