maandag 27 oktober 2014

Duality in non-duality

The non-dual teaching is a very strange phenomenon, at first it sounds great ''you are the Self, the I am, Consciousness before everything else, find it, focus on it, become it.'' No doubt the ''teachers'' said this cause visitors demanded a teaching, a practise, something to do to reach the state of the teacher, but these teachers knew something beyond any state or practise.

What I want to say is that any practise implies a duality, someone who can do something to get from A to B, looks like duality to me ;) Not because doing it is wrong in any way, doing it feels great, when getting very good at it might even make you feel like your enlightened floating above the rest of humanity, very nice but before you know it your chasing this enlightened state which can only leave you eventually and then you are doing Self-inquiry for the rest of your life.

So whatever is done is what appears and is what is, but do not think you will ever reach what you think you are looking for. If you can reach it then it will certainly be lost, but still to know all this experientialy, really anything I say here will be too much when even effortless effort is too much effort :) Anyway if in the flow of life when normally meditation or self-inquiry occur you just sit there totally goalless, sensations, feelings and thoughts flowing freely, non-attachment to whatever comes up, to anything at all that is impermanent including body, [I-]thought then this might ''occur'' but can never be your doing, not even as a gradual or fast process, cause even a glimpse is not a lasting knowing of what is without any self, it might be seen but what is meant is that there is no seer left to see there is no self. Although even the terms lasting and knowing don't cut it cause both still imply there is someone to lastingly know...

A good analogy would be of the dream character, what can it do or not do to wake up?

Winter dream

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