Non Duality

Only a series of words – the inner conflict (if any) is yours.

You live in a world of concepts, juggling ideas, words and fabricated meaning and trying to arrive at a conclusion that will satisfy your mind.  You have overlooked the fact that the mind is in constant movement and changes every moment.  You have overlooked the fact that a belief can never be real. You defend your beliefs as if they were a treasure worth clinging to. All of your opinions are clouded by your beliefs and are based on nothing but sensations from the past. You have not recognised that everything is a sensation, whether it be an experience of […]

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Be wise – investigate

The spiritual realm is certainly not what it appears to be.   Self-delusion is the common feature of most spiritual groups and religion alike.  Belief and faith are unquestioned gods to them all.  Ignorance parading as knowledge can only fool the unwary. The capacity of escaping from erroneous belief appears to be related directly to the degree of being sucked into the belief in being a separate entity.Those who question their beliefs do so only because some degree of freedom from belief still occupies some of their experiencing and it vibrates presently like the sound of a bell. Acknowledging the bell […]

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The ‘doer’ is imaginary

“You can do nothing. What time has brought about, time will take away. This is the end of yoga, to realise independence. All that happens, happens to the mind, not to the source ‘I am’. Once you realise that all happens by itself (call it destiny, or the will of God or mere accident), you remain as witness only, understanding and enjoying, but not perturbed. You are responsible only for what you can change. All you can change is only your attitude. There lies your responsibility”. – Nisargadatta Maharaj   ………………………………………………. To put it all in a nutshell, I can […]

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Not a religion – not a belief

Non Duality. The accepted meaning is: One without a second. It could not be simpler.  Some say it is too simple – it can’t be that simple! What is true is simple.  When investigated it merely reveals its true nature. What is true implies an order.   That which is false is unnecessary, complex and it fragments, it falls apart when investigated. As ‘you’ look out at the world, two reference points form. One is ‘I’ and the second is whatever is perceived ‘out there’. That is duality.  I and not I.   Me and not me.  Duality. What appears between […]

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Image-ing

We cannot imagine what it could mean to not exist. Non existence is no thing. This is why we cannot realise our true nature (as a thing) – and why we cannot find the self.   “To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago” – Michel de Montaigne. Everyone seems to want a method or a practice.  Reality does not practice anything. There is no time to practice in reality.  Everything is perfect as it is, in it’s immediacy. If you […]

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Genuine and thorough investigation

The self-realising principle (I am) requires no words, no sacred text, no doctrine, no system and belief is nowhere to be found. Some may ask why it seems so difficult to come to a clear understanding of ‘non duality’. Non duality is not a religion, not a belief system, not something that can be deconstructed. There are no parts and there are no particulars to it. Everything is That. That is everything. The ‘fact’ that you have to import your ‘self-knowledge’ from memory is a sure sign that it is nothing but imagination.  This salient point is overlooked by everyone, so […]

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Wisdom surfaces spontaneously

Mind is limited. Mind is time. Mind is me. With the mind one tries to realise that which is limitless. Failure appears over and over again simply because the limited cannot ‘become’ the limitless. Wisdom surfaces as intelligence discards the mechanical nature of belief in words and belief in belief. It is imperative to understand what belief is.  Belief is not a foundation for truth.  A belief is NEVER the actuality. So-called self-realisation is not the realisation of some person, someone, some body-mind. Self-realisation is the formless nature of intelligence itself. That which formed the body, brain, the language, THAT […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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