WORDS

 

The importance of the Monday Night Meetings is our being together in satsang….BEING together, not the words spoken.
The words are only pointers to the truth of your being, the truth of all being. As they say in zen, do not mistake the finger for the moon it is pointing to.
Words are not the thing. Different teachers use words differently. They are just pointers to the truth, not the truth itself. 
 
It is important to keep the teaching as clear and simple as possible, otherwise people will think about the words too much and become philosophers instead of realizers.
 
Realizing the truth is simple, but if you identify with the thoughts in your mind, it will not be easy. Truth is prior to any thought. It is eternally present and free. It is what you always already are.
 
Thoughts (mind), arise in consciousness. Thoughts do not exist without consciousness but consciousness does exist without thoughts.
 
Consciousness arises in Awareness. Consciousness does not exist without Awareness, but awareness exists eternally free without reliance on anything.
 
Awareness is the Un-born Mother of everything.
 
You are Awareness Itself. You don’t have to do anything to be what you already are.
 
You can not think your way to enlightenment, but it can be realized.
 
Love is another word for this Awareness. It allows everything to be as it is.
 
Lots of Love to you!
 
Tom

There is Only This

(As with most of these blog posts, this one is in response to a question. The question was what I recommend that someone do to deconstruct their ego.)
If I recommend anything at all, it is that people discover what they are and simply then be as they are. Everything else happens by itself.
You discover what you are by discovering what you are not. You are not anything perceivable or conceivable. Everything perceivable and conceivable appears and disappears within awareness.
Ego does not exist in and of itself. It has no self nature. It is not something we are but something we do. It is a construct of thought, consciousness and memory. That which wants to deconstruct the ego is the ego.
In simple presence, there is no ego.
There is only This.