fredag 22 januari 2010

Inspiring words from Nathan

This appearance as the character is already the perfect expression of Oneness - nothing needs to change for this to be so. No awakening or enlightenment is needed - all of this is simply the story in the play. There is only already awakeness as oneness, regardless of whether there is mesmerisation with the play of images, or resting in recognition as your true nature."

- Nathan Gill.

For me he is one of the clariest pointers.



torsdag 21 januari 2010

How do I know if I am making "progress"?

In a dialoug with Scott Kiloby a person past on a really good question. It is about progress;

The Space that effortlessly allows Everything to appear and disappear


If, having done the investigation, 'I' see the pointer that I am awareness and
 not the thoughts / perceptions, etc," and I see that I get caught up in these
 thoughts / feelings occasionally, and then step back, re-recognising that I am 
the awareness that sees all of this . . . how can I be clear that it is the
 awareness that recognises this, rather than a subtle game by the mind?

Not sure if I'm being clear, but I guess the question is: are there any 'signs' 
that one has the right perspective, rather than gaining a new, sophisticated,
subtle type of conditioning?


Excellent question!
It really comes from keeping this stuff on an experiential level instead of trying to think oneself into it. That's key!

 In just recognizing this awareness as the space within which all thoughts, emotions, states, sensations, and experiences appear and disappear, the "signs" start to reveal themselves quite naturally.

You get a sense that, whatever you are, it doesn't come and go. Everything else is coming and going. But you—as the space itself—are unmoving and unchanging. There is a perfect stability in that recognition. It is not the stability that one finds in coming to a really good mental conclusion about or description of awareness. All mental conclusions and descriptions come and go. This awareness contains a certainty also. But it isn't the certainty one experiences when he feels mentally certain about an idea. Ideas come and go.

The "sign" that there is a recognition of awareness is that the stability and certainty is not of the ego at all. It has nothing to do with ideas and stories. It is in the recognition that your real identity is like space. The space effortlessly and naturally allows everything to appear and disappear. Yet the space itself remains unmoved and untouched in a way. 

Real peace, freedom, and well-being reveal themselves in this recognition.

Formerly, you thought that the peace, freedom, and well-being were going to be found by emphasizing all those ideas and conclusions. But as you stand as what you are—awareness—you see that your real identity contains this peace, freedom, and well-being already. 

In being really clear (not mentally, but experientially) that this awareness is what you are, something else is realized.

Nothing that appears within this space has a separate existence. It is like space is being everything so much so that the line between space and that which appears in the space just cannot be found anymore.

To see this inseparability, don't apply effort. Just notice where you are emphasizing thoughts that create the appearance of boundary lines. Often the boundary lines come from a subtle division being emphasized in thought, as if there is an awareness here and appearances there, or a witness here and the world out there. By just noticing where thought is superimposing this boundary on your experience, the boundary is seen to be just thought also.

When this thought appears that gives the impression that thought itself is separate from awareness, notice that the thought is a transparent image. It is empty, just as awareness is empty. You can't punch it, hold it, or anything. It is like a vague paper thin cloud. In seeing both that the thought is empty and that the awareness that sees the thought is empty, the boundary line between them cannot be seen. It line dissolves away, so to speak.

But what you know is that the boundary was never real. It was a concept. So even the idea of dissolving is a concept. 




fredag 15 januari 2010

What the blip do we know?

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you And this whole world is springing up from it.

- Jelauddin Rumi

All speech, action, and behavior are fluctuations of consciousness. All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion.

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.

- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

What we are looking for is what is looking.

- St. Francis of Assisi

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

- T. S. Eliot

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

- Oscar Wilde

You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality.

- Ramtha

The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present.

- Chang-Tzu

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

- Aart Van Der Leeuw

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the law of the universe will be simpler.

- H.D. Thoreau



onsdag 13 januari 2010

Good pointing of Greg Goode

In the question of free will Greg Goode gives an good answer:

A free action and a free chooser cannot be found. A thought comes, followed by a desire, followed by a decision, followed by an action. Tracing backwards, the action is controlled by the decision, the decision is controlled by the desire, the desire is prompted by the thought. The thought arises spontaneously, itself unbidden, un-asked-for, unchosen. First the thought is not there, then it is. Nowhere in this process can a free will be found. Nowhere can a freely-acting chooser be found.

And next...

The person is not the locus of freedom.

The person and the rest of the world cannot be found apart from the awareness in which all things appear. The person, the mind, body and world arise as thoughts, feelings, and sensations. These are nothing other than objects in awareness, and are nothing other than awareness itself. The person does not experience; the person is experienced. As awareness, we are That to which these objects appear.

Thoughts, feelings, sensations - these objects arise from the background of silent awareness, they subsist in awareness, and they slip back into awareness. The awareness in which they appear is not itself an object but the background of all objects. It is our true nature. But the objects come and go unbidden, without autonomy. They are powerless and cannot do anything on their own. Objects cannot possess or contain freedom. Is there freedom?

The silent awareness in which all objects appear is the true nature of all things. Awareness says YES to everything. Even if a NO arises, awareness says YES to the NO. Awareness is without resistance, without limits or edges, without refusal and without obstruction. Awareness is not free, it is freedom itself. What we truly are is not the person but this awareness, this freedom.

The person is never free.

As awareness, we are never bound.

Greg Goode




tisdag 12 januari 2010

Wisdom of both

THIS is very important to hang on to. The analog of the to faces and the vas:

I coment on this clip later.



Seaching for a Teacher

About seaching for a teacher, Francis Lucille, from my point of view, says something worth concider;

"Stick to the best available teaching. If you are seeking water, it is better to keep digging at the spot which seems the most suitable rather than to dig shallow little holes everywhere. We should find the teacher whose teaching we feel to be the best according to our heart and intelligence, and follow him/her for as long as we feel that way. We should choose our teacher for this reason alone, not for convenience such as proximity, access, gender, tradition, etc… We should honor the Truth buy seeking the best teacher. We cannot buy the Truth on sale."

Francis lucille



söndag 10 januari 2010

Bhagavad-Gita Quotes

"It is indeed impossible for an embodied being to renounce action, but he who has renounced the fruits of his action is said to be truly non-attached."

"Bound by your own Karma born of your nature, you will do that very thing which your ignorance seeks to avoid."

"It is indeed impossible for an embodied being to renounce action, but he who has renounced the fruits of his action is said to be truly non-attached."

"No action will create any bondage for the individual who has the total understanding and acceptance that no individual can do any action (that every action can originate only in the source, according to a Cosmic Law)."



fredag 8 januari 2010

Eckhart TolleQuotes

-"It is not by resisting or running away from, but by that deep act of surrender that the divine is realized. And that amazingly does not take time. Surrender can only be now."

-"When 'my' and 'thy' merge, there is total surrender; your will is one with the totality."

-"If you have not found that which is timeless or formless in yourself, then nothing that you manifest will satisfy yourself."

-"The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything."

-"You get a stronger sense of who you are in your essence when you are not telling yourself who you are in your head."

-""The strange and beautiful thing about now is that it never leaves you and it doesn't change, the field of now. Because the essence of now is the unconditioned consciousness, the field in which all phenomena happen."

-- "Honor the now and any form that comes and goes with it. If you honor the now, whatever form this takes is also honored."

-"Remember, from time to time, to notice... that you are breathing."

-"Let go of who you think you are and you will realize who you are in your essence: the presence behind..."

Eckhart Tolle



tisdag 5 januari 2010

Robert Powell: "All is intangible"

Consider this non dual quote from Robert Powell

"Ultimately all is intangible, that is, of the nature of thought or consciousness. And there is nothing more concrete or durable than that. We may therefore view experience as a movement in consciousness. As we shift into deeper levels of being, all differentiation disappears, and all that remains as existence is consciousness......once we have had a taste of this real freedom, this limitless realm of the Self, there can be no turning back to illusory entities that defile and threaten our true integrity and peace of being."

"The Mind is it's own Prison"

Robert Powell



söndag 3 januari 2010


God never close a door without opening a window. He always give us some thing better when he takes something away.



fredag 1 januari 2010

Not in the words

A good idea before entering a dialog around Non-duality is to remember that the subject is not in the words. It cannot bespoken of in the deepest sense. Naturaly the question about the meaning of it all arises. Is it meaningful to have a such conversation? Maybe it is up to each one of us to answer that question. If you try to find out in the words what the conversation is all about, you go nuts. Frustration appears. Confusion. But then, remember again that it is not IN the words. And still...

We are not outside of is just not In the words.


Happy New Year to you all out there.