There is no answer to the question why but to say that it is because that is the way it is.
The game of the question WHY and the given answer goes on and on endlessly repeating itself and each reply gives rise to another WHY?, this is a play of the mind to keep its continuation because if that ends so does the one that believes it needs a reply to its question.
Once this is seen clearly the dropping away of interest in the WHY takes place and also the interest in the reply, when this happens one dissolves and only this, existence, is with no one that exists to question why it exists.
This then is sufficient.
Q: Why words of some masters differ the one from the others or even contradict themselves in certain cases?
A: The word MASTER is not always used in the correct context.
When you really begin to see clearly the truth of yourself many of these spiritual heroes fall away.
Many of them have had a glimpse at some time or other but are not settled in it so it has become a memory of something that the mind has now taken up residence in. The balancing of that glimpse into every moment seeing is not a memory and when talking manifests from that seeing it is very different from what many so-called masters are saying.
Talking from a glimpse may well carry with it some words that resonate but this is not the same when the words are arising from the SEEING of what one is.
In truth both of these that you mention are appearing as a reflection of your own consciousness, they are where you are within yourself, your consciousness, where there is still a seeing from the split mind as opposed to the whole mind. They are a reflection. Just be conscious of the feeling within yourself that you hold of them individually and it will become clear. You are looking at your own dream of manifestation.
Love love Avasa
Q: Is it useful the meditation to wake up to what one is?
A: Meditation is neither useless nor helpful in knowing what you are, if it is happening then it is happening, just that. It serves no purpose towards the realization of what you are but it may quieten the mind. It is not necessary to quieten the mind before the Self is realized anyway.
Your natural state, which is not a state at all, is what is present right now but if seeking arises in it as an activity of consciousness there is the tendency for attention to go to the activity and maybe follow it. In this case the attention is actually moving away from what is always present, the Self. So any seeking taken up moves away from the answer.
By simply being attentive to what is already present no seeking needs to take place but of course if what is permanently present is not recognised then teh following of the seeking action will probably appeal.
Whatever is done is not done by anyone anyway, it is simply activity arising from the stillness of Self.
If it is true that we are just awareness that recognizes itself through a body and therefore there is nobody, why even for you awakened people the pain remain a personal thing? Should not the self recognized awareness in the awakened body perceive any emotional and physical vibe present in these bodies as if it was managing just one of them?
And if there is nobody but just awareness when this body will die it will come back to its potential state? Because if it is like that ot is not funny at all. Should not this be equivalent to non existing at all?
There are a lot of ideas about what enlightenment is and one idea that accompanies them is the idea that once awakening has occurred pain should not be felt.
Pain is a bodily sensation and as long as the body is alive and functioning in a balanced way pain IS felt. It is an experience which requires a body AND mind to be experienced, what witnesses the pain however is Awareness, always.
The so called enlightened PERSON, of which there is no such thing, experiences things in EXACTLY the same way as any other human form whilst the form is alive. Where awakening has taken place there is no idea that one has something that most others do not, all that has actually taken place is that the background has been recognized to be what one truly is, the subject, NOT the objects that appear within it. This is always already the case for all human forms even if it is not recognized to be so.
Your potential state is ALREADY the case, it is NOT something you become but what you ARE right now. When the body dies you will be as you are right now minus a body/mind, Awareness is NOT a created object so it cannot die as it was never born.
Do you exist or non-exist in deep sleep? You ALWAYS exist, even when no objectivity does.
I dont know if it is funny or not but it is the way it is LOL which once seen tends to make the experience of Life more precious and also more humorous.
None of this (creation) need ever have taken place but it did …… so there is a sense that it needs to be fully experienced to the best of the ability of the body/mind . It is a one off, not to be missed, no rehearsals and no repeats.
Much love avasa
hi and thank you for your kind reply. you say that death is similar to deep sleep, but then you are confirming me that once dead there is still awareness but there is no self realization. this, i’m sorry to insist, it is equivalent to non existing. It remains to understand why certain people do have out of body experiences seen that as you say the body is the only tool through which this awareness can become aware of itself. I dont expect another reply, mine are just consideration. I thank you again for your kindness, and i send you my best wishes,
What makes death and deep sleep similar is the fact that what is present in both cases is what you see as non-existence. The absence of subject and object Is neither existence nor non-existence. When the play of the creation is experienced it is experienced because the subject is bringing into play the object as an activity of itself, the subject is Awareness and is non-objective in itself whether the world is appearing or not. When there is no objectivity there can be no subjectivity either, there is therefore no-thing, which, we name Awareness when it brings into play the objectivity of the world. Non-existence cannot be formulated conceptually unless what we call existence is present. When existence is no longer manifesting there is only pure subjectivity that is not even aware of itself as anything at all.
Love to you Avasa
I would like to ask you why I do have fear of dying and the staying eternally in the nothingness as when one does sleep. It makes me afraid.
If your attention was rested on what you truly are and not on what you have been led to believe that you are, which is NOT what you are, the fear of death would subside in the seeing that you are timeless, unborn and therefore unable to die.
The fear of death is not present and cannot be until the attention of Awareness comes to rest on the body/mind and forms an identification with it.
What you are is not describable as it is NOT a thing, it is absent of thing-ness. As awareness you are not anything that the senses can focus on or describe as you are that which the senses hand their information of experiences over to, you as this One are neither existing nor non-existing, you are just BEING itself prior to anything created. You are always home and going now where, just watching the play of time.
Take a look for yourself as ONLY you are the authority in this ……. you SEE the body, you SEE that play of energy that we call mind, what are you that SEES?
Much Love Avasa
in which sense?
because time ago i had an accidentwith the car when i was 18 and now im 27.
and before waking upi remained for ten minutes in that state and i did not see anything and now thinking to remain like that makes me afraid,
You were in this Awareness for 10 minutes and you STILL are, the only difference is that your attention is on the appearance of the world again and not on the Awareness alone. When the body/mind was temporarily not able to function correctly the attention returned home naturally to its source, which is what happens at the moment of the death of the body, and also in deep sleep.
The world then some time later reappears and the attention goes to the objectivity and identification happens. The world reappears as it does each day in your experience OUT of this Awareness, this Awareness is ALWAYS present whether the body/mind is alive or dead.
What tends to happen is that the Awareness when the waking state is present ceases to be conscious of itself in most cases and overlooking itself it becomes unfamiliar. When awakening, satori, happens it is this that stands out and is no longer overlooked and is recognized to be what one is and so the fear of death that can only be present when the attention is on the form is no longer present.
In that 10 minute period there was no fear but it returned later when the attention again was focused on the body/mind.
Once the Awareness is located, in a sense, more and more time is naturally spent including it in on the deal of Life and living, ceasing to overlook this that is doing the looking.Being conscious of this that is ever-present witnessing evrything including itself is enlightenment. One no longer believes one’s self to be a thing because it is obvious in each and every moment that one is nothing and as this one is going nowhere, becoming nothing, just being.
With Love Avasa
You often say STAY WITH THE SENSATION.
Staying with it, living it, instead of avoiding it even it is unpleasant.
Staying with the sensation does not risk to bring you to identify with it?
Identifying with it means to go from bad to worse…
in other words from identifying with the body to the identifycation with the sensation, with a state of being (I dont think you mean this).
Today infact Ive read an essay in which you explain better this art:
” So the reply it is simply to stay at the level of sensation that is there BEFORE the mental stories, that come from the story itself”.
That level that is before the sensation is Consciousness (feeling of being, I amness), right?
I expect (I dont know) that the level is also before the mind that give birth to that mental stories.
Therefore, neither the mind or the body (that is where the sensations are are) can lead me to This.
What a mess!
If we go into a story about something it begins with a feeling, the feeling is the root.
If we see the story beginning and stay focused on the feeling prior to it then things
unfold in a way that the feeling returns to what is prior to it, nothing!
Of course the mind will try to jump in during the process and do the job, just allowing
the feeling to be present without doing anything with it is the answer. Doing nothing with
it also means not wanting it to go away or unfold into something that the mind would
prefer so it is a total acceptance of the feeling just as it is. It will then dissolve and
the focus is on the prior emptiness.
The difficult bit is that it can, and does, happen but it cannot be made to happen, in
other words it takes place when there is no one present to do it.
With love Avasa
Dear Avasa, to accept this moment as it is including the ego, screams and cries, and all that is, what has to do with the bringing of the attention on yourself?
There is no one that can accept the moment but acceptance of the moment can happen.
When it takes place it does so because the attention is no longer primarily on the created object but on this that is prior to the object, the subject, the Self. Once the Self is seen the acceptance follows as a consequence.
When our attention is solely on the object there will be identification with the object and in that relationship there arises the game of a “me” either not accepting or trying to accept. Obviously neither of these can be true acceptance because there is a wanting of something from these taking place. In this there is the overlooking of the Self.
When the attention is on the Self there is no requirement for things to be other than just as they are because there is nothing to gain from either of these being different. When the Self is seen everything is seen to be just as it is with nothing to gain.
This is then acceptance.
With Love Avasa
“Also when the imaginary you feels to be hopeless and helpless there is just helplessness and hopelessness that is happening” Avasa
This is what happens, right here, right now, that a me claims for a child that “thinks” to be.,, it is many, too many years that i dont find peace in this reasoning… Then i am told that i must go through the end of the emotion that happens… To find out that everything dissolves into nothingness. The point is that it is right this the way in which (I) interpretate what it does happen… Meantime my life is broken out, and i dont really know what to do with myself.
If it is possible let Life unfold.
Yes it is a fact that if one can allow all that is felt to be felt fully it will dissolve
into non-feeling, Emptiness ….BUT….. This can only happen on its own and cannot be
made to happen as in Truth their is no one to make it happen.
There is nothing wrong with feeling helplessness and hopelessness if there is the ability
to stay with the feelings without going into the story that the mind for sure will try to
put to accompany those feelings as it tries to analyse what is happening.
This can and does happen but no one can do it.
Love to you Avasa
I notice from your website that you didn’t follow a ‘path’ but that awakening took place naturally, which is encouraging.
Once you begin to understand the Advaita message you will see that there is no path as one already is what one is seeking.
What one is is no-thing and it is out of this still no-thing the action of seeking arises with the intention of finding itself as some-thing so of course as long as the seeking continues then the coming to rest in what is prior to the action, the self, cannot take place hence the concept of a path.
We try many different approaches when we become conscious that seeking has begun and assume that what we seek is other than right where we are and so all attempts to get to what is believed is elsewhere in another moment are destined to fail.
That failure finally is the releasing of the seeking action, by no one, what remains then is recognised to have always been present and seen to be what one is. It is actually so simple but the mind tells otherwise, even to imply that it is simple is to imagine that it can be done by someone but it cannot as the idea that one is someone is what has to drop, it has to take place naturally no method done by the imagined someone can remove the someone.
I live moment of wonder, it happens to walk thtough the city and meeting people withi which i look deeply in the eyes and in those moments I feel like disappearing or sometimes something gives me the feeling of a recal, the trees or the plants give me a feeling of intense peace in the heart, it is like the plants or the trees let me the possibility open. The question is WHY WE DO NOT ALL EXPERIENCE THIS FEELING OF WONDER CONSTANTLY ALL TOGHETER?
I want so much to learn life!!!
a dear loving salute
This question is one I have asked myself for many years and the answer that has come is – because we are not yet ready to live in the seeing of Oneness.
It is strange that Oneness is all that there is and within this there is the deep belief in duality that is itself an activity of Oneness.
Oneness is therefore already the case and the belief in twoness is also Oneness manifesting.
When one is open and able to meet a new person with no expectations other than they allow the same meeting from their side then this is the very best that one can be in relation to the possibilty of the whole of humanity coming into this seeing.
Much Love to you Avasa
I feel all the pain and evil that i have done and it is reflected in the world, it is breaking my heart, i feel all the time that i let my God to be the best, i ask forgiveness for every war, that i amange to cause, i was just unaware. I have no intention to escape from this….. ALL THIS WAR IS INSIDE OF ME? a hug
Just do not take is personally as this war is in all of us as we are all the same One Being, one consciousness.
The desire for this craziness to end is all that is required for the gestalt to change so that a different way of relating will come about in the future.
The realisation of what we are is the fuel that gives this desire its ability to manifest.
The greatest good that can be done for mankind is the greatest good that one can do for oneself, realise what one is, this is the highest!
A big hug