Direct Consciousness

3: 13 In any case, because of this natural limitation of mind, we are challenged when tackling thought outside this framework, and further, are incapable of grasping what can’t be grasped by the mind. Direct-consciousness or enlightenment is of that kind. It cannot be understood short of having it, because it does not fit into any framework whatsoever.

Ralston, Peter (2015-03-10). Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation (Kindle Locations 883-886). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.
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found by searching for the word "mind" in the referenced book.
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Was looking for the quote about mind not being a location in the body.

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  2. mind

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Mark de LA says
More counter-balance:

3: 15 Because the Absolute can’t be grasped by the mind, it’s impossible to imagine what enlightenment is. Trying to conceive of something inconceivable is doomed to failure. Since the mind functions by making distinctions— basically “knowing” everything as if separate objects— and relating these distinctions to each other, this creates what we call “experience” and so what we perceive as reality. That being the case, the mind is ill-equipped for the job of being conscious of absolutes. An absolute lacks objective or even subjective distinctions. The Absolute truth isn’t separate from anything. It is everything, but not any thing, nor is it several things or even all things. The absolute nature of Being is the source of reality and reality itself.
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Ralston, Peter (2015-03-10). Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation (Kindle Locations 892-898). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.
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Mark de LA says
source: ... 3: 16 See? That just doesn’t communicate anything useful, does it? There is no use in talking too much about direct-consciousness since it will of necessity sound like gobbledygook. Just consider that it is not anything you think or imagine.

Ralston, Peter (2015-03-10). Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation (Kindle Locations 899-900). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.
...Your experience, in this moment and every moment, is all that you know and perceive. It is everything you are aware of in any way— your internal state, mental activities, what you perceive as your environment, everything you feel or sense, intuit, imagine, remember, think, believe, and even the influence of the content of your unconscious mind. It is the whole world for you; it is what you experience as you and reality, others, and everything else.

Ralston, Peter (2015-03-10). Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation (Kindle Locations 922-925). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.

3: 27 When you have a genuine enlightenment, you become conscious that your nature is nothing. You have no quality, no aspect, and you exist in no location, so there is no objective aspect for the mind to grasp. The true nature is absolute, and so paradox is an aspect of this consciousness, making it incomprehensible to the mind.

Ralston, Peter (2015-03-10). Pursuing Consciousness: The Book of Enlightenment and Transformation (Kindle Locations 959-962). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.


Mark de LA says
choy 2015-12-05 15:24:54 19096
seth 2015-12-05 14:07:39 19096
choy 2015-12-05 13:41:50 19096
The thingy that amuses me is there are some who put limits on their ability to go beyond the body-mind duality & want to limit others to their own predicament or inability . (;-))

well in my interpretation nothing even remotely like that is happening here at all
YOU are your own problem !
You are the one who is boxed in.

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