Monday, October 29, 2018



is a name sometimes
said to fall to a person
suffering from illusion..
an unfortunate 
a person whose name
is Maya
knows the illusory nature
of multiple appearances which
are produced by our powers of
conception and perception..
knows the veiling of her Self
by those asserting appearances..
knows these appearances
do not have a
life of their own..

Maya Knows...!

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 29th October 2018

Just as a screen assumes the name and form of an image with which it seems to veil itself, so I, the light of pure Knowing, assume the name and forms of thinking, sensing and perceiving, and appear, as a result, as a mind, body and world. Thus, with my own creativity, I assume a form with which, from the point of view of that form, I seem to veil Myself. However, I am never really veiled from Myself. I am only veiled from the illusory point of view of one of the names and forms that I assume. When I seem to veil Myself from Myself in this way, I am known as Maya.

Saturday, October 27, 2018



it is the dark shading
the tightly sealed blind
denying the light
at our core..
with the darkness
the creation feels
alone..separated and
fear shouts out..
explosions express the
darkness and isolation
with deafening sounds
and telltale sparks..
but dare I say
the sparks remind us
through the horror
of the shaded light...

Friday, October 26, 2018



is there a way of 
dissolving the distance
between the observer
and what is seen..?

perhaps a
recognizing of
our empty wholeness
with nothing outside
dissolves that distance.. 

the far reaches of the
universe apparently
reside in distance
a distance that 
might dissolve in 
the same way..

in this way
we understand what
we have always been:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Jim Clamp's Poem

Jim Clamp’s Poem 10/1/2018 

Afternoon of nothing Gray sky no
sun No wind or rain
No postman nobody House all
tight at night  Temp
Low than lower  Cold
mornings furnace on
Wait for day’s
warmth I
Adjust .. not by effort
My very cells adjust
Whatever happens
in people  Since 
time ago forever


a beginning
which appears as no-thing:
all is potential..
waiting for day's warmth
which is the return
to the day and to life..
it is new creation
within and made from
what may appear as
cold and empty
but actually is eternal:
since time ago forever...

I think so..

I think so..

when these words occur
we imagine the place
from which they emerge..
since time long ago
this place has been assumed
as within the body
we have so long occupied..
evolving now in spurts
is a new day of realizing
that the thought arises
in a place much vaster
in a new "I" which
loses its bodily bounds
and with this loss
the soon fading of I...

In order to believe the story your thoughts present, you must at some level want to own your thoughts. Thus you consolidate the idea that there is a thinker who needs these thoughts. Hence, every thought has its origin in the “I” thought.
~Jac O'Keeffe

The separation between:
the knower and the known,
the experiencer and the experienced,
the thinker and the thought,
the feeler and the felt,
the doer and the deed;
never actually occurs.
It is made only of the thought that thinks it,
and is substantiated in the body as feelings.
The (apparent) separate self is not an entity;
it's an activity of thinking and feeling,
that resists what-is and seeks what-isn't.
~ Rupert Spira

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Beyond words

Beyond words

Not eyesight..but clarity
beyond words:
The illuminating clarity
which one finds inside
and discovers in another..
Whether beggar or wealthy
the common light
is spellbinding..
Not to be understood
by those whose clarity 
remains befuddled and

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10: 46-52)
46 And they came to Jericho. And yas he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.

I pull you to me by a knowledge beyond words

You think we're meeting for the first time?
I know Him in you. I see you completely
You’ve eaten His food; the crumbs are on your lips. 

- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

Monday, October 22, 2018

Work and Play

There is an equality
to be observed in
what seem as the
segments of life..
All are appearances
in the present moment..
(Really not a moment
but Now outside of time..)
Work and play are
simply modifications of
into seeming forms:
one form or another
but the pleasure and
the truth come
from the discovery
that the same Field or
underlies and
composes all...

Live life as it comes, but don't be involved in it.
Let it come, don't reject it.
If nothing comes keep contented and sit quiet
This is a true Teaching.
Still some doubts and notions and unworthiness seem to arise.

Doubts and notions belong to the past. Now no more doubts or notions will touch you. Just laugh at them when they arise! Grace knows nothing about unworthiness or worthiness. Throw a flower or spit into the ocean and it responds the same. Unworthiness is just mind baggage. Unworthiness is only your ego postponing its own destruction.
The Self doesn't mind that the mind goes to Europe because Europe is in the Self. Go anywhere and you will be taken care of. The problems arise when the ego takes the burden of controlling itself. Identify with the Self and the mind will go nowhere.

~ Papaji

Sunday, October 21, 2018

West Wing 2


I Am Aware 
 of Being Aware

-----P u r e  K n o w i n g-----

I am aware of:



observing or projecting..?

Quantum science
(consider John A. Wheeler)
has edged to the edge:
equations seem to ask
are we observing or
astonished they are
as are we..
Yet..we await
a recognition in
our experience of
to finally..from 
a new point-of-view
know that we
are really projecting...!

The projection of an object, other or world ‘outside’ is the natural and inevitable counterpart to the contraction of a self ‘inside’. In the absence of this division of experience, there is just the indivisible, unnameable intimacy of experience.
~~Rupert Spira



I saw it just now
it was her slight smile..
or the sudden lifting of
a slight burden..
these are the cinders
starting a  fire..
shadings of identity
now in flames...

He has arrived. He's with us
A thousand secret flames are dancing.
You laugh? You do not know yourself
You could not laugh and know yourself.

- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

in progress

All there is, is No-thing Being Everything and what appears as part of that everything is the belief and experience of being a separate self — an apparent individual with its own free will, choice and ability to act. This happening is uniquely human and is called self-consciousness.  To most people it is the reality.
~~Tony Parsons

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.
~~Joseph Campbell

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The whirlwind

The whirlwind

How might we see
Job and the whirlwind
to uplift our day..?

Job was visited by
the whirlwind
after his story of
misfortune..and advice
from friends long on
common sense
but short on

Job the sufferer
after frustrated 
searching for reasons
and with surrender
encountered the

He discovered
and finally understood
himself as whirlwind
within and made of
the perennial source
  of it all...

Job Summary:


42 Then Job replied to the Lord:
“I know that you can do all things;

    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’

    Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,

    things too wonderful for me to know.
“You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;

    I will question you,

    and you shall answer me.’

My ears had heard of you

    but now my eyes have seen you.

Therefore I despise myself
    and repent in dust and ashes.”


After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.” So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.
10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver[d] and a gold ring.
12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17 And so Job died, an old man and full of years.

The Future

Infinite mercy flows continually
But you're asleep and can't see it.
The sleeper's robe goes on drinking river water
While he frantically hunts mirages in dreams
And runs continually here and there shouting,
"There'll be water further on, I know!"
It's this false thinking that blocks him
From the path that leads to himself,
By always saying, "Further on!"
He's become estranged from "here":
Because of a false fantasy
He's driven from reality.

- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


this is vital:
knowing what is named
consciousness unlimited
as yourself.. not the
limited person you
have seemingly 
always..without question
considered yourself
to be..
you are not 
what others have
muttered as truth in
past times..but now
in this moment
knowing what is you
and you and you and
you and you and you
is why you are here:
to know and be...

Friends - Here is a very interesting, scholarly description of Consciousness, its causes, the complicated brain, etc., etc. from the Esoteric Quarterly in three parts.  Lots of reading and understanding to undertake, and some of this will make your head swim with wonder and appreciation to be alive to witness our existence, etc.  Be informed :-)

Good evening , CP, AW, TS...

I have skimmed quite a lot of these three links.  It appears to me to be a good source for
material "about" consciousness.  I would not diminish the importance of this, but at
my stage in life, my advice would be to find a teacher who teaches this subject from an
experiential point of view.  That will give a person the visceral experience of the
meaning of consciousness, an experience which will be clearly found, for that person,
to be the truth. Then...returning to the "about" documents she can find resonances
here and there with what she already knows, and that will be experienced as sufficient...CC

Nail in my Tire

Nail in my Tire

this experience
colored my afternoon
the screen upon which
this movie played..
first the dashboard icon
of a tire deflated
then a trip to the
repairer who quickly
found the nail
and this simple
life episode came
to an end..
meaning in this life
is apparently to 
realize that the
nail and indicator
the discovery and
ending..are the movie
which is made of
the screen
which we are...

Bedrock of beliefs

Bedrock of beliefs

beliefs interfere
with any notion
of who we are..
beliefs lodged in
our ego selves
stand as protection
of the ego itself..
beliefs may have
been founded on
a bedrock of truth
but now are
trying to endure 
as a curtain
blocking our view
of our luminous
and joyful  

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Jud suggested this for
our group conversation..
Could it be that the meaning
we hope to discover 
is found in our Knowing..
Not knowing something
but in knowing we are
Then to discover 
all those things to be known
are temporary appearances
in ever-present Knowing..
This is also the meaning
of the only happiness
available in life..
And when brought to
all that is wrong
is recognized as 
the only solution...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

autumn perception

autumn perception

many there are
of these small leaves
on the pavement
colored to show 
their limited time..
coloring our 
which never departs..
and we overlook
the grain of the
pavement with
many other
temporary shadings
and shapes also
 made of the
 awareness which
we are...

Saturday, October 13, 2018



is that of our lives
of peace and welcome
and actually
home is what we are
in which 
 colors flow..
so..the immigrants
are searching for home
in a new place
not their old..
search for their
identity which is
in essence our own..
this journey is theirs
and ours to take
as we find our
common home...

Monday, October 8, 2018

Prison bars

Prison bars

are the appearances of

what is at last recognized as unreal:
the imprisoning belief in limitation
of the body and mind by appearance..
discovering appearance as appearance
enflames the old and worn belief
and makes clear: the prison has
no bars...

Hope for the death of hope
The Bird of Paradise is born
From the ashes of illusion
Bird with your wings and Eye of Fire

"The separate entity we imagine ourselves to be
cannot reside in the present.  It can only make its
home in the imaginary past or future.  It can only
reside in time and space but never in the eternal
and infinite presence of the here and now.  It simply
dies when it tries to go there and that death is love.

~Rupert Spira (Presence, Vol 2, p30)

Sunday, October 7, 2018



What is Banksy teaching..?

Perhaps the temporary nature 
of all that we perceive or think..
and a background of permanence..  

What difference is there
in a departure
in this moment or in a thousand years..?

And the $$$ involved..also departing
although the shredded version's 
worth may create a delay..! 

A question of evolution perhaps
pointing to annihilation
of our persisting material identity..

Did you notice the white background
upon which this tale of destruction
unfolded..?  Permanence...?

Animal Essence


Animal Essence

Charley Harper
is my example..
His animal forms are
minimal and simplistic..
(you can google his name..!)

Charley was a forerunner of
consciousness-only awakening
which is today offered as a
paradigm of hope..

Each life form
bird animal insect tree
expresses and abides
in something more..

Essence is consciousness
manifesting within itself 
a plethora of forms with
geometric brushstrokes..

This artist's stroke finds
our commonality in beauty
the recognition for which
each of us longs...

The paintings of Charley Harper (American, 1922-2007), a lifelong conservationist, have delighted art and animal lovers for more than six decades. With his distinctive use of geometric shapes, patterns, and vivid colors, Harper distilled the essence of each bird, animal, insect, or tree to its most important details--as he said, "Instead of putting everything in, I try to leave everything out. I call it 'minimal realism.'" Harper's paintings and posters have been published by a variety of nature- and conservation-oriented organizations. With his elegant, minimalist method of depicting wildlife, Harper transported viewers into the natural world via lively but self-described "flat" images. His paintings of various ecosystems and, above all, brilliant birds, emphasized hard-edged simplicity.
(Amazon summary)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Brain scans

Brain scans

A brain scan is viewed
and seems to record
the busyness of a brain
most independent and active.. 
A brain viewed as  creator
with the scan recording the 
colors and this
electrical flesh originates our
minds and our lives..

However..we are invited to pause
and experience a revolution..
a revolution of reversal:
a top-down point of view replacing
an old and worn bottom-up..

Consciousness-only is napping
and dreaming of you and me
as we live our bottom-up lives.. 
on a promising day..a new
point of view finally dawns:
top-down is a gift of freedom..
we are shocked to find that
we are the one napping
and dreaming of breakfast and 
jewels and brain scans...

The materialist point of view is the second-person point of view.
The idealist point of view is the first-person point of view.
And the Consciousness-only model is the zero point of view…, 
which encompasses both of those but is beyond both of them.
Q: Yes. Good, that.
R: And another way of saying it (which is just for some of you 
to think about in the early hours) now that you’ve touched on it:
The zero, from pure Consciousness’ point of view, 
Pure Consciousness has no dimensions.
The mind only has a single dimension; 
it only has an extension in time but not space.
And from the second-person point of view, 
space seems to come into existence.
So, something that is zero, has zero dimensions;
Takes the form of something with one dimension; 
Which, in time, takes the form of something that has 3 dimensions.
So, first there is dimension-less Consciousness, then time, then space.
That’s your homework. Ponder that.

~Rupert Spira. For the YouTube video see: