Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Enlightenment is not something to be achieved



Enlightenment is not something to be achieved, it is just to be lived. When I say that I achieved enlightenment, I simply mean that I decided to live it. Enough is enough! And since then I have lived it. It is a decision that now you are not interested in creating problems – that's all. It is a decision that now you are finished with all this nonsense of creating problems and finding solutions.

All this nonsense is a game you are playing with yourself: you yourself are hiding and you yourself are seeking, you are both the parties. And you know it! That's why when I say it you smile, you laugh. I am not talking about anything ridiculous – you understand it. You are laughing at yourself. Just watch yourself laughing, just look at your own smile – you understand it. It has to be so because it is your own game: you are hiding and waiting for yourself to be able to seek and find yourself.”


This is the time for everybody to meditate. This is the time that, except for meditation, nothing can help you to get out of your misery. And meditation is a simple phenomenon. Just whenever you have time, sit silently, doing nothing. Relax, close your eyes, watch your thoughts as if you are watching a movie on the screen. You are just a watcher. If you can watch your thoughts just as if they are moving there on the screen, and you are not involved in them, they start dispersing. It is your involvement that gives them life energy. When you withdraw yourself and become just a witness, thoughts start falling, like leaves which are dead start falling from the trees. Soon you will be surprised, the screen is empty. Consciousness coming back to the original source is what I call enlightenment. This blissfulness happens here and now.

1 comment:

ej aka ZenWoman said...

Thank you. This is all so true! I did smile at the realization of your words. I had just written about laughter as the best medicine a few days ago. Anytime we can SEE the "game" as you call it, it really does make us smile. Again, thank you.