Nothing separate

Nisagadatta quote: “The world is but the surface of the mind and the mind is infinite. What we call thoughts are just ripples in the mind. When the mind is quiet it reflects reality.”   End of quote. The infinite nature of mind is clear and empty, untouched by the transient passing content (of mind).  (Where are yesterdays thoughts now?) The believed in entity is nothing other than believed in ‘content of mind’…….. and that is why all attempts to stabilize it fail…..because it is not real.  Not unreal can ever become real.   Expanding on a quote from Ramana Marhashi, which appears in the previous post: You put limitations […]

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The quote most usually ignored by ‘teachers’.

Cutting through the spiritual Bullshit……is a quote (below) from Ramana Maharshi…a quote that no teacher of methods and practices will speak of.   Ramana Maharshi did not have a guru or teacher.  He is not of a lineage.  There is no lineage of Ramana Maharshi although many teachers imply that they belong to such a lineage.   Read this quote carefully and let the meaning sink in.   “Truly there is no cause for you to be miserable and unhappy. You yourself impose limitations on your true nature of infinite Being and then weep that you are but a finite […]

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Already so!

Of course anything can deliver the ‘shock’ of ‘profound revelation’.  A bird singing, a dog barking – a bell tolling, looking at the sky or watching a cloud dissolve into empty sky.    Each case is unique and different.  Seekers most usually imitate and copy their ‘teachers’ believing that imitation will suffice.  They don’t even notice that they are doing that. The fact is that the most significant factor of self-realization is the most obvious, always so, spontaneously here and now and that is the very ‘thing’ we ignore – and we ignore it because we don’t have words for […]

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The seeking dream

Q: Can I discuss some things with you? G: Are you still seeking? Q: Yes I am.. but it isn’t like the old way of seeking. G: Old way, new way….same. Seeking is seeking. The seeking is a dream.  It won’t lead anywhere away from here, now!  Have you ever truly gone anywhere in a dream? Q: Well, either I am seeking spirituality or something material.. but seeking is all that I am doing all the time.. even thinking. G: ‘You’ as a believed in entity are ‘doing’ nothing.   In a dream the dream character does all sorts of […]

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No seeking can be reality

Email from Trevor:  “If there is no “I” doing anything – if the intelligent energy is directing the universe and what I am is beyond – then what difference does the questioning/searching make?  It will either be understood or not.  There is literally nothing “I” can do about it.  Isn’t the real search to find out why I’m searching in the first place?”  – Trevor Reply:   The origin of seeking is belief in time and separation.  Time is duration. Time is seeming beginnings and seeming endings.  You cannot get out of this present ‘now’ because now is all there […]

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Receptors are subtle vibrations

Email from Nicolas: I read some of your e-book The First Instant, and a couple parts seemed to resonate strongly.  The first – ‘Just BE the seeing’. This requires the total abandonment of the body and mind, all that arise. This is a radical shift in the normal way of seeing. Just to BE the seeing, the hearing, the knowing, without being the body and mind. The other thing that struck a chord was…..”..’my awareness’ and ‘your awareness’ are the same awareness, not-two”.  To me this says (or maybe I’m just paraphrasing) – consciousness is of a world seen by […]

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Who’s knowing thought?

Email question from Michael:  “So if there is no “I”, no one controlling anything, then is the search or seeking just a part of the programming of the body?  And if so there is no need to worry if there are thoughts and if they’re interfering with the unfolding or seeing – So WHO is inquiring? I get that the body is just an organism with a brain and thoughts – I am not that. That body/mind arises and was before being identified with.  Now the awareness is seen as “separate” from this body, not affected by thoughts or what […]

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Words don’t cut – intelligence does.

Email: “Just a quick question… Is it really the case that there’s nothing behind the eyes seeing? That there really is only seeing? There is the sense that I’m behind the seeing – is this misguided? No worries if you don’t get a chance to reply. Thanks, A”. Reply: The whole point of my posts is not to tell anyone how to think or what to believe.  The natural uncontrived ‘design’ of the posts is to challenge beliefs, to allow intelligence to cut through assumptions and naturally dispel erroneous beliefs.  It is called ‘pointing’ for want of a better word. I […]

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Clouds of despair wont solve anything

Only an opinion.  A growing number of people are very concerned about the environment and the signs of changing climate indicate a ‘situation’ that appears to be irreversible.  Many scientists are being ignored by the media because the media is owned by those who have their own agenda.  Dr. Suzuki, a well respected scientist, gave a warning through the media some decades ago.  As I remember it, he said if we did not pay closer attention to our pollution effects on the environment and change our habits dramatically in the next 10 – 15 years it would be too late. […]

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Correspondence with Robert (be the seeing)

G: The body appears in mind and mind appears in awareness.  There is no separation.   Be the seeing and be nothing other than the seeing. Robert: Today I just tried to BE the seeing, abandon the body/mind as “mine” and just BE the seeing. It was seemingly very difficult – although I think I understand what the point is. When I look very closely at the body hanging there, I feel a faint sense of unfamiliarity, as if they weren’t my hands, my arms, etc. But I can’t say anything dropped away. I just see hands, as if they […]

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