Non Duality

Nothing falls away except belief

There is a not so subtle difference between perceiving and seeing. What appears in the seeing is what we might call ‘what is’.   What appears in perception is what we might call ‘what appears to be’. The being-ness is not psychological.   The apparent becoming of a ‘person’ is entirely conceptual, psychological.  The interior is filled with ‘internal considering’ about everything and ‘people’ believe it is real.  It never was real.   We ignore the pristine clarity of non conceptual being-ness, the thoughtless reality of being and wonder why we are uneasy. You might notice a ball on  the […]

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The simplicity of what is

What is, is what is.   The nature of what is remains as it is and yet in the appearance ‘what is’ appears to be ever changing. In other words what is, is the basis of what appears to be.  What appears to be is what we can describe as ‘appearance’. A mirage is an appearance of water where there is no actual water. There appears to be an infinite foray of endless details to the appearance.  Take a microscope and look at the details of cells in a leaf.  Thousands of cells each containing millions of seeming parts and […]

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No merit, no demerit. Awareness cannot be an entity

Q:  Can you say anything about dense body energy and it’s sense of  mass appearing as a stuck self ? How to deal with mind/body contracted state? Thanks, F…… Reply:  Basically no one wants to let go of the ‘image of me’.  Why?   Because they are afraid that if they let go of that image (cease to refer everything to it) they will have no idea of what they are.   Nisargadatta says:  “There are no customers for this knowledge”.   (end quote) No one wants to be nothing.  Fear of being nothing keeps the illusion of being something in place. […]

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Self-knowing – self-illuminating

The mind divides everything up into parts and com-part-ments.   It does this through the use of words.   Belief in words is not reality.  In the actuality words or concepts cannot divide anything.  Knowing is not something in the mind.  Knowing is a natural resonance with what is. Belief is a mere vibration that is empty of resonance.  The intellect will follow the resonance in being, so long as the addiction to belief in ‘me’ is put in its place. If there is such a thing as mind, then surely it must be self-knowing mind.  The content of mind […]

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Intuitive understanding

Our true nature includes a pristine intuitive understanding and yet it functions naturally without being noticed (by almost everyone).  No labor or effort is necessary to reveal what is already so. The ‘reason’ for this obvious clarity of pure natural functioning (understanding) to be ignored is due to our ‘indoctrination’ to the habit of adhering to words and the constant narration about ‘me’.  We have become accustomed to believing that words are somehow real.   We do not notice that we add specific ‘personal meaning’ to words.  This habit must be put aside, one way or another.  The habit of belief […]

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Where is your attention now?

The attention is free to move anywhere.   Is it not?  The attention does not have a static point or location.   (Where are you seeing from exactly?) The ever-fresh quality of awareness (attention) is not noticed due to a habit of fixation on ‘me’ and the ever-fresh nature of awareness is overlooked by the fixation on ‘me seeking’ something that appears to be missing.  Nothing is missing, nothing is hidden and there is no secret knowledge.  There is no esoteric realm.  Ordinary everyday awareness is the overlooked gem. Awareness (attention) is not limited to time or dimension.  Awareness does not move. […]

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The bright side of the road

Many folks walk on the shady side of the road, unhappy with themselves and unhappy with many facets of their life.   ‘My life is not going so well’ might be a common phrase they repeat to themselves, even if they don’t admit it openly to others. On the bright side of the road, the light and warmth of life itself can be appreciated naturally. The phrase ‘the gift of life’ isn’t heard a lot in recent times.   The world appears to be focused on conflict and the media brings what seem to be endless reports from all around the globe […]

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Person is unreal

One of the clear pointers that Bob Adamson has been expressing for decades is that the ‘person’ is not reality.   You can’t expect to keep in tact the personal dream of being a person and abide as self-realization at the same ‘time’ except as sheer imagination. In effect, the belief in being a person is the assumption that there is a center called ‘person’, ‘me’ or ‘I’ and that it has some permanence, some private fixed point of view. It is constantly pointed out that an investigation is necessary.  The fixated ‘seeker’ complains and asks ‘Who is going to […]

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The basic problem

The basic problem is belief in ‘word’ (words). The wind does not tell lies.  The air does not tell lies.  The voice does not tell lies.   It is the believer that tells lies.  The one who knows for certain has not reason to lie and so a resonance suffuses the message. We add ‘personal meaning’ onto words and belief in that meaning is most usually not questioned.  As soon as it is questioned the so-called personal meaning dissolves. NO word is ever what it describes or points to.   As Bob Adamson says “You cannot drink the word water“. […]

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Part two of Self centeredness has many aspects

P writes: Gilbert, Thank you so much for the reply. I see that thoughts, actions, feelings, etc. simply arise. So if I am understanding correctly, the trouble starts when the mind says “that is me, I am this thing (thought, body)?” Then from there, other “things” that aren’t me are created. Does this sound correct? So the mind basically “creates” the appearances of the world by taking what is and labeling it this that or the other? When you say “be no thing, and see what happens,” do you simply mean see the mind’s limited identifications as just something else that […]

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