15322Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: How could we find how much far away from enlightenment
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Jeff Belyea <jeff@...> wrote:--- In meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com, "armaanwithu"
<armaanwithu@ ...> wrote:
> Dear meditators,
> Hope u all will fine, i have written many times about myself.Can
> anyone tell me how could we find how much far away from
> Is any elightened person told us.
Your question shows impatience. You cannot seek
enlightenment with impatience. You must be willing
to commit to the path for an entire lifetime (or
many lifetimes) with absolute patience. As long as
you have questions, you are still attempting to
"figure out" enlightenment in advance. That cannot
be done. Enlightenment is beyond the rational mind
and linear way of thought. To even approach enlightenment
requires a surrender of all questions.
This is a delicate balance that few are able to achieve.
Often it only comes when one is deparate enough to
surrender all expectation and even the seeking itself.
This is also hard to understand - that we must give
up the seeking. It is a matter of timing. We seek out
of a desire for peace of mind and tranquility. The
seeming paradox is that at a critical point in our
journey, our mind must become utterly still and tranquil
in order to awaken and experience enlightenment -
a tranquility that transcend our understanding of
tranquility. The tranquility of enlightenment is only
known by direct experience and cannot be explained.
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