What is true needs no agreement

Whatever conceptual point of view you accept or take on board will determine what you perceive.  The naked seeing is translated by mind (past experience) and we call that perceiving.  Is it true? What is true needs no agreement and disagreement doesn’t alter what is true. The false cannot stand up to being investigated.  It falls apart without the ‘energy of belief’. The naked seeing has no point of view. There is no centre and no boundary to seeing. Look at a distant star or galaxy and realize it is all contained in the seeing. No separation.  (There is NO […]

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If a tree falls in the forest

If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? The entire universe is sensation.  There is nothing like a sensation except another sensation.  You cannot image anything that is not a sensation. Ideas, thoughts, feelings, emotions, concepts, memories and images are all sensations.  Imagination is sensation.  You cannot imagine anything that is without sensation. How does this relate to what is spoken of here on this site.   Well, the question posed in the first sentence is one that challenges what we normally believe, as members of society.  Many […]

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Conviction and belief

(Emailed question) Bonjour, Sure, it’s natural, as ordinary individual aren’t we not manipulated by this deep conviction that we are this individual ? And on what is based our conviction ? On our experience but also on beliefs. These beliefs come from individuals we trust. These beliefs are also based on social consensus which come from a group of trustworthy people. If I am Chritian I adopt Christian credo. If I feel environmentally aware I adopt ecologist credo. I naturally and relatively trust my parents, friends, teachers… As ordinary people we are social people. Isn’t it natural that conservation and […]

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No concept has any duration

The problem is that we’re trying to grasp this awareness with the mind. And as has been pointed out, the mind is time. We really need to recognize that the mind is time. The body appears in the mind. The mind appears in awareness. Awareness is timeless. So this idea of being somebody trying to grasp awareness is just an appearance in the mind, which is time. The mind appears to be constantly trying to become something better (or worse) and it can never get there, except conceptually.  If you realize that then you’re not going to invest all this […]

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Transcript of ‘Emptiness’

Transcript of the audio (on this site titled) ‘Emptiness’.    Courtesy of one reader who resonates with the message.  Edited version.  The audio is in the Audio Section on this site.   “So, this sitting quietly dropping all concepts and all the words, is an inexplicable presence, I am that, which includes everything, it’s all inclusive because everything and every person, every animal, every phenomenal object is ‘an appearance’ and that includes every so-called ‘person’, every great guru, great teacher…Jesus, Buddha, whomever, whatever.  We might think that some ‘great teacher’ is an ‘important person’ but the immediate evidence is that […]

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Fighting nature is futile

Through the habit of ignoring our natural state, there is a tendency to reject anything that points to the core problem, which is belief in me, a separate entity, fabricated from stories about that me, experiences and events, woven into an imaginary fabric, me. Therefore, unless there is a resonance, a genuine resounding in being to really cast off the false, then the automatic habits of belief will disrupt any chance of recognizing our true nature. In the appearance, in the scheme of things, the world is in turmoil and unrest.  So called authorities are demonstrating more and more a […]

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Questions and answers

Q: I have some questions.  I always read your post here and they are amazing clarity. I have tried to follow your directions in the investigation of the “I” but I’ve noticed that the more I try to find the “I”  the more it escapes me. It seems that when we undertook the search of “I”, the mind always brings distractions. So it seems that it takes a little effort on our part to seek the “I” and not be distracted. What practice do you recommend? Reply: No practice.  Prescriptive teachings are for spiritual kindergarden. ‘Do this’ and such and […]

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No Hook – No Bait

Only through erroneous belief can we (appear to) hold ourselves separate or apart from the natural state of livingness, life itself. It is pristinely obvious that without a concept of being separate, there is no separation.  Even with the ‘heaviest concept’ appearing to fill the mind with obsession of being separate, there is NO separation in the actuality. Even in the circumstance of so-called ‘deep identification’ the life energy continues to beat the heart (under the cloud of personal drama and psychological duress). The body affects the mind just as the state of mind affects the body.  Belief in being […]

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The unchanging reality is no thing

Before words and language came along, reality ‘was’ as it is. All there ever actually is, is this ever present IS-NESS.  How could you miss this self-evident fact? Well, how? Because of belief in words and an obsession with ‘me’….that is how. Billions upon trillions of words have been uttered in thousands of languages.  Trillions of words have been written down on paper, printed in books, carved in stone, cut into wood and scratched or painted upon billions of surfaces and reality is still as it is. All personal drama and psychological suffering is due to belief in words, as if […]

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Nothing is what it pretends to be

In the scheme of things almost everyone only hears what fits in with their beliefs. The clear message expressed by a clear messenger is packed with pointers. Listening from mind’s ‘me perspective’ (self-centeredness) does not allow the message to register cleanly. (The me perspective is like a child with crayons scribbling over a master piece of art work) Trying to fit new pointers into ‘old self-knowledge’ (the Me of Memory) is pointless.  Not only is there no answer in the mind, there is no true knowledge either. It is naturally seen, heard and felt, where everyone is coming from, however […]

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