On the Apparent Duality

On the Apparent Duality between Awareness and Form

“everything which is wrong is a belief
that there is a separate perceiver”

0:01
in my experience
right now i’m
aware of awareness
and i have no reason
to believe it’s limited
and i’m aware of form
and i also have no reason
to believe
that the essence of form
is limited or temporal

0:32
even though it may appear that way
but it still feels like

it feels like two sides of the same coin

but there’s still a sense of
duality or separation
between awareness on one side
and form on the other
and i would like to
question that and collapse that duality

i can get there intellectually
by saying well you can’t have two
limitless things

if you have
if awareness is limitless
and the essence of form is also
limitless

1:23
well
in order to have a
true duality
both poles
of the duo
have to be
real

for instance

it doesn’t make sense

let’s assume you have a dream
in this dream

you dream that you have a child
a boy
and then in life
you have a daughter

does it make sense to say i have two
children
the boy and the daughter

no! why?
because they don’t belong to the same
level of reality
so there is not a real duality here

right?

that being understood
the apparent duality that you claim is
between awareness
and whatever appears in awareness

it could be a real duality only
if whatever appears in awareness and
awareness itself were on the same level
of reality
but if we
try to find out
what is the reality of whatever appears
in awareness
we see that the reality of whatever
appears in awareness is awareness itself

the reality of a thought
is the awareness because before the
thought appears it doesn’t exist
after it has disappeared it doesn’t exist any longer
during its appearance
it exists as awareness
of the thought
so the reality of the thought is
awareness

4:04
but let’s say the thought was a thought
of a pink elephant
the reverse is not true
the reality of awareness is not the thought
of a pink elephant

it’s not a two-way street between the
perception
the thought and the awareness

there is a hierarchy
or whatever you call it
right

awareness is primable
the thought or the perception
is not on the same level of reality
therefore
there is no duality between awareness
and whatever appears in the awareness

4:45
there is
a seeming duality
the moment we
conceptualize
awareness on one hand
and the thought
on the other hand

then because you have two concepts the
concept of awareness and the concept of
thought

yes there is a duality between two
concepts
but experientially
there is no duality

5:09
that was brilliant

[Laughter]
thank you!

i have an easier time with thought
and bodily sensation and i’ve been
getting tripped up when it comes to
perception particularly
visual perception

and so is there a way for me…

how do i see in my direct experience
right now the fact that
awareness is primary
that awareness is
dominant in the hierarchy

5:43
try to see without awareness

5:48
try to see without awareness

can’t do that

that’s it?

[Laughter]

okay that’s it yeah
oh geez i guess i thought my visual
perception would change i think i’m
trying to get back to the glow
okay so every everything still appears
the same

our perceptions appear the same
they don’t change

6:32
there’s nothing wrong with the
perception
everything which is wrong is a belief
that there is a separate perceiver ❤️

Holger Hubbs

By Holger Hubbs

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