Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression Home

Jerry Katz
photography & writings

Search over 5000 pages on Nonduality:

Click here to go to the next issue

Highlights Home Page | Receive the Nondual Highlights each day

#2582 - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz

In this issue are extracts from a new book by Gilbert Schultz. Gilbert has the gift of being able to speak plainly about Being.  

Extract from
"Everything is Clear and Obvious" by Gilbert Schultz

One must gently navigate through the erroneous beliefs and realize
the ineffable qualities of awareness. The habitual and dull pain of a
false separation from wholeness and a long-standing belief system
inhibits a clear view.

This clouded view can be cleared away.  

Love of being ? is the bridge, which spans this erroneous separation.  

We can simply open to the warmth of our own being and stay quietly

With a simple open view you may very well see clearly that you have
never been bound and that this innate freedom is yours.

You may also realize that this has always been the case.  

Few believe in such a possibility. It is not about belief!  

It is a ‘direct knowing’ of the fact.  

The fact of BEING.  

‘Being’ is present tense, it is always Now!  

What is it that is shining through the mind?  

Awareness shines through the mind and illuminates all therein,
without exception.

~ ~ ~  


The explanation of Non-Duality must enter dualistic realms of
language. It is inevitable. The best it can do is point to the
inexplicable. We need language just like we need the mind to make the
ultimate investigation.

The transcendence of the fixations with mind content is the aim of
any true investigation, even if that is not fully appreciated at
first. What answer could possibly come from the mind's content?

In a certain way, you already know the answer because you are the
answer, moment by moment. It is actually one Moment of knowing.

The mind may make all kinds of objections about anything at all but
the foundation of the mind is being -- is 'knowing'. You know that
you ARE.

Can we even separate this space of knowing into any sort of twoness?  

Could it be a boundless emptiness, which 'knows' all content without

Could it be that it is this stillness, which 'knows' all movement
without exception?

Contemplate this -- and you may see that you already know and do not
need words.

Knowing is instant. Words are secondary.  

In the realm of words and concepts, we appear to leave THIS immediate
knowing and enter a realm of descriptions.

In this psychological 'journey' of mind, you can only 'arrive back'
at the place you have never left, which of course is now.

This 'space of immediate knowing' has never left you.  

It is, in fact, what you are.  

~ ~ ~  

"Everything is Clear and Obvious: An Exploration of Conscious Presence"  

by Gilbert Schultz

top of page