Biological sentience might not be the final phase of existence before dissolution.

The Human experiment! Is humanity beauty (Yang/Prakriti), ugly (Yin/Purusha) or simply both and mutually complicit (YinYang/PurushaPrakriti). The unchallenged assumption is that humanity is inherently wise but proving to be only ‘too clever’ and self-conflicting. At a deeper level, it (the human experiment/process) is also a platform/portal for returning to source. When humanity is seen to…

just plain ‘oblivion無’ and that’s just fine

22nd Mar 2021 Nothingness ‘is’ the basis of everythingness 应无所住,而生其心 ~ Diamond Sutra, while everythingness plays out on the spatial stage of emptinesss, which itself is expressed by nothingness, it secretly or covertly points to nothingness as the original fundamental reality 本来真面目and so enacting the paradox of Being万物 in order to ‘expose’ ‘prior to Being阴阳’, prior to even ‘no-Being太极’…

Beingness itself is the anomaly …

Beingness itself is the anomaly. Yet ironically and paradoxically it takes the anomaly of Beingness to recognize That which is the very source of the anomaly. No being, no knowing, no becoming and yet ‘is already in place so to speak’. And so the ‘reason/purpose’ for the cosmic dancing or cosmic joking or Samsara which…

The secret in plain ‘sight’

From: I am That, 73 Questioner: Before one can realise one’s true nature need not one be a person? Does not the ego have its value? Maharaj: The person is of little use. It is deeply involved in its own affairs and is completely ignorant of its true being. Unless the witnessing consciousness begins to play on the…

The last remnant of illusion …

***Q: What about the witness? Is it real or unreal? Nisargadatta: It is both. The last remnant of illusion, the first touch of the real. To say: I am only the witness is both false and true: false because of the ‘I am’, true because of the witness. It is better to say: ‘there is witnessing’. The…

The person is merely the result of a misunderstanding

A FB post on another part of this conversation led attention to reread this portion which mysteriously stands out and solicits commentary in ( ): ***Nisargadatta: The person is merely the result of a misunderstanding. In reality, there is no such thing. Feelings, thoughts and actions race before the watcher (the watching or biological sentience) in…

DaoDeJing Verse 4

A spontaneous interpretation: 道冲①,而用之有弗盈也②Dao is like a container capable of filling and emptying. 渊呵③!Deeply Mysterious! 似万物之宗④。Appearing to be the ancestor of creation (ten thousand things). 锉其兑⑤,File away the sharpness/distinction, 解其纷⑥,remove the conflict, 和其光⑦,balance the contrast, 同其尘⑧。return to original elements. 湛呵⑨!Deeply hidden! 似或存⑩。Appearing to exist but perhaps not. 吾不知其谁之子,I don’t know whose offspring It is, 象帝之先⑾。but…

Ashtavakra 18+ in mental stillness not poised …

The dispassionate man does not praise the good or blame the wicked. Content and equal in pain and pleasure, he sees nothing that needs doing. 18.82 The wise man is not averse to samsara, nor does he seek to know himself. Free from pleasure and impatience, he is not dead and he is not alive. 18.83…

Ashtravakra Gita, the witness and not the Source

This FB post from Ashtravakra Gita that ends with “so live happily” feels misplaced: Desire and anger are objects of the mind, but the mind is not yours, nor ever has been. You are choiceless awareness itself and unchanging — so live happily. 15.5 Ashtravakra Gita Wondered why? Answer came: Ashtravakra was talking at the…

The Rigorous refusal to harbour thoughts

This FB post inspired commentary: There is only one meditation – the rigorous refusal to harbour thoughts. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj It is the nature of consciousness or manifestation or duality to have so many valid views on Beingness. Even the word meditation can mean so many ways from various vantages at different stages in…

Nature of Being and Becoming

Q: Why not remain in the unlimited? ***Nisargadatta: It is the instinct of exploration, the love of the unknown, that brings me into existence. It is in the nature of being to see adventure in becoming, as it is in the very nature of becoming to seek peace in being. This alteration of being and…