However, by gaining confidence in open intelligence as the root of everything that you know about yourself, just by this sole act of the power of gaining confidence in imperturbable open intelligence, you will come to see that your body is vast and indestructible like infinite space. You will see that there was never a time when you were turned on and there will never be a time when you will be turned off.
When it comes to gaining confidence in pure open intelligence, progress is made gradually for most people. It isn’t necessarily true for all people, but for most people progress is made gradually. If that’s the way it is for you, then just accept that. First gain confidence in open intelligence as the basis of all of your thoughts and emotions. Then based upon gaining mastery there, you will be able to gain mastery over the data regarding your physical body. More and more you will identify yourself with the wisdom body: the skillful body of all-encompassing pure open intelligence that is a permanent expanse free from destruction and vulnerability.
If you bog yourself down in conventional ideas, then you’ll just be a “bogged down someone” all of your life. That is very disappointing. There can be no bigger disappointment then that: to just wallow around in conventional ideas when all the while the very basis of who you are is this pure open intelligence that is entirely cognizant, conscious or aware and does nothing but emanate benefit.
Why not take it easy and make it easy? Why struggle so much to describe everything that is going on? This is very important. By the power of open intelligence, there isn’t any necessity to get into all the descriptive factors about anything. Just glide along as open intelligence and allow its soothing energy to be the essence of everything without interpretation or analysis of what is occurring. In this way everything becomes effortless. By the single power of gaining confidence in open intelligence, it becomes very, very clear that this is all that is necessary to ground one’s self in total well-being.
All phenomena including mind and body are without basis, and there is no possibility that any of them has a foundation. The indivisible exposition of pure intelligence reveals that phenomena are an illusory visible display without independent origin, without ultimate distinctness, and without ultimate identity. As the body itself is a datum that has no finite essence, upon gaining confidence in open intelligence as one’s sole identity, it is clear that the perception of the body is forever self-releasing in the here and now.
What has to come first is the one hundred percent commitment to open intelligence above all else. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing. If you have a family and a job that doesn’t have anything to do with gaining confidence in open intelligence, it doesn’t really matter. By gaining confidence in open intelligence, you will either continue on doing the same job or you’ll evolve into something else. It is likely you will evolve into something else, because you’ll see greater possibilities about what your life is about. You can never know unless you take it all the way. That’s really true. At the same time, open intelligence is self-affirming, so it isn’t like you’re banking on a high-risk investment or something else that is scary.
It is in our practical day-to-day experience that we gain confidence in open intelligence. Maybe before we had been relying on our data or our perspectives that we gathered in order to make sense of reality. However, rather than relying on the opinions we’ve gathered about the nature of reality, we start to rely on open intelligence. More and more we rely on our own direct experience and our own instinctive recognition of open intelligence, rather than relying on all our opinions about everything or the opinions of others.
Have you ever been able to gather all your forces together and just get all those thoughts and emotions that really make you feel good about yourself and conclude that this is who you are? No, because there isn’t any juice in these data; they don’t have any power, and they’ve never had a vigor of their own. The central vigor and vitalizing influence is the power of reality itself. It isn’t in data.
If you put your energy and attention into proving the validity of data in any way, then they will seem real. It’s just the way it is. Here it’s very special and it’s very unique, because it’s really easy to understand the nature of reality. It’s really easy to free yourself up from all of your constructs through maintaining open intelligence.
Have you ever been able to gather all your forces together and just get all those thoughts and emotions that really make you feel good about yourself and conclude that this is who you are? No, because there isn’t any juice in these data; they don’t have any power, and they’ve never had a vigor of their own. The central vigor and vitalizing influence is the power of reality itself – open intelligence. It isn’t in data.