Lack of doubt

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There is not an absolute assurance here, but rather a lack of unassurance. What is there to be unsure about? It is merely the absence of doubt, of floating anxiety, of the general sense of lack characteristic of 'me'. The need for reassurance is absent. All is silent.

— Omkaradatta

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Absence theory

Yes, that focus on what is not present, not needed, has been on the increase here. Nothing to gain, just drop the heaviness, the need, the person who wants something else. The notion that something is needed is the source of need. What is here in the absence of the thought that anything is being sought? The question 'am I happy?' is the source of unhappiness, the creation of a polarity that then must be resolved. Even the idea that there is something to realize is the formation of an imaginary unrealization.

Phroggy | Fri, 10/03/2008 - 08:24
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Absence of theories?


P.S.: "Even the idea that there is something to realize is the formation of an imaginary unrealization."

Absolutely agree. If anything happens, it's the unrealization of unreality ;-). The term 'realization' is really something of a misnomer.

Omkaradatta | Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:26
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Yes, I understood what you meant by 'the absence of absence', but I 'see' it clearly now. How wondrous that it is already here. Remove the clutter from the space and there is the space, where it always was. Throw everything out, and nothing is needed anymore. How rediculously simple.

Phroggy | Fri, 10/03/2008 - 17:43
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'Tis it... and reminds me of something from Niz (so what else is new :p)...

Q: If there is no such thing as the knowledge of the real, then how do I reach it?

M: You need not reach out for what is already with you. Your very reaching out makes you miss it. Give up the idea that you have not found it and just let it come into the focus of direct perception, here and now, by removing all that is of the mind.

Q: When all that can go, goes, what remains?

M: Emptiness remains, awareness remains, pure light of the conscious being remains. It is like asking what remains of a room when all the furniture is removed? A most serviceable room remains. And when even the walls are pulled down, space remains. Beyond space and time is the 'here' and the 'now' of reality.

Omkaradatta | Fri, 10/03/2008 - 18:17
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Thanks. Good stuff.
This really is a powerful clarity for me. It's right here. Where else could it be? The slightest movement of mind is a movement away from it, imagining that it is somewhere else. Like sitting on your couch and the thought occurs to find home, so you pack a bag and go on a journey. Hehe. Impossible to find, and every step takes you further away.

Where does this thought come from; the thought that something is needed? It's never really questioned. When that thought occurs, all that is needed is to escape the need formed by the thought, and so the journey to nowhere begins. How absurd!

Phroggy | Fri, 10/03/2008 - 21:19
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Omkaradatta | Sat, 10/04/2008 - 00:51