Sunday, February 23, 2014

Return to Awareness? This?

Din Robinson
from Peter Fenner's latest newsletter:

"When I write that the essence of Radiant Mind is “this,” you know what I mean. You know, for example, that “this” isn’t anywhere, and that we can’t realistically think about “this” because it isn’t a thing. We are on the same page together right now, the invisible page that encompasses everything and is the essence of Radiant Mind.

There is really nothing else to be doing but engaging with "this." The most significant thing is to stay connected with awareness and continue to develop our capacity to go beyond the singular events of pain and pleasure that accompany each day, and return more regularly and reliably to pure, timeless awareness."

when he says there's really nothing else to be doing but engaging with "this", he's still meeting you in the noise of your mind, what the more accurate truth is, is that there is nothing but this and within this arises the impression of a someone who can engage with this
Like · · December 25, 2013 at 11:50pm

    Soh Seeing an awareness to return to from singular events is to fail to see the true face of awareness that is not anything besides singular events... and singular events too are unborn, groundless and ungraspable. And any beyonds are delusions. Not seeing the empty nature of awareness.. awareness becomes another ground for grasping. Seeing the truth of anatta and actualizing the total exertion of events and action, there is effortlessly the full intimacy that is gaplessly arising as a radiant sound, radiant sight and completely alive and gapless action as there is absolutely no self or observer or actor besides these vivid experiencing/action. There is no one engaging with something else... nor is there someone passively watching things flow by in a state of dissociation. Instead there is only the full engagement and total action that is the activity of the whole (seamlessly interfusing activity) without an agent or self. Or a gap between doer and deed. This is not just a passive state of nondoership where things just happen but "you" arent engaging in it, which is kind of dissociative.
    December 26, 2013 at 12:14am · Edited · Like · 3
    Greg Goode I don't feel he's meeting me anywhere, but rather constructing a brand of his own and saying that I am already his brand. I also agree with Soh that it is unnecessary to add a "THIS" container on top of the clarity of events. It's also ironically counterproductive. Whenever you have a "this" you have a "that," which carries you right back to events anyway. Why bundle things into a single container with a leak in it?
    December 26, 2013 at 12:38am · Unlike · 5
    Din Robinson I'd like to repeat here what Shinzeng Young said in the video below:

    "It's good to have a practice that involves no choices whatsoever. Not even a choice as to directing what's happening in attention. Some people call this choiceless awareness, some people call it just sitting, some people call it the great perfection in tibetan dzogchen, or, the grand symbol in sanskrit mahamudra. There's different ways of describing it. I like to call it "do nothing", that's just my name for it."

    ~Shinzeng Young

    the whole point for me, is complete freedom, from any need to do, to understand, to express, but just to simply be... this involves not having or needing any preconceptions about life
    December 26, 2013 at 1:03am · Like
    Din Robinson I really like what you guys are saying about not adding a "this" unto the simplicity of what already is, the sounds, sights, smells...

    a "this" is just more conceptualizing...
    December 26, 2013 at 1:17am · Edited · Like
    Din Robinson that's why it's fun to share, happy holidays everyone
    December 26, 2013 at 1:14am · Like

1 comment:

  1. Soh, regarding this last Peter Fenner piece, you wrote:

    "Seeing an awareness to return to from singular events is to fail to see the true face of awareness that is not anything besides singular events... and singular events too are unborn, groundless and ungraspable." Superb and very well said! :-)

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