Saturday, October 08, 2005

Nutshell # 2

What is the inquiry?

As Bob points out, Intelligence Energy forms into a myriad patterns, which we commonly call the manifestation or phenomenal existence (energy appearing as objects).
Everything you see is actually this singular essence of intelligence expressing itself as 'this and that'.
- In the pattern called a ‘seeker’ there is a biased point of reference called a ‘me’.
This ‘me’ is basically a concept that attaches to another concept - of being separate and this is followed by feelings that appear to support and varify the erroneous view.
An elaborate series of 'rationale' backs it all up with ‘stories’ which rotate around this ‘me’.
To disturb this ‘fortress’ of belief is a ‘no no’.
- It appears that most would rather stay comfortable in their dis-ease than to cut this charade aside and be free. - Fear of freedom is a most irrational way to be.
The seeker has been tricked for 'so long', that it appears that it can’t trust anyone anymore - unless this someone is feeding them a very seductive story that satisfies the 'me's' eccentric appetite.
If this 'other' 'someone' supports the main frame belief in the ‘me’ sufficiently, then the seeker appears as a willingness to do anything in the 'service' of this 'feed' forever and be ‘momentarily happy’ amidst the relative misery of being a servile ‘Bhakti’(devotee). For the devotee, the 'Godhead' is conceptually 'outside' the being-ness of the devotee. The Godhead must be returned to its rightful place of 'I am That'.
I see it so often, this waiting for the blessings of the guru in 'future time'.
Then more waiting - again and again. - Hoping that the purification will descend over them.
- For 20 – 30 years, I have witnessed this in ‘others’ with NO change in the situation. ‘Addiction’ is a pretty correct way of putting it.
There appears to be an impenetrable barrier to realization.
Now ‘Jnana’ is the way of direct knowing.
- The ‘jnani’ (Knowing Essence beyond form), the guru, for the mind of the seeker, is simply a messenger, who appears for the seeker at the ‘right time’ (Now!).
- He appears and disappears in ‘time’ along with the relative experiences of being 'a seeker'.
Yet throughout it all, the Essence remains untouched.
The messenger touches the innate intelligence via ‘direct knowing’ and 'the means' (the message) - for the essence beyond appearances in the ‘seeker’.
This happens as a means of realizing the ‘Immediate Knowing’.

What is the inquiry?
The inquiry is the light of knowing, which shines upon everything. - As the identification and fixated consciousness ‘begins’ to release, due to the message ‘hitting the mark’, then the view spontaneously opens up.
What is revealed is seen and released. - A natural ‘process’ of elimination happens spontaneously and effortlessly.
The apparent brief moments of free and open cognition may appear to increase in duration and frequency. - These are all relative experiences for the mind. - (Awareness is non-dual and unchanging.)
Direct cognition and direct experiencing is the unchanging factor. - It does not belong to a ‘person’. - So, the personal ‘load’ takes on a transparent nature and even though it still appears, the energy of belief ceases to flow into it.

That is how freedom appears to come about.

Yet it is spontaneously here all throughout the ‘seekers’ imaginary journey.

‘Who’ does not know this?

Friday, October 07, 2005

I am Present and Aware - Full Stop.

Email Message from Bob S. ( Newcastle area - NSW). I had contact with Bob S. for a few months prior to his Melbourne visit.

Hello Gilbert,
I have just retuned home from my visit to Sailor Bob.
I am present and aware. - The search is over. - Full Stop.
- It's was an amazing week in Melbourne. - So many things happened around me. - My first meeting with Sailor Bob was on Tuesday afternoon - Feels (now) like I have known Bob for years after only a few days. - In the evening I went to the group session and found it an amazing experience after searching alone for all these years. - Seeing others on the same path was enlightening (literally for me). - I woke up Wednesday morning and this understanding occurred - "I am present and aware. - The search is over. - Full Stop".
- Since then people and events have just been bubbling up around me.
- Complete strangers seemed attracted to me and I received life stories and openness and sharing everywhere. - I also went to the evening session on Thursday.
- Again the group session was a gift of sharing.
- One of the people at the evening session appeared again at the airport as I was leaving Melbourne and we are now communicating.
- So many things are happening around me, I was wondering if or when it will settle down! - I am happy to sit with it and see what comes up.
- There is a feeling of contentment and that there is nothing wrong.
- I arrived at Sailor Bob's thinking he was my Guru, but at the end of the week I had REAL-I-zed!
- I AM THAT - and so is Sailor Bob - and You - and the whole manifestation!
- Your comments on the phone came as confirmation to me that what I am is THAT and nothing else!
- Everything is THAT. - I AM FREE! -

- Sending love to you – Bob S.

- The search is over for this seeming individual - Full Stop.


If you are considering a visit to see Bob, then this email above may confirm something for you also.