Prior to awakening, we read about or hear about some particular discipline or disciplines, and may engage in such a “practice.” Once realization is present clearly, we come to comprehend that the real “practice” the teachers are emphasizing actually has to do with how we live our life, not some superficial system or methodology. – Robert Wolfe

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Its resolution is in what Krishnamurti (and others) described as choiceless awareness. This is not a matter of ignoring, discounting, or attempting to reject whatever is present. It is a matter of suspending hopes, ideas, and beliefs or preferences for whatever is present to be anything other than what it is – Robert Wolfe

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Sagacious teachers speak to the listener (at least at the outset) on the listener’s level of understanding, not necessarily representing the teacher’s level of understanding. To those who (at least at the outset) envision only that which is relative, they speak in relative terms. To those who recognize the Absolute, they speak from the standpoint of the Absolute. To those in transition, they may make alternate references, as a means of comparative illustration – Robert Wolfe

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When clarity is present, no book, bible or text need be relied upon for guidance. The source of all cosmic wisdom is as available to you as directly as it has been for anyone else in recognition of it. The teachings of Buddha, Jesus, Krishnamurti et al were not intended to produce Buddhists, Christians, “followers” etc. They were intended to provoke direct experience of transcendental consciousness—nothing less – Robert Wolfe

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The dissolution of such conflict comes in recognizing the truth which nonduality suggests. The I-thought can disassemble into the source of its Being. Then the outcome of any choice, being made by this particular manifestation of the Source of all activity (this “person”), is seen to ultimately make no difference. “Clinging” to (the importance of) choices, ceases. One observes the choices that are being made, and their outcome, without concern, without feelings of conflict.
This is what is called “choiceless awareness.” – Robert Wolfe

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Ramana’s teachings actually went further than Advaita; they reflected the most refined form of Advaita, which is called Ajata. Basically, Advaita emphasizes that “All is One”; Ajata erases both the “All” and the “One” as definitional concepts. Any thoughts of “existence” are dependent upon sensate consciousness; the dead are devoid of both the ideational entities of the Self or of the self. So, the teachings of Ramana reflect the “emptiness” or “void” of reality, which renders all analytical philosophies moot – Robert Wolfe

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Ask not what you can get; ask what you can give. The lives of the enlightened masters tell us that when your wants and your needs are not two, you are likely to lead a non-competitive life, involving a freedom out of which emerges a fearless creativity; this becomes, without intention, a life of “service.” And, like water reaching its own level, such service tends to be supported without even the need to ask – Robert Wolfe

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One throws a rock into the water and the water makes ripples which lap the farther shore.
The human who throws the rock; the rock itself; the water; and the far shore—all these are equivalent manifestations of the same actuality of wholeness. The rock, the water, the distant bank are as much a cause, in the event, as is the human. Actor, action, acted upon—all inseparable elements in the manifest expression of wholeness – Robert Wolfe

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The central point of nonduality is that there is only one recognition that you need to be continually conscious of, and that will be the key to all that you need to know. It is this: all that is (everything, whether we say it is existent or non-existent), is the one single, indivisible actuality. Any thing which is formed, formless, named or unnamable is, in the final analysis, that illimitable actuality in essence – Robert Wolfe

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Ramana makes the further point that any thing which can appear and disappear is impermanent. The world, the entire universe, even self-identity appear each day upon awakening—and disappear again from awareness each night. The only thing which remains unchanged is our fundamental, underlying condition. There is that which does not appear and reappear, and therefore is ever- present – Robert Wolfe

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Consider it. Each night, for an unnoticed period of time, you are involuntarily absorbed in deep, dreamless un- consciousness: not at all conscious of any earthly reality— including existence of the person. Whatever it is that is present in this condition is totally undifferentiated; it has no relationship to the world, or even the cosmos: all that we usually think of as “reality” has disappeared completely. There is not so much as a “self” which remains to be aware of the absolute emptiness. – Robert Wolfe

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Krishnamurti: “You are seeking, asking, longing, to walk on the other shore. The other shore implies that there is this shore, and from this shore to get to the other shore there is space and time. That is what is holding you, and bringing about this ache for the other shore. That is the real problem—time that divides, space that separates; the time necessary to get there and the space that is the distance between this and that.”

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If there were a principle of the universe, it would be that anything which any thing does is okay. Whatever. It’s perfectly okay. Whatever you do in the next minute (hour, day, year) will fit in perfectly—from the cosmic view— with exactly what is going on. It is not necessary for anyone to do anything other than what they’re doing, at any time. But if they should happen to do something different from what they’re presently doing, that’s okay too. Whatever is done—or not done—is an expression of the same actuality – Robert Wolfe

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So, the non-dual realization is, as the teachings say, “All that is, is That.” (Call it “God,” if you want: but it is not a God that is apart from you; you and God are the same, singular actuality. As are all things.) Consequently, there is nowhere you need to go and nothing you need to do in order to be “one” with God. To comprehend this is the non-dual realization, so-called enlightenment – Robert Wolfe

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So, the paradoxical truth is that even bliss is not a ‘positive’ condition to be sought. It is the condition of peaceful nonattachment which pertains for those who have transcended the dualities and preferences. Bliss is a presence which one accepts, when all else has been accepted without preference – Robert Wolfe

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The real movement in awareness, which the sages describe, is not from one relative polarity to another–such as negative versus positive–but instead a profound transcendence of all polarities, all dualistic concepts, all relative (and thus limiting) points of reference of identification. It is not a matter, in other words, of ‘bettering’ one’s life; it is a matter of accepting life as it is, and placing no higher value on the positive aspects than on the negative aspects – Robert Wolfe

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The true “creator” (being without form and being all forms simultaneously) is the created – creating in the very same instant. This is not a spirit, hidden somehow in the creation. It is the creation, the creator and the creating; all at the same instant. It is likewise, the destroyer, destroyed and destroying – also the same as its “counterpart”, at the very same instant – Robert Wolfe

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You have two choices open to you, in your attitude towards life: “iti, iti” or “neti, neti” “Iti, iti” means “This is God. That is God. Everything is God.” “Neti, neti” means “This is not God. That is not God. Nothing is God.” It has to be one or the other. Either everything is God or nothing is God. Either everything is important or nothing is important. Both are correct. But there is no truth in between. – Swami Gitananda Giri