O people please listen and do shun what I must say. I do not claim to be enlightened, I do not claim to be God, and I do not want to proclaim what is or is not the truth.
It has become hard to place any words on that which I want to express to you. So I type this slowly and decidedly understanding that I could never fully express or define that which I want to be known.
Why? Simple, because one cannot limit what is infinite. Anything which I say can only take away from the nature of that which I speak of. Thought cannot contain this, for thought is limited. Likewise words cannot express this.
After studying various people, world religions, and mystical practices I feel I have caught a glimpse of the “Golden Thread”, the root desire of every soul of every creature.
We feel that whatever it is, is simple.
Whatever it is is close.
Whatever it is is not denied to us, but we deny it from ourselves. Because we seek to limit what it is, but it cannot be labeled, it cannot be simplified.
It is nothing.
To forget the self.
To be utterly and totally selfless.
I could try to say more but I would just take away from this sublime mystery. I will tell you only to practice the quiescent contemplation of nothingness. That you, I and everything are completely void. Nothingness and being.
Seek without discrimination, so that you do not make complex the wisdom which is so simple.
If we are attached to the material, we cannot cast ourselves upon the all. The Infinite cannot clothe itself in us unless we think of ourselves as nothing.
Seek to attain “humility”, and every Godly quality will follow it.
If you want more information search “AYIN”, “EIN SOF”, “QUIESENCE”, and the Universe.
@backcase, “Thought cannot contain this, for thought is limited. Likewise words cannot express this.”
Thought is unlimited, and sensory language can work up to a certain point. In the realm of Buddhism, becoming enlightened is the minds act of disbanding an illusions set upon it by the external objective world. To become selfless, is to become egoless. You cannot forget the self, you are the self however, many operate by basis of the ego’s operation. What you’re talking about isn’t a ‘mystery’ it’s just incredibly difficult to achieve and most will not taste the glorified bliss of grace that comes along with it. It is true when you say it is in the simpleness of the concept of wisdom that is most truthful but not everything is so simple.
Thought, in reality, is very limited as it cannot contain the All and the nothing in a single thought
I say “to forget the self”, because I want to abandon my objective reality for the true reality.
I also studied Buddhism, and more than that, but it is not hard to experience such a concept, you just need a very quiet mind. The Buddhist concept which I really liked was Siddhartha Gautama’s theory of relativity (cause and effect).
And I found that Kabbalah and the Tao gives better understanding of Nothingness “no thingness”
If we forget the self we will no longer judge, which the Buddha said was the root of suffering, and if we forget the self, we are the opposite of selfish (or being a “taker”) and we give as God gives to us, becoming more one with the infinite Source of Life.
Your journey is inspiring my friend. More and more i find my self absorbed in to the nothingness in my stillness meditation, when a thought interrupts is only then i realize there was absolute stillness. There is and will always be work to do.
Thank you for your inspiration.
@theboss7607, You are very welcome for any inspiration you may have felt.
Consideration towards the light goes a very long way, the longest way as there is no end.
There is also no beginning, but I imagine preenlightenment “or living as a Bodhischitta” to be very much like absorbing Life like you said. We become less and less involved in our old way of thinking to a new way of being.
Where our eyes land we see that nothing is old, although once we believed that nothing is new.