|05-03-2009, 09:39 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
The Final Illusion
It ain't about how fast you get there
It ain't about the other side
It's the climb! (Miley Cyrus)
Enjoy your journey, whether you think of yourself as climbing one mountain after the other, or whether you think of yourself as sitting on a couch and letting the life lessons pass by one by one in your personalized video game. The important thing though, your life happens now and nothing else matters. If you are looking out to the other side you might trip over a stone.
So what is the final illusion? It is looking out for the final liberation, samadhi. How do you know who is looking? Is could be the mind with its endless urges for the more and the better. You tell yourself, once you are there everything will be better. I remember a thought once popped up in my head which said, "if enlightenment these days comes a dime a dozen, who will read my books when I reach samadhi?". I couldn't help laughing at the naivete of our ego. But that is what our mind does. It just takes the concept of the more, power, security, etc. and wraps some spiritual clothes around it. So enjoy every step of your journey and watch out for the final illusion.
|05-03-2009, 10:22 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London, United Kingdom
You definitely talk like someone who is enlightened. One more thought. What would your remember when you are about to die? Would you remember working hard to get what you want, or would your remember your good friends, family, days out, adventure, travel?
When you are in the now you become alive and these are the most precious moments of your life. When you work hard for money or to achieve something, this may matter when you do that, but not in a year or so.
I don't say that goals are not important; they are. But you can have goals and still enjoy your journey to the fulfillment of them.
|05-04-2009, 08:26 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Dear Simona, many thanks for your compliment I would think that when we die, we will relive our meaningful moments, whatever they might be for each individual. Working, playing, family, etc. are all experiences that are designed to raise our consciousness. I would think that living in the Now ensures that God has less explaining to do afterwards.
|05-05-2009, 04:08 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: I'm a traveler everywhere and nowhere.. currently in Denver.. where else?
If by final illusion you mean death.. that is not a surprise unless you want it to be
My teacher says in effect.. if you reached utopia and did everything you wanted to do.. you'd still find something else suddenly you wanted to do
Yep, I agree with you though life is about the journey not the goal.. it's about the experience.. lately I've been working on two concepts from my teacher one is about getting more download from the higher self.. and two is working on the concept that everything is one.. all things are made from the same particle.. we'll see where that takes me
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