Your practice implies limitations that don’t exist.

E…..writes “Do we have free will?” G answers: “We have enough to ask the question………………but not enough to know the answer” – so it seems. (That’s today’s humour quota)   One of the most ignored quotes from Ramana Maharshi is the most profound.   Few quote it because it undermines their teaching methods. Here is that quote (once again): ” You impose limits on your infinite being.  Then you get displeased to be a limited creature.  Then you begin spiritual practices (in order) to transcend these non-existing limits.  But if your practice itself implies the existence of these limits, HOW […]

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Correspondence 15.

R…. writes:  Today early was a strong sense of just registering everything as it arose – it was ok to question, doubt, be happy, anything was just being seen as registering.  There was no problem with the mind – because it was seen, along with it’s ramifications, as just registering against this.  Even the body was just registering. A little later I was sitting at work and had the strangest feeling – the feeling arose that I wanted to remember a room in my house.  I could not remember what that room looked like…  I was “stuck” in the registering […]

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Simple – exceedingly simple.

Nothing could be more simple than ‘one without a second’ – Non Duality. In the simplicity of what is naturally obvious – the innate activity of knowing, is free of conditioned mind, belief….. and the ten thousand things. The activity of clear registering, this immediate knowing has never actually been bound by anything.   That is what is astoundingly clear – yet whatever the mind makes of such insight amounts to nothing. Those who pretend to be ‘delivered’ out of the illusion of self are fooling no one at all. Who cares?     The habit from ancient times is […]

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Correspondence 14.

R……reply: “I now see that Awareness is really the registering of all that arises.  If I say “I am cold”, the physical sensation of what we call “cold” arises and is simultaneously registered, as well as the I am part, registers – the body that’s cold is registered and the sense of I registers.  That registering is apart from all of it, beyond it.  If the thought then arises that “I shouldn’t be cold”, or “yesterday I wasn’t cold”, all that is still just arising and simultaneously registering. In fact, it is being seen that the “memory” of yesterday is […]

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Un-compromised message.

I cannot read the ramblings of popular gurus and teachers without finding erroneous belief in the first paragraph, if not the first line.  What seems amazing is that no one seems to notice the bullshit they perpetuate constantly.    Of course the ‘ego’ loves to have something to cling to, something to feed itself with.  Hope in some future time when they will get enlightened or whatever.   None of it is true.  What is true is right NOW.  What is true does not require some method or practice.  Such mechanical things are all based on a belief in being […]

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Nothing in it for the ‘me’.

What is not clearly understood by most aspirants is that there is absolutely nothing to gain, nothing to lose, no one to improve themselves, purify themselves or change anything of what actually is.  The mind’s translation is only an expression – it is not containing an entity or a ‘me’, except as a concept or image of ‘self’.  Self is just a word that you have learned.  If there is a self then that self is everything without exception.  If self is everything without exception then that leaves the word self meaningless.   If we say that everything is nothing […]

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Correspondence 9.

After some email discussion about Cognizing Emptiness.  This activity of knowing is not ‘personal’ – it cannot be placed by the mind.  The mind only has words and ideas, memories and images and all these are appearance only. R……… No – no warmth yet… The knowing of this cognizing emptiness – although predominant last night and earlier today, seems to have waned through being immersed in work and family.  I know it doesn’t make any sense – it couldn’t possibly wane and if I just notice – it’s there, however not predominant. There seems to be a multi-level understanding to […]

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Your true essence will never betray you – be attuned with it.

What is reality?   – What is the meaning of life? Can there be any ‘individual meanings’ for life?   What is the meaning of your life? How can any particular ‘meaning of life’ be anything other than life itself? Can infinity exclude anything? Hundreds of years of Science and Religion, with the relevant brilliant minds in each field, have not come to any conclusive definite answer.  Dogma and hearsay, beliefs and complex conceptualised notions do not offer any definitive answer to the so-called deep questions about life.   Why? Isn’t it because unless you see and understand directly for yourself it […]

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Correspondence 8.

(To) Gilbert, I listened to the online Bob Adamson videos and audio last night. Something he said seemed to resonate. The thinking is happening — when the thinking stops, I’m still here. Aware, present – that’s what I am.  That’s what I’ve always been. It’s not tied to the thoughts – the combination of thoughts and body actions were being seen as “myself”. It’s funny that I’ve noticed this a million times but didn’t put 2+2 together until he said – if you pause a thought, you don’t fall apart, you don’t cease to exist. It really is too obvious […]

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Right Now – Naked Seeing is happening – you need nothing other.

This is not an attack on some guru or teacher – it is merely using an example from one to reveal something. Here is what one ‘teacher’ who just loves to promote himself as an enlightened being says: When you think about this Awakening, which is an impersonal event which happens through a body-mind mechanism, you have to assume, because of your own lifetime of experience, that there is someone there for whom this experience happens. You can’t imagine an impersonal happening of that kind, or what an impersonal experiential state would be, because there is no such thing as […]

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