Don’t give – give up!

The messenger.

Giving tends to be spasmodic and without total commitment.
Giving up tends to be permanent.
If the haves give up, there will be material equity on Earth
with all the benefits that will bring.

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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5 Responses to Don’t give – give up!

  1. MonaLisa says:

    Paraatma,
    Giving up The Ego, Desires- The ” I ” may be, would be nice…
    I wonder if giving up materials only would help achieving and attaining higher state- The state of Complete Bliss.
    Could you define your Nothingness..? Do you mean Emptyness by that or am I missing or misunderstanding something..?

    • Parmaatma says:

      MonaLisa,

      In my opinion, giving up materials is neither a cause nor an effect. I don’t think it is relevant to detachment or non-attachment (as Ian calls it).

      To me Nothingness is a state:

      1. When I do what I do without any passion

      2. When I am a quiet witness of my own thoughts and actions.

      3. When I perceive, evaluate, choose and act but do not credit or debit anything from my spiritual content.

      4. When I choose my thoughts and actions to overcome the limts of my mind, an inefficient life and perceptual living, yet my life or death does not depend on it.

      To me the soul and destiny are as real as God.

      Nothingness is not emptiness. On the contrary, it’s like the alertness of an infant which is observing and learning everything around. That alertness and seriousness is never seen again once it grows up.

      • Ian Gardner says:

        Non-attachment is the Buddhist term (I do not know what the Sanskrit word is) and I use it because, for me, it better describes the state of “mind” under reference. “Detachment” has, or has acquired, a more worldly connotation.

  2. Parmaatma says:

    The only thing that has ever belonged to me was the love of my parents. Even that was shared with my two brothers and a sister.

    There is nothing on earth that belongs to me materially or otherwise.

    What is mine that I should give or give up?

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