Saturday, September 16, 2006

All you need is to keep quietly alert,
enquiring into the real

nature of yourself.
This is the only way to peace.
The real exists and is of the nature
of witness-consciousness.

Of course it is beyond the witness,
but to enter it one must first

realize the state of pure witnessing....
The witness is the
reflection of the real in all its purity....

The state of witnessing is full of power.

There are no conditions to fulfill.
There is nothing to be done,

nothing to be given up.
Just look and remember whatever you
is not you, nor yours.
It is there in the field of consciousness,

but you are not the field and its contents,
nor even the knower of
the field. It is your
idea that you have to do things that entangle

you in results of your efforts-the motive,
the desire, the failure
to achieve, the sense of
frustration- all this holds you back.

Simply look at whatever happens and know
that you are beyond it.

You need not get at it (Enlightenment),
for you are it. It will get
at you, if you give
it a chance. Let go your attachment to the

unreal and the real will swiftly and smoothly
slip into its own.

Stop imagining yourself being or doing this
or that and the
realization that you are the
source and heart of all will dawn upon

you. With this will come great love which is
not choice or
predilection, nor attachment,
but a power which makes all things
love - worthy
and lovable.

Discover all you are not. Body, feelings, thoughts,
ideas, time,
space, being and not being, this or
that - nothing concrete or
abstract you can point
out to is you. You must watch yourself

continuously - particularly your mind - moment
by moment, missing
nothing. This witnessing is
essential for the separation of the self
from the
not-self aware of that state which is only,

simply being, without being this or that or the other.

Thoughts on Awareness by Nisargadatta Maharaj

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