If you are reading this, then this warning is for you: Every word you read of this useless print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think everything you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Move away from your screen. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Go out and fuck, move, run, breath in. Define your character. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it’s all about. Find out what you’re made of and what you’re capable of. Test and define your character. Be who you are and not that copy of a copy of a copy. It’s all in your head. Be without mind. Explore solitude. Take away all clutter and distraction. Don’t try to blend into the world. Be on fire. Do not conform or live a life of false consistency. Be silent, be god, be a devil. Claim your humanity, prove you’re alive. Don’t become a statistic. You have been warned.
The secret to living a long life, says Ukranian goat herd Grigoriy Nestor, is never having sex with women. Nestor is 116 years old, unmarried. “People that were not married like me live longer. People who get married just argue all the time, and that’s not good for your health….People who know too much always come to a nasty end. Better to stay stupid and not wonder too much about anything.
Nothing is permanent except Consciousness Itself. Everything, intelligence, sensation, the body, is discrete, without continuity or duration. Every momentary manifestation of every one of these notions is a fresh manifestation of Consciousness Itself. That each such manifestation seems to resemble its immediate predecessor, giving the illusion of a continuous entity, has obscured the realisation of this essential condition.
This reveals the full meaning of what the Sages have told us, and we can see that Consciousness is the only Reality, alone IS, alone is us, and that there is nothing else to look for since It only is here and now.
It is us, we are It, anything else is just an apparent object of that Consciousness, i.e. a concept therein.
At every moment and in all circumstances we must realise our identity with Consciousness Itself, once and for all we must see ourselves united Therewith, observe as the Witness Itself everything perceived via senses or mind, including that mind and body themselves, realising everything so observed as apparent objects within this Consciousness outside Which there can be nothing.
This is the transference of identification from the so-called psycho-somatic apparatus to Reality, but it is in fact merely the removal of a false identification and a return to the norm. Nothing any longer can be seen as from a subject, as the object of a subject that is other than pure and original Consciousness (Reality) Itself. I, we, no longer see, hear, touch, smell, taste, think, feel, for there is not, could not be, any I or we, which were only notions that transformed transitory objects of Consciousness into imaginary entities. Such imaginary entities were powerless to do anything whatsoever, they were only thoughts renewed every instant, apparent objectivisations of Consciousness Itself. ‘I’, ‘we’ were evaluations, notions, ideas: I, we are nothing but Consciousness, Reality, and never could be anything else.
‘We’ have no percepts, concepts or ideas of any kind, ‘we’ have nothing – for ‘we’ do not exist, only Consciousness appears to have them, and as Consciousness we know them.
Now that we are seeing directly at last – have we understood what we ARE?
That is the meaning of Vedanta Advaita, of the Lankavatara Sutra, of the Diamond Sutra, of Hui Neng, of Huang Po, of every explanation of the Maharshi.
Every authentic explanation coming from the plane of Reality tries to tell us just that. A re-statement, certainly not in any way ‘better’ in itself, but in current language, may cause understanding to arise, but such understanding cannot come from the transient phenomenal aspect of mind: it can only come if an intuition of Consciousness Itself finds sudden dualistic expression via the projected mind.
When you give a shilling to a beggar – do you realise that you are giving it to yourself?
When you help a lame dog over a stile – do you realise that you yourself are being helped?
When you kick a man when he is down – do you realise that you are kicking yourself?
Give him another kick – if you deserve it!