Thursday, 10 December 2009

For That Which Thou Hast Sworn To Do Amiss Is Not Amiss When It Is Truly Done.

All truth is relative. Every story, every system of belief is subject to disintegration if examined and deconstructed. Take anything, any notion, and ask, "is this true?" Can it be said to be true in every possible circumstance, every potential scenario? Every single thing that is what you've taken your life to be is an illusion, very tenuous in its existence; it is merely interestingly arranged energy. And existence, simple existence, is the only thing that cannot be deconstructed. This is the nub that so many seekers long to get to, as do we all, in so many interesting ways. These ways are the playground of existence. It's all very well, stilling thought, being present, seeing/being/knowing the true, unhindered nature of existence, unfiltered by the ego or anything else; the boundlessness of it, the lack of need for it to be captured and claimed, is something many try to express - and have tried, over and over, from the cave paintings to the lovemaking last night. We are the expression; we are the passion of being. We are the playground, and have ego and body and others and world and challenges and depression and unrest and tolerance and patience and children and time and space so many, many other playthings in order to express. Simple existence is the starting point; mind and time are the gift of awareness to itself. What we do, how we do it, when and where we do it is the game. It is delightful; it is devastating; it is relished. We construct belief systems that limit the game, and perhaps break free of them and change the game. We construct and hone the ego so that the player is known. The ego is necessary to negotiate the life game; and the player can change or grow, or regress, or be frustratingly stuck on a plateau; these are the nuances of the game. Ego can be good or bad, but the inherent nature of life is passion, life wanting to be, in all forms and every way. Our true nature is boundless, eternal, and infinite; and it is nothingness, nothing exists whatsoever, so the interestingly arranged energy that so many take to be the only reality is, in fact, miraculous. Once it is seen that nothing exists, despite appearances, and that indescribably essential and fundamental simple awareness is at last known, the game is seen for a game, and the game is no longer its own limitation. Just be; or if the game is still clung to, relish it, in all its many miraculous and gentle, astounding and cruel guises. There is nothing, that is not this.

35 comments:

clueless said...

So glad these things are flowing out of you Mam.
Clueless

Brenda (betaphi) said...

Lovemaking last night? I wish. Really, I wish you'd get that book of yours finished. I have lots of time for reading.

Ghebrey said...

"Simple existence is the starting point"

Glad that you share this simple fact, existence is, no matter what.
My mind can't deny my existence.

claudia said...

Yes, I am stunned, amazed, horrified, amused, delighted, devasteted over and over again by this ever changing game and guises that it adapts to express itself - from the most cruel to the most compassive act, almost within the same breath. And, over all, most surprisingly, life goes on, as if nothing has happened, for, in deed, REALLY nothing has happened, the seeing-hearing-knowing is never ever harmed, damaged, affected, and all this is seen for what it is: a gruelsome, naughty, funny, wonderful carnavelesque show...

No One In Particular said...

Hey Brenda, I'm just finishing it up, I'll go back and enhance the erotic bits fer ya. Ghebrey, don't sell your mind short! Denial is a powerful thing. And Claudia, yes.

Ghebrey said...

Denial is a powerful thing, yeah, probably, who cares?
I AM is indisputable,and this is what I am so I am already free, my mind can deny as often as it wants.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Ghebrey, your mind can still grasp a joke, can't it?

Ghebrey said...

This is too serious!
No bullshit!
Lol, ok I am too serious, probably because I have waisted my time with so many not clear pointers.

Love

Lisa (Mommy Mystic) said...

"...or if the game is still clung to, relish it, in all its many miraculous and gentle, astounding and cruel guises."
'Relish it' - this is the part that gets missed sometimes I think...

Fernando Rozas said...

It 'happens', but not as a story. There is only IT happening. No story. No me. No others. No thing.
Nothing happening !

No One In Particular said...

Hey Ghebrey, don't sweat it Dude, nothing is ever wasted. How could it be? Hey Mommy, that relishment (is that a word?) can come very easily, as natural as breathing. And Fernando, OK, no story, no you, no me, nothing happening...in such an interesting way.

claudia said...

"Nothing is wasted, how could it be?" That is unimaginable, ungraspable, unbearable for the conditioned mind. "Mind is time" - as it is pointed out over and over again. But what is this mind, and, at end, this ego or sense of being a separate person? It is only thought appearing in this immediacy of being - like an interference of noise, or like clouds passing... no harm done... Being doesn't need "me" or "you". There wasn't, isn't and never will be someone that has the least bit of control. And most surprisingly, the world doesn't fall apart. That is the greatest of all mysteries - life lives itself, life lives on life - infinitely in a perfect balance.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Claudia...yup.

Wellness Education Institute said...

hey no one!

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, to experience the illusion of a challenging day, and then to be able to click onto "no-thing by no-one," and come back to the Know-ing that All is OK.

thanks,
Love,
lenny :)

No One In Particular said...

Hey Lenny, my pleasure. Or someone's. Or no one's!

Gorilla Bananas said...

I'm constantly deceived by things that appear to exist but evaporate on inspection - cheese, farts, cheesy farts, The Eternal Hairy Pu known only to the Mythical Apes of the Conga Delta who don't themselves exist. He who stops searching finds nothing, as we say in the jungle.

No One In Particular said...

Hey GB, you got it in one!

clueless said...

All and everything-ness loves bitching:(Clueless 2009AD)

No One In Particular said...

Bitching arises, yes. However, if the appearance is seen through, probably bitching arises "less frequently," although there are no guarantees!

clueless said...

Hi Suzanne, Yeah I've heard that before..... it's not surprising or unusual to notice that I'm bitching, or pontificating, smart-arsing bottom-kissing, sycophanting and god knows what else this organism-me thing gets up to.........
I think smart arsing tastes worse to me......I hate that impulse to be smarter than you......seems so f.....g pointless...but jeez what a habit it is.
Clessx

No One In Particular said...

All human defenses are sweet.

clueless said...

Is that a fact? C.

No One In Particular said...

Nobody knows!

Ghebrey said...

Well, with this kind of belief: "Nothing is wrong, nothing is a waste of time", those who read that can become kind of passive, fatalistic. ( I have tried that and I became an happy idiot for a while without knowing really what to do but believing that nothing was wrong)
What I found is "we can do something" and yes, there is suffering and seeking and that's not really enjoyable.(real sense of something wrong).
I don't really know if it is a waste of time or not, maybe I would not be really ready to hear some pointers before seeking like I did, but it is for me clear that there is some pointers more direct and simple without any bullshit, and I found almost impossible to veer from where they point if we just listen to them.

No One In Particular said...

Who is it exactly that's becoming passive and fatalistic? Who chooses anything, chooses oneness, or whatever we're calling it today. A little passivity and fatalism may arise, perfect. Then a realisation "we can do something"; terrific! Then a judgment about the relative merit of different pointers...about when a "real" sense of something wrong arises...a recognition that the persona is drawn to simple pointers, without any bullshit...How wonderful is all this? Life, concepts, arising in the awareness that is you and me and Auntie Dee. Life has been here all along...such fun to exchange winsome commentary about it.

Ghebrey said...

Yes, all this stuff arise in what we are, this is what we come to see.
We have to come to see that, not only believing what you say.
An investigation has to be made in my experience.
I was in this trap believing that there is no one, no person, so nothing can be done, all is well, suffering is ok, no one suffer. That's true and at the same time I believed completely the opposite.
To stop ignoring my true nature and stop believing in concepts which are the cause of suffering and seeking, I have to just recognize what never change and compare with what is in the mind and to finally see that all concepts are not true, but my own being is always there, shining :)

To tell to someone that everything is ok, it is not really helpful in my view.
Suffering and seeking does not stop with this understanding.
The root cause of suffering has to be investigate and it is so simple :)

No One In Particular said...

Well Ghebrey, maybe not helpful for the former "you"...but you'd evidently be surprised at what "works". There isn't a process, not really...but different pointers seem to resonate for "different" souls. They are all complementary, they are all dust in the wind, they are all a fabulous fairground hall of mirrors.

Doug McMillan said...

Hi again 'No One',

A great Post and plenty of healthy debate I see!

My realization is of 'be-ing'; that I am simply being in this moment, and that being is remarkably simple. I realized that what I am is not complex at all, but that what I 'thought I was' before I realized that I am being, was complex.

I dropped the complexity; what I was not.

I'm speaking of the conditioned person who was a seeker of something that could not be experienced because I already was this 'Be-ing' that I am.

All I had to do was let go of what I was not; but this I found to be difficult and required a period in my life of seeking what I 'thought' I needed, only to discover eventually, that I've always be-en!

Oh how I laughed at the absurdity of it all.

In my experience there is no right or wrong way to the truth, although there are many so called 'paths' that seem to keep leading people in circles . . .

For me the secret was in seeing what was false within me and letting go of it. I'm not suggesting that is the only way, far from it . . .

. . . but moment by moment, day by day, month by month and year by year I dropped the false conditioned personality from my psyche until finally 'Be-ing', the real, shone through and finally stood alone.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate :)

Doug '1Yogi2Many' McMillan

Fernando Rozas said...

The point is, WHO suffers? WHO needs a 'good' pointer?
There is no one who needs 'something', whatever it is.
You are ONE, without a second !
("Start from the FACT that you are THAT" – Bob Adamson)

No One In Particular said...

Hey Fernando, nobody - especially NOT Sailor Bob! And Doug - thanks for lovely comments, well-thought-out by nobody. Life - here it is! Never left.

liberatedself said...

a play of subjectivities, how the subject mind is always trying to grasp something, to know somethings, so get some meaning out of something only to find that when it collects a meaning, a thousand and one more questions arise.

Its grand to see that all the "paths" are just circling the mountain, that they actually lead away from you, because you are you, why walk on a path when you can just stand still and see that you are the goal, you are right here, right now at this very moment.

Adyashanti explained it like a runner running to find rest, he's running so that he may find rest quicker and the advice he would give is, "speed up, running quicker, its just around the corner." this could relate to the seeker, and naturally one will become exhausted and rest will come. So if it takes that approach then it is all in good fun! :)

Or in Dougs case, stop and see that the path is subjective, an illusion, that there is no FACT at all in it, just silliness. :)

Love this post Suzanne <3

No One In Particular said...

Hey Liberatedself, thanks for commenting. I hear that "all paths lead away from the self" a lot...it also seems, "simultaneously", that all paths lead to the self, all paths are the self...all that seeking stuff can be a lot of fun. Also deeply frustrating and fruitless. Yet it doesn't matter what seems to be going on; nothing is really dualistic. Illusory or not, life seems to unfold in so many ways...each one can be relished. All that is just a different way of saying "be still and see there is no witness". Still or chaotic, and whatever the story seems to be, wherever you go, there you are.

liberatedself said...

yes!

That seems to be the case huh?! whether you stop the running completely or you keep running til exhaustion and giving up, it all seems to lead to the same location, that which is not separate, the No-Self or the One (both being the same exact thing)

There is just extreme contentment right now.

<3<3<3

No One In Particular said...

Dude! That is so cool.

clueless said...

Yes yes yes yes YES! "fabulous fairground hall of mirrors" is so much how it seems; I L-O-V-E the morphing-image-ness of this; Like a labyrinth of interweaving sensations, feelings, word-thoughts and this weird living breathing morphing visual sphere that seems to love making movies, movies movies, with me in them.
Clueless: