apperception

“…We have very often repeated that the seeker is the sought. An object is a fraction; it appears in your wholeness, in your globality. When you really come to the understanding that the seeker is the sought, there is a natural giving-up of all energy to find something. It is an instantaneous apperception. I don’t say perception, because in perception there is a perceiver and something perceived. An apperception is an instantaneous perceiving of what is perceiving. So it can never be in relation of subject-object, just as an eye can never see its own seeing. …you will find a glimpse of non-subject-object relationship. This glimpse is seen with our whole intelligence, which is there in the absence of the person, the thinker, the doer. Understanding, being the understanding, is enlightenment.”

— Jean Klein

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2 Responses to apperception

  1. J L KHANNA says:

    DEAR JEAN KLEIN,
    I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANKS YOU, FOR APPERCEPTION,
    ‘SEEKER IS THE SOUGHT’ PRIOR TO PERCEPTION IS APPERCEPTION. THIS GLIMPSE IS ONLY SEEN WITH OUR WHOLE INTELIGENCE, OR I SAY THE WHOLE UNCONSCIOUS OR NO MIND, WHICH IS ALWAYS THERE IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PERSON, THE THINKER, THE DOER, UNDERSTANDING, BEING THE UNDERSTANDING, IS ENLIGHTENMENT, MOKSHA. ‘THIS VERY MOST ORDINARY MIND IS THE BUDHA.

    KLEIN, KHANNA AND ALL ARE ONE AND TOTAL THERE, ‘SAMAGRA’

    QUOTING AN URDU COUPLET:-
    ISHK KI IBTADA BHI TOO
    HUSN KI INTHA BHI TOO
    REHNE DE BHED KHUL GAYA
    BANDA BHI TOO KHUDA BHI TOO.

    JEO.

  2. Davidya says:

    Jean will not see this, I was simply quoting her.
    May I observe that the “no mind” is not “unconscious”. Indeed, no mind is when we are consciousness alone.

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