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Friday, December 15, 2017

"CLEAVE A PIECE OF WOOD, I AM THERE." - --- THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHING

       

         It is important to pass on the essence of the Teaching.
        There are many paths to Realization and different approaches are used by different
religions. In Christian terms we have been betrayed and lied to from the beginning and the path has been deliberately obscured, so much so that the path is almost invisible. It is asserted that there is no such thing as the Way, because a monopolistic organization denies the existence of any such matter, any such quest.
       All faiths have their holy men, their mystics, and these people rarely agree with
the orthodoxy.
       The nature of Realization (foundation experience) remains the same the world over.
       The experience is called enlightenment, because it brings light to the darkness... the blind are healed, the dead are raised.

       In the early days, people drowning in ignorance and fogged in confusion - they were
called the dead.

       One way of describing the experience is:
the eggshell ego implodes - and suddenly you know all the world. 

     But no description is adequate. Any reliance on words will lead you astray into false conclusions, dead-end alleys from which you must extricate yourself.
      
      No explanation leads to anything real.

      Be determined, but don't try. Any expectation you have will be erroneous.

      This is the path of knowledge, not the path of blind faith. "Know yourself," the man says.

"Cleave a piece of wood, I am there. Lift up
a stone and you will find me there." 

Gospel of Thomas.





(C) 2017 by W.G. Milne