March 10

Mistaking Correlation for Causation

You pay complete attention to the world and you indulge it, moving from one condition to another condition. Flowing like a stream, you have become directionless, no longer focused in the recognition of the Source.
The outcome is confusion, a misdirectedness, looking in the wrong direction. So you pursue a state of timelessness, but you ignore the fact that nothing can happen except in the field of time. Outside of time, nothing ever happens.
Shankara had only four students and that was four too many.
Drop your demand for a ‘how’. Understand that the Self is Self-Revealing. No other agency, teacher, practice or method can effect Self-revelation.
The commercial teachers will teach whatever is fashionable. They’ll provide numerous techniques that produce a further burden which, at their end, don’t in any way lighten the load.
The rare, authentic teachers will teach the method that appeared to work for them. However, they too have fallen victim to mistaking correlation for causation.

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March 7

Wrong View

Your wrong view is that you have presumed that there is a single continuous body onto which the three states come and go. However, this body is an aspect of the waking state only.
The body, with its pains and problems, doesn’t accompany you teither in dream nor deep sleep.
There is no single, continuous body to which each of these states happen. The states happen to Consciousness.
You are that Consciousness to which the body happens, to which the mind happens, to which thoughts happen, to which the waking and dream worlds happen.
It is this mechanism of thought that creates the problem, but it can never ever solve the problem.
When thoughts become ‘mine’, problems become ‘mine’. Yet, this is like believing that moonlight comes from the moon.
If the solution doesn’t free you from the problem, then it isn’t the solution, wouldn’t you agree?
When none are me, when none are mine, where’s the problem?
Problem solved!

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March 2

The Fear of Not Being

If you continue to be unwilling to cut the rope of attachment, how can you expect freedom? These attachments to philosophies, to people, to beliefs and techniques, are all restraints.
You are struggling all the time against self-imposed limitations. You are hungering for some sort of spiritual attainment and there are many people in the marketplace, all eager to sell you solutions.
However, the only solution is egoic dissolution. Therein, the person who is practicing, and the process of practicing are both gone.
Yet, this ‘you’ isn’t willing to ‘go quietly into the night’.
The fear of your coming to an end, the fear of what you know as yourself and as you experience yourself, impedes your awakening.
Awakening is the transcendence of this fear.
What is feared foremost, even more than ‘other’, is not-being. All other fears are derivative. They ultimately produce omniphobia, a sort of an existential tinnitus, an unceasing ringing.
Not-Being is the source of Being and you are afraid of confronting It.

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February 25

Problem Solved

Your wrong view is that you have presumed that there is a single continuous body onto which the three states come and go. However, this body is an aspect of the waking state only.
The body, with its pains and problems, doesn’t accompany you either in dream nor deep sleep.
There is no single, continuous body to which each of these states happen. The states happen to Consciousness.
You are that Consciousness to which the body happens, to which the mind happens, to which thoughts happen, to which the waking and dream worlds happen.
It is this mechanism of thought that creates the problem, but it can never ever solve the problem.
When thoughts become ‘mine’, problems become ‘mine’. Yet, this is like believing that moonlight comes from the moon.
If the solution doesn’t free you from the problem, then it isn’t the solution, wouldn’t you agree?
When none are me, when none are mine, where’s the problem?
Problem solved!

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