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#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.
"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,
~ ~ ~
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
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
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
Contemplate this -- and you may see that
you already know and do not
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
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