Non Duality

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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”. ……………………………………….. The words ‘I am’ are words.  The essence of ‘I am-ness’ is certainly not in the words. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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