Sunday, July 22, 2007

Where is SEEING happening?

In the contemplation of various 'pointers' the innate intelligence may break through the hypnotic mind set, those 'old ways of seeing things'. - When a few words open the mind, explore it, make some room for the light to shine. It is awareness that shines THROUGH the mind and it is awareness that sees and knows - the 'old mindset' cannot see anything at all - it is ONLY belief.....the essential nature of that view, that profundity, is a resonation in being, it is Knowing - it is not a thought, a concept, an image or a state of mind.
From an email reply (revised)
Hanging onto beliefs and in the refusal to investigate what is true - we limit ourselves to a realm of dis-ease, conflict in mind and suffering.
Still attached? - 'What' is attached to 'what'?
Still trying? - Stop trying!
Be warm towards yourself—that is the primary requirement- Be affectionate towards the consciousness that you are.
That is not an intellectual reflection in the mind - it is in being - that warmth is your true nature - it is not depending on thought - it is prior to thought - yet thought will flow differently once that warmth is resonating through you.
In your search, you may have consumed all manner (manna) of ideas, concepts, words in books and from teachers.
How is it possible that you may well have missed the clear and obvious nature of your own being?
There is a wonderous conscious presence, an intelligence at play - and it is not removed in any way from what you are.
That is completely present, this natural 'presence', it is not something you acquired or gained by spiritual practices - it is simply re-discovered, not through thought but as itself in immediate experiencING, found to be present NOW and found to be what is and always has been present - presence-awareness.
Nothing at all separates you from it. - You are THIS experiencing and nothing other than that.
Let this living unmediated intelligence advise the mind - be 'open' to it.
It is nothing other than your natural state or what one can call the self - it is totally authentic and it is untarnished by anything that may have happened in the so-called 'past' - it is your true nature and that is forever beyond the transient states of mind.
You can cease to pretend or behave as a victim or a prey to what others think and say.

Just take a clear Look:
Look through your OWN eyes and see what is.
As Siddharameshwar says: "Don't try to look through someone else’s eyes"!
Attempting to see through another's eyes or mind, keeps your 'mind' (which is only content of mind) occupied in a kind of hypnosis and so it perpetuates the fixations with that identification - that drama.
The 'common mind' is flitting from the past to the future (reference points in mind) consistently - the present is given little attention - So, is it not obvious to be more with the present, consciously present to 'what IS' - in THIS immediacy - AS this immediacy?
Watch the mind without making an effort to do so! - Seeing is happening. - Just gently be present to what the mind activity is - see 'what it is doing' - SEE what it is habitually telling you and what you have not questioned.
Subtle point: In doing this watching, it is as though one drops back into an empty space of knowing, which is THIS actuality, which is always present, present as an aspect of your true nature - it is spaceous - it is not an 'object' - it is beyond or one could say it is encompassing the very ideas you may have about yourself, as being a 'seer' etc. — it is behind or beyond all mind content, thoughts, states, moods or whatever it is that appears in the mind.
There is a profound investigation that can be made - it is this:
Where is SEEING happening?
Is the seeing happening to a 'someone'? - or are the concepts of being someone clearly observed within the spaceousness of the seeing?
Does anything with any substance, something we call 'someone', or 'me', does it truly appear in the minds realm of concepts? - Have you ever seen it? - Is it just an habitual belief?
Investigate these simple things for yourself.

Subtle Fact:
A subtle fact may emerge: The clear space called 'mind' is found to be spaceous and empty.
There are no limitations present within its clear nature.
In seeing this and in knowing this one naturally knows that this is what I am, one may understand that 'I am invisible'.
I am not this body nor this content of mind.
One re-discovers that 'I am truly not caught anywhere in SPACE or TIME' - at all.
This KNOWING, by its very nature, cuts through all binding belief in stories - all stories.
You may have indulged in hundreds, thousands of stories about yourself and never have questioned their validity.
In a clear investigation of any belief, it loses its hold as its lack of factual base is exposed.

Knowing transcends all belief and there are NO exceptions to this fact.

Stories and concepts, ideas, images - they only re-present 'something else'.
They are never the thing they describe. - Can you eat the word 'apple'?
Words are insubstantial, yet is it not the word that we beat ourselves up with, and others?
They are all transient content of mind - they all come and go. - There is no real place or centre for them to lodge, or stick to, in the mind - and it is only the continued belief in them that perpetuates their habitual re-appearance - they can be discarded simply and naturally in seeing them 'as they appear' and seeing them 'for what they are' - in the clear seeing of them for what they are, they drop away just like the belief in a mirage of water is naturally vaporized once it is seen to be a mere mirage.

Sacred Knowledge:
All sacred or just ordinary 'knowledge' is non-existent without that primary intelligence, which is your very nature - that intelligence is also called SEEING or KNOWING - Being - Awareness - Consciousness. - All aspects of the One Esence that you are.

The intellect is not the intelligence!
The intellect is only content of mind and the so-called 'mind' and the brain are instruments of intelligence - just like everything else is in this appearance called 'life as we know it'.
The intellect appears to project concepts and it is a belief in those projections - and it appears to be a belief in itself, without suspecting any error. - It can only continue as long as that belief supports it.
All of it is simply 'content of mind' - objectifications - and they have no independent existence at all.
KNOWING is ever present - it is not limited to the instruments through which this knowing functions.
It is NOT somewhere else, it is not some sacred thing, nor is it in the distance somewhere, nor is it from 'above' or below.
It is the heart essence of what you truly ARE - Right NOW.
There is NO distance between what you truly are and reality - they are one.
Only thought appears to create a realm of distance and duality, separation and 'time'.
Where are there any doubts about this to be found, except in the mind, appearing as concepts? - Are they not just some ideas acquired along the way, acquired through unqestioned belief, from 'others'? - Is it not just ALL Mind stuff?

Look again:
Look through your own eyes, with pure seeing, in THIS immediacy!
Look back into that clear space of knowing.
Free yourself from those illusions in this openness of pure seeing.
All there is, is THIS moment—right NOW.
THIS is all there ever IS.

NOT Common Knowledge:
These 'pointers' are not found in common worldly knowledge and certainly not found through the self promoting gurus or teachers - those characters, those 'appearances' are it seems, caught in the grossness of a grandiose self-absorbtion and one can SEE that clearly, if one really takes a close look at them and their obvious pretense, their sacred behavior. - Their words betray their own elaborate 'self-image' over and over - and it is clear they have not realized the errors in the perceptions - apperception is missed by them because they themselves rely on their own 'stories' and 'time' which they conceptualize and are obliged to pass onto their followers (to keep the 'image' alive)- all the while this immediate natural presence remains unencumbered as the natural state - which can NEVER arrive AS this natural presence, through methods or practices, already IS ! - it is THIS 'ever present' and it is THIS that is your true nature and it is completely clear of any ownership claims. - Knowing just is - completely unconditioned and unencumbered by any 'thing'. - This is Clear and Obvious and in this everything is also clear and obvious just AS it IS.

What appears to be Ruthlessness may well be compassion:
I may appear to be ruthless on this point but I see it is necessary for so many who SEEMINGLY are caught in a realm of 'time bound teachings' and there appear to be thousands upon thousands in that realm, still suffering in isolation, worshipping an appearance, an image, a special 'person' - thier idol.
There NEVER was anyone, teacher or pupil, that is, was or will be caught in any conceptual realm - but that must be re-discovered for oneself in the immediate knowing - Once it is truly re-discovered then where is there any NEED to teach anything that focuses on any future at all - it is ALL presence and that is totally known or more correctly put - it is THIS KNOWING right now. - Time ceases to have any of the usual meaning, apart from being a practical tool in the appearance of there being 'time'.
Only ignorance can keep the mind in a time realm - and it is stories that keep the mind occupied and the 'future deliverence' is a tired boring concept for the ignorant - The time bound teacher's skills are all being used to keep up an image and he is just a salesman for a 'product' that cannot exist - it is just concepts.
Any indulgence in ANY story about a conditional 'futuristic deliverence' or any protracted 'learning how to' is completely unnecessary - no matter what anyone says.

What you ARE already IS:
You will not come to know your own true nature in some promised future time — you ARE already THAT, which is within and IS this instant of knowing - right now - this KNOWING - right NOW.
It is NOT a matter of 'WHAT' is KNOWN — it never IS 'what' is KNOWN.
Indescribable - yet all we have here are words - so - IT IS this KNOWING - and nothing but That!
In your true essence - there is no possibility that you could not not be THIS.

No Problem:
So you see - there is really no problem.
To stop re-creating problems, all one needs to do is to be what you are, live from and AS this direct knowing.
It is also your potentiality!
It is not someone else's potentiality. - No guru can give it to you, even if he promises to.
Such promises are just ignorance or self-centred activity, mere 'tricks of the trade'.

Belief falls away in the light of seeing-knowing.

You are THIS timeless 'moment' of 'presence' and you have always been THIS - and further more THIS is all there ever IS. - Is THIS not clear and Obvious right now?
Does THIS need a thought to support it?
Can a mere thought EVER truly obscure THIS?

my warm regards - Gilbert.

P.S. - Check out a new blogspot by Randall Friend - the address is - (the 0 before the dot, in the url, is a zero, not the letter o.)
- Randall is now expressing things very clearly and his notes may resonate with you. - Randall is living proof that the bright intellect can be penetrated, by pure seeing, releasing those old habitual 'hooks' that seemingly keep us trapped in the realm of concepts. - I shared some of his questions regarding this investigation, a few of those emails to me, and my replies, they appeared on this site in recent months (signed as R or Rod).
It may be of interest to you, or not, that I claim no merit points in whatever appeared to transpire between us - the ruthlessness of the 'pointing out' was naturally occuring here. - The pure functions of 'seeing-knowing' are already functioning in each and every one of us. - It just needs to be precisely investigated - then a warmth appears to 'grow within' and it spills out into the world, one way or another.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong

Well, it has been outlined here in so many ways.
It has been shared without asking for anything in return.
The fundamentals have been hammered away at over and over.
I have heard that seekers in café’s in Non Duality hot spots, like Santa Cruz, actually argue over ‘what Gilbert says’ about this or that. - Rather amusing for me and just demonstrates how the Internet has a vast and immediate influenced. - A note gets posted on the web and within hours, people are arguing over whatever it is that has been written about.
Well, here is ‘a dish’ you can really get your teeth into, my little 'non duality' darlings.
No names have been used – but you all have a good imagination, I am sure.
Let's take a rough and brief look at 'the popular teachers syndrome' and how their stories of ‘personal enlightenment’ are simply nothing but passing experiences and erroneous beliefs, held onto by themselves and passed on to their un-witted followers as the basis of their teaching.
I might mention that I really don’t care one way or another what these teachers say – there was a time when it pissed me off because I knew how devious it seemed - but that time has passed.
Now, I can 'stir the pot' and see what aromas come to the surface – and I know that NO HARM is DONE to anyone. – Yet someone 'out there' may just see something that has eluded them for so long.
First error. - The popular teacher pretends to be liberated and beyond and above everyone else.
He or she demonstrates conceitedness without shame – in fact it is flaunted as though it was an attribute. – The teaching is highly business like and the pupils pay over and over for being allowed to suffer the endless demands upon them, to be servile and to be in a state of longing for deliverance – squeezed into the shape of a 'sincere seeker'. – That is a sign that all is not well with the teacher and that his ‘famous’ deliverance is just another a fraudulent story.Advaita - One without a second - is total equanimity - in THIS moment. - There is no other time than NOW. - If they KNOW that, why not point directly at THAT fact and drop these ridiculous stories about the future?
THIS presence awareness is not a 'conditioned existence' and the mind has nothing to do with this clear space of knowing - KNOWING is in BEING. - THAT is NOT limited by whatever happened in the past and all methods to shape the states of mind, will never BECOME anything that can last. - All stories of BECOMING are erroneous and the teachers that promote such stories are equally erroneous, no matter how sacred they pretend to be.
Such teachers are caught in their own trap of believing that they have attained a special state of being and through their contrived compassion they 'help' others to attain the same - that is just absurd nonsense - not because I say it is - because it is just ridiculous nonsense and totally in the mind - not in BEING. - The teachings of these 'special ones' have a smattering of pointers to the non-dual, the ever-present nature, which they most probably gleaned from reading Nisargadatta and other sources, but they all still make references to 'future states of liberation', to 'the embodying of the teaching', 'post awakening processing', etc.
Plus they cement their followers into a ‘model’ in believing that 'they are the very special enlightened teacher' and others are mere students, well, until he or she gives these others a spiritual name and certifies them ready to "transmit the dharma" or whatever the ‘line’ is.
It all revolves around the teacher being 'important' and it is that 'sticky point' which reveals the game they are playing - and all of their rationale will never hide the obvious, the erroneous game of duality pretending to be a 'path' to the Non Dual.
In other words, while non-duality is mentioned repeatedly, the dualistic level is still the predominate feature, brought back in very consistently - it has to be, because that is the glue that binds the mind of the followers into hope and future time - a pre-requisite if you are going to build an empire of followers.
The 'true teacher' has no interest in collecting seekers at all - he 'sets them free' by 'pointing' to the FACT of immediate Being. - So there is NO dependence whatsoever from that moment on.
Of course in the appearance, it is relative - but in essence it is this timeless presence.
It only needs to be re-discovered ONCE - and that always happens in THIS immediacy - and THIS is all there IS and ever IS.
These 'special teachers' are really playing up their so-called connection with Nisargadatta or Ramana Maharshi, based on what direct connection one can only wonder?
Incidentally, I have noticed over and over that Bob will not be drawn into discussions about these other teachers - his point is "Who cares what they say?"
(The point is to come to this knowing for yourself - as quickly as you can - why believe stories of a future time told by another? - See and Know for yourself in this immediacy of now.)
These teachers of time bound notions may well feel threatened by the direct teachers such as Bob Adamson.
They also may feel threatened by others who speak openly about the fraudulent game of pretentious teachers in the Non Duality scene. - They do their best to stay 'one step ahead' but they are actually way behind because they have fallen for the same old trap themselves - 'believing in time'.
-I have met dozens of people "into" such teachers, but as far as I can see all of them are just playing 'the seeker game'. - All are suffering and hoping for a future understanding to bring them into a special state. - Almost all of them claim to "know" and have realized, but this is really mythical as the basics are not really clear in what they say.
- These teachers can't really do the ‘full stop’ and point to freedom, because they have built themselves up as being rather special and as a professional teacher, etc. - So there has to be some form of dualism added, such as "after awakening, the real work begins ..." or "You are pure consciousness. - Stand up and walk out of your dream. - I am here to show the way to do this". - They dare all seekers of peace and freedom to take the possibility of liberation in this life seriously. - Way too much emphasis on themselves and the future, etc.
All very grandiose and calculated to impress naïve or hard core seekers. - It is still rather surprising for me that so many fall for this stuff. – The admiration of a charismatic personality that plays the seekers ‘like a violin’ may have something to do with it. - These teachers will tell you: "You are free, but not quite". - Basically, these teachers are quite cocky, and full of themselves and of course with their perceived role as a professional teacher. - These characters may well follow closely what Bob and the ‘Bob-influenced people’ are saying and they are trying to co-opt it a bit because they know their followers are checking out these websites as well.Such teachers may say something like: “After I awakened", I picked up "I am THAT" and found that Nisargadatta was exactly describing my own experience”. - Everybody they teach gets a special spiritual name, etc.- So there is a tacit game going on with -
1. Those who have it. -
2. Those who have it but have not been asked to teach. –
3. Those who know it but are still working on living the teaching, etc.
Generally speaking, most ‘people’ are attracted to fame, wealth and popularity, so they gravitate toward that popular spiritual scene, simply due to its popularity - not because of a resonation in being. -They assume the teaching is good because so many people flock to the talks: Some of these teachers have 400-500 at a time. – Quite a business venture – why let the truth get in the way?
It is really pseudo non-dualism, with a heavy dose of adoration of the person of the teacher.
My guess is that there is not a single example, in the last ten years coming out of such groups, someone who has a basic understanding of the fundamentals. - All they have gleaned is a few phrases and bits of jargon, claims to "know", smug arrogance - coupled with continued suffering, which is always rationalized in the same old ways - they don't see the mechanicalness of it all.
The point they fail to really get, and how could they get it because the teacher is parading as a ‘special person’? - is that there is no person present at all.
So in understanding clearly, the mind keeps going back to the same old stories, the same old references to time, to 'getting it', the future, 'living it', they all keep popping back in to muddy the works.
And above all else, these points are not openly questioned by anyone - because the teacher's 'word' and reputation would be threatened by any such directness.
That 'speacial teacher' is as good as being hermetically sealed in his own conceptual construction - a prison of his own making - the seething doubts that must gnaw away inside him may be agonizing at times and it is those poor followers, around him, that will get sprayed with that poisonous atmosphere.
Any outrageous 'moods' or 'fits of rage' (He may be having one this very moment, after reading this note) will be blamed onto his poor followers, because they are not making enough effort to raise their consciousness or some other pathetic excuse, wrapped in esoteric nonsense.
Blinded by success, he lost his chance to be ordinary and now his empire can do nothing but crumble in his own 'time bound mind' - whatever appears will disappear - whatever is born, will die - The great perfection is the great imperfection - what goes up will come down - for every action, there is a reaction - ad infinitum - relativity is only 'an appearance' in non duality.

Basically, the whole charade is a ‘good business model’, because there are endless retreats, DVDs, books, satsangs, etc. - There are 10s, it not 100s, of thousands of dollars swirling around and perfuming the air with the smell of "success".
There is a strong resistance to any questioning of the validity of what is being offered. - Basically, what is being communicated is not even non-duality, but a 'hodge podge' of meditation, non-dual concepts gleaned from books, pop psychology and guru worship.
Just enough nuggets to keep the naïve seeker on the path for another 10 to 15 years without questioning anything. - What will happen when people are in this for 20 or 30 years?
Just enough people get certified to teach to keep everyone hopeful that they too will get it.
It is highly likely that the teachers coming out of such ‘programming are fairly weak in substance and ineffectual overall.
The teacher pretends to be ‘the only one’ who understands the post awakening process, (i.e., the real work, which is all simply invented terminology, mind stuff, terms that fit neatly into the whole trap of time bound teachings) .
Why play a game of being enlightened? - Why offer a fraudulent teaching when you MUST know 'deep down' that it is a fraud? - You know that it is just a game you are playing and that you want others to play the game with you, but you have your terms, you must be the 'king of the castle' - those are your very serious terms, or you won't play at all.
Infantile grandiose!
It is rather grotesque when people try to retrofit pure non-duality into a progressive framework as these popular teachers do.
What awakening?
For whom?
What path?
Where is there to go?
What goal?
What teacher and what student?
What embodiment?
Who is there to do any such thing?
Can you find a self centre - something with any substance apart from a flimsy belief?
Such questions are well beyond what is being communicated by these 'special teachers'.

There you have it!

As my grandmother used to say: "Eat them apples".

A ripple on the ocean - all words.
In conclusion, let me say this:- In the 'seeing through' of whatever the mind is telling you, about anything at all - that space from where you are seeing from, is clear and empty.
There is NO time in it.
It is instant, THIS instant, completely immediate, by its very nature.
There is no 'person' in this clear space, no one to practice anything and there is certainly no need for a method to use - it is NON Conceptual awareness and THAT is totally free of the mind and always was, IS and will be.
Who can discover THIS?
THIS is timeless presence.
It is worth looking closely at this next point, because it is a radical difference to almost all other teachings: - You cannot 'become' what you already are. - The 'path of acquisitions' is an erroneous belief which only leads you further away from what is true - but only in the mind are you seemingly lead away....because THIS presence of right now is all there IS.
This 'teaching', if we can call it that, is by negation, neti neti.
It is so radically simple, so much so, that most miss its total validity in the same way they miss this clear and present presence awareness that they ARE.
Instead, they look for a 'special state' encouraged by ignorant ego bound teachers - and in that merky mindset, they overlook what is already present AS their own natural, already liberated being presence.
There is NOTHING to 'acquire' or 'get' - you are THAT One without a second right NOW.
Anyone who tells you that you have to 'do this' and 'do that' is really speaking from ignorance and you can ignore them and turn your vision back into that clear space of knowing that YOU ARE - and instantly you have gone beyond all conditioning, all time and that clear and present knowing will reveal all you need to know. - Only by taking up a concept and 'going with it' do you ever SEEM to leave and that is not the case - you ARE present and aware.
In the Bible it says: "Let no man come between you and your God".
Who is going to show you the way to your self?
No step needs to be taken - NOT ONE STEP - just take a look in THIS immediacy of SEEING and realize that the ONLY seeing that is happening can only be by the self - and you are already THAT - You can also drop the concept of there being any 'thing' called the 'self' and simply be this pure, immediate seeing - this knowing.
That is it.
It already is - so all claims by teachers that they will 'give' you some special access to it is and MUST be a story, in their own minds - a belief in an erroneous idea, an idea that THEY are special and have something that you don't 'yet' have - and they will take you there etc.
That is a business plan and that is all it is. - There is no product to sell - you are already THAT - this pure knowing which remains untouched and timelessly present, as what you truly are.

My warmest regards to you all.
May no one lead you astray with his or her 'special-ness'.
Ordinary awareness is IT.

Just SEE and KNOW - BE what you ARE.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

This Clear Space of Knowing is what I am.

Do you like it direct?
Or do you prefer 'the run around the block stories', where deliverance is a faint promise?
You will not find much of a time story here, simply because they are nothing but entertainment.

All of the multiplicity of appearances, thoughts, concepts, ideas, images, states of mind or whatever else the mind can think of, simply appear spontaneously in this space of knowing. - Look and see if you can stop any of those things from appearing – see that they are, in fact, appearing spontaneously prior to any 'doership'.
And then see that what you really are is that which is prior to it all.
What is seen is extremely subtle and it is equal to the subtlety of seeing itself. - Once this is tasted, clearly seen and in knowing that I am that which is seeing, it is known to be obvious, so obvious, in fact, that in what one took oneself to be, previously, there was no one suspecting such a simplicity.
All these appearances of thoughts, of patterns, are all insubstantial, they truly have no independence whatsoever apart from this knowing essence that I am.
All and everything simply appears and disappears in this space of knowing that I am.
Can you deny that this space of knowing is what you are?

Seekers are imagination, an imagination of being 'someone' who gets ‘results’ from that seeking. – That, however, is an illusion, for there is no ‘progressive path’ and the ‘seeker’ has no reality at all. – All there is is NOW. - A seeker is simply an appearance in the mind (and mind is time), that content of mind, that imagination is limited or bound into a mindset and the limitation of that mindset is in fact, what 'they' need to transcend, which is impossible.
Impossible? - Why? - Because, how can something that does not exist, transcend anything? – Many things appear to happen in a dream, but does anything really happen? - In the belief that there is a person there in the mind, an 'I', that imagines that it has the power to do anything, is simply a habit of thought, a long standing 'fixation' in mind.
In the clear seeing that there is no substantial ‘entity’ here, that fixation is not active - the energy has gone into the seeing and the fixation loses its habitual hold - so one clearly knows and tastes what one truly is - and the knowing is that what one truly is, is beyond this body and mind.
There is a clear seeing of the body and of whatever content arises in the mind. - That which is seeing is not some psychological stance in the mind - it is simply SEEING-KNOWING.
In that clarity of pure insight, there is a knowing that there can never be a 'person' who will realise THIS or a 'person' that can awaken.
So it appears that in clearing away the binding concepts (and all concepts are potentially binding in the drama of the dualistic mind) and in ‘seeing through’ them, something unique is revealed – one’s own natural presence awareness which is THAT which is seeing and that is the only seeing that is happening – it is not happening to an ‘entity’.
Paradoxically, THIS is 'already happening' (outside of the limits of 'time') with everyone.
So in one instant of clear insight, it can be seen and known without any doubt whatsoever, that I am not a seeker, never was and never can be.

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A link to his official website appears on the Website Link page on Shining Through the Mind website. - Enjoy.

Monday, July 09, 2007

SEEING is happening - but where to look?

Why should I be concerned that 'seekers' are being mislead by erroneous spiritual stories? - I have seen through them all. - I am free of all that nonsense.
Belief is completely transcended by knowing. - That is not some acquisition - it is the nature of what I am - and That is this true existence which does not change.
You can discover this for yourself - I can only 'point' as to where to look.
Concepts are concepts. - God is invisible - what you are is also invisible. - God's body is the universe, the immediate expression of his 'grace'.
'Your body' is the immediate expression of an 'instrument' of being - through which cognition appears to be presented to the mind - yet the 'self', just like 'God' remains invisible and beyond all such transient motions. - What God is there if you do not think about it? - Is it, he or she, just a concept in your own mind - common mind - ideas handed onto you by others?
Left to your own devices, would you conceive of such a concept as God?

The Oneness of all things is beyond all concepts, including the concept of God.
Oneness embraces all, without differentiation and yet differentiation 'appears' within oneness.

Contemplate the following: - Knowing is not a concept.
Awareness is not a concept. - They appear as concepts but the concept is NOT what it re-presents.
The conceptual spiritual 'steps in time' are an illusion and the practitioner is also a fiction.
There is no escape from a prison that does not exist.
There is no prison, there is no prisoner, except in the deviated mind with its erroneous belief.
All there is, is THIS immediacy. - How can you not know that?
The immediate function of knowing is IT - even the belief in erroneous concepts depends on it - they are just no necessary.
Slipping into beliefs about changing the world into a better place is premature - get to the first principle and 'be the knowing' - be this knowing that cannot be altered by a concept - then one can be the action in the world - without that all you can be is re-action and that is conflict. - The world already has enough of that.
In bringing the mind back to THIS immediate presence-awareness and in cutting away those 'old concepts', so the pure function of seeing-knowing has a chance to penetrate, permeate the dualistic mind and so it renders the 'drama' of apparent twoness into an impotent play of elements - and so one realizes that I am the harmonizing factor and the source of it all.
Do you have a choice?
Believing in the stories of time and a future deliverance is a sloppy way to live and it is unsatisfying. - But who cares?
You cannot get behind that knowing, that immediacy of knowing. - No concept can 'go there' - Nothing can 'appear there' because it is empty, clear and obviously full of knowing - is it not obvious that that is where you truly are? - You ARE the Knowing - how could you not not be THAT?
Non-conceptual awareness. - Knowing, immediate knowing cuts through all concpets, all that is known. - Have a look - see for yourself.

Response to above:
Gilbert, Potent post on your site - this sentence was like a sutra - "Belief is completely transcended by knowing." - Excellent - Confirmation in words of what is known 'here' - Regards - R.

Note: There is an ancient story about the wizard/shepherd, who hypnotises his flock of sheep, because they had cottoned onto the fact that he was killing one of them for food every few days, so some of them were escaping. - He 'suggests' to them, through hypnosis, that they are 'free' and need only 'do what he indicates'.
You will see in that, whatever you see and that will belong to the mind, while 'pure seeing' remains timelessly beyond the 'seen' and the 'seer'.
There is a simplicity to your existence that is subtly overlooked - it is the fact that you remain here in this so-called 'now', while everything else, without exception is appearing and disappearing consistently. - In attaching ones self to anything, a concept or object, an image or an idea, that attachment will be dissolved 'at some point' and one will still be present and aware.
Knowing that is the simplicity of being just as one is.
Knowing is in being - not in the mind.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Essential Directness - let it 'seep' into your bones.

Too direct and too immediate for the mind bound into time realms?
There is an essential directness to this 'teaching', which is so clearly obvious, yet it seems difficult for seekers to recognize this.
In the relativity of being a seeker - most seekers are attracted to conceptually based teachings that are full of 'time bound notions' and the mind relates to all that and it gives the mind something to hang onto and to strive for - and so these seekers can then judge themselves by whatever progress they (imagine that they) are making.
- This 'teaching' is about non conceptual awareness.
This 'teaching' is not even a teaching and it is certainly not 'Neo Advaita' nor is it 'Advaita' - it is not found within any localized conceptual boundaries at all - it is nothing other than the directness of your own immediate cognizing - this immediate functioning right now. - All you need to do is re-cognize that fact. - See that all concepts appear within it and that all concepts are equal in the fact that they are all concepts - and a concept is just a concept - Knowing is not a concept - awareness is not a concept, though they appear in the realm of concepts as concepts - but it is the knowing that allows them to be known.
You will never find an answer to it all 'in time' or anywhere else, nor will you find it in anyone can only ever re-discover it as THIS immediacy of functioning NOW - this living essence, and see that it is THAT which is 'doing' the SEEING - THAT which is KNOWING.
It is totally immediate and it never budges from THIS.
THIS is happening NOW - It has no pre-requisites and no limitations at all.
All the limitations are of the mind and the 'owner' of those limited views is a fiction - one discovers that this 'teaching', in its essential nature, has nothing to do with the mind and its endless fiction of 'progress'. - The mind is bypassed totally.
All one needs to do is to look through your own eyes - see from this space-like awareness and KNOW that THAT is what you are.
In that 'space' there is a total clarity and total emptiness, and THAT is so simple - it is this pure knowing that you are and what you have always been.
That does not depend on any concept whatsoever.
Seekers depend on gurus and gurus depend on concepts....while you are beyond all that dependency - just know it and keep knowing it - BE that Knowing and see that nothing can knock you out of it - especially not a concept.
- That 'space-like awareness' that non conceptual awareness cannot be truly objectified in any way shape or form. - In discovering this invisibility of oneself, in transcending the form that believes it is the cognizer and in seeing the fact that the instrument itself is only 'appearing' within the actuality of immediate cognizing, then all methods and practices are rendered completely passive in an instant.
This is totally available to everyone - As Bob says: "Not for just the few" - it is totally available, simply because it is our true nature. - It is what I am.
- All teachings are simply concepts.
The only thing that you cannot deny or negate is the fact that you exist - you KNOW you ARE.
That living-ness can be named as Spirit.
- Spirit suffuses all there is and is One Spirit - undifferentiated in its wholeness.
You can dwell on your limited conceptual bondage for eternity and never take a real step forward.
You are the destination and no departure is possible.
Now is all there is.
Seeing and knowing are the pure functioning of our true nature. - What the mind tells you can only ever be a repeat of the past. - This moment is fresh and new.
It has never happened before and it can never happen again.
It does NOT depend on the past.
- All knowledge is an appearance within KNOWING and the only value any knowledge has is by the KNOWING that is imparted in THIS moment of NOW.
That is all one needs to know - and in knowing that simplicity, all the minds terrain is melted down into this presence - and nothing can ever take you away - and your own formless true nature remains prior to all appearances.
The journey that never was is completed - and from this moment on, you never need to be guided by another.
The mirage is seen through.
The relief that ensues abates as the old habit patterns of mind are washed away. - That may happen instantly or it may appear to be gradual - but it is totally unmistakable because the knowing factor is this presence that I am.

Bob Adamson's new CD "Not for just the Few" is now available - It is excellent. - I highly recommend it - listen to it as often as you can, let is seep into your bones.
You will begin to see what he points out in your own life - and in seeing the truth of it in your own direct cognition, it is then your own. - It appears to 'become' a solid conviction and yet it never is anything other than THIS pure knowing in THIS moment.