Only Don’t Know

There are many revelations and, for lack of a better word, experiences such as bliss/joy/love or wisdom/insight/recognition that are transcendent to the person and their biology, and do not fit neatly into any human conceptual category. Words are used as humans try to communicate with each other, but words lead many to thinking they know what is being pointed to, when clearly they don’t. They also may assume that because they haven’t had the insight, experience or revelation, then it must not exist, can be explained away or is some form of delusion.

“The Tao that can be spoken about is not the true Tao.” ~ Lao Tzu

I usually just don’t talk about many things as it leads most people to look for the lost key under the street light of their personal knowledge and experience rather than where it actually is. Not within the known.

In Zen it is said, “Open mouth already a mistake.” And for good reason.

The human mind likes to make sense of experiences and put them into nice little conceptual boxes. So the tendency is to think, “Oh- I know what that experience is. It must be neurotransmitters, or hallucinations, or wishful thinking, or delusions.”  “If it is not within my experience or realm of knowing, then it must not be valid.”

“Everyone takes the limits of their own vision for the limits of the world.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The elephant in the room is not only different than we think, it is different than we can think.

As Shakespeare points out, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Only don’t know.

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Why I Love to Meditate!

 

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I have meditated almost every day for over 50 years. I know Being Consciousness Bliss is out of vogue and not cool theses days but I have never been “cool” and have just learned to live with it! 😂 The incredible joy and profound downloads of deep insight and love that come from what I call Kundalini Samadhi are very empowering and make life beautiful and bearable. It is plugging into the non-local Intelligence of the Cosmos. It is a very life-positive form of meditation as it affirms everything and is all inclusive. “I” don’t meditate, “I” am meditated. It is a “take your hands off the steering wheel of life and let go and let Goddess” type of meditation. It includes duality, non-duality and This as It Is.  🙏 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️ 🙏
“There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy [ or science].” – Shakespeare

Is That So?

“Nobody ever becomes enlightened,” has become a very in vogue thing to say within the current spiritual milieu to show how enlightened we are. This statement can be very misleading.

When the intelligence of free awareness recognizes that there is no separate and unique self, there is still a functional cognitive center within the human body. Seeking has ended, the cognitive center knows seeking has ended, and it also knows it is not the author of itself or its thoughts, feelings and actions. In a way, it knows it is completely helpless!

There are no longer a lot of thoughts occupying its psychic space as it no longer has to keep propping itself up with games, beliefs, concepts, ideas, positions, philosophy, religion, etc.

Life (or whatever) creates it, uses it, flows through it, and is it. The embodied being relaxes into life as it wants to be lived. There is no resistance to it being as it is. All the thought that was once necessary to prop up a separate sense of self with its own little world is now gone. There is mostly silence instead. All the life energy once used to hold “me” and “my” world together is now free to dance as it will.

This embodied cognitive center is very aware something has stopped happening, and if asked, it may very well say, “enlightenment or awakening has happened.” What it means by that is something has stopped happening. It is simply reporting an experiential fact. Whether this fact is accepted by others or not is completely irrelevant. Who cares?

“Enlightenment only has meaning to the unenlightened because for the enlightened, there are no unenlightened. There is just this.”

Shunyata and Satori

 

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This is in response to a question from a zen practitioner about the emptiness and meaningless of life. It comes from a misunderstanding of “shunyata” or emptiness, which could just as well mean the vast unobstructed openness of awareness. 

“When it is realized that life is empty, meaningless, is not going anywhere and one’s life has no significance at all, it must be seen this realization is still a philosophical interpretation, a conceptual overlay on what is, and is not true. It is still an expression of the human neurotic process.

Satori is when this neurotic process suddenly stops. There is complete presence with what is actually happening now as there is no where else to be. Something, actually many things, stop happening.

The life scripts and the set of assumptions they are based upon are gone. All philosophical, psychological, religious, metaphysical and existential overlays are gone. There is no past or future. There is only This. Vast unobstructed awareness.

The neurotic process ends and life is lived in complete spontaneity, openness, vulnerability and astonishment. No one knows what is going to happen next. Or what is going on now. It is all just happening.

Everything that exists, exists now. Everything that happens, happens now. This is it. This is all there is. This is being your un-born Buddha nature. Relax.”

Satsang

 

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Very simply, an apparent person is identified with what they are not.

The facilitation of awakening arises in a conversation and interaction where there are pointers that help the person see, recognize and release all false identify.

As an example, most people are very identified with their internal talking to themselves as being the “me,” that they think they are. The on-going voice in their head.

When this identity, and all other identity is released, there is nothing left to grasp, the mind disappears into silent presence and radical awakening happens.

Resting as this all inclusive silent presence is what satsang is.

This Is It

 

 

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When someone seeking enlightenment is told “This Is It,” they often say, “This can’t be It!” because they are looking for something more exotic and different – something better. Yet if they stop for a moment to fully realize they don’t know what they are, they don’t know what is really happening or why, and they don’t know what This is, then they may fully awaken to the amazing mystery of This as it is, always fresh, ever new.  Here! And gone forever.  They may then find themselves living each moment of their life in constant astonishment.