LIFE is all there IS

There is a very common belief amongst ‘seekers’ that ‘when’ realization happens, you are turned into a super clean ‘person’, someone who lives and breathes ‘holiness’ etc. That is nothing but more beliefs based on ideas about ‘how it should appear to be’. Ideals are ideals. The ACTUAL is the actual. Many ‘Christians’ hold onto a concept about Jesus, an IMAGE of a perfect being. They try to live up to this image, which is only in their own minds. They continually fail to live up to the image because they are constantly denying how they are in ‘this moment’. […]

Read more

Take a breath. Pause. What is real?

Speaking in a relative sense, which it appears, is the only way of communication – for many, it seems, the ‘personal point of view’ predominates the activities of the mind. Simply labeled, we can call it ‘self-centered activity’. The common worldly view is to bolster this ‘personal’ identity by acquiring all manner of ‘things’, the ‘self’ is supposed to become ‘whole’ and strong. In Sunday school some aphorisms are given out to small children. One I remember is: “Build your house on the Rock – not on the Sand”. ‘The Rock’ symbolizes the Truth (reality). ‘Sand’ symbolizes the transitory nature […]

Read more

Nothing to acquire – no seeker. Distrubing the slumber + plus other writings

If you wake a sleeping traveler, by the side of the road, because he is being robbed by a dozen monkeys, is it the right thing to do? Should you just walk on by and let things take their own course? What are some of your cherished beliefs? Are you willing to drop them all and SEE ‘what is’? Everyone is an appearance in the clear awareness that you ARE. There are no exceptions – it is ALL appearance. Each seemingly separate appearance is equal to any other appearance. Words are words. Words can enchant the unwary and words can […]

Read more

An emailed question: Self Inquiry: Who am I ? – Who is asking?

Gilbert, My name is……(the writer has asked for his email to be removed) – Regards, G. The Reply still stands: Self inquiry is not useful as a repeating pattern – it should be over quickly – as a long term practice in turns into a prison of frustration. Why? Because, there is no ‘self’ to find. What you are is what you are. What you seek you already ARE. WHO is asking the question “Who am I?” The thing to SEE is that all answers are conceptual answers. Where are you SEEING from? Look into that space of knowing………..and SEE […]

Read more

Sitting on two stools.

As the Buddha is reported to have said: “Events happen – deeds are done – there is no individual doer thereof”. Squeaky clean spiritual heroes are unbelievable.  The spiritual self-image is not the actuality of BEING. The paradox of being caught between ‘being’ and ‘personality’ is an ‘uncomfortable place to be’. The paradox must be resolved by your own self – and yet there isn’t one. Being told there isn’t one is one thing – SEEING it as reality is the end of internal conflict over identity. The end of that conflict appears to be ‘individual’ – yet the resonance […]

Read more

Being and becoming

BEING is this immediacy. There is nothing outside of this immediacy. All postulations about anything existing outside of this immediacy is only an appearance in this immediacy. The only evidence can be in this immediacy. So, all concepts about ‘becoming’ are primarily an ignoring of this immediacy of being, in preference for an idea about a future time when becoming (process) will become actuality, BEING. The falling away of belief in becoming reveals naked being. The apparent ‘arrival’ is really a departure, a departure of something that ‘was’ believed in, the idea of ‘becoming’. Nothing is achieved. No one gets […]

Read more

At the core of all experiencing – understanding is.

When the milk is churned, butter spontaneously appears. No churning – no butter. Space is empty. Some hint of movement ‘creates’ forms from nothing. The swirling activity ‘creates’ a sense of something ‘happening’. ‘Identity’ forms from nothing. At the core of the experience-ing there is an absolute stillness – pure observing. The sense of duration and sequence are known as appearances in a subtle motionless indescribable state of being. Even ‘being’ itself is included along with non-being in this ‘place’. ‘From’ this ‘place’ it is obvious that all the ‘elements’ are ‘appearing’, including the sense of identity, name, form and […]

Read more

Thought is a vibration – do not identify yourself as a thought.

Oscillating between hope and despair will just bring exhaustion. There is no answer in the mind. The ONLY way out of the mind is FULL STOP. (period) The thought that I cannot stop thinking is just a thought. Instead of pouring all the energy into despair – simply stop thought for a moment. In that ceasing there is an obvious clear space – get a taste of it. This spaciousness where no thoughts are racing around, is the background of the Universe. Stillness, emptiness, silence, peace. There is no peace in the mind – it is restless by its own […]

Read more

Gnosis – Knowing – Presence – Awareness.

Stick with the direct simplicity of immediate knowing. Read on, knowingly, without losing this conscious presence, this ‘I am-ness’.  It can’t be lost. ‘I’ represents the knowing and ‘am’ is the verb ‘to be’ – being. ‘You’ cannot separate the knowing from being. They are One (Gnosis). This simple intent to be conscious of this consciousness is enough, it is effortless presence to what is. If you as a believed in entity ‘try’ to do it, it will fail.  Simply be the SEEING – this formless activity of seeing. Let everything flow, as it does, without wanting to change or […]

Read more

This Conscious Light of Knowing

There is one ‘pointer’ that is so often bypassed by so many.  It is this………There is no answer in the mind. There is no answer in the mind – the mind is simply thoughts and images parading as insubstantial ‘things’. So many hear this and slip straight back into conceptualizing about it, or about something else. The effortless effort of pure being does not depend on any thought. This immaculate presence is already here in its own completeness. Be the Conscious Light – the light of consciousness – the light of the immediate SEEING. All there is is knowing. The […]

Read more
Page 63 of 64« First...102030...6061626364