A Grand Opportunity
The Snake And The Rope
Nothing Is Needed (No Distance)
Without I Nothing Exists
Dissolve In The Seeing
Look at It
The Embodiment of Truth
How Does Identification Drop Away ?
Starving With a Hidden Treasure
The Pathless Path (Direct Seeing) #1
A Moment Of Awakening (Direct Seeing) #2
What Witnesses The Passing ?
I Is Always Here
Razor Sharp Enquiry
The Joy Of Being
Not Attached To Any Experience
Keep Your Attention Only Now
I Am That !
I Am That Bliss
You Are Emptiness
The Hum of Existence
Beyond Words (The Ineffable)
You Are Freedom
Infinity Or Your Bedroom, You Choose #2
Can The Seer Be Seen ? #2
Investigation, Not Therapy #1
What That means ? Is It an object ? Usually when we say 'that', we can point to it. But when we say 'I am That', that That has no form, it's beyong the forms. That within which forms appear and are perceived, but Itself cannot be perceived. It's like a knife that can cut so many things, but cannot cut itself, because it's one unicity. Or a scale that can weight so many object but cannot weight itself. Or the eyes that can see so many things but cannot look directly upon themselves. You also, being the one self, cannot see yourself, you're seeing from yourself. Sight begins after you, you are the seer of even seeing.
Can the Seer be seen ?
Any center that you find can not be the center that you are. You who see, must be that center. You are seeing from the center, you can not see the center. Any center that you see phenomenaly is only a phenomenon, it's only an apparence, it's only an image, it cannot be that which is refered as the real center, which is Being itself.
What is there ? It's not an answer. It's an opportunity. What is clear is that all of this is seen. That is a fact. From where this seeing emerging ? What is seeing ? No answer will be that. You must contemplate this.
Look ! I'm not inviting you to learn this, but to actually recognize this in your seeing, here now, directly. Otherwise you may leave here with you may call 'a better understanding' but it will not last. There's no one there to understand, there's just understanding, which flourishes in you as peace, joy and contentment.
Be still, and you'll notice that actions, reactions and interactions are somehow taking place by themselves, in the presence of your own seeing and witnessing. Give full attention to That within which this play disappear. What is That ? Is it something tangible ? That which is closer than intimacy, one with yourself. Is That a place of activity, or stillness ? Can you look at you, or are you looking from you ?
Can the witness be itself witnessed ? There's no need to get heady, it sounds like a crazy thing to say, but there's a power in this advice. That which is seeing everything else, that can it be seen, can you see it ? Does it has a form ? Remembering that any form, however subtle, is arising in the domain of that witness, anything that's coming, even the memory about yourself, about what you've done, memory is also on the screen, intelect is on the screen, this body is on the screen, your senses are on the screen, the sense of other is on the screen, time, space, actions, reactions, interactions, all of these relationships, there's coming up as phenomenons on the screen.
Allow handover your existence to existence. Just observe, and feel, but don't interfere, just look. Exist just like through your eyes alone, just watch quietly. Resist the temptation to formulate any conclusion about what you're seeing. Just keep quiet.
Contemplation itself will gradually softens up into pure silence and space. It eats up itself. The contemplation eats the contemplator. Only silence is there. If it is witnessed that even effort itself is only a mouvement, an invitation to participate in some action to get somewhere, and this is immediatly recognized, right here this idea of effort is burnt. It's burnt into ashes in this moment of seeing. Because you are just here.
Keep looking ! In coming to seeing, it does not kill compassion, it does not make you selfish, you don't go about saying "Well it's all an illusion, so it doesn't matter", this is not what you will feel. You have a unique opportunity to look inside your own being, and this is compassion already. With this seeing, this insight, this direct experience, something will become an instrument in service to That.
look ! Who suffers this fear ? Don't accepting just a mental answer. Really go into it, keep quiet, really stay with this question, watch this question, leave space for your seeing, stay with it.
Is what you are experiencing now, a state, which comes and goes, however enjoyable ? Then don't hold on to it. Remain as the witness, even of that. Is this an artificial state ? I'm not throwing magic powder in your face. This must be your own seeing. Are you under a spell ? Can you rely upon your own seeing ? Where this seeing, this introspecting, brought you ? What is revealed through your own looking ? Is this merely a state induced artificialy, so that the further you move away from here, the weeker will be the influence ? You must check it out.
And then, somehow, you may feel even the sense I am is present as Presence. Somehow you are intuitively seeing, it's not just thinking, it is like seeing, it's clarifying : I Am, I Am beyond, or whatever is saying "I am" maybe is prior to I am, but there is that which is even before there, but it is unspeakable when you're here. There's no references now that you're here.
If you see something, if you've really seen it, then allow yourself time to digest your seeing. Because too often something is seen, and that seeing is true, but what happen is mind quickly slips in and says : "Ha Ha ! I got it ! I've been there ! Great ! Thank you ! Tchao !". Ok ? And so it remains unswallowed food, kept in the mouth. When you see something, give yourself the time to really digest it.
That which is perceiving this, don't create any image about It, don't complicate it. Can That itself be seen ? And if it can be seen, it cannot be the original seer, because it will have some quality in it. You see, I've not asked you 50 questions, in fact we are narrowing down the questions. What is the most potent question I can ask you ? You who are perceiving everything else, you who speak about it, who are you, where are you, what are you ? Can you be perceived ? So this question you must accept and you must reflect on it. Can the perceiver be perceived ? Something happens with this question, it's not a heady number. What happens ? Can you be seen ? You who see even this body, its outer and inner functionings are known to you, you perceive them, the perceiver even of this very intimate instrument, can it be seen ?
That has no form, it's beyong the forms. That within which forms appear and are perceived, but Itself cannot be perceived. I already gave the example of a knife that can cut so many things, but cannot cut itself, because it's one unicity. Or a scale that can weight so many object but cannot weight itself. Or the eyes that can see so many things but cannot look directly upon themselves. You also, being the one self, cannot see yourself, you're seeing from yourself. Sight begins after you, you are the seer of even seeing.
And if I am that seer who is the witness of all phenomenons, am I myself phenomenal ? Find out. Can the Seer be seen ? This is what I call contemplating the Self. Can the Seer be seen ?