Monday, August 31, 2009

Resting as Awareness

It makes no difference what points of view arise. In the moment of resting as awareness, it is impossible for there not to be a soothing openness in which they vanish naturally, leaving no trace, like a line drawn in water. At that point, in the wake of their vanishing, identify awareness, relaxed and enormously potent. In letting point of view be by resting as awareness, mental and emotional stability, insightfulness, and skillful qualities and activities become increasingly evident.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Instinctive Recognition

When there is instinctive recognition of the fundamental nature of natural perfection, there's nothing to do. All intelligence, all understanding is super-complete in instinctive recognition. Easygoing, carefree naturalness, vividly awake in every moment of the here-and-now. Completely secure and confident, impossible for it to be any other way. This is the complete confirmation of your condition just as it is.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Creative Vigor

We rest as the actuating potency—the creative vigor—of everything. That is our ultimate nature. The temporary appearances of our points of view about who we are, are fleeting. They are like a mirage or a hologram. There isn’t really anything there.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Life

Our clarified perceptions allow us to have a happy life. That is what it really boils down to. Wisdom is an entirely happy life. The power of maintaining awareness is immense. It clarifies all perceptions and this is very, very important in a practical way.
When we gain confidence in awareness, it has practical results on all levels of living. When we see the power of awareness, we are simultaneously seeing our own power to benefit ourselves as it unleashes well-being within us that we never knew was possible.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gaining Confidence

Confidence is gained through instinctive realization. It is not gained through thinking about awareness or through reasoning. It is gained by the direct perception that all points of view are equally pure, that everything appearing within the pure view of awareness is equally pure, and that all points of view whatsoever are inseparable and appearing as the uniform single expanse.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wisdom and Clarity

The practice of short moments of awareness is swift and sure. If a one hundred percent commitment is made to that, then a one hundred percent commitment is made to wisdom and clarity. By the power of short moments, awareness becomes automatic.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Timeless Awareness

Timeless awareness is naturally occurring. Its spontaneous presence is entirely open and indivisible, and within it there has never been anything that has appeared that is anything other than timeless awareness. The basic space of utter lucidity and timeless awareness is super-complete in itself. There has never been anything in it that spins out of it and somehow forms its own identity or which has power to do anything. Everything that appears within it is only forever timeless awareness. It can never be anything other than that; it is absolutely impossible.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Breeze and the Air

Points of view and awareness can be likened to a breeze blowing through the air. The breeze and the air are inseparable. Both are air. When a breeze blows, it is the dynamic energy of air. When points of view stir, they are the dynamic energy of awareness.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

As it is

Negative states are a very rich laboratory of natural perfection. It's a great relief to find that these negative states mean nothing at all. Their power and influence is completely over the moment they're thought. Continue on enjoying yourself; allow everything to be as it is. It's never going to be any other way! Relax completely and know that everything is okay exactly as it is.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Ease of Being

There’s nothing whatsoever that needs to be done about anything in order to be aware and wise. Enjoy the ease of your own being as it is, in which nothing need be done and nothing needs to change. All is known clearly and directly in the awareness that is the basis of everything.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Without Anything Needing to Be Done

Since the basic state of awareness is self-originated and spontaneously self-perfected, there are no causes or conditions necessary to bring it about. It is accomplished effortlessly in everything that is said, felt, sensed or done. The arising of thoughts and their being liberated occur simultaneously. Their only cure is their own spontaneous natural perfection. Since your own immediate awareness is just this and nothing else, you always already know everything with regard to it, so spontaneously continue on just like this without any effort, without anything needing to be done.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Zenith of All Views

Immediate basic awareness is insubstantial and lucidly clear: Just this is the zenith of all views. It is all-encompassing, free of everything, and without any conceptions whatsoever: It is pure, clear and ungraspable. Just this is the highest conduct. Without being sought after, it is spontaneously self-perfected from the very beginning: Its lucid clarity is without error or mistake.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Ceaseless Flow of Beneficial Activity

Everything whatsoever, no matter what its name, rests in a basic state of natural perfection that is of consummate benefit to all. There is no other way it can be. This is the way things actually are. Thus, our natural disposition is the benefit of all—without any effort, without anything needing to be done. A ceaseless flow of beneficial activity—effortless and complete with everyone we meet in every moment without needing to try. Without contrivance, without cultivation. We rest just like that, without effort—no achievement of anything necessary.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Like Sunlight Filling the Vast Sky

The stainless sky of natural perfection pervades everything with immeasurable, unconditioned, effortless compassion, love and exalted benefit. Wisdom, compassion, love and tremendous energy saturate all moments like sunlight filling the vast sky. Everything-all-at-once is pure, inconceivable perfection from the beginningless beginning.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Peace Zone

Wherever you are, by the power of gaining confidence in awareness, you are automatically being beneficial. First of all you are beneficial to yourself, and then by your own power of awareness, you’re automatically beneficial to others. You start to really care. You care about yourself, and then you care about everyone in a very natural way.
When many of us commit to short moments of peace, peace zones spring up all over the world like precious gems lighting the earth. Short moment by short moment, the whole world becomes a peace zone.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Perceptual Openness

Awareness is complete perceptual openness in all experience. It is freedom in immediate perception rather than being focused on stories. The whole field of perception opens up in timeless awareness to include all perceptions. We may find ourselves having a lot of thoughts and a lot of emotions—even very strong emotions that we could have never tolerated before we began gaining confidence in awareness. This is the source of compassion: to allow everything about ourselves to be as it is.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Everything Rests in a Basic State of Natural Perfection

Every thought, no matter what it is, rests in a basic state of natural perfection. You know this to be the case about yourself, so there's never any way to veer from it. Don't ever take anything that appears as evidence that natural perfection is not being present. Everything that appears is evidence of natural perfection, naturally present. Know your experience to be just like this and no other way.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Without Effort or Thinking

Awareness is as it is without any effort and without any thinking. By the power of one simple change: short moments of awareness, repeated many times, until it becomes automatic, you recognize your spacious nature. Awareness is not anything that requires effort or thinking. It is what is authentic and genuine about you, and by recognizing what is genuine and authentic about you, you have clarity and a balanced view. Clarity is synonymous with awareness, and with the increasing obviousness of awareness comes increasing clarity as regards to knowing what to do and how to act in all situations.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Your own Condition, just as it is!

Right here completely confirm your own condition, just as it is, through the exceedingly powerful means of instinctively recognizing the basic state of natural perfection. Confirm directly that your own immediate self-awareness is just this and nothing else. It is pure and clear no matter what appears. Right now look at the thought you call yourself to see if it is like that or not. It is now impossible to speak of not understanding your nature. Moreover, as your very own basic state of natural perfection is completely confirmed, there is no doubt about it. Since your own manifest intrinsic awareness is only the clarity of the here-and-now, spontaneously continue on just like this.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Complete Confirmation

When there is instinctive recognition of the fundamental nature of natural perfection, there's nothing to do. All intelligence, all understanding is super-complete in instinctive recognition. Easygoing, carefree naturalness, vividly awake in every moment of the here-and-now. Completely secure and confident, impossible for it to be any other way. This is the complete confirmation of your condition just as it is.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Like the Color Blue and the Sky

The points of view that appear within the pure view of awareness are inseparable from it, like the color blue is inseparable from the sky. There is no way to separate out the dynamic energy of awareness called points of view. The points of view are all equally self-presentations of awareness, and no matter their description, they pose no promise and they pose no threat. They are not threatening, nor are they something that is going to provide us comfort and well-being. The only place we’ll ever find comfort and well-being is in awareness.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Pure View of Awareness

Awareness is equally present in all perceptions; it is open, spacious and entirely expansive. It can’t be limited in any way. There is the pure view of awareness, and within awareness all points of view appear. The term “points of view” includes everything: thoughts, emotions, sensations and all other experiences. No matter what name we might give to thoughts, emotions, sensations and other experiences, they are points of view appearing within the pure view of awareness.

Although there are a great many different points of view that do not agree among themselves, ordinary present awareness is directly pervading every moment of the here-and-now, a continuous stream of unending naked seeing. Naked seeing and the one who is seeing are inseparable. Hey, you here, now you have called off the search, thus this is the beginning with respect to yourself exactly as you are, just like this.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Profound Indication of Natural Perfection

The profound indication of natural perfection is your own experience, just as it is. You are aware of your own experience due to awareness nakedly seeing it from within it. Since the here-and-now is aware, pure and clear, it is likened to the sky. The basic state of natural perfection, as well as being pure, is also intrinsically aware; everywhere it is clear. So continue on, simply remaining in the state of everything being just as it is.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Basic State of Natural Perfection

In the present moment, as you remain in your own basic state of natural perfection without constructing anything, awareness, at that moment, in itself is quite ordinary. And when you look into yourself in this way nakedly, without describing anything, since there is only this pure observing, there is found a lucid clarity without anyone being there who is the observer; there is only naked awareness seeing.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Short Moments of Awareness, Repeated Many Times, Become Automatic

Awareness is the key point of our existence. It is the key functionality through which we know that we exist. We wouldn’t know anything at all about ourselves without awareness. Awareness is essential to every single perception we have. In order to understand our own existence—our own nature—we have to become completely familiar with awareness.

As awareness is the basis of every perception, it is already naturally present. It isn’t something that needs to be obtained sometime in the future. That’s why the single instruction that is needed is “short moments, repeated many times, become automatic.” By taking a short moment of awareness, its uncontrived naturalness is guaranteed.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Natural Perfection

Know that natural perfection is the basis of everything, of all that is labeled positive, neutral or negative. It remains in its own space, it is quite ordinary and in no way exceptional, this awareness that is present and lucidly clear is ordinary awareness right here. With regard to its real meaning, it is just this immediate present awareness and nothing else. You continue on now, instinctively recognizing that everything is pure and perfect, just as it is.