Good question? Who is willing to ask it? Silent aware nothing knows nothing of happiness. It is still empty without thought. It is the source that all arises from. Is it you? Do you recognize you?
Within this that can not be described occurs name and form and the realm of boundaries all happening inside source.
Sounds so spiritual but look and see if there is anything you are not aware of. That IT is not aware of.
The mind might start up with there are things on the other side of the planet that are happening that I do not even know. Yes you are right. But did not that thought just occur/arise and of that you are aware?
Too simple right? But is it true? This is beyond the mind and time. As soon as you attempt to think about it your mind is creating something. An image or a thought which seems like noise. No need to start it...No need to stop it...do nothing. Aware, silent still empty all encompassing. is it you?
I was so relieved to be introduced to this by my teacher. I am so grateful. And as time passed recognized that there is "nothing to do". How can you not be aware? Impossible. Otherwise how do you know anything exists? How can you not be here? Impossible. If not here where are you?
Oh but I am thinking about far off. That thought is here isn't it? How can you not be present now?
Impossible. If it isn't now it is a thought or emotion or action occurring in now isn't it?
Now is all that exists there is nothing else possible. When there is nothing to do then what do we do? Well when I have nothing to do I rest. We all like rest. This is the eternal vacation.
Please do not accept my thoughts here but instead do your own ivestigation of my statements and questions scientifically.
Is there any direct proof of anything other than here or now? Investigate. Bring evidence and then ask is it here? Is it now? If it isn't then I'm wrong.
There is a body/mind organism that exists and lives and thinks and feels and does. It sometimes has happy thoughts and then sad ones then it is afraid and it takes action on and on. But is it you or something just occurring? If it was you you could control it. Oh but we have tried that and it has the appearance of being controlled but it is only a fleeting phenomenon. this body/mind organism is nature itself it is as entwined in the world as the rain forest. So when something happens the mind sees as "bad" it complains and we believe it is us so we think we are suffering. It is like complaining how the leaves are blowing in the wind. "OOOHHH they should have turned and tumbled a different way!!
A bit silly? So who cares what is happening with the mind organism?? The mind cares. Do you care ?
No you are aware! Subject to the object of what ever thought feeling or action arises.
Semantics are important here and language is symbolic and limited. I am careful not to say you are aware of. Aware of is consciousness. You are aware itself. When you begin thinking about anything something other than you is created. It is there it is real but it is not you. You never goes away.
Spiritual seekers are not comfortable with this because it is very impersonal. They prefer to (because they always have) identify with the expression of the body/mind organism.
To be just nothing, silent aware well what is that? I will tell you!!! IT IS FREE .....GAME OVER!!! Now I can sit on the sidelines and enjoy the game (play of Lila as the Hindus say).
So where is happiness and what does it have to do with me? The answer is nothing. And you can think that knowing who you are can make you happy but let's get real. We know that the pleasure centers of the brain can only produce so much of euphoric chemicals at a time so science knows happy is limited. So a body/mind organism is there being happy then not being happy. But it is not you. You are the same, untouched by it all. Cool huh?..... I'll say. Nothing special, yet sooo special.