Happiness appears as desire when it is veiled; desire is revealed as happiness when it is fulfilled.

The transparent, Luminous Substance of Presence - 1

Now speak, if you will, about the experience of a door........As the experience of the door and the experiencer are one whole,...why the solidity that causes the need to open the door to walk to it's other side?

Rupert,

You wrote “In time every experience revealed itself to be none other than the shape that Consciousness itself is taking from moment to moment. It became clear that that whatever it is that is seeing these words, for instance, is also simultaneously the substance of these words. It became clear and obvious that knowing these words is the same as being these words, that to know the
world is to be the world.

There is a clear sense that all experience and the experiencer are one and the same….....Now speak, if you will, about the experience of a door….....As the experience of the door and the experiencer are one whole,...why the solidity that causes the need to open the door to walk to it’s other side…..It would seem that until the “solid” world becomes “pervious”, there is an incompleteness here.

Nathan


Dear Nathan,

The door you perceive in your dream is solid and impervious. Upon waking its solidity and imperviousness is discovered to have been made only out of mind. And mind itself is made only out of the transparent, luminous substance of Consciousness.

See that the same is true of the waking state. Place your hand on something solid and impervious, say, a table or a chair. Refuse the labels and interpretations of the mind. Go directly to the experience. You do not find a table and a hand there. You find a tingling, amorphous cluster of vibrations, without density, solidity or weight.

Go deeply into that sensation and see if there is anything present other than sensing. Now go deeply into sensing and see that it is made only of the transparent, luminous substance of Presence.

Solidity and imperviousness are simply labels superimposed by the mind onto the reality of our experience. That reality is Knowing Presence, ‘I.’

With kind regards,

Rupert