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Who Am I? What Is World?


“I am consciously aware that I exist”, is the essential truth of who I am. “I exist as… anything”, is the ephemeral aspect of who I am, only apparently true.  Read More…

Sat Chit


Abiding in no time, is abiding as your essential being. It is being who you are, knowingly. Sat Chit  Read More…

Seeing Now as One Experience


When you look at this present moment, with its countless sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations, unless your mind separates it all,you are not actually experiencing the countless things, you are experiencing this one present moment.  Read More…

Self-blame and self-judgment


I see that I'm not in control of any of it - negative feelings, guilt, shame, physical pain, ups, downs. I also have beat myself up over things for years. So this is a big relief that there's no blame or judgment. How do I stop judging myself? Just seeing that I don't have control over anything?  Read More…

Knowing is Being


Is there a difference between knowing there is no self and seeing it?  I know and see that there is no Santa Claus, but so far I only seem to know there is no self. I still function as though this self is still here, whereas I don't act as though Santa is real.  Read More…

It seems that nothing matters


The knowing needs to come full circle. You are not just awareness. Emptiness equals form and form equals emptiness. Siva, the unmanifest/absolute, and shakti, the manifest energy/form, are one. It is even one word: sivasakthi. I and my father are one. I the form and my father the absolute are not separate, not two.  Read More…

Prior to consciousness, you are


Consciousness is a function that appears in and because of the body. I say it is the primary function, then followed by the five sense functions. Without consciousness there is no world, which is revealed by the senses.  Read More…

Prayer and Belief


How many people are willing to be free and to stand alone? To be reconciled with that fact that what is, is, and there is no escape? To be willing to be fully human, with all of its joys and pains?  Read More…

Losing the Security of Beliefs


In the absence of beliefs and in wanting only what we can actually know, which is very little, we become very comfortable in knowing nothing, like, where did I come from?, where am I going?, what is the meaning of life?, what will happen after I die?, etc.  Read More…

Being Human Here and Now


There is only now, right? There is no past hidden somewhere. So if there is only now and there is no past then where is the self, this story character created with its background and history and whatever psychological things that this life seems to have put you through?  Read More…

Free From Becoming


Whatever the dominant thought or intention is, which you do not choose or create, then spontaneously comes an action that follows that intention. But this all happens all by itself. You are not creating any of it.  Read More…

Karma Yoga


Karma is the result of knowing your essential being is free and that you lack nothing and are already complete and whole. Therefore you are not fearfully concerned with future outcome and are not overly bothered when things that you desire don't materialize or you lose things you have gained.  Read More…

There Is Nothing Behind The Curtain Of Now


Coming to recognize and reconcile with the truth that there is literally no past and no future has big implications. It means that nothing has ever happened. If you want freedom you have to see that you have no history. This means your ‘poor me’ history and your ‘great me’ history are myths.  Read More…

A Nice Share


I always say come to know what is true and this knowing sets you free. Because in seeing truth all of the beliefs lose their validity. They are seen to be false. What we come to know is very different from what we believe it will be when we are seekers.  Read More…

Caring is Human


When you authentically do inquiry work it is beneficial. You can't change anyone else, but here in your own laboratory of body and mind you can come to know something that is essentially true, and in that knowing, resolve a lot of the pathology that is both latent and dormant within your mind. The value of that is obvious.  Read More…

Essential Being is Center-less yet Includes the Personal Vantage


My experience, or knowing of whom I am, is not exclusively as a center of awareness, located in this body. While there is clearly a vantage point from this body—which is based on the five senses as known by the function of personal consciousness, the fundamental function of this body—that is not the whole story.  Read More…

Aware is your essential nature and points to freedom


One of the most common devices of teachers on the path is to tell people to look within, or go inside, something along those lines. But I think this can be misleading and confusing. It gives the impression that you are inside somewhere. This is exactly what we have to stop believing.  Read More…

Feelings and Emotions


"Trust your feelings." "Just go with what you feel." "You don't express your feelings enough." We've been trained by our cultures and societies to think this way, that how we feel is an indication of truth or wisdom, or in some way indicates how we are doing or what we should do. But is that really so?  Read More…

Freedom is not an experience


Freedom is not an experience. It is not dependent on how you feel—good or bad. It is not even dependent on always recognizing your essential nature at all times. It is knowing without doubt and being convinced that who you are, essentially, is free.  Read More…

Knowing


You are here, before, during and after all appearances as the ground of knowing that knows all of the changing form and data. Your essential nature knows itself, and all that appears in, to and as itself.  Read More…

Sadness and Suffering


Q: I have been thinking about "all things will pass"...which I understand, but if things do pass, such as my father's death, but it still is with me in an emotional way, are you just pointing to the physical part of this saying, and what do the words really mean...if something does pass but it stays with you, then what would you call that?  Read More…

Freedom


Every time you stop and notice that you are aware, you are noticing your essential nature. We, including me, have been taught to believe that it will look like something—bliss, god, energy, silence, ecstasy, magic powers, or whatever else.  Read More…

Essential Mind


The essence of mind is empty. It is synonymous with true nature and is the natural default human condition.  Read More…