Recieved: 2001/03/05 22:21
Subject: [K-list] On reading a writer's mind, and reclaiming Pure Awareness
From: Wim Borsboom
On 2001/03/05 22:21, Wim Borsboom posted thus to the K-list:
Dear Ganga and Susan,
Oh Susan, I am so proud of you, happy for you, if I may say such a thing.
I always love reading what you have to say...
Alright.... hugs and kisses...
When reading, first assume that you agree with the writer... only then can
you try some of your own observations. That is the only way to make sure
that you have 'read' and can begin to understand what the writer was
Readers have to participate 'in the head of the writer', understand his or
Yes, mind set!
That the mind gets us in trouble does not mean that the mind is bad,
unwanted or to be dispensed with, it just means that it is used unwisely.
I always do that first, reading the writers mind so to say, no matter who
the writer is...
I also do that with what you write.
After having done that, one can maybe suggest a different viewpoint.
When one is able to merge with the mind of the writer, can one feel what may
be dis-harmonious or unwholesome in his or her thinking, not because you
happen to disagree with the subject matter but because the mental energy is
following a crooked path.
Of course it may be that you pick up harmony and wholesomeness, something
that on first reading you would not have expected or anticipated. One can
actually feel the mental energy replicated in one's own observing mind, it
makes one less contrary. Contrariness is an acquired habit...
This way one can also get a sense of freshness and authenticity, even if the
subject matter is not new at all. This way one learns to distinguish between
copy-cat-ed, second hand or book knowledge and... self realised, first hand
acquired authentic insights and knowledge.
> True meditation is when there are no longer any thoughts...only the
> silence of awareness, no judgements, no rationalizing, nothing but
> Pure Awareness...
Meditation is a tool (no more than a tool) to help one to become freely
one's SELF again, so that one can use all one's faculties fully for the
originally intended human / divine purpose.
Within Pure Awareness *thoughts may occur* just like that you, in Pure
Awareness, know that you have a pure body, or e.g. certain pure urges that
might even have to do with procreation.
Pure awareness does not preclude anything. 'But' Pure Awareness precludes
preclusion. Within Pure Awareness one's physical, creative, volitional,
emotional, vocational, inspirational / intellectual and integrational
faculties work at their intended balanced energy levels, using only Pure
Energy to produce Pure Stuff (matter).
One could say that also through 'human / divine nature', the energy / matter
manifestations take place.
One is fully and purely aware of that in Pure Awareness.
It is human / divine awareness,
just like a flower has flower / divine awareness
and a cow has cow / divine awareness.
The energy / matter epiphany and manifestation is a participation in the
'All In One' divine creativity.
In Pure Awareness are thoughts, oh yes....
In some form of meditation there may be no thoughts, but that is just a way
to reach pure awareness. Just like in yoga one may be doing some fasting to
help one recover Pure Awareness. But in Pure awareness one does eat and one
is Purely Aware of it.
If....( What follows here is a bit useless as it is too logical, but let me
use the argument anyway.)
If in Pure Awareness there were no thoughts one could also say that in Pure
Awareness there is no body, no seat, no devotees, no world, no nothing, no
self, no eating, no drinking, nothing at all.... In that case the word
awareness is totally superfluous.
Also In Pure Awareness one does not see that "all is illusion"
In Pure Awareness one is purely aware of one's divine energy, one's divine
process of creativity and play.
For us in the human form (just pinch yourself to feel your human form) it is
human / divine Pure Awareness.
That people are so easily 'bad', that there is suffering, illusion, war,
universal catastrophes- that comes from not living Purely Aware. It does not
make the human qualities and characteristics unwanted or 'bad', to be
dispensed with in some kind of Samadhi.
Samadhi means to be it in the middle of it and with it, in the thick of it
so to say... one is the cause and effect of one's being.
In Pure Awareness you have legs, they are your human / divine legs though.
In Pure Awareness you actually go to the bathroom, you have a human / divine
I am not trying to be funny here, although it is fun. What I want to say is
that in Pure Awareness 'all-that-is' is present and also
'all-that-for-most-people-is-not' is present.
For a Purely Aware person nothingness does not exist as in pure awareness
there is Pure Being not 'non being'...
As you, Ganga, are obviously a human you will become aware of human /
Everybody will... sooner or later ... it is already so but when one
identifies with the linear concept of time one does not know that one is
already Purely Aware.
For an impurely aware person linear time does exist as though it were real,
also the limiting bondages of space seems to be real, as... one... is...
still... impurely... aware.
In Pure Awareness ALL arises as one participates in the divine side of the
human / divine.
Only when you understand this fully and agree in full and pure awareness can
you say you have Pure Awareness, when you disagree with all I just wrote one
does not have pure awareness yet... because you still believe in time and
limiting space which 'belief' prevents Full and Pure Awareness
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