True Source of Satisfaction

By gaining confidence in open intelligence when you are young, you get over all this stuff of being seduced by something that cannot provide any satisfaction. Believe me, the things you might think are some kind of satisfaction, like intimate relationships, or having kids, or careers—these are not sources of satisfaction! These cannot bring you satisfaction. You can try to force yourself to believe that they are bringing you satisfaction, but now that you know about gaining confidence in aware pure intelligence, these will never bring you satisfaction. The only way you will be able to have satisfying relationships—whether they are career-wise, with your kids, or with your intimate partners—is to have all of that based on confidence in open intelligence. It’s the only way; otherwise, these relationships are really constant sources of turmoil and frustration.

Four Mainstays

This is a perfect opportunity to gain confidence in open intelligence rather than going for all these ideas of things that will always end up with a dead end. If rather than relying on all these expectations that others have of you or you have of yourself that are all related to conventional things, if you rely on the Four Mainstays instead, that will provide you real sustenance. That will provide you something you can always count on, no matter what kind of situation you are in.

Being of Benefit

The more familiar we are with our identity of aware pure open intelligence, the more we’re just entirely beneficial at all times without any need to try and do so. Our only interest is being of benefit. But again, it doesn’t require any effort; it’s just a natural heartfelt impulse that is irrepressible and forever free-flowing. And so, what do you want? Do you want that or the swampy bog of murkiness and conventional ways of looking at things? It’s as simple as that.

Well-Being

To look to what people think about us and rely on that for our well-being is just totally silly, whether it is the boss or anyone else. The boss can’t make us unhappy and the boss can’t make us happy either. But each job we are in we can make ourselves happy by maintaining open intelligence, by learning more about that and by growing more confident and certain in that. Then, we can also exceed all expectations of ourselves by relying on the power of open intelligence. Then in our job we will have the energy to exceed what is expected of us.

Downfall of Data

When viewpoints predominate, one’s native identity is hidden from view. There is no understanding of the profound insight, perfect mental and emotional stability, compassion and skillful activities that are at one’s disposal for the benefit of all. There is no recognition that all phenomena or viewpoints are equal. And, there is confinement within the frames of reference of past, present and future.

Open Intelligence – The Source of All Experience

Say, you had an incredible talent for baking bread, but you had never baked bread in your life. You wouldn’t know that you had that talent, but once you started to bake bread, you would get more and more familiar with your talent. Open intelligence is similar in that once it’s identified as the source of experience, then by short moments of open intelligence, repeated many times, there’s more and more open intelligence that is noticed in one’s daily experience. It’s the source of that experience. It’s seen that open intelligence is really the mainstay, ground and absolute nature. Open intelligence is not only the absolute human nature, but is also the absolute nature of everything.

What is Open Intelligence?

Anyone who wants to can start right now. If you don’t know what open intelligence is, you don’t need to. Forget about knowing what it is, if you just can’t get a handle on it. When a troublesome thought comes up, just don’t think about it. Just let it be as it is. That’s what open intelligence is. Open intelligence lets everything be as it is, just like nature lets everything be as it is.

Sun of Open Intelligence

Just allow yourself to be that great light, that great sun of open intelligence that isn’t a thing, that knows everything, that shines through everything, that outshines everything, wherein everything, no matter what it is, has no importance in a specified way.

The Power of Open Intelligence

If you want open intelligence to be stable right now for you and it isn’t, that’s just the way it is for you. Thinking about that can become an afflictive state too: “Oh, I want it to be stable; it isn’t stable right now. Look at so and so, it’s stable in them, and it’s not stable in me. What’s wrong?” Well, this is just another story to pierce with the power of open intelligence. Pierce it with the power of open intelligence; don’t allow it to go on and on. Rely on your own inner clarity to see through these stories that bring so much pain. This is very important. There is nothing better you can do for yourself.

The Most Important Choice

It really is a choice. It’s definitely a choice, so make no mistake about that. You can choose open intelligence or not. To rest or not to rest, that is the question! It really is. The more you take advantage of short moments of open intelligence, the more open intelligence there is. It’s just as simple as that. Then even though these afflictive states return for a while, over time they diminish.