reply to post by spartacus699
funny, how you are saying the same thing that any Guru has said
except, the guru says it from the perspective of non identification with ego self
it is spoken from the perspective of atma
in this sense it is made more pure, and without the follies of judgement, beratement of ego identity
and you dont have to get so lost in the back and forth that this kind of thinking promotes
Surrendering is what the mind does, to you, a human
righteousness is belief and adherence to religious moral law
you are right, god/higher self/true self/whatever the hell you want to call it gives a flying F* about righteousness, plus you have to have someone
being righteous before you can claim there is righteousness being done
you are right, reaching enlightenment has nothing to do with you, it has always been there, and always will be, the reaching is done by the mind or
ego identified self... God was before, you were before, not as you identify NOW, but as you have always been deep within every atom of your
what can the human ego do? lots, just take a look around, good and bad as so judged by the mind
swallow your pride you say, get on your knees and pray you say, yes, DO THIS NOW you say before its all too late and your soul be destroyed yes?
What do you think a guru does when he dissolves identification with the ego? Surrendering the ego, placing the ego on its knees, praying to a higher
consciousness, this is not so different than sitting down, closing ones eyes, and listening to the silent music that pervades all, forgetting all that
we have learned about ourselves. Drawing closer to God, and him drawing closer to you. This is the middle way. In drawing closer to god, the light
that shines from him will dissolve your ego identity, in sitting and meditating, drawing closer to stillness will illuminate the darkness in your mind
so to see clearly at WHAT is actually being done, skillfully or unskillfully.
You can play the same song in different octaves. Some sound better than others, but in the end, the substance which creates the structure of the song
is the same. Words are reflections and refractions of the self. Whatever self you identify with will have the biggest megaphone. Stop identifying
with self and take the mouthpiece away.
Its never too late, time and existence is all relational to each other and there is no such thing as ultimate time or ultimate reality. But you are
right once more, its better to do it now than later, for your happiness and well being and that of all other beings to the north, to the south, the
east, the west, above and below and out to infinity.