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Investigating Direct Experience & Self-Realization, Awakening, Enlightenment.


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The aim is for this thread to be a collection of exercises for going about inspecting direct experience such as to see that there is (just a few examples):

No inner & outer.

No separate self. 

No separation. 

No time & space.

No past, now or future. 

Only Infinite Self. 


To see that reality is apparent, and therein, pure magic if you will. 


Feel free to articulate your own inspection method or what worked for you as it were, to copy & paste from anywhere online (please credit with a link), and or to share on point inspection videos etc. 


This thread will be have a slightly atypical housekeeping manor with the intention being to keep it free of conversation & misc comments, such that a new member to the site can peruse the suggestions without having to sort through or skip past comments. So if you do make a conversational comment and it is deleted, please don’t take it personally, it’s just to keep the resource as ‘clean’ as possible. 


Thank you in advance for contributing!

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On a piece of paper draw a circle for your feelings.  Then another circle around it for your thoughts, then another for your mind, then one for your body, one for your immediate environment, another one for for the larger environment etc. Until you've drawn all the circles you can think of what would make up the universe.  Can any of the circles exist without any of the others?

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Something that worked like a charm last night: 


1. First sit down however you'd like and just breathe.


2. When you start getting lost in thoughts immediately put focus on the sense of awareness or aka the witness. 


3. As this goes on for a few minutes thoughts will begin to feel like they're farther away and it'll become obvious that you're not the thoughts arising. You'll likely notice that thought is just another phenomena, along with the sound of trees and cars, and will feel relief in no longer being entagled in them.


4. Now that it's become clear that you aren't the thoughts, it's time to focus on the sense of witnessing itself, keep focusing on the witness sense. If you are unfamiliar with the witness sense simply investigate who/what is aware of the thoughts (the answer will not be in the form of a thought).


5. Similarly with thought, it may become more clear that the witness sense is also another phenomena like thoughts, trees, sounds of cars, etc. Thus, awareness  becomes disentagled from the witness sense.


6. Stay in this sense of ineffableness for as long as you'd like.


I'd do this at least once a day whenever you feel inspired to investigate. Can be done anywhere in any posture.

Edited by Orb

"I shall give you what no eye has seen, and what no ear has heard, and what no hand has touched, and what has never entered into the human heart. "-Jesus (Gospel of St. Thomas)

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In Daoist literature, there is a peculiar way to represent Yin & Yang ☯.


Yin is represented as "broken"; two separated lines:  


Yang is represented as "unbroken"; one singular line:  


Yin; broken; 


Yang; unbroken; 


What is not-two?


Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?"

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Why is Pi exactly 3.14159... And not just 3 or 9.71582 or literally anything else?


Why is every circle such that the ratio of its circumference to its diameter is 3.14159... ?







Why is The Golden Ratio exactly 1.61803... And not just 2 or 7.18362... ?





Could there be a universe where Pi was not 3.14159... And The Golden Ratio was not 1.61803... ?


Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?"

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