Thursday, April 20, 2006

The human appearance.

You can't be a human knowing awareness, because you're not a human. You can only be awareness knowing a human experience. The human experience is an experience that happens in awareness - in you.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dividing the indivisible.

If you divide the indivisible into three. Firstly the body/mind, which is uniquely programmed for homeostasis - balance & survival, that is if it's hungry it seeks food, thirsty it seeks water and tired then it seeks to recharge with sleep. Secondly there is awareness that reflects the perceptions of the body/mind and thirdly a 'me'. Is there a need for the third party, a 'me' and what is it's purpose? The question is who, or what am I. If I am the body/mind then I'm just a lump of meat - an object, essentially no different from any other animal. If I am the 'me' that we generally believe ourselves to be what is it's purpose? Why would the 'me' want to interfere with a body/mind that is programmed to look after itself and survive? Or thirdly am I the awareness that reflects everything - that witnesses everything that the nervous system produces. The great masters tell us that we are pure awareness. Then if we are awareness who is the 'me'? Close scrutiny will eventually show that there is a body/mind that produces perceptions that are witnessed by awareness and no 'me'. The idea of a me only clouds and confuses the issue. When we believe in the me life seems complicated. With self realization it becomes perfectly clear and simple. I am awareness percieving through this human.


Laying in bed at night, awake, alert, in the dark with eyes closed with no sound, no smells, and most of the bodily sensations absent what's left is the I AM. The I am'ness is sometimes called presence awareness. Any quiet time even in the day this I am'ness can still be noticed.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Freedom from the individual.

Enlightenment isn't freedom for the individual, it's freedom from the individual - from the conditioned belief in an individual entity.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wrong identification.

From a 'me' perspective there appears to be a problem, something needs to be fixed - seeking ensues and the mind tells us that enlightenment will be the solution - one day. In fact the me is an illusion and doesn't actually exist. It's a conditioned belief that takes many years to develop. When the me is seen to be non-existent then there remains the I AM which cannot be denied but also can't be found because it's a no-thing, it's pure subjective awareness and in that awareness thought's, feelings and the world appear & disappear. From a 'me' perspective a solution will never be found for several reasons. First, the me being an illusion is a false basis to look for anything. Second, the me doesn't actually exist so how can it even look for something. Third, there isn't actually a problem in the first place - it only appears that way from a limited me point of view. Fourth, seeking implies the future and time and anything that appears & disappears is impermanent. Fifth, it's the omnipresent awareness that is witnessing all, so how can it witness itself. No. The only problem is that awareness has become identified with the content of mind, the me, instead of remaining as it truely is. All that needs to happen is for the awareness to once more understand what it is and end the wrong identification. Problem solved.