The Nature of Nonduality and the Art of Pure Awareness

The Art of Pure Awareness

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We Exist in a Nonduality Universe

Nonduality Universe Illustration

Do you have some place where you are more yourself than anywhere else? Do you have some place where you really belong?

The universe is showing us how to be ourselves. Just for a moment drop the idea of a world ‘out there’ and a you ‘in here.’ Stop all thought. Without using memory, ‘Who are YOU?’ While maintaining no thought, no memory, notice a presence is here, and whether you are being a memory of ‘you’ or not, that unchanging presence is witnessing all that is happening. While mind is constantly changing, awareness remains perfectly unchanging. As life transforms between each moment, awareness observes what is changing but remains unchanged. A canvas is not primarily affected by what is painted on it, just as silence is not changed by what music is played. So it is we know change, by that which does not change. We experience relativity, time and space, by that which is absolute, timeless and spaceless.

I am Not, but the Universe is my Self.
— Shih-t’ou

Abiding in the heart is pure awareness. It is here that soul is present, reaching out behind the construct of mind, communicating through our emotions, thoughts and body, informing us when we have wandered off course. Soul is guide and protector, map and compass; it illuminates the way, so we remain true to our chosen path. Fate is not entirely conditioned by upbringing or circumstances; soul has already mapped its course and we shape and create our own destiny, moment by moment, by what we think and how we act.

On a clear mind, we sail over the horizon of ordinary awareness. Where thoughts incessantly rise, the sea is troubled, and the waves prevent a passage to peaceful shores. All is calm when mind is withdrawn from the world and we look into our heart.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
— Carl Gustav Jung

Awakening is recognising all appearances are illuminated from the light that shines in our heart. When subjective mind ‘in here’ has ceased objectifying ‘out there’ we realise we are, at the centre of ‘no-being,’ the source of all that is.

‘Who are YOU?’

We are everything, everywhere, and simultaneously, there is no who, no you, anywhere to be found. Having transcended our personal objective existence, we realise the inconceivable is-ness of being.

Released from this conditioned idea of our personal objective existence, we are FREE.
—Wei Wu Wei

We are, in essence, the sea of pure awareness and waves are the changing world of our perceptions, thoughts and feelings. To know pure awareness is to know the meaning of the words: What we are looking for is what is looking. Mind is a wave looking for the sea. In dissolution of the wave—we walk on the still waters of pure awareness.

To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking.
— Nisargadatta Maharaj

From the new release of Voyager: The Art of Pure Awareness
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Copyright © 2013 Robin Craig Clark and Amanda J. Clark

Peliguin Publications
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The Art of Pure Awareness

An excerpt from the new book, Voyager: The Art of Pure Awareness

SECOND LEAGUE

Twenty Thousand Leagues Above the Sea

Nonduality and Pure Awareness is the light that lights the world

Light that lights the world

 Safe Harbour

We are not even certain that the ship that is to carry us
Over the unknown seas has not sprung a leak somewhere.
Carl Gustav Jung

We doubt too much. Fear holds us back from embracing change. Feeling uncertain about our abilities, we may never raise the anchor that holds us to our habitual shores.

Our personality often refuses to recognise the role of the higher self—we lack confidence in our own inner voice or intuition.

Life holds infinite possibilities and there are many seas to cross but uncertainty and indecision cause us to procrastinate. We vacillate as to which way to sail, and so our ship sits motionless in sheltered waters.

A ship is safe in harbour but that’s not what ships are for. —John A. Shedd

All we truly seek is peace and happiness; and peace and happiness is found where self is no longer at odds with the world.

Nature shows that everything in the universe is fundamentally connected, having its place and meaning in the grand design of life. We seem to have separated ourselves from nature, as well as each other, and to reunite will enrich all of humanity with true purpose. There is a primordial need to explore and discover for ourselves our reason for being here.

When Columbus sailed away he left behind a port shrouded in doubt and disbelief. He took it upon himself, with passionate determination and resolute conviction, to find his way across unknown seas. Columbus had an immutable faith that a new world existed; he moved beyond all fear and superstition; his knowledge and trust in his inner voice gave him the confidence to break free from the belief that the earth was flat.

Man cannot discover new oceans until he has courage to lose sight of the shore. —Author unknown

The spiritual adventurer must seek the navigational skills of the soul to safely steer and guide the ship. So raise the sails and trim all the sheets; set your course and follow the North Star.

…All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song
And the white sail’s shaking…
—John Masefield

VOYAGER
The Art of Pure Awareness
2013 Edition Out Now. eBook, Printed Book on Amazon and Online Book Stores

Copyright 2013 Robin Craig Clark and Amanda J. Clark
Peliguin Publications Nonduality Books Australia

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