Awareness Is Not Limited To Consciousness. It Is Of All That Is.
Consciousness Is Of Duality. There Is No Duality In Awareness.
Awareness is one single block of pure cognition. In the same way one can talk of the pure being and pure creation nameless, formless, silent and yet absolutely real, powerful, effective. Their being indescribable does not affect them in the least.
While they are unconscious, they are essential. The conscious cannot change fundamentally, it can only modify.
Anything, to change, must pass through death, through obscuration and dissolution. Gold jewellery must be melted down before it is cast into another shape. What refuses to die cannot be reborn.
Are there levels of awareness?
There are levels in consciousness, but not in awareness. It is of one block, homogeneous. Its reflection in the mind is love and understanding. There are levels of clarity in understanding and intensity in love, but not in their source. The source is simple and single, but its gifts are infinite. Only do not take the gifts for the source. realise yourself as the source and not as the river; that is all.
All experience is illusory, limited and temporal.
Expect nothing from experience. realisation by itself is not an experience, though it may lead to a new dimension of experiences. Yet the new experiences, however interesting, are not more real than the old.
Definitely realisation is not a new experience. It is the discovery of the timeless factor in every experience. It is awareness, which makes experience possible. Just like in all the colours light is the colourless factor, so in every experience awareness is present, yet it is not an experience.
I am the river too
As an ‘I am’ you are the river, flowing between the banks of the body. But you are also the source and the ocean and the clouds in the sky. Wherever there is life and consciousness, you are. Smaller than the smallest, bigger than the biggest, you are, while all else appears.
The sense of being and the sense of living – are they one and the same, or different?
It is simplicity the identity in space creates one, the continuity in time creates the other.