Primordial Wisdom and Compassion

Inseparable from open intelligence is compassion. Just like sunshine is inseparable from the sun, compassion is inseparable from open intelligence. By the power of resting as open intelligence for short moments repeated many times, primordial wisdom and compassion become evident. They become more and more evident. This is what we really want. This is what can motivate us to actually take a short moment of open intelligence in the midst of an afflictive state, rather than to nurture it. In each moment of the total relief of open intelligence, there is complete primordial wisdom as well as primordial compassion that is completely uncontrived. In every short moment of open intelligence this is obviously present.

Effortlessness

By gaining confidence in open intelligence, we enter into effortlessness—effortlessness in our experiences where we can take on great tasks, and we can even find ourselves doing the undoable. It’s all occurring effortlessly, and at the same time we are operating at optimal lucidity and clarity in everything that we do.

The Essence of Who We Are

As we in our own experience come to see that thoughts don’t have an independent power or nature, that they’re not substantial in their own right and they don’t have the power to cause either benefit or harm to our well-being, then we really begin to see the essence of what we really are. We begin to see that which can take us all the way in life; it can take us through any experience no matter what it is.

All-encompassing Pure View of Open Intelligence

A simple way to think about it is that within the all-encompassing pure view of open intelligence, all data appear. Those data streams are never separated from open intelligence. The data stream could be called anything: a thought, an emotion, a sensation, an intuition, an experience, a person, place or thing. No matter what it’s called, no matter what its description, it is a data stream appearing in open intelligence.

The Solution to All Problems

In this simple way, in our own individual experience, we come to very clearly see the power of open intelligence, that power of open intelligence can do what noting else has been able to do, and open intelligence has something for everyone. It isn’t something anyone gets from anyone else; it’s the substance, the sole single substance of all human experience no matter what it is. When we demonstrate to ourselves in our own experience its power, then we can see how it easily is the solution to all kinds of problems that human beings may have experienced.

Open Intelligence is Pivotal

Open intelligence is pivotal in our human experience. If we want to understand all of our human experience, everything we know about our human experience, individually or collectively, open intelligence is pivotal. It is only by gaining confidence in open intelligence for each of us individually and there by solving our own personal problems that we can then see the power of open intelligence to find solutions to many of the problems facing human beings.

Familiarity with Open Intelligence

The more we get familiar with open intelligence, the more it’s clear that open intelligence is naturally and spontaneously present as the source of all thinking. By resting as open intelligence rather than following all the stories of thought, we find peacefulness within ourselves and clarity within ourselves that we may have never known before. Rather than trying to maintain it as a state that is separate from thought, we find that we don’t even have to worry about breaking things up or dividing them up in that way.

Practice of Short Moments

The practice of short moments many times is extremely profound, and anyone who is open enough to enter into it quickly finds that it is extremely profound. It allows for this instinctive realization with no destination to be the case in the self-release of the here and now. What it shows you in your own experience is the self-freeing dynamic of the here and now, and it shows you that most personally in your own experience, with your own thoughts, emotions, sensations and other experiences.

Open Intelligence is Lucid and Clear

When we look closer at the nature of our own experience, then we can really examine whether or not thoughts or other phenomena are self-generated. We really can question whether or not thoughts have some independent power to affect our well-being or whether it’s in open intelligence itself that there is a natural state of perfection and well-being in which there is total lucidity and clarity, and which is always the case regardless of thinking. This is a very important key point I have just mentioned: open intelligence is always the same, and it is lucid and clear regardless of thinking.

Immediate Benefit

We start to realize that there is a whole other outlook on life, a whole other way to understand life, a whole other way to be. We may be a little bit tentative about this at first, but because it is so convincing in terms of its immediate benefit to us, we, although tentative, go right ahead anyway. Plus, we see in our friends a change; we see a dramatic change, a dramatic glow.