Friday, 3 June 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
There are people among us, who are quite unnoticeable, who are aware far beyond the limits of normal human perception, however, they too live with and by the limitations of labels. This might sound a contradictory statement to make but it's not for the simple reason, these people don't become aware through labels, instead they use labels to balance out their awareness with unawareness.
Limitations of Labels: There is a huge difference between becoming aware through using labels and becoming aware void of labels altogether, as soon as we put a label on anything, we limit it to a certain perception, usually to perception of the label given. It's impossible to label anything without perceiving a certain perception, each label is given to a certain perception thus limiting what has been labelled. It's like putting everything within a box and expecting it to be aware of all other perceptions out side the box, it's just not going to occur. A good example of this is the source of all creation, we label it as a God and/or a God of man which limits this consciousness in accordance to the perceptions of man and his given labels. Placing anything like this within a box labelled so and so, in this case God or God of man, limits our own ability to perceive beyond this box, when this occurs is we then create dogmatic ideologies, philosophies and doctrines limited by these labelled fixated perceptions and perspectives.
Becoming aware with as few as labels as possible, allows us to go beyond the limitations set down by labels, remembering, each label also carries with it certain perceptions attached thus limiting it to certain perceptions. This limitation of course limits our own awareness to within a box which is labelled in accordance to our perceptions which are limited to the labels given to each box. Once labels are attached, so are limitations!!
Now what about these people who are aware beyond the perceptions of labels, they have acquired awareness with very few labels if any but still live within and by labels.
To put a label on anything limits our perceptions thus limiting how aware we will become, these people didn't become aware through labels thus limiting themselves to certain perceptions, this then allowed them to become basically fully aware instead of just aware to the limitations of labels. To avoid a label being placed upon them, they live within and by labels but not upon themselves, basically, they have humbled themselves to a life of limitations but at the same time being aware beyond these limitations. Once you have obtained awareness through labels however, you will forever more label thus limiting your own awareness to boxes which we keep labelling, this is until you become aware of this.
Existing Without Labels: The reason to live within and by labels is all to with being truly aware, for if you are not aware of these limitations, you are not truly aware. It's liken to being aware of everything but not knowing how to become unaware, no truly aware consciousness isn't aware of knowing how to also exist within an ignorant/unaware consciousness, this also means being able to exist within and by a reality based on labels and subsequent limitations. Within such a reality, it's virtually impossible to express yourself without labels, however, while existing within this kind of reality, we don't have to completely live by these limitations set down by a reality based on labels.
Anyone who has acquired awareness through as little labels as possible, will find it easy to exist within and by a reality based on labels while being aware at the same time of perceptions way beyond these limitations. On the other hand, anyone who has acquired awareness through labels, will find it a lot harder to exist with a reality based on labels while becoming more aware. The reason for this is simple, they are trying to become aware while still fixated to labels which limit their awareness to certain perceptions. Within this, observing the big picture is virtually impossible thus limiting our observations to certain smaller pictures which are represented by our fixated perceptions.
Liken this to a jigsaw puzzle, each fixated perception represents a jigsaw piece of the whole puzzle, is it not easier looking at the big picture while placing these jigsaw pieces in place to not looking at the big picture at all? It's of course easier to look at the big picture, the whole puzzle, to place the jigsaw pieces. This is the same with ourselves while becoming aware of the bigger picture, in this case represented by the whole of consciousness itself. Human consciousness is but one piece of the whole jigsaw, the whole of consciousness itself. By labelling each piece we of the jigsaw, we perceive this to be the big picture when each labelled piece is a part of a much bigger picture.
A person who has acquired awareness virtually void of labels, observes the big picture while coexisting with each piece of the jigsaw, however, a person who has acquired awareness through labelling, will find it a lot harder to coexist within each piece of the jigsaw as they are unable to observe therefore perceive the whole of the picture while placing the pieces of the jigsaw in it's rightful place.
Each piece of the jigsaw has it's rightful place within the big picture, we might then perceive that each piece is limited to that place it fits into within the big picture. This is the point, a person who has acquired awareness void of as many labels as possible, are also able to observe the big picture in it's completed un-fragmented state, within this perception, there are no pieces of the jigsaw, they just don't exist until we exist within each labelled piece of the jigsaw. Look at it like this, human consciousness is but one piece of the jigsaw but is a part of the bigger picture, the only time this piece is no longer a part of the big picture, is when we label it something different to the big picture. There is truly no separation, however, no consciousness can be truly aware until it's aware of the smaller pieces of the big picture either.
It's obvious why states of awareness and unawareness simultaneously exist, it's all a part of the same pictures being expressed. If a consciousness was only aware of being aware, it's not truly aware for it's ignorant to being unaware and visa-versa. This isn't a true form of awareness, if a consciousness is unable to express a state of unawareness, only awareness , it's truly not fully aware. Any true aware consciousness is able to express being aware and unaware, even simultaneously, in actuality, every kind of consciousness is doing just this, it's just they are unaware of this!!
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
It is obviously difficult for the human collective consciousness to even perceive the bigger picture, to comprehend the bigger picture is basically becoming virtually impossible, if we are having trouble perceiving the big picture, how would such a consciousness be able to comprehend the big picture? The bigger picture of course relates to conscious as a whole, not just human consciousness, it's like only being aware of one piece of a jigsaw rather than the whole jigsaw.
The ability to be able to perceive and comprehend the bigger picture of course takes huge amounts of awareness, the key word here being awareness for a very good reason.
Our minds are so cluttered that the big picture is basically becoming obscured, spiritually aware people often perceive this so we basically sedate our minds to think less. Through the process of this sedation, the bigger picture becomes less obscured, this is obvious. We then think the less we think, the more of the bigger picture we will become aware of.
The problem of thinking less is the less we think, the less we become aware of, in actuality, all we are doing is thinking in a different way to the main stream collective consciousness of man. This, to a consciousness conditioned to a highly stimulated thought process, will of course seem like we are thinking less when all we are doing is thinking differently. Basically, instead of thinking in a process influenced by stimulation, we think in a process of sedation. This sedation, which is only a different way of thinking, gives us the perception we are thinking less. This perception of course is an illusion because all we are doing is thinking in a different way.
Most of us perceive that when we are meditating, we are thinking less when all we are doing is thinking in a different way. Yes, the brain itself is less active but this doesn't mean we are thinking less, it just means we are using a different process to think by, this process is accomplished by sedating the mind.
If spiritually aware people are thinking less, how come we are more aware and often perceive beyond human conditioning? We are not thinking less, we are thinking in a different way to the human collective consciousness. Don't perceive just because the human brain is less active means we are thinking less, the mind of the brain isn't thinking less, just differently, being that the mind isn't the physical brain!!
To be aware, in any sense, takes a thought process of some kind. How can we be aware that we are meditating if we are not thinking at all, no consciousness would know that it meditated to start with. A totally thoughtless state is a pure state of utter ignorance, how many people are aware they are ignorant? You see they don't, just like a person who meditated wouldn't know that they meditated if such states were of total thoughtlessness!!
How many people choose an exact time of day and time how long they meditate for? To start with, this kind of meditation takes a thought process to begin with, to remember that we are or where meditating, also takes a thought process to start with. If we were supposed to be totally thoughtless while meditating, we wouldn't remember we were meditating. It's impossible to remember a true state of thoughtlessness without some kind of thought process. To know of nothingness is an awareness which takes a thought process so this nothingness is never truly a nothingness, therefore, it's an illusion of nothingness.
For any consciousness to go into a totally thoughtless state, would mean such consciousness is in a state of timelessness. Considering this timeless state, when did a thought process start when there is no starting or ending point of origin in a true timeless state? We often then perceive that all thought processes are an illusion because they never really existed to start with.
Now consider that a true timeless state is of total thoughtlessness, how then would illusions exist and when did these illusions begin when there is no starting or ending point of origin. When did time begin when there is no starting or ending point of origin in a timeless state that is supposed to be our truer state? The illusion is to think this thoughtless, therefore ignorant state, is our truer state when all it is, is a different way to think and perceive.
This timeless state, which exists, allows us to sedate our minds to think differently, not to think at all. It's like totally separating the yin from the yang once again or time from timelessness or thoughtlessness from thought. I wonder where the oneness is within all this separation!!
We have been conditioned to think is a certain way, once we find another more sedate way to think, we understandably perceive this new sedate way of thinking is of thoughtlessness.
Look at like this, we have only been aware of our very small piece of the jigsaw, represented by the bigger picture, is it not understandable that when this consciousness begins to become aware of more of the pieces of this bigger picture, that it's only thinking and perceiving in a different way? The more of the picture we are aware of, the more we are thinking because the more aware we are becoming. However, once we become aware of the whole picture as a collective conscious, as opposed to separate consciousnesses represented by each individual piece of the jigsaw, such consciousness automatically thinks less. The reason for this is simple, we are then no longer perceiving that each separate piece is separate from the other pieces of the jigsaw, the bigger picture.
Perceiving that thoughtlessness, therefore timelessness, is separate from thought and time, is a good indication that such a consciousness is unable to perceive beyond the boundaries of time or timelessness. Even when you perceive the bigger picture, it has no boundaries because it's endless and infinite within itself as are we. Don't fixate yourself to one or the other, go for evermore beyond.....
Monday, 4 January 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
I believe this post is going to be a heavy post to read, it's going to look into the small and big picture. Small pictures represent realities while the big picture represents these numerous realities as one whole picture. I will also explain why no one can experience a true enlightenment while predominantly experiencing a particular reality.
Also, this posts heading seems to contradict my last post stating that no true state of perfection exists within spirituality, this too will take a bit of explaining, I will however firstly explain what I mean about the small and big picture.
Small picture = time + controlling ego + separate realities + no actual reflection of perfection, instead, a presumed judged perfection
Big picture = timelessness + ego + linked realities + a reflection of perfection through observing the whole of existence as one
Time: All realities have a sense of time, this however doesn't have to mean a reality is predominantly influenced by time like our own present experienced reality, it means a consciousness within such a reality, can be aware of time within another reality without actually predominately being influenced in a reality of time. In other words, a consciousness can exist within a timeless state and still be aware of realities of time. This is like some people, within this reality, are aware of a timelessness while in a reality predominantly influenced by time.
Controlling Ego: Stating that all realities are of a controlling ego is a big statement to make here, you must realise that not all realities of a controlling ego are like our present reality. You must also realise that not all controlling ego tendencies are destructive, to most spiritually aware people, this seems to be hard to perceive, this is because all we are aware of is the destructive attributes of a controlling ego within this present reality. There are realities of gold and glitter and pure light but for every conscious form to experience and enjoy, this is quite unlike our own reality. The other difference is that this gold and glitter and light didn't take the destruction of a planet and it's living form to produce, it's created from pure energy that had no form in the first place to destroy.
Separate Realities: As I have explained in a previous post, to get a better idea of separate realities, look at these separate realities like a peace of a jig saw that fits within other peaces of the jigsaw puzzle. Each separate part of the jigsaw puzzle represents a reality, they are separate until linked together within the puzzle.
Notice a said linked instead of joined, this is because joined refers to butting one point of reference against another, jigsaws don't work like this, each peace of the jigsaw is linked together, not butted!!
Yes, each and every reality is linked, take notice of where our own reality, our own peace of the jigsaw, is linked within. Our own reality is indeed linked within other realities, this is why we are able to perceive beyond the perceptions of the reality we are presently experiencing. Now imagine expanding out from this one jigsaw peace, in other words becoming aware of other realities, jigsaw peaces, beyond our own. As I often say, this is going beyond normal human perception.
Jigsaw puzzles are one of the things that explain the existence of everything quite simply for us to understand, as of anything we create, each creation tells us a little more of our whole self. Jigsaw puzzles however, to me, tell us of our whole existence, not just a part of our existence. Jigsaw puzzles quite plainly explain how each reality is linked. Each peace of the puzzle makes up a big picture that we can become aware of that we are observing. Yes, every form of consciousness is observing the big picture, we are mostly unaware of this because we are experiencing realities as separate entities, not as one entity!!
No Perfection: There is no perfection within a singular or multiple realities, only while being aware of observing the big picture can we observe perfection. As a good internet friend of mine stated in reference to my last post, existence itself as a whole is a reflection of perfection. I totally agreed with this even though it seemed to contradict my statement that no true state of perfection exists within spirituality.
One thing to consider here is paradoxes, general thinking and science ignore and disclaim anything to do with paradoxes, however, quantum physics actually incorporates paradoxes within it's evaluations. Quantum physics, to me, is like explaining about a jigsaw puzzles in a more complicated intricate way.
While a consciousness is only aware and accepting of singular or multiple realities, there is no perfection unless a controlling ego states otherwise, for example, my ideology or enlightenment/awakening is the be and end all. This changes when we realise we are also observing the big picture, each reality becomes worthy as they make up the big picture. Could you imagine not placing a peace of the jigsaw puzzle just because we didn't personally like it, in doing this, you will never observe the big picture in it's whole state. OK, this reality is highly expressive of chaos and destruction but it still makes up the big picture!!
Timelessness and Ego: It is obvious, while observing time therefore realities, there is no true sense of time, only an observed sense of time. You are observing time when observing realities but you are not predominately influenced by time or these numerous realities.
To a number of people, time and these realities are an illusion, only a sense of timelessness exists totally void of ego. In this state you are not even an observer, there is no kind of awareness at all in this state. Look at it in this way, the observer of time and timeliness is the pinnacle, a state of being in time or timelessness is observed from this pinnacle. To me, being in a state of time OR timelessness is in ignorance of the whole state of existence for which we are, of course a controlling ego will state otherwise.
No matter what awakening and enlightenment you experience in any reality, such experiences will be influenced by the reality or realities we are influenced by, again, only a controlling ego would state otherwise!! Any consciousness that is unaware of being an observer, is unable to experience true enlightenment, also, any true enlightenment will imminently take you out of your present reality, either it be physical or otherwise. Unless we want to be physically and mentally taken our of a reality, the only enlightenment experienced is an awakening, an awareness, to being an observer. To me, this is more of a precious gift than becoming truly enlightened.....
Linked Realities and Reflection of Perfection: As I have explained, linked realities are like a jigsaw puzzle, each reality in interconnected with other peaces of the jigsaw to make up the big picture. There is no sense of separation in this state, there is but, in a human way, a sense of perfection represented by oneness, this oneness to us becomes a reflection of perfection. See how each reality influences our perceptions!!
Some people try to explain the whole of our existence through quantum physics, I instead use the humble jigsaw puzzle to explain how everything is interconnected and as one, I just hope I explained myself well enough for you to comprehend.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
I have had to totally restructure this post; I even changed the title from “Life beyond Religion, Control and Concepts” to “A Description of the True Collective”. Because I have a lot coming into right now to do with these topics, I am going to break this post up into two parts. In the first part I am going to insert a link to another post of mine which will show a complete discussion I had with a particular person on Dharma and karma.
The second part of this post will look into why each separate ideological concept and belief system is an important part of the collective; I will also show why we shouldn’t have disdain for such ideological concepts and belief systems that are not of our own. The bigger picture tells the truth behind each and every ideological concept and belief system I feel.
In recent days I’ve had an interesting conversation with another person mainly about karma and Buddha-dharma, this conversation was brought about by my last post titled, Dharma, Karma, Misjudgements and Judgment. I would like to share the hole conversation within this post but it’s a little to lengthy, I will however point out a couple of the points of the discussion which I found interesting as below
“We are coming towards the fading of the true Buddha-dharma and the beginning of false teachings”.
My response to this was as follow, “What I get out of the Buddha-dharma is ending is that old religious ideological concepts are coming to an end, we must all learn to let go of our fixation to the old ideological concepts to take on the new, this sounds like the push and pull effect but it’s not.”
The response to this was as follow,” Finally, karma is a universal law. It doesn't end just because the Buddha-dharma ends. The Buddha talked about it to bring out consciousness towards it. To be aware of its workings.
Please do not misunderstand. The Buddha-dharma once perfected has no concepts. It's not an ideology, it's a way of life, a way to change our life to view phenomena differently. To reduce sufferings and finally to end sufferings. Any attachment to a concept or ideology is a barrier to achieving this clarity and wisdom.”
My reply to the above, “Indeed Bob, the understanding I have is Buddha-dharma isn’t of control or religion, once this state is accomplished, there is no need for control and religion. Like I stated, only the ignorant or less aware need religion therefore to be controlled, otherwise they can do harm onto themselves and others.”
The complete discussion if anyone is interested.
This conversation lead to realising that the consciousness we have been living in is like a jigsaw puzzle, or more precisely puzzles. Each part of the jigsaw makes up the pig picture, the absolute truth of that particular consciousness, I should state that every jigsaw puzzle represents a type of consciousness experienced, in our case an ego driven consciousness primarily influenced by ego. Each piece of this jigsaw is worthy for without these pieces we don’t have a complete picture, it's important to realise that each piece represents an ideological concept and belief systems for example, Buddhism and science, which make up the bigger picture, the completed jigsaw.
I will now insert part of a reply I gave to another person in relation to spiritually aware trying to totally separate themselves from religion, basically separating themselves from the bigger picture, the completed jigsaw puzzle.
Look at it like this, every ideological concept and belief is a part of a jigsaw, each piece fits within a certain part of this jigsaw, now this jigsaw, when finished, shows us the bigger picture, when a piece is missing, are we going to have the whole big picture? No, this is because part of the picture is missing because we have disdain for such pieces of ideological concepts and beliefs and discarded it as not being a part of us.
Now look at the completely finishes jigsaw again, every piece has its own place within the jigsaw, what is the obvious thing that sticks out other than the big picture and that every piece has its place in the bigger picture? It’s all interconnected isn’t it as if it’s a collective?
Now what does this completed jigsaw mean other than a collective, a collective what?
Each piece represents a separate ideological concept and belief, a separate consciousness state, that is until the jigsaw is completed. Once completed, all these ideological concepts and beliefs become one consciousness or an absolute truth of that one now completed consciousness.
Each jigsaw when completed shows us the bigger picture but what is this bigger picture?
Each jigsaw represents a conscious state that is influenced by certain traits unique to that conscious state, that completed jigsaw. In our case it’s ego which created chaos. Basically the bigger picture in our case shows us a picture of ego and chaos which is made up of numerous jigsaw pieces showing various degrees of ego which makes up a complete jigsaw puzzle, the bigger picture. One must remember, each piece is connected to the other, there is no true separation of consciousness.
Now when every ideological concept and belief systems is expressed and accepted as a piece of the pig picture, our jigsaw is completed as fig.1 shows but as fig. 2 shows, this completed jigsaw is in within another frame, this frame is but another jigsaw that needs to be completed, in other words our completed jigsaw made up of ideological concept and belief systems like Buddhism and science for example, become but one piece of a much bigger jigsaw as fig.2.
Fig.3 shows but anther much larger jigsaw puzzle that the puzzles shown in 1 and 2 are but one piece of when completed themselves, in other words when each jigsaw puzzle is finished, this whole puzzle becomes another piece within an even bigger jigsaw puzzle, an even bigger picture as Fig.3 shows. Each jigsaw puzzle represents a type of consciousness experienced and expressed, this ever expansive consciousness has no boundaries therefore is infinite within it’s expansiveness and experiences.
So what is this denoting, saying?
It’s saying that there is no true absolute truth for consciousness is for ever expanding, it’s infinite within it’s expansiveness, this however doesn’t mean that when a jigsaw is finished this isn’t absolute truth, the finished jigsaw becomes absolute truth for that type of consciousness, once all the pieces come together, truth in our ideological concept and belief systems become known. Each piece of the jigsaw on their own can only speak of absolute truth within that ideological concept and belief systems, these ideological concept and belief systems on their own do not tell us absolute truth without the completion of the jigsaw, the bigger picture.
What I am trying to relay here is that every ideological concept and belief is important to the bigger picture, to absolute truth, this means all ideological concepts and beliefs are important to the collective not just the ones that are personally and individually important to us. This of course can be hard to perceive until you start to perceive the bigger picture, the completed jigsaw puzzle within this consciousness.
Monday, 27 January 2014
Written by Mathew Naismith
The feeling of timelessness, as you could imagine, is a feeling of oneness, freedom, love, immortality & so forth. When we feel unconditional love what we are doing is feeling timelessness itself, we have begun to detach from time into timelessness which of course is going to give us different thoughts & understandings, we are not going to reason on the same level as we did while attached to time/mortality. Don’t expect too many people to understand you once you start to become detached from time for the main reason of the differences between the reasoning processes. In this state of timelessness you don’t just reason differently from people attached to time but reason far less mainly because our reasoning processes have changed to incorporate more of the bigger picture.
In time we have separate parts of consciousness ambling about usually not knowing where they fit in like a jigsaw puzzle & even if they do fit in we still don’t see the bigger picture only what we fit into. In timelessness this bigger picture is visible & complete only because we can see the cover of the box that the jigsaw came in. In time we seem to need to reason more because of the fragmented picture plus because we can’t see the big picture our reasoning & understanding is going to be somewhat different than if we were reasoning in timelessness, it is really timeless thoughts that I am talking about here.
At this point in writing this post I had to look for poems on the net to do with timeless thoughts.
I also came across a blog that seemed familiar in some way & of course it was. In my early times when I first used the net just over two & a half years ago I came across this same bloke. I was impressed with he’s work back then as I am now.
If we looked at the whole jigsaw we can see these pieces on their own or in clumps ambling & scuttling about sometimes in desperation in finding their place usually settling with other pieces that fit together but aren’t still a part of the rest of the jigsaw or bigger picture. How many jobs have we had through life that we actually fitted into & felt I’m a part of the bigger picture? This is still only a small portion of the bigger picture we are still seeing even if we do fit in. Man himself is only a part of the of the jigsaw (bigger picture), what about the rest of creation in time, how do we fit within this without changing the picture itself to suite our perception of what the bigger picture is portraying? We don’t fit in because all we are doing is seeing the smaller picture (jigsaw), even if man in his entirety could somehow fit in with all the other pieces of man it’s still only the smaller picture we are seeing. This is where timelessness comes into it, you can’t but help see the bigger picture that is on the cover of the box that the jigsaw came in & by doing this one can see what the bigger picture is supposed to look like. Is this saying our perception of the jigsaw is wrong in some way? No it’s not even though our perception of the jigsaw is somewhat fragmented. Will the species of man ever find themselves within the bigger picture? If man keeps trying to control everything & keeps changing the smaller picture to suite himself he will never be a part of the bigger picture & so what if he doesn’t, does it really matter!! Even though man is fragmented within he’s smaller part of the picture he’s still a part of the bigger picture but like a jigsaw these pieces just don’t fit within the rest of the jigsaw (bigger picture) & that won’t change unless he starts to think outside of time into timelessness.