The worded world of separate things and events, of time dimension and all measurement, all this and that is the shared dream of objectified separation. This consensus conceptual overlay consists of flowing description and is mistaken by most for reality. As conceptual beings we can only ‘know’ this conceptual world. But all description all words are defined by other words, and create or paint this world of this and that, and are not inherent to the physical world. If our brains were different we would have a different description of the world, a different reality.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The picture show...
A huge "model" in non dual teaching is that of the movie and screen and
characters and awakening from the dream. All of those "things" interact
with the end purpose of coaxing the searcher away from a devoted belief
in separation. Simply a picture show. The moviegoer identifies with
a character who is deeply asleep looking for the saving grace of knowing
true identity lies in the screen. The character is really consciousness, and
awakening is told as that finding. This story is quite easily enjoyed by
a moviegoing "me," and brings a knowing quiet to the theatre.
Yet..this story can be shelved with other stories heralded for their
awakening potential. Some are called scripture. But..enter a spontaneous
story made of nothing, and a dancing thought that any story, or no story,
will do... Home and not home for the homeless...
Many years ago, I read this in Tony’s book, ‘As It Is’…”When I know what I am, I discover that I am not existence, I am the presence which allows existence to be”.
Monday, April 26, 2021
The non dual way says that the "me" (separate self) and the "other" are illusory concepts, and love and freedom are found by recognizing the illusion The dualistic way says the story of me and the other constitute reality..which brings about "relationships," expected suffering, and separation assumptions about everything..which the non dual way would say is the dream. Apparently. However, might we recognize that duality can be expressed either as independent reality, or as a non dual "appearance." Nonduality appearing as everything. Importantly..no right or wrong expressions in "everything." But we can also say that all of this stuff amounts to conceptions, thoughts, interpretations..all of which happened in my writing, and in your reading. Appearances all..! And all perfect and whole. This! This is the spontaneous message of Nothing/everything, considered to be radical Neo-Advaita by some, but simple and directly fulfilling by growing numbers of discoverers.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
While the story of individuality is happening, purpose will usually seem significant; there’s a sense of a ‘me’ going somewhere. That’s the play of life. The idea that there’s no time never makes any sense to "me." Time is mesmerisation with the story in thought such that it appears significant, whereupon thoughts of past or future—which are actually only presently appearing ideas—are taken to be real. The only reality ‘past’ and ‘future’ have is in fact as ideas.
with the stories we tell. Accumulated stories. Which seem to be
what we are all about. Some are unpleasant, others not. Knowing
"stories-as-stories" glides past as failing to add to our settled
understanding. Stories grab our freedom. Even the pleasant ones
nostalgically shackle our days. Characters with stories..and
quiet longing. Longing for stories-as-stories to give us pause, as
no one.. Simply that...
Friday, April 23, 2021
There are lines of "teaching" which identify thought as the
culprit..that is, a thought that is a face of "me." Then comes
the recommended inquiry which wrestles with the thought,
which is really me wrestling with me. This makes me happy, as
it seems that a win over the thought will set me free, perhaps
as soon as this week. While in secret..a loss of the match, allowing
the thought to be, is the end of me..and..freedom is found to be
already appearing as me...
Fading.. may seem appropriate
for a non dual journey..an initial solidity
with seeming permanence..becomes lighter..
Trees fading from green to white..to the
whiteness of snow..all of this seems as
the role of the artist: to depict the temporary
and transparency of it all..a pleasant story..
But a story it is..entertaining "me.."
Yet we might let this story be a story
Appearing as this..and real beauty is
At last exposed...
Sunday, April 18, 2021
"I am" explodes..!!
There is the self inquiry
used by some to discover what
is said to be a new self..
Qualifications of I are dropped:
names and genders and all locatables..
Leaving a lonesome I am..and a possible
frightening explosion leaving no-thing
freeing up everything..or for others
just an explosion..these are dreams
By no one containing explosions...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
What is a non-dual journey..??
This is a journey of freedom
Floating free..some like to say..of
Conventional separation..and more:
Separation-seen-through leaves an empty
Immensity allowing everything to
Express without boundaries..appearances
Arriving spontaneously without any fences
Of time and space..yet even separate things
Appear in time-and-space garb..but do not
Grab the headlines..and make way for
New red and blue ribbons decorating and
Un-decorating a landscape of freedom..
Sound like freedom..? Or another story
Containing too many words.. satisfying
An expectant quest...?
Monday, April 12, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021
This is spoiled by words which try to make it more clear. We place our
focus on what comes and goes, on appearances, or a backdrop behind, or on
other words we find in the books, or on retreats, and spontaneously this seems
nowhere to be found. The futility of clarifying this...
Saturday, April 10, 2021
The scale of everything..
There seems to be a scale which is
Not a scale..because of the separation
Implied..however..to imagine that
Each of us sits on a scale which presents
A line running from not-two
To two (multiplicity)..again the scale
Is an illusory this-and-that..yet it seems
There are those who are wearing
Glasses of multiplicity and those who
Have seemingly removed these glasses
Or are using a weaker prescription..
No right or wrong way to be..sporty
Glasses may be becoming..! but this
Simple scale..an imaginary thing..may
Be informative..maybe not...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
There seems a sense of oneness
Arising in oneness..an intuition that
Nothing need be done to sense this
Oneness..it is all..and you and I are
Rendered as not you and I..but it..
Along with every other thing..
Yet..when things get tense oneness
Seems to depart..hiding under rocks
And trees and automobiles..twoness..
With calm returning oneness seems as
Reclaiming everything..a convenient
Grand story arising...
Sunday, April 4, 2021
liberation is celebrated on this day
with a report that a life did not end
a report which has been proclaimed
as a belief for entry into the community
of believers whose lives will not end..
this is our heritage offering hope and
a joyous day and lingering on other
days awaiting a spontaneous expression
of resurrected liberation...
Friday, April 2, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
"You can never understand the tremendous peace that is always there within you, that is your natural state. Your trying to create a peaceful state of mind is in fact creating disturbance within you. You can only talk of peace, create a state of mind and say to yourself that you are very peaceful -- but that is not peace; that is violence. So there is no use in practicing peace, there is no reason to practice silence. Real silence is explosive; it is not the dead state of mind that spiritual seekers think. "Oh, I am at peace with myself! There is silence, a tremendous silence! I experience silence!" -- that doesn't mean anything at all. *This is volcanic in its nature: it's bubbling all the time -- the energy, the life -- that is its quality. You may ask how I know. I don't know. Life is aware of itself, if we can put it that way -- it is conscious of itself.* "