Watch this video on Nisargadatta

David Godman was a journalist in the 1970’s and he visited Nisargadatta.  His account is well worth watching. David is without the usual spiritual persona that we are so used to. David, as I understand it, is the chief Librarian in Arunanchula, India, the home of Ramana Maharshi.  

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The subtlest pattern is appearance only

The essence of being is unchanged. What we call birth and death are like a mirage, they appear and disappear. The one essence is never exhausted by the expression (what appears to be). What is is what is.  What is not, has never been and will never be.  Becoming is mind – Being is Being. There is NO becoming in Being.  All concepts have no being – they are appearances – subtle patterns of energy appearing. The body is made of energy appearing as elements and the integrating complexity of ‘wholeness’ or what we call individuality (Undivided apparent duality), One-ness. […]

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If not now!

The whole (wholeness) is naturally all-inclusive. There are no parts, nothing separate. There is no oneness because there is not even one. ‘One without a second’ is a translation of ‘non duality’.  Non duality is not a faith, religion or something one can belong to. Non Duality is simply two words that point at the reality of all things. The experience of being aware of being aware, due to a long standing belief in being a separate entity, most usually leads to a subtle mind game of apparent transcendence.  Apparent transcendence of the sense of separation…..but it is via the […]

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Where does meaning reside?

All referrence points in mind are relative. A single referrence point has no meaning whatsoever. ‘Relative to’ is an apparent division of open consciousness. Invariably one of the reference points is what we call ‘me’ – it is often hidden amongst other reference points. If the me is an invalid reference point, as it surely is, then all considerations regarding references to ‘me’ and ‘other than me’ are invalid. Is this understood?

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Mind, as the appearance of things, is time.

If you face the fact that you cannot find a beginning to this moment and if you remain with that fact, then the illusion of duration will dissolve. Mind is time, the appearance of something happening. The natural openness of this clear and obvious nature of reality is without comparison. The mind compares ‘things’ and through contrast assigns independence to ‘things’, even though in itself (mind) it has no independence whatsoever. You do not know what your next thought will be. Does this moment have an end? Belief in words, seemingly gives apparent identity to ‘things’. You give the name […]

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Last Frontier

Working on the self is the great illusion. Postulated depth of being is a minefield of endless problems, all imaginary and impossible to solve with the mind. Belief in it all keeps the illusion of working on oneself going…. on and on, through imaginary layers of mind and emotion. The core problem is belief in a self that does not exist. Very few will face this error of belief. The basic error remains in tact and no one notices. The last frontier for the ‘personal search’ is SEEING that the person does not exist.

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Belief does not make anything real

Q: I don’t seem to be aware of the seeing-knowing all the time. Am I missing something? A: The registering of everything is happening spontaneously along with whatever registers. They are one and the same. This activity is called ‘cognition’. The entire universe is self-cognizing consciousness. There are no parts. There is no separation. There is no separate entity. There is no entity anywhere. The thought ‘I see’….or  ‘I know’ cannot see or know anything. The mind translates the present immediate experiencing. Experiencing is nothing other than the immediate experiencing. The mind’s translation also registers immediately.  Instantly. Belief in being […]

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In a Nutshell – truth is always simple.

The nature of a mirror is self-shining. The nature of naked awareness is self-shining.   Instant, spontaneous awareness. No past. No future. Only ever now.

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What more do you need to know?

Reality itself appears as the illusion (me, mind and world) – what we call the appearance of things. The only reality the illusion has, is that it is spontaneously appearing without a single cause.   Belief is not reality. What more do you need to know?

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Silence is beyond the grasp of mind.

The entire universe moves upon emptiness, silent stillness. As soon as you conceptualize emptiness, silence or stillness, they are ‘made’ into an object. From the perspective of mind and time, silence, stillness and emptiness have always been present…. as ‘absence’. Nothing catches upon the stillness of infinity. No sound can abide for long upon the silence of the universe.  Every sound that ever vibrated through the air disappeared back into the infinite silence.  No trace.   You can recall a memory but you cannot re-live the past. All of your attachments to ideas, thoughts, emotions and concepts along with the […]

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