Nice post! I also have great love and gratitude for this forum (little blue island as Andy calls it). I also share your love for Vedanta. It's good to have a fellow vedantin on the forum. Hopefully we won't get kicked out for using too much sanskrit .
Yup--totally agree here. Even after one has firm knowledge of one's true nature, I find that insights continue. There is an ever deepening of understanding and sometimes doubts (about cosmology for me) do come up and then it's right back to inquiry.Ashley wrote: And you are never at the end. Always in a state of flux, constantly transitioning. You may even find yourself disagreeing with some of your core beliefs now in a few years from now. It's called growth or decay depending on how you choose to perceive the change at that time.
In Vedanta, we say that the last phase of self inquiry (nidhidhyasana) goes on until the day you die. That is the constant contemplation and application of teachings/inquiry. Vigilance is the price of freedom (I'm quoting from a Vedanta teacher here).