The solution is so simple we don’t even notice or if we do, we dismiss it as nothing.
Adhering to the ‘personal’ realm of being a ‘seeker’ is bondage of self. Investigate that bondage of self and really see if there is a self in bondage. See if there is any truth to it. A life time of struggle with a phantom is a wasted life. Your only purpose is to find out what you are. Not ‘who’ you are. ’Who you are’ is just an endless story that will go to the grave with you. Use the intellect – do not let the intellect use you.
The intellect is useful.
The intellect can assist in a clear and precise investigation by allowing the intelligence to cut though erroneous beliefs. It is the impartial nature of intelligence that does the job, not the intellect. The intellect has a bias, which must be exposed one way or another. The constant referencing of experiences to the ‘me of memory’ seemingly blocks a clear view. The actual naked seeing is prior to mind content and this factor plays a significant role in recognizing our true nature.
Recognize that the image of self, me, is mechanical and has no power of itself, except a seeming power like the ‘volition or intention of a dreamer’. In that dream and in the waking state the identified ‘point’ (me) oscillates between hope and despair. The glue that holds it all together is the personalized emotional drama, the energy of conflict, conflict with its own fabrication.
One aspect of the intellect is that due to ignoring our true nature it behaves like a maze maker. Being bored with the maze it turns to making new […]