The Nature of Nonduality and the Art of Pure Awareness

The Art of Pure Awareness

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Nonduality Consciousness

NONDUALITY is to live as you truly are

Nonduality-Voyager: The art of awareness book. Peliguin PublicationsNonduality is where we can reflect the changing surface of our minds [waves], back to our unchanging consciousness [ocean]. The true meaning of the word consciousness is not a personal thing, but an impersonal no-thing.

Consciousness is not personal, not ours, it is a shared principle like the air, or the rain, or the blue in the sky. Consciousness is where all the things of this world appear to us. When you look at a tree, see that the tree is also consciousness appearing as its wave-form. So your consciousness of that tree is also the tree being your consciousness.

Consciousness is a single principle of everything that is shared in common by everyone. Seen in this way, the word ‘consciousness’ takes on a meaning quite different from mental, emotion and physical perception.

Perception then is only a partial appearance of consciousness, a piece of inform-ation experienced by our faculties of mind, body and senses. Our true self is consciousness, the infinite ocean, out of which arises the waves of our individual-ness. So beyond our seeming differences and appearances of personality, we are the same ocean of oneness that is pure awareness.

Perceptions change with changing mind but consciousness stays unchanging. It is impersonal and quite unaffected by the changeable conditions of our bodies and  minds. The blue in the sky stays the same, no matter what the changing weather.

Consciousness is pure illumination. It is the commonly shared, underlying principle of light which illuminates all appearances.

Where perception is partial and belongs to the physical world, consciousness is completely impartial and formless.  It is where the world arises from. Duality is where there is experienced an object with the idea that there is someone separate from and perceiving that object. Nonduality is where what is seen and that which sees is the same. The seer and the seen are identical. Consciousness is the ocean and the waves that rise from it. The world of appearances are the illumination of consciousness which rise up and dissolve back as waves. At this underlying basis of consciousness, there are no appearances, no objects, no events, no names, no forms, no qualities, no time or space. There is only pure illumination, pure awareness, quite unaffected by all the pictures and stories that arise from it.

Consciousness is all there is. Everything is established upon the formless base of consciousness.

The world comes after consciousness;
and it is here, in consciousness,
that all the world is found to stand.
Consciousness is all there is.
One who knows self as consciousness
has risen, from the seeming world,
to this unconditioned state
where everything is only light.
– Aitareya Upanishad

Acknowledgment Ananda Wood

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Nonduality

Nonduality is Seeing True self as the ground of all being

Nonduality and heart consciousness are synonymous. The heart is the bridge that transcends the limitations and constraints of mind. Awakening is purely the absolute freedom from your ‘self’; that sense that you are an individual separate from the world. Right here, ever present, in the midst of ordinary life, you are already that which you are seeking. Once the illusion of self falls away you realise you were never separate from all that is. At the heart of knowing there is a simplicity beyond words.

You are what you seek

Nonduality is a natural state of peace and happiness

All there is is oneness. Oneness is the ordinariness of life as it is happening. There is no path to oneness. Oneness is already here. The myth of enlightenment is that we must seek something. But we are already complete. We have always been complete. We are always living in the presence of oneness.

Being is the ‘aliveness’, the unity of life, the one boundless constant, never coming and never going. Death is only the end of the illusion of the individual ‘me’, a separate part of all that is. Liberation from the ‘me’ can only be shared through friendship. It cannot be taught but is constantly shared. Because being is all there is, no-one can lay claim to it. Boundlessness cannot be owned, cannot be given or taken away.  All there is is the wonder of being.

Everything exists in this state of presence. A flower or a stone, you and me, the sea, the sand and the stars are all part of what is. What we are seeking is already here. There is nothing to learn or understand. It is simply beingness. Life simply being life. When the illusion of separation falls away, there is oneness. Oneness is no individuality taking delivery of it.

Nonduality is Life Before “Me”

The ancient wisdom of nonduality is the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life. There is no path to oneness. Oneness is always here, ever present and alive, to be shared in openness and friendship with anyone who is willing to go beyond their thoughts and beliefs of self identity to meet in the awesome presence that is absolute unconditional love.

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