Don’t believe it – know it!

Don’t believe what anyone tells you regarding possible attainment or anything about higher states of mind.

Ordinary everyday awareness is the core essence and that is what the seeker overlooks constantly due to the attention being focused on seeking something that is not actually anywhere.  Seeking stems from a sense of lacking something.  You are complete irrespective of whatever concepts of lacking you may believe in.  The totality expresses as everything and everything is the totality – one without a second.  There are no parts that can be separate, except conceptually and a concept has no separate existence from the activity of knowing.  The activity of knowing is THAT and cannot be anything other than THAT.

‘Teacher trap’……Getting attention from others because they think that you have something they don’t have is like an addiction to feeling special.  Common enough.   What is pleasant turns into a kind of living nightmare for so many so-called ‘famous people’.  Their privacy disappears.  They have to go to remote places to find some peace away from the attention of others – to taste being ordinary again.

In extreme cases the so-called famous important person (Politician, Film Star, Author or guru) Is not permitted to wander about, be alone, except in specific conditions, drive a car, cook a meal (fear of being poisoned) or walk down main street shooting the breeze.  It is a lot like being someone in protected custody.

So, if you hanker after the attention of others make sure it doesn’t get out of hand.

You might want to be ‘enlightened’…’real bad’.   It is all a sham and even if you convince a large group of folk that you are enlightened, they will crowd your space like flies around rotting meat.  All wanting that imaginary state of mind that you know in your bones is nothing real.

Ordinary everyday awareness is functioning without any fuss or bother.   But as soon as you conceptualize ‘awareness’ the mind runs off down old tracks of belief.   Getting this ‘message’ across to anyone seems very tricky, not because it is complicated but because it is so simple everyone misses it.

Wakefulness is not a transient state of mind.   All states of mind come and go upon the wakefulness.  It is already ‘with you’ as an aspect of what you are – and the only thing that appears to hide it is belief in concepts, words and images and these are what the ‘me of memory’ is composed of.  Look for the me and it is not to be found.  All you find is a network of concepts, ideas and images and in that vague pattern there is no fixture, no point where it begins, abides or ends.

What seems to be extremely rare is actually the common ground of all sentient beings.

Nowhere to go and nothing to get.

Re-cognition is a seeming ‘moment’ of naked cognition.

Everything appears in the seeing.   You cannot separate the seen from the seeing.   One without a second.

 

Recapping:

Belief can never truly obscure the obvious.

Ordinary everyday awareness is the core essence….functioning without any fuss or bother.

Wakefulness is not a transient state of mind.

All states of mind come and go upon the wakefulness.

What seems to be extremely rare is actually the common ground of all sentient beings

Re-cognition is a seeming ‘moment’ of naked cognition.

Everything appears in the seeing.

You cannot separate the seen from the seeing.

One without a second.

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The belief in me occupies a seeming volume in space….Remove the belief and the apparent obscuration disappears….everything IS clear and obvious, just as it IS.  Who can argue with that?

Words are pointers. Whether what is pointed to is recognized or not is due to belief in the image of self, that seemingly obscures the obvious.  Remove the belief and the apparent obscuration disappears.

4 Comments
  1. Words are pointers. Whether what is pointed to is recognized or not is due to belief apparently obscuring the obvious or not. The belief in me occupies a seeming volume in space. Remove the belief and everything is clear and obvious, just as it is.

  2. …What seems to be extremely rare is actually the common ground of all being…

  3. Yes,the common ground…and what a blessing to come across such a site and discover that it is not about the form but the formless,the natural state.
    The carefully power of the pointers must come from the source itself and all the related links.
    Gratitude is what remains but then is it also something else what keeps You in pointing over and over again?
    Much love to you Gilbert.

  4. The smallest creature, with the most primitive light sensitive nerves (eyes) is registering the living environment via the same cognition that registers all your senses. It is One without a second. There is no separate entity anywhere.