Tag Archives: Nonsymbolic Experience

Zoom In, Zoom Out

While the body feels good, anything goes. But really, once discomfort shows up in any form, it’s time to pay attention to what really matters. The no self business won’t hold up under any real unpleasantness, will it ? Has … Continue reading

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Waiting Room

sitting in the waiting room bright florescents overhead magazines (new) and TV (sports) one other patient nervously flipped through Cosmo as if she could flip away the reason she had come oncology, a popular specialty this century patients invoke the … Continue reading

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The Imposter

Who am I ? I am in charge of my life. I follow my destiny. I am someone who knows what he wants. I don’t know what I want. I want more. I never meant to get injured. I never … Continue reading

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Yet Another Room

For years, it felt that something was missing. Something important, even crucial. Emptiness. No-self. Dissolution. Stream entry. Prajnaparamita. Peace of God. True nature. Original nature. Spaciousness. Eternal Now. Certainly, it was not where life was lived from. And life hurt. … Continue reading

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Unsold

” I just don’t see what awakening is good for. The people I know who have woken up – I don’t see how this has improved their lives. ” – Zelda Riffing off Zelda’s comment … Frankly… Awakening isn’t good … Continue reading

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Who Forgives ?

” Who forgives? ” In the non-dual world, no-one does everything. Experience here bears out the veracity of non-doing. Life continues, without a symbolic “self”. Life itself is a collective, needing no separate actors; the “symbolic self – aka “me” … Continue reading

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Deep Listening

Yesterday attended a memorial. A friend had died, and friends and family gathered to say goodbye in each other’s company. His girlfriend had a lot on her mind. Was happy to sit with her for as long as she needed. … Continue reading

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Faded Out

Mind will latch on to anything to feel (and sound) special. Any story, quality or ability, real or imagined, anything at all. Truth matters for naught in the equation: ” I am special.” The feeling of specialness fogs the background … Continue reading

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Doing

Who does anything, if there is no doer ? The doer here disappeared. The doing image once held in mind – a little field marshal, strutting about, shouting orders, in charge – is long gone. For almost two years the … Continue reading

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Epilogue

Ciaran Heally, creator of the RUTHLESS TRUTH forum (precursor to the LU) urged the RT bloggers emphatically: “The Gate! The Gate ! Keep focus on the Gate !” I took this advice to heart, and kept VN tightly focused on … Continue reading

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