Invitation

I would like to offer an invitation to anyone who wishes to write an article or post – one page long or less.   I will need to peruse them first before publication.  The offer is here.  No takers probably.  Email me your article as a Word doc file or as an RTF file and let’s see what happens.  Go to the ‘About’ box at the top of the site and write to the gmail address. – Gilbert

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Correspondence #22

R……writes: Gilbert,  I have written and rewritten this email twice – everything that comes out on the screen just seems as more mental bullshit.  That necessity of writing long emails demonstrating my understanding is being seen. It is not about learning anything, but about unlearning, letting go of all knowledge and of that sense that there is someone who knows. What is going on RIGHT NOW?  That is where the looking has to be.  This first instant of seeing which is never moved away from.  Who is there to look? – even for this moment to be looked at, there […]

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No ‘self’ to find – seeing is happening.

The Cosmic drama is about ‘incarnation’.   It SEEMS that the individual ‘believes’ it is an entity in a body.   ID – entity.   Identity.  The word ‘individual’ means undivided – whole.  ONE without a second.  The apparent conundrum is for mind only.  Mind is time – the mind is ‘me’ and the ‘me’ is a concept of separation.  There is no separation.  None.  So, the ‘SEEMS to believe it is a person in a body’ is not actually possible – since the entity has no power to believe or not believe.  So, WHO is it that believes? In […]

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The Proof is reality.

The only proof you need is reality.  What is real is real.  What is imagined is imagination.   What you truly are is reality  – and THAT needs no proof – it IS the proof.  What is imagined is an apparent id or identity or id-entity.  There is no actual entity – it is conceptual.  A concept has no weight – no independent actuality.  All apparent problems are due to ‘identity and boundary’.   The activity of knowing is not conceptual, identity and boundaries are conceptual.  They have no substance.  They are appearances only.  It is as simple as that. […]

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Psychological suffering is unnecessary

  Many folks cannot believe that psychological suffering can disappear.  I myself would not believe it many years ago.  Life flows with a greater ease of being when the image of self (me) is not being referred to constantly.  ‘The story of me’ is naturally known to be a complete fiction now.  Several times, soon after the belief in me fell away, a thought would come ‘out of the blue’….’What was it like before?’ (Quickly it is seen that there is no point to exchange this natural clarity or presence for a mere memory about crap.)  Scanning of memory happens […]

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Self-image is nothing – but it must be seen to be nothing.

Read this quote from Nisargadatta – sent in by Mark West. …… “Unless you make tremendous efforts, you will not be convinced that effort will take you nowhere.  The self is so self-confident that unless it is totally discouraged it will not give up.  Mere verbal conviction is not enough.  Hard facts alone can show the absolute nothingness of the self-image.” – Nisargadatta   Remember that Nisargadatta would often contradict what he said (another day).  He was addressing certain individuals and he ‘knew’ what they needed to hear and the context was specific not ‘general’ usually.  Of course. what is […]

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What is.

What is, is what is.  That which is, is reality.  That which appears to be, is called phenomena, the appearance of things. The ‘life changing’ revelation of ‘what is’ is a transient experience.   Nothing is formed, with any lasting substance, out of any direct and immediate insight.  (It is more a falling away of belief that ‘happens’ – a loss of apparent substance – emptiness reveals itself) Confirmation may appear but that confirmation as an expression or as a thought, is a transient appearance.  It comes, it goes.  Whatever comes and goes cannot be what you are. There is […]

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Accumulated self-knowledge is a fiction.

Everything is clear and obvious.  Naturally.  This natural function of seeing is totally clear of all obstacles.  The seeing has no centre to it.  There is no entity behind or in the seeing.  There is no behind this seeing.  It is omni-directional seeing.  You can move the body all over the place and the seeing is not affected.  Wherever you go the seeing is present.  It is not that the seeing is waiting for you in the next room, waiting for you to arrive.  Seeing has no limitations and no locality.  You may believe that you have gathered a lot […]

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Language difficulties.

Many follow what is pointed out.  Some even learn the ‘language’ very well.  Yet, it seems for quite a few, there is no ceasing of the seeking.  There is still some waiting for something to ‘click’ or maybe some ‘lightning’ is expected.  As I say frequently there is no use in pretending to know – at least, it is only good as a last resort.  What is missed, so it seems, is the true nature of phenomena.  All phenomena is appearance only.  What else is there?  Everything is phenomena – that which appears to be.   That which IS does […]

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Not new – not old either.

The PURE BEING e-book is now available in Spanish. Thanks to the good works of Fernando. There are several e-books available through this site.  Each one points at the same ‘thing’ – Non Duality.   A large number of readers have reported that the e-book (each one has received a similar response) was the best book on Non Duality that they had ever read.  The books are not the usual run of the mill book.  They do not serve the usual conceptual nonsense that is so common with Non Duality ‘authors’.  See the Books & CD page for the listings. […]

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