Whatever drew you to seeking something beyond the world, the desire for something not of the world, the desire for freedom from the world, has arisen. Yet, beyond that, there are some other “symptoms” that indicate you are ready for enlightenment, or Self-Realization.
If you are asking the question, then the answer is: this is not it. But the question falling away is also not enough. One can realize that they are not a thought, not any thought, and questions will subside. But do you know who you are?
Many people think being “spiritual” is working on themselves within. But spirituality has nothing to do with inner work, because: There is no separate self within. That’s not to say that you don’t exist.
While bad emotions may be a “stink” that comes from ego, they are not what ego is, in and of itself. Good emotions (worldly attachment happiness) also are stink from the ego…
How many trees are there?
I saw this on my walk tonight, and it inspired this blog. Seen from a limited perspective, it appears there are two trees. But that is not the truth. Seen from the true perspective, there is indeed only one tree.
Yes! What is written can often be read either way. That is the same with all ancient teachings, and that is why no mystical messenger ever wanted anything written down. That is why…