… and ultimately consciousness is no longer conscious of itself …

16. December 18, 1980  – Consciousness and the Absolute ~ Nisargadatta Questioner: This consciousness is like a screen, and I am the screen. Maharaj: Understand what I say without concepts; you are adding new concepts. Now go to zero concepts. There are many spiritual seekers whose aim is to acquire sufficient merit to reach a…

The essence of my teachings – nisargadatta

In the consciousness hierarchy there are three stages: 1. Jivatman is the one who identifies himself with the body-mind. One who thinks I am a body, a personality, an individual apart from the world. He excludes and isolates himself from the world as a separate personality because of identification with the body and the mind….

Dropping the ‘you’ …

Don’t know if it is appropriate to share this here but in reading RobertAdams, I find it useful to omit the ‘you’ in his style of expressing for example: T98 – 29th Sep 1991 “You untrain your mind by just observing your own thoughts, by watching yourself think, by not reacting to your thoughts, not…

It’s a Joke

13th Aug 2016 Couldn’t help but participated in the commentaries for this FB post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23172136560/ Michael Coffman 5 August at 15:25 This may clarify the oddly confusing/contentious ambiguity of Nisargadatta’s use of the word “Consciousness”. Or does it muddle the issue even further? For me, the text points to non-duality. Michael Coffman That “we” is…

False Belief

9th Aug 2016 “There is no separation. It’s all false belief. All separation is false belief. When I speak of oneness everything is incorporated. Animals, insects, trees, oceans. Everything is God, so everything is realized. There are no exceptions, there is only one and you are that.” ~ Robert Adams Like the view from the…

The Path of Return

Extract from ‘I am That #24’ ~ Nisargadatta For the path of return (nivritti) naughting oneself is necessary. My stand I take where nothing (paramakash) is; words do not reach there, nor thoughts. To the mind it is all darkness and silence. Then consciousness begins to stir and wakes up the mind (chidakash), which projects…

Pure Awareness is a form of Consciousness

Maharaj: Even pure awareness is a form of consciousness. Questioner: Then what is beyond? Emptiness? Maharaj: Emptiness again refers only to consciousness. Fullness and emptiness are relative terms. The Real is really beyond — beyond not in relation to consciousness, but beyond all relations of whatever kind. The difficulty comes with the word ‘state’. The…

Awareness & Consciousness

Questioner: What do you do when asleep? Maharaj: I am aware of being asleep. Questioner: Is not sleep a state of unconsciousness? Maharaj: Yes, I am aware of being unconscious. Questioner: And when awake, or dreaming? Maharaj: I am aware of being awake or dreaming. Questioner: I do not catch you. What exactly do you…

What Mountains, what Valleys 2?

This video post by Ruper Spira spurred the following contemplation: Disentangling Awareness from its objects Infinite Awareness (The unborn Absolute) mysteriously expresses Awareness (The born, stir, manifest). Further stirring in the 5 elemental soup result in minerals, vegetation, animal, human configuration. The human child like other animal configuration and perhaps unlike mineral or vegetation configuration…

Absolute 道

  These 3 FB posts turn up this morning seemingly pointing to the same concept. Absolute as infinity, as timelessness, as consciousness, as total manifestation, as beingness, as knowingness, as imagination, as happening, as story of life all of which is only expression, dynamic appearance of the Absolute conceptual only when words are used and…

The ‘money’ is in Attention …

[KJ 25th Jul 2016 – Whatever words that may emanate from this BodyMindWorld are lies so don’t believe them. It may appear to be about words and about beliefs but in fact it is not, yes, it is about the not-thingness from which the some-thingness emanates, dances about in and then returns back into; in…

Not Minding

Learning to flow and reflect on FB postings that turn up: “The highest teaching in the world is Silence. There is nothing higher than this. A devotee who sits with a sage purifies his mind just by being with the sage. No words exchanged, no words said. Silence is the Ultimate Reality. Everything exists in…