The Game

We are “Nicholas Van Orton”. Of course we only ‘think’ that we are, but perhaps only consciousness could pull off such a stunt …    

Stillness vibrates …

Stillness vibrates, silence noises, luminosity lights up, unknowing knows, wisdom intellects, unaware awares, unmanifest manifests, inaffable speaks, formless forms, unbeing beings, noumenon phenomenals, Dao YinYangs, Nothingness Everythings, reality dreams, truth falsifies, Self I-Ams, Nature expresses, Nisarga jokes, Effugence shadows, space dances, 0 0-1s … Vibrate stills, noise silents, light darkens, knowing unknows, intellect fails, aware…

Just at the point of going into deep sleep …

Maharaj: Treat the body like a visitor, or guest, which has come and will go. You must know your position as a host very clearly while the guest is still there. What is the exact nature of the host after the guest leaves must be realized while the guest is present. Have you understood? Give…

The state prior to consciousness …

Questioner: Would Maharaj talk some more about the state which was prior to Consciousness? Maharaj: What is the point? Anything you can think of that state is only a concept and that concept will last only so long as the Consciousness is there. Only the experiencer remains —un-smeared by any experiences —      …

The Ponzi of Life

Extracted from Prior to Consciousness: Questioner: Maharaj is talking about the kind of love that transcends Consciousness itself? Maharaj: The breeze that comes out of the universal Consciousness is what keeps other kinds of love alive. Most people limit their love to man and the individual. Questioner: How does one expand into universal love? Maharaj:…

The Shifting Sand ‘you’ …

Further to this previous post, Reading RobertAdams – “You” … again reading RobertAdams, the “you” can be like shifting sand and so quite pleasantly confusing. Using the words of Nisargadatta below, perhaps the riddle can be decoded? Essence Of My Teaching From Transcript 217, 19th Jan 1993 “There is no-one on this earth who does anything. The whole universe is…

… 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…