No one here, there or anywhere + The Mask

Someone asks if there are certain ‘things’ that tip me off as to whether someone (gurus and teachers etc) has really seen through the facade or whether they are simply giving lips service.
In short, everything tips you off – because everything is an appearance. This is why I say that when you bow to another as being ‘higher’ than yourself, you are buying into a trap. There is no one else actually here. Start from the fact that you are THAT. Everything that is expressed is actually perfect and could not be expressed any other way than what it IS.
Those who pretend to know are simply fictional characters appearing. The SEEING-KNOWING that you ARE is not a fiction. The concept that I am a ‘person’ is believed in only because it has not been investigated.
In the appearance of things all manner of pointing appears. The recognition of our true nature ‘happens’ ONLY because pure cognition is already ‘happening’.
No words will ever convince you about this ‘seeing-knowing’ because that ‘you’ is convinced that it is real but it is only imaginary.
Retrace your steps to your original state. Clear and empty – wordless and indestructible. It is what you are SEEING out of. No question about it.
No confirmation required and no denial possible.
In the appearances of things, it seems that someone has been lost in phenomena, circumstances and situations.
Have a close look. Is it you that is lost and seeking a way out? Look close, real close.
It is all a story that is retold simply because it is believed in. Stop the story and SEE.
Where is the seeing happening? Is there truly ‘someone’ seeing – or is it a story that has no substance and no independence of itself. In the ceasing of the thoughts – the clear and present awareness is clearly obvious.
The Mask, the persona seemingly divides this wholeness of being into two. This division is an illusion but one must uncover this oneself before a clear understanding can reveal itself fully.
In the ordinary psychological sense, the persona is the interface between the inner world and the outer world. In the ordinary sense this works fine until the persona vibrates into patterns of self-destructive beliefs about the ‘entity’ – a crisis happens and a profound sense of unease in being sets off a search for that lost sense of completeness, which was there, in the ‘child consciousness’, prior to the learning of language. The ‘me’ is basically built of words and images – from that sense of being separate.
It is all based on ‘an invalid reference point’. That reference point is ‘Me’. A floating ephemeral appearance, with no substance or independent nature of its own.
Nothing ACTUALLY separates you from what you truly are. No concept can encapsulate THAT pure existence and it lies forever beyond the grasp of thought. No matter how long you think about it, it remains as ‘the knowing’, beyond the grasp of thought.
The Mask is composed of nothing but thought and image.

Someone asks if there are certain ‘things’ that tip me off as to whether someone (gurus and teachers etc) has really seen through the facade or whether they are simply giving lips service.In short, everything tips you off – because everything is an appearance. This is why I say that when you bow to another as being ‘higher’ than yourself, you are buying into a trap. There is no one else actually here. Start from the fact that you are THAT. Everything that is expressed is actually perfect and could not be expressed any other way than what it IS.Those who pretend to know are simply fictional characters appearing. The SEEING-KNOWING that you ARE is not a fiction. The concept that I am a ‘person’ is believed in only because it has not been investigated.In the appearance of things all manner of pointing appears. The recognition of our true nature ‘happens’ ONLY because pure cognition is already ‘happening’.No words will ever convince you about this ‘seeing-knowing’ because that ‘you’ is convinced that it is real but it is only imaginary.Retrace your steps to your original state. Clear and empty – wordless and indestructible. It is what you are SEEING out of. No question about it.No confirmation required and no denial possible. In the appearances of things, it seems that someone has been lost in phenomena, circumstances and situations.Have a close look. Is it you that is lost and seeking a way out? Look close, real close.It is all a story that is retold simply because it is believed in. Stop the story and SEE.Where is the seeing happening? Is there truly ‘someone’ seeing – or is it a story that has no substance and no independence of itself. In the ceasing of the thoughts – the clear and present awareness is clearly obvious.  The Mask, the persona seemingly divides this wholeness of being into two. This division is an illusion but one must uncover this oneself before a clear understanding can reveal itself fully.In the ordinary psychological sense, the persona is the interface between the inner world and the outer world. In the ordinary sense this works fine until the persona vibrates into patterns of self-destructive beliefs about the ‘entity’ – a crisis happens and a profound sense of unease in being sets off a search for that lost sense of completeness, which was there, in the ‘child consciousness’, prior to the learning of language. The ‘me’ is basically built of words and images – from that sense of being separate.It is all based on ‘an invalid reference point’. That reference point is ‘Me’. A floating ephemeral appearance, with no substance or independent nature of its own.Nothing ACTUALLY separates you from what you truly are. No concept can encapsulate THAT pure existence and it lies forever beyond the grasp of thought. No matter how long you think about it, it remains as ‘the knowing’, beyond the grasp of thought.The Mask is composed of nothing but thought and image.