Complete Freedom in Immediacy of Perception

The more you are involved in the story—in the data streams—the more there is the perception of suffering, but that’s not what we are really talking about. What we are really talking about is the efficacy of short moments many times. Now, what is initially a distraction or an enormous story about whatever it is—your personal history, someone else’s personal history, or the nature of the universe—by the power of short moments many times, you attain mastery over the story. Initially the story is very compelling, but eventually there is complete freedom in relation to the story. It doesn’t matter if the story is there or not. You can have endless stories about the nature of the universe, endless stories about the nature of yourself, but there’s freedom in the immediacy of the perception of all of those.

Key Points and Pivotal Instructions

In Balanced View we offer a wealth of instruction, very key points and pivotal instructions on exactly how to maintain open intelligence. What I have seen over and over again is that every single person who does receive clear instruction, understands exactly how to rest, and then it is easy.

The Ground of Human Nature

What we are saying here is that the ground of human nature and all of nature and the fundamental condition of existence is open intelligence itself. The skillful means for bringing that about in one’s own experience is to maintain open intelligence for short moments repeated many times until it becomes automatic.

Complete Mastery

Within us we have complete mastery over all thoughts and emotions and experiences; that’s our natural state, and if we don’t know that to be the case it’s simply because we haven’t become familiar with that.

Commitment to Open Intelligence

Once you know what open intelligence is, then the second step is to make a commitment to that. It needs to be a 100% commitment; it can’t be going back and forth. It is a commitment that has to be to open intelligence and to its power in our lives rather, than to buying into all the data and stories and the thinking about everything.

Free of All States

In gaining confidence in open intelligence, we find ourselves free of all states, positive and negative states. We don’t need to rely on descriptions any longer to assure our well-being. Instead we are relying on open intelligence itself.

Thoughts Vanish Naturally

In open intelligence there is incredible power. First of all we notice that when we gain confidence in open intelligence by maintaining open intelligence for short moments repeated many times, we find that we are not as affected by our thinking anymore. We find that our thoughts vanish naturally like a line drawn in water, or like the flight path of a bird in the sky. There isn’t anything we need to do about the thinking; it is spontaneous and free in its own place. It resolves itself. It is spontaneously self-releasing with nothing needing to be done about it.

Gaining Confidence in Open Intelligence

In gaining confidence in open intelligence, what we do is gain confidence in this state of natural perfection that is the source of every thought. When we gain confidence in that state of natural perfection that is the source of every thought, we ground ourselves in lucidity and clarity. We ground ourselves in a lucidity and clarity of body, speech and mind that we can never have just by thinking of things or by trying to cultivate good thoughts.

In Perfect Harmony

We see the living of life according to the Four Mainstays, a lifestyle that has never been presented to human beings as an offering before, a lifestyle in which there is a simple practice for maintaining mental and emotional stability at all times, where there is a trainer to go to twenty four hours a day for support, where there is a written training. In fact, there are endless written trainings, they just keep pouring out of the computer. All of these support the instinctive recognition of opening intelligence at all times. There is a worldwide community of people who are living life exactly the same way, who understand you completely, because they are living life in the same way that you’re living life. They know that you are responsible for your data, and you know that they’re responsible for their data; there’s no question about it, and that it is up to each one of us to live in accord with each other, in perfect accord, in perfect harmony. It is up to each one of us.

Lifestyle Choice

Many of us believe believe certain of our thoughts are very destructive and we somehow have to keep those under control, and others are beneficial and we need to cultivate or encourage those. That’s certainly a lifestyle choice; however, there is another lifestyle choice. The other choice is to gain confidence in open intelligence as the solution to all problems rather than trying to patch together problems based on putting thoughts together and formulating some kind of perfect puzzle of thinking that’s somehow going to create perfect thinking.