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A Way Through…

A Way Through…

All the while knowing no words will ever capture what is prior to words, prior to thinking, prior to form, prior to all manner and matter of things. Paradox abounds and can only be lived.

Buddhism speaks of an auspicious human birth, through which we are able to awaken out of this endlessly spinning wheel of birth, suffering, death and unrelenting karma. Other traditions similarly suggest that our life journeys are, most fundamentally, opportunities to awaken, with lots of hints, signs and pointers along the way, for those who pay attention.

Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… Two

Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… Two

You do not actually exist in a dualistic world.  therefore “you” cannot “escape the paradoxical position of the ego.”

This seeming “you” who is asking “how” to “escape,” IS THE EGO.  An illusion in other words.   An illusion cannot “escape” the fact that it is an illusion.  Or in other words, illusions cannot, by their very nature (of being illusions), “become” real.

The Light of Consciousness does not cast a shadow.  EVERYTHING that casts a shadow is merely more shadow, illusion, beliefs.

First and most importantly of all, it must be understood that beliefs are not real.  We are free to believe in what seems or even maybe is real, and we are also free to believe in illusions.

Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… One

Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… One

A collection of my responses to various folks regarding non-dual/spiritual teachings.

God “gives” nothing, all is given always and already. In each moment everything is, and simply so. The foolishness that asserts “God” rewards for good behavior (and by inference punishes for bad) goes totally against the Prodigal Son, for just one example, not to mention every other teaching of Jesus, without exception. The same foolishness is also contrary to the teachings of most of the world’s established traditions. No mystic, […]

Sooner Or Later We Fall Silent

Sooner Or Later We Fall Silent

The thinking, relative, and extremely abstracted mind simply cannot go there. Nor can it adequately express or perceive it, because this mind is itself an imagined and seemingly separate object, and therefore has no access to what is always and infinitely prior to and greater than itself.

By Becoming Us…

By Becoming Us…

“God loves us by becoming us…”

As beautiful as these words are in their most obvious meaning, I believe they also include some deeper dimensions of understanding that many people are not yet able (or prepared) to hear…?

I believe they are also saying that God, and therefore the actuality and power of God’s Love, which is not separate from or other than God, is all about becoming conscious of Herself through, and as, humans…