The Zen Thinking Podcast — Episode 52 — Reality Is Not a Concept (It Is the Absence of Concepts)

In this week's episode I discuss the only reality there is, the one that is here, now.

Most people overlook the truth of reality because they're lost within the dream of conceptual thinking. When we live inside a world of thought however, we create an alternate reality—one that isn't real, it's imagined—it's virtual.

Reality is not a concept—it is the absence of concepts.

The conundrum we face, is that every single word we think and speak is a concept! Which is why it's often said in the teachings of non-duality that the truth is silent.

The more words and conceptual ideas that we have bouncing around in our minds, the more truth of reality is obscured from our perception.

Quiet the mind, silence all egoic thought—and the truth of Reality will become clear—that, You are That, here and now.



In this episode I discuss the following pieces that I've recently published on Zen Thinking:

The Effort in Maintaining a False Idea

Your serendipitous self

This Presence That Is Perceiving

The Painful Projections of Impermanent Attachments

A Spiritual Catalyst

Spirituality is Not...

Thanks for listening to the show, I hope you enjoy it.
Brian