Friday, June 09, 2006

Time to Cut the Spiritual Sponge Cake! - Poof!

Many go on about a Great Understanding, an Ultimate Understanding and many postulate directly or indirectly that they have attained such.
This is a total fabrication and belongs to the ego only.
If I show you a green apple and you see it, it is understood immediately.
I don’t have to tell you what it is. - If I said it was a banana, you would laugh and call me an idiot.
Understanding is there and it is always there.
The content of what is understood is constantly changing.
The so-called Highest Understanding is actually nothing but everyday simple understanding. - You cannot be without it.
So, what is all this struggle about?
Who is caught looking for something special ‘out there’?
Isn’t it an unfulfilled sense of special-ness in here?
We have been looking in the wrong place.
There is no higher or lower understanding.
There is no higher or lower consciousness.
There is no higher or lower awareness.
There is no higher or lower reality.
There is no higher or lower being.
There is no higher or lower ‘I am-ness’.
There is no higher or lower ‘I’.
There is no higher or lower.

There is no deliverance.
There is no awakening.
There is no one with or without awareness.
There is no one with or without consciousness.
There is no one with or without understanding.
There is no one within this space of knowing, nor outside of it.
There is no ‘inside’ nor is there any ‘outside’.
Look cleanly and precisely and see that there is no one here at all.

The courage to see that is not anything to be acquired.
It is intrinsically here and natural as your essential nature itself.
For the mind it appears as a simple re-cognition of this un-contrived openness.
For itself (your true nature) it is simply this ever-present, unchanging, unmediated, awareness.

How rare is this direct message?
Who would have suspected it to be so simple? - Who would believe it?
No one! - Seekers prefer to believe in some promised acquisition of some personal power, with which they will transform themselves. - There are plenty of teachers who are happy to supply erroneous information to satisfy those egoistic desires.
Is it anything more than time bound minds looking for companionship in common beliefs? - The famous ‘deliverance’ is an illusion.
Make no mistake about it. Any teacher that promotes the concept of deliverance is speaking from belief and not immediate knowing. - Ask him (or her) to look you straight in the eyes and tell you that he (or she) is free from that future time of deliverance. - And then ask him(or her) to tell you once more of how it will take you 5 to 10 years for you to reach the immediate freedom of NOW. - It is all conceptual nonsense and no concept can ever be that freedom of THIS immediate knowing, which is with you NOW.
Why would any teacher that is free, ask you to go ‘the long way’ and give you stupid practices that only bind the mind into a servile attitude?
If he or she is actually free, they KNOW the immediate short cut and should be able to point your consciousness directly to that freedom (depending on your resistance to that).
Freedom is here for the taking and it is available to everyone and anyone. - There is NO need to enter into any contract with any teacher at all. - Such things are Hierarchy Nonsense!
All that stuff is all a psychological 'God Complex' which plagues the teacher of erroneous ways.
In finding one (a teacher) who is actually free, you just engage in an open discussion until it is seen clearly. - Come back as needed, until all the doubts are cleared away and that is the end of it.
It is simple and it is only a 'big deal' for those who actually avoid the directness of a true self-investigation.
- It baffles me how people can go on walking in the same old circles year after year.
- But that is the way it appears to be. - Carrot and donkey syndrome?
Looking at these loving teachers with guru star dust in your eyes is really a kind of blindness.
I doubt if Ramana Maharshi would ever have wished to be the glorified ‘thing’ that modern guru’s and seekers have made him into. - Some go on about the special atmosphere around his Ashram. - They ignore the atmosphere in their own homes and work places. - It is all nonsense and to continue to go along with all that crap is just entertainment for a fool.
Cut it asunder - and come back to your own immediate presence. - This knowing presence.
You can't stop that knowing - and that is That. - It is what you ARE.
That knowing-ness is not restricted to any pattern that it appears as. - Your presence is equal to All Presence and that includes all so-called sacred beings - and fools included.
The patterns called the body and mind appear nowhere else than in this knowing space that you are – and This is totally suffused by this immediate knowing and that is always NOW.
This is Conscious Presence.
Your true essence knows this but the mind may try to deny it by going off in all kinds of directions with its habitual views and concepts as companions.
Cut it short by simply watching the mind. - Be the presence that you are.
To deny your own presence, as this freedom of pure awareness, in this right here and right now - and then to place your immediate potentiality conceptually into some future time of (some sacred and special) ‘deliverance’ is really just an absurdity and so, so unreal.
Isn't this immediate presence what you truly are?

Yes - How rare this direct message is?

Does the Bell toll for thee? - Is the light turned on yet?

Is it just back to the old treadmill for you again? - Puja and practices?

Come on, shake that cage of erroneous belief. - You are not a monkey in a cage.
Are you?

( For those sensitive ones - I can assure you that these words above are not written in anger or coming from some abusive attitude)