What if Everything is Already Perfect Without You?

What if Everything is Already Perfect Without You?



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Life seems pretty miserable, doesn't it? You have a few birthdays, you try to satisfy desires as they arise, and before you know it, your health is declining, and then you die. If you are religious, at least you hope to go to heaven. But what are the chances you chose the one true religion? Each one claims to be the only true one, and they all demand blind faith.

But the one thing that almost nobody seems to consider is that they may simply be seeing reality incorrectly. In reality, everything functions perfectly according to natural laws. This perfection can only know itself when it’s realized that you and I do not exist
Sorry tho, that’s not an excuse you can use to get away with anything.

For some strange reason, when confronted with this realization, people often assume that their choices are meaningless, when in fact the opposite is the case. Precisely because each choice affects future conditions & future choices, each choice is important in shaping the future, tho it happens automatically. There is no “self” that exists outside of reality (aka the web of conditions) to influence reality. The most powerful choice to make is the choice to meditate on and contemplate this truth of Dependent Origination, for it leads to liberation from the dream of identity.

The next problem that people run into is imagining that they must exist as simply the awareness of what is going on, since they are now convinced that everything is happening automatically. That's a frightening idea, that one is trapped as some type of powerless observer. But thankfully, it is just another illusion.

Proof #1: Everything happens due to conditions. Think about that. Imagine what it would mean for that to be falsified. Could something happen without any supporting conditions? No, of course not. This is common sense. 

The very strange thing is, this common sense is ignored so that we can feel as if we are independent agents able to make choices which are not dependent upon conditions (aka “Free Will”). Obviously, choices are made. But how? What causes one choice vs another choice? If it were random, then nothing would make any sense at all. But even if it were random, that still wouldn't help us feel as if our choices are truly our own. 

We don't know our next thoughts until we think them. We don't decide which desires will surge up. And even if we did choose desires and thoughts, there would be conditions leading to those choices. Even a creator God, choosing to create the universe, is subject to the same lack of free will as any other being. Free will itself is a logical impossibility. 

Proof #2: Let's look at direct experience: sensations, emotions, and cognitive experiences like thoughts and other states of mind. Looking closely at these aspects of direct experience, is there any witness (self) to be found in any of it? Or is the sense of witnessing simply a conceptual overlay that integrates the various streams of perception? When seeing, is there truly someone experienced to be seeing, or is there only the seen? When a thought appears, "I am seeing," is it just a thought that links thoughts, or is it pointing to some real “self” somewhere that is seeing?

Reality is witnessless/backgroundless, disjoint, center-less, infinitely interpenetrating self-known timeless processes/suchnesses; it is not unified nor is it subject & object. It is maddening to ignore the truth!

With practice at not hiding from the logical truth, many "people" even today have managed (to varying degrees) to get over the delusion that the conditioned sense of self points to a truly existing self, and thus have overcome stress & the illusion of birth and death caused by unification (allowing for identification) of disjoint experiences. 

Remember: You are not the center of the universe. There is no center, nor background, except an imagined one.

∞ ❤ ∞ Your fingers are already fully enlightened/nibbana! ∞ ❤ ∞


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