A comment about Truth and Enlightenment

Can we look together into what “I don’t know what anything means” and
I don’t know what anything is for” may mean?

This entails the most difficult trial, namely, to let go of any inner attachment to our
ideas, having the courage of dropping any thought sense of security.

WHATEVER TACIT RELATION WE “NORMALLY” HOLD TO THINGS IS BUT A LIE!

To interrupt any urge for name-giving, knowing that whatever definition keeps us
trapped into a false relation to Life, requires great courage.

IDENTITY IS ATTACHMENT. IDENTITY IS FEAR.

Any thought or idea we have about anything is basically attachment too.
It is about eventually having the courage to “interrupt” everything, that is, to let go of whatever expectation as to what we call “suchness” – or normality -, and perceive everything in a state of total mystery.

No matter how subtle, the Mind is unable to conceive any true picture of what
Illumination entails. In fact, enlightenment is the mind´s ultimate defeat,
the death of projection.

That is why It is neither Jesus or Buddha, nor fullness or emptiness, not this nor that.

Truth is not any “ideal”. Searching must stop for Truth to appear. As long as we continue with the quest for Self or Truth we only delude ourselves – “Are we there yet…?” that´s the voice of your deception.

You say:
“But there is something in me that doesn’t trust that message, a sneaking suspicion that I have to keep moving, keep looking, thinking maybe I will find it in the next book, or in the near future.”

Who is speaking here other than your cunning and deceiving Ego who by no means
wants to “lose” the fight and postpone everything into “the near future”.

All books, all quotes are mere approximations – they cannot describe a reality which transcends any human concept…Otherwise the great Zen masters would have probably
been University professors…:)

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

7 Responses to A comment about Truth and Enlightenment

  1. I love the ending especially! Haha.

  2. Awake in 365 Days says:

    That’s exactly it, postponing for the future, continuing to believe that I don’t have it yet and must keep looking, keeps it a game that never ends. Thanks for your reflections.

    • julienmatei says:

      So the question is, can I, can You, can we face this present moment without any sense of fear or attachement?…

      • Awake in 365 Days says:

        That is the question, and for me it’s also – Can I take a leap of faith, jump into the moment, and not expect it to be anything other than it is? I think that’s one of my biggest hang ups, thinking that whatever is presented should be different than what it actually is.

      • julienmatei says:

        Fear is exactly this:
        “Thinking that whatever is presented should be different than what it actually is.”
        The problem is thus – thinking. Our ideas!!!

        Thinking is the perpetrator of conditioning.

        Let´s ponder and linger with this…

  3. seeingwhatis says:

    Well, who knows. Also the direct knowledge is bound to concepts, and not very true. Just logical.
    We may accept the moment fullt.
    Be prepaired to die rather than resist.
    No more, no less.
    Don’t let mind rule.
    Give up.
    Be part of “life”.
    Don’t be afraid. That’s all we can do.
    Or can we?why not?
    Are we too afraid of not fearing?

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