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Old 05-06-2019, 12:00 PM
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Life as it happens

In our default, narrative oriented, intellect and memory, we tend to think of ourselves in terms of horizontal time-lines which stretch back through the past and forwards towards the future. Each line drags its extended past-self around with it. Each line is separate.

On inspection this can be seen to be a misapprehension - created by and sustained in the mind. Presently - in exactly THIS… NOW… this horizontal time-line version of you has no actual existence (though the mind may insist that it has*.) Instead, the semblance of a ‘you’ that can be found is simultaneous with everything (it’s in this sense that we can frame the concept of no-self), there is no separate, fragmentary, horizontally-extended ‘you’. There is THIS - yes, exactly THIS in which the ‘activity’ of a body-mind-personality (the ‘you’ of thought) is co-arising and is co-existent with the Totality.

When we give up pretending that anything but the present is real - when we stop investing in an imaginary past and future fantasies - we become consciously aligned with the ineffable intelligence of Life as it happens - and from here it may dawn that this (THIS) is all there is.



* This is not to deny that forms have a history, a past-story.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:27 PM
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On the same reasoning, is there no space, are there no planes of existence?
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:35 PM
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On the same reasoning, is there no space, are there no planes of existence?

Hello Inavalan

Whether they exist or not doesn’t concern me here - I’m not making a claim about the ontological nature of time or any other such narratives. This is about a felt-sense realisation that anyone can (at least) get a taste of - actually, every little child already knows this (but can’t yet articulate it) and as they grow they become conditioned out of it.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:45 AM
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Can we take it to mean by what you say that in a continuum of consciousness renewal without memory drawn perception, interpretation, anticipation or colouration we be fully present as a pristine awareness simply flowing unresistant & unclinging in the everlasting now?

Or in other words ... a continuum of meditation

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Old 06-06-2019, 10:55 AM
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Or in other words ... a continuum of meditation

When we are deeply present with - and awake to - the actuality of what is - as it is - we may begin to see through our limited identified state and recognise that right now there is nothing… but everything - the ineffable singularity which pervades all things. This realisation is ‘experiential’ not intellectual - it’s a felt-sense, a living truth. It’s here, now, this… without a second. The mind overlooks or over analyses it. Come out of mind/intellect and here it is - it’s already the case. It can’t be reduced to, or represented by, symbols, concepts or ideas it has to be realised (actualised/lived) now… and now.

This actualisation could, indeed, be referred to as a continuum of meditation.

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