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.