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Everything and everyone, regardless of description, is the shining forth of beneficial potency. The distinction comes in whether that is recognized or not; that’s the only distinction. Many of us ...

Everything and everyone, regardless of description, is the shining forth of beneficial potency. The distinction comes in whether that is recognized or not; that’s the only distinction. Many of us are trained from birth to not recognize; we’re trained in data reification. Usually we have a glimmer that something else might be the case, but we’re not really hearing that from anyone, and so we continue on because we like to belong with the common understanding, the ordinary and conventional understanding of what life is, what human life is.

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  • Open  Intelligence’s  Beneficial  Potency  -­‐  5.11.13  (12  mins)     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et4straciZs     Everything  and  everyone,  regardless  of  description,  is  the  shining  forth  of       beneficial  potency.  The  distinction  comes  in  whether  that  is  recognized  or       not;  that’s  the  only  distinction.  Many  of  us  are  trained  from  birth  to  not       recognize;  we’re  trained  in  data  reification.  Usually  we  have  a  glimmer  that       something  else  might  be  the  case,  but  we’re  not  really  hearing  that  from       anyone,  and  so  we  continue  on  because  we  like  to  belong  with  the  common       understanding,  the  ordinary  and  conventional  understanding  of  what  life  is,       what  human  life  is.       No  matter  how  much  we  have  practiced  data  reification—the  belief  that       data  have  an  independent  self-­‐created  nature  of  their  own—no  matter       how  much  we  have  come  to  believe  in  that,  no  matter  how  much  we  have       come  to  train  in  that  through  the  Four  Mainstays  of  data  reification  which       are  the  introduction  to  the  whole  conceptual  framework  that  data  have  an       independent  nature,  we  then  practice  that  in  short  moments  repeated  many       times.  We  have  many  trainers  in  data  reification—the  whole  community  of       human  beings.  And  then  maybe  we  have  some  special  trainers  as  well  who       have  special  ideas  about  data  reification  that  we  adopt.  We  read  and  write       and  listen  to,  hear  and  adopt  all  of  these  ideas  through  all  kinds  of  training       available  to  us.       One  of  the  hottest  these  days  would  be  cable  news  of  whatever  variety       anyone  may  like,  from  extreme  conservatism  to  flaming  liberalism  and      
  • everything  in  between.  No  matter  how  much  and  no  matter  how  rigorously         we’ve  trained,  and  we  can  all  see  how  rigorous  that  training  is  in  our  own       experience,  because  it  is  the  very  essence  of  what  we  feel  to  be  suffering,       and  no  matter  how  much  we  have  trained  in  suffering,  we  are  always  looking       for  the  relief,  but  the  result  is  always  suffering.  No  matter  how  much  relief       any  kind  of  reification  may  give  us—the  thrill  of  a  wonderful  philosophy  or       whatever  it  is—no  matter  how  much  of  a  rush  we  might  get,  it  always  ends       in  suffering.  It  goes  away  and  we  have  no  way  to  maintain  what  we  know  to       be  true  in  the  instinctive  recognition  everyone  recognizes  from  birth.       Once  the  introduction  to  open  intelligence  takes  place,  in  a  true  transmission       of  what  open  intelligence  is  beyond  conceptual  frameworks,  once  that       introduction  takes  place,  then  there  is  the  confirmation,  the  nailing  down,       the  sealing  open  of  all  reified  ideas  in  open  intelligence.  And  then  moment-­‐   to  moment  we  just  go  about  acclimating  to  that,  acclimating  to  the  reality       of  what  we  are.  Finally,  what  we  are  has  been  completely  confirmed;  that  is       what  the  introduction  is,  it  is  a  complete  confirmation  of  reality,  a  complete       confirmation,  the  complete  confirmation  of  our  identity—primordially  pure       open  intelligence.  In  that  instant  it  is  sealed  open  forever,  beyond  any  kind       of  words  we  can  use  to  describe  it.  From  then  on,  any  training  is  merely  the       continuing  transmission  of  the  complete  confirmation.       Because  we’ve  been  relying  on  data  many  times  to  give  us  some  kind  of       intellectual  understanding  of  what  life  is  from  the  point  of  view  of  reification,       it  usually  requires  short  moments,  like  I  said,  of  acclimating,  simply      
  • acclimating  to  the  reality  of  what  we  are  once  it  has  actually  been  introduced       in  an  authentic  way.  That  means  too  that  any  teachings  that  occur—prior  to,       during  and  after  that  introduction—any  teachings  never  veer  in  any  way  from       the  reality  of  that  introduction.  In  other  words  there  are  no  dualistic  concepts       that  are  interjected  anywhere.  All  of  what  the  training  is,  is  unerringly       completely  confirming  open  intelligence’s  primordial  purity  as  the  reality  of       all  identity,  of  all  data.  Any  kind  of  datum  we  might  think  of  to  verify  our       existence  as  a  human  being,  if  we  think,  “Oh  my  name  is  Sebastian,”  or       “Oh,  my  name  is  Mia,”  or  whatever  it  is,  we  rarely  have  any  kind  of  thoughts       like  that  where  we  are  honing  in  on  some  kind  of  self-­‐identity.  It’s  more  an       atmosphere,  a  condition,  that  is  easily  dispelled.  So,  the  introduction  dispels       that,  and  then  it’s  a  matter  of  adjusting  to  it.  “Okay,  this  is  my  identity.  I’m       saluting,  I’m  acknowledging  my  actual  identity:  open  intelligence’s  primordial       purity,  inseparable  from  beneficial  potency.       We’ve  been  corralling  all  of  our  qualities  and  activities  of  mind,  speech  and       body  around  data  reification.  “I  am  so  and  so.  I  am  Candice,  this  is  my       identity.  I  am  a  woman  or  a  girl,  and  I  am  the  daughter  of  so  and  so,  and  I       live  in  such  and  such  a  place,  and  when  I  grow  up  I’m  supposed  to  do  this,       that  and  the  other  thing,  and  when  I’m  a  little  girl  I’m  meant  to  do  such  and       www.balancedview.org     Copyrights  and  Trademarks:  2012  Balanced  View  Media     such.”  Well,  that  never  worked  for  me,  because  I  was  always  being  scolded       for  having  ideas  that  veered  completely  from  the  norm.  That  continues      
  • to  be  the  case,  except  the  scolding  is  increasingly  public!  I’ve  had  a  lot  of       experience  with  being  scolded.       In  terms  of  potency,  once  the  introduction  takes  place  then  potency  is       obvious  immediately.  Immediate  benefit  takes  place  in  the  introduction,  and       so  we  no  longer  have  to  look  for  benefit.  This  is  very  important  to  recognize.       Immediate  benefit  takes  place  in  the  introduction,  and  so  we  have  a  direct       realization  of  beneficial  potency  in  that  moment.  We  have  a  direct  realization       of  open  intelligence’s  beneficial  potency  in  that  moment,  and  we  never       veer  from  that  from  then  on.  We  can  never  forget  the  introduction  to  open       intelligence.  Say,  we  are  introduced  to  open  intelligence  and  then  we  decide       that  we’re  not  going  to  practice  or  we’re  not  even  going  to  acknowledge       that  we  had  the  introduction.  Still  it  will  linger;  it  will  be  working,  and  at  the       moment  of  death  we  will  remember  the  introduction  to  open  intelligence;  we       won’t  be  able  to  avoid  it.  This  is  how  powerful  the  introduction  is,  the  true       introduction.       As  we  acknowledge  open  intelligence,  inseparable  from  its  beneficial  potency,       this  pervades.  Without  any  possibility  of  veering  from  the  pervasion,  it       pervades  everything  we  think  of  as  mind,  speech,  body,  qualities  and       activities.  We’ve  probably  become  accustomed  to  thinking  our  mind,  speech,       body  and  qualities  and  activities  are  within  the  skin-­‐line;  however,  the       more  we  acknowledge  open  intelligence  as  our  mind,  the  vastness  of  mind       becomes  incredibly  clear.  Just  like  the  vast  sky  is  clear  and  our  mind  is  no       longer  locked  inside  the  skin-­‐line.  Its  vastness  is  obvious;  from  that  our      
  • speech  is  informed.  No  longer  are  we  locked  inside  the  skin-­‐suit.  We  see  that       the  power  of  our  mind  is  vast.  That  informs  our  speaking  our  thinking  our       writing,  all  forms  of  expression,  and  so  the  beneficial  potency  shines  forth  as       mind  and  as  speech.