The silent pointer beyond words

The harmonious functioning of the wholeness of being is compromised by a fixation with the intellect.  Words are given a value beyond their actual function through belief.  Belief acts as a filter which appears to alter what is actual into a fiction of mind.
For the functioning to reveal its harmonious potentiality it is necessary for all the senses to be open.  The habit of fixating on the intellect, as if it were the primary functioning is the most common error and the cause of a tremendous amount of misunderstanding, conflict and dis-ease.
The available intelligence is dulled down and the limited points of view bring on a display of an apparent endless series of narratives, stories of me and untold numbers of afflictive emotions.
You do not choose your feelings or thoughts.  It is all spontaneous and the belief that ‘I am doing’ something leads to confusion, lack of trust and uneasiness in being.  It is kept in place by the fixation on belief in being a separate entity, the ‘thinker’, the ‘chooser’ and the ‘doer’.  The fact that it is all a fiction does not dawn upon the consciousness, unless it is pointed out – because it is never questioned.
Our attention appears to be turned outwards and the source of our woes, belief in being a ‘me’, is not investigated. Everything registers naturally and we call that natural registering ‘being conscious’.  The consciousness is not limited to ‘thinking about experiences’.
There are umpteen ‘teachers’ offering ‘ways out’ and they are all fictional. They are all addressing themselves to fictional characters (in their own minds).  The foolish ego of the self proclaimed guru knows no limit – it is sheer ignorance on display for all to see.
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Being what you are is effortless

There are stories and legends about ‘enlightenment’ and most of them are serving an illusion of being separate.  The illusion of ‘grasping consciousness’ finally attaining ‘something’, a state of permanent bliss, or some other fantastical imagined state of mind has to be split wide open.  It is all a dream but the representatives who claim to be gurus or teachers do not point this out.  Why?  Could it be simply because they too are just aspects of the same dream?  The so-called ‘privileged position’ of appearing to take on the responsibility of delivering seekers out of the dream is an impossible task because it is all the content of Maya, the illusion of separation.
“No one can penetrate my world bewitching Maya” – Lord Krishna.  
It may be too shocking to recognise that no one can penetrate Maya.  No one!   No one! No one!    Even those who say they have penetrated Maya are just in the dream.   What is witnessed in spiritual groups is basically ‘monkey see, monkey do’.  The terms, the words and the lingo are learned, more or less by rote and the intellect then works hard to maintain the facade of being ‘someone who got it’.  The visible evidence of being someone ‘special’ is on display along with an underlying ‘note’ of angst.  It is all in the realm of Maya.
Equanimity is non dual.   Wholeness is non dual.  The awareness that is awareness itself is non dual.  There is no other awareness.  Awareness is not divided into states of mind. States of mind appear and disappear upon awareness.  Whatever you believe you are aware of in this instant is due to impersonal awareness.  To claim it as ‘my awareness’ […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Spiritual imagination is a dream

Falling for the temptation to dream of spiritual progress is very common.  It is the easiest thing to entice seekers into a realm of hope in a future time.  In the scheme of things, it is one of the biggest industries for ‘modern man’.  There is no such thing as spiritual progress in reality.  What is true is true – what is false is false (and the twain shall never meet).
To distinguish what is real from what is false should be easy but it appears to be quite difficult for most.  Why?  A biased point of view (the me fixation) distorts the view.
The simple act of watching the mind to see how it operates is enough to reveal everything as it is, so long as the bias is recognised and dropped.  Belief has no place in the actuality of ‘what is’.  
What is real is real.  What is false can never become reality.  
The imagined spiritual entity and the imagined spiritual destination, plus the path that the imagined entity believes and appears to travel upon is completely imaginary.
The so-called sacred journey of the ‘personalised identity’ through the mind is totally imaginary.  Nothing can exist without energy, so it is the energy of belief that keeps the illusion in place, or so it seems.  Protecting the personal illusion of ‘my progress’, on an imaginary path, which is believed to lead to an imaginary destination, is high maintenance, exhausting.
A madman may be picking cherries out of thin air or sitting on a stone wall in the middle of town with a fishing rod believing he will catch a fish.  Who would believe it?   Fact is fact. What is self-evident does not need to be explained. […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

The simplest pointers bypass the intellect

The intelligence that is available to all is not a separate thing located in different patterns, things or beings.  Just as all things seen are appearing or registering in the activity of seeing, the intelligence is not located exclusively in the instrument called the intellect.   The telescope is an instrument.  The eye that looks through the telescope is an instrument.  The eye cannot see the eye.  The concept of or about a see-er is a concept.  A concept cannot see.  Can a thought up ‘me’ see?   Who do you think you are?  Can that image of self, ‘me’, see or hear?  
Without doubt, seeing and hearing are happening!  What is remarkable is that it is all so very simple, clear and obvious without concepts getting in the way…. and yet we all fall for concepts and ideas that our parents, our society, our schools tell us.  We never stop to investigate if any of it is true.
What is true is always simple.  Reality does not need the support of any intellectual description or any experience dragged up from memory.
The word Being means, basically, the immediate presence of spontaneous energy, which is appearing as a life form or as a pattern, a thing. Being is not what was a moment ago. Being is not what might be a moment in the so-called future. Being is immediate. Be-ing. Present tense.
Now your own being, if there could ever be any such thing, is not to be found in memory or in imagination of a future time.  Being is now.
The words ‘I am’ express this being-ness and the words appear to be extremely personal. The person is a psychological image, a kind of mask, an interface between what […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The essence of self-aware consciousness – I am.

The Bodhisattva Avalokita, while moving in the deep course of Perfect Understanding, shed light on the five skundhas (the five functions or aspects that constitute the sentient being: matter, sensation, perception, mental formations and consciousness) and found them equally empty.  After this penetration, he overcame all pain.
Speaking to his companion:
“Listen Shariputra, form is emptiness, emptiness is form, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness does not differ from form.  The same is true with feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness”.

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The words ‘I am’ are words.  The essence of ‘I am-ness’ is certainly not in the words.  The words re-present.  Words are vibrations.  There is nothing in the words.  Words call forth images, pre-conceived ideas or notions from the PAST.  The past can NEVER re-present the immediacy of right here, right now.  This immediacy is spontaneously fresh and new. This so-called moment has NEVER happened before.  It will NEVER happen again.  This ‘moment’ has no beginning and no end, therefore it is unceasing.  Because it never started, logically it cannot end.  We all know this and yet we overlook it because it is an ever-present fact.  Differentiation attracts the attention to the changeful.  That which does not change is virtually impossible to re-cognise because it is no thing.  You cannot re-call something that is already here, now.  It can be re-cognised.  We re-cognise ‘something’ only because it has already been cognised prior to re-cognition.  The ever-present appears to require re-cognition only because we have put our attention on ‘something else’.  Being invested in objective ‘things’ brings an assumption of being a ‘subject’.  
“Duality is due to the see-er and the seen” – Siddharameshwar.
The see-er and the seen cannot exist as anything separate from the activity of […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments|

Too simple – no one recognises it.

Is there actually some separate being that could recognise anything?
The simplicity of the apparent mythical answer to the question about life, is not to be found in the mind.  Myriads of apparent individuals have pondered the great questions and mankind is no closer to a definitive answer than when the first man (or woman) ever contemplated the meaning of life.
Is there an answer?  It may well be there (in the mind) but it seems that the intellect cannot find it.  Is it possible that the intellect cannot find a definitive answer because the answer is not an objective ‘thing’.  Isn’t it life itself?
The river flows.  The water down stream knows nothing of the water upstream or the ocean.  No drop of water knows anything about being separate.   There is no separation in reality.  Only in the illusion of separateness does there appear any seeking for an answer.  That seeking is just an apparent seeking appearing like a mirage.
Life does not need to find an answer to explain itself.   The doubting mind is what looks for a reason for its apparent paradox of being and non-being.   Mind appears in awareness and awareness is being.  There may be an image of being in the mind….the image is not the being.  
‘To be or not to be – that is the question’ (Shakespeare).  Who is the questioner?   You ARE, before you think about being or not being.
“Let there be light”.   No one can get behind this self-illuminating, spontaneous being.
The problem remains as an unsolvable paradox – but for whom?  For the pattern of belief called ‘I’ or ‘me’.  Drop the reference point and see what remains.
Why do we miss the simplicity of […]

By |February 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Being identified with ‘I’ or ‘me’ blocks any true insight

Mirror like awareness.
Just as a mirror has no back to it and everything that appears in the mirror is empty and also empty of any volition, devoid of any separation from the mirror, awareness is similar.  The mirror is flat, basically it is two dimensional.  You cannot see the mirror!  The reflecting surface is full of reflection.  
Unlike the mirror, awareness has zero dimensions.  All dimensions appear within the scope of awareness.  Awareness knows nothing about time (in a manner of speaking).
Nothing appearing in awareness has any separate nature from awareness.  It is all awareness.  Nothing is what it appears to be.  This is why self-realisation is like realising one’s nothingness.  The mind cannot grasp ‘nothingness’.
There is nothing appearing in the mirror that has any separate nature from the mirror. Nothing is happening in or to the mirror.  
Take a close look at a mirror.  What is the mirror doing?   Nothing!   Recognise that.  Don’t just accept what I have written or what someone tells you.  See it.  Know it!  What is true is easy to see.  What obscures the acknowledgment of seeing what it true is due to the attention being taken up with the complexities of the mind.
The nature of the mirror is to reflect – and that is not a ‘doing’, as such.  The sun shines. The sun does not decide to shine or not shine.  In that shining, there is no knowledge of light or of darkness.  Oxygen is being transported around the body.  There is no knowledge in the oxygen and no intention in the oxygen to supply the cells of the body. Intelligence expresses itself naturally, as the forms appearing and as the apparent ‘directive’, which appears […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|7 Comments|

The disappearance of seeking

Seeking knowledge of your own true being is like an itch.  It won’t leave you alone until you know the totality of your aloneness.  No one wants to be nothing.
The resolution of non-existing problems about non existing things is impossible.  A mouse chasing its own tail in an effort to complete its own being is absurd but that is what seekers appear to do.  They are doing nothing in reality.
Silence, stillness.   Stillness, movement.  The core of all existence is a movement in stillness. Stillness is meaningless without movement.  
One can perceive the movement. The stillness remains unfindable. 
Stillness cannot be perceived, silence cannot be heard.
The hand that reaches for stillness cannot grasp stillness. The mind that conceptualises ‘awareness’ isolates itself in a realm of endless seeking.
Why do you look for awareness?  Are you unaware right now?
Wisdom appears as a simple movement of stillness. If one is identified with the movement, the stillness appears to vanish.  The body appears in empty space.  Being identified with the body, the emptiness appears to be obscured.   The mind is clear and empty.  Being identified with the transient content of mind, the clarity of empty mind is obscured.  
However, awareness cannot be obscured by anything.   You cannot postulate anything outside of awareness.  The moment the postulation appears, it is in awareness.   ‘Awareness of’ is not the naked awareness.
Words are useful.  By identifying with the words, their usefulness turns into a trap.
When we break it all down to what we are absolutely certain of, words fail more often than not.  
We call it the ‘full stop’. A little black dot. It appears at the end of a sentence, a paragraph, a text or a book. Some call […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Consciously witness responses in body-mind

Many get offended on behalf of an image in their own mind.  The ‘me fixation’ is the cause of all psychological suffering.  Without belief in the ‘me’, the fixation naturally dissolves. Nature flows.  A river will flow around thousands of obstacles and reach the ocean. The belief in ‘me’ is an unnecessary obstacle but no one investigates it.  Consciousness has no preference for this or that.
All phenomena ‘appearing to be’ is simply registering as is. Psychological responses are relative to states of mind and range from imperceptible to extreme pathological responses. Awareness is not divided into levels or parts.  Everything registers as is, including psychological responses.  By not referring any experience to the image of self (me), the relative nature of states of mind are known for what they are.
In the imagined ‘personal realm’, there may appear extreme emotional disturbances that rise up in response. They may appear as a kind of defence of an image, an icon, a symbol of an imagined self, a deity or a conceptualised god who is ‘out there’ somewhere.  Religious belief is no different to any belief.  A belief is never the actuality.  No definitive evidence has ever been found to support any ‘god’.  Without a large dose of faith or belief, one cannot entertain the concept of a ‘god’ on high.  The bottom line is: Belief is never the actuality.
If that ‘god’ or iconic figure is real and it is as holy as so many believe, how could that ‘god’ or iconic figure ever be threatened by anything?  Even the most extreme belief responses of those who rally against it amount to nil.
The absurdity of ‘My God is better than your God’ is plainly obvious.  The […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

No one but you

No one can ‘do it’ for you.  
Those who perceive entities (with belief) have not realised anything.
Through belief in things that are not, you have limited yourself by ‘creating’ a cage of belief.
The cage is composed of concepts.
What substance does any concept have?
The infinite potentiality is spontaneously ever present and no thing can ever put any limits upon it.
Nothing can limit the infinite nature of existence (or non-existence).
Presence and absence are infinitely entwined like a rope.  Space and content of space are the same.
For so-called ‘human beings’ the infinite potentiality, even though it is always present, is dampened down through belief in words and labels.
By simply removing belief, insights spontaneously appear.
So-called enlightenment is ever present – there for the taking.  But can you take it?  That is the crux of it all.
It is only erroneous beliefs that seemingly prevents self-realisation.
Infinity is already self-realising, as is.
Infinity does not need an agent.
The seeming activities of a false self-centre obscure the clear and obvious.
By simply investigating it, the self-centre reveals its non existence.
You are still present and aware.  But if fear of being nothing is believed in, the cycle of repetition continues.  The essence of all patterns is energy.
There is only one energy.
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Belief requires energy.   Nothing exists without energy.
Take the energy out of belief by focusing your attention straight into the space where belief is supposedly residing.  The locality will be found to be empty.
The common error is that even after a very clear insight into this, the mind will then construct a new belief.
Those who say they got it must be lying.   The belief that someone got it is completely erroneous.
All that happens here is impersonal pointing.   Those who see entities have not realised […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|