Some say….

Some say….there is nothing you can do. Some say….there is no ‘you’ that can do anything. Some say….that to make an investigation is just more seeking….. and so it is useless. Of what use is such information? To me it sounds like an impotent philosophy – a philosophical view held by old men who have lost their ‘umph’. If they can’t truly help anyone, why don’t they just shut up? “Well, it’s how I make my living and I am doing very well, thank you” may be an honest reply. Nice life style for them and they are usually having […]

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Taken from an email reply – about seeing through the ‘me’.

It is fairly easy to SEE where someone is coming from….even with a partial understanding, so to speak. One detects something, even though it may not be totally clear, one smells a rat if the activity is biased or self-centered. The ‘pathway’ in the brain or mind of this habit of referring everything to the ‘me’ can be recognized easily in the so-called ‘other’. Since this activity of ‘self-referencing’ ‘in oneself’ is so quick, and since once it is happening, the open view is seemingly obscured, thus a glimpse of this activity with impartial vision is a very rare thing […]

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It has Never been hidden from View

Has the ultimate truth ever been hidden from you? No. It is obvious. Is there a disbelief appearing as a belief that “I don’t see it”? Why don’t you see it? Well, you are seeing it right now – but maybe you simply don’t recognize it. Why do you not recognize it? Is it not because the habit is to see ‘things’ or ‘objects’. Is there a habit of particularizing and claiming some quality of existence – laden with ‘me’? What you call your understanding, is it merely another transient appearance in the so-called ‘mind’? Thoughts and concepts arranged in […]

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As I see it.

Whenever I take the time to listen to any of the so-called ‘teachers’ around, ‘teachers’ of Non Duality (as if there could be such a thing) what I read or hear is usually lots of ‘stuff’ for the mind to play with…stuff that keeps the seeker caught in an endless loop. That is fine because that is what most seekers want. It is obvious that few are 100% genuine in their ‘wish’ to cut through the ‘story of me’. There are many ‘teachers’ who speak about going beyond the ‘story of me’ and yet they continue to teach and present […]

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Everything registers cleanly in the immediacy of cognition

Most seekers believe that a guru or teacher has achieved what it is that they wish to achieve and isn’t that why they hang around the guru or teacher? Is it because they wish for some very ‘special something’ to ‘rub off’ onto themselves, somehow? Any how? (Stardust in your eyes syndrome) The whole facade, that is so common around gurus, is actually servicing the concept of a ‘you’ that is ‘becoming something better’ and yet it is nothing less than more support for the idea about someone who is separate. It is duality………guru – devotee …..or teacher – pupil. […]

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What is your Intention?

What is your intention, right now? What is ‘intention’? Can you truly answer the question? What is your intention? Can you answer this question with total conviction? Pause and see. How does your intention affect ‘seeing’? If your intention is to see everything AS it IS, then the ‘old ways of looking’ at the world must be set aside or eliminated. THIS is where the ‘natural state’ of ‘openness’ ‘re-enters’. Whatever unfolds as ‘thought’ in the ‘mind’ is merely a display of ‘matter’ appearing and disappearing. What is it that cognizes the totality of this ‘display’ (universe)? Isn’t it naturally […]

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The All illuminating nature of pure seeing is uncompromising

There is an ancient story from Persia called “The Conference of the Birds”. In this story a group of ‘individuals’ who go in search of the Ultimate Truth guided by one who has a strong taste of the truth permeating his bones. As the journey proceeds and as they come closer to the Truth, one by one the group is reduced in number. Each departure of a companion is accompanied by his or her excuse of why they cannot go on. It is an accurate description of how ‘we’ all shy away from truth and how our personality cannot bare […]

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The words of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“This knowledge ‘I am’ or the ‘beingness’ is a cloak of illusion over the Absolute. Therefore, when Brahman is transcended only the Parabrahman is, in which there is not even a trace of the knowledge ‘I am’. “The sages and prophets recognized the sense of ‘being’ initially.  Then they meditated and abided in it, resulting in their ultimate realization.” Also – “Jivatman is the one who identifies with the body-mind as an individual separate from the world.  The atman is only beingness, or the consciousness, which is the world.  The Ultimate principal which knows this beingness cannot be named at […]

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Impressions of……….reality? + The Axis of Being

Let me introduce a new concept: The Axis of Being. The AXIS of BEING is the invisible stable fulcrum of ‘your life’ and it is not ‘yours’ as such – it is central to every activity on every plane of being. Like space, it has no perceivable qualities of itself. The axis of a rotating ball ‘comes into play’ only when the ball begins to rotate. This axis does not exist ‘physically’ – here is used as a concept and as a concept it may be useful as a tool for revealing ‘something’ or No Thing. This will be explained […]

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No one here, there or anywhere + The Mask

Someone asks if there are certain ‘things’ that tip me off as to whether someone (gurus and teachers etc) has really seen through the facade or whether they are simply giving lips service. In short, everything tips you off – because everything is an appearance. This is why I say that when you bow to another as being ‘higher’ than yourself, you are buying into a trap. There is no one else actually here. Start from the fact that you are THAT. Everything that is expressed is actually perfect and could not be expressed any other way than what it […]

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