Saturday, June 21, 2014
1:07 AM | Posted by Elena Nezhinsky | | Edit Post
I worked with so many people, and most would start with expectations how freedom should look like and feel like, based on the stand they are standing at the moment and all they read and heard from someone they believe is a trustable source of enlightenment. Also if one comes from a Buddhist perspective, incomplete understanding of the teachings put expectations in the mind too that desire must be completely eliminated, not present, so is expectations about attachment, doubt and other fetters. These expectations is the main barrier that keeps one from seeing what is already present.
The freedom is not only present for some. To see for yourself expectations must be dropped. It's not that you consciously drop them as you would a sack of wood, it's the desire for truth, to see, become so strong, it's pervades all being, and habitual thoughts does not arise, then seeing reveals empty nature of the one who sees, and maybe at the same time or later, empty nature of the world, and an empty nature of the desire too.
Seeing this does not mean you become desireless, doubtless, selfless ghost. Seeing makes one see anything for what it is really: an apparent phenomena that does not need to be eliminated, just seeing properly. This seeing changes one fundamentally. From the living contracted by thoughts to natural expansion and allowing. Same guy, different way of being.
And the journey does not stop there. Desire is a desire to live, to create, to share continues as long as it continues. It's changes in it's focus. If before, desire presented itself as a desire for material goods, or even a desire for "my enlightenment", now desire is to explore, create, share, to give. The wish to eliminate desire is just a misconception, a subtle desire too! Desire purifies by itself when selflessness is realized. And when time to completely be gone, it will be gone. And in reality nothing will change. The story of Ramana does not change anything in Reality.
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