Any label that one applies to oneself is just that – a label, a concept, and not the actuality of “what is”. Your very own being, this ever present fact of your own being is the only fact that you are absolutely certain of. You cannot negate this ever present beingness, it is ineffable and inexpressible and the words and concepts can only point to and verify it, yet they can never grasp it or know it objectively.
This First Person, Present tense, Singular, is pure subjectivity without any object whatsoever. The so-called objects are in and on it and are nothing but THIS non dual Absolute, or true subjectivity. Subject and object imply duality – me and the other – and THIS that you truly and ever are, this very actuality of non duality has no duality in it at all. There is no duality in non duality – not two – now or ever. The direct seeing-knowing of THIS is the truth that sets you free.
You are always THAT non dual Absolute, so there never was a time when you were not that. Time is only a mental concept and has no reality apart from thinking and memory. Do you have a memory(name and form identity) if you don’t think about it? You would have to go to memory, which is thinking-recalling, even to say that I am Mr or Mrs So and So. So this being – pure being – not being this or that, is timeless, unborn, and Omnipresent. Aren’t you THAT? What more do you want?
In this presence – Omnipresence, is the fullness of life. You will find that it always surpasses your own wishes. The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams, and this is the only moment you can ever live. You can’t live a second in the past or future, because the past is being recalled presently, and the so called future is being anticipated presently also. So you never really leave the present, only in imagination. Yet you, as you appear to yourself to be as that miserable, limited human being, seem to be unaware of your vast treasure, the pearl of infinite value – Self-realization, Self-knowledge, and so content yourself with other knowledge – knowledge of others, persons, places, objects, and things. All that accumulated, conceptual learning parading as knowledge is nothing but ignorance. Ignorance of your true nature or natural state. Any and all acquired knowledge – historical, scientific, spiritual, and religious is nothing but ignorance.
To realize this directly is the only true knowledge – the knowledge I am – knowledge of Self – Self-realization. There is only THAT. All this is THAT. This awake, aware, nothing or no thing – nothing apart from THAT now or ever.
Forgetting our true nature, we act like a king who behaves as a beggar in his dream.
When enlightenment dawns, you will realize that you were never born, nor have you carried out any worldly actions.
Neither remembrance nor forgetfulness actually exists.
There is no awakened one; there is only Self-realization.
Still a long way to go to reach this realization? How far do you have to go to reach space? This ever present space of knowing I am! No distance at all I suggest. Aren’t you aware and knowing that you are aware presently? Do you have to make any effort to be aware? Isn’t it choice less and effortless, this presence of awareness? This emptiness suffused with knowing awareness, this SPACE of knowing is boundless and without any center or circumference. Is there anything perceivable or conceivable that could be outside of this space of knowing? What would it be in? It would have to be in space, so you don’t have to do anything or go anywhere to reach this space-like awareness as you can never really be separate or apart from SPACE – knowing, cognizing-emptiness, or emptiness suffused with awareness.
So you are already THAT. Seekers are not, and never will become finders as such. So simply give up the seeking through seeing the futility if it, the futility of trying to become what you already are; and you are left here and now present and aware as you have ever been. Drop the seeking and you are home and hosed. Without that limited identity as a seeker you are this boundless SPACE of knowing in which everything appears and disappears. As that space-like awareness you are everywhere and every when. There is no place or time where you are not because every apparent thing is THAT space of intrinsic awareness-emptiness. THIS is the home and actuality of non duality and you, whether you know it or not are THAT and you cannot possibly be separate or apart from THAT. This alone is Self-knowledge and Self-realization, nothing less than this true and direct knowledge, I am, infinitely and eternally, not just for 80 years or so. First person, Present tense, Singular – non dual One without a second.
I am not talking to a person as a “person”, but to pure consciousness.
I speak to you in the language that was yours before words were first introduced to you.
However, you have to understand the meaning in the language that you have learned.
Since space and I are not different, wherever I go, that will be the place where I am already present.
I give you the knowledge of my true nature; listen to it as if it is your own.