What is Non Judgmental Attitude?
SpiritAwake Forums | For Awakening Conversation
05/05/2015 at 2:40 am #2492gachchyParticipant
Before I go about revealing my idea about “Non Judgmental Attitude” I wish to hear someone’s idea about the same.05/05/2015 at 3:35 am #2494MeljModerator
There is a space where no opinion is present, which abides in all of us,
it’s in the presence of an animal or a tree.
In a human this space is permanently interrupted.
Can a non-judgemental attitude abide in a human consciousness?
I’d say no, not really.
Does a non-judgemental attitude abide in CONSCIOUSNESS?
I’d say yes, it does.05/05/2015 at 6:13 am #2496gachchyParticipant
Mel, your sentences are very tricky. I don’t get them clearly. But, my explanation is like this:
Everyone will agree that everyone is performing actions all the time except during Deep Sleep. Either the action happens Consciously (knowingly) or Unknowingly (Subconsciously). However, we must admit that we are constantly acting all the time. Most of our actions are based on decisions, except our autonomous bodily functions. So what are actions? When I act, how do I decide to act? I can now watch TV or read Newspaper. Which one am I going to do? So, the decision is based on some preference. Why do I prefer to read News Paper instead of watching TV. There is an implicit judgement in all our actions without which no action is possible. When I walk on the road, I must choose to take Right or Left. The decision to take Left or Right is purely judgmental. So all decisions have a judgmental component. Many times we don’t even know that we are judging. Those judgement happens subconsciously even without our knowledge. So, we must accept the fact that judgments are inherent in us. We are hardwired to judge. Either we are aware of our judgments or unaware of our judgments. Some judgments are conscious and some are subconscious.
The only thing what we must understand is, ‘NOT JUDGING OUR ACTIONS’ can only be termed as ‘NON JUDGMENTAL’ but at the same time being CONSCIOUS ENOUGH TO THE CORE OF OUR LIVING. This means I should understand that I should not Judge my own Judgments. I should let my judgments go like a freely flowing river. I should simply watch all my judgments happening in me and look at myself from the vantage point as an observer. The observer can only have a Non Judgmental attitude, because he is an observer, not an actor. In our case our Consciousness is the Observer, our Mind is the Actor. As Consciousness I am Non Judgmental, as Mind I am always Judgmental in nature. Who am I, the Consciousness or Mind? The more my MIND is aligned with my CONSCIOUSNESS, the lesser the domination of the Mind and it automatically gets refined and aligns itself with the Consciousness. When the Mind loses its influence, consciousness takes the lead and the Mind becomes an obedient servant to the consciousness. In this way, the Mind tends to become and adopt a Non Judgement attitude once it becomes a faithful servant of the consciousness. However, it must be understood that Pure Non Judgmental Attitude is impossible in practice, or else, one may simply stand unperturbed even when a ferocious tiger approaches us with an attitude to pounce upon us.
My final understanding is, ‘NON JUDGMENTAL ATTITUDE’ means ‘NOT JUDGING OUR OWN ACTIONS’ but at the same time being CONSCIOUS ENOUGH TO THE CORE OF OUR LIVING. To be precise, becoming a WITNESS of our own actions is NON JUDGMENTAL ATTITUDE. Then you change over from the role of an ACTOR to that of a WITNESS. Once, you achieve this state, you will find that decisions are being taken and actions are being done in you. Once you achieve this state others will find sudden transformations in you. This is an exalted state of living where in you have transcended the state doing and you are not bound by karma (mind), as you have become one with consciousness. In my opinion, this is only Non Judgmental Attitude.
Please correct me if I am not clear.05/05/2015 at 8:48 am #2497MeljModerator
You are very clear gachchy, and thank you for your explanation.
This is an exalted state of living where in you have transcended the state doing and you are not bound by karma (mind), as you have become one with consciousness. In my opinion, this is only Non Judgmental Attitude.
As long as we remember that any action, judgement or decision making is only ever made by CONSCIOUSNESS ALONE – and remember, that all notions of doings are only projections emanating from within ItSelf appearing as such.
Because, there is no one home in consciousness to do anything.
That’s why I wrote CONSCIOUSNESS in capitals – as being Non-Judgemental,because there is no one home in consciousness to be non-judgemental – that there appears to be someone here is only a thought or an idea which triggers a sense of selfness, but it’s only ever a reflection of the invisible light it is. It’s not real, it’s an illusion.
So the idea that there is a someone here to carry out an action, make judgement or decision is not really happening, rather,it’s occurring as a projection of light being made conscious.
And yet, within this emptiness is fullness indeed.
That’s why you can’t ever read or get inside another persons mind or ever know what it’s like to be another person or thing because that person or thing simply does not exist, the world seemingly full of people ”out there” does not exist, they are a projection of the one Consciousness.
Is this clear to you now gachchy?05/05/2015 at 9:21 am #2498gachchyParticipant
I got it only after you explained why you capitalized consciousness.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.