This aware principle,
Is already always aware.
Without lifting a finger,
It is effortlessly present.
Within this awareness,
A multitude of phenomena spontaneously arise and fall.
Conceptually we say ‘multitude of phenomena’,
But in reality there is just One Seamless Experience.
Whatever phenomena awareness is aware of,
We can call ‘objects’.
No object is this aware principle,
No object is awareness.
There are no actual separate objects,
Just the appearance of separate objects.
The mind, using concepts like a sword,
Carves up our Seamless Experience into apparent parts.
Let us examine this awareness,
Which is not separate from the objects it observes.
Where does it come from?
What is its nature?
Observe, no particular object of awareness is awareness itself:
An object itself cannot be aware,
The perceived cannot perceive.
Therefore awareness is not an object.
There is no knowledge of awareness:
Awareness cannot be seen, touched, smelt, heard or tasted.
In this sense it cannot be known,
But awareness’s existence is self-evident.
What is this awareness?
– I don’t know!
But I know awareness exists. How?
– Because I am aware!
Observe, there is no awareness of awareness itself,
Only awareness of objects,
(Or in Deep Sleep or Samadhi,
the awareness of the absence of objects),
The existence of awareness,
Is inferred from the presence (or absence) of objects.
So what is awareness but an idea,
Based on the assumption of a subject, a seer?
Awareness is a merely a concept,
Indistinguishable from the objects it is aware of.
Objects are awareness,
Awareness is simply the presence of objects
(or the presence of an absence of objects,
as in Deep Sleep or Samadhi).
‘Objects’ and ‘awareness’ are two names for our One Total Seamless Experience.
See this at once!
All these words,
Simply trying to describe,
What is already our direct experience of life,
Words simply point,
To the simplicity of this,
This which is so simple:
It is just our direct experience.
What we conceive to be awareness.
Is nothing other than our everyday experience of objects,
What is conceived to be the Absolute (ie. the Subject)
Is none other than the relative (ie. objects),
There is no object or subject,
No relative or absolute,
Just this, beyond words, beyond opposites.
There is only this,
And elusive of conceptualisation.