No ‘out there’ – no ‘in here’

Ashtavakra:  “The man of knowledge (Jnani), though living like an ordinary man, is contrary to him and only those like him understand his state”. Upanishads:  “Fools dwelling in darkness, but thinking they are wise and erudite, they go round and round, by various tortuous paths, like the blind led by the blind”.  (Upanishads Nikilanada – Ch II – 5  P-14) All of the popular teachings, current today, are all using methods to improve the image of self, which is a self-referencing loop in the mind.  The teachings imply levels of consciousness and a means to go up or down these […]

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Light upon the ground of Being

‘Light upon the ground’ – artwork (click on image for closer view) The pristine clarity of naked awareness remains as it is. A mind that is bound by belief cannot know the freedom of natural spontaneity. Belief in the ‘thinker’ (a thought) is like a conceptual wedge driven into the natural oneness, appearing to divide the mind and its fabricated owner. Those who are motivated by ego cannot hide it. It is on display and there is no mistaking it. It is clearly obvious where they are coming from. The false can never become reality. Who can hide their private […]

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Seeing through everything

 Investigate your own translucent being Seeing is the registering of everything.   The natural world registers in the seeing-knowing.  Thoughts, concepts, images and sensations appear in the seeing-knowing.  What substance do they have? If this registering were not so, how would you know about anything?   Everything is registering prior to whatever the mind translates it into.  The mind, the so-called mind, is nothing but thoughts, images, concepts, ideas and memories appearing and disappearing.  It all registers precisely as it is. The actual registering is the seeing-knowing.  No Separation! Whatever the mind translates is also registering – like clouds in […]

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Love is not getting – it is Giving.

  Love is like a resonance in being. Love is spontaneously expressing without any need of the intellect. The love that most folk talk about can flip to hate in a second….it is dualistic, a form of slavery to images and ideas, needs and an appetite for intimate pleasure.  All of it is appearing to serve an imaginary entity, me. Once we get the intimacy we long for, we put limitations upon that which appears to be the object of desire.  We squeeze the living daylights out of it because we don’t want anyone to steal it away…. and so […]

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Certitude of Being

  What are you absolutely certain of? Labels are limited and words are only pointers.   Certainty is not a belief or a concept. The imitation of being is the illusion of becoming.   The ‘me’ is a label, a word representing what exactly? Belief in the real is unnecessary.  Belief in the unreal only appears to be necessary.  Without belief the unreal dissolves by itself. The ‘me fixation’ is an imitation of being, always secondary. The mind translates the experiencing.  Experienc-ING.  The activity of actual experiencing is always this immediacy, the naked and unadorned, that which is not limited by concepts or beliefs.  […]

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Everything appears in the Seeing.

Seeing-knowing happens through the entire organism – all of the senses are equal.   The intellect is a sense which, in a way, represents intelligence. It is intelligence but it is not the primary pure intelligence.  It is a tool, a facility which can be wisely utilised or the opposite, whatever that may be. Intelligence functions perfectly and naturally prior to learning words.  Once we take on words as devices of communication, it appears that we lose access to the pure intelligence that enabled the words or language to be learned.  Belief in words is probably the key factor why […]

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Recognition is spontaneous

  Recognition is spontaneous.  A circle, a triangle, a rectangle, the colour blue, all spontaneously recognised without having to think about it. Spontaneous recognition reveals that there is no choice-maker or thinker in the spontaneous natural state.   Thoughts appear in consciousness spontaneously.   Everything is clear and obvious. Email: Gilbert, I have a question. I like reading your pointers. But I suspect, though they dissolve ego temporarily, I still am not having a really penetrating look at this illusion of ‘i’, and therefore am still invested in self. Would I not be better off spending some time each day […]

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Who is free?

  The roots of language and the fruit of investigation Who is free? Who is in bondage? What is your true identity? Is it all hanging off a narrative?   Can the following possibly be true?   The solution to all of your worries may be too simple for you to recognise. Everything is sensation. You cannot postulate anything without a sensation because even the most subtle thought is a sensation. Basically sensation is a movement of energy. No labels come with the movement. Labels are added ‘after’ by the intellect. All labels and words have been learned. If we don’t […]

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KNOW what is present and actual.

  Where does it begin?  Where does it end? The Urban Guru Cafe Free podcast is being discovered over and over again. Have you listened yet? Click image above. Demystifying the spiritual mind game. The so-called ‘spiritual journey’ relies entirely upon images and reference points – all in the mind.  Who’s Mind?  Your mind?  My mind?   Is there such a thing as mind if you do not image it?  What form does it have?  What colour or shape? How can you get to any destination by walking upon an imaginary path….a path that exists nowhere except in imagination?  What […]

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NON DUALITY….is NOT what anyone says it is!

“The world is but the surface of the mind and the mind is infinite. What we call thoughts are just ripples in the mind. When the mind is quiet it reflects reality. When it is motionless through and through, it dissolves and only reality remains”. – Nisargadatta In deep space there is no left or right, up or down, no centre and no boundary. Where are you seeing from?  There also, there is no left or right, no up or down, no back or front, no centre and no boundary.    Close your eyes and empty the mind.  ‘Know the […]

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