Sunday, May 7, 2017

Jon's Boot Camp Precepts

1. Never make up information.
2. Accept that you are the question and the answer to your existence.
3. You are the only thing that could be here.
4. Remember that you are not separate from the truth.
5. The ego is not real; the preference of wants give the appearance of a second self.
6. Always keep your mind on how the truth serves itself to be free.
7. Keep your word so your mind doesn't create false reality.
8. When knowledge matches actuality, separation disappears.
9. See clearly you are experiencing the perception of the mind's condition and also that conditions filter through memory and emotion.
10. The outer layer of your perception can be expanded with unconditional acceptance.
11. There is no falseness when the second self is gone.

Copyright: Nonduality Bootcamp 2017

The essence of Advaita/Nonduality; I Am That quote from Nisargadatta

The following quote is the essence of Advaita/Nonduality. 
It is the best words can do. 
It offers the solution to the disease of ignorance 
but you have to take the medicine. 
 
From I am That:

Q: What does it mean to know myself? By knowing myself what exactly do I come to know?

Maharaj: All that you are not.

Q: And not what I am?

M: What you are, you already are. By knowing what you are not, you are free of it and remain in your own natural state. It all happens quite spontaneously and effortlessly.

Q: And what do I discover?

M: You discover that there is nothing to discover. You are what you are and that is all.

Q: I do not understand!

M: It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other, that blinds you.

Q: How can I get rid of this idea?

M: If you trust me, believe when I tell you that you are the pure awareness that illuminates consciousness and its infinite content. Realise this and live accordingly. If you do not believe me, then go within, enquiring ‘What am I’? or, focus your mind on ‘I am’, which is pure and simple being.

Q: On what my faith in you depends?

M: On your insight into other people’s hearts. If you cannot look into my heart, look into your own.

Q: I can do neither.

M: Purify yourself by a well-ordered and useful life. Watch over your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. This will clear your vision.

Q: Must I not renounce every thing first, and live a homeless life?

M: You cannot renounce. You may leave your home and give trouble to your family, but attachments are in the mind and will not leave you until you know your mind in and out. First thing first -- know yourself, all else will come with it.

Q: But you already told me that I am the Supreme Reality. Is it not self knowledge?

M: Of course you are the Supreme Reality! But what of it? Every grain of sand is God; to know it is Important, but that is only the beginning.

Q: Well, you told me that I am the Supreme Reality. I believe you. What next is there for me to do?

M: I told you already. Discover all you are not. Body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, time, space, being and not-being, this or that -- nothing concrete or abstract you can point out to is you. A mere verbal statement will not do -- you may repeat a formula endlessly without any result whatsoever. You must watch your-self continuously -- particularly your mind -- moment by moment, missing nothing. This witnessing is essential for the separation of the self from the not-self.

Q: The witnessing -- is it not my real nature?

M: For witnessing, there must be something else to witness. We are still in duality!

Q: What about witnessing the witness? Awareness of awareness?

M: Putting words together will not take you far. Go within and discover what you are not. Nothing else matters.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Results

The mind hankers and hungers after a result,
constantly imagining a plan.

Heart reveals the plan as it is,
and effortlessly, the character 
walks along the plot,
never leaving the taste of perfect being,
that never depends on any circumstance.

Specifically, there is nothing 
to say or not say about all this.

For the actions are beyond language.
Language is the very nature of the mind.

Precise language, spoken from 
beyond the mind is the 
Eternal Awareness speaking,
not the body-mind character.

It is hard for one to know the difference,
unless they are beyond their own mind.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spontaneous Duty

No, not ever an obligation, to breathe and live and love.

Just an automatic certainty, with no escape, not even death.

So what use is a personal self, an identity of any kind.

Who holds this?

And when is the future ever not just the now?

So unfold, Oh grand paper universe, into the harmony that pleases you so well.

This imperfect form is only a reflection of Your formless perfection.

And as Ramana declares... every form comes into existence for a specific purpose...

it will happen regardless if we think ourselves the actor/doer or not.

So it is all an after thought, these explanations of what is happening...

and no amount of talk can undo what is happening on its own.

Friday, December 25, 2009

even desirelessness falls away

as it only stands relative to desire

when the whole scope of duality

perishes from the Self like air from a baloon

only awareness remains

free of action, free of concepts

this is the natural state where truly nothing is ever happening

Friday, December 11, 2009

Am I really born?

A wave of activity or action will take place
and something synchronistic will occur that seems to have personal meaning.

For example, I was in the library with my son and happened to pick up a book about D.H. Lawrence, then a couple days later I did a google search on him.

Turns out he has the same birth day that I do, so now there seems to be some relevance projected about a similarity
and this is where the deeper meaning can be unlocked.

In the relating to one's own life as the individual form and personality, one relates to that which reminds it of itself,
thus reinforcing this sense of a meaningful personal experience.

So, this syncronisity is only relevant to the extent that discharging importance of one's personal story is possible.

Life is always providing opportunities to deeply meet the awareness that is.

And so, it is not about making connections like, Hmmmm, maybe I was D. H.  Lawrence in a past life... this is where the spiritual trap takes place. 

Go deeper and further and the dawning realization inevitably will be,  Hmmmmm... exactly how and why did this person others are relating to come into existence? Am I really born? If I am pure awareness how do i keep clinging to name and form?

In this approach the grasping at identity can dissolve into pure being without any story of significance beyond simple presence.