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Answer to a question about what is the best technique to become enlightened, or gain the pure seeing. The question was if meditation, or self inquiery was more effective. Or if ther vere nothing to do to make the shift happen.
In absolute terms there is nothing we can do to make the shift of consciousness come around. It either happens or it does´nt. I could tell you or someone else to “give up” or to “see things just as they are”. Any way or description is the same when it actually take place.
To put it simple, since this is the simplest thing – I would still say this:
put your full trust, in what you dont know anything about.
The term for describing the putting of the total trust in the unknown is commonly the term (having) “Faith”…
The meaning of having faith, is the opposite of “believing” or having strong belief.
Faith, you hav in the unknown. Faith is synonymous with taking full responsibility, for ones life. Not…not trusting in anyone.
Being IT. With no questions left. Just accepting the not knowing and accepting everything as it is. Even acceting that we know what we know (or seem to) and we dont know what we dont know.
What hapens then is that knowing and not knowing becomes the same thing.
And since we dont wonder about anything, we can see everything immediately and clear. No thoughts are there anymore to disturb the perception.
But the perception is that of “noone” or “the beeingness itself, not separate from anything, and with no sense of beeing an “I” or experiencing.
Still we can , I can (I use the word I) tell a story about it. Its a story that is not true, and there is neither an “I” telling the story or believing it. Still the story is told…
So, even if there is nothing “you” can do to make it happen, It is happening, and the circumstances surrounding you putting this question and me answering it, is what really happens.
These circumstances is the Karma – and Karma is a conceptual word for describing the two concepts intention and effect.
Your intention is not something you can accieve, and neither is the effect in this case, namely “my answear”.
But you did put the question and I answered it.
So, maybe a good advice is to relax, stop searching, and start finding.
UG Krishnamurti said: ” One thing I know, and that is that as long as we are searching for happieness, we will not find it”. Free interpretation of his words though..
I used to escape my troubles, by beeing in the “now”. Since I did that many times every day, I think maybe it helped me to come closer to just beeing. Maybe not.
Meditation is probably a good thing to do, though even if it does not make us enlightened it will help us find the harmony to certain exstent.
Surrender, or not believing ones own thoughts, is two meditations that I can recommend doing all the time, several months in a row.
Having faith, is another, and the same.
I read a few things by Jiddu Krishnamurti about self inquiery. It helped me to take my own reflections upon my own thoughts seriously. And maybe that helped me as well.
To drop it.
To stop becoming.
To have faith.
To see – what is.
What is actually there/here/everywhere.
It doesnt look very profound at first.
It looks like nothing.
But its the seeing of things as they are, that is the big change.
Thoughts will stop. Really… they will stop.
Some thoughts will come but you will see, that the thoughts are not your, or you. Its just. thoughts.
So, who are You? The questin that will make you see. You are nothing that you can put into some sort of conceptiual description.
You are the beeing of whatever you are. Namely the beeingness itself.
Not apart from anything.
Decide…. Decide now…. whether you are the object seen by what you referre to as “I”. Or if you are the subject, that calls itself “I”.
Before the naming… There is objectifying.
Even saying I am what I am, is a lie.
You are not even the beeingness.
But what is a verb to everything, not separate from anything?
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I am just sitting here.
A few hours ago I took a walk. I was sitting on the shoulders of my body, watching it travel through universe. At the moment I (and my body) was crossing a bridge in central Stockholm close to the Central Station.
I saw how my body was walking and slowly moving through universe as it seamed. But in what direction, that was impossible to say. There are no directions, or, if we say there are, then there is all directions simultaneously.
The expansion of the universe, the orbid of the earth. The turning of the milky way, the earths motion around its own axis. And me crossing that bridge.
Who knows in what direction my so called body was moving.
And the motion of the neutrons and atoms inside the body itself. Atoms temporarily glued together by whatever force. I dont know much about physics. And that is ok.
I know I dont know and never will know.
I have always known this. But this knowing used to scare my when I was younger. Everyone else seamed to know who they were. The pretense was immaculate.
Now it doesnt scare me anymore. I sometimes long for someone to talk to. Someone who see the world as I do. But there is no one.
Its a lonely business, not existing 🙂
And not even feeling lonely, just seeing the potential lonelyness. But since there is no mind and no body, there is no mind meeting the body and therefore no emotions. And still sometimes there is vague feelings. But then there is not belief in those feelings, and therefore they don grew to all mighty proportions. Just waves, on the ocean.
The ocean that is not me. Just some sort of ocean of all there is…
Thank you for existing fellow bloggers. You offer some comfort.
I am just sitting here.
It appears as if I am.
I dont know anything.
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When one have seen “what is”… there is no doubt about it. Dont let anyone make you believe anything else. There are people out there who make have an agenda, hidden even from them self. They may have been through the process of enlightenment or whatever one may want to call it. Its just a word for the undescribable.
To see “what is”, means to see that you are allready “that”. But obviously you havent seen that properly before.
You allways were that. But you was in illusion of beeing someone. This illusion is not a problem for those who dont feel trapped by it. But this identification with mind actually creates suffering all around you. You are allready “that”. There is nothing to become.
When seeing this, one no longer is persistent in an argument. One does not have an opinion founded on words spoken or written. One does not believe in ones own words. So, consequenttly, there is no one to listen to or to trust.
You can only trust in your own experience once you have had it. And if you have had it, you no longer ask questions. If you ask questions after “seeing What is” you no longer ask questions in order to know.
“seeing what is” means the end of the need to know, or the end to have affirmation.
If you need affirmation, you are not free.
If you still have questions you are not free.
To the player, I want to say, Its a game, I know, but remember, you are just a card, and that by choise.
All the best. Avaloki/John doe/ seeingwhatis/joakim
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You may not know this.
But you are perfect already.
You don’t have to change.
You only have to stop becoming – to be happy for all time to come.
The hardest thing to believe. That you are ok.
You tell yourself every day, every minute, that you can do better, be better, be more beautiful, nicer, or loose some weight.
Be a better parent. A better lover. Better in bed.
You dont have to change.
And that will be the only change necessary.
After accepting yourself, you will accept most people around you. And they can be at their best. When you dont judge them like you judge yourself.
Tell them this:
“You are perfect.”
And watch their reaction.
They will resist, and insinuate that you are not perfect either.
Insist. You are perfect, and so are they.
This is the truth.
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You are perfect.
You dont have to change,
You can stop adapting now, and stop becoming.
You are already it. Everyone are, but few recognize this.
After realizing this, people may tell you you are not it. Still.
But that simply isn’t true.
The only thing that wasn’t you, was the thing you had to become, but never succeeded to become.
Welcome home. You are home now.
Where you can rest in your self.
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You see, wanting this to happen, is just another phrasing of “I doubt what I see” or “I doubt it can happen” or “I doubt that I can see what is there to see in front of me”.
There is nothing to doubt.
You can see this. You are seeing it. But you are doubting what you see. Who is doubting? Who does not want to see? Well… the one that cant see it, the “thoughts” or the “ego”.
Ego/thoughts is afraid it will vanish if this is seen. And that it will 🙂
So dont listen to thoughts. They will try to trick you into questioning things, which is a state of pure thought.
So dont question your ability too see this, that “this is it”.
If you get a glimpse of “this is it”, then you should write down the “thought” that led you to it, or what you did when you saw it. This is a gateway for fast acces to this seeing, if it goes away.
Then just sit and do this seeing again and again, and remember what you did (in detail) last time or the first time you dropped thought and saw that “this is it”.
You may now drop all practices except the one that works for you. Just access the “seeing” and See.
You dont have to meditate ever again. Just See.
See that “THIS is IT”. All there is.
Only you can do this. No one else can do it for you. You have to get in charge. There are no gurus you know. The guru is within (you).
You may also combine this seeing with asking: “Who am I”.
Any answer you get, you dismiss. And you see that “I am not that which I can see or think about”: I am the see:er prior to that.
Then you may see, that you are nothing. And you are also ALL that you can see. You are all that. You are IT.
This is it – and you are not separated from it, so you are it.
This is God within (and in front of you)This is all that can happen. Nothing else. But there is no limit to how wonderful this seeing is.
And you will understand that you understand all there is. You will get knowledge of everyting you ever questioned.
Prior correspondence is to be found here: How to be free – answer to Ajay
and here: Answer to Ajay, part 2
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Many Thanks for the encouragement ! I shall try the pointers that you have indicated.
As for ‘longer posts’ it is a tendency to write longer posts, till I am satisfied that the message that had to be conveyed has been ‘appropriately posted. So thanks for the patience as well. 🙂
As for “what is seen without an idea of what it is” – I guess nothing ! for the moment the ‘thing’ is seen, it is recognised instantly (prior knowledge). Perhaps education has somewhat destroyed the ability to ‘ponder and wonder’ – we know the ‘labels’ associated with just about everything and that is perhaps ‘what you are hinting/pointing at’ – to look at something without labels.
I can only pray that it happens ( to see without labels) here as well.
AND I do long to say “Hi to You” someday…sometime – as I quote you in one of your posts …..”want to talk to you. The true selves. Behind the selves. Not the projections, the illusions, the loop of thoughts and knowledge. The ones that doesnt know. Please say hi”
If you ever come to sweden I would gladly talk to you about these matters.
But until then, you should focus inwards. This is not impossible. Its the easiest thing in the world.
Look at something. Anything. The road. The people running through a square, a tree. Anything.
Just look, and fully realize that “THIS IS IT”
This, what you see, is all there is.
Stop prayng or longing or whishing for this to happen. Just trust me (and actually yourself) trust your feeling that this can be seen. Because it can.
Not tomorrow or one minute ago. Always do this practice right NOW.
Just sit. (or walk)
See, that this happens without you.
Now turn your head around, and watch behind you.
Reality was there too, wasnt it?
Even though you didnt look at it.
It does not depend on you.
It is – anyway
And always will be.
That – which is.
That is it. This what you see, is it.
Do this NOW and dont listen to ANY thought. Just look and think “This is it”
And turn your head around.
You will see it, I promise.
Being generous is about being open to loose, to give in the interaction… to loose the argument or prestige..
Being generous is about NO fear. Its about smiling with your left eye. Look in the mirror. Blink with your left eye. If this eye is the sad eye… then your joy is that of the mind.
This is a truth. You will see this yourself after enlightenment.