Quotes from Anadi
(Aziz Kristof)

Each moment that we are lost in thinking, we are lost to the light of awareness, the foundation of our spiritual integrity.

—From “The Teaching of Spiritual Wholeness”.

In order to solidify awareness in a natural way, it is essential to incorporate an element of being even prior to the stabilization of the state of presence. The energy of being is first added by relaxing the awareness in the head and vertically dwelling within that space. Gradually, as awareness become more stable, we allow our energy to drop below the head into an overall experience of being. To prevent losing our awareness in the headspace, however, we must maintain a gentle level of concentration and self-remembrance. At this stage, attention should be divided horizontally between outer involvement and inner self-remembrance while in activity, and vertically between resting in being and experiencing presence in the head in the non-activity of sitting meditation.

—From “The Teaching of Spiritual Wholeness”.

The awakening of awareness is not only a great blessing, but a great responsibility. Very few seekers are actually able to see its profound value. After an initial period of fascination, their interest usually wanes.

—From “The Teaching of Spiritual Wholeness”.

The most powerful time was during December of 1993. In that month I was intensely focussed on stabilising self-awareness. I was so concentrated that I was hardly aware of the outer world! When everybody went to sleep, I used to walk around in a trance of awareness. One night in the middle of this intensity — I let go! When I let go, I saw a new world! Everything was so beautiful! I looked at a tree and this tree was the Truth. I looked at a a mountain and this mountain was itself an explosion of the Now! This ecstasy lasted for some time but eventually settled down. Later I understood that my experience was caused by the contrast of extreme concentration and a full letting go... Finally I stabilised the State of Presence.

—From “Autobiography of Awakening” in Human Buddha

Fortunately the mind has a very precious ability of creating from time to time a self-conscious impulse, in which it refers to itself as being conscious of its immediate past. This is a moment when we realize that we have just been thinking. For example we are daydreaming, as it often happens, and suddenly something brings us to the present moment — like a click — our involvement stops and we are at the zero point. We also use exactly the same mechanism, as a passage from our mechanical mind to awareness. Our task is to transform this self-conscious impulse into a continuous momentum of attention.

—From Enlightenment Beyond Traditions, pp. 6-7

The subject is a function, but a function that can relate to itself. When it relates to itself, the feeling of being separated from the rest of reality is born. The subject is a function that has, at the same time, a quality of being at the center. It is the center of becoming. It is not the center of being. To go beyond separation, we need to dispel the illusion that the observer is in the center of being. This illusion can be dispelled only through the positive knowledge of that which we really are.

—From Enlightenment Beyond Traditions, pp. 65-66

Because, as we mentioned, nothing but the attention can liberate us from the unconscious and mechanical mind, the foundation of all real spiritual disciplines is the cultivation of this attention. The essence of this cultivation is to bring the attention to the point in which it refers to itself and becomes aware of itself. At this stage we could, for example, use the thought "here and now," as a focal point of concentration. One must repeat this thought like a mantra, being fully conscious, attentive and present to it. In this exercise one experiences the presence of attention as directed toward the thought. After contemplating it for a time, one is asked to discern, "what is that which is aware of our mantra?" "What is this attention behind the thought here and now?" One learns how to turn the focus of attention to the attention itself. Then one is able to experience this attention in itself, as separated from mental objects. It is here that the Presence is born.

—From Enlightenment Beyond Traditions, p. 174

You cannot find 'I' anywhere because the one who is looking is this 'I'! In order to find this Me, one has to simply be sensitive. It is not enough to be clever and intellectual. It is all very simple in truth. There are two centres of 'I': one is the State of Presence and the second is in the Heart. If you touch your Heart, don't you feel 'I'? If you have minimal sensitivity, 'I' will be clearly recognized. In this field of awareness, 'I' has two points of identity: one is the dynamic centre of intelligence or ego. This centre appears and disappears each moment. It is precisely intelligence which is trying to find 'I'. The second centre is the static and solid centre of attention of self-attention. When awakened, this centre has continuity from moment to moment. The Heart is the feeling centre of Me. From the viewpoint of observing intelligence, the Heart is an object and not a subject but from inside the Heart, she is the subject, while intelligence is the 'object.' From the place of complete experience, the State of Presence, intelligence and the Heart all create one field of Me, which is pure subjectivity.

—From Human Buddha, "Where Can 'I' Be Found?"

Awakening the State of Presence is a stage in the evolution of consciousness; it is where awareness is able to separate itself from its content, the mind. There is no other way to transcend the mind — the only way is to give birth to the real me. You can watch this mind a hundred years; you can repeat mantras and do thousands of visualizations but the mind in its unconscious core will not change. Become present to your Real Me and see what happens! There is no need to do anything! Just be present to yourself and that very presence will do the whole work! It is like turning the light on inside a dark room. All meditation techniques aim to fight the phantoms and ghosts inside this dark room. But turning the light on in one instant destroys darkness and all illusions. That is the power of self-knowledge. That is the beauty of this practice — you don't need to watch the mind or manipulate with it [sic] anymore in any way. You are just present to your presence and the mind by itself becomes silent…

—From Human Buddha, "To Whom Does the Inner Dialog Refer?"

Awareness free from thoughts is the State of Presence! When you are in this state, you are free from thinking even when the mind is stll thinking. Do you understand? It is not to stop the mind but to discover the empty nature of the mind. Naturally, as you abide in the State of Presence, the arising of thoughts becomes minimal. They still arise but are very slow and quite rare.

—From Human Buddha, "Intelligence is Beyond the Content of the Mind"

The State of Presence is an energy vibration inside your third eye, in the middle of your brain.

—From Human Buddha, "Is the State of Presence Universal or Individual?"

…the totality of the State of Presence is the unity of pure awareness and the self-conscious movement of intelligence.

—From Human Buddha, "Is the State of Presence Universal or Individual?"

In truth, the State of Presence or the witness is not the Self because it is simply the awareness aspect of the soul; it is her centre in intelligence.

—From Human Buddha, "Is the State of Presence Universal or Individual?"

You see, the State of Presence does not exist unless recognized, for recognition and awareness are the same. The State of Presence is the recognition of it! …The witness either is or is not… Before awakening, there is only the mind. Through awakening, you give birth to it.

—From Human Buddha, "Is the State of Presence Universal or Individual?"