Don't you know?
We’re loved, we’re blessed, We’re worshiped, we’re guessed, We’re everything and anything at once, Don’t you know? We’re great, we’re vast, We’re huge, we’re fast, We’re everything and anything at once, Don’t you know? We’re fucked, we’re sucked, We’re stuck, we’re tucked, We’re everything and anything at once, Don’t you know? We’re empty, we’re one, We’re darkness, we’re sun, We’re...
The end of spirituality
Student: Recently you were talking about the end of spirituality. What do you mean by that?
Teacher: Spirituality arises when we don't see oneness. So once you see that all is one it'll be the end of spirituality for you.
Student: But most of spirituality is about unfolding the truth, helping you see reality, opening pathways to liberation.
Teacher: That's all an illusion, it's manufacturing into existence what is not, it's sucking you into all kinds of fantasies. The truth is, we're inventing spirituality when we are not seeing oneness.
Student: All is one already?
Teacher: Yes, and you can't become one, like a subject seeking for the object of oneness. You as the seeker seeking oneness? That's an illusion, it would make two out of one.
Student: No seeking and no seeker?
Teacher: One is one. It is not more or less but one. And all is already one. You'd better start allowing the truth to come in, otherwise you'll be creating spiritual detours all your life.
Student: But a lot of people are meditating for decades. And what about all the rituals?
Teacher: What is there to be manufactured, to be fabricated, to be created, when all is already one? With every little twist and turn, every slight enhancing, adding, building up, viewing it differently, altering your perspective, changing your positioning, with all of that, oneness is denied, is driven back to some hidden place, is suppressed, is rejected.
Student: So spirituality is distracting from direct encountering that everything and anything is the one?
Teacher: Yes. Once you see the end of your illusory spiritual path you'll be returning back home to your true nature. And by your true nature, by reality, you're nothing more or less than the one, already.
Student: Spirituality is a detour that hinders me from seeing reality?
Teacher: Yes. It doesn't matter if you're profoundly spiritual or denying it at all. Reality is as is and couldn't care less about you trying to figure it out. Stop your spiritual bypassing of what is. Lose your spirituality now and you will find the truth.
Student: No retreats, no ashram, no guru?
Teacher: No. Only oneness as it is right now. You won't find this on retreat or in an ashram or even in the books of your personal guru. It's nowhere else to be found than inside yourself, for you are it, already, and everything and everybody else are also the one, already. One means just that: one!
Student: The world is driving me insane. All those demands, everybody is in need of something, the act of doing is predominant, just hanging around is obviously not enough. It's as if spinning the wheel without even knowing to be on that wheel. Is there any pointer to bring this to an end.
Teacher: Just stop being on that wheel. Hop off!
Student: You mean I could just jump off and abandon all the insanity? But which place will I be landing on?
Teacher: You'll be landing exactly where you've always been, in your pure potential.
Student: A place that came into existence before thinking about it?
Teacher: A place that is in this world but not of it.
Student: But then the interacting would be there again, for in this world I'm wandering around in a form of a human being.
Teacher: But the relating to your interacting is coming from that place of being undisturbed, from that place of formlessness, from a place where 'stopping' is not needed because never has there been any 'beginning' in the first place.
Student: Insanity is just part of it?
Teacher: Yes, a small manifestation within the vastness of pure consciousness, a morsel of insignificance within pure potentiality.
Student: This sounds abstract.
Teacher: Not at all. Just stop deluding yourself by the world. The world is just too small to become that significance of which you're thinking it'll be driving you insane. Instead recognize the world as a temporary manifestation.
You're playing your part, but you're unconditioned, undisturbed, already liberated and enlightened.
Have fun and be free!
And It is You
Humbling and mumbling, Rumbling and fumbling, Bumbling and tumbling, Down. Moving and going, Stepping and climbing, Turning and looking, Up. Grounded and bounded, Founded and sounded, Wounded and rounded, You. Dee and Lee, Chi and free, See and be, It. Down is Up, And Up is Down. You is It, And It is You.
Why we don't suffer
Student: Why am I suffering, why is humanity suffering?
Teacher: The reason is called reification.
Student: Can you explain what this is?
Teacher: We're giving it (whatever 'it' is) substantiality. Look around, in this moment. Everything that's coming into your perception is perceived as substantial. You see and hear a car driving by, you watch a bird flapping its wings, you touch the skin, yours' or somebody else's. You're giving all of it at least the sense of substantiality.
Student: Is this not what is perceived? What else could there be?
Teacher: The perception is directed towards appearances. You're not considering the insubstantiality of it all. The car that you see and hear needs a driver, fuel and tires, and something to drive onto. The bird needs the perceiving in that very moment, otherwise the sound of the bird and the flapping of its wings are just evaporating into space without anyone participating. The touch of the skin needs a feeling to it in order to be fully recognized. So all those events are not independent. All those events depend on other events.
Student: So this 'depending on' makes those events insubstantial?
Teacher: Yes. No event is existing in and of itself. Each and every event is inherently empty of a self.
Student: So all of our 'making it look substantially independent' is an illusion?
Teacher: Yes. And that's the very cause of all the suffering. Even the mind is not happening independently, and yet, we're reifying it, that means, we're giving attention to it, we're enhancing it, we're worshiping it.
Student: Then even all the disasters have just been thought into existence?
Teacher: We're suffering because we're believing in our stories. Take the story of war. Somebody or everybody is believing in one's own creation. Some politician is giving all the attention to one thought at a particular point of time, maybe triggered through a specific event. Within the millions of events, happening at that particular point of time, one event (or idea or thought or happening) is considered to be substantially big enough to be completely focused on. The threat of war is believed to be omnipresent. Fear is arising, is spreading, is being believed by the masses. All of a sudden almost everybody is believing in the threat, is isolating that threat of war, is literally building up the fear around that threat, is making anybody else believe in that fear. But remember, that threat started out of nowhere. It has been and still is just a thought. It has been and still is just developing into an idea or concept. And more importantly, this single thought of a threat is not existing in and of itself.
Student: So it needed the politician in the first place, maybe some media, and finally the masses to develop itself into a behemoth?
Student: So we're suffering by grasping onto a single thought, giving it substantiality, building up reification around it. And by isolating this non-existing event, we're separating us from the 'world out there'?
Teacher: Yes. We're suffering, but now you know it's just an illusion. We just can't accept that by separating out a single event we've started all of our own suffering, and a lot of our neighbor's suffering as well.
Student: So we're not isolated, we're not on our own, we're not substantial at all?
Teacher: You're happening because something else is happening. You're just part of everything else. All of what you're perceiving is insubstantial, is happening within a 'form' that is meant to be dissolved. All of what you're perceiving is in flux. You're in flux. You're flux.
Student: So we're suffering because we've been thinking the suffering into existence?
Teacher: Again, yes. The picture of suffering is just a picture. It comes with a flavor of negativity. It has been created ever since. None of it is true. It's all an illusion. No reification, no substantiality, no isolation, no separation. All is one and you're it all.
Student: Can it be that easy?
Teacher: Yes, it's very easy. Everywhere you look you see yourself, you see love, you see liberation. It's already so.
Now you are free
You’ve been engaging in the world, You’ve been analyzing all the injustice, You’ve been protesting against environmental pollution, You’ve been hating Monsanto ever since, You’ve been arguing with the Pope, You’ve been confusing yourself about starvation, You’ve been condemning the politicians, You’ve been despising the economists. You’ve been dying for the world, You’ve been exhausting...
Love is in the air
Student: I'd like to be more open, to meet people more deeply and more intimately, to just come together and smile, without any agenda, without any playing of a role. Sometimes all those serious teachings are so intellectual that I'm feeling overwhelmed, even scared.
Teacher: All the teachings will be unnecessary once you simply open yourself to your heart and stay right at the edge of your fear, at that point where you clearly sense fear.
Student: So not trying to push away whatever fear there is?
Teacher: Yes, don't try to find courage in order to manipulate your underlying fear. That's just acting from a state of fear, with some moments of courage. Instead act from a state of love, without any fear at all. Love is all around you, and inside as well. You just have to stop to 'unlove' your natural state.
Student: Fear brings me down to my knees, even to the point where I fear the arising of fear.
Teacher: Fear is a state of consciousness. Therefore you're not your fear. You're consciousness without any state of it, uncontrived, essentially pure. All imaginable states are included in that what you are. Just stop and see clearly that you're a thousand times more than your imagined state of fearfulness. You're that in which fear is just happening.
Student: So this state of fear is temporarily happening?
Teacher: A state is a state, coming and going. You have the potential, right now, just to be what you are. You don't have to abide in states of whatever. You're the 'including it all', simply by being the love that you've ever been.
Student: Loving my enemy, myself, my being?
Teacher: You're the love. Forget about love as an object. You can't become love. Love is in the air, and it has ever been so.
Student: Only love is there?
Teacher: Yes, you won't need no teaching to realize this. No teacher can bring you love, for you're it already. As being that love you're all around. Everybody you meet is that pure love that you are. Don't try to have different states of being.
Hug and kiss and smile and laugh! Love is in the air. You're the air, and you're the love.
Student: Just love?
Teacher: That's all there is! Just love!
Happiness, already here
The I doesn’t know, It’s seeking for happiness. The I won’t know, there’s nothing to seek for. The I is illusion, Happiness, already here. The You doesn’t know, It’s longing for happiness. The You won’t know, There’s nothing to long for. The You is illusion, Happiness, already here. The Self doesn’t know, It’s yearning for freedom. The Self won’t know, There’s nothing to yearn for. ...
The shortest teaching
Student: Who am I?
Teacher: The nothingness that is in everything and everybody, manifesting in you as your form of a human being, giving you the sense of a somebody that in actuality you're not.
Student: Less words?
Teacher: Outside noisy, inside empty.
Student: Less words?
My name is silence
My name is pain, My name is hate, My name is shame, My name is fate. My name is fame, My name is god, My name is blame, My name is blood. My name is silence. My name is love, My name is revenge, My name is above, My name is strange. My name is war, My name is joy, My name is raw, My name is coy. My name is silence. My name is tears, My name is curl, My name is cheers, My name is...
Student: I'm feeling so restless. It seems to be getting even worse, realizing that all the struggling has ever been completely senseless.
Teacher: The struggling is part of your karma, of your conditioning. The struggling is just intensifying when we're contracting our view to one single event.
Student: You mean we're paying too much attention to what we consider to be very important?
Teacher: If during the day, among the countless events that are happening completely spontaneously, our focus is directed towards just one single event, and if we're building up more and more attachment around the 'single thing', around our profound idea of something, then we will be sucking ourselves into our own struggling.
Student: So the problem is to narrowing down our attention to one thing out of so many others?
Teacher: It's not even that you do this intentionally. It's happening on auto-pilot, so automatically. All the events that are happening during the day simply occur, stay for a while, and then drop away. All of this is happening completely spontaneously. Just your ego can't stand the idea and tries to be in charge, to have control over all those events.
Student: But is there not some more or less important stuff?
Teacher: If all of your experiences in each moment arises spontaneously, how can an event in and of itself be more important than any other. It's just by attributing and associating importance to the specific event that finally the ego is believing in its own story about this event.
Student: How then could I start dropping attachment to a thought that just popped up out of nowhere and that made me build up close attachment?
Teacher: Since attachment is voluntary you can just drop it.
Student: I let it just pass through?
Teacher: Yes. See the singularity of a thought, of an event. Recognize that it has not been there before, that it was just popping up, on its own accord. Clearly know that zillions of other events happen in the same way, at the same time, but that just one single event got all of your attachment. Understand that the one event you considered to be very important is happening within all the rest. Open up your seeing to the rest, all at once or bit by bit. The narrowing down will be left behind. Your contraction will be dissolved. You won't be the sucker anymore. You will be smiling.
Blinded by the light
When we’re blinded by the light, like when we’re trying to focus our views more directly into the sun, we’re noticing that we can’t see that much at all. We might adjust our looking by just directing our views a little bit off-center. But still, even then, when we’re not directly blinded anymore, we are left empty-handed or dissatisfied, for now we won’t see...
Nirvana, reloaded & revised
Student: After entering the matrix of life with its ever-accumulating fragments, after realizing the underlying suchness, the untouchable and unfathomable flux of reality, after incorporating the inexhaustible incomprehensibility of the truth through rigorously following of the manigfolding spiritual paths, tell me, will there be waiting what they're calling 'Nirvana'?
Student: After reconnecting to former lives via deeply inducing in shamanic revelation practices, after thoroughly indulging into the archives of wisdom through completely harmonized meditations on mindfulness, after visualizing the inner Guru of the heart center as a portal to deeper understanding, tell me, will there be waiting what they're calling 'Nirvana'?
Student: After fine-tuning these inevitably important questions and presenting them to you as the teacher's latest bastion of the truth, after cautiously attuning the question of 'Nirvana' to a potentially reasonable answer, tell me, is this 'No' all that you will be uttering?
Teacher: Yes, as long as the questions are wrong.
Student: You mean my investigations in the question of 'Nirvana' might be wrong?
Teacher: Yes. You have to reload your understanding of 'Nirvana'.
Student: To my understanding, 'Nirvana' comes in the absence of 'Samsara'. So will it not be ultimately faced when all my internal suffering will be ceasing?
Teacher: No, the truth is: 'Nirvana' is 'Samsara'. 'Nirvana' is contained within the content of the not yet flushed toilet, as well as within the beautiful smile of the blessed child. It is contained within all the beauty and all the disgust, at the same time, and right now.
Student: But by the various ways of 'Samsara', couldn't we not come to 'Nirvana'?
Teacher: No, the truth is: 'Nirvana' is a void within and without. It is ever-present and of a nature of 'couldn't care less'. Once you see this, you too, are no longer interested in 'Nirvana', not at all.
Student: You mean once the illusory view about 'Nirvana' has been seen through?
Teacher: Yes. You are not going to believe in 'Nirvana' and all its associated stuff. You are going to have a big laugh. You are going to be free of any of those concepts. It won't matter to you anymore.
Student: Is this not a too fundamentalistic view, just to discard 'Nirvana' at all?
Teacher: No, the truth is: Seeking 'Nirvana' is insane. Assuming yourself as the seeker of 'Nirvana' is insane. You would have split yourself in two, like you and the one seeking for 'Nirvana'. You would have just embodied another role in your own movie, a role that you may call the 'Nirvana'-seeker.
Student: Then tell me, what am I if I'm not seeking 'Nirvana'?
Teacher: You are that all-inclusive expansion that in and of itself is empty, simultaneously. And all-inclusive means just all-inclusive. And empty means just empty of all the concepts. But it very easily and completely holds your 'reloaded' understanding of 'Nirvana' equally to zillions of other events. In other words, broken down to the 'Nirvana'-event you must understand that you are just 'Nirvana' as one of zillions of notions you may take.
Student: Nothing like 'Nirvana' to seek for?
Teacher: No. The end of all seeking! You're 'Nirvana' and anything else, equally and in each moment. Reload your understanding now and be free!
And you too!
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The simplest teaching
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Nobody will like this
You were told to discover your center, your midpoint of identification, the identifying point of reference. You believed in messages like ‘Stay centered!’ But curious as you are you finally looked for your center. You tried all sorts of teachings in order to find the very center of yourself. Sometimes you distracted yourself through various teachings so much that you actually...
Stay in the unconditioned
Student: I've been looking for liberation my whole life. It's as if all of my trying has been incomplete. It simply doesn't work that way. I mean it will take me a lifetime to figure out why I have not yet become liberated.
Teacher: A thousand lifetimes.
Student: Then tell me what I'm missing?
Teacher: You can't comprehend the uncomprehended.
Student: What do you mean by that?
Teacher: Remind yourself of the fact that you once got this human body and that, apart from formal conditioning like the moving of your breath and the beating of your heart, pretty much all of you had been unconditioned.
Student: You mean before I started to have a thought, before my mind dragged me along, before I was thinking 'I need to figure this out'?
Teacher: Yes. In order to figure it out you need to forget all the 'figuring out'. You may unlearn your learned conditioning.
Student: I should give up all of the knowledge I've been accumulating since childhood?
Teacher: All I'm suggesting is to not being attached to all of your knowledge. It's more like shifting your habitual attaining of wanting more knowledge to a place where this desire is no longer there.
Student: But my knowledge makes me self-conscious.
Teacher: The knowledge has not been created by you. You've sharpened your understanding of it, you've derived your skills from it, but all of it has been delivered to you in some form, maybe through a teacher, in form of a book or even through some insights.
Student: But I struggled immensely to accomplish this.
Teacher: Has it brought you happiness?
Student: No, not really. Sometimes. But not for long.
Teacher: Since all your struggling has been voluntary why not voluntarily having the experience of not struggling anymore?
Student: So without striving for more knowledge?
Teacher: Yes, without working on having more conditioning. Strip it down to that what's been unconditioned before. Reconnect to your being, to a time when you were free of all the conditioning, of all your ideas in the mind, of all your expectations and assumptions. To a time when you wouldn't even know of a feeling like anger.
Student: Wouldn't it be scary to go to this place again?
Teacher: If you're still looking for liberation you gotta go there. It'll be the only way to find out. Remember that nothing is more experimental than the experience itself.
At any moment
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The illusion of self
Just imagine that all you’ve ever known about yourself has been an illusion. Nothing you’ve ever thought about yourself had at any time any reality to it. You studied endless teachings but none of them stopped you from studying more teachings. You grabbed onto everything and anything just to not let go of your illusions. You heard about the Buddha’s saying of...