Sunday, September 22, 2019



A questioning arises
From the vicissitudes 
Of life..this constant flux..
We seem as a ball
Bouncing from this locale
To that..desires pulling
To hoped satisfactions..
At long last..the mind asks
What or Why or When  
Revealing our Emptiness
Quieting the questions
Introducing ourselves to
A new Recognition... 

RS...The Neti Neti Process from Child to Adult

RS...How Do I Practice Self Enquiry?

RS...Can We Go To Our True Nature Through Effort?  (King Lear Analogy)

While inquire is also often used in the same sense as enquire in British English, it doesn’t usually go the other way around—enquire is rarely used for an official investigation or query.

Self Discovery/Inquiry is a pathless-path to WHO you Really Are. I call it a pathless-path because unlike virtually all paths to Truth it/they speak of Freedom Now, not in some distant future after you have somehow qualified for IT. Self Discovery is ‘hands on’ while Self Inquiry is far simpler and may be said to be ‘hands free’. Both are the most ‘direct route’ to Freedom.Self Discovery/Inquiry recognizes that we are the very thing we have been seeking and have always been so, which means it cannot exist in the future but NOW. This is where humanity finds itself right now. This little Handbook will explain very simply exactly what Self Discovery/Inquiry are and how they can work for you right where you are - Now. This means no matter what beliefs you may now hold about the world and who you may think you are, you may shift into the Consciousness of Freedom You Are - NOW.

It is your genuine and sincere passion to be Free [fully Aware of the God or SELF You Are] that opens the floodgates of Light and dissolves the delusion of darkness masking the Real You. It does not matter what you are drawn to in the moment … as what many refer to as a ‘path’ … there may be many … but eventually they WILL lead you in the ‘direction’ of HOME … to the threshold of your Freedom where you will meet ‘Self Inquiry’.
It may involve many twists and turns before these paths finally bring you to the simplicity of this pathless-path, which will dissolve the ‘you’ you have called ‘me’. Be assured, when this ‘priority’ has been chosen and total surrender has been made to Truth – NO MATTER WHAT, all Heaven rushes to assist you
~John McIntosh


The mind [the false self most call ‘me’] has a long list of wants, needs, desires and have-to’s it believes are essential for it to survive and be happy. It also has a litany of ways and means required to achieve these things and where it feels ‘lacking’ in any of these prerequisites for so-called success, it will delay gratification [in most cases] until it has acquired these ‘tools’ [such as more education or experience] or in some cases attempts to circumvent them [through such means as crime]. These ‘needs’ are established initially on the basics of food, shelter and clothing and enlarge from there to include expanded versions of these things together with ways to enjoy them through greater and greater experiences beginning with increased ‘control’ of its world. All of this is based on the belief in separation and the endless list of fears which that belief engenders.
When you have surrendered totally to Life [the SELF You Are], IT takes care of all the ‘heavy lifting’. Whatever is for your highest good is accomplished in perfect order effortlessly. There is no need to ‘think’ about “what to eat, what to put on or where to live” … these are shown to you down to the tiniest detail and show up often in what the false self would call miraculous ways. There is no hierarchy of simple to difficult because the SELF knows nothing of ‘levels’ … all is equal.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard the things God [the SELF] has prepared for those who Love IT [focus on Truth].”

~John McIntosh

"Look within and find out from where did the “I” arise. This question turns your vision around. When you solve this for yourself and confirm your findings with absolute clarity, you have solved all other conceivable questions. There is no answer to either of these questions. To arrive at any describable answer would be a conceptual response from your mind. Stop reading and settle within right now. You are capable of this enquiry this very moment. Go within and prove it to yourself. See if you can locate the source of the thought of “I” or ask, “Who am I?” See what you find."
~Jac O'Keeffe

"There is nothing that you can do to speed up your realisation of who you are. Life is not an obstacle to knowing truth. Thoughts that you think are yours are not yours at all. That ownership idea arises from your belief that you exist as a separate entity. Thoughts that you want to get it right and work it out and abide in the Self are just mind doing its thing—generating desires. To think that you need time, silence or any condition for spiritual knowledge to unfold within you is an attitude that does not serve. There are no thoughts that are of a higher quality than others—that too is a concept. All thoughts just pass through."
~Jac O'Keeffe

"Self-enquiry will be a mental activity at first. Be aware of this and work through this phase. The certainty that you are the Absolute consolidates. Ego increasingly subsides and thoughts lose their identification potency.
Once the mind accepts the fact that it has no power of its own, but is enabled to function by a higher power called Self, it will yield and dissolve in Self."

~Jac O'Keeffe

 When you come to the absolute certitude that what you are fundamentally already is, then there is nothing to gain, nothing to lose, because you are. All kinds of striving, religious overcoming, or what they call knowledge, has nothing to do with what we are looking for. When you really see that there is nothing to lose, nothing to obtain, there is a natural giving up. Then you really say, “I don’t know. “In this “I don’t know, “there is nothing knowable. You live knowingly in the “I don’t know,” which is a completely new dimension....
~Jean Klein

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”
~Mary Oliver

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