A re-post from the ranch list
- Thank you for this Brian, excellent essay from Moller.
Much depends on the nature and inclination of the investigation. If it
is purposed towards some final goal or pre-determined notion of
reality (non-duality), then the ego is indeed just continuing with
its play of
self-deception and thereby strengthening itself.
****** Yes, like I said, forget about any "prize". And this there is
the problem with all the gurus and teachers "hawking"
their "wunnerful" "color brochures" of "spirituality". They're doing
a tremendous dis-service. Like Jed McKenna said, who in their right
mind wouldn't want all the shit that they're "hawking". In effect
all they're doing is touting their own infatuations.
By turning the ego back on itself, as it were, the ego has nowhere to
go. Once it becomes clear, through simple self-observation, that the
ego is not just one single thought or even a `thing', but instead an
ongoing process of thought projection, this process itself becomes a
very interesting phenomenon to investigate. Observing this process in
action, seeing its results, living with its consequences, suffering
its very existence from moment to moment, such clarity will reveal
is this very process which is the `doing' we are warned not to engage
********** Yes, as I've also said, it's a "turn back on yourself",
without any "stake in the game", other than for the simple purpose of
observation/understanding. Hence, "what am I doing?" And shortly it
will become very clear to you what you are doing, you are "creating"
yourself moment to moment, and that's all separate identity amounts
to. It's all in essence, nothing but "suffering".
The clarity of vision is sufficient unto itself to do the work.
Clarity itself becomes the `base' from which we begin to feel our way
into a life less burdened by the contracted self-sense. Clarity is not
just pure vision. It brings with it the sword of real discriminatory
Intelligence which functions totally free from the conditioned thought
which has enslaved us for so many thousands of years.
**************** Yes, the "base" becomes "intelligence" itself. It's
a tremendous sword.
And it is this natural clarity and Intelligence which progressively
reveal the non-dual nature of all present arising and which alone has
the power to bring the contracted self-state to its natural and
******** Perfectly stated. It's a dissolution, not an "addition to".
Thank you again Brian,