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This is a demonstration of one of the LIVING INQUIRIES by Scott Kiloby. Watch as Scott takes Elizabeth through the "Unfindable Inquiry" in this private session. In sessions the client tries to find the "invisible self" using the UI. They cannot find it and so they find a release from that core sense of self. *These inquiries invite us to notice when we are experiencing separate objects and then actively inquire into what thoughts, emotions, and sensations make up the object. In looking for the separate object (but only finding individual arisings such as thoughts, emotions, and sensation), we see through the belief in separation—through the belief that there is a separate object there at all. Come and explore these inquiries with us!
What happens when we no longer try to medicate pain and it's fully allowed to be? That changes everything in relationship. We go from believing that love is contained in only certain people or things, to seeing it everywhere. Let this be an invitation to take the words beyond just some trite spiritual saying, and to find this actually showing up in experience.
The sense of a separate, deficient self shows up in all sorts of ways in our lives, mainly in relationship. Instead of trying to fix everyone else or seek love and other things from them, the invitation here is to go deeper into a present seeing of the emptiness of the deficient self, no matter how it shows up (e.g. "I'm not good enough," "I'm unlovable," "I'm imperfect.")
Take a good look at present experience and see that there is nothing to seek.
This video is a very basic and straightforward pointing to seeing through the illusory thought-based self, sometimes called "ego." It gives a description of what presence is in relation to that false self.
This is a continuation of the pointing in Basics Part 1.
When we no longer turn away from emotions and instead, let them be as they are, we see that emotions are already the completeness of experience.
This is an interview with Scott from Buddha at the Gas Pump. In this interview, Scott explains the full message of awakening, to be both not of the world and in the world.
Stillnessspeaks.com just interviewed Scott. The full video is coming out soon. Here is a clip on DIS-ease.
Simple, direct talk about spiritual awakening. How we avoid it and how we find it as already here (presence itself).
In this video, Richard and I stretch beyond the normal reaches of awareness language, into how deep one's realization can go, including relationship and the world, as illusory as it is.
We look for love outside ourselves because of a sense of incompleteness. Completeness is always with us, if we just look in a different way. This changes everything!
The Middle Way is freedom from dualistic extremes. It is freedom from fixed viewpoints about yourself, others, and the world. But it is also freedom from fixed viewpoints that there is no self, no other, and no world. It is freedom from fixed views such as "everything exists separately" and "nothing exists." Freedom from "I am a separate person" and from "All is Oneness," as fixed views. It is freedom from personal viewpoints and impersonal viewpoints. It is freedom from relying exclusively on thinking in your life. Yet it is freedom from denying thought altogether. The Middle Way is, ultimately, the view of this site and Scott's message. Scott's Living Realization text is a Middle Way view. When you have no fixed conception of reality, every viewpoint is allowed to be just as it is. You are not stuck in the belief in separation, yet you do not deny conventional existence. All of this may or may not sound really heavy, conceptual, or transcendent, but it is what the great traditions have talked about for centuries. In Zen, it is the "return to the marketplace." In Advaita, it is Shankara's "Brahman is the World." And in Buddhism, it is the Middle Way. In the Middle Way, love, compassion, joy, peace, and freedom are your constant companions.
Second video in a two part series, view Part 1 first
While Scott was in London in August 2010, he was interviewed by the gracious folks at Conscious TV. Take a look.
When words like silence, awareness, and consciousness are still mental positions. Seeing through those positions can be challenging but freeing
Part 2 in a two part series called "Disappearing"
This is the simplest thing, so simple that a concept can never grasp it. What you are is the awake space that is looking now. The content of awareness is not what you are. Therefore, the constant looking back into past to measure whether you are better or more at peace now than you were back then just strengthens ego. And projecting forward to a time when you believe you will be freer or more at peace does the same. This measuring back and projecting forward is the content of awareness. It is the time-bound, thought-based false self. What is being pointed to here is the awareness in which content arises. That awareness is what you really are. In that recognition, all personal seeking and suffering ends. Nothing is carried over in time. Everything is allowed to be just as it is, right now. This is total and complete acceptance and love of what is.
A plain english translation of Shankara's quote: The world is an illusion. Only Brahman is real. Brahman is the world.
Part 2 of this series.
Part 3 of this series
Insights are great. Traditions and frameworks within which we talk about spiritual realization are great. Emptiness is an important insight. Awareness is a great pointer. Zen, Advaita, pluralism, etc are all great. And so are apples, dogs, ghosts, rock music and other things. Freedom is no longer absolutizing viewpoints.
Scott uses a white sheet of paper with dots on it to illustrate why suffering, seeking, and conflict happen. The white page represents your primary identity as unmoving, unchanging non-dual awareness. The dots represents the forms that appear and disappear from awareness including thoughts, emotions, states, and experiences. Suffering, seeking, and conflict result from an identity crisis, from awareness identifying with the temporary dots (forms) that appear and disappear.
This is a continuation of the pointing in Awareness Part 1.
Energy is appearing as everything, including seeking. This is about letting everything be as it is, even the thought that arises that says it should be different.
Direct pointing to non-duality
NEW--Never Not Here is an online show that interviews teachers and authors in the area of non-duality. This is the interview of Scott in May 2009 by Richard Miller. Visit www.nevernothere.com
Scott simplifying and demystifying the subject of non-duality (i.e., enlightenment).
This is a continuation of the pointing in Simple Presence Part 1
This is an invitation to discover what is at the heart of all non-dual teachings, the realization that you are not a person living life with choice and control. Life is living itself through you freely, lovingly, and spontaneously. This is liberation.
What are you looking for in the spiritual search? Is it possible that whatever you are looking for, it is already here? In this video, Scott points 'the mind' out of its spiritual search in time, to the recognition of the timeless presence that is already here and already whole. That presence is your true identity.
The word being is such a great pointer. Let's move beyond the word into what it is pointing to. That is where the freedom is.
Enlightenment is not about just seeing through a thought-based false self. Identification with emotions fuel that self. Awareness is appearing not just as thought but also emotion. This points to recognizing the awareness that is prior to, surrounds, and permeates each emotion. You aren't angry or an angry person. That is a story. Anger is a raw energy arising in what you are. The difference is critical.