Monday, April 10, 2006

Authentic is authentic plus Note on 'Time'

Well, if you are looking for some fresh writing on this Immediate Realization, you can find an excellent example of it in Burt’s new book “Beyond Description”.

Review comment including my own about the book appear on his website. - See the 'Recommended Reading' page on my Website for a link to it.

Non-Dual Notes for Today! - That is Right NOW! There is no other time! :

Any 'rude awakening' is only happening for a 'character' or a 'me'.
As the character appears to drift further into objectivity and away
from any relationship with 'present evidence', - so 'when' a shock reveals
the characters 'ground' to be insubstantial, so the character appears as a
reaction, a feeling of being penetrated - and vulnerable.
(That may or may not be clear to you - it's a matter of perspective.)

But how is all that (or anything) witnessed? - and by what?

The transcedent view, from beyond it, is the only true seeing, which is happening NOW.
It is not inaccessible as some teachers suggest. - It IS happening NOW.
Since it is the ceaseless, pure functioning of awareness, so it is always present.
Although one could say that all functions must appear in 'time', the pure point of their arising is 'touching' the source directly. They must, because that is where they arise. - Actually they never deviate from THAT.
-Reactions and mind translations (knowledge) are seemingly removed in 'time' like 'reflections' are removed, by distance, from the mirror, and yet it is all inseparable.
What is 'knowledge' without this immediate Knowing?

Our true identity is this ever present pure functioning of cognition. - Knowing.
Invisible unto itself, I (or it) remain(s) beyond objectivity.
- Pure seeing is happening.
It is not a trivial point - it is of the essence and inescapable.
The prison and the prisoner are appearances - matter.
Awareness is space like.
Any thought about this, or anything at all, is appearing within the scope of pure seeing.

Where is any doubt about this - or indeed about anything at all?

The search for truth in oneself is unnecessary! - Useless!!
It is the mindset of 'looking' which takes the mind on a never ending 'journey' to nowhere.
The authentic being is not removed from the pure function of the senses.
The senses do not 'lie' in the immediacy of their touch.
What the mind translates from them may well be a gross distortion.
The seeker is apparently caught in a realm of these mind translations and projections.
'It' thinks that it is seeing. - It is not seeing at all. - One could say that it is 'looking' but it isn't even doing that.
The seeker is nothing more than a reflection, an apparition which 'feeds' off the livingness.
You do not need to search for your own authenticity.
Such seeking is just more reflections and delusion.
How many 'steps' do you need to take to arrive at your authenticity?
How many miracle courses?
- Surely None!
Drop those habitual seeker mind postures, those grasping notions, and let the mind rest from its incessant 'reactive' conceptualizing.
There is nothing to be afraid of in your true nature. (it is what you are not that is so imaginary, fearsome AND fearful in its dualistic realm of mind stuff)
Let the mind rest on nothing. - Let it be spacious. - A living openness.
Watch - see. - Natural seeing is spontaneously here.
A series of re-actions may come up with an unease of feeling in the chest.
Let it be just as it is.
- Reaction attracts reaction - and 'before you know it', there is a 'community' of angels and devils fighting for centre stage (in the psyche).

Rest in the empty space of direct cognition, in which all and everything is appearing.
Be nothing at all.
Know immediately that the pure function of seeing is free of what is seen.
-It is not above or below it. - In a certain way, it is beyond it all.
The authentic pure knowing is the only accessor to pure seeing.

- No seeker can go there. - Why?
- Because the seeker is just composed of thoughts and thoughts can't SEE.
- There is no 'not seeing', - so see or recognize that this seeing is already happening.
Totally pure and direct.
- It is what you ARE. - You are nothing else!

In this seeing, there is direct information - 'intelligence' which is potently informative.
By resting in this manner, the grasping, identified habitual consciousness is starved of its habitual 'feed'.
- Like a cut vine, it will shrivel up and drop away.
This 'direction' given here is far more valuable than a hundred years of meditation or laborious practices.

The problem appears to be that it is all far too simple and far too effective.
- There is no 'value' in it for the egoistic seeker.

It is far too effective in removing the grounds of erroneous belief.
That is why this so-called teaching of Non Duality will never be popular.
It appears that so very few really wish to wake.
- A life time of investment in the ego is just too much to give up, even for absolute freedom.
It is really not an issue, except for an elusive self-image called 'me'.
- How can a mirage have an issue?

(New) Time?
(Subtle and seemingly impenetrable for some - stick with it!)

Whatever you think you are, it is and must be appearing in this present moment.
This present moment, infers time and duration.
It appears that ‘this moment’ may be divided by chronological
instruments into theoretical smaller durations of time.
Each new division may be divided again and again.
The only restriction in observable divisions is in the mechanism that
appears to divide the duration of ‘time’.
The reference points being used as data points must be represented by ‘something’ other than time itself.
If we say that time is movement, then any trace of that movement must be of the past, in respect of that movement.
Yet all traces must appear in this immediacy for anything to be observed at all.
It all takes on a hyper-theoretical realm, which must be held in memory, for it to make any sense.
Now my point is this: This ‘space of knowing’, which we will call the observer of all activities is still whole. (It is so obvious it is missed altogether)
It is neither touched or divided by any activity.
Does 'it' move?
In itself it can’t be said to do anything apart from pure cognition.
How do I know?
Because I AM THAT and no doubt can alter THAT knowing presence.
Can you drive a thin bladed knife into that knowing space and so separate it into parts?
Can it be anything apart from what you are?
Everything you experience is of yourself.
Drop the limited view from a fixation in a body.
Let it 'open out' into its own fullness and its natural potentiality.

There lies freedom. - It's yours.

What are you afraid of?

Email Question from Wayne:
Why is this non-duality message so unacceptable to the general public?

A: Generally speaking, ‘people’ believe in 'the world' and that they are in the world.
That is what they have been told - in a round about way. - One who is educated and fixated intellectually, when they hear anything about non-duality, there is most often a resistance, which comes into play very quickly. - It is a self-defence mechanism.
- One could say that there is selective hearing happening. - The reference point called ‘me’ finds many points in any expression about non-duality to be contrary to its own foundations and so almost all points are distorted, dismissed quickly as being nonsense or seen as dangerous ground.
Non Duality is very simple. How many books on Non Duality have you read so far?
Most Non Duality ‘students’ who are intellectually trapped into an endless two-ing and fro-ing, prefer the intellectual ramblings of their own kind.
So and so, says such and such.
Mr.Wilber is often sited as a ‘back-up’ with one of his many postulations or theoretical frameworks. - This endless conceptual realm fails to satisfy the intellect fully, because it, the intellect, just goes on and on dividing the indivisible.
Publishers love it and so do intellectuals. - No harm done to anyone.
The point is that it is all so unnecessary for a direct in-gestation of the basics.
The embroidery on the cloth is not the simplicity of the cloth.
The message is simple and straight-forward. The simpler the message, the less chance of biased paraphernalia.
Over stimulation of the intellect is very common and any over-active mind will devour all kinds of ramblings and so avoid or cover over the simple nature of Non Duality.

Warm regards - Gilbert