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Hello and welcome!  Awakening to the nature of being appeared in 2011 and all beliefs of being a personal self dissolved.  The breadcrumbs on this site are mostly from the Perennial Wisdom Teachings, an early nineteenth-century phrase pointing to the falseness of a separate and personal self.   These teachings shifted and eventually erased the relative beliefs about what I am, about life, and what is appearing.  These teachings reflect the core Truths woven through all the major religious teachings of the world and point to the non-existence of a separate and personal self.

The focus of this site is mainly the perennial wisdom teachings of Jesus the Christ, Ramana Maharshi, the Buddha, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Rumi the Poet, Lao Tsu, and the Tao de Ching as well as direct insights from the perspective of this seeming character Anita.

For five decades the belief of being a human being named Anita was so strong a separate identity was never challenged.  A friend suggested I attend the Triangle Inquiry Group (TIG) in Raleigh. I did and I met Bart Marshall, our teacher and friend. This group of like minded friends examine the beliefs of being a personal self using self-inquiry tools.  We still meet once a month though now on Zoom due to Covid. It never occured to me I might be anything or anyone other than Anita the separate person. I awakened to the true nature of being December 27, 2011, nine months after finding the TIG. I have deep gratitude for all TIG friends and teachers.

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Only he who loses his life will find it.  – Jesus of Nazareth

The essential Understanding is that in reality, nothing is. This is so obvious that it is not perceived
Wei Wu Wei

Whoever discovers the true meaning of these sayings will never die: Let the seeker not stop seeking until he finds. And when he finds, he will be greatly troubled. And after he has been troubled, he will be astonished, and he will reign over the All. -Jesus of Nazareth (Gospel of Thomas)

When you are very quiet, you have arrived at the basis of everything. That is the deep, dark blue state in which there are millions of stars and planets. When you are in that state, you have no awareness of your existence. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Reality is simply loss of the ego.  – Ramana Maharshi

This dream you call the world is not the problem; your problem is that you like certain parts of the dream and dislike others.  Once you have seen the dream as a dream,  you have done all that needs to be done.  – Nisargadatta

It is not so very difficult to understand, at least intellectually, that this universe is a dream, but it is almost impossible to accept that the one who is suppose to understand this is him/herself part of the dream. – Ramesh Balsekar

Here is just emptiness. There is no getting my ego out of the way, and all that stuff. There is just seeing, shining in great brilliance and clarity.  –  Douglas Harding

Anything that implies a continuity, a sequence, a passing from stage to stage cannot be the Real.  There is no progress in Reality; it is final, perfect, unrelated. Reality is not the result of a process; it is an explosion.  – Nisargadatta Maharaj

The ultimate mystery of being is beyond all categories of thought. Joseph Campbell

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me: my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.  – Meister Eckhart

No masters, only you, the master is you.  – Ikkyu 

Do not seek the truth: only cease to cherish opinions…If you wish to know the truth,then hold no opinion for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is a disease of the mind.  – Seng-Ts’an

Realisation is a matter of becoming conscious of that which is already realised. – Wei Wu Wei

Pure knowledge is not imparted by another: it comes unasked. It is the one that is listening: it is your own true nature.  – Nisargadatta

There is no such thing as an entity. Now you know you are awake because you are here and you have that knowledge. There is nothing else other than this knowledge, no entity.– Nisargadatta

The final truth cannot be accepted unless the mind is empty of the ‘me’ and the heart is full of love.  – Ramesh Balsekar

Ignorance of what is eternal is due to the concept of ‘time.’ The ‘I-concept’ and the ‘time-concept’ are inseparable, neither can appear to exist without the other: they are dual aspects of what is erroneously conceived as objective.  – Wei Wu Wei

Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and everything you do, is for your self – and there isn’t one!  – Wei Wu Wei

We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.  – Rumi

Realization is of the fact that you are not a person…Personal entity and enlightenment cannot go together.  – Nisargadatta

When your individuality is dissolved, you will not see individuals anywhere, it is just a functioning in Consciousness.  If it clicks with you, it is very easy to understand.  If it does not, it is most difficult.  It is very profound and very simple, if understood right.  What I am saying is not the general run of common spiritual knowledge.  Nisargadatta

Enlightenment is the great and final disappointment, the dissolution of all our egoic fantasies and grand hopes. – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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