Thursday, 21 May 2009
Against My Soul's Pure Truth Why Labour You To Make It Wander In An Unknown Field?
What is wrong with ego? It’s oneness, ego-ing. Whether this is seen or not seen, whatever seems to be happening is perfection; there is no one who can be on any path. There is no one who can awaken; awakening is the realisation that there is no one. And even in that, ego can still arise. So what? Oh my God, there’s that pesky ego again. Kill it! Kill it! Just who exactly is going to do that? And who is it, exactly, that needs faith? Faith in what? There is nothing wrong with rituals and worship and guru yoga or whatever practice you care to mention. But they are there to make separation bearable; they fuel the notion that there is a separate person that can "attain enlightenment". They have nothing to do with liberation, except perhaps in Colonel Potter’s School Of Enlightenment and Horsepucky. Liberation is liberation from everything, including the need to keep on some path. It is liberation from the self, even as the self continues to do whatever it is it seems to do, whatever that is. The character continues, but the story is no longer the be-all and end-all. All manner of doubt and dismay may arise, but it is possible for there to be no one who pays them much attention. This is everything, available always to every dreamer, whatever the nature of the dream, whether there is dedicated practice or not. There is no one who can break the cycle of thoughts and ego. Liberation is totally simple; it is this, whatever it is this seems to be; it utterly confounds the mind with its simplicity. It is this, and this is timeless, whereas the mind will see it as something to be obtained later, or perhaps lost later. The mind will concoct rules and rituals and practices to keep what already has the distinct advantage of being everything. There is no getting away from oneness. This is it, everything, always.