132. The Signposter and Troy of Is

The SignposterIn this interview, Troy of Is (student) and the Signposter (Teacher) engage in an intense dialogical-enquiry with Rick Archer that reveals some essential understandings which construct a foundation for awakening from the hypnotic trance, programmed into the human organism by the cultural-social enterprise. Such an enquiry is related to radical-deconstruction whereby Truth and Reality are revealed when all obstructions and encumbrances (sensory-perceptual, conceptual-linguistic constructions) are extinquished or completely seen-through by means of a total expenditure of energy in sincere dialogue.

Troy-of-IsAny cultural-social enterprise consists of a population of people who have taken on many of the overlapping conceptual-linguistic models or maps of ‘reality’ of which any cultural-social enterprise consists. The Signposter refers to such people as cultural-social agents since they have identified themselves with the assumptions, belief systems, value systems, conclusions, etc., from which a cultural-social enterprise has been constructed and organized as an interrelated system of concepts which make up the content of consciousness. Some examples of a cultural-social enterprise are the various countries, nations, states, cities, particular organizations (corporations, institutions, etc.), tribal communities, and so on which presently exist in the world.

When ‘the Only’ is referred to in this interview, such a term represents God, the Tao, Brahman, Buddha-Nature, or any other name that traditionally has been used to represent the One and Only, undivided, unbounded, unfathomable, and unlimited Great Mystery which is the only Reality there is.

If anyone has any questions for Troy of Is or the Signposter and would like to engage in this never-ending process of inquiry and awakening they have various options:

The Signposter’s book: The Delusion of Being Human

Interview recorded 7/28/2012

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

126 thoughts on “132. The Signposter and Troy of Is

  1. Happy Birthday to you Potshots!

    Yeah, a lot of lions roaming around in this jungle.

  2. Thanks Steve.. same same. :-)
    All in the mighty jungle

    And Chuckee: loved your clip
    ‘Wondering where the lions are’.:

    Eternity, extacy somehow got a hold on me :-)

  3. I enjoyed this interview. Rick very actively dug down into their perspectives. Laughing happened inside when Rick asked Signposter if he could think of a good teacher and there was a long pause and then “no”. I’ve been pondering this teacher thing for a while. Good teaching happens and when it does we point to the one that apparently does it and call them a good teacher. However, this reality cannot be taught. It’s not like math or surfing, a skill that can be learned. To be enlightened if you will is to be seamless with what is. There is no information necessary for that nor can it be taught. It can be modeled. But if the modeling takes place in hierarchical form i.e. “teacher/student” the value of what is communicated is diminished. Therefore I am suspect of anyone that thinks of him or herself as a teacher. But I recognize a good teacher when I experience one.

    I also laughed at Signposters reference to meditation as quietism. Ya know, I like these guys. Because I already like them I am inclined to enjoy perspectives I’d be fault finding if I didn’t. I could babble on but my thumb, pointing up, is talking for me now…

  4. zortacular:
    Isn’t it just semantics though. You say a good teacher is when it happens through them. Well there’s no good teacher that I know that thinks that they are doing anything at all. It’s all about the transmission/Grace. So it makes no difference if a Papaji or a Francis says I’m a teacher, or I’m not a teacher. It’s just words. The truth is, as you say, what comes through that exchange. I just find some advaita/ non-dual folk take issue with how things are said, when it really doesn’t need to be a thing at all. Like how people speak in the 3rd person because it sounds more non-dual. Has nothing to do with language. Anyways……. It’s also all good.

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