Observe the 3 states

“The Self is ever there,  there is nothing without it. Be the Self and the desires and doubts will disappear. Such Self is the witness in sleep, dream and waking states of existence. These states belong to the ego. The Self transcends even the ego. Did you not exist in sleep? Did you know then that you were asleep or unaware of the…

Show Business

An excellent Facebook post today goaded some response … “Every time the world shakes you up, you feel something has happened not to your liking, you’re accruing karma. You have to be aware of these points all of the time.” [KJ – Whenever it happens that the happenings that happen do not happen as expected, not to as…

The world is but a show

Only the Self is Real –  I am That ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj: The world is but a show, glittering and empty. It is, and yet is not. It is there as long as I want to see it and take part in it. When I cease caring, it dissolves. It has no cause and serves no purpose….

Dynamic Stillness

These FB posts prompted expressions below: “The reason that I can say truly to you that the world is not real, it’s like a bubble, like a dream, that disharmony is not real, that your body is not real, is because somehow I have been able to see the fourth state, and experienced the fourth state,…

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….