The ONLY + No Division

The only ‘thing’ you need to recognize is totally clear and obvious – it is your immediate ‘condition’ plus your original state. This immediate ‘condition’ is clear and empty – totally contained in your original state – this changeless state – reality. Everything appears in the SEEING-KNOWING. The body appears and the states, thoughts, concepts and ideas all appear and disappear. The transient appearance of this immediate ‘condition’ has ‘appeared’ to come upon that original state. Any thought about this appears and disappears. Follow any thought as it disappears and the emptiness of pure seeing-knowing is obvious. What you are […]

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Chasing Rainbows and non existing Kites + Now is not a Place

There is nothing for the ‘me’ in ‘direct pointing’.  The clearer the pointing is, the less the ‘me’ can distort it into something it can claim as its own. Those who are offended by some of the expressions here are not seeing the mechanical nature of the mind. The self-image is what most ‘seekers’ are trying to enhance. There is no shortage of gurus who will assist in that. There is no point in collecting seekers and the decades that pass by for so many seekers is completely unnecessary – but they don’t recognize it as a limited way to […]

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Ramesh Balsekar – 1917 – 2009

On Sept 27th, Ramesh Balsekar died in Mumbia, India. Ramesh is best known to many as a translator for Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, between 1979 and 1981. He shared his concepts in his own meetings after Nisargadatta’s passing. Many found their way to see him in his top floor apartment in the family building in a ‘better part’ of Mumbai. He had been a banker for most of his life. He was a student at the London School of Economics as a young man and he spoke English well. I visited Ramesh around the end of last century and I found […]

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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’. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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