Experience

About: Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation

The Siren of Experience
 12: 61 Our true nature is inevitably confused with self and experience. Besides the fact that self-survival is built into the organism that is the human body and brain, there is an existential reason our attention falls into an identity and clings to experience.
 12: 62 Given that what we are is an absolute, we are not located or to be found within or as an experience of any kind. To say it another way, our essence is absolutely Nothing. So, like the Sirens luring sailors to the rocks with their irresistible song, “attention” is drawn away from the absolute, which is inconceivable and not formed (nor separate from form, nor “elsewhere”), and toward what is formed and so is conceivable" which will arise for us as some form of experience. This is the only place mind can reside or attention can go. Even though mind is a very specific and limited aspect of Consciousness, it can only exist within the conceivable distinctions of experience. Mind creates. Consciousness is.


Ralston, Peter (2015-03-10). Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation (Kindle Locations 4153-4162). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.

Had to wait in dental office for ~ 2 hours & this time I had my Kindle. The office filled & emptied a couple of times (8 waiting most of the time) & the noise level was bugging me.  However I grabbed a random book in my library & began to read about NOW, nothing, Is etc. Awesome! Waiting with NOW.

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  2. consciousness
  3. is
  4. now
  5. attention

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2015-10-31 11:14:16 18987

Well dividing by nothing trancending rational mind, then just assuming absolute self, will apparently eliminate verifying by experience itself.  But that is not the way i transcend mind ... rather for me experience is King ... my sanctuary ... for that can be shared beyond just my self. 
This has nothing to do with dividing by zero. There is experience & then there is consciousness.  There is a difference & distinction . This book is about consciousness. The munge you create for yourselfie & call experience may get you off & maybe not, but so might a good shot of crack & heroin.
Enjoy the glow.


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