Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Authentic is authentic, no doubt

Your essence is authentic.

The expressions are relative.
Believed in as being separate and special, they appear to create a problem.
For whom?

My ordinary advice is this:
As often as possible, stay with the quiet essential nature of your natural presence, even if only for a few minutes. Drop all ideas of being 'someone'.
Let it be simply - openness.
A sense of vastness may be witnessed.
Let it be.

Then resume your 'normal' activities.
Witnessing is happening.
No witness. No objects.

Simple wakefulness.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

10 gallon can of Non Duality for sale.

News: Insomnia - It appears to be remarkably wide spread.
We need good quality sleep for the body to function well. - In response to this 'problem', there has arisen an idea and so I am working on a CD for insomniacs. - It will be available soon.
I have recently received many emails of encouragement to keep writing these notes.
So, I have just gone through my notebook and pulled out some recent ones.
Here are 3 of them.

God is a three letter word.
‘I’is a singular letter word.
(in fact one could say that it isn’t a word at all)
‘I’am the original, yet un-originated singularity.

Non Duality – No big deal!!! Is it? - For 'whom' is it a big deal?
Once the gist of the message is tasted, the fascination with the subject of Non Duality ceases to feed the imagination.
The ever-present pure functions of seeing and knowing cut away any habitual leaning towards imagination.
What was interesting and full of erroneous factors is released and 'replaced' by the fullness of natural presence, which was always present but ignored.
The authentic pure functioning is not split into 'parts' and all the senses are known, without any need of ‘thinking about it’, to be effortlessly present. - It is ‘the’ knowing. - Not two.
The superimposition of a self-image is still habitually appearing but it is known, without contemplation, to be ephemeral and just like a leaf falling though space.
The unchanging presence of knowing is beyond the phenomenal appearances of all things.
Inexplicably so.
Nothing is adhered to and so this spontaneous freedom remains as it is without 'ownership'.
This unicity in being applies to all 'others' without any need of contemplation about that.
Yet the drama of life unfolds and is displayed within this space of immediacy and even though there is no centre within this, it appears that 'I' am that centre.
In the investigation of that apparent centre, one realizes absolute freedom, even though there is no one to realize anything.
(What a conundrum for intellectuals)

All efforts to acquire enlightenment are useless.
Totally useless!
Who amongst all the teachers will tell you this?
All traditional paths have appeared to degenerate into imaginary pathways of acquisition.
This is due to ignorance and indulgence in 'time' - and also to egoistic teachers who have distorted the message and who bring in down into dualistic notions and so, they have embedded the message in conflicting notions in their own minds. All quite natural considering the 'ground' of their understanding.
So that is what they teach, 'time and process'. - You need 'a ticket' to ride.
These teachers are part of ‘the pretense’, the pretense of ‘having’ something ‘superior’, which you are meant to long for and imitate as best you can. - Of course the imitation is inevitably of egoistic behaviour. - Few seem to recognise that however it is blazingly obvious.
Do they sit with you in an ordinary way and speak without ‘airs’ of being untouchable and beyond what you are?
Isn’t that, itself, an insult so gross and absurdly egoistic?
In the appearance, it seems that they feed their own egoistic notions and that they encourage your belief in their High Acquisitions and their Superior Knowledge.
It is, of course, misleading.
It is the ego that confuses what is true and this confusion can only appear confusing within the fixations of the egoistic mind.
The apparent emergence of clarity from confusion is only in the appearance of things.
Clarity is as it always is.
For the mind, the true ‘way’ re-appears via ‘the immediacy of negation’ not via ‘the path of acquisitions’.
When the open view pierces the illusion of the ‘me’, then all
erroneous notions are transcended, even though they never existed.
If we postulate that liberation happens, then ‘When’ this ‘happens’ for oneself, it is a subtle silent liberation.
Nothing happens.
Only a free one can understand such words.

Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts unknown (Version 2).
A ‘ripe’ seeker travels many thousands of miles to see the master.
Upon arriving, it is found, that the master has left his normal abode.
The reaction in the ‘seeker’ is immediately seen and recognised in awareness for what it is.
In the appearance of things, the pattern we commonly call the ‘seeker’ is transcended in one moment of insight.
This account demonstrates that the physical presence of the master is not necessary.
The true master is ‘your own’ authentic being-ness, in which there is no boundary or ownership whatsoever.
In the appearances of space and time, it appears that we may travel a long distance to be released from the illusions of time and space. Essence is revealed as the unchanging.
In fact, many thousands of miles or light years are spontaneously transcended and embraced by this singular presence of immediate living realisation.
It ain't packed in a glossy 'Non Duality' 10 gallon Can. - You can't buy it from a guru.
It is here in its completeness right now.
Stop 'looking for it' and just see.
This is IT.
Just as it is.
Right Now, as it ever IS.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Oneness is a concept only

Gilbert, I contacted you a while back and have been to your website a few times, as well as having spoken to John Wheeler. I have a question for ya....!!!
With direct experiencing, isn't the final understanding this; "there is no separate individual, and all there is is THIS"? (G: Yes - true enough)
If that's the case, who is doing the direct looking?
Isn't it ultimately just Oneness seeing through the illusion that it put there to reveal Oneness.
Please help out with a few pointers. So, close to clear seeing, actually there are many times that this is beyond belief and fully understood (by no one), and yet there are times that the "me" returns....basically, going from "me-ing" to "be-ing" and back and forth.
Bob showed you, you showed Burt - or we can say that, but then again - Oneness showed itself! (G: Shows! Present tense!)
Can you point me - to seeing the obvious that is so easily overlooked - so that the TRUE is seen and the false is dropped for good?

Thanks, Arthur.

Gilbert answers:
- You asked for it!
(some words may appear cold in their use but I assure you my heart is warm.
Brief-ness and cutting to the core can appear blunt, if you want a 'comfy' read)

Isn't it more like this: 'The true' can't be SEEN - It IS the SEEING.
(That is why Bob says: "Start from the FACT that you ARE That".)

Seeing is happening.
That sentence is far more profound than most can appreciate.
If you explore the place where seeing is happening, you will find only empty space.
The reference point of ‘looking’ is of the mind.
Seeing is actually beyond and not limited by any reference point or any 'witness'.

To say that there is a Oneness is just a concept. - Remove that and what is left?
Clear and Obvious. - THIS immediacy just as it IS.
Still missing IT?
Let's explore it for a bit. - Weaving in and out of things.
You may think you know a great deal and have much knowledge.
What do you know of that pure space of knowing?
It is boundless like space. ('Your' own knowing is not different from the 'all knowing'.)
No entity could ever encompass it.
All apparent ‘entities’ can only arise 'in it' and nowhere else.
We take ourselves to be limited and this happens via concepts and what we commonly call conditioning. - Although all that 'stuff' is Trans-Parent unto pure seeing.
- It has no parents - uncaused.
- Now the tendency is for the mind to objectify those words,'Pure Seeing', and so all the trouble starts and all trouble is in the realm of mind translation, which is 'of the Past'.
It is NEVER in the pure and direct Present Evidence.
The most profound journey you will ever take is to attempt an entery into that pure space of knowing. - How is that done? - A thousand glorified Gurus will tell you how but it is all nonsense. - It can't be done!!! Ever - because you ARE that space of knowing and the one attempting to enter can only vanish!
Very few attempt it because it is just too scary or too much and the baggage of belief and attachment is all too cumbersome. - Seeing is clouded by Mind Stuff (fixating awareness).
'They' believe that they are ‘something’ and that something resists quite feverishly any revelations of its own nothingness.
(That something is only 'made' of resistance. - In naming them as 'them', there is a suggestion that 'they' are something real.)

Since you imagine that you can't see what is clear and obvious, we must use concepts - and the concept of 'time' appears in the equation like this:
'Once' this investigation is done, then just like a bath empties its contents, 'once' the plug is pulled, so one's own true nature is emptied of erroneous beliefs and a myriad paraphernalia.

I suggest that you examine your own question to me again, carefully. - WHO wants to Know?

Take out the concept of ‘time’ from the equation in your question.
Remove all concepts of ‘something’ 'doing' 'something'.

Seeing is still happening - even if you remove all concepts, seeing remains.
Then see that there is NO ‘why?’.
Seeing is happening.
Knowing is happening.

Did YOU make these aspects of awareness start happening?
Pure Knowing is happening and it is NOT knowledge - it is simple, ever fresh KNOWING, right NOW!!!! And NOW!!! And NOW!!!!
- Is it 'final'? - Can it ever be final?
- The 'Final Understanding' is a Carrot for the ignorant.
Ashrams are built on such nonsense and seekers get trapped in service to an egoistic guru. - How absurd is that!? - All part of the dream!!!? - Well, you tell me!!!
- If you truly know it all to be dream like, then where is the problem?

So, what happened? - Nothing!

However, as a seeker in the world of phenomena, I was encouraged to examine my own consciousness.
A simple and honest teacher 'pointed' me to it over and over. I did not give up.
My mind squirmed and tried to hold onto some false identity but the present evidence is just too overwhelming and the struggle gave itself up.
It was NOT an event in time.
It 'was' and IS - SEEING.
Ordinary SEEING.
It is still happening here just the same as it is happening there with you.

It truly is NO Big Deal. - Who wants to know that? (Everyone wants to be special and have a special Hero Saviour or a recipe book for a New Earth. - It's all seduction of the intellect and that indulgence is the very thing that appears to cloud present seeing, even though it can never be clouded, since pure seeing remains untouched. - Who knows that appart from the authentic presence, commonly called 'I'?)

Speaking now of my own experiencing: ‘I’ disappeared in the investigation.
The essence of the investigation is SEEING.
However that ‘I’ returned as an appearance in the space of knowing.
Yet nothing changed in this essence of presence.
I am free as I always have been.
This is the message which spontaneously is pointed to by those who truly are free.

How rare are those clear messengers? - and how rarer are those who wish to discover their own true nature? Are you one of these?
It is a ‘path’ with no ground and it is fraught with illusions and mind games.

The paradox is that you are already THAT freedom.
THIS freedom.
Nothing needs be done and there is no one to do it anyway.
Just SEE what is so very obvious.

Note: It can never be objectified.

Like the air you breathe, it is not noticed except in glimpses.
By speaking about all this, I may hold your attention long enough for you to glimpse something.
The mind will try to make something of that glimpse.
Let things be and just see and keep seeing.
You don’t even have to make any effort in this seeing.
Far too simple and that is exactly why no one ‘gets it’.
They already have it and could not BE without it.
I would add this:
I do not consider myself as anyone special.
What I have discovered is the ‘great prize’.
I was assisted in this revelation.
Bob is that one.
He has been saying the same things for so many years.
His first book is packed with pointers, yet so very few recognise them for their intrinsic value.
I have been active in spreading the word about Bob.
The conventional world ignores it all as nonsense.
It has to. - Would the collective dream vanish? - Let your own dream vanish and SEE for yourself. - From one perspective I am awake and wandering through a world of hypnotized 'people'. There is only one true perspective and that can't be called a perspective at all.
'You' are insisting on finding out what it is, even though it is already presently active.
Drop the charade of being a seeker and see.

No matter what I appear to do, I am free and NOTHING compounds into anything that I can call the past. The dreamer is the dream. The awakened one is the wakefulness. One is transient and the other is the unchanging nature of Presence, which is everywhere and nowhere specific at all. (Thus the seeker shoots 'Blanks')
There is NO Final Understanding!!!!
The seeker of that can never arrive at its own projected images, just like you can't drink the water in a mirage.

All there is, and ever is, is THIS moment.

And this moment is the Eternal Revelation JUST IT IS.
There is NO entity here or there or anywhere.
I am the KNOWING of THAT.
I can match the willingness of anyone who wishes to make the investigation.
So many want to talk about it all. They read a mish mash of spiritual books and wonder why they are confused.
They jump from one teacher to another and repeat their habitual pathways to nowhere.
What can I do about that?
I am present and aware.
No big deal anymore.
Stop making a big deal out of it all and just SEE what is.
Stop believing what the mind is telling you.
It is of the PAST.
Present Evidence is IT. Present evidence INCLUDES your 'own' presence, not as a body but as pure knowing. - It is the vastness of itself. - Who are you to claim it for yourself?

You are THAT.

Why is it so unsatisfactory? - (If it is!)
It can only be a self centre that is unsatisfied.

I am present and aware.
- Isn't that also true 'right there' where 'you' 'appear' to be?

If you can find a fault in what I say, it can only be in your own mind.
As all things are.

Warm regards - Gilbert.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Weather, Gravity and other concepts

Gilbert -
"Hello, I love your work and it has really helped put "me" at ease but nonetheless I am still really curious about what the nature of manifest physical reality is and was wondering if I may beg of you your thoughts?
For instance, what is what we observe and experience (like the elements, the weather, gravity, etc.) say independent of our personal existence?
Do you, or could you recommend someone who address such a topic from the non-dual perspective without the whole search for awakening and end to suffering ordeal?"
Thanks, Kevin

"The true nature of ALL phenomena is emptiness.
The Dynamic display of awareness is what you are seeing.
The one who is seeing is a fabricated mind 'thing', which can't see at all.
Seeing is happening.
Knowing is happening.
No entity.
All indulgence in the realm of explanations will only keep the mind going in circles.
I cannot assist you in that endeavour.
(You appear to do it well enough all by yourself).
My ‘job’ is to PULL you out of the hypnosis of mind belief.
Even if I wanted to, I could not point you to any answers because ALL answers are just phenomena appearing and disappearing.
As long as you try to grasp them, they will mutate or metamorphosize and leave you feeling lost in space. - All answers hang in space and can only cling to other concepts. They all are simply energy appearing and disappearing and there is nothing for them to cling to except more and more patterns of thought. - It all appears in mind. - There is nothing outside of mind and paradoxically, nothing within it either. - Who wants to know that?

You are the space of KNOWING and Nothing more than THAT.
Knowing that is freedom and this pure and direct knowing is free of 'the knower'.

I AM THAT points directly to what you are.

You will not be able to avoid it......
IT IS and 'you' are NOT.
You are THAT".

Warm regards - gilbert

Kevin: "Gilbert - THANKS, very much appreciated!"- Kevin

In addition:
This pure knowing applies to all sentient beings and they are ONE in essence.
This essence is emptiness. - 'It' is what the Buddha discovered.
(Yet paradoxically all Buddhists can only grasp the 'matter' which flows from that emptiness and in doing so they forgo the very essence of what the Buddha pointed to, which is NON attachment. - How amusing for a non Buddhist! - For a non person! To call yourself a Buddhist is to assert 'the anti-Buddha way'. - Who will acknowledge that? - Certainly no Buddhist!)
The paradox is that no one wants to be nothing.
One must transcend 'wants' yet that is impossible, since there is no self to do that.

That is why all these fanciful gurus are so popular....because they provide dreams to cling to.
They will postulate that you have a diamond in your pocket and other such nonsense just to perpetuate their dreams of self glorification. - Watch how they just swoon in their self-love and lap up all the cream and admiration of their ignorant, deluded followers.
They are ALL erroneous concepts. - The true 'teacher' role can only be performed by one who is free of egoistic tendencies. That one even negates the concept that there is any teacher at all.
You are THAT! - Some of these fanciful pretenders even write books with that as the title. How ludicrous is that? - 'Sudden Awakening' and other nonsense.
- How rare is the one who resonates with the true message?
- How common is the one who just wants stories and ego satisfaction?
The simple discrimination between pure awareness and the temporal content of mind is all that is needed.
Enter into that space of knowing and all reveals itself naturally.

After thought. "Posthumous Pieces" by Wei Wu Wei
Sentient Publications ISBN 1-59181-015-9
I have just been given that book. - It contains remarkable 'pointers'. - I find that the author expresses so well the very points which I have been attempting to reveal in the last two years. - Some of it is 'spookily' close to what expressed itself in writing through myself.
-It is however a lot more scholarly.
Read it! - If you have the capacity to follow his indications, it may very well put to rest the minds incessant wanderings. - And you will still be able to appreciate the clouds and sky, the mountains and rivers. - This truly wonderous natural world is the everlasting 'gift' of presence awareness. - It expresses itself only in this immediacy. - The lasting impressions of its impact resonate in the heart and that core essence is your true nature.
You don't have to take one step in any direction to be That.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Centre of the World?

Well, it seems logical that you are the centre of the world.
(What that 'you' is, is another matter.)
What do you know about this centre?
If you do not know this thoroughly, then what else could you possibly know?
All the impressions are registering 'right there' in that inner space of consciousness, which only
apparently is limited by that body of yours, according to popular or common belief structures.
There is a direct 'path' for light touches you most intimately, where there is no division of 'me' and 'other'.
As you look into (investigate) this centre (of perception) it just opens up more and more.
In letting go of any attachment or any concept, one finds a natural freedom, where nothing is needed to cling to or hold onto.
The courage to enter THIS fully does not come from any psychology or stance in mind.
It is already here as the authentic being presence that you are.
THIS reveals itself as the natural state, which has always been with you.

One finds no one else is here. - All 'others' are 'appearances' only.
Seeing these others, in my world, worship gurus like Ramana and singing their praises, glorifying them as if they were gods, is just another absurdity.
So delusional!
It is all spiritual shenanigans and nothing more than that.
If you cannot love yourself and know yourself, what good is all this identification with these special 'others'.
To speak of this is directly confronting to most 'seekers'. - So what?
'Who' is upset?

I can say "Hey! You Idiot! See what you are doing!?"
"You have set yourself apart from your own authentic presence by giving credence to an illusion". - Blank stares from a hypnotized 'seeker'. - Wake up. THIS immediate knowing is all there IS.
Don't throw it away on egoistic 'leaders' of delusion.

But I see that this note to you is also useless. - Or is it?
These 'others' are just an appearance including the illustrious guru.
Crush this hypnotic state of mind and wake to your own authenticity.
That alone is what you seek and the paradox is that it is always here.
It is non conceptual awareness.

As Bob says: Start from the FACT that you are THAT.
'Then', which can only NOW, this centre of 'your' world loses its boundaries and a natural embracing of all as oneself, is present.
Naturally expansive!

Can something come out of nothing?
Can something return to nothing?
Only in the dream!

So if you consider that you are seeking, who is it that wants to be free?
All that spiritual knowledge is actually useless and rather boring, except for spiritual 'prattle' over coffee.
'Truth Franchise gurus' would have nothing to sell, if they told it straight.

They can't tell it straight because you are the ONE, not they.

As long as they make believe and do not 'point' you immediately and directly at your natural freedom, then they are just dream characters.

There is NO exception in this.