Thursday, June 30, 2022

Self-Awareness in Spacetime

Self-awareness not only implies unawareness

but the temporary nature of this unawareness.

As if there is samsara

but one comes to nirvana through maya.

Like samsara is the space and maya is the time.

Like not only is atman brahman,

atman was never not brahman

and brahman is never atman.














Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dances with Atman


There’s nobody but myself.

This is true for you too.


The cosmic egg cracks and there’s a mouth.

The mouth speaks and there’s atomic fire.


Nobody knows the samsara I have seen.

All myth revolves around yourself.


All words are my words, it doesn’t matter what you say.

I give them definition.


That’s why everyone is pointing at the full wolf moon.

End science.






Saturday, June 25, 2022

Beginninglessness


The beginningless is brahman.

In the beginning was atman, the self,

and it’s world of self-awareness.


In the beginningless, there is no beginning.

In the beginning was maya.

Right here, right now, atman is brahman.


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Nonduality


All appears in consciousness unless you think about it.

Consciousness minus thought equals absolute awareness.

In other words, prajnanam brahma.


Consciousness is primordial knowledge.

Thought is the stuff of dreams.

Belief is original sin.


Look, between self and self-awareness is a dream

because there is no difference between self and self-awareness.

Call this nonduality.











Mahavakyas 2: Prajnanam Brahma

Prajnanam Brahma (प्रज्ञानम् ब्रह्म) - "Consciousness is Brahman" (Aitareya Upanishad 3.3 of the Rig Veda)


This One is (the inferior) Brahman; this is Indra, this is Prajapati; this is all these gods; and this is these five elements, viz earth, air, space, water, fire; and this is all these (big creatures), together with the small ones, that are the procreators of others and referable in pairs to wit, those that are born of eggs, of wombs, of moisture, of the earth, viz horses, cattle, men, elephants, and all the creatures that there are which move or fly and those which do not move. All these have Consciousness as the giver of their reality; all these are impelled by Consciousness; the universe has Consciousness as its eye, and Consciousness is its end. Consciousness is Brahman.

(tr-Gambhirananda)


eṣa brahmaiṣa indra eṣa prajāpatir-ete sarve devā 

imāni ca pañca mahābhūtāni pṛthivī vāyur-ākāśa āpo

jyotīṁśītyetānīmāni ca kṣudra-miśrāṇīva 

bījānītarāṇi cetarāṇi cāṇdajāni ca 

jārūjāni ca svedajāni codbhijāni ca- 

asvā gāvaḥ puruṣā hastino yatkiñcedaṁ 

prāṇi jaṅgamaṁ ca patatri ca 

yacca sthāvaraṁ sarvaṁ tat-prajñānetram, 

prajñāne pratiṣṭhitaṁ prajnānetro

lokaḥ prajñā pratiṣṭhā prajñānaṁ brahma.











Mahavakyas 1: Aham Brahmāsmi

Aham Brahmāsmi (अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि) – “I am Brahman” (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.10 of the Yajur Veda):

This [self] was indeed Brahman in the beginning. It knew itself only as “I am Brahman.” Therefore it became all. And whoever among the gods had this enlightenment, also became That [Brahman]. It is the same with the seers (rishis), the same with men. The seer Vamadeva, having realized this [self] as That, came to know: "I was Manu and the sun." And to this day, whoever in a like manner knows the self as "I am Brahman," becomes all this [universe]. Even the gods cannot prevent his becoming this, for he has become their Self.

(tr-Nikhilananda)








Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Talking Nondual Talking

Deconstruction only removes the ingredients. Silence cooks it.

Besides deconstructing the world, there’s pointing to the moon.

And the difference between pointers and paradox is the dark side of the moon.

Then there’s the mahavakyas: Tat Tvam Asi; Aham Brahmāsmi; Prajnanam Brahma; Ayam Atma Brahma.

While the fool points to the moon, the wise man looks at the dark side of the moon.







Saturday, June 18, 2022

Epistle to the Mayanths


i.

Absolute awareness is timelessly self-aware.

A reflexive universe of evolutionary space-time is this self-awareness made manifest.

Manifestation is that process of self-awareness divided into those fractions with the largest denominator possible—

we ones divided by maya.


ii.

Look,

the mind is an integral element within this process of self-awareness until it's not.

So don't go prematurely losing it to some beautiful belief—

even nonduality.


iii.

Although self-realization is a done deal

(timelessly beginningless

(as is maya, coincidentally)),

self-awareness paradoxically necessitates

full cooperation of the mind

("clear eyes, full heart, can't lose"),

including its negative capabilities

and tendencies toward kensho.














Thursday, June 16, 2022

2022 Https for Blogger Blogspot Blog - with Custom Domain needing CAA Record for Let's Encrypt - in DNS Updater of namesilo Domain Manager and Others

I couldn't find instructions for this on one nice page, so I'm making this one. This might not be the only way to do it but it is a way that worked. I'm listing the pages that worked for me as a thanks to them.


First I had set up the A record in the DNS as namesilo suggested. But I then changed to the actual Google IP numbers as found on this page: 

https://seoneurons.com/blogger/setup-custom-domain-name/

This may be overkill. But it was part of my complete process so I include it here. Remember, the CNAME records come from Blogger when you set up the custom domain there. When obtained, enter them in to DNS Updater.


Second, I generated CAA records using this site, clicking Google and Let's Encrypt as the Authorized Certificate Authorities (step 3 on page) 

https://sslmate.com/caa/

This site was a huge find for me!


and entered them as CAA's in the DNS Updater on the Domain Manager as illustrated here (for Google Domains but basically the same for namesilo as well).

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-a-certificate-authority-authorization-record-in-google-domains/


Notes: 

The Https Availability in Blogger Settings does not work until the CAA for Let's Encrypt is added to the DNS Updater in the Domain Manager (the Google CAA is probably overkill, but again, it was part of the scheme that worked).

The Https Redirect was the last thing to work. Turn it on, try it, and if not working, turn it off, until it does work.


Yeow!







Tuesday, June 14, 2022

M-4

Another name for space-time is Maya.

This universe of universal consciousness, named the lord god,

Isvara, equals the absolute conditioned by Maya.

This method called Advaita is creation myth at heart.

The individual is universal consciousness conditioned by more Maya.

Based on the data from the body which has been confirmed by empires for ages,

what the mind thinks to be reality is not what consciousness knows.

This central disconnect is the essential backdrop behind

all paradox from zeno to zen and all of maya.










Saturday, June 11, 2022

Meditation Three


Belief is all about thought. Myth is more about experience.

Myth looks at the moon while religion looks at the myth.

But religion is to myth as myth is to paradox; all roads lead to Nome.

Belief is to symptoms as the myth of nonduality is to the disease.

Like e=mc², maya equals three states of consciousness 

by five superimpositions by seven stages of self-awareness.

Please note three states, five superimpositions, and seven stages equal 

the waking dream, dreaming sleep, deep sleep; outer, inner, thinker, doer, lover;

potential, substance, form, combination, organization, mobility, dominion.





















Thursday, June 9, 2022

Meditating Two

While zen has countless koans,

advaita has this one of Maya.

Because the unmanifest absolute is

by definition unchanging,

Maya is the main myth used

to illustrate a paradoxical

universe of phenomenal change.









Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Meditation Number One

If awareness equals consciousness minus Maya,

then the original sin is the concept of consciousness itself, I am;

meditate on a concept long enough and suddenly it disappears

into the pure potentiality that is consciousness, n'est-ce pas?










Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Fountains of Consciousness

 *

In the land of seven billion fountains,

there’s only water.

This fountain apparatus is here for just one purpose—

*

turning the life force of consciousness

into a shimmering sky of self-awareness:

clay/pot, rope/snake, silver/mother of pearl!

*

Fountain/water is just more metaphor

in the name of self-awareness.

You’re welcome.











Monday, April 25, 2022

Love, Nonduality 13

*

The world is made of definitions—

invoking one reality, indivisible, with nondualty for all.

*

Neither the outer, inner, thinker, doer,

nor even lover, be.

*

But love is the empress of duality.

Love is the one in the land of two.

*

Love doesn’t own its own doing.

Love doesn’t think before love does.

*

There is no 'in love' and there is no 'out of love'.

There’s only whole love.

*

Yes, there is no love in nonduality,

but there’s nonduality in love.

*










footnotes

*

shankara called this world of definitions, namarupa, name-forms;

between namarupa and brahman is maya.

*

some call maya 'unevolved namarupa'; 

that's fine by maya.

*

advaita talks about the five sheaths 'covering' atman;

i shall be calling them the five great superimpositions.

*

they say the inner, the outer, and the thinker dies, while the doer transmigrates.

but the lover neither dies nor transmigrates.

*

LOVE IS REAL MAYA

yes, between nonduality and duality is maya.

*

from pov duality, maya is the goddess of paradox;

but from pov nonduality, maya is love.

*














Saturday, April 23, 2022

Tattva Ah-ha!

1.

The absolute reflecting in the dream is like a sky of awareness.

The absolute permeating the dream is like an ocean of consciousness.

The absolute deconstructing the dream is like a mountain of mind.

2.

Awareness witnesses self-awareness. Self-awareness is a reflexive universe, unmanifest to manifest to realization.

Consciousness is conditioned by the three states, the five superimpositions, the seven stages, the nine natural numbers, and eleven.

The mind thinks reality is nothing because the mind thinks the mind is everything. Oh, mind, you don’t know nothing.

3.

Darkness for the sake of darkness is unconscious materialism.

If awareness is unconditioned consciousness, conditioned consciousness is the ten thousand points of view.

After the molecular stage of total material subjugation, conditioned consciousness begins to wiggle its organic light fantastic.

4.

I-am is this conditioned consciousness escaping the hyphen in self-awareness.

Relax, I am, and float upstream. I-am is like the light of awareness burning through the rock of space-time. 

Call this latency, this organic actuality, this growing is-ness, this vehicle of self-awareness, this outbreak, onset, uprising, energy, je suis, jesus, animation, anime, anima, animus, aham, ah-ha!








footnotes


That’s the nondual absolute. The absolute reflecting in the dream is this one godhead, three gods, seven powers, and ten thousand points of view. In order to neti neti, one must first this this.

Unevolved name and form is the unmanifest. Evolutionary name and form is the manifest. The nondual absolute is beyond the manifest and unmanifest.

I think I am, I think I am, I think I am. I know I am, whatever. Aham yoga is like advaita tantra for the masses. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


I’m not

Iambic

For no principle


Cherry blossom time

In Northeast Massachusetts

April Twenty-three


Awareness reflects,

Permeates, and deconstructs

Each maya blossom


Monday, April 18, 2022

Four Views of Ouroboros (A18)

1.

My space of awareness is the same space of awareness as absolute awareness.

As the I of me is the same I as that, there is no me for I am that.

2.

As duality is a case of mistaken identity, nonduality is the highest quality of all dualities.

Nonduality is the penultimate view of the ultimate view of no views.

3.

Similarly a true materialist knows there can be no division in a universe.

Neither is there some prime particle that’s not a wave of consciousness.

4.

It’s not that doing happens but that the doer happens is the secret of duality.

And samsara sure loves company.










footnotes to four views

a.

There is one awareness in which this world is appearing at a theater near you.

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love. ~Meister Eckhart

b.

If duality is the disease, nonduality isn't the medicine. Nonduality is the ease.

Nonduality is not a practice. Duality is a practice that got out of hand.

c.

I contain paradoxes.

As in a dream, the material world is the light of consciousness filtered through the great prism of seven thoughts.

d.

One knocks three times.

Like the silver screen, there is one awareness. Like a movie, there's our world. In the audience, there's a gasp of revelation.














Friday, April 15, 2022

Vivekaka (A17)


Without shit and stuff, self-awareness isn’t. Look, it’s not shit’s fault I've been identifying with it. 

And who am I to be holier than shit? It’s all Isvara.


Awareness is self-aware. Self-awareness appears to be a self-reflexive universe. Why?

Maya isn’t saying. But there’s a koan for that. Cue laughtrack.


Enlightenment is happening every nanosecond like brain cells bursting in an open head of space. 

There's nothing I can do about it but understand I’m undergoing it and stop my fighting it.


I’ve been identifying with this mind ever since I turned organic to escape the rock molecular dreamstate I found myself within. Now it’s time to finally disidentify.

This may take a kalpa or two.


There's a fine fine line between belief and faith. Leave it to religions to always cross it.

Real inquiry isn't blind, my secret friend. Tattvamasi.
















Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Sonnet Ghazal Anandamaya (A16)

NAME WHAT YOU KNOW BUT ONLY FOLLOW THE UNKNOWN


X = maya. Solve for why.

If mind dreaming is the stuff of Freud and Jung, consciousness dreaming is the stuff of Einstein and Shankara.


I was raised Roman Catholic so let me tell you how liberating it is to slowly wake up from a guilty dream and suddenly realize you’re not it’s doer.

Out of the five great superimpositions, only four transmigrate. Anandamaya doesn’t, lover.


Absolute awareness is self-aware of course. And the paradox of such dissemblance appears to be a universe, but is nothing but the self-shining consciousness that absolute awareness is. Now that’s self-awareness.

There are three states of consciousness, five great superimpositions, and seven evolutionary stages of self-awareness. It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where you are in this matrix right now?


Suddenly in the dominion of anandamaya, the monkey mind awakens.

It's not as much living in the present as not living in the past or future.


Since anandamaya is fully manifest in deep sleep, one doesn't really fall asleep as much as filler up on bliss.

Number nine ad infinitum follows the seventh substage of the seventh stage as the mind of eight has verily been blown sideways.


There's a binary system behind all appearances consisting of some kind of yin and yang. There's a valley spirit behind all such duality. Call it paradox, koan, or maya.

Isvara is just a vedantic name for what the new age calls the universe.


For in the metaparadigm of consciousness first, the universe of materialism is known as universal consciousness.

As individual consciousness has a name, universal consciousness has a name. As universal consciousness has a name, there is no name for the absolute, noumenal, godhead, tao, brahman.


















Saturday, April 9, 2022

Wander Way (A15)

I, Lalla, tried beyond trying in my search,/ Discovering only my efforts had redoubled./ No matter what I did the door remained bolted./ By resolving only to stay there did I see/ The door was my own doing. ~Lal Ded

Truth isn’t intellectual nor intuitive but being only. There’s no doing truth. Understanding is the waiting. Doing is the door. Being is the way.

The practice of attention-minus-thought is not a practice, but my default. Reminding myself of this is the practice.

By the way, there’s nothing wrong with attention including thought, when aware thought is just a tool and not some identity which eclipses the waking day.

It’s also good to remember the lover does the doer. Anandamaya is the link between the so-called individual and universal consciousness.

When dreaming, the mind is like a perpetual motion machine. The secret is to let it spin when not in use, without being hypnotized by its random thoughts.

Deconstruction is the loving doing. Understanding tattvamasi is the waiting. Being is the way. Zhuangzi calls this way wandering at ease.










Thursday, April 7, 2022

Consciousness Sonnet A14

Street legal for the first time in two years

and every one of my years is worth five

of yours or vice versa, how does that exactly go?

The great blue heron will be seventeen!

And it’s been fifty years since my last confession.

How long since Sergeant Pepper taught iambic?

My mother at age ninety-three agrees

consciousness is the youth of ten thousand summers.

Yes, it's another paraverse on consciousness—

I fell into the looking glass 09;

there’s nothing else for me to write about now.

This so-called individual consciousness is

the same absolute self-shining consciousness as

that universal consciousness, prior the maya.








Song for Miles

Whether you think consciousness is a material product or not, just rest there. Consciousness knows.

If everything appears in consciousness and nothing appears in deep sleep, how does something appear from out of nothing?

Consciousness is the ground of the universe. Even the mere thought of consciousness is enough to blow your mind.

3/5 of a mile in ten seconds may be 216 mph but it's all about the song in which the mathematics is appearing.

















Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Some Nondual Maps (A13)

Some call individual consciousness, jiva. Some call universal consciousness, isvara. Some call self-shining consciousness, awareness, brahman, parabrahman, brahman nirguna, the absolute, the noumenal, not maya but not nothing, that pure land beyond all names, i.

Some say there are five primary sheaths conditioning universal consciousness. I call them the five superimpositions: outer, inner, thinker, doer, and lover. Some call them, annamaya, pranamaya, manomaya, vijnamaya, anandamaya. Universal consciousness is only conditioned by maya.

In this self-reflexiveness myth, self-shining consciousness descends to material unawareness and back in seven stages. Young calls them, potential, substance, form, combination, organization, mobility, dominion. The turning in the middle of the fourth state is the first step of self-awareness.

Some say there are three states of personal consciousness. The waking state is consciousness dreaming. The dream state is the mind dreaming. Deep sleep is no dreaming or the absence of duality. True awakening, on the other hand, is the presence of nonduality.

Circling back to the five superimpositions, the lover is like a no-man's land, first superimposition. Anandamaya precedes the jiva! Love is the real in the world of the unreal. Anandamaya does not transmigrate! It's the border station for isvara and the jiva. Some call this bhakti.








Sunday, April 3, 2022

Koan Number Nine (A12)


That you’ve heard of enlightenment is worth one point. That you believed the concept of enlightenment is worth two points. That you understand the paradox of enlightenment is worth ten thousand points.

No points wins the game.


Enlightenment is self-awareness. Self-awareness is unborn.

Absolute awareness is obviously self-aware.


Another name for unawareness is maya.

Maya is my unborn conditioning.


BEFORE ENLIGHTENMENT IS MAYA AND AFTER ENLIGHTENMENT IS MAYA. MAYA HAS BEEN BURNED INTO MY SCREEN.

Therefore seeing through maya is enlightenment enough.


What is seeing through a koan?

Only that is seeing through a koan.






Saturday, April 2, 2022

Following Consciousness (A11)


In reality, don’t follow the money. Follow the consciousness. 

Consciousness isn’t nothing. Consciousness is all there is.

Consciousness is the tvam in tat tvam asi. Consciousness is that, 

that being the gender-neutral vedic name for the absolute godhead.

Although personal consciousness is a concept, 

the substratum of the concept is consciousness.

This consciousness is the same as the self-shining consciousness of that. 

This fact is the essence of nonduality.


One only has to honestly think I am before consciousness takes over.

Even fundamental materialists can use this method 

although in doing so they should expect to be astounded.

Like meditation or any other function of the mind, 

I am is just a method to be used, and not an idol end to fetishize.

Self-shining consciousness and pure awareness are not two.









Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Myths of Maya (A10)

Personal consciousness is like the space within an open casket identifying with said casket.

Self-reflexive consciousness is like the absolute reflecting in, pervading throughout, and completely deconstructing maya in the name of self-awareness.

Not body-mind, not jiva (personal consciousness), not isvara (universal consciousness) even, but brahman (self-shining consciousness, pure awareness).

The jiva is universal consciousness reflected in the body-mind. Isvara is self-shining consciousness reflected in maya. Brahman is pure awareness.

There are three states, five superimpositions, and seven stages in self-reflexive consciousness: waking dream, dreaming sleep, deep sleep; outer, inner, thinker, doer, lover; potential, substance, form, combination, organization, mobility, dominion.






Sunday, March 27, 2022

The Deconstruction Blues (A9)


First, deconstruct nothing. The concept of nothing is the world’s greatest concept.

From out of the absolute whole is born this hole of nothing.


People so hate the something they think they are,

they’d rather think they’re nothing instead.


So before attempting self-inquiry, this nothing must be deconstructed.

Otherwise, what exactly is there for inquiry?


This is why you need to pay your dues

before singing the deconstruction blues.


This is why you’re sent to do the guru’s kitchen work.

This is why compassion is the requirement in an elementary education.


And between you and me, it’s apparent this is why I am a parent.

God knows what too sweet little nothings


I’d be whispering in your ears if not.

Instead, I’m neither outer, inner, thinker, doer, nor enjoyer.








footnotes


if ego is nothing, and you're not the ego, then you're not nothing, no?

the something you think you are is nothing. the whole you know you are is everything.

and deconstructing nothing saves a lot of spiritual time. if you can't, then game over. next?

in the land of the trickster, knowing one is free is better than thinking one is free, but thinking one is free of the trickster is better than believing one isn't free.

in samsara, everyone is doing time.

in the land of the stupid, stupid is not a glitch. it's a feature, says marjorie.

the waking state is a dream state. dream states are my sleep state. sleep is the dash in self-awareness.


your fear of success is not a fear. it's an affirmation of reality.

because there is a world, everyone lives in ten thousand worlds.

you're either acting in someone else's story or directing yours.

my story is self-awareness. who are you?

a friendly reminder: attention minus cognition equals atman equals brahman.

actually, it's attention minus cognition minus intuition minus affection. new math isn't easy, sister.

i am self-aware, i am self-aware, i am self-aware.











Thursday, March 24, 2022

Just Consciousness Talking (A8)


The absolute reflected in illusion is universal consciousness.

Universal consciousness reflected in the body-mind is

personal consciousness, or intelligence.

Intelligence untouched by the mind is intuition.

Intelligence filtered by the mind is belief.


Personal consciousness identifies with the body-mind and voila—

the world of belief, samsara of materialism.

So universal consciousness in the form of realized intelligence is

talking to the so-called personal consciousness of unrealized intelligence

but it’s just consciousness talking to consciousness.


Universal consciousness is always talking to personal consciousness,

but personal consciousness, lost in the mad loud world,

is hard of hearing intuition. Thus, realization depends

upon the silent grace of the real. In the material world,

such grace may look like a nervous breakdown, but it is what it is.








footnotes

myth is the only real rebellion in maya's empire.

the self is self-aware. that self-awareness is universal consciousness. this universal consciousness is the self-reflexive universe. the self-reflexive universe is a myth leading back to the self.

to think i am is to know i am and to know i am is the self-awareness of the self.

intuition and belief are the poles of the mind.

in the realm of self-awareness, it's the job of so-called personal consciousness or nodal consciousness to use the tool of mind. in the art of consciousness and the mind, it becomes one with the mind. this appears to be samsara to the mind.

the mothership of consciousness is always talking to its nodal ship, knowing its the job of its node to travel to the dark side of the moon and back again. just imagine the intricacy.

in a world of constant noise, silence is wealth. similarly, since giving is receiving, pass it on.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Realization Works (A7)

Almost no one thinks they’re doing something bad. See, it’s not the doing that’s the problem but the thinking.

If good works prepare the ground for realization, and only realization knows what good work is, that’s Catch-22 laughs Maya.

Then some are saying unconditional love is the only doer of creative action but that’s easier said than done. But by all means, love.

Even shifting ones identity to a god and surrendering to that god’s intent depends upon a person’s concept of a god. And this is why religious wars.

In the absolute end, realization depends upon the grace of the real. Don’t worry, you know it when you are it.








footnotes


there's nothing wrong with division. 

it's taking a side which causes all the problems.

likewise, there's nothing wrong with the mind.

it's the right place for realization.


in duality, only truth appears to be a paradox.

love is not a thought. love can't be someone's plan, philosophy, or spiritual practice. there are absolutely no objectives when it comes to love. love loves, period.

tonight's ouroboric trinity is vishnu's existential tail, isvara's universal skin of consciousness, and shiva's evolutionary mouth of self-awareness. let us pray.

just because realization is sudden doesn't mean it's not happening now. it really is and you know it.


A RIVER OF REALIZATION RUNS THROUGH SPACETIME

to be real, a river of space-time runs through realization.

although you're always on the river, it's the falling in the river you remember.

in my lifetime, only when i'm in the river do i know i am the river.









Friday, March 18, 2022

Point of View Blues

There are many names for the absolute depending on the point of view from which it’s being named. But the view without a view is the true view.

The view without a view is the viewer seeing through all points of view. Any viewing other than that viewing is the view vedanta calls avidya. That I’m that viewer is the vidya.

Point of view minus view equals one-pointed viewing. Another name for one-pointed viewing is witnessing. Another name for witnessing is awareness.

Another name for awareness is self-shining consciousness. Another for self-shining consciousness is the absolute. Another name for that is I.

And I say teachers are great. Pointers are good. But if never confirmed experientially, it's just more pointless and useless knowledge.















Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Nondual Revelation (A6)

The self is real. It’s just not the self we think it is. Look, between deconstruction and nihilism is the sweet spot.

Attention! Going from believing an illusion to believing in nothing happens before you know it.

Beyond illusion and nothing is nonconceptual awareness, unowned consciousness, causeless contentment;

that This Nonconceptual Experience is That Causeless Absolute is The Nondual Revelation

transmitted by a trusted preceptor, faithfully accepted, and ultimately confirmed by oneself.




commentary footnotes

a. learning love, compassion, and forgiveness is a prerequisite in the most respected schools of deconstruction.

b. thus the first rule of deconstruction is deconstructing belief itself. 

c. do not mistake the nonconceptual for nothing. possession is the complete law of samsara. causelessness is the caw of the nondual koan.

d. world gone wrong, forgive yourself. without conceptual dreaming, there's no nonconceptual experience. without the false doer, there's no true nondoing. and without duality, there's no nondual revelation.

e. confirmation by oneself is the only absolute.









endnotes

that is not nothing. anyone describing that as nothing knows nothing about that. and that is the first rule of that.

the impersonal is natural. and that's why people hate nature.

being the content is knowing the content is contentment. some call this satcitananda.

between addiction to belief and the cold turkey of reality is myth, thank god

do not mistake this misidentification with the mind as an error of the mind. consciousness does not blame its tools.

universal consciousness equals the personal i-am; this is the foundation of natural yoga. nisarga yoga.

the reflection of brahman in maya equals the permeation of brahman in maya. isvara equals visnu.

in nisarga yoga, it doesn't matter if i know i am. it's just enough to think i am.


Saturday, March 12, 2022

In Self-Defense of Mind (A5)

"Any role you play is you but you are not the role. If you take the role as yourself, that is okay. But if you take yourself as the role, the role and you are rolled into one. Then you are confused." ~Dayananda

It’s not that I’m this individual self not knowing I’m the Absolute, but I’m the Absolute, ignorant of my Self. Hamlet owns bad actors. The great actor owns Hamlet. In the Gita, Arjuna is the bad actor, Krishna is the great one.

The producers wanted Sully-era Hanks for Krishna and the Good-Will-Hunting Damon for Arjuna. The director insisted on the Dog-Day-Afternoon Pacino for the bad one. Obviously Zorba-era Quinn for the great one, or get yourself another director.

In attention, thought is like the bad actor and awareness is the Absolute One. Lately, I’m always coming back to this True Math of mine. Like the end of A Day in the Life on original vinyl.

It goes like this: A=a-t; t=(i²=−1)=Maya. This attention is another name for the I Am. Thought is the totality of ignorance. Awareness minus thought is Self-Luminous Consciousness. Isn't Brahman also Atman?

Without the mind, there’s no deconstruction. Without deconstruction, there’s no self-awareness. Without self-awareness, there’s no awareness. And that’s absolutely absurd. This is why paradox needs the mind. And Maya too.














Wednesday, March 9, 2022

One Consciousness Under Nonduality (A4)

i.

Beyond the superimpositions placed upon the truth by ignorance, there is self-evident consciousness. This is not nothing. And there is nothing prior to this consciousness. This self-shining consciousness is the absolute.

The so-called consciousness which is not indestructible, everlasting, and absolute, is conceptual consciousness, or the concept of individual existence. This is just another superimposition placed upon the truth of self-evident consciousness, absolute awareness.

This conceptual consciousness is like an ember of true consciousness covered in the soot of superimpositions. For this reason, it’s not a bad place for beginners to begin.

Behind the snake, the rope is always burning. Breathe on it long enough and the flame appears to blaze again in all its glory. It never isn’t!

Thus deconceptualized consciousness is universal consciousness, or what I really am. Further, I am That, and that is the absolute truth, the absolute nondual truth.

ii.

individual consciousness appears to be within, because of all the concepts covering consciousness itself. so universal consciousness appears to move outwards, like non-conceptual attention from out of the blue.

some call this individual consciousness, i am. but it's actually what i think i am, or even more absurd, what i think i possess. but beneath such superimposition of possession is consciousness itself, myself, free

a materialist may believe the body-mind produces consciousness, and thus this consciousness is owned by its producer. but little do they know that consciousness is indeed 'possessed' as in possessing all, for all appears in consciousness. cue the diabolical laughter of the guru.

some call this individual consciousness, the jiva. some say this is the entity which reincarnates, which is an appropriate concept for a concept. and this is the consciousness to which consciousness is talking.

the myth goes something like this: universal consciousness is talking to individual consciousness, saying concentrate on the consciousness within your individual consciousness; that in fact is universal consciousness, and by the transitive property of the direct path, that.







Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Gita Gone


2.11. The humanist speaks wisely, arjuna. But fortunately for you, you’re not a human.

12. I was never not myself. Nor y’all too. We will never not be.

13a. As the sleep dream doesn’t know the waking dream, the waking dream doesn’t know the waking consciousness state. 

13b. An unconscious mind dreaming is a nightmare. An unaware consciousness dreaming is samsara. Reincarnation is on so many levels. Sudden enlightenment has no levels.


14. All pop sensations are impermanent, arjuna. But we’re a classic.

15. Like mary baker eddy.

16. The unreal isn’t, and the real isn’t isn’t. that’s for sure, says jesus.

17. If maya’s creation is pervaded by brahman, and vishnu is indestructible, even isvara can’t destroy itself, sings krishna.


18. Only dreams die. The dreamer doesn’t. come on, you know this. Says krishna to arjuna.

19. You’re neither doer nor the done, free will or fatalism. Everything appears in you, including cause and effect, says krishna to arjuna.

20. Unborn, immortal, perpetually being, consciousness lives, says krishna to frodo.

21. The one who knows the dream is the dreamer, says consciousness to consciousness.

22. just as old clothes are thrown away, a snake will shed its skin. inbetween dreams, the rope is just a rope.


23. 

not this one, the mind divides.

fire cannot burn itself.

waves do not inform the sea. 

the wind can't move the changeless."


24.

consciousness is never cut.

consciousness is never cooked.

consciousness is never masticated.

consciousness is never consumed.

indestructible, pervading, changeless,

consciousness eats you.


25.

this is nonsensical.

this is unbelievable.

this is impossible.

knowing this is inevitable.


26.

being is unborn.

believing is dying.

one is beyond such space-time, grasshopper.

do not anthropomorphize consciousness.


27.

being born is busy dying.

busy dying is being born.

who's to say what's cause or what's effect?

do not cry, arjuna.



x. if brahman reflecting in maya is isvara, and brahman pervading maya is vishnu,

y. brahman loving maya is krishna.









Monday, March 7, 2022

That's Nonduality (Third Aumanandada)

The not-real depends upon the real, but the real does not depend upon the not-real. The real is different than the not-real, but the not-real is not different than the real. Because there is no difference, there is nonduality.

Isvara is the reflection of Brahman in Maya. Vishnu is pervasion of Brahman in the universe. There are still no names for Brahman.

Neither is consciousness/awareness, intelligence, and bliss, the attributes of Brahman but its essential nature. As unconsciousness/unawareness, ignorance, and sorrow is the nature of the world.

That I am That, Atman is Brahman, universal consciousness is absolute awareness, is the great revelation, the faithful transmission, and the experiential confirmation. Pass it on.



footnotes

a nihilist is someone overdosing on deconstruction. it's like they've traded one belief for its polar opposite belief. but a religion is a religion is a religion. you really gotta believe in nothing, because it's absolutely impossible to be.

every god is just a single facet of the infinite rainbow diamond absolute brahman, and every god has one-hundred-eight names for oneself. you are one of them.

to Brahman the aware, Brahman the intelligent, Brahman the blissful one; Brahman the eagle-eyed, Brahman the lion-hearted, Brahman the smiling cheshire one; Brahman of Satcitananda!

finally, there is a jesus christ in vedanta. it's called tat tvam asi.









Saturday, March 5, 2022

Heart of Lightness (2 Aumanandada)

i.

Reality is not nihilistic. Reality is not unenlightened. And reality is not unhappy.

Paraphrasing Emily. I’m real. Who are you? Are you – real – too? Then there’s a pair of us!

There are no words for the supreme absolute. But satcitananda is the original postmodern deconstruction.

ii.

The universe, is what the new age calls Isvara. But universal consciousness by any other name still has no name.

I too have no name except the one my loving parents give me. Thus by the transitive property of myth, I am That.

Or if Isvara is the reflection of Brahman in Maya, who am I?

iii.

I am awareness. Awareness is attention minus thought. Thought is everything I’m not.

My absolute existence is naturally intelligent. Call it intuition.

Knowledge is bliss in the mind. Sex is bliss in the body. Love is bliss in the heart of lightness.





footnotes

iv.

if the truth isn't paradoxical, then it isn't truth.

as the mind appears in consciousness, and as the smaller never knows the greater, the mind depends on intuition for the truth. the language of intuition is naturally paradoxical.

v.

not understanding

the language of intuition is paradoxical

is the main cause of that disease 

we call religion

vi.

i truly love how advaita gives paradox a name and then calls it a day. like first koan is best koan, maya. thanks for the anti-memory.

all projection is impermanent

IMPERMANENCE IS AN APPEARANCE IN EXISTENCE

vii.

welcome to the revelation station.

no luggage is allowed beyond the yellow line.

viii.

paradox is the yellow line. her name is maya.

ix.

these are her latest affirmations. i am not nothing. i am not unenlightened. i am not at war with myself.

x.

awareness equals attention minus time. attention equals awareness plus time. time equals attention minus awareness.





Wednesday, March 2, 2022

First Aumanandada

First, despite all theories of big neuroscience, consciousness is not a product of the body-mind. Such belief is just as much a cloud to understanding yourself as is any fundamentalist religion or psychological superego. Is not consciousness ‘itself’ primal? Inquire within.

Second, understanding yourself is not a matter of belief. In fact, disattaching from all thought, including the foundational one of egoic identification, is the basic practice of spiritual deconstruction, and an integral component of self-inquiry.

Third, this understanding is ‘experiential’ for lack of a better common word, closer to one’s experience of real love than any thought or action ever encountered. This is being. This is soul. This is consciousness. This is atman.

Fourth, this consciousness is the absolute godhead. This being is awareness. This atman is brahman. There’s nothing further. Brahman is samadhi. I always am that. Nonduality isn’t rocket science.

Fifth, this is my latest practice. It’s almost mathematical. a) Pay attention with full cognition. To pay means this attention is outgoing. This practice is neither inner meditation nor just sitting. b) Drop cognition. c) Attention minus cognition equals awareness.




footnotes

beyond affirmation and negation is the space of consciousness-awareness-bliss.

there’s nothing wrong with pleasure. mistaking pleasure for happiness sucks.

to be real, one must live outside the law of physics.

all change is unreal. the real is changeless. no one knows how the real becomes unreal. they call it maya. but a koan by any other name is still a paradox.

i drive a car. i know my body-mind is not the car. I drive a body-mind. i know the body-mind is not myself.

not knowing the body-mind is a tool, I believe I am the tool. god it hurts.








Sunday, February 27, 2022

bhagavad gita english advaita wise

what should a poor arjuna do? so many english gitas!

first, if we're talking the gita with shankara's commentary (bhasya), there's really only two. gambhirananda or warrier.

second, if we're talking modern advaita vedanta commentary, we're basically talking chinmayananda or dayananda.

last, for sanskrit translation in particular, there's the sargent. and for an advaitin transcreation, there's the jacobs. other than that, there's like ten thousand others.

lastly, there's the nikhilananda, which may be all of the above.

to clarify, as for english gitas, advaita-wise more or less, there's seven: gambhirananda, warrier, chinmayananda, dayananda, nikhilananda, jacobs, and sargent.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Ode to Awareness

Supreme attention is attention without thought. Attention without thought is unadulterated awareness.

Awareness is like the sea if the sea is the heart. And awareness is like the sky if awareness is the eye.

Awareness is the rope, the double-helix of nonduality. And thought is the snake, the superimposition.

Awareness is the godhead and awareness is the soul. Awareness is brahman and atman is awareness.

Awareness is consciousness without a doubt. But we already know that, don't we, awareness?



footnotes

ATTENTION is about as experiential as one can get. and attention without thought is about as equally non-experiential. beginning at the beginning to end in the timeless is the real art of maya.

all metaphors come in twos, vehicle and tenor. the vehicle is like the finger and the tenor is the moon. the third part of a metaphor is always paradox. it's the unsung which the tenor sings.

some talk about the rope and some don't. ain't no thang.

awareness is the ground, the movie screen, the open field in which the child, space-time, is now appearing.

the last math, the final point. if attention minus thought equals the absolute godhead of brahman awareness, then attention plus deconstruction equals that as well. but who am i to say?

dedicated to ulladu narpadu








Thursday, February 24, 2022

Deluxe Imagination

i.

From out of the deep

Arises the dream,

From out of the dream

Arises the scream

From dream time

Waking in space.

ii.

There’s no real borderline

Between the dreamtime in sleep

And the dreamtime in space–

All dreamtime is

Gradual enlightenment.

iii.

The noumenal

Reality

Of absolute

Awareness is

Spontaneously

Self-aware

And the essence

Of self-awareness

Smells like dreamtime

iv.

From out of material ignorance comes the green scream of aha!

—it’s just a dream my maya dreamed one afternoon.




footnotes

between  dream  time  and  space  

is the scream of a newborn baby

like paradox is the stuff of myth 

and myth is the stuff of maya

NIRVANA SMELLS LIKE SAMSARA

haiku to duality and beyond!

deconstruction

indication

koan

dedicated to olson, earl of gloucester and lux, the revelator














Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Ode to Twosday

i.

After the rock of deep sleep and the ripe vegetation of the sleeping dream, the dreamlike awareness of the dream awaking is like a great hallucination to universal consciousness.

In such living color, consciousness, of course, identifies with the amazing body-mind. Wouldn’t you? Now, it is seeing through its error of its being it, just because it hurts.

Not to mention, in America, there’s still a thing called public education, with its disciplines of reading, writing, history, geography, and rhythm & blues.

ii.

After modern education is postmodern deconstruction. In India, they call this learning neti neti. It’s one of the two designed usages for the tool of mind.

The second honest usage of the mind is called indication, or pointing. It’s basically consciousness talking to consciousness in simple metaphor, or maybe charades!

The third and double-secret usage of the mind is called paradox, koan, maya. You read it here first. That the permanent appears to be impermanent is one trick pony.








footnotes

lately it's like if advaita vedanta is the sea in which the ten-thousand foot wave of nisargadatta maharaj appears, then sign me up.

the genius of gaudapada is in seeing that the waking dream is just another state of consciousness, as is deep sleep and the sleeping dream, and not consciousness, the fourth, the force, only.

before self-awareness is self-consciousness. before self-consciousness is the inorganic molecular rock of ignorance and it's evolving organization.

all poetry is just three chords and the truth. all truth is deconstruction and its revelation.

that deconstruction is one of the two legitimate uses of the mind indicates a certain kind of clairvoyance, or what arthur m. bell calls "the dependence of seventh substages on the next highest stage." paradox, koan, and maya, oh my!

it is said when consciousness points at consciousness, the fool looks at consciousness. who says that?




Jnana's Inferno

Just as there’s never not that

absolute awareness,

there’s never not this

self-awareness.

Like sparks of a silent inferno,

this forms, evolves, and realizes,

in countless iterations of that.


Saturday, February 19, 2022

An American Mahavakya

Before one knows I am That (or consciousness is the absolute, atman is brahman, tat asi tvam), one must first know one is consciousness.

In America, where materialism rules like the new boss, it’s believed the brain produces consciousness, like money produces happiness, lol. Else sing about Jesus and drink wine all day.

Meanwhile, all across the land, the consciousness prophets are selling their product as best as they can. For when in Rome, one either does what the Romans do, or go ignored (or worse co-opted) into that good green night.

This turning, this new metaparadigm, this abandoning of one’s conditioning to identify as mind or body or body-mind, requires this kind of elementary education. Mama, don’t let the doctors of divinity teach your children.

Everything appears in consciousness. Think about it. If everything appears in consciousness, and I am witnessing everything, then I am consciousness. This is an American Mahavakya.









Friday, February 18, 2022

Good Words

A good word is an axe

tearing down my houses of belief.

A good word is an arrow

shooting straight through the mist

finding the heart of my beloved.

And like all good words

they’re left behind

on an abandoned field

in empty space

and unadulterated timelessness.

.


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Comans on Shankara on Gaudapada on Samadhi

"There is also the problem that the word samadhi has been reified to the extent that it embodies a “mystical” state of consciousness which is seen to be the goal of all spiritual practice, as it forms the necessary condition for the realisation of Brahman. In the literature extolling the importance samadhi the word is frequently translated as “super consciousness”, a meaning that has nothing to do with the etymology of the word samadhi. Such translations succeed only in further conditioning the seeker by fostering an imagination as to what Self-knowledge is like, and what is its precondition. The problem with this whole enterprise is that the seeker then assiduously tries to cultivate a particular type of experience, the nature of which is in the imagination, and this is done at the cost of neglecting the Self that, according to the Advaita of Sankara, is simply Awareness itself. In short, the whole search for a “mystical” samadhi experience can be a mistaken adventure, in that it can amount to an ignorant denial of the Self, for in searching for an experience of the Self the searcher overlooks the fact – and the teaching of this fact is made explicit in such Upanişads as Brhadaranyaka and Kena- that Brahman, the ultimate subject, pure Awareness, cannot be experienced objectively like a sense object, because it is Experience itself.

According to the second explanation in the commentary, i.c.. “samadhi is that in which one is resolved”, Gauḍapada is using the word samadhi as a description of the nature of Brahman, rather than the idea that Brahman is to be gained through a samadhi experience. In this interpretation, which seems to be the one the commentator prefers judging from his introduction to the following verse (“Since it was said that Brahman itself is samadhi, motionless, without fear…”), Brahman is said to be samadhi itself, just as the turiya -Self was described earlier as “free from all division” (nirvikalpa) (2.35). According to this understanding, the turiya -Self is inherently nirvikalpa and as such it is “samadhi” by nature. What this means is that the turiya -Self, as pure Awareness, is Experience per se (anubhūtisvarüpa), or in the words of the Brhadaraṇyaka Upanişad: “This Self, the experiencer of everything (sarvänubhūh), is Brahman” (2.5.19). In this statement of the Upanisad the Self is presented as Experience itself. Thus there are two views in Advaita, and at a certain level they are quite divergent: the first, more “yogic” view, advocates realisation through the cultivation of a samadhi experience: the second takes its stand on the Self as self-revealing Awareness, as Experience per se, and while it does not deny the value of meditation it looks somewhat critically upon the samadhi-oriented search for a special experience of the Self. I believe that the latter view accords more closely with the teachings of Sankara and his disciples."


from The Method of Early Advaita Vedanta: A Study of Gaudapada, Sankara, Suresvara and Padmapada by Michael Comans



Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Being Nonduality

Materialism is a great disease. Truly changing one’s metaparadigm from materialism to nondualism takes a whole lot of medicine.

Turning from the belief that consciousness rises from the material to the experiential fact that consciousness is foundational doesn’t ordinarily happen overnight.

Many people fall into the trap of just believing consciousness is foundational. Nonduality is not belief, but being only.

But believing in nonduality is not a bad thing. It’s just still a thing. It may even be a good thing, if you believe there’s still further to go.


footnotes

the language of duality is right and left, up and down, past and present, this and that. the language of nonduality is right and left, up and down, past and present, this and that. when you see nonduality on the road, drop it, kill it. throw away both thorns.

belief is like the water we swim in. the first stroke in unbelieving is understanding what belief is, and that it isn't.

in america, the trap of believing in nonduality is often accompanied by the trappings of some foreign culture where nonduality is not a foreign concept, like it is in most america.

concurrently while reading foreign works of nonduality, it helps to keep in mind that its intended audience was swimming in the sea of a certain belief system of its own. exhibit a: the great hymns of shankara.

one knows the water one swims in by attending to what one is figuratively breathing. another name for lucid dreaming is lucid believing.

the tool of nonduality is used to deconstruct duality and indicate reality, and not to idolize in any way. thus i am writing to my intended audience, myself.

god and ego are our co-dependent idols, my fellow sentient being.

1. nonduality is not big science.

2. little science is earnestly experimental.

3. inquisitive science is faithfully theoretical.

4. approving theory without inquiry is the definition of belief.

5. religion is big belief.

6. big belief is the latest synthesis of the most popular conspiracy theories.

7. meet the new empire.






Friday, February 11, 2022

Devotion to Reality

i.

Thoughts may deconstruct the unreal or point to the real, but thought is not itself real.

In the world, only love comes close to the real. In reality, only this self-shining consciousness is real.

At best, science deconstructs and myth indicates, but only one’s attention minus thought is real.

ii.

Some people find themselves, thru the evolution of life, at a place in which devotion to a single teacher is essential.

There’s the inner teacher and the outer teacher, of which there’s an embodied teacher and a teacher’s written revelations.

Choose one and give that your devotion.




footnotes

thought is the stuff of dreams but reality is not a dream, neither the dream called dream nor the dream called reality.

romantic love is affection for a thought-form. unconditional love is affection for a being. reality is being.

western science was at its best deconstructing the roman christian empire, but at its worst theorizing its own materialistic one.

on the other hand, myth is at its best pointing to the unbelievable truth, but at its worst becoming religious belief.

cause and effect, god, reality, revelation, renunciation, resting, self-awareness.








Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Cyphering Self Hyphen Awareness

Absolute awareness is self-shining consciousness. The mind is what registers this truth.

Call this self-evident truth self-awareness. The mind is the hyphen in self-awareness. And it’s cypher.

The absolute by the power of its paradox is witnessing itself. This is how the mind sees self-awareness. It’s everywhere!






footnotes


the mind is a mirror. let me count the way.

my granddaughter turned five last month. she's beginning to talk about herself in the third person. i love how true duality begins.

another name for witnessing is self-awareness (being self-aware). another name for paradox is maya (illusion, delusion, occlusion). another name for everywhere is (god, universe, the void).


you don't choose the way. the way chooses to lose you.

before self-awareness is self-consciousness. it peaks in adolescence. sometimes it ends in self-inquiry. sometimes it needs another dreamtime.

this afternoon was ice-out on the river. to be honest, i'm not certain there was ever an ice-in.


there's a lot of esoteric terminology for the common passages in life. do not get lost in this terminology.

by the time you're reading this, you've already been there, but haven't done the math.

do yourself a favor and know your myth.


after revelations come the footnotes. if it's good enough for the blue cliff record, it's good enough for me.

creation without paradox is like mental masturbation. it sure feels good but honestly i need the eggs.

the mind is your tool. identifying with the mind makes you its.


these are the gitas for 2022.

the full-tilt shankara bhasyas are the gambhirananda and the warrier.

an abridged shankara is the nikhilananda. the deep translation is the sargent. a modern advaita vedanta commentary is the chinmayananda. and it appears the sargent is there for any further language-specific questions.











Monday, February 7, 2022

Mathcitananda

Desire minus thought equals love. Love without a name is called ananda.

The mundane minus thought equals being. Another name for being is consciousness. Self-shining consciousness is that. There is no name for that.

Book knowledge minus thought equals experiential knowledge. In other words, the manifested material universe minus all conceptual names and forms equals the unmanifested that, i.


footnotes

if om is omniscient,

call me aumanandada:

if A = a - t then A + t = a ,

but if t = a - A , and A = ∞ , then t = ( i² = −1 )

and ( i² = −1 ) = m(a)yA;

thus if k - t = K,

and aum - k = I,

then I = aumanandada.




endnotes

in advaita vedanta, the upanishads are that which is heard—revelation. the bhagavad gita is that which is remembered—myth. and the brahma sutra is that which has been codified—law. revelation always comes before myth, and myth always comes before the law.


Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Heartwood of Nonduality

i.

There’s only awareness and self-awareness.

Self-awareness is the natural expression of awareness.

ii.

If self-awareness were a tree, being would be its heartwood.

And if being were the heartwood, mind would be the bell

iii.

of that experiential self-awareness

and memory, the rings within the tree itself.

iv.

Attention, do not mistake the rings of memory for the heartwood of being.

Further, don’t mistake the heartwood of self-shining consciousness for something other.

v.

Consciousness is awareness.

Nonduality is nonduality is nondual.




footnotes

divine imagination is ringing who am i? who am i? who am i?

materialism is not as much a theory as it is a postulate.

thought is the stuff of now. memory is the stuff of thought. ego is the stuff of memory. nirvana is the stuff of samsara.

there's no logic to life. there's only the story of its happening.

that the absolute equals attention minus cognition is the real mass-energy equivalence.














Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Math from Aum to Mu

i.

Consciousness is beyond all logic, science, and philosophy.

All of these are but appearances in consciousness, are they not?

Although some like thinking otherwise.

ii.

Between awareness and all thought there stands a gateless gate.

Call it maya, paradox, koan, or imaginary number.

Whatever, it doesn’t have a name.

iii.

An ego isn’t bad. It’s just the strongest thought known.

And thought isn’t bad as well.

It’s just this thing which gets in the way.

iv.

Ordinary attention minus conditioned conceptualization equals

absolute awareness.

Just do the imaginary math.













Sunday, January 30, 2022

Attention Crows


After your new metaphysics deconstructs your old physics, throw them both away.

It doesn’t matter how many angels can dance on the head of a lingam. That consciousness is the absolute is all you need to know on earth.


Morality assumes the personal doer but anyone with half-a-mind understands the universal is the only doer.

Crow caws again, the universe is the cause, and the universe its result. Thus crow caws the causelessness of crow.


Religions love their cells like people love association. There’s just one self. No one else can join you there.

Pay attention, children. Unadulterated consciousness is absolute awareness and attention minus mind is that awareness.


















Thursday, January 27, 2022

On Dream


The mind dreams before it sleeps.

Consciousness dreams before it wakes.


Because consciousness is sleeping, the mind is dreaming.

Because consciousness is waking, the dreaming mind is dreaming it’s awake.


The sleeping dream is free to change directions like a summer breeze.

The waking dream is set in stone.


Because consciousness is waking, the waking dream is dreaming with that power.

Concepts begin to feel so real!


Paradoxically, when consciousness wakes, the waking dream is seen to be unreal.

That’s maya for ya.




footnotes

"dream until the dream come true"

neither the mind nor the consciousness is dreaming. it is maya that dreams.

when consciousness is away, the mind will play.

dreaming is a spectrum from unawareness to self-awareness.

it appears awareness goes through all samsara to get to self-awareness.

you say paradox, i say maya. let's call the whole thing the one.










Monday, January 24, 2022

Attention Meditation

Self-shining consciousness is not a passive process in an ordinary person but one intertwined with mind moving outward. Thus, awareness and cognition equals attention.

This is meditation at its best. With attention moving outward like a light, don’t think about it. Attention minus cognition equals awareness.

And any thoughts that may appear, don’t think about them either. Simply let them disappear within the clarity of bright awareness.

This meditation is not a passive one of contemplation nor just sitting, but an active one beginning with attention moving outward as if the shimmering world out there is your ongoing creation.

Visualize the ahamkara of mind intertwined with nondual nuclear awareness. By removing thinking from the weaving, awareness shall untie the knot. There I am like a fountain of satcitananda.

















footnotes

consciousness plus deconstruction equals medicine.

attention plus the negative capability of myth equals self-awareness.

the ahamkara of consciousness and mind is not exactly bondage but certainly a gripping embrace.