what’s the truth of the now-this-here?


twinkling flickering stars dance
on the wall of my little sanctuary

it’s easy to understand that they
aren’t ‘real’ stars, for one can also
see the brass candle-holder with its
tiny star-shaped perforations, and
one knows there’s a tea light
burning inside …

it’s less easy to understand
that the stars,
the candle container,
the candle and its flame
are all projections of perception
occurring in exactly the same manner

let’s look

what is actually experienced in this little scenario?
what is experienced before the naming, the describing?
what’s the truth of the now-this-here?

just this:
the eye sees color and it sees shape
the rest is inference and story

but since “eye” and “color” and “shape” are also stories
we need go deeper,
to the source of color and shape recognition:
and then to the source of perception itself:
changeless awareness

and then we need to find out whether
the observed can be split from the observer

can changeless awareness exist aside from
its awareing of … anything?

can anything exist without
changeless awareness awareing it?


4 thoughts on “what’s the truth of the now-this-here?

  1. my head is spinning now and I percieve stars circling my head…the one that isn’t really mine or possibly even there…not to mention here.

  2. Phew – I’m going to have to grok this one! Is this a trick question? LOL :)Okay I’ll raise my hand: Um – Changeless awareness is ‘just this’ ? Lovebeams! Christine

    1. So many juicy questions in this enigmatic echo, eh Christine? I love the way they open up such wonderment… And lead one to your observation that changeless awareness is ‘just this’ – and everything else as well. It’s that form and emptiness thing again!
      More lovebeams are beaming back to you…
      ~ ml

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