rideforever wrote:Truly to go beyond the ego is just to reach a level of sanity on par with an animal, nothing to write home about.
Yes, its like the "natural" state is being as "care free" as a pet.
rideforever wrote:The prize is to become a new being a new spontaneous movement in the universe, immortal. Krishna, Siva ... those were some who made it.
I am not as familiar with Hindu deities as others which I need to read up. Are there equivalents or similar ones in other teachings as Krishna, Siva?
What is "awakening"?
What is that you seek? Why seek anything?
Hi Chuck, by "awakening" I meant the "event" when one comes to experience that which is "beyond the veil" experientially. The experience of witnessing.
It isn't "awakening" I seek. I am trying to understand what the teachers point to. Maybe my lack of understanding but I have a few questions. Perhaps others may be of help. As the witness (non-doer/doer), even my questioning and typing at this very second on my keyboard is initiated by Awareness. My volition is an illusion. My consciousness is the one interpreting it as an "action" done by "my body". If that is the case, then all of us (in our physical form) are mere conduits in which these interpreted "actions" play out.
It's like each of our consciousness being glued down to watch a passing show (or more accurately, the changing of still images in the eternal Now). Just so happens we are witnessing images that look sequential, hence we think they are "actions" and "passing of time".
Why then, if we are mere witnesses (as consciousness with a small "c"), is the purpose of us "waking up" is to realize we aren't the "egos" we thought we were? Why bother telling us we are watching a movie? So we can get some popcorn? I am not suggesting those who have "awakened" and not are any different. Is this a mere glitch (like in the Matrix movies)?