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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.