It’s a lot simpler to talk with people that have actually meditated. Only they see the futility of this ridiculous thing.
Everyone is else is lost in this trend. Until they are found. I am unsure how to describe the feeling I get when I see people with a desire to meditate. It truly saddens me. It saddens me not because these people have empty lives and they want to find meaning… what saddens me is that there is no meaning, and they’ll spend their entire lives on that hamster wheel, giving everything they are to another just so they can have what he has.
You will practice meditation to find Nirvana because your greed wants you to have what Buddha talked about.
You go listen to lectures and talks and Youtube videos… you want to meet with me, talk with me… because you think that I have something, like spirituality, or enlightenment, or insight… and that by talking with me, you can have it too. Clearly, you have greed. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I have nothing for you. No one does. Not even you.
You meditate because you are full of greed.
You are greedy for experience, for peace, for tranquility, for liberation, for freedom…
A heart filled with greed can never see the beauty of “what is” in the “wholly other”.
So… when will you be free of this greed? Greed to have something you heard about from another. And until you are free of this greed, what happens? And what happens after you’re free of this greed? Have you ever been free of this greed?
Let’s talk about another stupid thing you do. You have never known Nirvana. Yet you seek it out by meditation and spiritual practices, etc. Tell me this, O Mighty Genius, how are you going to recognize a state of being you have never known?
How do you “recognize” or “realize” something you’ve never know or experience? How exactly does that work?
So, you’re not spiritual now, but if you practice and meditate, you will be, sometime in the future? How long? How many meditations? How many years? So, logically, if you are spiritual, you have no reason to seek it. But if you are seeking it, you are not spiritual. So you have never known spirituality. So, how are you going to recognize that state of being if you have never known it? Do you think you’re magically going to have that knowledge? Oh, this is “that” state, that the sages and gurus spoke of.
How are you going to recognize that state?
Do you see how stupid this whole thing is? If not… well, that’s sad.
So they say, follow your own path, it all lies inward, listen to yourself, blah blah blah.
They say you remain your “say so”, so that you never accept others, but your own experience. Yet that is still accepting one’s own authority. What authority have I? My authority is that of the culture. My authority is the authority of society. I am conditioned to accept authority. when I reject the authority outwardly, I accept the accept the authority inwardly. When we reject the authority of the outer world, we accept the authority of the inner world. Our authority of the inner is a result of the society or the culture in which we’ve been brought up; we are conditioned by society from birth. We must reject authority itself, not an outer authority, not an inner authority of the self, but of authority itself. The feeling of dependence on authority.
What we are looking at is freedom from authority. Not any certain kind of authority, but authority. The very concept of it. As Dr. Terence McKenna said, “Authority is a lie. It’s an abomination. Authority will lead you into ruin. It’s not real.”
The self that you want to take authority from, that self is a product of culture and society, the “everything” you rejected before.
So you reject the outer authority and accept the inner authority, but you don’t realize that the inner authority is a product of the outer authority.
After all, stimulus and response are a unitary motion; a solitary movement, a unified action of a complete system. What I am, the world is. The world is a projection of myself, the “I”. The world is not different from me, the world is not in opposition to me. The world and I and not separate entities. The society and I are one. The culture and myself are unified since birth. Society is me. Culture is me. The world is my own extension, and to understand the society, the culture, the world, I have to understand only myself. The individual is never in opposition to the mass, to society, to culture, because the individual is the culture, is the society, is the world. Everything that the individual is, is given to the individual by the culture and society. Society is a relationship between you, me and another. There is a great conflict in society when the individual becomes irresponsible.
So, society is made of you, me, and everyone else. So firstly, everything exists within the mind, and the inmost in due time becomes the outmost. Society is then made of every single person’s psychology. Society then exists not outside of us, conceptually and/or physically, but literally, in every sense, society exists within the mind and inside of us. We are society. Society is me. It’s not separate from me. I am it. Not only am I society, I am the world. All of it. Not just in any poetic sense, but in every literal and actual sense, I am the world. I am society. I am culture. Why? Everything I am is given to me by culture, by society, by the outside world. I am a product of what has been input into me. Nothing more and nothing less.
So, I reject the authority of culture and society, and accept my own authority, which is also of the outer world, since I am society, since I am culture, since I am the World.
So… I haven’t really escaped authority have I?
Do you now see how silly you goofy spiritual people look to the rest of us? Come on… I’m trying to make it transparently obvious here, folks.
Do you yet see? See how ridiculous it is to say, “I follow myself” or “The path to enlightenment lies within”…
Absolutely asinine. And hilariously so.
My most sincere, loving, and caring advice, from the bottom of my heart…
STOP BEING IDIOTS.