LIFE

 

What is LIFE? This is a question that has confronted the world since the so-called beginning of time. The answers are as plentiful as there are people on the earth. Each one has his particular sense as to what LIFE is, but this does not make his definition correct.

What is LIFE?

In Truth we discover that LIFE is not the mere "impulse" that appears to animate items, bodies, things. LIFE is not the impulse, the energy, the stimulus, the motivating urge behind each and every movement, motion.

What is LIFE? LIFE IS SPIRIT, GOD, OMNIPRESENCE ITSELF IN ACTION IT IS BEING, ISNESS, ACTUALITY, CONSCIOUS AWARENESS, MIND FUNCTIONING TO THE FULL, TOTAL COMPLETENESS ALIVE TO ITS OWN FULLNESS, SATISFACTION.

Within LIFE there can be no pause, no delay, no wait, no otherness, no alienness; there can be no doubt, fear, anxiety, question as to degree, amount, quality, characteristics, qualifications; there can be no opposite, no challenge, no sense of frustration disappointment, unfulfillment. Within LIFE there is TOTALITY, COMPLETENESS, ENTIRENESS, GOODNESS IN ITS PURE ABSOLUTENESS, CON­SCIOUS BEING UTTER ALIVENESS, JOYOUS EXUBERANCE, UNCURTAILED ENTHUSIASM, PERFECT PRESENCE, UNCONDITIONAL AWARENESS THAT ALL IS, AND THAT IT IS ALL ... THERE CAN BE NOTHING BESIDE, for Perfection cannot be improved upon!

Life cannot be separated from ACTION, FUNCTION. LIFE is ACTION Itself - not to be mistaken for movement, motion, commotion, reaction, effect, but rather BEING ITSELF TOTALLY OPERATIVE, WHOLLY PRESENT, FULLY BEING ALL THAT ISNESS IS. That is, Entirety being completely entire everywhere throughout Immensity, Totality, Wholeness, Allness - throughout Infinity. There simply is naught but ISNESS being; Existence Itself existing; Omnipresence totally present everywhere. There can be naught more, naught less than THIS ENTIRETY entirely being Itself. This solidarity of TOTALITY, this UTTERNESS of ABSOLUTENESS, this COMPLETENESS of the only SUBSTANCE or "stuff" existent, leaves no opposition, for It leaves nothing but THAT WHICH IS.

Nowhere can an absence of EXISTENCE be found, identified, suffered, known, or even spoken of, in Reality! Why? Because there can be no challenge to ALONENESS. THE ONLY, THE ALL, THE PERFECT WHOLE ONE THAT LIFE IS. There is no second mind, no lesser mind, no state, condition, no suggestion of less or more than TRUTH BEING NOW TRUE IN ITS ENTIRETY. Fact precludes error, mistakes, assumptions, and all and sundry that pretense might pretend, if there were a pretender for Truth's throne! But is there such? The answer is an unequivocal and emphatic NO!

WHOLENESS means that LIFE, EXISTENCE IS ONE AND THE SAME AS CONSCIOUSNESS, AWARENESS. SUBSTANCE is  naught, other than CONSCIOUSNESS WHOLLY ALIVE TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL, ITS ABSO­LUTE ENTIRETY COMPLETENESS ONAL & ABSOLUTENESS. It means that there can be, and ONLY ENTIRE GOODNESS PRESENT, AND THAT THIS GOOD­NESS IS ABSOLUTELY COGNIZANT OF BEING OMNIS­CIENT PERFECTION NOW, EVERYWHERE ... that is, TOTAL, SINGLE, PURE LOVE wherein no slightest contest or question of reversal, opposition, or otherness can be.

LIFE is not a mental exercise. LIFE is not a mental battle one must wage against evil, opposition, that which is alien, contrary, opposed, vicious, condemnatory, bent on destruc­tion, wanting power, prestige, authority, or some such cognition. Not at all. LIFE simply is THAT WHICH IS NOW TIE ONLY PRESENCE, THE ONLY AWARENESS, THE ONLY CONSCIOUSNESS, THE ALONE BEING THAT IS IDENTITY PRESENT. There is no non-Identity, non-Being anywhere, regardless of what education would say to the contrary.

If LIFE were not, there would be naught, hence not even education could pretend to teach or say anything, give examples and seemingly make them appear factual. LIFE IS GENU­INE, IS EXISTENCE ITSELF as pointed out. To LIFE there is no education, no learning, no advancing, growing, under­standing, demonstrating, be it good or bad. LIFE being SUBSTANCE, THE SOLE "STUFF" AMNESS IS BEING (the Absolute Identity-I) cannot be ill, diseased, missing in some way. It cannot be matter, physical, organic, structural or molecular.

LIFE being SUBSTANCE ITSELF, THE ONLY IDEN­TITY PRESENT, CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF COGNIZANT AS AWARENESS, is single, entire, wholly pure, unadulter­ated, without the possibility of being contaminated by otherness, for such is impossible! How could ALLNESS be touched by Its absence? Absurd!

LIFE IS GOD, OMNIPOTENCY, ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY because there is naught to oppose It, refute It, admit it. or deny It! THERE IS GOODNESS ONLY, which is another way of saying, THERE IS FULLNESS ONLY, TOTALITY, SELF-SATISFACTION ONLY, ENTIRETY ONLY. There exists naught else, hence naught to question Fact, to doubt It, to disagree or agree with It, to know or not know It, to "use" or fail to take advantage of It! THERE IS GOODNESS ONLY, REALITY ONLY, THE TOTAL FACT PRESENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, ONLY. There can be no "besides."

What then do we "do" when it comes to the picture that salutes our senses in our daily round? Do we attempt to put these pictures straight? Do we attempt to heal, alter, help, correct, condemn, punish or reward?

In every case, the answer is negative. We do nothing with anything. Does this mean that we ignore conditions, ignore the suffering of the world about us? Does it mean that we selfishly go about our own affairs and allow the world to drown in its sorrow, grief, suffering and heartache?

Again the answer is negative. We do not deal with or through the world. Our work, so-called, is to begin wholly with WHAT LIFE, WHAT EXISTENCE, WHAT SUB­STANCE, WHAT OMNIPRESENCE, WHAT POWER ACTU­ALLY IS HERE, NOW, EVERYWHERE! This ONENESS, THIS FACT, THIS TRUTH leaves naught beside anywhere, or any "reason" for otherness anywhere. Staying with NOW BEING THE FACT, appears as the dissolution of the seeming trouble. Why? Because we no longer are caught up on the thorns of assumption, other-mindedness, absurdity, insanity. THE ONLY MIND PRESENT BEING INTELLIGENCE ITSELF WHOLLY ALIVE TO ITS SINGLENESS, ITS PURITY, LEAVES NO INSANITY OR ITS AFTERMATH, ANYWHERE! This appears as "healing."

Above all, in pondering LIFE, the reader must define SINGLENESS, WHOLENESS, ONENESS, or Existence has no meaning in the true sense. LIFE is not a mere mass of movement, a universal re-action, a commotion produced by some impulse, a vibration resulting from a stimulus. Neither is LIFE the effect of a cause, the result of a divine command, the outcome of mere animal routine. It is not a perpetually recurring incident within the maze of generalities, the offspring of idleness, the outcome of reason, the expected side issue of desire, a promise of continuity of the species, a matter of adjustment within a limited ecology.

LIFE IS INTELLIGENCE ITSELF, CONSCIOUS SIN­GLENESS ITSELF wherein no possible sub-mentality exists at all. Herein no undermining can occur, no reversal can take place, no impulse exists to contradict, dispose of, befoul, limit, or obstruct Actuality. LIFE knows naught of other­ness, so never has to deal in or with such. TOTALITY alone is the definition of LIFE, for WHOLENESS leaves no incompleteness, naught in addition, nothing missing - leaves no sub-Life, no sub-Consciousness, no sub-Awareness, no sub-Presence.

ALL OF LIFE IS PRESENT IN ITS ABSOLUTE CON­SCIOUS CERTAINTY, FOR IT IS THE SINGLE BEING, SINGLE PRESENCE, POWER, AWARENESS, SUB­STANCE, TOTALITY, IDENTITY, ALIVENESS, ALL-IN­CLUSIVE CONCEIVER-PERCEIVER OF EVERY THOUGHT (THING) COGNIZABLE BY AND WITHIN MIND!

There simply is no additional mind anywhere, or operat­ing as anyone. There is no additional "stuff" of which such could be composed, nowhere or nowhen that such can even appear to operate, or any "mentality" to know or react to such. SINGLENESS IS POWER ITSELF, AUTHORITY IT­SELF, FOR IT TOTALLY KNOWS ITS ENTIRETY HERE NOW.

This SINGLENESS, LIFE, EXISTENCE, BEING, INDIVIDUAL WHOLE IDENTITY, is the UTTERNESS OF PERFECTION, FOR IT IS ABSOLUTE GOODNESS CON­SCIOUSLY BEING ALIVE TO THE FULL OF POWER, JOY, BLISS, HAPPINESS, SELF-SATISFACTION, for nothing of ITS TOTALITY can be absent, missing, impaired, or even challenged. IT IS ENTIRETY THROUGHOUT, and this alone is your (MY) IDENTITY. But, remember, IT IS ALWAYS THE SOLE ONE BEING THE UTTER ONE IT IS IN ITS CONSCIOUS COMPLETENESS. This leaves no "other" that suggests anything, presumes anything, assumes anything, hence none beside that can claim, believe, dream, or enact error, evil, a contradiction to and of ALLNESS, SINGLE­NESS, LIFE. It leaves naught beside, hence what can take on the guise of death, limitation, fear, disease, time, history, prophecy, humanity, astrology . . . take on the conditions and conditioning of "time" or theology, the would-be foundation for Satan, "void," evil, error, or oblivion?

Never fight evil, never contradict error, never battle Satan, never strive to overcome death, never attempt to cast out lack, never try to heal humanity, or set history right. Never try to manipulate time, prevent prophecy, wipe out pictures or change them in any way. All such is a tacit argument that there is a sub-mind, sub-substance, sub-identity, subjugation or slavery to otherness, and anyone trying to then "handle" such is doomed to failure. However. beginning. stating, starting with WHAT LIFE. EXISTENCE, SUBSTANCE. TOTALITY, WHOLENESS IS. ONE DISCOVERS THAT IT IS THE VERY ONE PRESENT, THE ONE DECLARING, KNOWING, BEING AWARE, ALIVE TO IDENTITY. THERE IS NO OTHER AT ALL.

So many seem  to assume that they are the TV instrument and that the pictures projected on the screen of the instrument are stemming from it. This is not so. Nothing that goes on as a body, or the pictures that seem to be subjective therein and thereas, stems from that body, nor from a mind within that body! LEAVE THE INSTRUMENT ENTIRELY ALONE and "dig" at the WHOLENESS OF PRESENT ALL-POWERFUL GOODNESS, the SINGLE SUBSTANCE, NOWNESS PRESENT IN FULL. Keep thought away from TV instruments, from bodies, from states and conditions. STAY WITH REALITY ONLY, if you would behold your SELF AS YOU ACTUALLY NOW ETERNALLY BE! There is no personality existent at all.

Can any portion of LIFE be lost? Can any portion of OMNIPRESENCE be set aside? Can any portion of WHOLE­NESS be separated, deleted, removed, cast off, cast aside, rendered null or void? Can any portion of ALLNESS, ONENESS, ENTIRETY, COMPLETENESS be rendered less than IT IS? If so, by what, where, when. and through what authority?

What Substance EXISTS ASIDE FROM EXISTENCE? Where is N O W save present Itself'? Can any of THE PRESENT be shifted backward, or forward, so that THAT WHICH IS is NOT? If so, how? What logic could possibly claim or believe any such nonsense'? What would be operating in lieu of Mind, if such conclusions appeared valid? And where would such stem from, there being neither cause nor effect, no duality, no otherness, naught but the TOTAL WHOLENESS THAT ENTIRETY IS FOREVER NOW?

Where REALITY is, where FACT is, where ACTUALITY is, can there be even the suggestion, much less the would-be evidence of otherness? To what would it appear? Certainly not to Mind, Actuality! Is Consciousness ever asleep? Does It ever fail to stay aware of all that It is? If not, then how does the seeming mess come about, or even appear to be present, or require any sort of attention?

While it is true that none of this nonsense is going on in Mind, the picture "appears" to be present, and is usually the reason why a call for help goes out.

We could blame it all on theology, but where does the theological patter originate? There is neither cause nor effect in Mind . . . there is only Reality Itself being. True. But theology seems to have become a pattern, a system of behavior, a belief that has no challenge even from those who are suffering the most from the silly nonsense. People seem to accept it without question, go along with it, put up with the troubles that come to them as a consequence, and finally die of that which has no foundation in Fact at all.

Seldom does the troubled one begin with Reality. Rather he begins with his trouble, tries to discover why he has it, where it came from, what the underlying cause is, what the outcome will be, how long it will take, and what he might normally expect in the meantime. This process is most foolhardy, but try telling that to the suffering one! He will not listen, and if he does, it will be with skepticism, or a feeling that you are giving him the brushoff. are treating him with extreme coolness, or something of the sort.

Time is the life-blood of theology, of evil. Evil is totally the product of religion, of theology. Duality does not exist outside of the nonsense that One is not ONE, but rather is but one of two or more . . . that the WHOLENESS THAT LIFE IS, is separable into portions, parts . . . can be present in degree, and includes within Its nature the ability to share with Its opposite, Its absence, full honors, powers, action, function, and awareness or aliveness, these contrary states, these impossible states!

If it were not for time, theology would be unable to satisfy logic, hence sell its system to its dupes. It takes time for each step to be worked out, and for the nonsense to make good its claim of non-Existence. Should lack appear as a state, outside of time, it would be rejected, for that which gives lack a pseudo life, is TIME. Yes, TIME is the bloodstream for all forms of lack, for only via TIME can NOW be overlooked, bypassed, ignored, denied.

The when is so important if one would sell a bill of lack, limitation, humanity. The great void appeared and then TRUTH STOPPED BEING THE ONLY WHEREIN THERE IS NO OTHERNESS RIGHT NOW. NOW STOPPED COM­PLETELY - THE PRESENT STOPPED, ALL STOPPED, AND LACK CAME INTO BEING AS THE SOLE CAUSE, THE ONLY PURPOSE . . . the reason for being. Ask any child who is starting in school as to why they are here, what the purpose of being is, and they will tell you it is to procreate, fill up a hole, overcome a lack of some sort.

Why creation? Was it not totally to compensate for the void, fill it, or wipe it out? Was not this "purpose" supposed to be totally to the good, in fact, GOOD ITSELF? And remember, the seed was within itself - that is, the recurring "cause" for lack was self-perpetuating - would go on forever. Naught would ever question or doubt it. It was assured of its place in history, in futurity. But what thus became of GOODNESS, God, Life? The only "use" for God from here on in was that He purportedly knew all about this mess, gave it its authority, and it would be evil itself to even question or doubt this!

Evil supplants Goodness, Life. It leaves only oblivion, non-Life purportedly existent within time. But is this possible? Why not? Because without Life there is naught.

As before, we come back again to the question: What is LIFE? LIFE is not a "feeling," is not a "quest," is not a means of overcoming a void, filling a need, propagating Itself, having a purpose, striving for a goal, an accomplishment, an end of some sort, or supplying Itself with proof of some sort so It will be sure that It actually has SUBSTANCE, ACTUALITY, REALITY, PRESENCE, BEING!

LIFE is not a system, a combination of glands, organs, nerves, structures, states and conditions of items all working toward a given point, or to assure themselves of survival.

LIFE is not material, not physical, not based on the atom, nor is It a mystical experience, a nebulous entity that swirls about in or as an ectoplasm, and through refinement of time, experience, pressures is shaped into a desired entity or identity equipped with a past and assured of a future!

LIFE is not the outcome of gases mixed in an infinite bowl of space, tumbled about, broken down and built up again in a new series of combinations and compounds, finally coming forth as sentient matter, mystical assumption, presumptive consciousness — more or less as a happenstance, a chance evolution or mutation of some sort, entering within a temporary garment called body, yet with a prearranged plan of ejection, meanwhile wholly subject to subjection!

LIFE is not a chemical, is not an electrical impulse, is not a vibration, is not the product of cause, reason, purpose, intent, or accident. LIFE is not the end result of anything, nor does It ever end in anything, or as anything. LIFE is not shrouded in darkness, confusion, chaos. LIFE is not in shadow, in trouble, in danger, nor is It ever in anything ... never in matter, never in a shape, never in a form, never in any sort of envelope, container, shell, or dimensional prison. LIFE is never in any thing, dependent on any thing, influenced by any thing, the evidence of anything. And no thing (body, item, idea, thought) can influence LIFE IN ANY MANNER WHATEVER!

Why?

Because LIFE IS CONSCIOUSNESS, as we have repeated­ly pointed out. True, many will expect an entirely "new" statement concerning LIFE, or else they will fall back on their so-called intellect and declare that the contents in this book are but a rehash of what has already been stated. They will never stop to consider that possibly they are still attempting to "translate" the statements here into the old pattern with which they are so familiar!

LIFE is AWARENESS ITSELF BEING ALIVE TO ITS OWN OMNIPRESENCE. In other words, LIFE is UTTER COGNITION, CERTAINTY, ABSOLUTE being. Herein is no "looking to things" as conveying AWARENESS, nor in any manner whatever being instrumental in assuring Mind that It is present, or existent.

Things, that is, the picture that salutes the so-called senses, are not the issue. They have no importance at all. They neither contribute, nor do they interfere or challenge Intelligence in Its TOTAL AWARENESS AS OMNIPRES­ENCE being. But he who "starts" with the picture, with the senses, will be unable to make "sense" of what is recorded here. Equally they will be unable to make sense of the picture of what "appears" to be going on in their seeming world. They will be unable to cope with it, help it, stop it, or do anything except to go along with it, as "flesh" is always prone to do.

There is no sub-Consciousness, sub-Awareness, or sub-­Stance! There is ONLY LIFE ITSELF PRESENT. And where is this PRESENT? Here, for want of a better way of stating it. But what do WE mean when we use this term?

HERE, or THE PRESENT, means, in Truth, that THERE IS ONLY THAT WHICH IS. Obviously, that-which-is-NOT cannot BE PRESENT, BE HERE, BE NOW! "TO BE" - can It be said to NOT BE? THAT WHICH IS - can it be said that IT IS NOT? If so, by whom, by what, and why for?

There is such effort spent on the part of intellect to discover the nature, the workings of, the purposes behind LIFE, yet always OUTSIDE OF LIFE! Never, but never does the would-be human intellect, the "inquiring mind," begin with ACTUALITY, REALITY, TRUTH, FACT, BEING AS IT IS! Always the inquiry, the searching, the quest is based on GENESIS —- a would-be "beginning," a "reason," or "pur­pose" behind LIFE! This implies that LIFE IS NOT LIFE OF ITSELF, but rather is the effect, the outcome of, the offshoot of, the result of a divine plan, scheme, plot, intention, or else it is a matter of chance, the evolutionary product of nature, heat, light, decay, electrical impulse; that it all came about because of some need, a void, a hole to be filled, and so on, as we have frequently stated.

None of the above is true. The church, education, science, as we would term it each branch of human endeavor has its pet set of answers, its set of theories, which may fail to give total satisfaction, but at least keeps the hearer busy mulling over, and possibly keeps him from demanding better answers to the embarrassment of the powers that "sit in high places."

"Wherein am I to be accounted of?" is of special concern to him who seeks the nature of LIFE. Generally he is not interested in LIFE ITSELF, save as It has a bearing on his personal longevity, his body, his personal affairs, his world about him, his era. This is the major stumbling block. If the searcher would not begin with the personal pronoun, "I," but rather with LIFE ITSELF would let go the possessive identification, "I," and state wholly what NOWNESS, IS­NESS, BEING IS, he would be forced to omit all body consideration, all material, structural, organic, glandular, chemical, gaseous, evolutionary, or biological foundations. He would have to drop the possessive case altogether from his calculations. He would have to bypass religion, history, cause, effect, reason, impulse, plan, purpose, He would have to set aside his education, his physical importance, his reactions, movements, dimensions, requirements, and genesis. He would have to overlook the pictures that the senses testify to as being real, important, the impulse behind his daily round, or that of the world in which he seems to browse.

Yes, he who begins, starts with, STATES AND THEN DEFINES HIS STATEMENTS HONESTLY, FULLY, IN­TELLIGENTLY (and if not Intelligently, they are not defined at all!) he who STATES WHAT NOWNESS IS, WHAT ISNESS IS, WHAT THE PRESENT IS, has to hurdle all that education has taught concerning history all that the church has taught concerning GENESIS and PROPHECY all that science has taught and believes concerning "time," hence "space," distance, dimension, hence measurement via the senses, hence all electrical impulses, vibrations, subjectiv­ity, hence objectivity!

He who STATES WHAT NOW IS, must begin with ISNESS ITSELF, BEING ITSELF, NOWNESS ITSELF, THAT WHICH IS PRESENCE ITSELF. Note, we do not say: That which is present, but rather, THAT WHICH IS PRESENCE ITSELF! There is a difference.

The intellect, so-called that is, organized sense-impres­sions or reactions to impressions, whether they appear as objective, subjective, whether as items, things, or the absence thereof, and the position of the one concerned within the "intellectual, hence personal picture," always predicates its conclusions upon the reaction thereto. The intellect does not generally doubt that what it "sees" or "senses" is nonexistent, but rather is concerned as to the whys, the wherefores, the hows and so on. And often with great urgency because of the implied, if not the actual, threat to the personal well-being.

The entire effort of the intellect is to account intellectual­ly for the circumstance, state, or situation that threatens, or that fails to threaten! It makes no difference if the situation be called "good" or "bad" — what, or how will it effect, or affect? It is this mystical intellectuality that operates as a person, judging, sentencing, and fulfilling all the rules it has set up in accord with its ignorance, its nonexistent authority, its imaginary background and purpose.

There is no intellectualism. There is no personal intellect. There is no humanity. There is none of this judging going on in THE PRESENT, NOW, ISNESS! Why? Because all the ferment, as well as the firmament, depends utterly on the eradication of NOW, ISNESS AMNESS, THE PRESENT, BEING! Yes, THERE CAN BE NO INTELLECTUALISM, PERSONALITY, PERSONS, DUALITY, CREATION, HU­MANITY, EVIL, SATAN, CHAOS, DEATH-BIRTH, END­GENESIS, WITHOUT FIRST BYPASSING FACT, ACTUAL­ITY, REALITY!

Again, you may demand, and loudly: WHY?

The answer is simple, if one is willing to STATE WHAT ISNESS IS, WHAT NOWNESS IS, WHAT THE PRESENT IS.

He who begins, states, then defines ISNESS, AMNESS, NOWNESS, must discover that IT IS ENTIRELY FRESH, NEW, SIMPLE, TOTAL, COMPLETE, ENTIRE, SINGLE, hence IT MUST BE LOVE in Its true sense. And why LOVE? Because It must be WITHOUT GUILE, WITHOUT IMPURI­TY, WITHOUT ADULTERY, WITHOUT ADDITION OR SUBTRACTION, WITHOUT SIN, WITHOUT DUALITY, WITHOUT OTHERNESS, hence WITHOUT A GOAL, WITH­OUT A PURPOSE, WITHOUT AN INTENTION, WITHOUT A SCHEME, WITHOUT ANY ULTERIOR OR EVEN GENU­INE MOTIVE!

Why are these "intentions" classed as impurity, as sin, as evil? Because in every case they each and altogether imply, or depend upon TIME, thus ignoring NOWNESS, ISNESS, AMNESS, THE PRESENT.

Look them over, if you will! Do they not state, or imply, that TIME is required for NOW TO BE COMPLETELY NOW, FOR IS TO BE TOTALLY IS, FOR AMNESS TO BE TOTALLY AMNESS, FOR THE PRESENT TO BE ABSOLUTE­LY PRESENT? Do they not, one and all, say that COM­PLETENESS WILL COME ABOUT IN THE FUTURE, AND THAT WHATEVER DOES TRANSPIRE "THEN," will depend on the plans made in the past?

Totally anything that is based on purpose, scheme, plan, reason, intent, cause, is predicated on the subjective notion of incompleteness, vacuum, void, want, need, requirement, evolution, growth, development, attainment, additions via the manner in which subtractions of lack have been managed!

He who states what NOW IS, must behold that ISNESS IS LIFE BEING, EXISTENCE OPERATING, FUNCTIONING, ACTING. ALIVENESS AND INTELLIGENCE IS ONE AND THE SELF-SAME ONE IN OPERATION. This has nothing to do with what has been fed into the computer called the human brain, or anything to do with the nervous system (the senses) via which the information was purportedly acquired and registered within the computer.

NOW IS PRESENT, and has never been present BEFORE! There is no "before" for NOW, any more than there has been an "is" before THIS AMNESS THAT IS! It is impossible to imagine EXISTENCE as "having been," for if such were the case, then this PRESENT TENSE is NOT, and there is no identity at all.

As pointed out in one of our earlier writings, NOW IS NOT A STOPPING-OFF PLACE BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW. NOW IS THAT WHICH IS ... ISNESS BEING NOW ... AMNESS ALIVE TO ACTUALITY WHICH IS EVERYWHERE PRESENT, WITHOUT CHALLENGE ... WITHOUT "ANOTHER" TO RISE UP AND ASK IT WHAT IT IS DOING, AND WHY!

The so-called senses are utterly unable to give any "help" in "discovering" NOW. They deal exclusively with, as already pointed out, the subjective which, in turn, becomes objective, or vice versa. TOTAL GOODNESS, UTTER SELF-SATIS­FACTION PRESENT AS INFINITE UNDIMENSIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN OPERATION, IS THE SOLE AMNESS THAT IS YOU (MY) IDENTITY, BECAUSE IT IS THIS ABSOLUTE ALIVENESS IN ITS FULL POWER, COM­PLETE WISDOM, ABSOLUTE ACTION, UNCHALLENGED PRESENCE THAT IS BEING. IT HAS TO BE SINGLE,. INFINITE, BECAUSE IT IS TOTAL.

Ask your Self if NOW can be absent anywhere? Can there be any surpassing Authority, Power, Action, Function, Being, Identity above and beyond NOW? Can there be a "was" that can supplant IS? Will there ever be a "will-be" that can set aside IS? Does a conjured subjective implication or notion supplant ACTUALITY, THAT WHICH REALITY IS?

How long do you have to wait for NOW to be? Where is It missing, and what "caused" such a mishap? What do you "use" as a mind in making your statement and conclusion? How, or what was it that challenged NOW? Where was it? Who or what says so? What will be the outcome? How long will it or take before NOW returns to being NOW? With what did NOW tangle, and how badly damaged is NOW? Where and what were you being while all this was "happening" to NOW? What has NOW, ISNESS, AMNESS, BEING, to do with your Identity, your Self? Are you sure, do you KNOW this, and if so, with what, how, where, when?

Does NOW in any way depend upon the items of which you appear to be aware? Do "things" in any way contribute to NOW, in order that AMNESS BE NOW? Are "things" essential to NOW? Has NOW a set of parents, a biological background, or did It come forth from the passage of time? Was Its genesis dependent upon sex, gender, an animal urge, or the requirement to perpetuate Its species?

It is obvious to the honest "seeker" that Truth in no way is challenged, effected, or affected by the general nonsense of intellectualism. The approach to what LIFE IS, is as varied as are the would-be seekers, and their approach is as varied as the number of minutes that make up their would-be record of time.

While they pretend to be serious in their "investigation" of LIFE, they take every imaginary precaution to avoid an honest approach, an unbiased viewpoint, a truthful or accurate conclusion. And, without exception, "down the ages," they have never, but simply NEVER started, or even "made contact" with LIFE ITSELF. Always they have played around the edges of their preconceived notion of what they assume LIFE TO BE. In the language of the Bible, they have busied themselves being "about the business" of what LIFE WOULD HAVE TO BE IF IT WERE WHAT THEY ASSUME IT IS! Thus, they have always avoided dismissal of the void, for it is always within this area only that inquiry can be safe ... that is, avoided!

 

Alfred Aiken