The Hell Realm of Data

If you bore into that hole of data, then everywhere you look, all you will see are data—data about yourself, data about everybody else and data about the world you live in. You’ll live in a hell realm of data. It’s a reality hole that you yourself choose, but it does not have a basis in actuality. By just maintaining open intelligence, you immediately challenge your belief in any datum you’ve ever believed in, no matter what it is, big or small.

Abide As Open Intelligence

No matter what you are up to: your relationships, your work or wherever else you looked in data to find comfort, satisfaction and fulfillment, just let it all be as it is and cling to open intelligence above all else. That doesn’t mean clinging to open intelligence like some needy little wimp, but to abide as open intelligence and identify with the super-power of your own nature. Identify as the super-intelligence of your own being, and stop wimping out with all your beliefs in data.

The Nature of Data

This is like the knot in a snake undoing itself. The snake doesn’t need any help to undo a knot; it undoes it on its own. This is the same with data. They’re their own undoing. They release in and of themselves. Through the power of short moments, then you come to see that all these data are outshone; they are completely outshone by the light of open intelligence. You don’t even notice them anymore. There is just open intelligence and all these data. The engagement with the world is not a big deal. It’s not a big deal. You know what to do and how to act in all situations and you are no longer incessantly distracted by everything that appears.

The Nature Of Data

Initially it’s important not to be distracted by the stories. The more confident you become through the power of open intelligence, it doesn’t matter whether the stories are there or not; they mean nothing. They diminish; they really diminish. Just know that first you start to see, “Well, I guess data aren’t the enemy. I thought they were the enemy, but maybe they’re not. Now maybe I can look at them as friends.” Then, data start to look a lot friendlier.

You are Open Intelligence!

Keep it very simple. You are open intelligence! Know yourself as that! Everything you know about yourself is due to open intelligence, so obviously open intelligence is the basis of everything. Within open intelligence, all data appear. A problem only enters in when you like, dislike or are indifferent about the data that appear. If you start to make a choice about how you feel about all these data streams, then you break down into suffering. Isn’t that right?

Free of The Fear of Death

To be free of the fear of death is very, very powerful, and that’s what short moments of open intelligence gives you. It gives you complete freedom from all data and complete freedom in the direct encounter with everything. We never know what’s going to happen next, we really don’t. By the power of open intelligence we’re ready for everything. That’s what we can really say; we are ready for everything, no matter what it is. This is very, very powerful, and it’s not to be dismissed.

Freedom From Ups and Downs

When we choose to either rest or not to rest, we choose either freedom from ups and downs or the continuation of ups and downs. This is really the choice we’re making. If you have been resting for some time already, then you have enough confidence in open intelligence to know that there is freedom from ups and downs in relation to at least some of your data streams. In a very practical way, you can say to yourself: “Well you know, I already see in these other areas of data that I now have freedom from ups and downs concerning those data streams.”

Get Down to Basics

It’s up to us; it’s up to you, and it’s up to me. If we look at ourselves, and we really get down to basics, then we want to be clear about who we really are. When it really gets down to basics, we want to have a level of comfort in our life. We might not even call it happiness; we’d just like to be somewhat comfortable on a daily basis. Just that. When we find something about ourselves that guarantees that comfort, then it is important to take notice of that; it is really important to take note. There’ll never be a greater spectacle than yourself, so don’t look for some kind of spectacle to get involved in.

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.