Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nonduality and Duality are Not-Two

You do not sit and look upon a world.

Your true nature is beyond all descriptions, beyond all duality. Any idea which may come is a limited idea. Any "thing" which may come is only provided through a limited view.

Any feeling, thought or experience is a product of a limited view.

What you are is beyond all limitations.

Taking yourself as part of that limited view, you take yourself to be limited, you take yourself to be finite.

Kmowing yourself as the Absolute Reality the limited view no longer binds. You are not to be found within it. What you are is that from which the world comes and goes.

Yet you never move, you never become anything. You are always as you are. Undivided, ungraspable.

It is this limited view that provides a view OF that Absolute Reality. Yet to take that view AS Absolute is called Maya, the veil. Knowing the world to be a manifestation OF that Absolute removes all conditions.

The absence of conditions is called Peace. It is called Love.

Therefore the world is left alone, no requirements are made of the world, no conditions are placed upon the world. The world stands as a perfect representation of that Absolute itself, which is what you are.

The first thread of that veil is "I AM". "I AM" requires a world as it's opposite. To know "I AM" without need of an opposite is to know yourself as the Absolute Reality.

Your true nature is simultaneously formless nonduality and the beautiful and ugly play we call duality.

To like one part and resist another is itself called ignorance of your true nature. To hold no preference or condition comes from knowing yourself as you are.

Then the world is like a leaf, falling from a tree on a beautiful fall day, with a hint of winter in the air. There is a gentle tap on your shoulder.

Wake up from the dream and then leave the dream to be as it is.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Kaleidoscope

I am formless intelligence - no shape, size, color, height, weight - no limits in terms of time nor space - no boundary, no border.

With no means of knowledge available, I am the Absolute itself, Brahman, Oneness, Wholeness.

The means of knowledge comes - called Consciousness - Consciousness requires that Absolute to be objectified - in objectification I possess shape, size, color, height, weight, time, space, boundaries and borders.

Like an image viewed through a kaleidoscope, I take on shapes and sizes, yet the reality is still prior to the limited measurement. The reality is never dependent on the limited means of knowledge.

In other words, I do not become split up through measurement.

Through the kaleidoscope view of Consciousness, I appear as all forms, all power, all forces at play. The intelligence that I am is the changing states of energy, the flowing waves of IS-ness which we call a Universe.

Yet I never become anything new.

As the tree is born, only a shape has evolved from that intelligence. No new existence has been created. When that tree decays, only a shape has dissolved. No existence has been destroyed.

I am existence itself. I am the Life of all lives.

I am the seeing of all eyes, the hearing of all ears, the tasting of all mouths, the smelling of all noses and the feeling of all touch.

This is the kaleidoscope of Consciousness.

Consciousness itself is that intelligence again - the way I know my own Self. When that Consciousness arrives, I enjoy my own play, my own dance. When Consciousness is gone, I am once again in my natural state, formless, boundless, limitless.

The play and the natural state are not two states. Consciousness never creates a new subject-"I". There is only one "I".

You who would read these words are not a reader, not an independent subject-"I". You have no existence apart from the Absolute. You know well the arrival of Consciousness, the kaleidoscope which reveals a play of existence. You know well the departure of Consciousness and the natural state of formless existence.

You and I are the same reality. You and I are that same boundless Absolute Brahman.

Don't get lost in the kaleidoscope. When you have realized your true identity as the Absolute, the kaleidoscope view remains available.

Then as a child, the wonder of the kaleidoscope view is once again only a play, once again something to marvel at. And once the kaleidoscope is laid aside, you rest as you always have been. You know that the kaleidoscope view was only that formless existence seen through a limited means.

You rest as that Absolute itself.

Then the shapes in the kaleidoscope are not resisted, there are no conditions placed upon any color. What appears in this view is the natural play of existence. There is no rejection of a particular combination of attributes. The play plays out as it does - the wonder and marvel remains - unconditional acceptance is called Peace or Love.

When you are not lost in the kaleidoscope, the kaleidoscope view plays out unconditionally, because it has ceased to be ABOUT you, in reference TO YOU. That YOU is what you take yourself to be - that YOU is one shape, one color, one segment of the kaleidoscope.

How can you be just one segment?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What is Looking?

What is the reality of the world? What do you really know?

You know appearance, experience. So the reality of the world is dependent on your particular means of knowing the world - senses - seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching. If that means changes, the appearance or experience changes.

Is this view of the world absolute? In other words, are there any other means of measurement which provides a different view of the world? Is that different view less accurate? Less correct? No. So your particular means of measurement is never absolute. But we take it as such. We think the world, as it appears, is absolutely the only way. We think a rock as it appears to our particular senses is the absolute correct appearance, the ultimate appearance.

Think about that. If an alien came down and said the rock was liquid, you would think that to be incorrect, because you perceive the rock as solid. But the particular sense mechanisms of the alien may see the rock as liquid.

Which is correct? Neither. Both are relative to the particular means of measurement. So who possesses the absolute means of measurement? Who can see that rock for what it really IS?

If your means of measurement is an atomic microscope, rock is space. Emptiness. A few particles here and there, moving at blinding speeds. That is also rock.

If your means of measurement is mathematics, rock is a field of energy. No form at all. With that means of measurement rock is intelligence.

So what IS rock? We cannot ever say because we are always talking from a particular viewpoint, a particular means of measurement. But we take our means of measurement as the absolute. Rock is a solid thing. Can you see this?

If we look at anything else, we call it how we see it. In other words, we rely on the appearance relative to our means of knowing it. We call it building or car or apple. But we might realize that we are only ever applying concepts based on our limited means, and we are caught up in that conceptual application, we are stuck in that conceptual position. We take the appearance as the absolute representation of what that IS.

So maybe our view of the world loosens up with this recognition. We realize that our particular means of knowing the world is always limited, and that it is only one viewpoint. The rock is also empty. The rock is also formless. The formless intelligence and the solid form are one and the same reality.

Our hold on the world as a solid, separate thing apart from ourselves loosens up. We recognize the limitation - we realize the relative nature of appearance.

So what IS the world? It is simultaneously a world of solid, separate things and a formless intelligence. Yes? Were our eyes made of quantum lenses we wouldn't know of a universe, we would only know of a formless intelligence, a field of intelligence energy.

If the eyes were quantum lenses and we looked at ourselves, what would we see? Where would the knower be found? What would it be that is doing the looking?

Wouldn't it be one formless existence aware of itself?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

No Such Thing

What is the world? We take our beliefs and assumptions as fact but what IS it?

What are YOU? We take our beliefs and assumptions about ourselves as fact but what ARE YOU?

What the world IS and what you ARE, is the same reality.

ME and WORLD are mental distinctions only. This distinction asserts that the existence of ME and the existence of WORLD are different.

Did you come into existence as something other? Is your existence independent? Finite? Limited?

These questions we must ask, otherwise spirituality is nothing but a fantasy. On one hand our supposed separate existence is held onto tightly. It might be limited but we do what we must to preserve it as long as possible.

On the other hand, is there truly anything to preserve? Are you not existence itself? Isn't the idea of individual existences merely a false idea?

Are you seeking because you want to feel better, or to know the truth of your own Self?

A person is an entity which stands alone, which came into existence, an existence of its own. There is no such thing as a person.