Stirring the Pot.

Alright, time to get things clear. All this nonsense about ‘awakening’ and all those who perpetuate the concept of ‘awakening’ and all the ‘stages’ of learning to ’embody it’ is nothing but nonsense. Anyone who speaks about ‘the awakening’, ‘individual enlightenment’ or ‘the beloved’ is obviously deluded or just a fool.   Rumi started that beloved nonsense and they were nothing but love poems. (Gasp! Shock horror – who is offended by words? – If Rumi was so great why have his words not freed you yet?) A mind can swoon in a pool of self-delusional concepts about ‘The Beloved’ […]

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Something different – or the same old story?

This note is what we call a ‘Tossing a spanner in the works’.   Skip it if you sense some discomfort but remember it is only words. There is nothing that is separate from something else – there is no ‘other’ – what is, is all inclusive.  One could venture to say that there are Cosmic Forces at play – energy displaying itself as a multitude of apparently separate ‘things’ in what we call the universe. Distant Galaxies, Stars, Planets, comets and what we call black holes, all of which influence each other in a most intimate way – in […]

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Intelligence.

NOTE: a reminder that there are quite a few notes that are only visible to those who register. Registering is easy – all you need is a valid email address. Join in the comment pages and access all the notes – well over 200 of them. Who is missing something? Everything is animated by the same ‘life force’ – one energy. It is ALL energy forming as ‘intelligent’ patterns, in the present. There is only this present, this wordless being-ness. There is no right or wrong in the actuality – in this ‘what is-ness’. The mind oscillates between the opposites […]

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Awake.

Email question from Italy. Dear Gilbert,  After the awakening where goes the FOCUS ? Now, to me, it seems that I can direct the FOCUS on thinking, feeling, seeing, etc. but after the awakening where goes the FOCUS ? Thank you. – R…… (Italy) … Gilbert’s reply: Naked Wakefulness is not a concept.   If you cannot discriminate between naked wakefulness and thoughts about wakefulness, how will you ever understand your true nature? There is no awakening. All such talk is nonsense. No one awakens. The focus goes where it is needed, just as it does for everyone. Who is fixated with ‘ME’?  It is a fictional […]

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Too easy to be true.

IN THE APPEARANCE OF THINGS…………it never ceases to amaze me……how…….’seekers’ ignore what is most obvious and carry on searching for what is already here, now.  Like a fool with his glasses resting on the top of his head, he searches everywhere for his glasses.  He is convinced they are ‘out there’ somewhere.  He won’t be told “They are on top of your own head”.  Oh no.  That would be too simple, too easy.  It can’t be true. The fact is that what is being looked for is ‘doing the looking’.  The required insight is a non-conceptual clear experiencing of the […]

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Correspondence 19.

R……writes:  “I make no claim of the seeker dropping away in this “revelation” – only that this present awareness is being seen as THAT which is being pointed out.  However it is the only “revelation” – or better said – it is the revelation of that which cannot pass, that, which is not an experience, that has always been present.  The seeker is seen along with the non-seeker – both states of mind (or both being either side of the same coin) being witnessed by awareness.  The arising of the seeker coincides with the resting of the non-seeker. No fireworks […]

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The weak Meditate and dream of being awake.

We ‘learn’ of our TRUE strength in ‘battle’.   The meek shall inherit the earth and eat dirt. A worthy opponent is not something to ignore.  Pretending to know is only useful as a last resort.  Clinging to beliefs, the imagined entity prolongs its miserable and imagine independent life – a mere story of ‘me’. Each one of us innately know what is true – but that knowing needs to be ‘fired up’, it needs to glow and shine brightly.  Living in the darkness of erroneous beliefs and misinformation is not satisfactory.  No joy comes from beating a dead horse. […]

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Correspondence 18.

R…. writes: “So – this clear and present awareness is IT.  IT is what all the big deal is being made about.  The present awareness IS – BEFORE thought, judgment, labeling, identification…  those occur IN TIME, AFTER the pure SEEING.  Everything that arises ABOUT THAT but AFTER is always in the past.  That pure SEEING continues immediately and presently.  In fact that doesn’t seem right – the pure SEEING doesn’t continue, because that implies time.  The pure SEEING is just THERE always unchanged- the sense of continuity is of the mind. As you say, this moment is the FIRST moment, […]

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Correspondence 17.

R….. writes: Expressing the inexpressible seems much like writing poetry.  Some can and some can’t. I had never contacted a single person about this before. Something in your writing spurred on the contact.  Since then it is not so much your writing or ability to express, but more the uncompromising turning me back on myself and bluntness, that seemingly helps. Here in my town there is an “authentic” Tibetan Geshe Lama.  I attended a few meditations and fixed the center’s computer just so I could get some one-on-one time with the Geshe.  Through the translator I asked my questions and […]

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Delusional seekers.

It is common for ‘seekers’ to gravitate to ‘positive’ teachings and to ‘positive affirmations’ that permeate thousands of deluded teachers and ‘Self-Help’ books.  In their deluded states of mind they want to be lulled into a false sense of security.   They avoid anything negative not realizing that ENERGY is not divided into negative and positive.  Energy is energy.  The polar aspects of current is only apparent direction.   What is the difference between sunlight and moonlight?   One is direct light and one is reflected light.  A scientist may tell you that the helix direction of the light is […]

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