Questions need to be asked – doubts cleared away.

It is pointless pretending to know. Can you recognize what that means?  Really?   It is pointless to pretend to know.  In the same way it is useless to pretend to be what you are.    Seekers are pretending to be what they are not and HOPING to become what they can never be. Questions need to be asked – and from that, directives may be given.   If you do not reveal ‘where’ you are stuck, the pointing can only be in a general sense, which may or may not be helpful. It is USELESS to pretend to know. […]

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A Book to read.

A good friend of mine, John, sent me a book that he thought I would enjoy reading.  I did enjoy it from the very first few pages.  I will share the details with you in case you are interested in finding a copy. It is not a Non Duality book. The title is “And there was Light” by Jacques Lusseyran.  Jacques was a leader in the French Resistance at the age of about 17-18.  He tells his story from early childhood, right through his ordeal in a Nazi prison.  Jacques was blind at the age of eight through an accident […]

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Exhausting oneself through seeking what you already are.

Looking, looking, looking.   If you are looking at the appearance trying to find an answer, then you are looking in the wrong direction. If you are looking inside trying to find an answer, then you are looking in the wrong direction. Stop looking with the mind and BE the seeing – be nothing but the seeing.   It does not require a believed in ‘you’ that needs to ‘do’ something. The seeker cannot ‘become’ a finder. It does not matter who your guru is – if they insist that you must do something, then the teaching is faulty. You […]

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Shining through the mind

In my experience, I have at times, many years ago, been sitting in a meeting where an very clear speaker outlined everything with exceptional clarity. What amazed me was that so few were eager to ask questions.  Few appeared to have any wish to clear away their doubts and confusion.  Some obviously asked questions for the sake of appearances or because the silence was uncomfortable for them, they felt guilty or whatever – so the weakest gives in and asks a feeble question, to send the silence away.  The real nourishment came when someone was genuine and asked a question […]

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Thought train.

Busy mind – no clear space in which to discover anything new. Some believe that there is no space between thoughts – their mind is so busy it seems that thoughts are butted up against each other like the carriages of a train. But wait, there is, quite obviously, by far, more space in this universe than there is matter. Every object is surrounded by space and space actually penetrates or is throughout the object.  It does not matter how powerful a microscope you look through, space is there. The fact is that the observer, the microscope and the observed […]

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Some interesting questions for the brave & reckless.

Where does thought touch, contact or join with ‘matter’? What difference is there between a conscious thought and an unconscious thought? Can you find or tell where a thought begins? Can you find or tell where a thought ends? If you cannot tell where a thought begins, then of what good are all your theories and ‘reasonings’ about creation and life? If you cannot tell where a thought begins or ends, then of what good is all of your ruminating about your own identity? You can dismiss these questions quite easily.  But now that you have read them, they may […]

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What reality does a ‘seeker’ have?

It is what we call a gross understatement to say that there is a great deal of misunderstanding amongst ‘aspirants’ or what we call ‘spiritual seekers’. The very notion of being a seeker is a misunderstanding.  Consciousness/awareness is not seeking anything – it IS everything without exception. Now, if consciousness is everything, without exception, and therefore it is not seeking anything, then what reality does a ‘seeker’ have? How can anyone actually be a seeker or be separate from consciousness? There is apparent evidence in so-called ‘teachings’ that do little more than divide up consciousness/awareness into ‘parts’.  It is impossible […]

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Nothing to learn.

It may appear, in the appearance of things, that there is someone speaking, giving pointers or advice, expressing themselves in a relatively independent manner.  What is ‘real’ in this or in any expression, is the expression, which is not separate or independent of consciousness, which is the immediate awareness of whatever it is. Consciousness cannot be negated nor can it be segregated, cut into two or represented by anything other than what it is.  Just as a reflection in a mirror is not separate from the mirror – it cannot be separated from the mirror.  This is naturally obvious. Further […]

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Words, concepts and images.

Some of the most frequently used words that appear in discussions, writing, talks and dare I say ‘lectures’ on this subject of ‘Non Duality’ are the words ‘consciousness’ and ‘awareness’.  Now it may not be clear to you that no one can actually define consciousness or awareness.  All definitions remain as mere pointers to ‘something’ that truly defies all definitions. If you disagree with this, simply look at any conclusion you come to, any definition you arrive at and realize, by examining it impartially, that it is merely words, concepts and images.  Without consciousness/awareness the words, concepts or images could […]

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Belief is belief – knowing is knowing.

It is interesting how some very direct pointing merely goes over the heads of most.   How can that happen?   Pointing in plain english devoid of anything that needs to be believed in should deliver what is necessary.  But it sure looks like only a few ‘hear’ clearly, resonate with what is being pointed to.  Why is that?  Is it because the mind is full of expectations and pre-conceived notions, with no room left to ‘hear’ anything fresh? Many years ago it was pointed out to me, that the ONLY fact I could be absolutely certain of, was the […]

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