Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dr. David R. Hawkins on Guilt.

Dr. David R. Hawkins (My photo of him saying a prayer before his lecture)

"You did the best you could. If you could have done better you would have. Guilt is a trick of the ego. It says, woe is me."  - Dr. David R. Hawkins, M.D., PhD

Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes—accurately or not—that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated amoral standard, and bears significant responsibility for that violation. It is closely related to the concept of remorse.

The world has no victims. All the occurrences are happening through "free will." Your vibrations of fear or love are creating the manifestations of this world.

One of the keys to a happy life— is letting go of "any mistakes" you have made in life.

"Choose love and peace above all other options. Commit to the goal of unconditional love and compassion for all life in all its expression and surrender all judgment to God." - David R. Hawkins


Dr. David Hawkins, MD, PhD encompasses particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, chaos theory, and his own discoveries about the nature and accessibility of truth.

I worked in the Feature Film Industry for 12 years as a Visual Effects Artist on the greatest blockbusters of our time. Thanks to George Lucas! After finishing the last shot on the film Van Helsing, I went to a lecture given by Dr. David R. Hawkins on his book, Truth vs Falsehood. The Doc said, by just standing in Holy sites they could raise your level of consciousness. His magnetic charm and intoxicating laughter made me want whatever he had. I sold everything I owned, bought a backpack, and set out to stand in Holy sites around the world.

My memoir "From Hollywood to God"  is now on Amazon and Kindle books!


Sneak-A-Peek Below!
My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!

I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.

The room went black and three pyramids projected on a movie screen.


"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."

No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"

I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"

~ from my Memoir, (click link—"From Hollywood to God"  Kelly Granite Enck on Amazon books and Kindle.
Giza, Egypt
Hiking through Bhutan

Tiger's Temple, Thailand
River Kwai, Thailand

The Kingdom of Bhutan


Peru
Tiger's Nest Bhutan

Click link— "From Hollywood to God"  to read the reviews!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What is the Goal of Meditation? Best Answer


What is the goal of Meditation by Sir Ramana Maharshi
Edited by Kelly Granite Enck

Although Sri Ramana was happy to give his verbal teachings to anyone who asked for them, he frequently pointed out that his ‘silent teachings’ were more direct and more powerful. These ‘silent teachings’ consisted of a spiritual force, which seemed to emanate from his form, a force so powerful that he considered it to be the most direct and important aspect of his teachings. Instead of giving out verbal instructions on how to control the mind, he effortlessly emitted a silent power, which automatically quietened the minds of everyone in his vicinity. The people who were attuned to this force report that they experienced it as a state of inner peace and well being; in some advanced devotees it even precipitated a direct experience of the Self.

Question: Why does not Bhagavan go about and preach the truth to the people at large?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: How do you know I am not doing it? Does preaching consist in mounting a platform and haranguing the people around? Preaching is simple communication of knowledge; it can really be done in silence only. Again, how does speech arise? First there is abstract knowledge. Out of this arises the ego, which in turn gives rise to thought, and thought to the spoken word. So the word is the great grandson of the original source. If the word can produce an effect, judge for yourself how much more powerful must be the preaching through silence.

Question: How can silence be so powerful?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: A realised one sends out waves of spiritual influence, which draw many people towards him. Yet he may sit in a cave and maintain complete silence. We may listen to lectures upon truth and come away with hardly any grasp of the subject, but to come into contact with a realised one, though he speaks nothing, will give much more grasp of the subject. He never needs to go out among the public. If necessary he can use others as instruments. (Silent initiation) is the most perfect; it comprises looking, touching. It will purify the individual in every way and establish him in the reality.

Questioner: Is it true that a Guru can transfer spirituality substantially to the disciple.

Sri Ramana Maharshi: Is there a substance to be transferred? Transfer means eradication of the sense of being the disciple. The master does it. Not that the man was something at one time and metamorphosed later into another.

Question: Is not grace the gift of the Guru?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: God, grace and Guru are all synonymous and also eternal and immanent. Is not the Self already within? Is it for the Guru to bestow it by his look? If a Guru thinks so, he does not deserve the name. He maintained silence and the doubts of the disciples were dispelled, which means that they lost their individual identities. That is jnana (knowledge) and not all the verbiage usually associated with it.

Question: How does this silent power work?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: Language is only a medium for communicating one’s thoughts to another. It is called in only after thoughts arise. Other thoughts arise after the "I"-thought rises and so the "I"-thought is the root of all conversation. When one remains without thinking one understands another by means of the universal language of silence. Silence is ever speaking. It is a perennial flow of language, which is interrupted by speaking. These words I am speaking obstruct that mute language. For example, there is electricity flowing in a wire. With resistance to its passage, it glows as a lamp or revolves as a fan. In the wire it remains as electric energy. Similarly also, silence is the eternal flow of language, obstructed by words. What one fails to know by conversation extending to several years can be known instantly in silence, or in front of silence. This is the highest and most effective language. It is wise to work through silence. By speaking your power is reduced. Silence is most powerful. Speech is always less powerful than silence, so mental contact is the best.

Question: Does this hold good even after the dissolution of the physical body of the jnani or is it true only so long as he is in flesh and blood?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: Guru is not the physical form. So the contact will remain even after the physical form of the Guru vanishes. One can go to another Guru after one’s Guru passes away, but all Gurus are one and none of them is the form you see. Sri Ramana Maharshi: The highest form of grace is silence. It is also the highest teaching.

Questioner: Is it true that silence is the loudest form of prayer?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: If the Guru is silent the seeker’s mind gets purified by itself.

Questioner: Is it true that Silence brings about a certain peace of mind in us.

Sri Ramana Maharshi: In silence one is in intimate contact with the surroundings. Silence is said to be exposition. Silence is so potent. Sri Ramana Maharshi: In the proximity of a great master, the Vasanas (subtle impressions that lead to desires) cease to be active, the mind becomes still and Samadhi results. Thus the disciple gains true knowledge and right experience in the presence of the master. To remain unshaken in it further efforts are necessary. Eventually the disciple will know it to be his real being and will thus be liberated even while alive.

Question: If the search has to be made within, is it necessary to be in the physical proximity of the Master?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: It is necessary to be so until all doubts are at an end.

Questioner: I am not able to concentrate by myself. I am in search of a force to help me.

Sri Ramana Maharshi: Yes, that is called grace. Individually we are incapable because the mind is weak. Grace is necessary. Sadhu seva (serving a sadhu or a mendicant) will bring it about. There is however nothing new to get. Just as a weak man comes under the control of a stronger one, the weak mind of a man comes under control easily in the presence of strong minded sadhus. That which is only grace; there is nothing else. Sri Ramana Maharshi: Yes, The sage has already overcome the mind and remains in peace. Being in his proximity helps to bring about this condition in others, otherwise there is no meaning in seeking his company. The guru provides the needed strength for this, unseen by others.

What is the goal of silence?
To turn the mind inward-bent into the Heart.


My memoir "From Hollywood to God"  is now on Amazon and Kindle books!

Sneak-A-Peek Below!
My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!

I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.

The room went black and three pyramids projected on a movie screen.


"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."

No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"

I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"

~ from my Memoir, (click link—"From Hollywood to God"  Kelly Granite Enck on Amazon books and Kindle.
Giza, Egypt
Hiking through Bhutan

Tiger's Temple, Thailand
River Kwai, Thailand

The Kingdom of Bhutan



Peru
Tiger's Nest Bhutan


Click link— "From Hollywood to God"  to read the reviews!

Friday, January 22, 2010

My Private Moment with David Carradine


By Kelly Granite Enck

As Dr. Seuss would say, “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! ...

My friend was making a documentary on the Universal Energy Force that is all around us
that we can call on at anytime for assistance. He lined up an interview with David Carradine
and Grand Master Kam Yuen and invited me to the private rooftop question and answer
session with these two masters of "Kung Fu."

The interesting part about this interview was that I knew nothing about "Kung Fu".  The situation reminded me of another moment of great luck that every guy would die for. I was working for Industrial Light and Magic and for my first project was assigned to the re-working the original Star Wars shots for the new DVD box set.  My first task was to composite a new cleaned up tunnel behind, what I called, "The Hairy Monster".  During the screening of my new effect shots, my reference to "The Big Hairy Monster" brought a roar of laughter and my friend told me, “Oh, My God that’s Chewbacca!"

Standing on the roof with Carradine and Kung Fu Master Kam Yuen was another
“Chewbacca”  moment. I had not watched the TV show or Kung Fu films and was kind
of lost to what this BIG MOMENT was. Until these two men started sharing their stories
with the camera. I stood behind that lens and heard what I never expected to hear, a story
about true love between two real men and a little more understanding about Karma and Instinct!

Carradine shared that 17 years ago the studios hired a great Kung Fu Master to fly from China
to LA to teach him the moves for his new TV show! Carradine said, that he was blown away by
the discipline, the spiritual connection to energy and life related to Kung Fu, the mind control,
the grace and the instinct that was needed to be a great warrior. He was so enamored by Master Yuen that after a few weeks he asked if he could sleep in the back of Yuen’s studio that he was using to train
Carradine in.

For two years Carradine lived in a tiny room in the back of this studio having abandon his mansion
on the beach to be near his new master. One night while Carradine was on a date he lost his key to get into the studio and he went to Master Yuen and asked for a new key and the Master said, “NO, Go home!” Carradine had a smirk of smile on his face as if he truly knew that every thing that happened between the two of them was a lesson in discipline, strength, and instinct. They had become best friends, basically inseparable for 17 years, traveling and experiencing life together. From my perspective David was in awe, wanting what even a super hero movie star cannot get from all the money in the world…"Inner-Wisdom." Master Yuen had it; even I knew that he had what I too wanted…to trust my inner-wisdom!

My friend asked a question that made me perk up, to listen carefully.

“What was the most significant moment in your 17 years of being friends?”

Carradine and Master Yuen both knew the answer to that question instantly.

Carradine said, “One day, after 17 years of friendship, Master Yuen reached over
and grabbed the "air" in front of my stomach, with his fist, and put it on himself.”

Carradine said, "I was completely shocked! In our 17 years together I had never seen him do anything like this."

Carradine said he asked his Master, “WHAT WAS THAT?”

Master Yuen said, “I took some of your Karma.

Carradine said, “Why?”

Master Yuen said, “How does it feel?”

Carradine said, “I don’t know?”

Master Yuen said, “Isn’t that better.” (smiling)

The smile the two shared after they told the story was full of humor,
love and wisdom helping me to understand what had happened. Master Yuen loved Carradine so much that he was willing to carry his burdens as his own.

I wondered how Carradine got the name Grasshopper on his TV show, Kung Fu? When I returned home I conducted a simple Google search and what I found caused chills...

[The first meeting between the young Caine and Master Po on Kung Fu:]

"Of all things, to live in darkness must be the worst." -young Caine

"Fear is the only darkness." -Master Po

"Never assume that because a man has no eyes, he cannot see." -Po

‘'Close your eyes. What do you hear?” -Po

“I hear the water. I hear the birds.” -young Caine

“Do you hear your own heartbeat?”

“No.”

“Do you hear the grasshopper at your feet?”

Caine opens his eyes and looks down at his feet to see a grasshopper there.

“Old Man, how is it that you hear these things?”

“Young Man how is it that you do not?”


My memoir "From Hollywood to God"  is now on Amazon and Kindle books!

Sneak-A-Peek Below!
My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!

I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.

The room went black and three pyramids projected on a movie screen.


"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."

No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"

I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"

~ from my Memoir, (click link—"From Hollywood to God"  Kelly Granite Enck on Amazon books and Kindle.
Giza, Egypt
Hiking through Bhutan

Tiger's Temple, Thailand
River Kwai, Thailand

The Kingdom of Bhutan


Peru
Tiger's Nest Bhutan

Click link— "From Hollywood to God"  to read the reviews!