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Pathless Pilgrim
The concept of enlightenment is simular as the mental image of god with a white beard
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We all have beliefs, but we need to recognise that in reality WE KNOW NOTHING. Only then does freedom become possible
Religion is another snare which perpetuates illusions. We need to let go of this ridiculous RESPECT for religious belief.
'Enlightenment' is a misleading term. Don't be attached to light or 'The Light', That's just more attachment to phenomena, another snare
Q: Father, why have You forsaken me? A: Because I was only a projection of your dualistic mind - now forsake thyself
To change our thinking is a useful psychological tool but has nothing to do with Zen. Who are you when thought is dropped?
To search for some underlying Reality behind all phenomena is to miss the point and spend your life on a wild goose chase
Where's this 'soul' you keep talking about?
For most people religion is little more than the belief that some ultimate parent is going to reward them for being a good little girl/boy
Desire causes suffering & the greatest desire of all is for eternal gratification with God in heaven. Desire is desire whatever the object.
Only one who has let go can die at peace. Only one who can die at peace can live at peace.
Suffering doesn't cease by satisfying desire. There's always another desire... Will you die still enslaved by it?
The fundamental illusion: 'I AM'
There is a fundamental lie commonly taught by a lot of very popular 'spiritual' teachers - the lie that 'I AM'
There's no goal. Just be present and awake
Just be aware - that is all. It's not a path to anywhere. You're either aware or you're not. You're either herenow or you're unconscious
... then this 'servant to God' or 'servant to humanity' or whatever, this 'great renunciate' becomes your ego!
You hear that ego is the trap, the illusion, so you give up wealth, fame, prestige and of course...
All thoughts of 'spiritual attainment' are utter nonsense and will keep you trapped in the cycle of suffering
Every single idea you cling to must sooner or later be discarded.
The secret of Zen is just two words: not always so. - Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
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Forget 'inner' and 'outer' - there is only phenomena.
Search intensely, but search without an object
Accept this present moment deeply, totally. And if you can't accept it... accept that, too.
As long as the game of ego is entertaining you, you'll keep playing it. But there'll always be a niggling doubt...
Keeping up the illusion of 'you' is exhausting, isn't it?
Sooner or later you'll just get fed up of pretending to be 'someone' and give up on the idea that there's anything to gain
No matter how much meditation you do it won't make you enlightened - just show you in excruciating clarity what a mess you are.
There is no path to enlightenment
Enlightenment is not a process. It's not progressive. Setting it as a future goal is preventing you waking up now
The sage has given up all ideas about God
Sometimes it helps to think the world is very real. Sometimes it helps to think the world is just a dream. Either way it's all just thoughts
You are not a being you are being a universe.
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We're never seperate from God. Only our thoughts lead us to believe we are
We tend to get so caught up in trying to be 'someone' we lose sight of the fact we're already the whole universe
Non-attachment isn't the same as indifference
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#SaveMeriam Odd how the most religious folk are often the least spiritual. Time to grow up & see beyond ideologies…
'Altered states' have nothing to do with enlightnment. Drugs are just another trap
Let go of the past. Let go of the future. Be totally in the present. Let go of the present.
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is." ~Ram Dass
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Can you not see that all phenomena are like dying flowers, melting snowflakes? Learn to let go...
When attachments are dropped, right action tends to flow spontaneously
You don't have to do anything to find 'liberation' - just keep letting go of attachments
All spiritual seeking is a sort of materialism. ~ Tony Parsons
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The basic driving force of humanity is addiction. We're addicted to addiction
We tend to replace one addiction with another
Desire for God, desire for enlightenment... just more desire and attachment to keep you on the rollercoaster.
Until realising oneness with God becomes your driving force, other things will keep getting in the way
The extent to which you can let go is the extent to which you are free.