It can’t be that simple – says habit.

States of mind come and go. The ‘fence’ is the concept of separation. You may long to be on the other side of the fence. It appears that you are separated from what you love. (Longing for the Beloved is an example)  By not loving the apparent self totally, ‘we’ project ‘over the fence’ an ‘object’ which is only fabricated in mind and then we longed for it – and it is nowhere other than in the same mind that longs for it.  The same situation applies to your true identity.

You can’t get ‘there’ because you are always ‘here’ and you cannot get out of this ‘here’ because this ‘here’ is actually everywhere and there is no actual ‘there’ and no ‘object’ – there is no separation except in the mind – it is a concept that has not been investigated. Simple as that.

You are told to investigate that ‘me’ (the sense of me – separation) and the directive is ignored or at least the mind plays games with it, pretends to know via concepts and one fools oneself and calls that ‘self-knowledge’. The ‘cage of belief’ is a fiction. A clear voice can point out that the cage does not exist but like a bird that has been in a cage for many years, when the door is left open, it will not fly out. It is bound into habit. Habit can be broken. Courage is not born of mind. The nature of All phenomena is emptiness.

You tell your sad story about a me in bondage to yourself and to everyone who will listen. Everyone else looks sad and agrees with your apparent suffering – or they fight to get their story heard, complaining that they can’t get a word in edge-wise. All stories of me, me, me, me, me, me!
It is very rare to come across one who says “NO – you were never bound – Look, see, investigate – no one can do it for you”.

Simple. But the mind says “It can’t be that simple”.

To believe you are free is not enough – there must be a clear KNOWING and that is not a belief.

Taken from a comment in the previous post.

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  1. What does it take to get you to ‘hear’ what is being pointed to? Children in school perfect a way of pretending to be paying attention, while their minds wander. It does not fool the keen eyed teacher. Schools or ‘prisons of learning’ imprison unwilling ‘students’. An aspirant that is keenly interested will not wander off into the never never land. I am not exaggerating when I say that 99% of spiritual types are full time dreamers and that includes the teacher, in most cases. A Loud Crack of the ruler on the teachers desk can ‘waken’ the students for a brief moment – the mind is stopped. The briefest moment of experiencing ‘no mind’ is enough to bring a glimpse of ‘reality’.