New  Ilie Cioara's book Silence of the Mind
   WINNER of the INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2012 in the Poetry Inspirational category
   FINALIST in the INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2012 in the Spirituality General category


“This is a major contribution to modern mystical literature. Consider displaying this one with books by Eckhart Tolle, Krishnamurti, Teresa of Avila, Brother Lawrence and St. John of the Cross.”  Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

“Ilie Cioara can be compared to just a few: Rumi, Tolle but he actually is beyond what they have written in his simplicity of explanation and the experience of the poetry puts him in category by himself.”
Lee Petersen, The Way of Consciousness Radio Show

“This work stands independently of ancient traditions, well known sages, and the current nonduality scene. That is refreshing. This, and Cioara's other works, are among the finest books on nondual consciousness.“ Jerry Katz, Nonduality.com

“This distinguished author broadly follows the teachings of the great Sage, Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, and also has affinities with Eckhart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. I would strongly recommend this precious book to all those aspirants who are interested in and working for Self Realisation.”
Alan Jacobs, President Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK

Article in the Seer Blog 
Article about Ilie Cioara in Awakening Clarity
Interview about Ilie Cioara in Yogi Times

  
    "In the whole Universe, there is nothing static, dead or frozen. Everything, but absolutely everything, is in eternal movement. Even within the so-called still nature reigns the same intrinsic law of movement.

   Movement and newness, in  perfect interconnecteness, affirm themselves as uniqueness.

     In order to be able to encounter the newness of the aliveness in its movement, we must come out and greet it the same way. Thus, we don’t return to the past, to what happened, nor we project ourselves into the future, in pursuit of an imaginary purpose or ideal to fulfill.
  
     With a completely empty mind, we simply watch life as it unfolds. Nothing comes between us and the movement of life, in the form of images, opinions etc. Such a simple and direct meeting with the moment transcends us spontaneously from the finite world into Infinity.

     And just as quickly, like lightning, we detach, in order to be free again, and therefore completely available to encountering the next moment. Nothing is anticipated and nothing is accumulated from the lived moment.
     
     The purity, innocence of the mind is our constant companion, as each moment becomes an opportunity of creative “being”. Through this way of “being” - as pure Consciousness - we ourselves create a new world in which Love, beauty, compassion and kindness become a reality which positively influences the whole of humankind."


                                                                                           Ilie Cioara

            
            Excerpt from The Silence of the Mind 

        
                           The Power of Emptiness

       The "void" or " psychological emptiness" is a strange phenomenon,
       It appears spontaneously, in the pause between two thoughts,
       As the old thought ends its course and disappears,
       Its end is the gate, natural silence ensues.

       Insist in being with it, as much as you can,
       The mind is completely silent, we are attentive - a clear 
                                                                                          consciousness,
       All meanings, boundaries disappear – us and the Infinite are "One";
       Practically, we have a new mind – always fresh.


       Being in the pause – I become infinite!
       It separates two worlds. I leave the limited world
       And enter Boundlessness, through total melting;
       The whole being is calm – a constant sparkle.

       There is no time, no space – just everlasting Eternity;
       I move in direct contact with life, in a permanent present.
       I am Pure Energy, without motivations,
       The simplicity of existence integrates us completely.


                                                                    Ilie Cioara



        Excerpt from The Silence of the Mind
            
                 

      How can we free ourselves from the past and the future? It is all very simple! With a lucid, all-encompassing Attention, we will watch every reaction of the mind, without pursuing any purpose or goal. Everything we encounter in such a manner disappears and, in the void which appears spontaneously, an unlimited energy is available at our fingertips and we are able to understand the absolute Reality through a direct experience.

     In this state, we acquire a great sensitivity and everything that life brings forth in its natural flow is being regarded and appreciated with love and kindness. 
    Man is truly wise only when, detached from his selfish “self”, he is united with Infinity through non-action and an aware passiveness of the mind.

     This mysterious encounter is accompanied by simplicity. Once the past has disappeared, we are integrated in the now and, with a clear and lucid mind, we watch everything that comes as constant freshness from one moment to the other.
  

                                                                                          Ilie Cioara


          Excerpt from The Silence of the Mind
                                            
           




                                          True Happiness
             
           The moment we encounter true Happiness, we are in fact outside time and space. The “ego” – with its intrinsic duality – has completely disappeared.

            In that moment, the Sacred within us, also existent in the whole universe, becomes one “Whole” and a Unique movement, in a permanent renewal.

         Do we truly experience this union, or do we merely understand it intellectually? You alone can answer this question.

          Each human being – from the moment of birth until the moment of the so-called death – persistently searches for this mysterious Happiness. Unfortunately, most people make the mistake of searching for it with the thinking mind.

          Because Happiness has no motivations, It is not part of the limited world. Its nature is infinite; therefore the knowing mind cannot encounter It, or understand It, or imagine It.

            Happiness comes to us by Itself, and It envelops our whole being when the mind becomes humble and silent, as it has understood its inability to encounter the Unknown.

            Lucid Attention – with Its flashes – dissipates all the darkness, as well as the baggage of the dysfunctional mind.

            In the empty space of peace or no-mind, our being is extended into Infinity; in that moment, the Divinity within us reveals we are one with the Source of the Sacred. In conclusion, let us add that in the environment of “Pure Consciousness”, Happiness is present as a natural fulfillment and It is unlike anything that can be found in this perishable world.

                                                                                                                                                               Ilie Cioara


                          

            The Love dimension is known by different names: Truth, Reality, God, Immensity, the Infinite, Intelligence etc. The very meaning of the words which define it express the fact that this dimension has no bounds.

            In this dimension, no faiths, ideals, desires or any such similar ideas can exist, as they are encountered in the limited dimension. For this reason, in this wondrous climate there is no struggle, contradictions, confusion, pain, hate etc.

            Boundlessness cannot be comprehended by imagination or by thought; there is nothing we can say about it. We can only describe and explain that which our mind can encompass. In the face of Limitlessness, the mind is poor, completely unable to understand it. 
            
            In fact, the moment Immensity affirms itself within us, as a living state of the integral human being, the “ego” dimension and its limited way of expression does not exist anymore.

            There is not much we can say about the experience of living in the dimension of Love. Nevertheless, we will try to express certain feelings and states of being encountered in this state.

            In complete union with Love, we are perfect peace, we live total freedom; the very notion of “self” is missing, although we are endowed with a clarity and sensitivity of the mind such as we have never encountered in the limited realm of thinking.

            By melting with silence, we become that silence, equilibrium and harmony, free from duality: our being is extended into Infinity. Practically, by experiencing “psychological nothingness”, the “ego” disappears and, in its place, Immensity envelops us wholly and we become one with It. Integrated into the Great Cosmic Energy, we continue to exist as a state of superconsciousness.

                                                                    Ilie Cioara

        




           The Sacred or God is the Source of Life; It breathes energy and life into the whole existence. It permeates all and everything as Absolute Love. It has no beginning, It was not created by anyone and It will never die. It was, is and will always be immortal Existence, through Itself and by Itself.

            It contains both the quality of stillness, as well as that of eternal movement. It affirms Itself as Beauty, Kindness and limitless Love. It does not force, impose or compel anyone or anything, for Its patience is infinite. Both in the case of human beings, as well as with everything that exists, It does not impose Its authority or law, because in Its quality as Perfection It gives everyone freedom and, when needed, It helps the whole of creation satisfy its basic necessities.

            The imaginary individual mind cannot encounter It, in any circumstance, because the “ego” cannot encompass that which is all-encompassing. Separating from It or trying to understand It with the knowing mind are acts of impiety.

            Only the Sacred can affirm: “I Am”. The rest are and will always remain mere fantasies of the mind.

                                                                                               Ilie Cioara

           Excerpt from Life Is Eternal Newness 


   
             Encountering the Boundless

It is impossible to embrace and comprehend the
                                                    Infinite Universe
With the limited “ego”;
All is experienced in total silence,
Free from time – the being and the mind are newly born.

Thus, I am Immensity, in perpetual movement,
In Unity with the Whole – a creative structure –
I see, feel and act in perfect union with the Sacred,
I use language to describe Wisdom.

One with the Boundless, I am Happiness,
A divine gift, with no support in the thought process;
Happiness has no motives – a supreme satisfaction,
To which, consciously or unconsciously, each human being aspires.


                                                                          Ilie Cioara
                                                                       
Excerpt from The Wondrous Journey : Into the Depth of Our Being


                
     Creation is constant movement, eternal newness and absolute freshness. It never repeats itself, it is never static and it is never caught in the trap of time and space.

    The individual mind, no matter how cultured, has no access to the phenomenon of creation and cannot understand it, because the mind is always old and outdated. Each movement of this particular mind separates and limits. Thus, with such a mind, we will never, in any circumstances, be able to discover the mysteries of the movement of creation.

     Therefore, this ordinary mind must be silent! But how can we make it become silent? Only in one way: when we encounter it simply and directly, with the flame of Attention, without having any motives or ideals to accomplish.

     If the meeting happens in the right way, the mind becomes quiet - it becomes completely silent - and in that moment our whole being is detached from the known. From then on, the vessel of consciousness, thus emptied, is able to encompass and understand the newness brought forth by the movement of life.

     Therefore, a new mind, without limits and without knowledge; in its stillness, it is creative and through it, the person is always new and active. Such a mind, in a state of Pure Consciousness, creates radical changes in the structure of the ordinary man by its simple presence. 


                                                                                               Ilie Cioara

            Excerpt from The Silence of the Mind





       Perfectly conscious, I see the emptiness of this world directly and my mind becomes silent. I have no choices, not even at the level of understanding of this limited mind. In the silence that ensues, the mystery reveals by itself its secrets to us.
      The whole being expands to infinity. A light such as we have never experienced before envelops us and heals us. Out of time and space, we have a pure consciousness - in perfect union with the Supreme Being.

     All of these demonstrate that the alive within us is, in its essence, immortal. It has no beginning, no end, it never sleeps, being therefore always awake.

                                                                                              Ilie Cioara



           Excerpt from The Silence of the Mind
   





     Can thinking be silent, such as a flower, completely open, letting the beneficial rays of the Sun envelop her and still, when some form of communication is needed, to respond in a natural way with a wholeness of being?

     In fact, this is what life asks of us ceaselessly - to respond only when such a response is needed. The rest of the time, the being should be silent and watch in all serenity.


                                                                                                 Ilie Cioara 


             Excerpt from The Silence of the Mind

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