What is the distance between the seeker and what the seeker seeks?
To conceive of distance in any way, apart from being an abstraction, one needs reference points to measure from.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. A line is one dimensional. A plane is two dimensional. A cube is three dimensional.
If the path of a seeker, already traveled, could be perceived as a visible trace-line, in time, it would be seen to be something like an overflowing bowl of spaghetti. If the seeker could travel a straight line, the seeker would have to know exactly what it seeks and where it is. Since the seeker is looking everywhere ‘outside’ of their ‘self’ – looking for their so-called ‘true self’, how can they ever find it? It is all inadvertence of attention (awareness).
The definition of a point is zero dimensions.
Since any line, curly or straight, between two points is only one dimensional it must be composed of an infinite number of points.
So, if a point has no dimensions, then a line of points must also be composed of no dimensions – and the line only IMPLIES an apparent direction, separation and of course, distance.
(All directions and all dimensions are in the mind)
You cannot divide the shortest distance between two points.
Since by definition, the shortest distance cannot be shorter, how can you divide it? You have to ADD something, a point between the other two points. That is not division – that is addition!
The path that so-called seekers imagine that they walk upon is only a conceptual path, it must be obvious that the one who walks on it is also imaginary.
The intellect declares ‘If there are two points – there must be a distance between them’.
The meaning of Non Duality…….is One WITHOUT a second.
There is no answer in the mind. Oneness cannot be divided. To divide it you have to ADD something imaginary. Cease to add the self-center reference point and the natural unity of all things is clear and obvious. Everything is Clear and Obvious as it is.
In the previous post, questions were posed. One in particular should have struck a chord with you.
Did any of the questions bring a pause in the thinking? Did any of the questions have an edge to it? Did you pass over the questions and onto the next line without blinking?
So much of spiritual seeking, NO, all spiritual seeking, is nothing but an ignoring of what is most clear and obvious. Being caught in a mind game of seeking is not going to free anyone. In the appearance of things, in the scheme of things, millions of so-called ‘seekers’ have fallen for replacing their own true nature with a search for identity, which can never bring any true revelation. Brief, transient experiences are clung onto and fed into an imaginary realm of seeking one’s own true nature IN THE MIND. It will never work! NEVER!
How can what you truly are be lost?
It is nothing but a belief. Get this! A belief is NEVER the actuality!
Belief in being a separate entity, belief in ‘a sense of being lost’ appears naturally, simply because that ‘sense of me’ is nothing but belief in an idea and its ground is in imagination….not reality. It can never be true. Just like there is no water in a mirage that can quench your thirst, the belief in me can never bring a total confidence. The ‘me’ is vulnerable simply because it is not real. Because the ‘me’ is not real it is susceptible to any influence that ‘comes along’. What is real is not fragile or vulnerable and what is real has no need to depend on any concepts, ideas or beliefs.
I will repeat the question.
Who is asking ‘Who am I?’ if it is not the same ‘who’ who seemingly wants to know?
The question should cut through the mental terrain of erroneous beliefs. However, it appears that so many cannot understand the simplicity of language. They don’t hear what is being said. What they ‘hear’ is their own reaction to words. They try to fit the new information into their old ideas, their old beliefs.
Nothing can be done to help those who refuse point blank to investigate their own beliefs. Reality is not a belief.
The Moon is made of cheese is a belief.
When someone joins a spiritual group or religion they are expected to take on a whole new set of beliefs. This is totally opposite to realizing one’s true nature, which contains and needs NO beliefs, no rules of behavior and no concepts whatsoever. True nature is wordless and silent.
Being a slave to a whole new set of rules and beliefs is encouraged by religion and spiritual teachers alike…..and you are asked to trust in some ‘future time’ of achievement. The point I wish to emphasize is that reality is not somewhere in some future time or in some past time. Where are yesterdays thoughts? In the past, in the particular past called yesterday? What past is there if you do not think about it?
Reality is timelessly, always and ever here, now. It cannot be anywhere else. The immediacy is not in time. Reality is not subjected to ‘time’. Space and time are appearances. What we call ‘insights’ appear as a cutting through of something. True insight has an ‘already so’ quality to it.
So, the task that one needs to address is to recognize what is false as false and cease to feed the false beliefs with any energy. In recognizing the false as false, then what is true reveals itself naturally. What is true does not need support from a mind. All the obscurations that ’cause’ so much misunderstanding are in the perception, not in the naked seeing.
Reality is not actually obscured by belief. Everything registers ‘as it is’ in the seeing-knowing prior to the perceptions of mind. Realize that no new (or old) beliefs are necessary.
No prescriptions are necessary. Perceived benefits from practices are temporary and anything believed to be a ‘long term benefit’ is only due to mind games and stories about ‘me’.
You do not have to worship some guru or teacher. No method or process is necessary to find what is real and true.
Methods and practices are perpetuated by those who have made a career out of teaching such methods and practices. They get a payback of some sort. It is quite obvious that practices like meditation are nothing but a way to quieten the mind and the effect has limited results. Sooner or later ‘the shit hits the fan’ and one is back in the thick of it. Booking another meditation retreat is not going to solve the problem. It is just another addiction.
The ‘system’ is biased toward laying the blame for poor results on the aspirant, not the ‘teaching’. In reality there can be no blame. In reality – ‘no harm done’ to anything or anyone. That ‘truth’ is unacceptable to the one stuck with belief in ‘me’.
Approaching reality or truth with a belief in being a separate entity is not going to work. Impossible! That is clear and obvious, even logical. Yet, so few can recognize that it is the belief in being a separate entity that causes all the confusion, the suffering and the apparent seeking.
A life time of seeking and all the problems of identity dissolve in one instant of spontaneous openness to what is.
If you ask the question ‘Who am I?’ and let the mind rest upon emptiness……the absence of an ‘answer’ is clear and obvious. The questioner disappears and naked awareness is self-evident.
The question ‘Who am I?’ is just a pointer. The value of any pointer is only ever in the recognition of what the pointer is pointing to.
You can only re-cognize something that has already been cognized. In the case of ’Who am I?’ the apparent gap between the questioner and any expectation of an answer dissolves and all that is left is the pure clarity of naked cognition.
Innately we all know - knowing is the basis of existence. You can say ‘I don’t know’ but to even say that, there has to be ‘knowing’……which expresses itself (in such a case) as a false declaration…’I don’t know’.
How do you KNOW that you don’t KNOW?
Who is asking ‘Who am I?’ if it is not the same ‘who’ who seemingly wants to know?
Many ‘teachers’ carry on about descriptions of ‘energies’ in the body and they talk about ‘love’ as if love was something objective, something that they know about and that they will ‘teach’. Some of these ‘teachers’ make up elaborate stories with implied meaning that is quite obviously imaginary. Some invent ‘labels’ like ‘The pain body’. There is no such thing existing anywhere! The confused seeker, looking for help, gets none. Being a fixation on me, the so-called seeker loves such labels like ‘pain body’ because it gives them a conceptual infrastructure to compose new stories about ‘poor poor pitiful me’. Many teachers and seekers alike talk about unconditional love as if it was something to aspire to. Contrived mental gymnastics will never ever turn into anything genuine.
The dualistic nature of mind cannot know what love is. It can only understand love in the pairs of opposites. Some say the opposite of love is hate and some say it is indifference. Who is right? None of them!
Love is light and light is energy. We all love to be and this loving to be is as natural as the sun shining. When someone loves you, you KNOW it by the ‘love light’ in their eyes. That light may have different subtle shades to it. A mothers love is different to a lovers love (light in the eyes). Love is love.
No one can teach what they do not know. Many teach nonsense just because the audience swoons over the utter spiritual bullshit that is popular to those caught up in the dualistic notions of feeling separate.
Separation is a concept. The sense of separation can disappear with a single insight. It disappears simply because it is merely a conceived notion, seemingly backed up by years of belief and habits of emotional ‘buying into the story of me’ along with the associated memory sensations that re-appear from the belief (habit).
Energy in the body is energy – always fresh and new. The movement (energy) appears as sensation. If you do not add psychological meaning to the energy patterns, they will move on. If you refer it all to an image of self (me) then that energy will leap into ‘story time’ and a personal problem will appear to take over. All experiences come and go. If you let them come and go, insights into their true nature will bring about a true understanding.
So long as you buy into the ‘story of me’ then that habit pattern will rule you like a dictator.
As Nisargadatta pointed out: “The mind is a good servant – but a bad master”.
A photo of a galaxy taken from the Hubble Telescope.
Cosmic Consciousness displays itself in trillions of ways and appears as an infinite number of ever-moving shapes and forms. Similarly, atoms appear to be based on the same principles. Macro and micro expressions are appearing in the same boundless space. There is no static point anywhere to be found.
Our true nature is self-aware. Awareness is self-aware. Subject and object are conceptual… and belong to ‘mind’… not to reality. The spontaneous nature of what appears is seemingly hidden from view by what we call ‘time’. Everything registers spontaneously, instantly and the apparent ‘time’ that the brain takes to ‘process’ the instantaneous registering does not in fact inhibit the spontaneous nature of existence. Nothing can inhibit it because in essence it is no thing.
All there is, is Consciousness, naked awareness, naked wakefulness.
This wakefulness is not a choice to be made by an individual…..It is presence-awareness….and has no beginning and no end. You can spend your day going about ‘your business’ and a natural understanding is present and yet it is taken for granted, not even noticed as anything significant. You know what everything is, as you walk through the city or wherever and however you ‘spend your day’…..and in that activity you do not have to stop and work out what something is. The road, cars, buildings, people, birds, trees and a million other so-called ‘things’ are known instantly and naturally without having to wait for a label or word to appear in the ‘mind’. Conceptualizing about the names of things is secondary and that activity, if it appears, it also appears and disappears spontaneously. Leave it as it is.
Concept and thought are subtle vibrations, appearances. Thought appears to create volume and duration (space and time). Nothing is separate from awareness – everything is awareness. Thought is a subtle expression of awareness. There can be nothing outside (or inside) of awareness. You cannot conceive of anything outside of awareness or outside of space. You dream of something inside awareness and call that ‘me’. No one can have a concept without words or images. Within the so-called scope of awareness, the appearance of things is content of mind and mind appears upon awareness. Awareness is primary and mind in its true nature is no thing, clear and empty – infinite. (You cannot find ‘mind’)
Spoken word spontaneously appears to extend the subtle vibration of thought into sound. Sound is a vibration. Volume of sound appear to create atmosphere (space). Turn up the volume and the atmosphere appears to spread out (appears to make space). A symphony appears to create a world within ‘the world’ and yet both are not separate – both are appearance only.
You cannot get between a thought and that same thought appearing as spoken word – because they are spontaneously one and the same. You cannot get behind awareness. There is no light behind consciousness or awareness. Awareness has no inside or outside, no in front or behind and no direction – no time. If it had a direction it would be omni-directional.
There is no entity to divide anything and no concept can divide consciousness (or awareness, if you prefer that word). All concepts can ‘do’ is appear to divide themselves. This is the crux of it all.
The seeker is a concept of seeking. It can never become anything but what it is. It cannot become a finder!
The mind content cannot ‘do’ anything. The mind content may appear to correspond to ‘deeds happening’ but there is no ‘doer’ – except as a concept.
In the actuality of what actually is there is no entity that is asleep and there is no entity that can awaken.
Beliefs and mind obscurations that are disappearing give the impression of something waking up. Insights are simply fresh impressions devoid of whatever was obscuring the view, previously, in the appearance of mind (time).
Despite what all the popular ‘teachings’ say, there is NO awakening.
In the scheme of things, seekers are dreamers and dreaming of ‘waking up’ is very popular and in fact it is a multi-billion dollar disorganized industry. ’Teachers’ of dreams, dreams that they call ‘a teaching’ resist all suggestions that the teaching is nothing but salesmanship in action. They obviously believe in their own bullshit! Amazing.
To imply that there is an entity that can awaken is just a dream perpetuating itself – in so-called teachers and seekers.
There is no need to purify the mind or body.
Speaking in general terms, terms that are bound to upset a few, Spiritual groups and Yoga classes today are popular activities full of vanity and self-love. Health benefits are possible but the self-centeredness just turns it all into a circus of egoic clowns. The attitudes of ego competitiveness is masked by a shallow ‘nice person persona’ that is as transparent as glass.
Despite all that……Consciousness is pure just as it is.
Consciousness is all inclusive. All there is, is Consciousness. Everything is consciousness – but that is not something that one uses as an excuse to justify the bullshit story of someone pretending to be spiritual. Who is fooling who?
Worship no thing.
If you must worship something, then worship the ‘life essence’ that you are. That is the intelligence beyond language and cultural differences.
Be warm towards yourself. Stop beating yourself up with concepts. Stop punishing the body with ridiculous practices. Stop seeking what you believe in and acknowledge your own true nature.
Beliefs have no substance. Concepts have no substance.
You are not an entity that is asleep and needs to wake up.
‘Awake’ is just another word for awareness. You can’t possibly believe that you are unaware right now, surely!!!
Awareness is. Awareness depends on nothing!
The intellect is an expression of intelligence and on its own it knows nothing! Without awareness, or intelligence-energy, the intellect does not exist.
The intellect when governed by self-centeredness will turn on itself and betray itself through doubts and illusions of mind.
It seems that seekers get some idea of what awareness is and they go looking for it. They fail at every turn.
The various concepts one may have about what awareness is are just concepts – all of which appear nowhere except upon or in awareness. They, just like anything else, cannot appear anywhere else.
The mind divides and separates (in imagination) what can never be divided or separated – All conceptual divisions are, of course, nothing but groundless, transient conceptualizations.
Non-conceptual awareness is thoughtless reality – wordless and silent – pure being. Pure Intelligence.
Intelligence allows language to be learned. Every word you use has been learned.
The natural state is wordless – pure intelligence – silent and boundless.
Without awareness there would not and could not be any concepts at all.
‘You’ as a believed in ‘entity’ cannot ‘get behind’ awareness, the simple activity of knowing.
What you truly are, whether you know it or not, is pure being, pure knowing.
Without thought what remains? It is clarity of mind, no mind, pure intelligence.
What substance does any belief or concept have?
Do not pass over this too quickly.
Q: I keep thinking that there is something missing in me and that is why I don’t get the message clearly. My conditioning seems to preclude access to the present clarity, which must be obvious, yet my mind clouds up the view. I want to find my true nature and that is the most important thing for me now, more than ever before.
G: Your true essence, which it seems that your mind is trying to find is the ever-present actuality of what you always ARE. It is silent, word-less and real. The definition of reality is that which never changes. Your true nature has no substance that one can touch or sense as an object because it is not an object nor a subject. It expresses itself through the mind as the primary thought/feeling, as the words ‘I am’ – existence. It cannot be denied or negated.
Q: Thank you, I don’t know what you said, but it hit home (like a punch in the gut) and tears started pouring down my face. Thanks so much for responding so fast. I never expected it! I will read and re-read what you’ve said, plus the recent posts on your site.
Since writing to you, I have felt a new spark of aliveness, a lightness of step. I didn’t realize it, but it has been, until recently, as if I was wading through thick mud, one step at a time. Thank you.
G: The ‘me’ is resistance to ‘what is’. Hence the sense of wading through mud. ’I’ means basically ‘identity’. ’Am’ is the verb ‘to be’. It is the immediacy of being expressing through the mind as words. A translation of the senses and sensation. The sensation of ‘I am’ is the first sensation sensed. The first impressions of being is wordless. Space is the first ‘thing’ that appears in the seeing. The eyes appear in space. The fictional ‘me’ is conceptual, a story….and is secondary – it is vulnerable simply because it is not real.
All the searching for stability for the ‘I’ is conceptual – due to the sense of vulnerability of the ‘me’, which is basically a story or narration about a self-center. Any experience or concept that appears must also disappear – so any apparent stabilized or otherwise ‘state’ that appears to be established can dissipate in an instant. Why? Because it’s foundations are merely conceptual. The nature of all that appears – ‘the appearance of things’ is to appear and also disappear. Whatever is ‘given’ will be ‘taken away’.
Only what is real can remain as what is real. What is not real can never become real. You are not what you think you are. What you are is reality – therefore that can never be lost. You are THAT….What is-ness….as it is….no matter what the mind puts upon that.
Your true nature does not appear as a ‘thing’ simply because it is not a thing – and that is why you cannot find it. It is no thing. You ARE THAT and there is no need to take even one step in any direction to find your true nature.
THAT is seeing, THAT is knowing – it is not the fabricated ‘me’ that sees or hears. The concept ‘me’ cannot see or know anything. The ‘me sense’ appears and disappears and therefore it cannot be what you are.
If you breath out and let the mind be silent for a moment, the natural state may well be noticed AS ‘I am That’, the natural clarity of being – non-conceptual being-ness. Knowing and Seeing that the me is not real is natural freedom from mental games about identity and freedom from psychological suffering.
Realizing oneself is not a matter of ‘doing’ something….doing some sadana or practice. Such activity will only ever obscure the clear and present evidence of the natural state. Realization is not an event in time and it is not a doing of any kind. It is not ‘someone doing something’ – it is ‘pure being’, prior to the idea of being ‘someone’. The ‘person’ is not reality!
The implied entity obsessed with becoming something other than what it is, is a kind of madness.
Recognize that there is NO becoming in Being.
What is, as is, is Being. Whatever you appear to ‘do’ will only have an apparent transitory ‘result’ and frustration will pop up again and again if you invest in the common ‘advancing soul’ concept. Belief in me is the problem. See that like so many others, you have probably set up some belief in a concept of a conceptualized state of being, which has been presented as the prize to be claimed in the future….and it is all concepts taking place nowhere other than in the ‘mind’. Look at that ‘story of me’ closely and recognize that it just a spontaneous private narrative, a habit… and recognize that it has no substance in the immediacy, other than a subtle vibration…..and so once it is seen clearly the energy will cease to flow into it in the old way.
You cannot find the narrator ‘me’ because it is just a spontaneous appearance of concepts, subtle vibrations, thoughts, images and ideas.
All there is, is this immediacy right now and this beginning-less and endless ‘now’ is LIFE. Life is spontaneous, forever immediate, as is, before the mind alters it conceptually.
Why do ‘people’ look for the meaning of life as if it is contained in experiences? It is clearly obvious that all experiences appear and disappear within the expansive timelessness of life….like a dance of atoms, like flames appear upon fire. No separation. All is THAT. It is all consciousness. Nothing can possibly be separate from consciousness.
Delve into the immediate livingness, be conscious of this consciousness and find the core essence of your natural being, which is like space – not a thing!
Do not go with the mind’s tendencies to translate everything into a narrative (the story of me). That is all conceptual and is imaginary ‘becoming’.
Remember your true nature is not some ‘thing’ that is located in a mind. It is silent, word-less – it is reality, pure being, existence itself.
You cannot not be that.
Obsessions with ‘me’ block the natural open nature of consciousness due to mere belief. Belief in NEVER the actuality, it is an illusion of mind. In the actuality consciousness cannot be blocked by its own content. So the blockage is an illusion that only needs to be recognized for what it is.
The ‘story of me’ is always about the past (a dead image of self) or the past mixed with imagination about the future. Fear is always about the future – what might or might not happen. The story of me cannot withstand the actual immediacy of non-conceptual awareness.
You must find the courage (already in your true nature) to cut through the belief in being a ‘psychological sufferer’ commonly called me.
No one can do it for you. In having the courage to be nothing, naturally one sees that one is not the content of mind, not the ‘story of being a suffer’ – ‘Woe is me’……and being ‘out of it’, even if only for a brief moment, has a profound taste of natural freedom, which cannot be described.
Because it is beyond words, as a messenger, all that one can do is ‘point’ using words, diagrams and gestures.
(for the seeker) Due to the belief in the ‘bondage of self’ that belief appears to have a vice grip upon consciousness – but that is impossible. It only appears to be inescapable for the one who has not cut through the belief.
The so-called bondage has (seemingly) ‘come about’ through belief in words. (In the beginning was the word)
So, naturally, the ‘situation’ requires an earnestness and an uncompromising investigation into the apparent ‘identification’. Any compromise will lead you back into the ‘muck’.
How can someone else ‘do it’ for you? Impossible. You cannot see through someone else’s eyes!
Worshipping a guru is a denial of your own natural state. Adoration of teachers and gurus is therefore a very ‘slow path’ and like a snail, adorers of gurus slide along their slippery imaginary path, going in some conceptualized ‘direction’, which is nothing but conceptualizing in their own minds. Resistance to the un-compromising message is the self-centered obsession (me).
Everything appears in the seeing. The see-er and the seen are appearances in the seeing. What is seen is not separate from the seeing – yet in the ‘realm of belief’ we construct an artificial architecture with concepts and belief in those concepts. It is all Maya – the illusion. Seemingly so seductive, Maya appears to resist being deconstructed. The ‘dance of Shiva’ (The dynamic aspect, Shakti (movement), dances for Shiva (stillness), and thus appearing to create the world of phenomena) is an appearance in or upon the static aspect of awareness (Shiva) and that unchanging nature (Pure consciousness), just like space and what appears in space, is not altered or affected by the movement (the dynamic expressions of consciousness). All is seen without identifying ‘one-self’ with it. The immediacy is both stillness and a movement upon that stillness – not two.
Q: Do you think you could convince me that I don’t exist?
G: Impossible. You are existence itself, beyond denial. You are not how you think you are.
Q: I am sick of the way I think I am. Who’s sick of it? Me damn it!
G: Pause a thought and where is the problem?
Q: Ah! Blessed stillness. Even if only for a moment.
G: The ‘me’ is a concept-image. It cannot think or know anything. (How can a word, an image or a concept ever think, conceive or feel anything?)
Q: Yes. My me agrees!
G: The ‘me’ cannot agree or disagree! The ‘me’ only appears to have the capacity of seeing and knowing something because it is so closely aligned to the actual intelligence, out of which all concepts spring forth. All the stories about a (me) non existing entity – is nothing but a story of me. All of it is nothing but conceptualizing – secondary, content of so-called mind.
Q: Okay. I can see that the me is false. I cannot measure it or weigh it. All there is, is the entire universe unfolding in the eternal moment. The ‘me’ is a mere afterthought that has no bearing on anything. All of it is beautiful. But how does suffering subside?
G: (Believing that ‘I am caught in the belief’ blocks the natural open view) Seeing, clear seeing, is the ‘way out’ of the ‘bondage of self’. You must actually SEE that the suffering never started! (To recognize that you have cease believing you are the secondary content of mind and BE the primary, the immediate wordless experiencing of this timeless space-like awareness – beyond mind content) The ‘me’ is just an old un-investigated habit of mind, a story.
To go beyond it….. is as simple as pausing thought for a moment. The story disappears. The infinite nature of mind (no mind) is non-conceptual. (Because the insight is so brief, in most cases, one does not recognize the significance of what the insight indicates)
Q: There is part of my mind that does not really stop when I do that exercise. That is the part in the suffering loop. It seems to churn away subtly even when the rest of my mind goes quite still.
G: (We divide the mind conceptually into ‘parts’ where there are no parts.) The cutting pointer is ‘where are you seeing all the activity of mind from’?
Q: Yes, that helps.
G: So in that clear and empty space where the seeing of ‘any activity’ is happening, there is infinite clarity – an absence of suffering. (The suffering has not ‘started’ and that is where the full stop must be applied. Then the story is seen for what it is, if it appears to assert itself again.)
Q: Yes, that space is already complete.
G: So. That is where your true nature IS. (Put your anchor down right there!)
(One glimpse of what is being pointed out will show that all the conceptual mind constructs taught and perpetuated by modern so-called ‘teachers’ is based entirely on belief and not on the actuality – it is all belief in mind content – belief in concepts. You have to accept, believe and ‘belong’ to the ‘teaching’ and that is nothing but separation and in most cases elitism.
There is no answer in the mind – belief in any concept will divide into more concepts, ad infinitum.
Mind content CANNOT see or know anything.
The patterns that appear as body and world cannot have the capacity of knowing – because the knowing is beyond the patterns. All patterns are an expression, without cause, without effect. Awareness is timeless – mind is time. The patterns (objects or mind content) only appear and disappear within the infinite scope of cognition – knowing.
There is an ancient saying…. ‘The sum of all the parts is not equal to the whole’.
The sum of all concepts, be they from the so-called past, present or future, can NEVER amount to the wholeness of what is. They are no thing – emptiness appearing as subtle forms – energy patterns. It is all light. Self-illuminated being-ness – as is. Ever changing in appearance yet never changing in essence.
The air in your lungs is not separate from the atmosphere of this planet.
Every breath you take is taken spontaneously without some entity asking permission to take it. You, as an apparent separate being are entirely within the totality of BEING and as that so-called individual, you are composed of the elements of this planet (and space) and you are being breathed by the atmosphere – you are being lived by Life itself.
How can you ever consider that you could ever be separate from Life or the elements, air, water, earth space? Belief in being a separate entity was learned. Every word you use was learned. Intelligence was present every step of the way and without intelligence, the intellect is just a mechanical movement.)
Is the seeing distorted by the thoughts?
Does the seeing get all corrugated?
Just be the seeing.
Effortless effort. The seeing is already happening, already so.
(No matter what anyone says, be it a guru or religious leader….. or the postman…….nothing said can distort the actual seeing-knowing. As far back as you can remember, the seeing has been the same seeing. The content has changed and the body has changed. Everything is fresh and new and it all appears in the fresh and new seeing-knowing)
Bob Dylan lyrics from ‘When you gonna wake up?’ song.
You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep!
When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?
Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts etc…etc. (end of quote)
The fragility of all things unreal does not change. True strength is in the unchanging….the true nature….the certitude of conscious being.
The natural world is NOT relative to ‘me’. That simple sentence just about sums up the ‘problem’ for all seekers.
There are two trees is The garden of Eden.
The Tree of Knowledge…..
….and the Tree of Life.
The natural world is not composed of words or language. All creatures express their own natural sounds and those sounds (vibrations) communicate naturally. The intellect interprets so-called meaningful sounds into words and concepts. Language and added meaning is secondary to the sounds, the signatures of nature. The capacity of ‘reason’ is naturally occurring but belief is diverse and secondary. Belief is never the actuality.
The signature of all things is their expression, the expression of their natural state of being, as is, before analysis.
We ‘humans’ tend to ignore the simplicity of ‘what is-ness’ and focus upon the status quo (intellectualized notions about nature). We take the mere labels and words, reflections upon nature, as if they were reality. We believe what we think is real, is real and do not question its validity. Therefore the status quo view is most usually upside down and back to front. Natural insight and wisdom are now so rare, it seems that no one knows what ‘insight’ and ‘wisdom’ mean. No wonder mankind keeps stuffing up the natural order.
What we believe is profit (for a few) is really a damnation of inescapable debt (for all), in the appearance of things. Drama, revolutions and unrest is common throughout so-called modern civilization. Religion is used as an excuse for violent behavior and backed up by an absurdity…..’God is on our side’. How can anyone validate such nonsense? They can’t and so they have sleepless nights and punish themselves with self-righteousness mixed with guilt and constant aggressive behavior. Then they kneel down to pray.
The status quo or the consensus reality is not reality and no amount of philosophy or word laden bullshit will ever turn intellectualizing into anything real, except as what it is….a mere reflection in mind. Just because a thousand people agree that something is real does not make it real. The definition of reality is…….. that, which does not change.
What stands before your eyes is the natural and expansive nature of phenomena and every fraction of it is light reflecting off or radiating from apparent surfaces. (The Sun radiates and the Moon reflects.) Spontaneously self-illuminated reality appears as phenomena and its true nature is only seemingly obscured by the labels (words) and intellectualizing.
The simple fact is that the content of mind appears and disappears upon ‘that’ which never changes. You need to discover what ‘that’ is. Not so that you can flaunt it as ‘knowledge’ or pretend that you are enlightened. The certitude of conscious being has no interest in mind games or pretending to be anything other.
Even the dullest mental nonsense is illuminated by the light of consciousness.
One factor is inescapable and it applies to everyone, no matter what station they believe they occupy in the ‘world’ and that is this: A belief is NEVER the actuality.
The natural world is NOT relative to ‘me’. That simple sentence just about sums up the ‘problem’ for all seekers.
Skype sessions will be available soon. One to one and small 3-4 or 5 member group sessions. Contact email address above for details. Only those who are willing to drop their story of me need bother. I am not going to waste time de-briefing seekers who are full of spiritual bullshit, perpetrated by some fancy friggin’ guru.