Speculation Is Tiring

Speculation, concepts and philosophies are tiring: they are the cause of inner and outer conflicts. But true experience of awareness – or rather, ‘pure awareness’ – is energising, and is the source of inner joy, as contaminations of speculation, concepts and philosophies have dropped away. ‘Pure awareness’ is our true nature, for without this ‘pure awareness’ nothing would be known, would it?

Pure awareness it what we are: it is non-duality.

This is missed by most of us, as we do not recognise this pure nature, and so are only concerned with that of which pure awareness is aware. So we become stuck in a material world, beautiful though it may be, and the outcome is conditional happiness; a happiness that relies on conditions. When these conditions are taken away, we become unhappy, not noticing that unconditional happiness has been present all the time! The same applies to love. And true love is concerned with others’ suffering, and the cause of that suffering.

The place in which we live is a mess. The previous owner – the ‘I’ – has allowed things to run down, so there is much tidying to do in the garden. It’s a labour of love.

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  1. tony says:

    This is why it is important to pause for a moment or two throughout the day, to remember rather than fall into a vacancy, an absent mindedness. Awareness cannot be separated from the action. The result of an action is telling us something constantly. I’ve actually tried looking for awareness while doing an action, and I just got confused! Awareness is one with the action.

    The archer, the arrow, the target are all one. We just need to practise.

  2. crestedduck says:

    Good Morning…….Speculation exists because it is a direct byproduct of pure awareness seeing through the bullshit being foisted upon oneself from the unaware and unenlightened ignorant masses (including the lower mind EGO ,and their actions and reactions..or lack there of !
    This is my current in this very moment state of mind speculation, which is subject to change as new facts are brought to my higher mind EGO’s state of hyper-awareness .
    Speculation is a natural byproduct of a fully functioning higher mind state of awareness !

    • tony says:

      It is true that on a conventional level we as pure awareness see the potential in a conventional situation, but without comment. The mind can then (on a conventional level) choose to speculate or not. To imagine or plan possibilities.

      Ultimately there is merely recognition -seeing through the illusion.

      Then again we all have a view which is valid for us.

  3. marcel says:

    “Speculation is tiring..”

    Still studying to get the vision and understanding right..
    The state of Nirmanakaya or “Old dog”. Understanding of the 1st noble truth should get you rid of all your hopes and illusions: The Buddha: “The world is a suffering place.., birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, not to receive what one desires is suffering — in brief the five aggregates subject to grasping are suffering…”

    Eureka! The Middle Path realized by the Tathagata is the Noble Eightfold path, and nothing else, namely: right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration. This is the Middle Path realized by the Tathagata which gives vision, which gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment, and to Nibbana.” This is the joyfull path (return from experience 🙂

    Like a immovable stubborn rock watching the merry go round, and round..

    Tony what is the source and meaning of “Tathagata” in buddhism? Thank you Sir!

  4. marcel says:

    rigpa stubbornness creates a tremendous space 🙂

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