For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

Original face

Drop the desire for enlightenment and then you are "not-I" and you regain your original face.

Anyone seeking enlightenment is of course not enlightened. Nor could anyone ever be enlightened, as on enlightenment, there is no I.

"I seeking enlightenment" is bound.

"Enlightened" is no-I, free.

So drop the idea you could ever achieve, as that achiever is not even possibly real. Drop the idea of an achieving entity so there is no longer a desirer; and then you reach the non-I, and there is enlightenment...

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Tao Wow | Daily Cup of Tao

5 comments:

Liara Covert said...

Enlightenment is not thought. It is something else. As human beings strive to find it, they do not. As it happens, it was never lost.

Tao said...

Yes it seems the very trying is the barrier.

wsfaro said...

Hello! This is interesting - I think this shows that we cannot describe enlightenment merely in words; we can perhaps be shown a potential way, but we must experience it to understand it.

Tao said...

Words are certainly no good for this.

Until we are all enlightened then invent a new language to describe it :)

wsfaro said...

That may be, but if we are all enlightened then there would be no need to create a language to describe it, we all would just be enlightened :)