Welcome The world is unreal Inner Strength Be the way you are Where is Shiva not? I am not this person What is real Talks with Bob Adamson Clarity talks with Nathan Gill An ancient story Certificate of Awakening The Mysterious Stranger Extracts from Tony Parsons Seeds for the Soul The Drama of it All Clarity talks with Nathan Gill The Self-Perfected State Amazing Grace The cage of self-centeredness Original mind You Are That All There Is The existence of consciousness A myriad bubbles Beyond the grasp Selling water by the river Awake In The Heartland What is wrong with Right Now? This First Instant Peace of Being Talks with Ramana Maharshi All That Jazz About Silence It is all The background Seeing it Simply The Dream of Space and Time Discovering Already Awake Reincarnation? IN MEMORIAM Basic Questions Integration Simplicity One Essence Thought The Central Teaching Unity Knowledge and Ignorance Inexpressible Door of Nonduality The real "I" Presence/Awareness Awakening to the Natural State Looking for God Life As It Is There is only Source appearing Yearning for otherness Dharmakaya The ever-present nature Getting rid of the ego To Hell with it All! You Are the Self The Search is the Trap The Obvious Are you awakened? The Supreme Self Naturally Timeless Awareness The Absolute Seekers of Enlightenment Presence of Awareness I am... This Amazing Realization I am Life itself Awareness is the Source The Golden Eternity Simple Beingness The Boundless Void Self-enquiry Who pays the bill? Changeless Reality The Precious Treasury Transparent Radiance You Are the Buddha Beyond Good and Evil The real does not die Memory Seeking I Am The Nature of Thinking The Great Way Beyond na?ve affirmation Ping-ting T'ung-tzu Free will versus determinism The End Of Seeking? A Sharing of Timeless Being Present and Obvious Blinded by the Light Hooked on Enlightenment It's marvelous All the world's diversity There is no oblivion Direct insight Remembering and forgetting Letting go Beingness That which appears Manifestation of the Absolute Nothing Being Everything Consciousness This Radiance Benedictory Verse to the Self
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How can Awareness be present during deep sleep?
In the book Awakening to the Dream it is said, more than once, that Pure Awareness is ever present. But how can Awareness be present during deep sleep when there is no object to be aware of?
One way to answer this is by comparing Awareness and the objects of Awareness to hearing and sound. Provided that you're not suffering from deafness, the faculty of hearing is present even when there is no sound to be heard. When a sound arises the hearing becomes manifest. Just as the ability to hear is there, even during absolute silence, awareness is present even when there is nothing to be aware of. When this is clear, deep sleep is not seen as the absence of awareness, but recognized as object-free Pure Awareness. Image portrays: Dorje Chang Chenpo, Mahavajradhara, Great Vajra-Bearer Master of unchanging, all-pervasive, Pure Awareness.
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Clarity talks with Nathan Gill All I can do is to remind you of your true nature until it becomes simply obvious. We are all the very same one. Our true nature is awareness, acknowledgment of which allows exclusive identification as the individual character to be seen through. There is no awakening in the sense of some fantastic future projected enlightenment event. Rather, the simple acknowledgement of your always-present nature as awareness undermines the whole seeking movement, which is your agitation or dis-ease. Nathan holds his Clarity talks in London. For a complete schedule go to his site at: http://www.nathangill.com and click on "Meetings."
With Earth's first Clay They did the Last Man knead,
And then of the Last Harvest sow'd the Seed:
Yea, the first morning of creation wrote
What the last dawn of reckoning shall read. From: From The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Image: This scene depicts the glorious birth of a star from a billowing cloud of interstellar gas and incorporates imagery from Michelangelo's Renaissance work "The Creation of Adam" painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
The angels fly because they take themselves lightly
Inner Strength If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,
through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
then . . .
you are probably the family dog.
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