Sunday, September 24, 2006

The bottom line.

The bottom line is there is either subject or object, nothing else.

Everything we know, the world, this human, cars, trees, thoughts, memories, experiences are all objects.

What has to be recognized is that you are the subject and subject is not an object and so cannot be found - who is to find it? There is nothing to be found - it doesn't exist - it's a no-thing. If it were a something it would be an object and objects by their very nature are limited. They appear here, not over there. They have dimension or definition, and this locates them to one place or understanding.

Subject is aware of all objects, of all your thoughts, memories, experiences, dreams.

To just read this may not be enough. There is a danger of it becoming just more information - more accumulated knowledge, more objects.

What is needed is a closer look, a closer look at all the things we have grown up believing without question, what we have assumed ourselves to be. We need to question what we think constitutes an object and what is the subject, exactly. One of the assumed aspects of the subject is a 'me'. In fact, on close inspection, there is no me. There is subject of object and no third party in charge, no me overseeing events. The 'me' is another object that we have identified with.

After realization the 'me' doesn't actually disappear, but it does cease to be an exclusive point of view - an identity. It becomes included as a point of view for communication purposes. The 'me' is an illusion, but so is the appearance of water on a hot road. We understand the shimmering to be light affected by the heat rising off the road, and it continues. In the same way we come to realize that the me is an illusion but it still has it's job to do in language. Instead of identifying with the me we see it to be yet another object appearing to the subject.

The mind creates a lot of ideas of what it thinks life is like after realization. It's the job of the mind to seek solutions to problems, and in everyday life it does this, but when it comes to the search for the self it is out of it's depth. The mind can't contain awareness as awareness contains the mind - the mind is another object appearing in awareness, another object witnessed by awareness.

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Everything is as it should be.

When there's no seeker/seeking, then everything is as it should be. Life flows. The problem appears with the advent of the seeker.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Don't seek, know that you are.

Forget becoming, attaining, reaching any sort of perfection.

Give up anything in the future.

See that you are, right now.

What you are seeking is your own nature - to know what you are.

All seeking is for something - but you are already THAT. Seeking will only delay seeing, because it is an expectation of something in the future.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Not a social activist.

The realized person is generally not a social activist. They may host meetings to help others understand themselves, but this is not to change them, but to be part of the change that is inevitabally part of life. They understand that they cannot change anything, and indeed there is no need for change. In fact many self realized people remain silent.

Language is dualistic.

Language is designed and developed around the idea of the separate individual. It goes on to reinforce this belief. The idea of individuality gradually gains strength and inhibits the use of language in describing non-duality. Our developing brains are hard wired with language, which makes the search for meaning all the more difficult, as every attempt at describing what we actually are is thwarted by the dualistic language we use to describe it.