Clarity: Here & Now
Clarity: Here & Now is a 66-page, 2-part book. The 1st part explains reality, and why Nature is as it appears. The 2nd part is a practical guide to enlightenment. Timeless wisdom succinctly put, Clarity is the book that spiritual seekers have been looking for.
People suffer because they do not see themselves, and the world, for what it is. By comprehending reality, you can see yourself for what you truly are: a continual process of being in the cosmic entertainment production known as Nature.
The path to enlightenment is the discipline of mastering the mind. Live in meditation: joyfully aware in the present moment, with a quiet mind which serves you, rather than you being at the mercy of your mind.
Clarity can guide you to where you want to be.
From the section on Schools of Thought About Reality:
Neurobiologists monitor the energy flowing out the scalp during mentation, and imagine that nerve cells collectively fabricate cognition. That the patterns observed do not correlate with the coinciding thoughts, and that the absurd assumption of nerve cells as responsible for cognition has no basis in fact, do not bother neuroscientists a whit. The religious dogma of neuroscience has been widely publicized and accepted despite it being a hoax.
Under matterism, you live as a bony meat sac and die. End of story.
Though they both loosely fit with how the world appears, matterism and dualism are fundamentally different conceptions of reality. Dualism touts the dualities which are obvious: between mind and body, and between self and environment.
Matterism is instead a monism, claiming a unity, where the material world is all that there is: that actuality is reality. Dualism doesn’t quite make that stark claim, as the philosophers who advocated dualism were God-fearing men. Dualism leaves open the possibility of a Supreme Being behind the curtain; a notion that matterism religiously denies.
The lynchpin mechanism that dualism needs – an interface that connects mind with body – falters for lack of evidence. Matterism has an even worse problem in that regard: it cannot explain how an organism without a brain can intelligently respond to its environment or make decisions, something which plants and even microbes do.
The bottom line is that you cannot explain Nature by arguing that all of its activities are accounted for by the shuffling of atoms.
From the section on The Mind & Consciousness:
As it provides the basis for awareness, your consciousness is the bedrock of your existence. Even within your body, you are not the only thing that needs consciousness, or a mind.
The human body is made up of tens of trillions of cells. Many of them move about, and need to know exactly what they are about, where they are going, and what they are going to do when they get there. Cells that can’t keep their wits about them are the ones that cause cancer.
Given that, unsurprisingly, every cell is endowed with consciousness, and a mind to manage the situation. But the doling out of awareness and minds does not stop there. Even proteins have jobs to do.
From the section on Meditation:
The state of enlightenment is one of inner silence: being in the moment without the prattle of nattermind as an incessant distraction. In enlightenment, you live in meditation.
Every skill is acquired by practice. Instructing and disciplining the mind are no different. Meditating daily fertilizes the soil of the soul, allowing enlightenment to blossom.
From the section on Minding The Mind:
The reason that people live in ignorance is that they believe what their minds tell them: esteeming emotions and beliefs. The Collective think that they are mortal creatures who face a termination in death. All this is nothing more than the product of lies which the mind has fed them. If materiality is an illusion, so too is life and death.
You must best the raging beast between your ears: your mind. The difficulty of this domestication cannot be understated, as the mind is determined not to keep its flap shut. Your mind has long grown used to being the ruler of your life. Your taking charge is a coup d’etat to which the mind will not sit still.
From the Synopsis in the chapter on Practice:
You cannot alter your past, but you can better your future. That possibility begins now. You must discipline yourself to live transcendentally.
The world is a mirage made by your mind. Your life is nothing more than a parade of abstractions. To believe in symbols as something critical to your well-being is nonsense. Give it up.
While in the world, be not of this world. Elevate yourself.