Question: Why do you explain your teaching as a prayer for death?

This teaching is a prayer for death, because one must actually come in contact with that purifying flame that wipes clean the dispositions of the mind and reveals the ground or absolute. These dispositions are the tendencies of the exclusive me or ego that finds its identity in “I am the body and mind.” Giving rise to suffering.

When one realizes that it is “me” that stands in the way, that same “me” cries out and offers itself as a living sacrifice to the Source or Lord of All.

As ego incarnate:

“I am not here to stand but to kneel.
I am not here to be fulfilled but emptied.
I am not here to begin but to end.
I am not here to gain but to lose.
I am not here to take but to serve:
You can have me.”

Grace is what fills the body once you have emptied it.

To love the One is to love the sum

One cannot go all the way without that concrete aspect and secret relationship with the Beloved. Eventually It chooses the aspirant because the devotee has chosen It to the exclusion of all other endeavors! And one becomes That.

Since it is the Source of all things once united, one inherits all things, including there former personality which comes back refined and perfectly under the control of the Self. To love the Source is to inadvertently love all that springs from It, while bypassing the details.

For You. For Us. For One.

In spite of the fears beneath the bones-beyond the anger.

Across the fluttering fields of thought- above the strands of time.

Here and now rests the perfect love as it is-in all things times and places.

A perfect reflecting surface for the play of opposites-playground for pointless wins and losses.

For You.     For Us.     For One.

The human path to suffering

Awareness identifying with the body,

which becomes identification with the senses;

which becomes identification with experience

which becomes identification with memory:

which becomes identification with thought,

which becomes identification with form;

which becomes identification with the transient-

which becomes identification with decay.

A Complete Human Being

We all start off the same way, identified with form (mainly body and mind). This is easily verifiable in all children. We know ourselves as my body, my thoughts, my desires, and my opinions, all tightly packaged in my name. We also experience life through the senses as what we touch, hear, taste, smell, and feel. This is the human experience, which also includes our thoughts, demands, hopes, and dreams. All of this is energized by a vast network of interconnected relationships that give way for endless possibilities, circumstances, outcomes, and choices. Most people accept all this phenomena as the human experience, which is verified through memory and predictable patterns. The body is born, and the mind starts to become more complex as it reaches universally accepted milestones.
Body experiences and thoughts are the concrete or tangible aspects of life, but they only represent one side of the coin. We can call this the known. The other side of the coin is the abstract aspect of life, or the unknown, which is the animating principle that causes all things that we intuit to be present, but at the same time, remains elusive to the mind and senses. This has been referred to as Spirit, God, Life, Love, and innumerable other names to imply the existence of that which is unseen but is felt deep within one’s being. Concrete and abstract are the two aspects of life, and they are not mutually exclusive but inseparable in all things, times, and places. The whole spiritual journey is the reconciliation of this divine couple, as this marriage gives birth to the complete human being