Indifference as enlightenment

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Indifference as enlightenment

Post by marcelo » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:18 am

I've just found this quote, and I think you would enjoy it.
"Many spiritual seekers get "stuck" in emptiness, in the absolute, in transcendence. They cling to bliss, or peace, or indifference. When the self-centered motivation for living disappears, many seekers become indifferent. They see the perfection of all existence and find no reason for doing anything, including caring for themselves or others. I call this "taking a false refuge." It is a very subtle egoic trap; it's a fixation in the absolute and all unconscious form of attachment that masquerades as liberation. It can be very difficult to wake someone up from this deceptive fixation because they literally have no motivation to let go of it. Stuck in a form of divine indifference, such people believe they have reached the top of the mountain when actually they are hiding out halfway up its slope. Enlightenment does not mean one should disappear into the realm of transcendence. To be fixated in the absolute is simply the polar opposite of being fixated in the relative. With the dawning of true enlightenment, there is a tremendous birthing of impersonal Love and wisdom that never fixates in any realm of experience. To awaken to the absolute view is profound and transformative, but to awaken from all fixed points of view is the birth of true nonduality. If emptiness cannot dance, it is not true Emptiness. If moonlight does not flood the empty night sky and reflect in every drop of water, on every blade of grass, then you are only looking at your own empty dream. I say, Wake up! Then, your heart will be flooded with a Love that you cannot contain."
~Adyashanti
Leave "me" out of that!

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Re: Indifference as enlightenment

Post by D'ray » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:30 pm

hey thanks for sharing. I can relate to this in a small way.

Has anyone gone through this?
There's no "I" to become enlightened. The "I" can have spiritual experiences.

DON'T resist the RESISTANCE! The resistance is there. Walk into it. Feel it. Become one with it.

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Re: Indifference as enlightenment

Post by Sighclone » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:09 am

Thanks, marcelo. That was wonderful. Adya's style is very Zen. The traditional Zen masters always like to expose misconceptions of enlightenment...which would, we know, be ALL conceptions of enlightenment...including the eternal transcendent bliss-state, ignoring the social and physical needs of the human form through which that bliss is experienced...and the larger responsibility to at least be a 'frequency holder'.

Andy
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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