Path to Enlightenment

6a00d83451c0aa69e20120a7f9bad7970b-320wiContemplation is said to be the start of the path to enlightenment. Often times, contemplation becomes questioning. I know I did not have a clear understanding of the difference between contemplation and questioning.
Contemplation is OBSERVATION, not studying. Study raises Questions that generally arise due to comparative mode of the mind. For example, when I asked “what is the difference between Questioning and Contemplation?”, my teacher said “come here and s&#* my c&*$*”. The aim, in fact, was to try to get me to go “huh?”, as in to get me confused and get me out of the ‘normal’ thought process.
The NORMAL mode is the COMPARATIVE MODE that raises DOUBTs of millions kinds. The key is to NOT ask Questions. When I say don’t ask questions, I am NOT saying STOP INQUIRING, I am saying STOP QUESTIONING; and reason for this is implicit. A Question hanging as a DOUBT is a HEART/SPIRIT KILLER; it’s why some brilliant people never can be happy, because they are constantly fretting about what they DON’T KNOW. That mode of operating, where you need to KNOW everything to be HAPPY is and endless road. A never-ending road is exhausting and fruitless.
In the end I will close with this. If you read the story of the Buddha, he was enlightened the moment he realized that his quest for enlightenment was the final barrier to enlightenment. Then what remains? how to go about this? See the never-ending questions? 🙂 But fortunately this Question has an answer you can put to practise. You DON’T go about anything to GET enlightened because enlightened being IS your nature already. It’s the doubts and the questions that are standing in the way of accepting and IMPLEMENTING THIS ENLIGHTENED SELF.
Remove all the other people’s opinions and awaken the primordial child in you. Be as you were before “they” got to you.
EnlightenMeant Cartoon 2008 C. Pic Michel
Peace
anthony

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s