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Greetings Ye Seekers of Truth and Understanding,
These "Private Postings" are supplemental to all of the other Light Mission endeavors to distribute information to Help in the Unfolding of Inner Awareness -- The Awakening. I hope that you find them helpful and interesting. Dwell on them WithIN and See what Realizations Unfold.
Truth, Fact, Perception
"Perception" is but a word to describe how we look at things, and has little to do with fact or fiction. The perception is either faulty or not. When our perception is founded on conditioned ideas and images and meanings and notion of all sorts that biases our response or reaction to a given Moment, projecting those preconceived notions into/onto that Moment, then it is a faulty perception. On the other hand when our perception is founded on no conditioned ideas or images or meanings or notions of any sort, projecting noting into/onto any given Moment, then we are able to respond to any given Moment AS it IS, which is not faulty but rather What-IS Reality.
Well........ if we had no perception we would not be able recognize cows. Well......... as you found out..... when the cows were on your tail......... you did not have much time to do much thinking. Thinking was of no value then. Actually thinking does have it's place, but thinking must be controlled by you rather than it controlling you. When you were fleeing from the cows, you were IN the Moment -- there was no thinking, just "this is what I must do NOW so I am doing it". In fact, you did not even think that, you just did what had to be done IN the Moment. A *response* to whatever the Direct Experience of the Moment was.
Of little importance, what you could have done or would have done or should have done. What is important is that you did what you had to do that very instant present Moment without thinking about the coulds and woulds and whatfors. Use that as a guide. Use it as a guide in dealing with conditioned notions -- do what must be done to let go of the conditioned notions without thinking about it. You see, you already know what to do -- it is your Nature. But you think about it first. Then, since thinking is the domain of the mind, and since the Grand Trickster has dominion over the mind, he says "na, don't worry about that trivial thing". And since it is more comfortable and easier to agree with him than not, you do. It is only when the mind is Silent that your perception is Pure and not controlled and manipulated by conditioned ideas and images and meanings.
Perception is simply your ability to Realize that there is anything to Realize, your ability to Understand that there is anything to Understand, your ability to Recognize conditioned ideas and images and meanings and notions of all sorts and let them go. Nothing to be free of or aware of.
Seems to me that rocks do it all the time -- free themselves of perception. But then again, I am not sure because I am not a rock. Next time you are out in the cow field, ask a rock and tell us what it told you.
Truth simply IS. But then again, perception also simply IS. So I would say that both ARE. On the other hand, it would be most difficult if neither or either were NOT. So I would have to say that there is a relationship between both, for one would be no use without the other.
Fact is Truth and Truth is Fact, but filtered by the conditioned mind both are Illusion for both are but projections of our conditioned ideas and images and meanings.
No memory, flawed or perfect, is Truth. Rather, memory is but a data-file of information. Not Real or Truth, for Reality and Truth are only IN the Moment.
The data in the file may very well be correct or Factual or Truthful, but is not Real so can not be Fact or Truth for it is but an experience of the past. This very instant present Moment is Real, this very instant present Moment is Fact, this very instant present Moment is Truth, all else is but a regret or a wish. Call forth the data-file to respond IN the Moment, but do not let the date clutter up your Pure uncluttered perception IN the Moment.
Ah, the crux of the matter. It is conditioned ideas and images and meanings that construct our perception and not that perception constructs anything. It is the conditioned ideas and images and meaning that we have to let go of and not perception. Perception is an ability that has evolved with us, not something that we added at some point. Conditioned ideas and images and meanings are what we have added and so that is what we have to let go of.
Judgement is condition notions, perception is not. Perception is discernment when the perception is Pure (unconditioned), and Illusion when perception is conditioned. Discernment is neither universal or transient, but rather the Pure Observation and Pure Recognition and Pure Realization of What-IS. Which is obviously the Pure Observation and Pure Recognition and Pure Realization of Truth. Which is obviously the Pure Observation and Pure Recognition and Pure Realization of Reality. Which is obviously the Pure Observation and Pure Recognition and Pure Realization of cows.
There is no *start* nor an *end* to Awakening, there is only Awakening. Each person is different, each set of conditionings are different, and therefore each route one takes in life is different. There are many route to the Path, but they all lead to the same Path. So to say "start here" or "start there" would be an exercise for you in futility. For the True *start* is when YOU realized that something is wrong in your thinking and behavior, when YOU realized that YOU were Sleeping, when YOU realized that YOU are a controlled manipulated automaton lead around by the *majority of consensus*. From that point on you must Openly and Honestly Seek for vital information that will aid you in your Awakening. Do not be deceived in thinking that you can *follow* another, for another's Awakening is not your own. I CAN help you, but I can not Save you -- you will have to do that yourself.
No one Saves us but ourself, no one can and no one may, others can Point to the Path, but we ourself must Walk the Way. It is the Slain who Slays the Slayer. For IN the Silence we Hear, as IN the Void we See, as IN Awakening we ARE. When one realizes completely the Awakening, he sees no object. He, himself, is the source of all things, and his True Nature is another name of the Eternal Divine Self. Material things and mental phenomena come and go like clouds in the blue sky. Greed, anger and ignorance -- these three foams appear and disappear like a mirage on the ocean.
If you wish to BE Awakening, you must look into your own Inner-Nature, as this nature IS the Awakening. If you have not seen your own nature, what is the use of thinking of Awakening, or reciting Scriptures, or fasting, or keeping precepts ? Ta-mei Fa-ch'ang asked Ma-tsu, "What is the Buddha ?" Master Ma answered, "This very mind is the Buddha". A monk asked Ma-tsu, "What is the Buddha ?" Master Ma answered, "No mind, no Buddha".
Life IS Life, and must BE Lived -- but must BE Live Purely without conditioned notions projected into/onto it. But *desire* it not. It is the conditioned notions about Life that is undesirable and not Life itself, for Life is just Life and nothing more or nothing less.
Do not *believe* it, but rather BE it -- for it is True.
We can wear masks for appearances sake, but when we can admit what you have admitted to ourself we have made a giant step toward our Awakening. Most turn away from the Mirror of Truth and deny it even to themselves. They can not bare to acknowledge who they really are. You have taken an important step Dear Friend. Namely: you have acknowledged Suffering, you have acknowledged a Cause of Suffering. NOW acknowledge that you have the Power to let go of those Causes. That in itself should be motivation to do something about it. And you obviously have the motivation to do something about it because you have come to me as a refuge -- which is another step toward your Awakening.
Undo the lock ! YOU have the Key. And only YOU can unlock the Lock. We must let go of our conditioned notions. Which is a most arduous task. For before we can let go of them we must Realize the futility in them. Realize the unimportance of them. Realize that they are your enemy. Realize that they are more of a burden than they are worth. It is like giving up a bad habit, we find it hard and we are always tempted to return to the habit because we *want* to or because others are engaged in the habit around us. But when we convince ourself that we are just going to do away with the habit come hell or high water, we get over the habit perhaps never to return to it again. So, look at letting go of the Causes of your Suffering as though you were bound and determined to give up a habit.
And Meditate -- meditate on this, and the Rays of Light and the Private Teachings. The mailings will not Save you, as Meditation will not Save you, but they are Tools to Help you Save yourself.
So, "where to start" ? Start right where you ARE this very instant Moment, for it is the only Real Moment you have at your disposal. First let me offer that you earnestly study and endeavor with all your heart the daily Ray of Light mailings and the Private Teachings mailing. Store them in a file for further re-reading, or even print them out. These will Point to all the answers you seek, but they must not only be read but Truly Understood. For when you Realize some answer you are trying to find, you must not only Realize it, not only acknowledge it, not only AHA, but you must BE that Realization from that point on. The Realization of Truth is indeed is an awesome experience, but what is more awesome is the Peace and Contentment of BEing that Realized Truth.
BE Well and Mindful Wonderful Friend, Metta, Namaste, Zikr.
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Greetings Ye Seekers of Truth and Understanding,
These "Ray of Light" are supplemental to all of the other Light Mission endeavors to distribute information to Help in the Unfolding of Inner Awareness -- The Awakening. I hope that you find them helpful and interesting. Dwell on them WithIN and See what Realizations Unfold.
In a real sense we ARE the body, so if we are pain and suffering the body will be pain and suffering. Yet when we possess this body, and the mind and/or brain controls it, then the dualistic notion itself fosters the notion that the body can pain and suffer all on it's own. I am sure that you have heard the expression that illness is psychosomatic -- much is psychosomatic, pain and suffering is just such a varmint.
Nothing is free when Sleeping, for we pay ourselves to the Grand Trickster. Freedom is when we kick the Grand Trickster out. Before then, our so called will is the will of the Grand Trickster -- which is enslavement by the Grand Trickster. That is, we are a slave to our own conditioned mind. When we kick the Grand Trickster out, we are guided by What-IS IN the Moment -- slaves to the Moment and What-IS, as it were. It is man's arrogance and conditioned notion of his importance that makes him think that he has a free will of his own. Do we see free will in Nature ? NO. All of Nature IS what it IS and does what it does because it IS what it IS. All of Nature IS and Flows with What-IS -- does what must be done IN the Moment. No judgement, no choice, no options, just BEing What-IS. It is called Surrender -- "Thy will and not my will be done". Assuming, of course, that 'Thy' is not the Grand Trickster -- Sleeping, it is. 'Thy' IS What-IS IN the Moment, from Moment to Moment. When we discard our conditioned notions we Realize that there is no such thing as free will, for All will IS the will of What-IS. So we simply BE that will, as we must BE What-IS. THAT, is Freedom. Freedom form the Grand Trickster to Dance the Cosmic Dance of Awakening.
What-IS is What-IS, so there is no room for opinions. Sleeping, we have many opinions -- all we have are opinions. Awakening, all we have is What-IS. Without the Grand Trickster controlling and manipulating our thinking and behavior, we are left to acknowledge What-IS as What-IS without projecting our conditioned notions onto/into What-IS.
The Great Path has no Gates, thousands of roads enter it. When one passes through this Gateless Gate he Walks freely between Heaven and Earth.
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