You are already quietness, your business is to recognize this. You, the almighty observer of all, is the only thing that does not move. Awareness is what you are. Individuality is but an idea to the source that sees through all eyes. You can never fail or succeed for you precede both. Be quiet, the answer is in every moment.

— Lucid

Personal

I usually never do these but this one made me tear a little. My father, whom I seldom see, texted my mother asking if I hate him. He said that he would understand if I did. He said his other kids hate him. I’ve found that it takes a lot of energy to hate someone. After awakening, I just can’t retain energy for hate. What is hate? A compound of dislike and memory? I rarely have need for memories. I wish I could touch him and make him see what I see and how I see. Make him see that what I am, relatively, is still him.. only evolved. Make him see that he and I are not different, that we are one. But I am not worried, I think after he’s gone from this dream he’ll laugh and I’ll laugh with him and we’ll both simultaneously say, “wow that was fun.”

I’m going to hug him and kiss his forehead. We all make mistakes in life. Jesus said, “forgive them father for they know not what they do.” Forgiveness is easy when one knows that it is no ones fault; the circumstances one is born into, the choices one has to make and the mistakes that follow. I don’t say judge or do not judge, because given the circumstances both may be warranted or unwarranted. Just be quiet.

~ Lucid

Anonymous: If we're all enlightened, why are there monasteries, books, teachers... anxiety, depression, delusion, frustration, doubt?

nobodysnotes:

That’s because enlightenment is absolutely pointless but suffering and the way out of suffering is not.

Why do little kids play make believe? Why do we pay big bucks to watch a movie? For the drama, for the emotions, for the fun. Playing pretend is the same thing that we do with our lives, actually.

In Hinduism they call it Lila, meaning ‘play’. That’s what it is. We play a game with ourselves. We suffer, then we suffer more trying to get out of suffering, then one day, we remember: Oh yea! It’s all just a play. I’m already enlightened! Hahaha.

That’s literally it.

If dreams aren’t true, why do we have them? I don’t know. They’re cool though!

Ultimately, from the highest perspective, everything only serves one purpose - to bring us back home, to who we really are, to enlightenment.

So when we suffer from depression, delusion, frustration or doubt, even though it sucks, it’s just meant to get us moving, to call us to action, to get us looking for a way out of all the drama once and for all.

So when we finally embark on a journey beyond suffering, we start to find pointers like monasteries, books and teachers. These things point the way out of suffering completely. Ultimately they are only pointers. To really go beyond suffering, beyond this drama, we have to see that even the attempt to go beyond it is part of it! When we see that, it clicks. We see that it’s all just Lila, just play and we laugh as we recognize we’ve been enlightened all along, free all along.

Anonymous: I'm curious to know buddhist views on other religions such as Christianity.

panatmansam:

Buddhists believe that there are many paths to the top of the mountain.

The Master views the parts with compassion, because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. He doesn’t glitter like a jewel
but lets himself be shaped by the Tao,
as rugged and common as a stone.

— Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

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