How was I before this consciousness arose, and how will I be after it departs?What is my original face prior to this mask (persona) of consciousness?Isn’t it clear and obvious that right here at zero degrees from where I am actually seeing or looking that there is clear boundless empty space out of which the so called seeing is happening? Isn’t it a fact that my original face is actually no face at all but simply clear empty space like awareness or knowing without any knower or seer at all?If this is the case and it is obvious and clear that it is.So obvious in fact that we don’t usually notice this fact.Then in truth I have never been face to face or confronted anyone in my entire life.The situation is that there is face out there to space here at my end.I am space – for every face, as well as the entire universe to appear in.Space like awareness or knowing-ness – I am this aware no thing – emptiness suffused withawareness. – I never move or change.I am the unspeakable non dual Absolute or non conceptual awareness as is pointed out in Dzogchen – the highest expression of Buddhism.Dzogchen translated means The Great Perfection and The Great Perfection of Dzogchen is just this, in one sentence – non-conceptual awareness.Isn’t this what everyone already is? Aren’t you aware right now, even without a thought or concept? Without a thought or concept where are you? Aren’t you here and now present and aware? What world is there without a concept or thought? There is no world, there never has been, there is only this boundless pure being or empty non conceptual awareness in which any and every world or universe is only an appearance or reflection.A reflection or appearance is not the reality.Like the night time dream seems real while it is taking place, but disappears as if it never existed on waking.This awareness is unborn, unceasing, it never began because it is outside time and mind, and it never ends because it has no known boundaries.Aren’t you THAT?This consciousness – “I am” So and So, is not what I am.This consciousness is in duality and reality or what I truly am is non dual One without any second at all.This consciousness which everyone loves and would like to continue forever is suffering and misery, it isnothing but ignorance; ignorance of my true and natural state of absolute pure being beyond the being and non being of this limited time bound consciousness.This consciousness, I am So and So, or even just I am is only a concept, not a reality.Reality is non dual, non conceptual – ever shining,Omnipresence awareness – just THIS – which you have never been apart from – nothing else.What do you need to do, where do you need to go to reach thisempty space of pure knowing that you already are? The answer is obvious isn’t it?What I am telling you is absolutely open, obvious, not hidden – an open secret.So obvious that it can’t be seen by the mind which is made up of concepts and acquired knowledge which is only ignorance.The mind tends to reject this and resists what is being said because the mind is time, a bunch of dead memories and concepts and can only think in terms of time and in duality in the pairs of opposites.There is no point in fighting with your mind or trying to control it.Leave it alone and it will assume it’s correct place as a servant to this space like non conceptualawareness which is your natural or original face.Your original face is no face, nothing – This ever present empty space of knowing – impersonal pure self-shining intelligence that you cannot negate or grasp with any concept or thought.The very fact that you ‘know’ that you exist is an indication of your true or original condition which is real,unshakable, and unchanging.This non dual Absolute that you already ‘are’, cannot know limitation or corruption ( birth and death ) because there is nothing apart from itself, as it is pointed to in Advaita, it is One without any second.It is only when consciousness manifests as body-mind in seeming duality orseeming pairs of opposites that it seemingly becomes conscious of itself – self conscious or self aware.When this consciousness exposes itself to you andshows you your true nature, then you have no form.Without a form can there be an image or self centre? The entire manifestation of consciousness – “I am aseparate entity which is born and afterwards dies, is an hallucination, the nature of which is to be inconstant.Read More »
Can I maintain my identity as Mr or Mrs So and So indefinitely?
Even the Pharaohs’ in their pyramids have turned to dust!
Is there anything permanent, anything that lasts forever?
The truth is that there is nothing that lasts forever, including the consolation created by invented religions of some permanent soul or spiritual entity and the illusion of reincarnation.
The person who is dead doesn’t know that he or she is dead, and doesn’t have any knowledge of his existence or non-existence.
It is only the others who say that he or she is dead.
However there is a boundless aware, pure knowing presence or pure functioning that you cannot negate on the one hand, and at the same time can never be grasped by any concept or man made thought or invention.
This conscious or all knowing presence, which is referred to in Advaita as non-dual One without a second ‘is’ the reality that every so-called seeker is seeking.
This non dual Absolute is fathomless pure being and can never be known by anyone so called, simply because there is no one who is actually apart from it who could know it.
So start from the ‘ fact’ that you already are THAT (God, Truth, or Reality) that you are seeking.
This reality or Absolute is nothing, no one and no thing as such, but at the same time it is everything.
Vast emptiness suffused with awareness or pure knowing, boundless pure intelligence or spirit utterly incorporeal.
These words are only describing THIS, they are not the reality they are pointing to, they are only concepts, however what they are referring to – this conscious presence of awareness that you are presently experiencing and which you cannot under any circumstances negate, is the very reality or truth that you are seeking and is certainly not a concept or image.
The reason that this non-dual Absolute is not a thing or soul that lasts forever is because it is outside time altogether.
It is timelessly present – Omnipresent, One without any second at all.
It is eternal, always and ever present – birthless, deathless, body-less, mindless, timeless and space-less, and this can never be grasped by the mind or any concept whatsoever.
This is unfathomable mystery – you as that entity can never know this, but you can ‘be’ this.
So that is the solution – just be what you already are – I am THAT – and give up becoming as becoming implies time which is only a mental concept.
Even though this may seem mysterious to the mind and paradoxical, yet what I am pointing to completely obvious, clear and open and known to everyone – an open secret – seemingly hidden yet obvious.
There ‘is’ no becoming because becoming is in time and you are timeless Omnipresence – just this and nothing else.
You cannot negate your being-ness and you can never grasp it with any concept, so just be as you are in this natural state of Omnipresence.
Realize the actuality and becoming and seeking will fall away without any effort on your part. Again, this is totally obvious to everyone and yet seemingly hidden at the same time – an open secret ripe to be exploited by unscrupulous new age gurus.
Realize that there is no teacher nor is there any teachings, there is just this boundless space of pure knowing awareness, which you already are.
So what you are seeking you already are.Read More »
So where is the need to continue the search?
It is impossible to become what you already are.
You know you are – I am – full stop!
That is not I was or I will be, it is simple, non-conceptual, non-verbal, pure being, always and ever, infinitely and eternally.
You alone are non-dual One without any second.
Reality did not change, it cannot change.
So nothing has happened at all, the manifest universe has not been created at all because moreover you cannot pinpoint the origin of anything in this world, because everything is beyond arising, beyond dwelling and ceasing – all is unborn, unceasing, beginning-less, endless.
This being the case, why did you change Oh man and woman?
What we talk about here is something that can’t really be talked about at all. – It cannot be expressed in words or concepts, but language is the only tool we have at our disposal to point to THIS. – The words we are using are not the actuality but are useful simply as pointers to what is. – Call it Advaita, non-duality, Truth or any other concept you would like to apply to this ever-present awareness – knowingness that you cannot negate or deny. What is being said presents a whopping paradox to the everyday acquired mind or what we refer to as the “me” of memory. – This ordinary mind that we make use of to function in everyday life, tries to make sense of everything and uses logic and acquired knowledge to know about the external world of things in order to be able to control things and events so that it can feel safe and secure.
The mind as we generally refer to it is a thing, a bunch of memories and concepts, and being a thing it doesn’t want to know about, and can never grasp, nothing or this aware no thing of pure ever present non conceptual awareness – such-ness that constitutes the truth of non-duality called Advaita. – As long as this illusory entity “me” is not seen through, all your actions will reinforce and perpetuate the seeming reality of this separate person or entity. – This activity is neither good or bad, it is just what is – pure ignorance masquerading as knowledge.There are no real people at all, they are simply dream characters, images appearing on the screen of this aware no thing; without any substance or independent nature at all, apart from this empty awareness, which is nothing at all to the acquired mind of man, so called. – On investigation you will find that there is no separate independent entity that has ever done anything. – Yes, that’s it, nothing has ever happened – it only seemed to.
The manifest universe is appearance only; it is unreal, illusionary, like the reflection of the moon seen in a pool of water.The story of your life is just that, a story, it is imaginary. – There is no one there ever, there is just this boundless, empty, pure aware no thing. – So you as the entity can’t meditate or become enlightened, you can’t do anything, you are being done. – Whatever seemingly happens is what is meant to happen. – There are no mistakes because there is no independent entity there to make a mistake. – This completely confounds the educated mind. – The mind hates this and will do everything it can to resist or avoid what is being said here. – However if this is being read or heard it is already too late to turn back to duality, Maya, or delusion because your head is in the tiger’s mouth, and once in the tiger’s mouth of Advaita there can never be any escape.A cardinal rule of what is being expounded is that you will never find or solve the profound mystery of existence by looking in the mind. – The answer is not in the mind – so full stop! Stop trying to reason out or grasp the ungraspable. – Give up this mental gymnastics. – Stop thinking that at some future time I will be fulfilled and find what I am endlessly seeking through my wife, husband, family, nation, culture, religion or any other imaginary external thing.Your happiness or salvation does not lie in any external person or thing. – It is already with you, it is you. – The Mahavakya or great word of Hinduism, of Advaita is TAT TVAM ASI – Thou Art THAT.
You already are THAT non-dual pure essence that you are seeking. – This is so obvious, so simple, that you have been ignoring this self-shining empty cognisance that is your natural stateless state. – Whenever you think, usually it is always in duality, you always think on another – eg Joe, Julie, or some other so called person or thing. – Try to think on yourself and see what happens! I know a lot about others, history, science, technology, medicine, etc – all hearsay, acquired second hand – intellectual knowledge – mind stuff, but who or what am I? When you are turned around and begin to look along these lines, along the lines of Advaita, your progress, so called will be very swift.Read More »
Who am I? – Whence am I? – Has anything happened in reality or have I simply been duped by illusion? – When I look for myself I can’t find myself as any separate entity or thing, there just seems to be empty space or boundless presence without any entity that knows this pure being or presence.
So isn’t it a fact that I am nothing perceivable or conceivable, yet I still am? – Nothing can know me or fathom me because I contain all – the sword can’t cut me, the fire can’t burn me, the wind can’t dry me, the water can’t drown me, simply because I contain all these things, they don’t contain me as I am non-dual, One without any second at all.What is true of me is also true of you who are seemingly hearing this pointing out instruction.
Know this truth for yourself and THAT will make you free, not any external guru or thing.
Nothing has ever touched me as THAT and I am infinitely expansive without any beginning or ending.
When you see me dead I am more alive than ever, and when you see me as a living body-mind I am dead as that; how muddled up you are!
It is your own reflection as mind or consciousness that has caused this confusion or psychological suffering, no one else is doing anything to you or causing you suffering or unhappiness.Realize that you will never find any solution or answer to the riddle of existence in the mind of memory and anticipation. -This acquired mind is a useful tool for functioning in daily life, but it is worse than useless as an instrument for discovering your true nature or ultimate reality.
The mind or “me” as such is made up of ideas and concepts and has no substance or independent existence apart from this space of pure knowing awareness upon which it is appearing like a reflection in a mirror.
This mirror like knowing presence is ineffable and unknowable and certainly cannot be grasped by any person, concept or thing.Once this is clearly seen by no one, all attempts at grasping, understanding or knowing this boundless space of awareness fall away spontaneously and you are left here and now present and aware as you have always been.
You, even though there ‘is’ no you, (I still have to use words to point to THIS) leave everything ‘ as it is’, unaltered, unmodified, uncorrected, without preference, partiality, or comparison.
You cease running the show and playing god and let THIS conscious presence – awareness, which you already are, run the universe.It is clearly seen that there isn’t any entity there to control or do anything. – A bit hard to swallow at one go isn’t it?
It puts a bit of a dent in the old pride and demolishes the fictitious story of your life that you have been boring everyone with for so long.
This destiny or story is totally false and there has been no entity that has ever done anything.Read More »
You are not beating your heart, digesting your food or circulating your blood, this is all taking place quite spontaneously in spite of, rather than because of you as that ego or entity.Do I want to hear all this; am I ready to hear this? – If you are still with this pointing out, then there may be a resonation with what is being said.
If this is resonating at your end then you already know the truth of what is being said and you are not getting anything from me personally.
Everyone (so-called) already knows THIS. – This is definitely known by everyone but it has seemingly been forgotten.
Even the learning’s of a lifetime can’t stand up once that bell starts to ring.
If this rings a bell with you then you know the truth for yourself.
There is resonation with what is being pointed out. I am that ringing bell of utter freedom and effortless living.
Wake up right this instant, this very first and only instant, and be what you are – the non-dual Absolute.
How did I come to be? – Do I personally play any part in the appearance and disappearance of this consciousness “I am”, or did all this play ( Lila ) of consciousness and it’s content come about spontaneously without any volition, choice, or knowledge of any so called separate individual?
The consciousness itself is fully manifest.
Everything exists in the light of this conscious knowing-ness.
In other words consciousness is everything there is.
It is important to see that there is nothing apart from consciousness and no object,person or thing can exist apart from this conscious presence.Consciousness is it’s content, therefore nothing has ever existed,because for something to exist permanently it would have to be apart or separate from consciousness and this is an impossibility, for everything is consciousness as we have just pointed out.
This consciousness expressing as the concept I am So and So, is illusory, time bound, impermanent.There is no thought or concept that can stand on it’s own apart from the being-ness – consciousness which is itself time – bound.However THAT which knows the consciousness is the reality or non-dual Absolute that everyone, so called is seeking.
All the play in the consciousness including the illusory separate individuals and the phenomenal universe is Maya – ignorance.
So when the consciousness disappears do I who know this disappear? Whatever is happening from the Absolute standpoint, without the knowledge “I am”, is very profound,unlimited,expansive.
This is what is to be abided in, not by any entity or person, but by the apperception that there is only One state or reality, not two.
This is genuine Advaita (Unicity).There is no compromise, simply because there ‘is’ no duality in non-duality.In the Absolute the I am-ness arises spontaneously and then experience of duality takes place.
In the Absolute there is no individuality, no memory that I am this or that, but there is a continual stirring,an endless activity or movement without beginning or end, and this the mind of the individual or person (so called) can never comprehend.The Absolute state, so called cannot be obtained.
THAT is your state – THIS is it.
To the Absolute state witnessing of the consciousness happens.
Nothing needs to be done by anyone, just be as you are in this natural stateless state,unperturbed by the ceaseless arising and passing away of conceptual thoughts and images.What remembers and forgets is not you.
You are the changeless background or screen upon which all these changing things of phenomena, are projected.
Do not think of even the actual act of seeing all these changing things of life, birth, death and phenomena, but rather of THAT which makes all these things possible.
Keep your mind fixed on THAT Omnipresence that is untouched any passing thought, thing or fancy.
This may seem impossible at first,because of the incessant habit energy of belief that has been invested in these conceptual thoughts and images.However the false can not stand up to investigation, and when the falseness of these changing phenomena are directly seen,they will lose their power to distract from this ever present awareness,that prior to this investigation had been ignored, taken for granted, or simply overlooked.
Relax without conception or reference point in un-distracted non meditation.Read More »
Don’t even bother to meditate.If there is no distraction – moving away in thought from this Omnipresent I am-ness, then meditation is spontaneously taking place – the meditation of being, or what in Dzogchen, the highest expression of Buddhism refers to as ‘un-distracted non-meditation’. – Effortless presence with what is!Meditation is your natural condition, and it is taking place ceaselessly, like oil being poured into oil – an endless unbroken movement without beginning or ending.
Nirvana is extinction – no permanent entity or thing to meditate or not meditate – unborn,unceasing beyond all transformation – the highest happiness, the peace that passes all understanding – the Buddha smile – the unborn Buddha mind or essence which Nisargadatta Maharaj calls your natural state.
Why swap THIS for thought, trying unsuccessfully to find this boundless space of non conceptual knowing awareness which cannot be found because it was never lost, as it is every-where – every-when?
What is my true position? – Where am I actually located? – Isn’t it a fact that I exist in and as space itself? – Does space have any centre or circumference? – For anything to exist it would have to be in space, and space itself is nothing, it has no location and is all pervasive. Everything arises and is finally subsumed in that sky like space. – This space that you are seeing right in front of you is indestructible and invulnerable because it has no dimensions and is nothing or no thing. – Things perish, but the space that they are appearing in is imperishable – vast emptiness that wasn’t created by anyone or anything.This space-like awareness which expresses through the mind as the thought “I am” is formless.
The basis of this knowledge “I am” is unborn empty-awareness-knowing-ness. – True knowledge (Janna) has no shape or form. – I am THAT by which I know I am. – I am infinitely and eternally without any shape or form; nothing can touch me or know me because I alone Am – One without a second. – THIS activity of knowing, the knowledge “I am”, doesn’t have any shape, form, or design. – Trace any thought back to its origin, there you have all the love, all the power, all the knowledge and abundance you can ever need. – Eg: you are! Always and ever.Realize that what you are seeking – perfection – you already are. – The concept or thought “I am’ is the news spontaneously announcing your true condition or natural state of perfection, which in fact, you have never left. – Have a look at that – I am is not I was ( past ) or I will be ( future ), but I am here and now Absolutely and eternally – before Abraham was I am. – A step closer – before Jesus Christ was I am. – I am always and ever, and so are you. – I am THAT, you are THAT, there is nothing now or ever that is not THAT. – Isn’t this clear and obvious to no one by now?You know ‘ you are ‘. – That is the teaching in a nutshell. – Has anyone ever left that pure being-ness (Sat)? – Can anyone negate their being-ness? – It is quite obvious that they cannot. – However Being-ness or the non dual Absolute cannot know itself objectively
That which is seeking is that which is sought. – Objectively it’s not there. – That’s why you will never find the answer you are seeking in the mind, because you cannot find something that you have never lost – your own Being, your true identity – I am.You are not what you have taken yourself to be – this corpse like physical body and it’s illusory mind – the “me” of memory. – The past is dead and never really happened, so who are you? – What do you hope to achieve? – From where have you come and to where are you proceeding? – Ask these questions of yourself and the vice-like grip of the illusory self-centre will loose its hold on you and fall away without any effort on your part, leaving you here and now, Omnipresent, awake, and aware as you have always been.You have never left this presence awareness except in conceptual speculation and memory. – Even then when the past is being recalled or the future is being anticipated, this is only happening presently. – You never actually go to the future or return to the past except in conceptual thinking (mind). – You can never live in the past or future, you can only live presently.
The past is dead and the future has not yet arrived.When the future arrives it will be presently – NOW. – This is the only instant there ever is, there is no other time but now no matter what position the hands of the clock are in, and every instant is the best instant, the first instant of knowing, ever fresh, ever new, uncontaminated by any imaginationThe Omnipresent, unchanging equal-ness of this space like activity of pure knowing is Advaita. – This knowing has nothing to do with the knowing of the mind which is time, past and future, knowing facts like this or that, he or she, the duality of phenomena. – No one can negate this presence of awareness nor can it be grasped with a thought or concept. – Therefore it is immediately seen to be true, as it is continually pointed out and alluded to in Advaita, that you will never find the answer to the riddle of existence and non existence in the mind as such. – This is all anyone, so called, needs to know.Read More »
Is there anything to know, anywhere to go, anything to do?
The answer is, no, there is not. -There is just this ever present being which is always and ever whole or complete in itself, what is referred to in Advaita as One without a second.
If there is no second or other to this being that you already are right here and now, who then is the separate person with destiny and free will that you presently and mistakenly take to be your identity?
Look into this for yourself and solve this riddle of apparent separation or sin, as it is referred to in some of the religious traditions. – Are you separate, are you a miserable sinner or a virtuous saint? – Perhaps you are neither? – Are you separate from the animating life force, or what we refer to as consciousness?
Is consciousness personal (yours or mine) or is it universal? – I think it is rather obvious that consciousness, sentience, nature or life itself is universal and isn’t the property of any person or individual.
No separate person or individual has control over life and death, so called.
Life has us, we as these seeming separate entities, don’t have it. – That means that we as these phenomenal objects, humans, animals, nature in general, are being lived or animated by this utterly impersonal life force or universal consciousness. – If this is fact is realized, it results in freedom from this bondage of self, this phantom entity “me” that we had been shoring up, protecting, and investing all of our energy into.
This frees everything up and life or living becomes an effortless, endless flow of pure functioning without beginning or ending – a timeless throb (Sphurana) of pure presence awareness. -This infinite vibration, this ever fresh, ever new, ceaseless I – I, this unbroken and formless I that is always and ever present, pure functioning, cognizing emptiness, is what you truly ‘are’. – THIS is nothing to the mind and that is why it is constantly being ignored.
THIS that is being pointed to is nothing perceivable or conceivable.
THIS emptiness suffused with awareness, this aware no thing cannot be understood or grasped by the mind of the so called individual simply because the mind as such is a thing, a bundle of memories, past experiences and concepts and it does not want to know or be introduced to this aware no thing which is the actual non dual Absolute or reality that alone can resolve or solve all problems and bring about genuine liberation and spiritual satisfaction.
The reason why the mind the mind doesn’t want to know about what is being pointed to here is that it will loose it’s illusory power and will no longer be running the show as it had always mistakenly assumed itself to be doing. – No “me”, no problem!
All problems are problems of relationship – “me” and the so called other, but if there is no me there with any substance or independent nature of it’s own, then how can there be any problems? The simple answer is – there can’t be!
THIS all-knowing presence awareness is no thing to the mind or the so called “me” of memory. -This reference point, this acquired me of dead memories, concepts and past experiences is invalid; it doesn’t exist when it is fearlessly looked into.
So when I say I like this or I don’t like something else, what is this ‘I’ that I am talking about? -Isn’t it just a dead image, a concept given by your parents and society to which you then added all the past events and experiences of your made up life story?
Have a good look at it, don’t just go off half baked, don’t run back into the mind of dead language and acquired thoughts, learning and concepts and say, yes, but what about this and what about my bad childhood etc, etc? That’s just a cop out, a load of make belief and untruth, because in truth nothing has happened at all. -THIS self-shining, non dual pure knowing awareness has never ever changed or been affected by anything; it’s undeniable. – intangible presence is enabling you to read these words here and now. -You have never left this all knowing awareness.Read More »
THIS is THAT non dual Absolute.
The TRUTH that makes you free, but do you want the TRUTH or do you prefer the lie of limitation (birth and death) and separation (sin)?
Do I come from anywhere, and do I go anywhere, and who and what is the nature of this “I” that I am referring to? – Isn’t this ‘I’ that I am referring to, just a thought, a mental concept? – This ‘I thought’ which becomes active around the age of 3 years onwards, takes on a seeming substance and substantiality of its own that in reality it doesn’t actually possess. – If this ego ‘I’ is taken to be actual or real, then all the apparent trouble begins from there.
If there is ‘I’, then there is also ‘other than I’, and this is (sin) separation, isolation, anxiety etc.
If this I is not inquired into, questioned, and seen to be false, then there is no possibility for genuine freedom and an end to suffering. – So long as this false ‘I’ is holding sway, there is self-improvement, honor, duty, morality, piety, filial responsibility, national pride and every other evil under the sun. – As long as there is another, there is always going to be fear and hatred rife in the illusory world appearance.
Who am I, who are you, who think that you have destiny and free will and are personally running the show, so to speak?
Don’t look at me or run to someone outside yourself, some priest or pope to find the answer to this riddle. – Look to your own Self, find out for yourself what you truly are. Do you need someone else to confirm your own existence? – You ‘know’ that you are, that you exist. – Good enough, start there, stay there and don’t move away from this fact into thoughts and mental concepts. – Investigate the fact of your own being.
How did I come to be this miserable creature that I appear to be, this limited sentient human being? – How did this happen without my permission and has it truly happened or is it simply appearance only and not an ultimate reality?
These are the kind of questions one needs to ask oneself in order to see what is clear and obvious and staring you in the face, so to speak. – Contempt prior to investigation is keeping you in everlasting bondage and this need not be so. There is an end to psychological suffering and you don’t have to wait until you are dead for this to happen; but there has to be earnestness or even a sense of urgency on your part first, before this can happen or occur.
How long are you going to remain locked up in the prison of religious beliefs and various other beliefs before you have the courage and gumption to question all these erroneous beliefs?
Start right here and now with the only fact that you are absolutely certain of and that is the fact of your own being, ‘I am’. – This is the key to the whole seeming mystery.
Be in this I am, stay in this I am and don’t be drawn out or distracted by any extraneous thoughts and mental concepts. – If you listen to your own yapping conceptual mind, if you get engrossed by this ceaseless flow of mental concepts and thoughts thinking that they will help or benefit you in some way, then these very concepts will strangle you and lead you to an early death before your allotted time.
Your mind is useful as an instrument for daily living, but in itself, it cannot grasp or understand this non-dual essence or deathless spirit that you truly are. – You will never find the answer in the mind, realize this fact and be free right here and now, not at some future time. – Your mind is time, memory and anticipation and it can never grasp the timeless, which is this presence awareness, the direct activity of knowing, this knowledge I am! – This pure knowledge, I am, has no shape design or form and you are THAT. – This is all anyone needs to know. – All other knowledge is only a form of ignorance. – Scientific, spiritual, and religious knowledge is only ignorance and not true or actual knowledge or Jnana. – This alone is the Jnana of the Jnani, pure and simple, you know thatRead More »
‘You are’, not just for 70 years or so but infinitely and eternally; this is non duality, God, Truth or any other concept you would like to apply to this fact of your own being.
There can’t be even the slightest duality in this non duality that we point to in all these so called exchanges.
To know for certain,that no one ever did exist before me – and that I alone exist, non dual, One without a second,is all that truly needs to be seen.
Don’t I exist infinitely and eternally as this always present pure knowing awareness?
Can I recall a time when this awareness did not exist?
Now,whatever speculation is presented by the time bound mind,for example – 100 years back or 1000 years back, I did not exist, or I was not aware;where is this statement or speculation being presented from?
Isn’t this being said or presented because of the presence of this always present awareness?
This is what is to be re-cognized or realized and that is the actuality of the undeniable fact that you have never left this naked, non conceptual awareness and in the final analysis, that you are THAT non dual Absolute or reality that you have endlessly been seeking through your family,friends,society,guru,religion and all other extraneous factors.
You cannot negate or deny this self evident fact of your very own being.
This being (SAT) in sanskrit, that I always and ever am, this ineffable non dual essence that is enabling these very concepts to be expressed,is my very own.
I do not owe this empty all knowing essence of awareness that I truly am to my parents, society or any other external thing.
The fact of the matter is, that I, this impersonal, formless essence that I truly and ever am, am not the result of sexual intercourse between so called human beings.
This you must realize for yourself through thorough investigation or self inquiry.
You yourself must know this truth or reality, no one else can know it for you.
You cannot take what is being said on blind faith or unsubstantiated erroneous belief.
What is being pointed to is the truth that will make you free but do you earnestly want this boundless,unlimited freedom?
To have this,the “me”, the illusory self center Mr or Mrs So and So, must be seen to be non existent.
If you are not prepared to die,not physically but psychologically, then what is being said here is not for you.
Living and dying go together,but this essence that you truly are is deathless and changeless, nothing has ever touched or changed it in any way.
This alone is Advaita or non duality. – There is nothing simpler than this incontrovertible fact that there there is no such thing as duality at all; there is no duality in non duality, so what is it that needs to be done – and by whom?Read More »
Nothing and no one at all, even though the very opposite may appear to be the case.
Look, see and investigate that what appears and disappears is not you, the changeless pure being or essence.
Don’t you, as that aware essence or aware no thing, ever prevail?
Aren’t you there eternally and timelessly?
Can you ever recall a time when you, as this non conceptual presence of awareness were not there?
I think the answer is clear and obvious, as you cannot negate THIS that you truly are.
You cannot say – I am not, or I was not, as there is some inconceivable essence or presence there that is allowing you to say this.
Just realize or become aware of the fact that, yes, I am awake, I am aware and relax into this awareness that you always and already are and let it spontaneously live you, breath you and function you, quite effortlessly, as it has always and ever been doing anyway, in spite of all your so called personal efforts.
Waking,dream and deep sleep states endlessly recurring, what a bother! These three states and the consciousness are the only capital one seemingly possesses. – Aren’t these three states and the consciousness itself, intermittent, inconstant and impermanent? – Who is it that knows or is aware of this fact? – Have a good look at it, look into what is being pointed to here. – If I loose these three states and the consciousness, have I lost anything of any lasting value?
This craving, thirst or lust to live, this insatiable desire to be and to continue to be and to exist as a physical body-mind organism indefinitely is what the Buddha referred to in his first noble truth as suffering. – Thana (sanskrit for thirst, craving or desire) is the cause of psychological suffering. – Who is it that awakens, dreams and sleeps and is born and dies? – This is what is to be inquired into. -Only when it is clearly seen that there is no entity with any substance or independent nature apart from the all knowing unborn awareness, which Nisargadatta Maharaj referred to as the natural state – and which Banki the 16th century Japanese Zen monk called the unborn buddha mind; only then will there be an end to psychological suffering. This body-mind entity that appears and disappears is in the final analysis, nothing but the unborn essence that is animating it and allowing everything to seemingly occur in the manifestation. – Nirvana and Samsara are inseparable.
The forms that appear are nothing but emptiness,and paradoxically for the mind, this emptiness is form at the very same time. – This emptiness is suffused with awareness or pure unlimited intelligence. – This space like awareness or endless activity of knowing is everlasting life, unlimited potential or capacity. – This all knowing, ever-lasting essence or suchness is ineffable, inexpressible, inconceivable and beyond life and death as they appear to the unenlightened to be. – Salvation or liberation is nothing other that the knowledge of oneself as the only One, the non-dual Absolute itself, so to speak. – When this dawns upon you as it did for Banki, Nisargadatta Maharaj, myself and many others throughout recorded history, you will directly realize that you have never been born, nor have you carried out any worldly activities at all. – The belief that you have done any of these things and that you are the doer of your actions is pure ignorance and unreality. – All so called problems are spontaneously resolved in THIS unborn buddha mind or natural state. -Why then swap this unborn essence that you truly are for thought, thinking that ‘I’ as this illusory separate entity am going to work things out, figure things out in the mind of memory and recently acquired knowledge, run the whole show by my separate self, so to speak.
Your mind is not your enemy, it is a useful tool for functioning in daily life – but by itself it cannot grasp this unborn essence or buddha mind, if you want to call it that,that you always and ever are. – Seeing this what do you do? – Nothing at all,simply relax into this pure awareness that you already are and allow it to live you, breathe you and function you quite effortlessly as it has always been doing all along. – Leave it alone and let it run the show instead of getting all uptight and anxious and trying to second guess every petty little thing that happens. -This very consciousness, I am So and So, a limited sentient human being is something new to us is it not? – Even if it has seemingly been there for 90 years, this so called span of time is less than an instant when seen from the timeless background of this already pure space like all knowing awareness that has never changed or altered in any way and that is being totally ignored by the apparent separate entity or person. – 90 years has a beginning and an ending but this non conceptual empty essence of all knowing awareness that you truly are has no beginning or ending.
This awareness that I am pointing to is not a thing as such, as it contains all apparent things and nothing contains it. – Can you grasp this awareness that is animating the body mind organism and everything else both animate and inanimate? – Of course not! -Things perish but this aware ‘no thing’ that you truly are cannot perish, it is unborn unceasing without any beginning or ending and you are THAT non dual Absolute, you cannot possibly be anything else separate or apart from THAT. – This alone is self-realization, liberation, or any other term you would like to apply to this unchanging reality that is pure Advaita,the essence of non duality. – Reality is THAT which never changes, comes or goes. – THIS is it. – TAT TVAM ASI (the Sanskrit Maha-Vakya,or great statement from the Upanishads) meaning THOU ART THAT! – The Supreme Reality.Read More »