What Remains?

It’s “mind-blowing” to directly see the tricks and games the brain/mind plays to perpetuate itself as a separate and distinct entity where none exists.

Shockingly, there is no path to traverse…where would it lead? And for who? And for what?  This is…what is…an uncaused, spontaneously appearing impersonal consciousness playing and dreaming an illusory and relative dreamscape as itself. Paradoxically…seeking appeared and searching unfolded in the dreamscape of the anita character as she explored the longings in her heart for Truth, for what is.

There is nothing or no one to attain, to become, to achieve…these beliefs are illusory concepts of an illusory brain/mind struggling to claim and assert a separate self where none can possibly exist.

As the Anita character, what remains, if anything could remain, is the dreamscape appearing as life.  Anita no longer has internal reference points…just raw perceptions appearing as forms and formlessness across an uncaused and spontaneously appearing infinite ocean of impersonal consciousness.  The personality traits and preferences of the Anita character are mostly still in play, even heightened, and are now seen as impersonal consciousness playing as as its own dreamscape.

Emptiness is nowhere and everywhere and yet a profound intimacy and compassion embraces the character, the empty fullness, and unconditional love and compassion radiate as appearances. There is no ability to be inside nor outside of what is. No-thing-ness appears as the illusory every-thing-ness as a seamless, edgeless, undivided spontaneous and uncaused dreamscape.

Anita’s human emotions seem to appear, even super-heightened, as is apparent when she appears. Her quirky personality is projected as the illusory Anita character…no escape, no eternity, nothing remains. Remain and remaining are concepts of the split-mind that lives and plays in the imaginary land of time and space.

If you’re living in bliss and nirvana then by all means enjoy these states of the split-mind as they are simply a few of the thousands of expressions and states of mind in the split-mind’s bag of tricks…ultimately as projections of impersonal consciousness.  There has never, ever, been a personal or separate identity as a self, as the experiencer of these states. Nor has there been any distinct states of mind, only the labeling of phenomena and noumena by a misperceiving brain/mind believing itself to be a personal self.

Unfortunately, many seekers are caught up in the bliss and nirvana movement and are calling these exquisite feelings “enlightenment” or “realization.”  Of course, these appearances of “enlightened” folks are unfolding within impersonal consciousness too… but there is zero possibilities for realization or enlightenment for any individual — there are no individuals – only impersonal consciousness dreaming a dream as itself.

How does a separate person reach enlightenment or realization? It’s ridiculous to think an illusory self in an illusory world can become anything, much less become substantial, true, or otherwise solid…though many enjoy drinking the new age kool-aid, wearing robes, beads, and creating spiritual names while singing kumbayaa. And this too is appearing as the perfection of what simply is.

The few seeing the illusion of the illusion mostly laugh and cry, embracing the tenderness and ache of nothingness appearing as an empty everythingness as a dreamscape.  What can be added or taken from an illusion or a dream?

Stillness, aloneness, aliveness, and amazement…and a loving sorrow are felt textural expressions of impersonal consciousness, but these do not flow through substantive indiveric-frommidual humans. Emotions, sensory sensations, and the projected brain/mind also appear as impersonal consciousness creating the illusion of reality. There is no way out… what is is illusory, but isn’t it just amazing how real, and tangible what is appears to be?

The paradox of what is is overwhelming to pilgrims attempting to comprehend. No individual preferences. Who is there to prefer? What is preferring? Yet preferring spontaneously appears, to nothing or no one in particular as impersonal consciousness. The illusory character appears to have preferences but impersonal consciousness projects the illusion of all.

How else can an uncaused, edgeless, choiceless, centerless, spontaneously arising impersonal consciousness experience Itself as self and other unless it dreams 7 billion interesting characters in a dreamscape of separation?

What remains? What could possibly remain or not remain in an illusion? There is nothing to add, nor nothing to remove, how could there be? This is…what is...as edgeless, fullness, seamless, center-less, choice-less, uncaused emptiness… and yet it appears as embodied illusory beings through which impersonal consciousness dances as forms and formlessness.

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Consciousness is Perceiving

What’s looking through the eyes claimed as yours? Have you ever questioned the nature of what’s looking, of what you are, of what is appearing?

Here’s the back of the book answer…what’s appearing is impersonal consciousness spontaneously projecting/flowing through the eyes you call yours, as the appearances of forms and formlessness in a dream of itself. It’s not really a flow, but it feels like a flow as long as the beliefs in time and space are still operable.

Perceptions and sensations are impersonal consciousness and it’s not divisible into parts or pieces anymore than you can carve out a slice of the sky. This is why there is no time and space, no inner or outer consciousness….consciousness cannot be divided.

Language, being relative and conceptual, lacks the scope to point towards what is as what is is non-conceptual, indivisible, and uncaused.  But what are we and how do we know?

We’ve been programmed since babyhood to believe we are separate…that we have a separate and unique consciousness, a personal consciousness within us – as us. Not true. What is appearing is consciousness…and it’s impersonal.  But when 99% of all humans believe something to be true, they call it a truth, a fact, a conviction…and it’s usually written in stone, until it’s not.  The world is flat, man can’t fly, we’ll never go to the moon, never a computer small enough to fit in your pocket.

Consciousness is indivisible, timeless, formless, limitless, infinite, spontaneously appearing and disappearing, uncaused.  There is no inside or outside to consciousness, nor is there a before or after…it’s edgeless, centerless, indivisible, and immeasurable.

Consciousness is not a person, thing, or thing, not a object or a subject… yet it includes and contains all things simultaneously as this unspeakable, unnameable unknowable singularity. What is…is a virtual reality of opposites/duality/separation and yes, of you and me.

The consciousness we perceive as ours and the external reality we seem to experience are actually one in the same ineffable, indivisible, impersonal consciousness. We mistakenly take this conscious to be personal to us since it feels as though consciousness originates or is located within the center of the body/mind. The brain/mind will argue otherwise, since the brain/mind’s main job is to claim a personal ownership of every appearance.

There is only impersonal consciousness, and it appears, if it appears at all, as shining and reflecting through infinite prisms or perceptual lenses as a dream of itself.  I find this fascinating and amazing.

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Nonduality Books

What’s reading through “your” eyes?

There are many thousands of nonduality books and teachers discussing Advaita Vendanta, Taoism, Zen, and Oneness, and I’ve heard and read many. The sharing of these learned and revered concepts is also, I feel, part of the perfection of the dream of what is and what is not.

From this perspective, it seems most popular nonduality teachers and writers on social media are not willing to venture anywhere near pointing towards annihilation. How might a seamless, edgeless, emptiness ever be parceled into bits and pieces, much less into bodies, except as a dream?

Even the writings attributed to Nisargadatta, Lao Tzu, and Krishnamurti are dead words and these guys understood and warned against swallowing words. Words, oral or written, cannot ever describe what cannot be comprehended with the brain.

There are a few that are good reads in my opinion…shown above in the pic, and listed below, but please question everything you believe you know…including the words of the gurus who think they have awakened. Would you pay good money to read about a mysterious nothingness/everythingness and here, now/oblivion? If you would, this website may be your cup of tea :).

Nonduality Books

The Perennial Way – translations by Bart Marshall  – Ashtavakra Gita and Heart Sutra in particular

Ask the Awakened – Wei Wu Wei – all books by Wei Wu Wei (Terence James Stannus Grey)

Sunyata – Life and Saying of a Rare-born Mystic – edited/compiled by Betty Camhi & Elliott Insenberg

Solving Yourself – Yuben de Wu Hsin – and more with all translations by Roy Melvyn

Perfect Brilliant Stillness – David Carse