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The Most Rapid and Direct Means to Eternal Bliss

Former title: THE IMPOSTOR

 

Chapter 9 - THE ABANDON RELEASE METHOD

  1. If your ego will not allow you to practice the Awareness Watching Awareness Method, the Abandon Release Method is the second best choice.
  2. The Awareness Watching Awareness Method is more effective than the Abandon Release Method.
  3. Therefore, if your ego will allow you to practice it, the Awareness Watching Awareness Method should be your first choice.
  4. If one looks at the thousands of spiritual practices that have been taught to humans in the past, the Awareness Watching Awareness Method is the most rapid and direct means to bringing sorrow, suffering and the ego to its final end, here and now in this lifetime.
  5. The Awareness Watching Awareness Method is the most rapid and direct means to living in infinite-eternal-awareness-love-bliss here and now in this lifetime.
  6. If one looks at the thousands of spiritual practices that have been taught to humans in the past, the Abandon Release Method is the second most rapid means to bringing sorrow, suffering and the ego to its final end here and now in this lifetime.
  7. If one looks at the thousands of spiritual practices that have been taught to humans in the past, the Abandon Release Method is the second most rapid means to living in infinite-eternal-awareness-love-bliss, here and now in this lifetime.
  8. The Abandon Release Method is easier to practice than the Awareness Watching Awareness Method, even when you are tired or sleepy.
  9. If your ego will not allow you to practice the Awareness Watching Awareness Method, you could practice the Abandon Release Method for one year and then try switching to the Awareness Watching Awareness Method and then remaining with the Awareness Watching Awareness Method.
  10. Or you could continue practicing the Abandon Release Method for as many years as you wish to practice it.
  11. You should practice one or the other, the Awareness Watching Awareness Method or the Abandon Release Method, for the rest of your life.
  12. The reason practice should continue for as long as the body lives is (13 - 16):
  13. There is a false state of liberation, where the ego has not come to its final end, but has only been temporarily submerged consciously in the infinite awareness.
  14. This temporary state is very similar to liberation, there is no sorrow and no suffering and one only has the experience of infinite awareness love bliss.
  15. One in this temporary state will usually have the perception that they have been liberated.
  16. However, one in this temporary state has not been liberated.
  17. That (13 - 16) is the reason that one should practice for as long as the body lives, even if one has the perception that one has been liberated.
  18. The preliminary instructions for the Abandon Release Method are the same as the preliminary instructions for the Awareness Watching Awareness Method.
  19. See Chapter Seven for the preliminary instructions.
  20. In the beginning, the best position for practice of the Abandon Release Method is laying down on your bed.
  21. After you have practiced the Abandon Release Method many times, then you could try the practice sitting up.
  22. After you have practiced the Abandon Release Method many times in both positions, sitting up and laying down, you can choose the position you like best and continue to practice in that position.
  23. The following is a suggested schedule for using the Descriptions (39 - 44 in the Practice Instructions below) :
  24. Start by using the Description D practice instructions for the first month.
  25. Use Description E for the second month.
  26. Use Description A for the third month.
  27. Use Description B for the fourth month.
  28. Use Description A (again) for the fifth month.
  29. Begin using Description C and continue with it for one to four years.
  30. Once per month, as a reminder, for one practice session, use description A.
  31. After one to four years of practice, you may be so familiar with the practice, that Description F is all you need.
  32. Like any skill, the more you practice, the more skill you gain.
  33. The longer you practice the more enjoyable the practice becomes, after you have gained some skill in letting go.
  34. Some people will find the Abandon Release Method practice enjoyable from the beginning.
  35. Other people will find the practice easy and enjoyable only after many weeks of practicing everyday.
  36. You can make a recording of the practice instructions (Descriptions A, B, C, D, E or F) on an audio cassette or CD and then play them during your practice session, repeating the instructions on the recording after 30 minutes. Pause for one minute between each sentence when making the recording.
  37. Put the “do not disturb” sign on your bedroom door, turn out the lights, lay down on your bed.
  38. If laying down flat on your back becomes tiresome at some point, you can turn over on your side.

THE ABANDON RELEASE METHOD PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Description A: Shut your eyes. Relax your body. Now ignore your body. Let go of all effort. Let go of all sense of having to do something, as though there is nothing you have to do and nothing you have to think about. Letting go of all effort means letting go of all will and all desire as though there was nothing that needed to be accomplished or changed.

    Let go. Relax. Let go more. Relax more. See how far it is possible to let go. Let go of all thoughts. Let go of all feelings. Let go of all effort. Let go of everything except your awareness.

    Whatever thoughts, perceptions, images or feelings arise, let them go as soon as they arise or even before they arise. Do not follow thoughts, as though you had no interest in them. Let go of all your perceptions as though they have nothing to do with you.

    Continue to relax more and more. Throughout the practice session let go more, then let go even more and as the practice session continues see how far it is possible to let go. Relax completely. Let go totally. Release everything except your awareness.

    Letting go is giving up completely. Letting go is surrendering completely. Letting go is relaxing completely. Letting go is releasing completely. Letting go is letting go of all effort and all thought. Letting go is letting go of all feelings, desires and images. Letting go is letting go of everything except your awareness.

    The difference between falling asleep and the Abandon Release Method is when you fall asleep you let go of everything including your awareness. In the Abandon Release Method, you let go of everything except your awareness.
  2. Description B: Shut your eyes. Relax your body. Release your body. Relax all effort. Release all effort. Relax all your thoughts. Release all your thoughts. Continue throughout the practice session to see how much you can relax and release your thoughts, feelings and desires.

    Relax and release everything except your awareness. Relax totally. Relax completely. Release totally. Release completely. Continue to release and relax more and more throughout the practice session.
  3. Description C: Shut your eyes. Let go of all effort. Let go of all thought. Let go of everything except your awareness. Whatever arises, let it go. Relax, release, let go. Continue to relax, release and let go completely. See how far it is possible to let go of all effort and all thought. See how far it is possible to let go of everything except your awareness.
  4. Description D: Shut your eyes. Let go of all effort. Continue to let go of all effort during the entire practice session. Let go of effort more and more and see how far it is possible to let go of effort.

    Relax and continue to relax. Relax more and more throughout the entire practice session. Let go of all effort completely. Totally let go of all effort.
  5. Description E: Shut your eyes. Let go of all thoughts. If a thought arises, let it go. If another thought arises, let it go. Continue to let go of thought. Relax thought completely. Continue to release thought throughout the practice session. See how far it is possible to let go of thought. Let go completely.
  6. Description F: Shut your eyes. Let go completely. Totally let go. Let go of everything except your awareness.

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Michael Langford