Detachment as an art

Don’t try to find out what speech is, know the speaker.

Don’t try to find out what odor is, know him who smells.

Don’t try to find out what varying phenomena are, know the seer.

Don’t try to find out what sound is, know the hearer.

Don’t try to find out what varying tastes are, know the knower of the tastes.

Don’t try to know what particular activity is, know the agent involved.

Don’t try to find out what pleasure and pain are, know the knower of the aforesaid.

Don’t try to find out what joy, happiness and contentment are, know the knower of the aforesaid.

Don’t try to find out what mind is, know the thinker therein.

This is the sure door to the Higher Consciousness.

9 thoughts on “Detachment as an art

  1. This has been a difficult piece to wrap my head around. This no thinker to think the thoughts. The thought is the think. I do feel as though there is a me and there is a thought. And I know if I struggle to understand it will push it further. I am focusing instead on mindfulness and staying away from
    Talking to myself. Once Alan Watts places that gem in my mind – that thinking is talking to yourself, I’ve found myself bothered by the narrator. That’s how it seems to me. A constant narrator chattering at me.

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  2. I see that experience of yours to be beautiful. There is nothing to abstain from – just embrace the experience as it is without judgments that so and so said this or that. The goal is to stay focused on the Witness himself, the solitary witness.

    Silently, you will realize that the grass has grown to unexpected levels.

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  3. These words were a wonderful meditation for me as I hiked today. I understand what you mean. I think Osho
    Said similar. Thoughts are like clouds in the sky. Let them come
    And go and you’ll find more sky then clouds.

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