Still Already so.

You may fear that what you are will disappear if thought stops or if the idea of me disappears or is given up…. or if those habits of belief in the image of self should stop unexpectedly.
Why not test it for yourself?  Let the mind empty itself and see that this naked awareness actually remains as is.  Just as the sky is not composed of clouds, the simplicity of awareness is not composed of states of mind, thoughts, images, ideas or memories.  Such ‘things’ merely appear and disappear ‘upon’ this awareness.  Nothing that appears upon this awareness can ever actually obscure this awareness.  Belief that it does is due only to identification of ‘self’ with the obvious transient nature of what ‘appears to be’ (content).
The sky is the greatest teacher of all.   The sky demonstrates the basic nature of all phenomena, clearly and precisely.  Like all great principals of nature, it is not noticed, overlooked and even ignored.  The blueness of the atmosphere is absent at night.  The night sky reveals the vastness of infinite space (sky).  With no boundary to be seen anywhere and without a reference point to measure anything from, the universal ‘message’ is clear and obvious.  By focusing on one’s trivialities and personal dramas the unique nature of naturally resolving phenomena is missed. 
Awareness is ‘self aware’ – it is awareness and nothing other than awareness.  It is not limited to any ‘thing’ that appears or disappears.  One may witness many ‘things’ that appear and disappear.   What is, is not ‘some thing’ appearing as it ‘should be’ or ‘could be’ or how it ‘was’ or ‘will be’.  As is is always immediate.  Unlimited.  No time.  No past, no future.  As […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Already so

Contemplate your Spiritual Heroes for a moment.  
Before any of those so-called ‘great men or women’ appeared in this world, the natural perfection of pure being was ‘already so’.  
Words divide and separate.  Nothing can be added to consciousness.  Nothing can be taken away from consciousness.  The mind divides the oneness and then tries to add the conceptually divided, believing that something profound has been achieved.  All illusion of mind.
Words are pointers.  Words are empty…..just like a wooden signpost is empty of any special meaning other than its pointer.  The value of the pointer is in its accurateness but the goal cannot be found in or around the signpost.   Worshiping the signpost is a very common error.  No matter how glorified the signpost is dressed up with bangles and beads, the only value it has is in its accurate pointing.  
This wakefulness has not come along after some idea registered.  Ideas come and go.  The ‘self-knowledge’ of all the great sages came and went.  One must not confuse the pristine qualities of consciousness-awareness with any formalised being, great or small.  Being is spontaneous and the form that it appears as is secondary.  No separation exists in reality.
As each new individual (being) comes into this world, the nature of pure being is ‘already so’ already present (presence).  As each being leaves this world the ‘already so’ nature of pure being is present (presence) and in the pure reflection of a lifetime, it is obvious that nothing has altered the clarity of awareness.  
All of what you call your ‘experiences’ register in their own immediacy as a mind translation of sensations – a subtle narrative using learned words.  Without those learned words you could not say […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

Being is

Where are all the thoughts you had yesterday?
Where are all the thoughts you had last month?
Where are all the thoughts you had last year?

A lifetime of thoughts, up until right now, where are they now?

They have all disappeared.  You need to stir the mind to find any to re-call.

What would be a legitimate ‘reason’ for you to need to re-call any thought from the past to support your true identity?

Thoughts may spontaneously appear ‘about the past’ but the unswerving fact is that they all appear in the immediacy and nowhere else.  The so-called past cannot be brought back – you cannot re-live a single moment from the past. The past is not a place in space.   ‘Things’ do not disappear into ‘a place called the past’.  It is a conceptualised realm.  Now this is not some new thing to take on as a new belief.  You can prove that the past is insubstantial to yourself by asking ‘What past is there, if I do not think about it?’

The self-evident, pristinely clear ‘silent response’ is most obvious……but if your mind is crammed with grasping notions and self-centredness, the clear and obvious will remain hidden from view.

Through not knowing who you are, in not knowing your true identity, a habit of grasping for whatever supports the idea of who you think you are may block everything else out.

But look clearly into those ideas of who you think you are and recognise that they are all empty of any substance.  You exist, that is certain.  What you are is not so clear.  One can investigate but few do.

Recognise that the mind is clear and empty often.   It’s significance is like space.  You can’t see it and you […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments|

A belief is NEVER the actuality

The ever popular Urban Guru Cafe is still functioning.  
www.urbangurucafe.com
Take a listen if you have not done so already.
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The simple fact is that no one can teach what they do not know.
Thousands upon thousands of teachers and millions of followers appear and disappear in this world.  What is the result?   Isn’t it obvious that there is so little evidence of any true understanding of our own true nature in common man.  Spiritual paths are many and all are imaginary and full of erroneous beliefs, yet no one mentions anything about it. Belief has everyone convinced.  Contempt prior to investigation is the common mind set.
Politics and religion appear to be so similar in so many ways.
As soon as you join a political party, you exclude all the others.   As soon as you join some religion, you exclude all the others.  Whatever opening you may have to your own innate knowledge is immediately limited by the dogma of your political party or your religion.
All of the examples of so-called liberated individuals, down through the ages, were not members of some club or some spiritual collective.  One might say that they were innovators.  Some left a legacy of ‘pointers’ and yet the clear pointers are stepped over in preference for commentaries added by those who had little clear understanding. Why?  Because the clear pointers do not relate to a ‘me’ and it is most common that everyone is reading and listening from the ‘me perspective’.   
Suffering is energy in conflict with energy.  It has to be understood.  In understanding what suffering is, it is transformed into a tool for investigation.   Suffering is not a dull pointer.   It is sharp and accurate.  Suffering exposes the identification […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

You won’t find it because you never lost it

First off, you must recognise that your ideas about being separate are imaginary.   Your ideas about what imagination is are also imaginary.  All of your sacred ideas about higher realms of consciousness are mere gossip and hearsay.   Your spiritual heroes are without substance and are equal to your own reflection in a pond of water.
Speaking of the basics can sound mysterious or even esoteric. It isn’t.  We all innately know the essence of being.
The immediacy of this phenomenal appearance (world or universe) is energy appearing as an apparent field of finite patterns appearing in space (volume).  
The finite appears as the content of infinity.
‘Things’ appear as the content of consciousness.  Consciousness is no thing.  No one can define what consciousness is.
The appearance of ‘things’ is naturally and constantly changing.  There is nothing static in the universe.  Energy is a movement.  That which moves cannot be known as an object.  It may appear as an object but the essence is not seen.  The activity or movement is the knowing – not separate.  The universe is composed of entirely ever-fresh movement and there is no static point or thing that moves of itself.  The River flows constantly.  The evidence or trace of ‘things’ is an appearance and that includes the entire universe.  When you look at a star in the night sky there is no separation.  All registers exactly where it is.  It is all energy appearing like reflection, just like the reflections in a mirror – they are an appearance.  Nothing in the mirror can affect anything else in the reflection.  It is all empty of substance.  
One mirror, one reflection.  The reflections have no independent existence of their own and none can stand on their […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|5 Comments|

Carry that Weight

What’s New?   Hebrew version of “What’s wrong with right now?” – an excellent book of transcripts from Bob Adamson’s meetings.  The book is a complete introduction to your true nature through simple language and unswerving directness.  See sidebar for link.
AND:  POLISH voice over on a video of section of one of Bob’s meetings.  Katarina translated and recorded voice over.  See Video section to watch.
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“Boy, you gotta carry that weight…a long time” – (from a Beatles song)
Everything is perfect just as it is.  There is NO duality in reality.
The ‘story of me’ is a fiction. So-called ‘events’ in the past have no emotional content unless you refer them to the image of ‘me’. This profundity goes un-noticed by ‘members of society’, ‘people’ in general.
Knowing that, knowing that the image of me is just a transient image and that it is the cause of distorted perception, one naturally ceases to refer to it.   Why refer to a fiction when what is true is clearly obvious without going to the me of memory?   Present evidence does not rely on any past.
There is no actual ‘I’ that expects anything from ‘my past’ or from the so-called ‘me’.  A fiction is a fiction.  Period!

You are here, now.  Where is the boundary to ‘here’.   There is none.

Where is the now?  Did it have a beginning?  The present is the only actuality there is.

Some call this ‘enlightenment’ but I don’t call it anything.
You can call it LIFE.

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By |September 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|19 Comments|

Love

Love is light.
Light is energy.
Everything is light.  Everything is illuminated as it is.
The luminous nature of all things is self-evident.
Love doesn’t die or go anywhere. 
Love is the basic essence of life. 
Our love is eternal.

By |September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

Consciousness is spontaneous – uncaused

All of the concepts about ‘my existence’ are based on assumptions.
The mind is ‘me’.  The mind is memory.  The mind, even though you cannot find anything that you can call mind, is a realm of many, unquestioned, believed in reference points, all being displayed as ‘a seeming field of cause and effect’.  
It is all a fiction.  A belief is not a fact.
Consciousness cannot be the result of its own content.  Even the most (apparently) persuasive thought is spontaneous and without any ‘past’, without any cause or substance.  Assumptions and belief go hand in hand with delusions of self.
Without a thought or belief what are you?
 
This is an excellent quote from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:
“The entire universe contributes incessantly to your existence.
Hence the entire universe is your body.
Coming back to the idea of having been born: You are stuck with what your parents told you, all about conception, pregnancy and birth, infant, child, youngster, teenager, and so on.
Now, divest yourself of the idea that you are the body with the help of the contrary idea that you are not the body. It is also an idea, no doubt; treat it like something to be abandoned when its work is done.
The idea that I am not the body gives reality to the body when in fact, there is no such thing as the body; it is but a state of mind.
But here and now, through all your bodies and souls shines awareness……..hold on to it unswervingly.
Without awareness, the body would not last a second.
There is in the body a current of energy, affection, and intelligence which guides, maintains, and energizes the body. Discover that current and stay with it.
Find the […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments|

Resonance with our true nature

The word, any word, is not what it re-presents.
The word water has how many features or properties of water?
Nothing that represents something else is what it re-presents.  All concepts about consciousness are concepts.  They are not the pure consciousness.  They are content of consciousness – not separate from consciousness – they are expressions of consciousness.
Without any clear understanding of words, words cannot serve with clear communication all that well.
A lot of misunderstanding appears for someone attempting to assimilate into a new country (with a different language) as they struggle with learning the new language.  Many oddities in one’s own language will reveal themselves if you are trying to help someone learn your language.  You may notice many expressions, that you take for granted, that are not so clear.  If your grasp of your own language is not well grounded, you may not be being as helpful as you might imagine.  Just spending time with them may be more helpful than your efforts to teach the language.
No one can teach what they don’t know.
‘The Great Way’ is not difficult for those who have found their true nature.  Your true nature is the light that shines upon all things revealing everything as it is.  This is not belonging to any conceptual realm of mind.  Most, it seems, do not understand this.
With regard to understanding the nature of things, if your understanding is limited you will probably like to read the words of others and that is most likely a subtle form of seeking.
Many ‘teachers’ love to read the words of other ‘teachers’.  Some are like composers listening to the compositions of other composers, looking for inspiration.  No harm done. If they are genuine, then they are genuine. […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments|

The light of seeing is the fire of being

The display of consciousness is the fuel of consciousness. Consciousness is eternal.  
The fuel is uniform and appears as equanimity.  Undifferentiated fuel.  
It all burns.  Your experiencing right now is that fire.
The fire is eternal and the immediacy is consumed as the ‘display’ – which is fuel for the next moment. 
The display is forever changing on all scales of being.  The sun is self-shining.  Awareness is self-aware – self-shining.  The light by which you see and know is the fire of consciousness – commonly called ‘being’.  It is not becoming anything.  Spontaneously ever fresh and new.
 
This beginning-less and endless immediacy is LIFE – just as it is. You can’t alter it and the mind is slow – it can NEVER catch up.

Belief in ‘me’ is high maintenance for a believed in entity, which feels vulnerable – it needs support. It is NOT real.
The one who claims any state of being is only an appearance in the display of consciousness, which is completely consumed before the next moment.

Reality needs NO support.
It just IS.
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For the intellectuals:  
If everything is the content of consciousness, how can anything be the cause of consciousness?
What can be outside of consciousness?
Isn’t consciousness the eternal potentiality appearing as a spontaneous display with infinite variety?  Can anyone get behind that?   Can anyone go beyond that?
 Pure Being: Timeless in nature, it appears ‘as time’ and yet no past is ever created. 

By |September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|