If you are on the spiritual path in search of enlightenment, awakening, liberation, absolute consciousness, aware presence, divine spirit – whatever you might call it – there’s nothing to it. Literally. No thing to it.
There is nothing that will get you there, yet nothing is the answer.
First of all, there is no path. Well, that isn’t actually true. There is a path, the direct path, also called the pathless path, but once you’re on it, once you’ve discovered you are already on it, always have been on it, there’s no place to go. No distance to travel.
In what direction would you go to find your essential being?
In what direction does the wind blow to find the sky?
No thing will bring you any closer to the peace, happiness, and love that you crave.
No thing. Nothing. There is nothing to add to your essential being, whose qualities are already peace, love, and happiness, and there is nothing to take away.
What can you add to the sky to make it more sky?
And if you were able to take away a piece of the sky, where would you put it?
No word, no idea, no emotion, no sensation, no perception, no substance, no relationship, no object, no philosophy, no religion, no teacher, no teaching. Nothing will get you any closer to your true nature than you already are.
Where is this nothing?
What does this nothing contain?
What is everything?
So . . . who are you? We?
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The perfect peace of the presence of absolute absence.
Thanks, Ed. Perfect is right! From my favorite Wei Wu Wei, “Having found no self that is not other, the seeker must find that there is no other that is not self.”
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