All the while knowing no words will ever capture what is prior to words, prior to thinking, prior to form, prior to all manner and matter of things. Paradox abounds and can only be lived.
Buddhism speaks of an auspicious human birth, through which we are able to awaken out of this endlessly spinning wheel of birth, suffering, death and unrelenting karma. Other traditions similarly suggest that our life journeys are, most fundamentally, opportunities to awaken, with lots of hints, signs and pointers along the way, for those who pay attention.
You do not actually exist in a dualistic world. therefore “you” cannot “escape the paradoxical position of the ego.”
This seeming “you” who is asking “how” to “escape,” IS THE EGO. An illusion in other words. An illusion cannot “escape” the fact that it is an illusion. Or in other words, illusions cannot, by their very nature (of being illusions), “become” real.
The Light of Consciousness does not cast a shadow. EVERYTHING that casts a shadow is merely more shadow, illusion, beliefs.
First and most importantly of all, it must be understood that beliefs are not real. We are free to believe in what seems or even maybe is real, and we are also free to believe in illusions.
A collection of my responses to various folks regarding non-dual/spiritual teachings.
God “gives” nothing, all is given always and already. In each moment everything is, and simply so. The foolishness that asserts “God” rewards for good behavior (and by inference punishes for bad) goes totally against the Prodigal Son, for just one example, not to mention every other teaching of Jesus, without exception. The same foolishness is also contrary to the teachings of most of the world’s established traditions. No mystic, […]
Goddess is the apparent without appearance and the hidden without hiddenness. She is the very existence of the letters of the names, the first and the last, the apparent and the hidden. There is no first or last, apparent or hidden except Her, without the letters which form these divine names becoming Her and without Her becoming these letters….
This is the only poem
I can read
I am the only one
can write it
The thinking, relative, and extremely abstracted mind simply cannot go there. Nor can it adequately express or perceive it, because this mind is itself an imagined and seemingly separate object, and therefore has no access to what is always and infinitely prior to and greater than itself.