An answer to Paul

I try to give some coherent honest answer to some things that are in fact imponderable and “unanswerable”. I never thought I would venture to approach such a tremendous topic, and I am in fact quite surprised myself that words came the way they did, as if whispered. Again, this is the most incredible evidence, that when the dialogue is meaningful and real, we can come to grips with unbelievable things.

He asks:

“What is reality? What is “real?” If there are things that are “real” then what is “unreal” or fake? Who or what determines this? How do we know if they are right?

Back to the more general gist of the work, what is an illusion? At least, what type of illusion are you talking about, in more definite terms? Is all of life just an illusion? How can one be sure either way?”

My answer:

If we want to approach Reality we have to approach it through a negation.

Subsequently, Reality is neither this nor the other. Reality is not to be found within the limits of Separation. IT is not an outcome, it is not a thought or opinion, it is neither a beginning nor an end. You cannot strive after It, cause when you strive, instead of reality you find a mere projection, a figment of the mind. Thus, It isn´t  something we can conceptualize or argue about. I repeat Reality, is not to be found within the realm of polarity.

Only Freedom is “real”. When the mind has emptied itself of concept, Reality arises naturally. The “real” – being beyond duality, can never be “unreal”…Fake is Fear in its different innumerable guises, from its gross to its subtle aspects.

Fear is to be found within the range of “determination”. In fact Fear is the effect of another effect. Fear can never break its own conditioning…In a sort of way, everybody is “right” considering the point where they are standing.  It sounds pretty vague, but broadly speaking, there is no such thing as “right” or “wrong”. Only when you understand Fear, when you no longer try to escape it, but learn to approach it like a vivid entity – which is not easy, ask me… – only in that sharp sensitivity, you are able to discern with certainty what is what…

What is illusion? Illusion is also the outcome of Fear…Illusion is somehow Fear trying to escape itself…stay with these words without trying to grasp intellectually.

Is all Life just an illusion? Again, it depends on where you are standing – from what level of perception are you asking that question. It´s both illusion and not illusion and neither nor…

My answer to Jane about “Meaning”

So…what is it that makes you feel MEANING?

Only when you live your personal meaning, are you able to see your fellow-man, to come near other people, instead of feeling threatened, creating a wall between you and them.

So again:

What is your meaning?…And having said this, WHO ARE YOU?

JANE SAYS:

“Does having meaning in one’s life make one feel secure? Is having meaning a psychological wish to be something or other? Doesn’t our beliefs about who we are and what we do weigh us down? How can we be free of our acquisitions of the mind?”

MY ANSWER:

“It is a good point you make.

“Meaning” has nothing to do with any kind of wish to realize or fulfill something.

Meaning in its most pristine form, is instant contact with Life and life-purpose THROUGH FEELING in the here and now. Feeling in this context would be “ineffable immediacy”.
You can´t possess something which cannot be possessed. Instead, you can be so open, so that intimate dialogue between you and life takes place like a delightful whisper. Like an innocent child´s play.

Out of the blue, it´s there, that blessed contact. It says something at first I don´t understand, somehow it has me express that particular joy in whatever means I have for the moment: writing, composing, talking to someone or God knows what…

It is such freedom and joy in this unspeakable communion so it can never be any question of “belief” here, something to weigh me down, oh no. It is some kind of “imponderable perception”. Out of this freedom I couldn´t ever impose something on anyone.

Meaning means readiness to feel, listen and act without attachment.”