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 2 of Self centeredness has many subtle 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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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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Self-centeredness has many subtle aspects

Email: “Hi Gilbert, I hope you are enjoying the weekend. If you have the time, I was curious if I could get your take on something that I recently read by Leo Hartong? “The person, the ego, is not in control; it is an object in the Awareness-You-Are. This clumsy use of language may suggest that there is a “you” that is being this awareness, so here is a rephrase: There is only This- Being/Awareness, in which everything appears including the body/mind, including possibly thoughts of volition, of doing right or wrong, and including thoughts of a body/mind that does not […]

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Uncommon Advice

(Warning. This post may disturb the dream…..there are points that are often not talked about) There is something I hear folks say quite often.  They say ‘I have seen through the self-centre’ but they keep speaking about their suffering. They demonstrate quiet clearly a point of view of being a someone who has not seen through the self-center – and they feel the contradiction in themselves.   It is only a me that can suffer psychologically.  So, the story of seeing through of the self-center is either a contrived account or just a trick of self-deceit. It seems that so many […]

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