Present-As-All

This is primarily in response to ramesam’s comment from 11/17.

The “premise” here is the Allness, the Only-ness of the Present Itself (synonymous with Pure NOW-Consciousness, Infinity). This All-Presence of the Present, Pure Consciousness, is not PFD’s premise or “view” or theory–It is entirely thanks to the Present Itself being what IT is. PFD has nothing to do with It.

After all, who or what else besides the Present Itself is ever present to be another kind of “premise”?

This is entirely about the Present Itself–not about an “us” and how “we” also seem to experience things, or how good of a job “we” are doing of living up to what the Present is. The Present Itself being All-Presence leaves no other that might or might not live up to what the Present is. One always “looks out from” Here, for this is what the Present Itself, the only One presently conscious, is “doing.” Everything said here “speaks” from this standpoint. (Is anything ELSE ever present to be a standpoint?)

Starting Here, as what the Present is to Itself, to Its own Pure Present-ness, leaves ONLY Present-ness, and not a split second of time ever having occurred (as discussed in earlier posts). There is just One, un-changing Present-ness as all that is present–eternally, timelessly, changelessly. This Pure Present-ness then, is what ALL is. Nothing else is present besides the Present Itself to be ALL. This never lapses, because the All-present Present does not permit any time in which a lapse could occur.

As this Pure Total Present-ness does not permit time, It does not permit or include anything that could occur or arise in time. Thus it is not accurate to say, “PFD views It All as Oneness — including the ‘would-be problem.'”

That is not what is meant by the Present’s ALLNESS.

The Present’s Allness does not mean the sum total of all things that appear in time. The Present’s Allness is not “everything that appears, including problems.” That’s the very point here! ALL means the Present’s utter Timelessness, Its Pure Infinity, wherein ONE unchanging NOW is, and nothing else occurs. It precludes there being a sequence of time events.

Anything purportedly involving appearances, change, thus problems, or a “me” that could react or not react–would require time, a state of not-the-present. And the very point is that, to the Present which is all that is present, (as Pure Conscious Being) there is ONLY Present-ness. A state of not-the-present cannot occur because it’s just that: not-present.

This only is clear when “starting from” or AS Pure Present Awareness Itself, Pure Being–which IS the Present Itself being present!

The only thing attempting to say there is time, or appearances in which there are inequities or roadblocks, would be a state of sensing-and-thinking-in-time. But in order for such to arise or get attention, one would have to first ignore One’s own Absolute Presence.

All would-be problems are not going on “out there” separate from thinking and sensing. The thinking and sensing would try to point outside itself to problems as if they were some “separate” situation. But they have no existence separate from that very sensing and thinking! And the ONLY way that sensing and thinking can seem to operate and be perpetuated is thanks to first ignoring one’s own Pure Present-ness. The Pure Present Itself (this very Awareness aware here, now) is NOT a state of sensing-and-thinking-seeming-to-occur-in-time. It is Pure Present-ness.

And again, can the Absolute Present ITSELF (the only One conscious, present) ever ignore Itself? No. Can IT ever not be all that is present? No. Is not the Present Itself firmly “standing Its ground” as All-Presence? Yes. Is there honestly another to experience anything to the contrary? No. Can the Present ever be blocked or roadblocked from Its own already-present Total Presence? No. In fact, is the Present ever going anywhere? No. It changelessly IS All-Presence.

ALL is what the Present is to Its own Purity, wherein no “before” and no “time” has occurred. It is a Purity so pure that not even the Present Itself has been present “before” because It only is present NOW.

THIS is the only ALL there is.

4 thoughts on “Present-As-All

  1. Many many thanks, Peter.

    A heart-felt Bow!

    Yes, one could easily see that it is the popping up of the sore finger – the experiencing separate “me” – that throws out a ‘would-be problem’ or even ‘love’ as one of the other commentators seems to point out!

    In the “Wholeness” of What Is (without trying to give names or creating an itemized list of the mishmash), whatever IS, is. Nobody even to feel or tell a story of love or problem. One could have that ‘taste’ of It, though not be able to abide in IT forever.

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    Having said all that, a question still looms — what is this sub-sub-component which is bestowed with a ‘sentience’?

    Frans de Waal’s research on primates and studies using fMRI on humans in the lab does show that we are hard wired for ‘fairness’. So we(the sub-sub-components) are designed to be intolerant of ‘unfairness.’ Strangely, what is ‘fair’ to one may be unfair to another. Hence a conflict situation arises, when the sentient sub-sub-unit senses it because it is designed to sense and cannot help otherwise. Or conflict is built-in to arise within and by that WHOLENESS!!

    Surmounting or ‘transcending’ that built-in sentience to sense and react is what we term ‘Lieration.’ This is also same as the ‘collpse of individuating self.’

    Agreed that there is no one even to feel or to say that there is a brain in that position (a bad word for lack of a better one) of Oneness of Wholeness, can we rule out that all these things (including Wholeness or separate ‘me’) are just a play, happenstances, in the brain?

    Once again with many thanks for your time and clarity of expression,
    regards,
    ramesam
    [P.S. If other participants have a feeling that this correspondence is disturbing and unnecessary, perhaps, we can leave at that.]

  2. Greetings Peter,
    As usual your posts continue to inspire. You remind me of Philippe Petit’s ‘Man On Wire’ a film directed by James Marsh. The film leaves you in breathless amazement.

    Immense Appreciation!
    Julian

  3. Hi ramesam,

    Sorry for the delay…In response to your question as to whether or not it can be ruled out that “all these things (including Wholeness or a separate ‘me’) are just a play, happenstances in a brain.”

    Yes. Again, as Life’s “premise” or only way of being is as Pure Present-ness, Its Present-ness (Wholeness) is not a product of a brain, nor a concept had by a brain. Where only the Present is, there has been no past in which a brain could have been created–nor could there even be a dream that is dreaming up that there is a brain. Only Pure Present-ness.

    To One who “starts from” Pure Present-ness (and this is what the Conscious Present Itself is “doing”) there is ONLY Its Present-ness, and no prior patterns of any kind–thus no patterns of created human bodies with brains, no prior mental patterns, therefore no sentience, no conditions of fairness or unfairness, no such state of being hard-wired.

    Where only Present-ness is, there is no one becoming liberated, no individuating self that is collapsing, and no other having even the highest mental concepts of Wholeness or Present-ness–because in Pure Present-ness, absolutely nothing prior has happened or ever does happen.

    The Present Itself is not trying to account for such things, and Its Allness leaves no other to do so.

    That is the “blunt” answer–and is not the Present Itself rather “blunt” in being all that is present? In a sense, the Present is absolutely intolerant of, and does not permit other “viewpoints”–not because It is arrogant or insensitive–but simply because only Itself IS.

  4. The jaw drops!

    Can’t say a word more.

    That is the Highest Truth, The Only One Truth, No-second, as all the ancient Indian scriptures and Sages holler from roof-tops.

    Thank you Peter for patiently and repeatedly drawing our attention to that Truth.

    We wish we could speak from ‘there’ or in that Oneness even speech (‘other’) doesn’t exist.

    In the meanwhile we still keep wondering at and investigating the colorful manifestation of the manifold, its mathematical precision, scientific cohesion and philosophical underpinning driven by energy transformations and the need of ‘food’ for each of the transformation.

    Thanks again and regards,
    ramesam

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