Sunday, March 22, 2009

Notes from Kings Cross Saturday 13th December 08.

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Begin at the beginning.
Right here and now, without resorting to conceptual thinking, what is there that is lacking? - Isn’t there a naked presence of awareness or awareness of presence that is perfect whole and complete just as it is? - Can you negate this pure knowing awareness that you already and truly are? - No, you cannot negate THIS ineffable essence of Omniscient awareness that you truly are, nor can you ever grasp or understand it with any thought or mental concept. - This being the case, wouldn’t it be wise to allow it to pattern and function you as you appear to be, as that illusory separate entity "me”, without trying to change, alter, modify, correct or perfect it in any way.

Can I correct, improve or perfect what is already naturally perfect, and that is this natural or primordial state that sages like Nisargadatta Maharaj never tired of pointing to? Of course not! - This empty essence of all knowing awareness is not a 'thing’, it is no thing, yet it always "is”, and you are THAT always and ever. - This un-manifested Noumenon or non-dual Absolute is empty of all content and is the reality that every seeming person is seeking. - Emptiness suffused with awareness or Rigpa as it is pointed to in Dzogchen, the highest expression of Buddhism, is infinite, self-existing, self-shining intelligence or naked knowingness (Jnana Prajnana in sanskrit).
This is what you truly are, are you not knowing right now? However this activity of pure knowing or pure experiencing doesn't contain any 'knower' or 'experiencer' as such. The knower and the known imply duality, and experiences come and go but the pure knowing and experiencing never comes or goes and remains unchanged throughout eternity.
This is Advaita, the home of non-duality and you have never left it. - Awaken to or re cognize this fact and be free of psychological suffering.
There is nothing to be done, nowhere to go, nothing to practice or meditate on.
Can you empty this emptiness? - And what is emptiness empty of? - It is empty of a separate, permanent self or soul. - It is also empty of any god, and god, as he is usually conceived of, can only exist in consciousness or manifestation, which is the domain of duality. No self, no me,
no Mr or Mrs So and So, - then no problem! - Problems exist only in duality and there is no duality in non-duality, no islands, if's or but's. - Suffering only happened to a "me”, and when it is investigated and clearly seen that there is no me, there never has been and there never could be, this itself is the end of sorrow, the end of suffering. This alone is self realization already realized. - The realization of the fact that I alone am the Honored one above and below the heavens, I alone exist non-dual One without a second.
This is not arrogance but true humility, am I separate from my Self, not my apparent ego self but my true non-dual essence? - The answer is, no I am not, I am THAT, and so are you. - Wake up now, right this instant or continue to hold on to your limited identity or suffering engendered by self imposed beliefs and limitations. - All that is needed is the courage to look directly at what is seemingly limiting you, question and investigate all your preconceived concepts and beliefs and they will fall away quite spontaneously without any effort on your part. - However, if they are not questioned or challenged they will continue to hold sway over you and cause you unnecessary psychological suffering.
All this is about is suffering and the end of suffering. - This need not be, it is as simple as that, everything is in your hands, come home to the place you have never left - nearer than hands and feet. - This aware 'no thing' is the most intimate and THAT thou art!
- End.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Notes from Kings Cross Tuesday 10th February 09.

What is it that I want to express and who is the 'I' that I am referring to? - Isn't this I just a phantom, an imagined conceptual entity and isn't everything already perfect just "as it is"?
This “As it is” or "what is" that is being pointed to or described presently with these seeming words and concepts is nothing perceivable or conceivable yet it always "is", you cannot negate this inconceivable essence that is Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience.
This that is being pointed to is pure Advaita, the very home on non-duality, so to speak. - There is nothing simpler that non-duality, or One without a second and there is nothing separate or apart from THAT, that you truly (and ever) are, right here and now, always and ever. So start from the 'fact' that you already are THAT essence that you are seeking. - This that is being referred to is the very livingness, the everlasting life pointed to in the scripture, the unchanging essence of everything and anything whatsoever.
What can be more simpler? - You cannot grasp this all-knowing presence, which expresses through the mind as the thought or concept "I am", nor can you ever negate it, as its Omnipresence has to be there whether there is affirmation or negation
This is the whole crux of the matter under consideration, but is this where you look for your Self? - Usually not, for one is mesmerized by the content of the acquired mind of memory which only comes into operation around the age of 2 and a half years! - The mind is time and can never and will never grasp the timeless, the non-dual Absolute. - This is all that truly needs to be seen by no one.
Realize that everything is happening quite spontaneously; seeing, hearing, breathing, smelling, touching, without the input of any separate person, entity, or thing. - You, as that person or entity have not, will not, nor will ever, do anything at all!
You, as that person or entity, are the child of a barren woman and have no substance or independent nature of your own apart from this timeless non dual, non-conceptual, all knowing essence that is presently being described or pointed to.
You are nothing at all, yet you are an aware nothing, because you cannot negate this aware no thing that you truly are. - You cannot say, “I am not!” because what is allowing you to say that?
You cannot know yourself because you are not a thing, you are the aware no thing that contains every seeming thing. - You are the Source, so to speak, from which everything comes and to which everything returns in this ‘Maya’ the play of apparent manifestation.

This means that you alone exist, non-dual One without a second and all the gods, all the different religions are only your own concept or imagination because, before there can be any god, you as the non dual unchanging reality have to be there first.
Do you realize the implications of what is being said? - Can you realize the implications of what is being pointed to or hinted at?
One doubts it, because you are too hypnotized by your own self-importance or life story and that is all it is, a fictitious made up story no matter how grandiose or full of pain and suffering it may appear to be.
I would like to know myself. - Are there two selves that one could know the other? - You are your Self whether you know it or not. - Have you lost your Self and are now anxiously looking for it? - Will you never find your Self? - The so-called seeker will never become a finder, because what the seeker is seeking, he or she already 'is'! Simply realize and acknowledge this fact and the seeking will drop away by itself, there will be no need to end the search, as is being trumpeted around on various Advaita websites.
Again, don't pretend to be what you are not – you are not this miserable, limited, separate person or entity - and don't refuse to be what you truly are, the deathless, non-dual essence or the very livingness itself.
- End.

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