is a principle which is a bar against all information, which
is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep
a man in everlasting ignorance--that principle is contempt
prior to investigation".
"Learn to live without self concern. For this you must know
your own true being as indomitable, fearless, ever victorious.
Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can
trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard
your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by
realise you are dreaming a dream you call the world and
stop looking for ways out. The dream is not your problem.
Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and
not another. Love all or none of it, and stop complaining.
When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all
that needs to be done".
or Reality cannot be stored, cannot be amassed--it does not
value of any insight, understanding, or realisation can only
be in the ever-fresh presence of the moment.
realisation is not a bit of good. Now it is dead. Now it has
lost it's vitality.
is useless to try and cling to or hold onto an insight, an
understanding, or a realisation, for only in it's movement
can there be the enabling of ever-fresh and new insights of
Truth or Reality to appear.
idea of enlightenment or self-realisation as a onetime event
or a lasting and permanent state or experience is an erroneous
or know-ING is alive in the immediacy which can never be negated.
The emphasis is on the activity of know-ING which is going
on as the immediacy now--not the dead concept 'I understand'
or 'I know'".
thinking seems to cover the natural state (awareness). But
without awareness, thinking could not take place. Because
thinking appears in awareness (like a cloud appears in the
sky), realise that thinking in essence is awareness. Understanding
this, thinking cannot obscure awareness".
suffused with intelligence (knowing), can be a useful pointer
or description, but remember--the description can never be
the described. It is a valuable pointer only if in looking
or seeing there is a recognising of the actuality of this
thing comes from, appears in, and returns to this natural
emptiness. The coming and going of things is transience, but
the cognising emptiness, being empty, does not come and go.
Being empty, it is of itself no thing. It can never be filled
or emptied of things, for things appearing in emptiness have
no independent nature of themselves, and so in reality things
are the same emptiness--appearing as other. Every thing perceived
can only be a problem if things--including the so called 'seer'--are
believed to be other than this natural emptiness".
awareness is self existing there is no effort needed or anyone
who can make an effort to get it or lose it.
natural state is never lost. It is not an appearance, and
therefore it can never disappear. It is always the same. It
is not an entity.
that the conceptual thinker and conceptual thoughts seemingly
obscure the non-conceptual natural state. Pause a thought
even for an instant and the natural state is fully evident.
STOP and SEE. In the seeing, pure awareness gets used to itself".
the self-center, ego, or reference point is seen to have no
substance or independent nature, it will be understood or
known that whatever mental concept or image comes up naturally
happens by itself, and instead of any need to discard or get
rid of it, it can be a useful happening for the protection,
assistance, or defense of the organism--like with an insect,
animal, bird, or reptile not thinking about protection can
naturally change color or grow patterns in the skin or fur
to blend in with the environment around it... a natural camouflage
comes about, without any attempt to change the appearance.
with humans: without belief in a self-center, anything, including
mental concepts, change or action can come about naturally
to suit whatever situation arises.
if the self-center, ego, or reference point is believed to
be something substantial with an independent nature of it's
own--an existing 'me' or an 'I'--then whatever arises is referred
to this 'me' and, instead of being a natural functioning,
it occurs as a contrived state, such as fear, anxiety, stress,
etc., because that entity, being non-existent, cannot live
up to what is imagined. And even when hearing about non-conceptual
natural functioning, still believing in a reference point,
useless and contrived attempts continue to be made to live
up to or recreate some concept of that.
there appears to be a great difference between natural functioning
without any belief in a reference point, and the imagined,
conceptual, acquired mental habits caused by the old belief
in a separate entity".
an illusion that 'you' exist--the entity 'you' is imagined.
The imagination that 'you' exist as something or someone separate
is the cause of acceptance or rejection of something known.
It is illusion telling the story of its own deception. The
knower and the known are just concepts seemingly dividing
natural non-conceptual knowing. Believing in the thought 'I
am' gives seeming reality to the objective world which is
constantly changing, yet everything in essence is that changeless
natural knowing--nothing else".
re-cognize, or re-mind. I am That I am. That is awareness.
To whom could it matter what activity, thought, event, or
happening occurs. Knowing That, events and activities occur
like the grass growing by itself, with nothing superior or
inferior which could possibly be anything other than That.
Self activated intelligence-energy--just this, nothing else".
shining presence-awareness is not the result of effort. There
is no need to try to do something with the expectation that
suddenly awareness will be there. Presence-awareness is always
here and now whether it is recognized or seemingly lost. It
is not something that can be created or destroyed. Conceptual
thinking is like the cloud that seemingly blocks the sun.
Being at ease in non-conceptual naturalness is presence awareness
already here and now. Re-cognize again, and again, and again,
and the knowing it is always so is constant in spite of what
appears and disappears. Self-knowing, self-shining-- just
this, nothing else".
reflection is not in the mirror but of the mirror".
are That, 'That' meaning the seeming place in awareness where
awareness shines out. But in ignorance of the true nature,
That we are, that seeming place in awareness is called me
that moment of seeing that mind essence is no 'thing' to see,
in that very instant the duality of something seen and someone
that sees is no longer needed".
is translated or conceptualised as other than presence awareness
need not be resisted but recognised as it is--pure presence
awareness appearing as other--always only and ever That. Knowing
that, conceptualising falls away and bare awareness remains
unconcerned with thought (effortless being). Just this".
in dualistic thinking is the problem. In non-dual awareness,
dualism can only appear to be so. How can there ever be any
duality in non-duality?"
recognising presence awareness, there is no 'thing' to see,
just natural non-conceptual seeing, actually as it is without
subject or object. See this and the realisation is immediate
that what is labled as awareness or consciousness or mind
can never be formulated as either a subject or an object.
Being empty of a subject or object, it is emptiness seeing
(cognising emptiness). Emptiness can never be emptied of emptiness,
nor can it be filled by emptiness. With that concept cancelled
out, only the wordless thoughtless indescribable emptiness
remains. Not a vacuum or a void, but a vivid self-shining,
self-knowing, self-aware emptiness, like a clear sky full
of light. See for yourself. No one or other can do it for
you. Immediate simplicity. Continue to see that the seeing
is continuous. Any doubt, question, or argument, and the conceptual
seeker has appeared again. See that and non-conceptual emptiness
the naturalness that you are--pure, all pervasive, space like,
ever expressing, spontaneous presence-awareness, with no reference
point (self nature) having any substance or independent existence.
Failing to recognise naturalness (the unity of appearance
and emptiness, space and its content), delusion happens and
there is a grasping of or fixation on appearance--me and the
other--a seeming duality. Without that fixation there is freedom
as naturalness, delusion dissolves and evenness (non-duality)
remains--the natural state--simply this, nothing else. Naturally
remaining as naturalness (equanimity) is the natural (effortless)
meditation of no one to meditate and nothing to meditate on--no
trying to get or trying to avoid, just effortless being which
is always already so. Recognise this again and again".