Friday, December 31, 2010

the only way out is through

i am challenging your level of intelligence here.
it is just stupid to refuse to look at something you are told is the truth and investigate it for yourself.

now, the degree to which what i have said pisses you off and sends you into an internal tailspin, is the degree to which it can be safely said the lie of self is functioning there.

that you which you assume exists because that feeling of offense or insult happened, does not really exist.

that's the truth.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

no persons

there are no persons. personalities play in bodies like theater on a stage. they've been scripted by genetics and experiential conditioning. these stories start and end. they refer to nothing real.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Brutal Beginnings

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


what do you consider to be your self?


will any of these things last forever?

all of these things are observable.  we observe them with the brain.  everything you think is you boils down to functionality that is inseparable from the universe.

so what is really you?

are you the universe?

does it feel that way?

when you think about yourself and your needs and your life, what exactly are you referring to by calling all those things yours?

regarding the belief that the soul will last forever.  that the soul will last forever is unprovable.  it is just a belief, which is a widely held thought, which is based on the existence of the brain and the brain can only function in the universe.

so where is this soul?

where is the you, you assume you are?

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

why take the long way home?

ok people.

i stand here now and say to you that the truth is understood here.

and i say this also:

despite knowing there is no, and has never been, a separate 'me' or 'you'; despite knowing the truth of no self, i am in a state of confusion.

having been in a love affair with my seeking self for the past 20 years, i've awoken to find the words of those who i looked to for pointers on the 'path' to the truth to be nearly irrelevant to what finally pointed me at the nothing that i really am.

why is this happening?  why are so many books and films being made that do not simply scream:

"there is no you!"
go look for yourself.
put down everything and go LOOK.
focus on this one question.
"there is no you.  is it true?"

all it took for me, after all those years, was to look at what i believed my core self to be (i am this seeker for the truth.  i am this seeker of a way to 'let go'.), and then look for that self which the thought pattern of seeking assumed was real.

not until that task was completed, did the truth become obvious.  only then, did all the poetic words and pointers of the published liberated make perfect sense.

i submit that this soothing poetry is not a friendly way to share.  i submit that there are people in deep pain who need to be pointed right at the reality of their non-existance, and fast!

there are a lot of possibilities for why the mushy murk of spirituality spreads.  perhaps liberation is not just the direct certainty that there is no 'me'.  if that is the case, i would like to hear about it.

i have tested this again and again for myself and i am absolutely certain that this is the only truth that answers all the questions.

no me - no death.
no me - no fear.
no me - why not no problem with just getting people up to the gate and pointing them in the right direction?

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

stating the obvious

liberation is not spiritual.
it's just reality.
it's just perception of things as they really are.
it's truth.
there are no beliefs in reality.
reality doesn't need a belief.
it is just how things are.
reality doesn't need YOU.
it doesn't need a 'you' to believe anything, to be how it is.

take a look.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

who are you?

do you wonder who you really are?
do you wonder what you really are?
do you have it all figured out?
you're so tall, so wide, so old, so gendered, so 'preferenced', etc.?

are you those statistics?
are you a combination of descriptive words?
is there something real those words are describing?
is there something tangible and findable that those descriptions point to?

have you noticed how each of those descriptions is not the way you would have composed this idea of yourself when you were 10?
or 2?
or newborn?
when was it that this 'you' you are describing started?
do you remember being that newborn?
do you have proof you became you at a certain point?

how does reading these questions feel?
is that feeling you?
if you don't know when you started, can you know THAT you started?
do you have any proof?
if you don't know that you started, is it possible you may not exist at all?

is it possible that the description, which clearly requires changing as often as the aspects being described change, is actually describing something unreal?

what is your proof that there is something real, and where is it?

what is the proof of you?

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

how to look

this is the best explanation i have read for how to look directly and honestly at the statement 'there is no you.'

14 September 2010 16:50

bobby said...

    This honesty that you describe, are you saying to start with the assumption that something is true then try to prove or disprove that assumption?
Ciaran said...

    No, you stare deeply into the possibility that it IS true.

    You look deeply and unflinchingly at the consequences, at what they would really mean, at what it would really involve if this thing was actually, really true.

    What you are not, not, not doing is engaging in some 'prove or disprove' shit in your head. This will be fatal to your honesty.

    If anything, looking at it from that point of view, you are trying to prove something you don't want to believe in.

    But even that is a hopeless parody of what this is really about.

    If you really want to disprove something, if you really want to fight something, you have to let go of your own preconceptions about it.

    Many people would probably nod along to this, but wouldn't actually do what it took - real honesty - to do this.

    What it takes, to leave behind your preconceptions, is to just force yourself to give the opposing viewpoint credibility.

    Even if it seems incredible - especially if it seems incredible.

    Even if it seems appalling - especially if it seems appalling.

    Even if it immediately makes you want to dismiss it - especially if it immediately makes you want to dismiss it.

    Force yourself (basically just shout at yourself until you do this) to treat the opposing viewpoint like it's genuinely credible.

    And the more credible you can force yourself to treat it, the deeper your understanding of it will be, and if it is untrue, in real life, the kind of counterargument you'll come up with by doing this will be absolutely devastating.

    If it is true, you will not only see that it is true, but how it is true and why it is true. That truth will be deeply rooted in you, and will give you a very strong piece of insight that will, because it is so deep, almost always shed serious light on seemingly unrelated issues.

    Force yourself to take shit seriously. That's it in a short sentence.

    In a medium sized sentence: force yourself to seriously face the possibility that whatever argument has challenged you is absolutely true.

    This is real honesty.

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Bloodlust 2010 - Are You Not Entertained?!?

"Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice.

If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers. Let it be with similar types whose hearts and heads we may be proud of. Let our grandchildren delight to find the start of our stories in their ears but the endings all around in their wandering eyes.

The whole universe or the structure that perceives it is a worthy opponent, but try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering. Perhaps as an old man I will take great comfort in pottering around in a lab and gently talking to students in the summer evening and will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them."

-Julian Assange

"Those who demand that the U.S. Government take people's lives with no oversight or due process as though they're advocating changes in tax policy or mid-level personnel moves -- eradicate him!, they bellow from their seats in the Colosseum -- are just morally deranged barbarians. There's just no other accurate way to put it. These are usually the same people, of course, who brand themselves "pro-life" and Crusaders for the Sanctity of Human Life and/or who deride Islamic extremists for their disregard for human life. And the fact that this mindset is so widespread and mainstream is quite a reflection of how degraded America's political culture is." 

- Glenn Greenwald

Christianity was founded out of the backlash against the assassination by the Roman Empire, of a man who spoke the truth - Jesus Christ.

Christianity then proceeded to be subverted and twisted for the empowerment of the Churches and governments. 

A small band of people broke from these corrupt countries and founded the United States of America.

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

-John F. Kennedy

Today, voices of the USA, and other western nations are calling for the assassination of a man who speaks and spreads the truth - Julain Assange.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
-Sinclair Lewis

If you are entertained, keep laughing. 

It was not just the followers of Christ that refused to worship the Roman Gods who were fed to the lions and slaughtered for the entertainment of the wealthy in the arenas of Rome.  It was also those labeled traitors to Rome, trouble makers, runaway slaves, Roman army deserters, criminals and those guilty of antisocial behavior.

If you are horrified, don’t just look the other way.


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sit down here a moment.

i want to tell you a story.

once upon a time, a baby was born.  this baby was born in the same way you've probably been told you were born.

the baby grew.

as the baby grew, sounds that were made by its family began to be associated with particular things.

dogs.  cats.  blue.  sky.

these sounds began to repeat inside, without making noise the others seemed to be able to hear and respond to.

then the baby began to repeat the noise the others made.  the others were so happy with it then!  clearly it was on to something.

it learned the right noises to make and understood the noises the others made.

it knew names for everything, including the name the others called it.  it learned to make a drawing of it's name.  it was again praised.

with all the interest and excitement of participating in all this noise making with reference to aspects of life, there were disagreements.

not everyone called something the same thing!  drama!

i suspect there are a number of reasons why the separating and naming of life's myriad manifestations became the most practiced human activity on the planet, considering all the stimulation it seems to provide for the non-existant selves playing their roles to the hilt.

with this obsession, the lie was intertwined.  assumptions were made.

i exist.  my self.  me vs. you.

is that truth?

there is the story of a birth, a body, a name.  the story includes memories of the experiences of learning and growing.

even the programming of the assumption of 'you' is part of this story.

but where is the you all this stuff is draped over?

if you look underneath all of it, will you really find you there?

go look.

i dare you.

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Make the lie big,
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