Monday, May 29, 2006

No Other.

Email from Rob:
Reading your Blogs in March this year I sat laughing and sometimes yelling behind my pc. - My God, how stupid I had been, not seeing all of this! - For me the search for a deeper experience during all the time of the day was the big mistake. - There was still the promise of my advaita -teacher that I had to experience the Real Thing!
I was -according to her- promising but not ready yet. - Well that lasted for a couple of years. - That's all over now.
Thank you for the clear notes Gilbert
- Rob

Here again is one of those Blognotes from March:

Well, it seems logical that you are the centre of the world.
(What that 'you' is made of, is another matter for investigation.)
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, worshiping Gurus like Ramana and singing their praises, glorifying them as if they were separate special presences, 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 this: "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 egoistical 'leaders' of the delusional in the realms of fanciful beliefs. - Open your eyes and see the self-gratified slippery ‘Slug-ness’ of these swanker-ing gurus. - See how they ‘just love the attention’ of their blind, ignorant followers. See their sales pitch lines for what they are: "The fact that you are reading this now, is proof that you are ready, etc." - What a load of bollocks!!!!!
Ready for WHAT? - more of being sucked in by their bullshite stories? - The fact that they wrote such words reveals a great deal.

But wait on! - I see that this note to you is also useless. - Or is it?
These 'others' are just an appearance in awareness - 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 AS presence.
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 freedom, ‘who’ is it that wants to be free?
All that gathered spiritual knowledge of yours is actually useless and rather boring, except for spiritual 'prattle' over coffee.
The fact is that these '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 nothing but dream characters. - There is NO exception in this.
You may ask: “What am I without my Guru (Teacher)?”
You are Present and Aware - and THAT in its natural nakedness, is no concept.
In dropping all concepts about this, it leaves you right here and right now with this thoughtless reality.
If you keep running down paths after teachers and gurus you will just go on and on, until you see “the carrot before the donkey”.
The only one that can free you is yourself and this happens only via ‘seeing’.
The concepts we use naturally drop away.
Seeing is left as it always is.
And isn’t seeing happening now? (It is not a doing, so stop trying to see - just see)