Tag Archives: being

Who is experiencing what?

There is a Zen story which goes as follows: Keiji, a long-time Zen student, approached his master and said: “I don’t see how there can be any enlightenment that sets you free once and for all. I think we just … Continue reading

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A life of searching for…

Surely all that searching and seeking over so many years for answers and reasons must amount to something. But the question arises: to what? For where I am is where I have always been. Which implies there was no need … Continue reading

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Luminous texts.

Now and again one runs across texts which in the words of the Advaita masters point luminously at ‘that’. Although ‘that’ is beyond description or definition for ‘that’ is ‘this’ which is trying to describe ‘that’. ‘Oneness’ is merely revealing … Continue reading

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It all comes down to Knowing.

Yet no one is knowing this Knowing. It just is that. The Knowing that, without thought or anything arising, wholeness remains intact. A wholeness free from shape or form or substance. The Knowing itself or itself. This Knowing is of … Continue reading

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Seeking what?

It only requires a little thought to realise how ludicrous is the idea of seeking something other than what we are. The problem arises because we begin from a faulty premise. We believe we are imperfect, separate, incomplete, in need … Continue reading

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What do I know?

What do I know, except that I exist. That one ‘I’ that cannot be denied. The proof of which is in the stating of: “I don’t exist”. Who is saying that? You that don’t exist? Are these not just words … Continue reading

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In Practice.

The irony here is I’m writing this social media blog and virtually the only person who is reading it is me. Yes – I am talking to myself. Or more accurately – it is my Self talking. Then the decision … Continue reading

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Not THIS, not THAT.

A new understanding of what is often referred to as neti neti (neither this nor that). Until recently I’ve mostly associated the ‘this’ and ‘that’ with objects. As in: I am neither ‘this’ nor ‘that’ – referring to any attempt … Continue reading

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Subject without object.

You are the One Subject in which the many objects appear. You can witness this now by looking out of your eyes and witnessing your bodies – hands, legs, feet – as objects. Just as the chair, table, computer or … Continue reading

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The best gift to those you love.

Surely the best gift you could leave your family and friends – far better than a sum of money left in one’s will – is to be able to tell them with certainty that ‘dying’ holds no fear. Rather it … Continue reading

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