To Feel at Home While Living in The World

We as we know ourselves are the products of our own beliefs.

We as we should know ourselves are the holder of all beliefs, and hence essentially free and perfect.

This world, this human constitution and history, is nothing but a hearsay. All that is is only accepted to be.

The “I” which playfully entertains this hearsay called the world is that daydreaming God who wished it weren’t perfect and thus had something to do. Like a child who has nothing mundane to do but to imagine, the Pure Subject being pure and perfect falls into its own infinite imagination, as it were, from which experience arises.

There is only one “I” and one experience. Multiplicity is not to see the unity; it is of the nature of ignorance, like a dreaming man who sees the other as separate from himself, little knowing that the other, too, arose from the same dreaming consciousness.

To wake up to Reality, to face the truth, is not to deny the world and its existence. To be enlightened is only to be conscious of the belief-character of the world and oneself, to be aware of the fictional nature of one’s identity and being in the world. To be truthful is to know the truth; and the truth is that all this is nothing but a hearsay, and to deny it is still another hearsay. Love the other as yourself and do as you like. Look at the world as the Kingdom of Heaven, or perhaps as a free experience in Bed&Breakfast. Don’t fret over what happens, for you are not the doer; you are the supreme seers of all things, the listener to all hearsay, the spectator in the myth called human existence.

We ask futile questions such as “Where we came from?” and “Where we are going?” But we ask them precisely because we are never aware that our coming and going are themselves parts of the hearsay we have taken for granted. We keep repeating to ourselves that I had a yesterday and will have a tomorrow; but no one has ever seen a yesterday nor a tomorrow; then and there are the figments of our imagination. The myth of existence may be interesting to listen to but painful if we forget that it is just a story; however, it is not a story that we humans tell ourselves, for we humans are the events within the fiction; rather, it is a story that Consciousness repeats to itself and keeps believing and living it. In reality: We have not come from anywhere and we are not going anywhere, for there is nowhere to go and nothing to be except within the story itself. There is only the eternal now in which consciousness makes up this mythical world and objectifies itself into it as the human person. Consciousness is the master story teller; it creates experience in such a masterful way as if there were a before and an after, a here and a there, to it.

To say that “experience exists, or happens, in the world” is itself an object of experience. There is nothing outside experience, for outside something is itself a notion possible and entertained only within experience. But experience itself is not something in space or time, for space and time are defined and understood only within experience. It is in this sense that the Pure Subject, the sole subject of experience, our true Self, has not come from anywhere and is going nowhere; it is immortal and ever present, for it is presence itself. It is not that it endures forever, for it is outside time and all endurance; it is ever free from all bondage, for it is the very condition and Ground of all spatiotemporal possibilities.

Each “I” experienced in the world is a ray emanating from the One Pure Subject. Failing to directly perceive this Subject we think there are many egos, but once we perform that Sacred Rite of Passage which wakes us up we will be instantly reduced to that Pure Subject; such Reduction is the natural aftermath of the extinction of ego. Again, it is not that we become or fall into the Pure Subject; we are It and we have never been other than It; we had only forgotten our identity.

Upon dying to the ego we find ourselves at the very edge of Pure Experience, in the absolute void; we witness for the first time, in shock and bewilderment, the birth of the world which is a continual event at whose horizon we have been standing from eternity to eternity, for we are the Sole Dweller of The Void. Then and only then we truly see that we are the very goal, the very end, the very point of Being and Nothingness.

11 thoughts on “To Feel at Home While Living in The World

  1. But am I merely a “spectator in the myth called human existence” or am I a player?

    Should I abandon the material world and spend my waking hours meditating before a blank wall like a Zen practitioner of old?

    Or should I be as fully involved with this phenomenal world and with “others” as I can be?

    Do I have a choice? Does it matter?

    I have my answers to these questions but they are mine alone.

    Thank you for this blog!

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    1. My own preference is active indifference. Doing whatever we like to do but being detached from whatever happens. As human persons we are players but as the experiencing consocusness we are pure witness. Our humanity is part of the world and not us. Thus I would say just live as we like but never take it too serious. This of course depends the degree to which things of this world interest us. Now the choice for us to be actively indifferent or entangled in the world results in our own peace or suffering, respectively.

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      1. I like your thinking here, indifference has a certain type of power in life. A skilled negotiator is often trained that there is no more powerful position than indifference; detachment fosters clear thinking, passion can cloud judgement.

        Yet, the execution seems illusive to me at times. How can you “like” anything and be detached from the outcome of its pursuit? This position seems to complicate the enjoyment of any experience.

        Can you comment on embracing detachment?

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      2. Sorry if I get back to you late. The difficulty of embracing detachment comes from our modern point of view of seeing and conducting ourselves as mere psycho-physical rather than spiritual beings. Human as such can never be truly indifferent because to be human means to be interested in the world in one way or another; human indifference is itself a mode of relationship we can have with the world. The kind of detachment and indifference that we ought to have is spiritual one. But this is possible only if we perceive ourselves as spiritual beings and live life accordingly. From that spiritual life we can enter into a zone of consciousness in which we can enjoy life without being attached to it. Children are like that, though they need not have intellectual convictions about their spirituality. The idea, very important, is that detachment is not same as not feeling good or bad but rather not being attached it in the sense that the moment happiness is gone we will still be at peace. We can do this if and only if we realize that peace is better and more permanent than pleasure. Pain and suffering are indispensable parts of body and mind; we never become free of them till we are alive; but we can become detached from them; it happens when we realize we are other than body and mind, and hence essentially unperturbed by pain and suffering. Besides children, another case would be when we are watching a movie; during it we naturally experience feelings, may cry or laugh but never panic; though emotional we are still conscious that it is a movie; and after the movie we don’t very much identify with those emotions; real life takes over soon. Now if spiritual life becomes our real life and we understand ourselves as spirit, or pure consciousness, etc. then we undergo life and all its ups and down, and even enjoy it more maybe, while understanding it is all a movie we are watching. So I would say that spiritual detachment is a state of consciousness or awareness about our spiritual essence and origin. But we cannot stay in that zone if we don’t practice it or avoid certain lifestyle. If we are to give priority to our spiritual nature, then we must think about it more than we do about our worldly life. But as you said it is at first a difficult zone to find; it cannot be done from a strictly human perspective; we must experience our spirituality first, whether through meditation or whatever practices. I cannot say more as I cannot say that I am myself in that zone always.

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    1. I believe the whole problems of the world arise from one fundamental choice that people must make: Peace or Pleasure. Peace comes from detachment and pleasure from attachment; peace unites and pleasure divides. When we collectively choose peace over pleasure, then the world may be better.

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