mind is the "Natural" state of our beings: No self,
no identity, no memes, no beliefs.
idea of "what is" takes us away from what is - to be
in the moment, all ideas need to be gone. There's not even an
"I" to have the ideas.
natural being acts as an outcome of the movement of the universe,
in the same way that an artist's brush is moved by its "universe".
"teachings", "spiritual" paths or "sacred"
practices actually take us away from the moment, because it needs
an "I" to do them, with an agenda of some kind, something
to gain. All of which removes our beingness from the identity-free
only way that "what is" can be experienced is to lose
all traces of self, in which case the "what is" can't
be experienced because there is no one there to experience it.
description of the state of the natural mind is false, including
this one. "It" cannot be described. "It" is
always "bigger" than the limiting description.
is not even an "ultimate" state to gain, because the
very idea that there is, takes us away from it.
there is, is the operation of the universe in its all-ness. There's
no such thing as "enlightened" or "unenlightened".
These are just ideas of what is.
"bliss" or "transcendence" is a state of mind
that needs an "I" to experience those feelings.
are the glue of our belief structures. "I" is the creation
of thoughts and beliefs.
happening, when we think we are functioning human beings, is the
operating system of the brain, running sophisticated meme/belief
structures that create the content of our identities and sense
only act awareness can "do" is to let go of "self"
awareness. Awareness, to be fully there, needs to have no "I"
attached to it.
there was self, there is now "active" emptiness.
from this place, is an instantaneous, pure response to the call
of the moment. It is the moment, the universe acting, not the
peace is an absence of agitation, an absence of self-generated
internal activity. So peace cannot be "done", or created
- it's an absence of doing. This allows unadulterated "what-is"
action out of this state is completely harmonious and non-conflicting.
There is nothing there to conflict with anything else.
transcended being feels the world cleanly, whereas an "I",
full of beliefs and ideas of self, overlays those unadulterated
feelings with external content, imbuing them with emotional "charge".
This charge is reactive to the world around it, continually creating
conflict as it attempts to dissipate.
is actual or real can only be there when all ideas, all thoughts,
all belief, all traces of identity are gone - when there is no
"I" left to take us out of the moment. If the eternal
now moment is all there is, this may be the only way to be in
is only necessary, only of any use, when it is called for by the
moment, for a particular task. To keep thinking beyond the particular
call of the moment is the same as keeping your arm above your
head all the time, or hopping on one leg all the time.
comes out of the moment relates only to that moment. It's already
past and nonexistent as it is experienced. To hold to anything
experienced or said in that moment, is to live in the dead past.
you can't touch it, show it, taste it, does it have any reality?