Thursday, October 24, 2013

Enlightenment is like any other goal

Enlightenment is like any other goal in life: you have to want it to get it.  It requires no sacrifice, no denial, no change to your life as a prerequisite.  You continue living life as it is with only one change:  a simple watching meditation.  Do that and everything starts changing on it's own.

Enter the gate.  Begin to move inward.  It'll be scary; you're moving into the unknown, and yet everything you see, everything you feel, everything you experience, you have experienced before.  And survived.

As the ego was growing, you experienced all the levels of pain as they appeared.  So too, with the fear and the anger.  The journey home is a journey back in time.  As Jesus said: the alpha is the omega.  You start in omega and move back to alpha.  But to get back to the beginning, you have to move through and dissolve the accumulated ego crap of a lifetime.  It can be unpleasant, but it would be unpleasant whether you were waking up or not.  The only difference is a growing awareness, a growing clarity, as the ego darkness is dispelled.

All of this is accomplished not by analysis, not by seeking the cause of all your suffering, but by simply watching a series of uncomfortable sensations in the body.  Learn to do that, and you will have the master key that will open all doors you encounter.  Dissolve the sensation, and all the ego madness growing out of it dissolves with it.

Don't try to make sense of the madness.....dissolve it!

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