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”.