Everything registers cleanly in the immediacy of cognition

Most seekers believe that a guru or teacher has achieved what it is that they wish to achieve and isn’t that why they hang around the guru or teacher? Is it because they wish for some very ‘special something’ to ‘rub off’ onto themselves, somehow? Any how? (Stardust in your eyes syndrome)
The whole facade, that is so common around gurus, is actually servicing the concept of a ‘you’ that is ‘becoming something better’ and yet it is nothing less than more support for the idea about someone who is separate. It is duality………guru – devotee …..or teacher – pupil. “I have got what you want and if you do what I say, I will arrange for you to get it too.”
If we accept that there is a difference between ‘a self-realized one’ and ‘one who is not self-realized’ then what is the difference?
The difference must be in duality – seer-seen – doer-deed – me and other.
Where is the problem?
Are you awake right now? Do you need to claim this ‘being awake’ or make a fuss about it? – No.
Can you give away this being ‘awake’ to anyone? – No.
To imagine that you can do such a thing is deluded mind stuff – all about a ‘me’ who can give away something special to another.
The complex twists and turns of the mind cannot solve the basic problem. If it could it would have done so a long time ago.
What is true is always simple – and wakefulness is present (presence) whether you want it or not.
For the so-called realized one, the impressions of being conscious of being conscious, without any reliance on any thought, is a self-sustaining ‘state’ in which there is no claimant – no ‘self’.
It can also be called ‘No Mind’.
The realized one has no mind – compared to the tormented state of a so-called non-realized one who appears to believe, more or less, in every thought that appears. The central ‘figure’ is ‘me’ – and it says or expresses the bondage with the words (or similar words) “I am not realized”.
Self-Realization without a ‘self’ is eternal realizing presence – and to express it simply we say it is ‘What is – Just as it is’.
In the drama of the seeker, the ‘seeker’ or devotee tries to imitate or contrive a ‘state’ that it imagines is in the guru or teacher and so through various methods and practices it meets failure over and over.
Why? Because whatever state that comes, it is bound to leave.
Wakefulness is not a state that comes and goes. Are you not awake right now?
What I am pointing out is not usually spoken of in these terms.
What I am indicating is that the ‘energy’ of the immediate impressions of ‘being conscious of being conscious’ , or being conscious of this consciousness, is this self-sustaining, undeviated ‘state’ of simple everyday wakefulness. It does not need a label called ‘Enlightenment’. We can name it as such (or with any other name) but it is immediately misleading due to the many associations that have been built around the ‘idea’ or word. The same has happened to the word ‘God’.
This self-sustaing ‘state’ of being ‘conscious of being conscious’ is not possible to give to another by any means or method.
The sense of separation that you may feel can dissolve at any moment irrespective of the circumstances surrounding the dissolution.
Wakefulness is already fully present. It is NOT the content of mind.
It is not ‘personal’ in any way shape or form.
Everything is physical.
Every form, shape and thing is physical. In other words every ‘thing’, no matter how refined it may appear to be, the basis of it is energy appearing as a form, however gross or fine in detail it may appear to be.
The body that you call your own is compossed of gross and fine energy patterns ‘woven together’ in THIS instant and the livingness of THAT has no past, no present and no future, except as thought, memory and anticipation, imagination etc.
The body only knows this moment, if it can be said to know anything at all.
Thoughts and feeling are subtle expressions, patterns’ that appear in the body/mind and the impressions are energy expressing itself. It is LIFE. It is self-realizing awareness. No self.
The concept or central ‘figure’ is commonly called ‘I’ or ‘me’ or ‘self’.
Now, the cognition of anything, of this concept of ‘I’ or ‘me’, is not limited by the appearance of such concepts or ideas or things.
Each appearance registers cleanly without interference from any ‘person’ and if left alone all such appearances resolve themsleves cleanly in the immediacy. No mind.
It is only a ‘me’ (mind) that can have a problem. If you perceive a problem, then it is your problem.
Who is this ‘me’ that has a problem?
P.S. Excuse any errors in the typing – my eyesight is not so good these days.

Most seekers believe that a guru or teacher has achieved what it is that they wish to achieve and isn’t that why they hang around the guru or teacher? Is it because they wish for some very ‘special something’ to ‘rub off’ onto themselves, somehow? Any how? (Stardust in your eyes syndrome)The whole facade, that is so common around gurus, is actually servicing the concept of a ‘you’ that is ‘becoming something better’ and yet it is nothing less than more support for the idea about someone who is separate. It is duality………guru – devotee …..or teacher – pupil. “I have got what you want and if you do what I say, I will arrange for you to get it too.”If we accept that there is a difference between ‘a self-realized one’ and ‘one who is not self-realized’ then what is the difference?The difference must be in duality – seer-seen – doer-deed – me and other.Where is the problem?Are you awake right now? Do you need to claim this ‘being awake’ or make a fuss about it? – No.Can you give away this being ‘awake’ to anyone? – No.To imagine that you can do such a thing is deluded mind stuff – all about a ‘me’ who can give away something special to another.The complex twists and turns of the mind cannot solve the basic problem. If it could it would have done so a long time ago.What is true is always simple – and wakefulness is present (presence) whether you want it or not.For the so-called realized one, the impressions of being conscious of being conscious, without any reliance on any thought, is a self-sustaining ‘state’ in which there is no claimant – no ‘self’.It can also be called ‘No Mind’.The realized one has no mind – compared to the tormented state of a so-called non-realized one who appears to believe, more or less, in every thought that appears. The central ‘figure’ is ‘me’ – and it says or expresses the bondage with the words (or similar words) “I am not realized”.Self-Realization without a ‘self’ is eternal realizing presence – and to express it simply we say it is ‘What is – Just as it is’.In the drama of the seeker, the ‘seeker’ or devotee tries to imitate or contrive a ‘state’ that it imagines is in the guru or teacher and so through various methods and practices it meets failure over and over.Why? Because whatever state that comes, it is bound to leave.Wakefulness is not a state that comes and goes. Are you not awake right now?What I am pointing out is not usually spoken of in these terms.What I am indicating is that the ‘energy’ of the immediate impressions of ‘being conscious of being conscious’ , or being conscious of this consciousness, is this self-sustaining, undeviated ‘state’ of simple everyday wakefulness. It does not need a label called ‘Enlightenment’. We can name it as such (or with any other name) but it is immediately misleading due to the many associations that have been built around the ‘idea’ or word. The same has happened to the word ‘God’.This self-sustaing ‘state’ of being ‘conscious of being conscious’ is not possible to give to another by any means or method.The sense of separation that you may feel can dissolve at any moment irrespective of the circumstances surrounding the dissolution.Wakefulness is already fully present. It is NOT the content of mind.It is not ‘personal’ in any way shape or form. Everything is physical.Every form, shape and thing is physical. In other words every ‘thing’, no matter how refined it may appear to be, the basis of it is energy appearing as a form, however gross or fine in detail it may appear to be.The body that you call your own is compossed of gross and fine energy patterns ‘woven together’ in THIS instant and the livingness of THAT has no past, no present and no future, except as thought, memory and anticipation, imagination etc.The body only knows this moment, if it can be said to know anything at all.Thoughts and feeling are subtle expressions, patterns’ that appear in the body/mind and the impressions are energy expressing itself. It is LIFE. It is self-realizing awareness. No self.The concept or central ‘figure’ is commonly called ‘I’ or ‘me’ or ‘self’.Now, the cognition of anything, of this concept of ‘I’ or ‘me’, is not limited by the appearance of such concepts or ideas or things.Each appearance registers cleanly without interference from any ‘person’ and if left alone all such appearances resolve themsleves cleanly in the immediacy. No mind.It is only a ‘me’ (mind) that can have a problem. If you perceive a problem, then it is your problem.Who is this ‘me’ that has a problem?  P.S. Excuse any errors in the typing – my eyesight is not so good these days.

2 Comments
  1. I would like to say… Thank you so much for putting your words down. Even though the seeking died about 2 years ago (After 37-40 years) I find delight in hearing what cannot be written or spoken by certain so-called ‘others’. Its like a bell rings YES when struck and yet there is no questing for “more” of anything. Experience is amazng but more amazing is that I have not moved EVER. I can tell its the same there as here. (words are crazy….no there and no here) Its pretty funny but seems natural inspite of how weird it appears to the remnants of my mind. thanks for nothing (and so much at the same time.). hahaha.

  2. You are welcome, of course. One needs no confirmation to BE what I AM.
    It is only the ego that want confirmation and spends a life time chasing it.
    Smiling happens spontaneously – and no one knows why. 🙂