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……


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.  But that place is ephemeral, no substance.  Suffering the angst of juggling a hot potato (me) for eternity is all an illusion of mind.  Who cares about your complex belief system?   Who understands it?  Spending your life converting ‘others’ to belief in your self image (me) is slavery to a myth.

Everything is energy.  Nothing exists without energy.  Energy cannot get stuck anywhere.  Energy is not static. Energy can never be static.  Every ‘particle’ of the universe is composed of energy moving.  

The ‘mass’ of the image of self is a seeming solidity which appears to be some real thing due to belief….. and its companion is the habit of  constantly referencing all experiences and events to that image.  Without the energy of belief it dissolves.  So, that ‘real thing’ dissolves, proving that it never was real.  Fear of that dissolution keeps the wheel of suffering turning.  It is all about ME!

Where do all experiences and events register?   Is there a separate identity that can be found anywhere?

All descriptions of what awareness is are conceptual.  Concepts appear and disappear upon awareness.   How can a definition be what it describes?  Awareness is not a thing.  There are no particles, small or large, to awareness.  Awareness is not composed of anything.  Nothing can get stuck to awareness….. because it is not a thing.  ‘Things’ and ‘events’ appear and disappear upon awareness – just as waves appear and disappear upon the surface of the ocean.

Belief in me is the ’cause’ of psychological suffering, the conflict with ‘me’ mixed with all the conflict with other ‘things’, things that do not blend with the ‘sacred image’ of me.  When things fit in with the image of me, I am happy.  When things do not fit, I am depressed or angry.  Feelings and emotions are added to the thought ‘me’ and are less sublte than the mere thought ‘I; or ‘me’.  The apparent substance of ‘me’ appears to be real due to the additions to the image of me, plus belief in feelings and emotions associated with that image.  The appearance of all that activity is constantly changing and can NOT ever be reality.

Therefore when we say ‘it matters to me’ we are talking about the belief in me, an imaginary thing (me) and some other ‘thing’ or ‘things’ that appears to be important to me.  Or things I want or I don’t want to be associated with.  It is all ‘personal’ stuff and the ‘person is not reality’.  There are no two ways about it.   All the ‘excuses’ that come up to protect the image of self fail and so they merely prolong the agony.  

At some point ‘enough is enough’ kicks in.  Now is all there is.

The me is not reality.  The unquestioned addiction to personal drama keeps the mattering of me in place.  

The ‘me’ is high maintenance!  It is not real, never was real and NEVER will be real.  

No one ever ‘becomes’ enlightened.  Becoming is illusion, Maya!  All that happens is delusions of mind fall away and are NOT replaced.  There never was an entity in any of it.  The ‘reason’ no one sees this ‘truth’ is because subtle belief patterns obscure the clear and obvious.

Awareness is self aware, not a thing.  Awareness does not need an agent called me or I.

You as a believed in entity cannot deal with anything.  The me cannot see, hear, think or do anything.  Investigate why this simple fact is not obvious and you will discover the erroneous beliefs that obscure your own understanding.


Let everything be what it is.


In this way, everything remains as it is naturally.   As soon as ‘you’ try to alter, accept or reject some experience, the energy of belief in the me, the apparent ‘doer’, is in conflict with what is.

What is, is as is, unaltered, unmodified, uncorrected.  The contemptuous ‘me’ is a belief that ‘I’ can ‘do better’ than the spontaneous nature of this intelligence called Life Essence. 

Get this potent message: Mind is time.  Awareness is time-less.  All your problems are time bound problems that belong to the ‘me’ and the me is time.  The me cannot withstand the actuality of right here, right now.  Right here, right now is not a concept or idea.  The me is a concept, an image laden down with belief in conditioned mind.  Where is this ‘heavy luggage’ called conditioned mind?   It is in belief in concepts, ideas and images of ‘me’.  How can an image ‘do’ anything?   It cannot do a god damn thing!

Awareness is not subjected to ‘time’.   The spontaneous nature of consciousness-awareness or ‘conscious awareness’ naturally overthrows whatever the me of memory (mind) appears to ‘do’ or present as an obstacle.

Clever ‘people’ imagine that they can take credit for ‘doing’ all kinds of things.  If life energy was not flowing through the body, ‘they’ could not even take one breath.  Give credit where credit is due! 

Awareness is not a thing and has no interest in praise or blame, credit or debt.

The entire spiritual realm is completely imaginary.  Spirit and Matter are not two.

Heaven and Hell are diametrically opposed ‘places’, imaginary places, in the mind, where imaginary entities and ideas appear to spend their momentary flickering existence in a struggle against their opposites.  With less substance than a single flicker of a candle flame, in reality, how can these believed in fabricated entities called ‘me’ or ‘them’ actually ’cause’ anything to happen?   If belief is with held, they disappear!

The me is imaginary.

‘You’ cannot get back to reality wearing the cloak of belief in me.

What you truly are has never been lost in the land of belief. 

It is only the vulnerable me that feels lost.  All there is is right here, right now.  How can the ‘me’ be lost somewhere?   Where exactly?   It is lost in an imaginary realm of some ‘other time’.  It is all conceptual.  What about this is so hard to understand?   Who is it that resists the clear and obvious nature of spontaneous consciousness?   Contempt, prior to investigation is not a way to live.

Remove belief in me and the charade of being lost and the illusion of seeking drops away.

  1. Hi Gilbert
    If I say I am a body, it is a lie
    If I say I am the mind it is a lie.
    I know I am not the sky, nor the chair. I know I am not the body nor a thought nor a sensation.
    It is difficult to say I am nothing because I am not free of the conditionings, of egotic reactions, of what is relating to “me” , Nothing does not need a house, does not need a car or a wife. I still feel fear of death and that is why I cannot say I am nothing. I don’t “sense” it. I know it cannot be sensed, let’s say I am not convinced, how can I show to you this feeling of no man’s land. It is like I left behind the I as body and mind but I don’t feel yet that I am nothing.

    • No one can feel nothing. Who can feel nothing? What could nothing feel like? Can there be an absence of feeling? What knows the apparent absence of feeling or of anything? Thought, feeling and emotion are one and the same, like water, steam and ice. What is being pointed to in most of the posts is not a matter of getting some special state, changing states of mind, although that is what just about all ‘teachings’ imply that is necessary. You can’t go beyond something unless you know what it is! It is not about some new belief or learning something new. Discovering the basis of existence, the undeniable fact of being, appears as a revelation to mind, even though we all know it innately. You cannot not know it. It is not a thing! Putting concepts onto this undeniable fact of being fails because pure existence is not a thing. All descriptions fail. Words fall off like water off the duck’s back. There is a natural confidence that spontaneously comes ‘by itself’ – unasked for, not contrived or conceived – just noticed.
      Everyone talks about a shift but in reality there is no shift. The definition of reality is that which never changes. With what I call ‘a cutting insight’ takes place there is an appearance of an apparent shift but it is nothing but a natural shedding of beliefs. What lies at the core is naked. Clarity itself. It is no thing. Nothing sticks.
      Fear of death belongs to a believed in entity. Life does not know death. Fearlessness is naked knowing, knowing what I am.
      You cannot remember being born. You are not dead. You imagine what death is and it scares the ‘me sense’. There are some who walk this earth who have died to the me sense. It seems you can only imagine what it is and yet you do know it innately. Many perceive something very different about these apparent individuals. These one’s who stand out attract others who want what they have. There is NO transmission. The spontaneous nature of life itself extremely attractive for some. So-called ‘others’ are scared witless by the unknown, the no thingness. Clinging to ‘old mind’ and a subtle me sense is the common ‘way’ only because we ignore the innate perfection of this livingness or what some term as the natural state. Concepts about the natural state are merely concepts!
      It looks like a mystery why only a few ‘hear’ the message. Many do hear the message and for some there is a profundity of belief falling away and for others nothing much happens. Ultimately it does not matter.
      The ever-present activity of ‘knowing’ is impersonal. LIFE lives you and every other sentient being.
      This very instant, the entire complexity of living life forms is being lived and it is all suffused with movement, ‘intelligent action’, and not one motion of even one particle is being ‘made’ (caused) by any entity. There is no big guy in the sky pulling strings. The spontaneous nature of ever-fresh expression is not something that can be grasped by the intellect. At the core of pure experiencing there is…a simple knowing that nothing is happening. It is ‘No Thing’ that is ‘happening’. In that, there is no purpose, no cause, no time, no body, no mind. Innately you DO know this but belief in conceptualizing gets in the way. A cloak of concepts is tossed over ‘it’ and it seems that discriminating mind ‘has a field day’.

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