What You Basically Are Deep Down

 Eric (@blankey)7 years, 8 months ago

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What we are, you are, I am deep down is this moment right now. You are the experiencer of experience, but the two are not separate. Sure you can say you have had “experiences” (plural) throughout your life, but in actuality there is only one singular “experience”, all happening right now. What is now? Look around you, right now! What do you see? Take it all in. Focus on your breath, feel it, see it. Watch it All. Every thought you have, every this, every that. Notice how you easily scan over and understand my every word without any effort or any thought. Notice your body, this biological flesh vehicle that you are and have thoughts about and how “it”(your body) interacts with “it” (your extended body, your environment). You assume things, take note, and write a story with your thoughts. Sometimes it can be helpful (science), other times, if unobserved by your consciousness’ awareness of such thoughts, it can lead to insanity, making you feel alienated and afraid of being who you are: Everything. “God”. “Brahman”. Whatever you choose to call it. Buddha referred to it as “Tathata” or “Suchness”, which is the “suchness” of the moment and all that consists of it.

The passage of time is no more than “you” moving throughout “space” and dancing with the props and other dancers… all of which is “you”. “All Which Is” is simply energy, energy flowing for infinity, right now at this very moment. The now is eternal, the Alpha and the Omega (the “first” and the “last”). Everything is timeless. Everything is NOW. How else would it happen?

“Eventually, a curious feeling will overcome you, one that is very hard to describe in words. I just said that the origin of the world is now — and there is this odd sensation that now comprises everything: the most distant past, the most remote future, the vastness of space, all states of experience, all joy, all sorrow, all heights, all depths. Everything is now. There isn’t anywhere else to be — there never was, and never will be!

That is why you never were born, and therefore cannot die. You never came, so you won’t go.You were always here. It’s a very curious feeling, so different from what we ordinarily think. In entering into the now, we find the eternal now. We find infinity in the split second.”

~Alan Watts, What is Zen

September 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm
Lyrikar (11) (@LuthorKent) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

Excellent post

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fucksake (26) (@fucksake) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@blankey,

“and therefore cannot die”

so when i die i am reborn ?

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@luthorkent, Thank you good sir!

@fucksake, Hard to say as I have never actually experienced death, or maybe I have according to this theory, but yeah I’m not too sure. The main point is that even at the origin of existence, the big bang, it has always been right now. This “right now” is still going on and always will. And you are all of it. You were the it back billions of years go, you are still it now.

Your confined body is not all that is you.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@blankey, Thanks for sharing this, Eric. Alan Watts is fucking awesome. I wish the man were alive today. His words and wisdom are exactly what this world needs, in my opinion. This was a terrific post.

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Taras (534) (@painfulfart) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

I fall asleep to this mans lectures almost EVERY night lol great post!

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emptyminded (68) (@thoughtless) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

nice post… dont agree with all of it but overall nice

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CoryC (2) (@cory814) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@fucksake, more or less you don’t die, you just relinquish the ability to be a fully organized harmonious being with the ability to interact and instead return to the chaos which is the universe. one day your body will dissolve and become apart of the universe and parts of you will again be used in another organized life form. the concentrated experiencer will cease to exist because the harmony that created its existence has fallen into chaos.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@painfulfart, I have been doing the same. Excellent way to fall asleep. Just keep listening until it stops making sense/you’re too tired. :)

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@blankey, You really believe that we’re qualified to answer such a question/make such a claim about ourselves?

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Taras (534) (@painfulfart) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@blankey, yeay or sometimes having the reverse effect and getting really sucked into his lecture and keep you up all night lmao!!

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@optimystic, How could you not? But the whole idea is that we do not know ourselves. The moment is forever spontaneous, therefore undefinable. Therefore we are undefinable.

@thoughtless, Thanks and glad you’re honest :)

@painfulfart, Pretty much :P

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@blankey, What’s your point?

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@optimystic, That’s a very good question.

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@blankey,

You mean like this thread of mine: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/consciousness-cannot-experience-death-therefore-we-are-immortal/

Basically, because we are all merely modes of experience we are essentially not our bodies but rather our sphere of consciousness. And since it cannot experience death, in a weird way we cannot die or truly cease to exist.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

@chodebalm, Thank you! I really enjoy your posts as well. Definitely keeping HE interesting for me.

@egarim, I remember reading that a while ago. And yes, we are experience, consciousness, and what/when is that experience/consciousness? Now. And now is eternal. It lasts for infinity.

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