Your consciousness is ever pure and perfect, nothing can in reality stain or disturb it. It is ever resting in its own perfection. The ultimate perceiver is a formless eye that never gathers dust, never has it any objections with reality as it is appearing.
The previous teachings have established that you are not merely your body and mind. Well this teaching focus paradoxically on the qualities of your awareness, which is paradoxical because it in itself is without qualities or quantity. It has no distinguishable features that make it recognizable by any external perceiver, this is also precisely why it is immaculate. The same way space cannot be stained by anything that appears in it, the awareness cannot be stained by any experience appearing in it.
What great freedom for the mature seeker to discover, that he and this consciousness is one and the same, and that this has always been so and always will be so.
Such sublime yet subtle ecstasy that grows in ones being when this truth has been established in the heart of the spiritual human being. They may call this one a mystic or a buddha, but no one can own this light. It is not a quality or a feature that you possess, it is the totality looking out from the locality.
The immaculate is seeing all, allowing all, being all, loving all, nurturing all. Whether you are a muslim or a hindu, a christian or a pagan, a jew or a zoroastrian, a murderer or a saint, a wife or a whore, a monk or a prince.
This immaculate eye sees all things without judgement, it cannot be fathomed, it cannot be seen by anything other than itself. Its essence is unspeakable, its qualities indiscernable, its love untouchable.
Have you seen this one? If so, as what and from where? Who could you be to stand apart this eye to proclaim that you have seen it. Are you speaking from it, through it, as it or are you speaking from where else?
Do you see?
Quotations and Excerpts
“As an old pot is not polished without scrubbing, so is the mind not purified without trials; but the pure Self is ever perfect.”
“Bodhi is originally without any tree,
The bright mirror is also not a stand.
Originally there is not a single thing —
Where could any dust be attracted?”
There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only. It is beyond quality. If there is unity, there will also be duality. The numeral one gives rise to other numbers. The truth is neither one nor two. IT is as it is.
Sri Ramana Maharshi