The Youness of You and The Seer, the Seeing and the Seen – inspiration on nonduality from Scott Kiloby

‘The ‘Youness of You’ and ‘The Seer, the Seeing and the Seen’ – inspiration on nonduality from Scott Kiloby’

Scott Kiloby refers to his work as ‘freedom through non-dual recognition’. I like the crispness of that!

The statement below is by Scott Kiloby (I have added the numbering).

1 The dream self is created from identification with objects that arise. For example, you might think, “I am angry,” or “It’s a dreadful day.” But look more closely.

2 If you can see a thought, is that thought you? If you can see an emotion, is it you?

3 You are the seer, not the objects seen.

4 That which is seen is an object that arises and disappears — comes and goes — a temporary form.

5 You are That which is looking at those objects as they arise and disappear, come and go etc.

6 Even the notion that there is ‘a seer’ as a separate identity is an object (an idea) in awareness. In looking inward, there is no separate entity there. There is only awareness recognizing awareness.

7 Awareness is not an object. Your true identity is pure seeing itself.

8 This can be fearful if there is a desire to hold onto some identity. But it is absolutely liberating if you see that even that fear is an object in awareness.

9 Suffering happens when you believe that you are your thoughts and emotions. In reality, you are not angry. Anger is arising. It’s not actually a dreadful day. The thought, “It’s a dreadful day” is arising in awareness.

10 This isn’t about denying or suppressing thought and emotion. It is about seeing them for what they really are. ~ From: Reflections of the One Life, Sep. 4, by Scott Kiloby http://www.kiloby.com

I LOVE HOW POPULAR SONGS SPEAK ELOQUENTLY ABOUT SPIRITUAL AS WELL AS EARTHLY LOVE

Very little needs changing in this wonderful song to get it to refer to Divine love;

I coined the phrase ‘the youness of you’ as a response to the theme of Scott’s teaching – you can sing it to the tune ‘The Nearness of You’ Lots of Laughter!

‘The Nearness of You’ – by Hoagy Carmichael

It’s not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
It’s just the nearness of you

It isn’t your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
It’s just the nearness of you

When you’re in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you’ll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you (SEE BELOW for Rod Stewart’s version!)

MANY THANKS TO Peter and Pearl in Australia who send out a daily email that introduced me to Scott’s teaching. You can sign up as well – Inquiries: omniread@iinet.net.au – Web Site: http://www.peterspearls.com.au

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The ‘earthy’ Rod Stewart’s version of ‘The Nearness of You’!

When Oneness Becomes a Fundamentalist Belief

When Oneness Becomes a Fundamentalist Belief

The last few reflections have discussed how beliefs often fuel separation and conflict. These reflections are not meant to encourage you to suppress belief. Form is none other than formlessness.

To suppress belief is to deny the empty awareness from which it arises. Nothing is appearing as everything including every belief, idea, and view. What is being pointed to here is the seeing of how the dream self is born from identification with beliefs, creating illusory conflict and separation.

The view that “all is One” is a correct view relatively speaking. Stated another way, it is clearer to say “all is One” than to say “there are four.” But form is relative. Views are clear only in relation to other views. That is the nature of dualistic language.

The non-duality to which the word “Oneness” points cannot be expressed. In failing to realize the inexpressibility of non-duality, the mind can turn Oneness or any other spiritual conclusion (i.e., “no self”) into a fundamentalist belief.

How will you know your spiritual conclusion has become a fundamentalist belief? You will find yourself in conflict with all others who do not agree with your particular conception of Oneness. You will stop listening and learning, believing that you own the truth.

The pure seeing of identification with belief in Oneness allows identification with that belief to dissolve naturally. What is left is genuine Oneness, free from the “me” who would own it.

~ From: Reflections of the One Life, by Scott Kiloby http://www.kiloby.com/

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From Peter’s Pearls

Web Site: http://www.peterspearls.com.au

So the call of the Nondual traditions…

“So the call of the Nondual traditions is: Abide as Emptiness, embrace all Form. The liberation is in the Emptiness, never in the Form, but Emptiness embraces all forms as a mirror all its objects. So the Forms continue to arise, and, as the sound of one hand clapping, you are all those Forms. You are the display. You and the universe are One Taste. Your Original Face is the purest Emptiness, and therefore every time you look in the mirror, you see only the entire Kosmos.’
— A Brief History of Everything , p. 240

Form and Formlessness Interpenetrate Consciousness is the intelligence…

Form and Formlessness Interpenetrate

Consciousness is the intelligence, the organizing principle behind the arising of form. Consciousness has been preparing forms for millions of years so that it can express itself through them in the manifested.

Although the unmanifested realm of pure consciousness could be considered another dimension, it is not separate from this dimension of form.

Form and formlessness interpenetrate. The unmanifested flows into this dimension as awareness, inner space, Presence.

How does it do that? Through the human form that becomes conscious and thus fulfills its destiny. The human form was created for this higher purpose, and millions of other forms prepared the ground for it.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com/

I came across these ‘quotes’ If you have…

I came across these ‘quotes’. If you have a source for them please let me know what it is – thank – Roger

“whoever worships me in whatever form, I give him faith in that form and reach him thru that form”

“just like different streams having their origin at different places finally merge in the ocean, so do different forms of worship finally reach you oh lord..” another hindu prayer…

“as many as there are people so many are the paths to god” –sri ramakrishna paramahamsa…who is another saint gandhi was influenced by

A growing number of followers of traditional…

“A growing number of followers of traditional religions are able to let go of identification with form, dogma, and rigid belief systems and discover the original depth that is hidden within their own spiritual tradition at the same time as they discover the depth within themselves. They realize that how spiritual you are has nothing to do with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness.”

– Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

Compare wit this essay here – http://csp.org/experience/docs/steindl-mystical.html

LOVE IS RECOGNITION IN LIFE’S LONGING FOR ITSELF…

LOVE IS RECOGNITION IN LIFE’S LONGING FOR ITSELF

“You don’t have a life. You are life!” – Eckhart Tolle

Serendipity! Yesterday in our ‘One Garden’ group we discussed the area set out in the quote below and today this quote dropped into my inbox. It covers about every aspect of our discussion.

“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you.
You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.

It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.

In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality
as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form.

You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature.

You look beyond the veil of form and separation.
This is the realization of oneness.
This is love.”

~Eckhart Tolle

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“When I drink tea it’s very pleasant to…

“When I drink tea it’s very pleasant to be aware
I am drinking cloud.” What happens when you die?
by Thich Nhat Hanh

…….You may think you are still alive but in fact you have been dying everyday, every minute, cells die and are born – for neither do we have funerals or birthdays (laughter).

Death is a very necessary condition of birth. With no death, there is no birth. They inter-are and happen in every moment to the experienced meditator. For instance a cloud may have died many times, into rain, streams, water. The cloud may want to wave to itself on earth! Rain is a continuation of the cloud. With a meditation practitioner nothing can hide itself. When I drink tea, it’s very pleasant to be aware I am drinking cloud.

When you are parents, you die and are reborn as your children. “You are my continuation, I love you.” The Buddha told us how to ensure a beautiful continuation – a compassionate thought, a beautiful thought. Forgiveness is our continuation. If anger, separation and hate arise, then we will not ensure a beautiful continuation. When we pronounce a word that is compassionate, good and beautiful that is our continuation.

When a cloud is polluted, the rain is polluted. So purifying thoughts, word and action creates a beautiful continuation. We can see the effects of our speech in our children. My disciples are my continuation ­– both monastic and lay. I want to transmit loving speech, action and thought. This is called karma in Buddhism.

This body of mine will disintegrate but my karma will continue – karma means action. My karma is already in the world. My continuation is everywhere in the world. When you look at one of my disciples walking with compassion, I know he is my continuation. I don’t want to transmit my negative emotions, I want to transform them before I transmit them. The dissolution of this body is not my end. Surely I will continue after the dissolution of this body. So don’t worry about my death, I am not going to die.

Let us meditate on the birth of a cloud. Does it have a birth certificate? (laughter) Examine the notion of birth – the notion that nothing can come from something, from no-one to someone. Is it possible for something to come from nothing? Scientifically this is not possible………………

from a talk by Thich Nhat Hanh

http://www.plumvillage.org/transcibe/7-what-happens-when-you-die.html