Monday, November 23, 2009

Pointers

What is present? Not who.


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For a moment, forget your name, job, and accomplishments. Instead of saying "I am so-and-so," see that you can actually stop at "I am," and that something sheer, significant, and limitless remains.


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Awareness, through sentient-consciousness, is able to know itself, to know that it exists. Thus, you have a superb opportunity, here, to recognize the true richness and splendor of your seemingly routine existence. Take this very moment to see what has always been magnificently present.


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Awareness does not "happen" or "blossom-forth." It is your natural state. It Does Not Move.


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Self-realization is the recognition of the Knower of existence. But this Knower is no entity. Neither is it an appearance or an experience. Ditto a sound. It is this presence of spaciousness, which is, at once, a living and non-moving essence. It is your ordinary, day-to-day awareness seen in all of its sublimity. Its clarity is
so apparent that it may appear difficult to discern. But that is only a notion. You are That. That is what you are. See the clear and immediate simplicity of this for yourself.


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There really is no spiritual ignorance--just a misunderstanding as to what you truly are.


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Nonduality is not about feelings, serenity, healing, ascension, "regressive therapies," or even esoteric philosophies. If you're seeking more experiences and conceptual theories, then by all means indulge. Have at them. However, they are not paths to Truth, because there aren't any. The undertaking of any path or practice is--seemingly, at least--a move
away from this shimmering substratum.


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This understanding cannot be found in theories or concepts (even advaitic ones)! It is,
in toto, the unconditioned spaciousness that is prior to any thought or experience.


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Thinking, searching, debating, meditating, and attempts to be "mindful" lead directly back to the supposed-mind. Indeed, these functions and activities are simply the mind itself in full operation. Why bother with all that when you are in full possession of your true and glorious nature? Never for a moment has awareness
not been present. You have simply been overlooking it. It is subtle, yet undeniable. When you fathom its depth for yourself, you will shake your head (even gasp!) at its presence and immediacy. Again, take note of what is present. Not who.

3 comments:

Atmah Ja said...

It is present.. I am present.. Who am I, what am I...? I can only go deeper into the "is" of it.. in every moment... Yes, there is no path, no road.. just "in" it.. not "of" it.. Atmah Ja

Charlie Hayes said...

There is no separate "I" to "go deeper"... all that is appearing, including that "I", and this conscious presence, is temporal. You are Eternal. Or, You are That Which Knows the waking, dream, sleep and transcendent "states". Your TRUE Eternal Being is Stateless ... That is what is real. As Rodney brings it back to, over and over, until there is no more questioner and no more mental assertion of some "I" or "IT", the natural timelessness of Awareness is direct and immediate, and non-being and being are both appearances that come and go in the pure Awareness prior to Being ... STOP! ... there is no word for that!

Atmah Ja said...

yes, Charlie.. there is no deeper, only words illusions and allusions to utter...where one can move from ONE and split into two.