In the world of having you only believe that you have something, but really you don’t have anything. You come alone empty handed and you go alone empty handed.
Ananda said, ” Buddha never meant to drop the flowers the one who has brought the flowers has to be dropped. By dropping flowers nothing will happen. Why not drop yourself?”
It is just like this. I am standing before a mirror; I am real, the mirror is real but the reflection in the mirror is not real. I am real, the mirror is also real, but the reflection in the mirror is a reflection, it is not a reality. Brain cells are real, consciousness is real, but when consciousness gets involved, attached, identified with the brain cells, the ego is formed. That ego is unreal
You can interpret that this cloud is moving towards the north because it has a choice, it has chosen to move north. But you are wrong; the cloud has no choice. He is not bound to go anywhere, he has no destiny. He is simply moving because the whole nature is going that way.
Nietzsche had no idea that just to give freedom is not enough – not only no enough, it is dangerous, it may reduce man to animality. In the name of freedom he may loose his path towards higher states of consciousness.
The language of words is useful during the day, but it is not useful at night. We again , become primitive at night. We disappear in sleep as we are. We loose our degrees, our university education, everything. We are transported to a point where the original man once stood.
But why is this pain there? This should be understood because understanding will help you to go through it, And if you go through it knowingly, you will come out of it more easily, and sooner.
Some stages of spiritual journey can be extremely attractive to the seeker. They are filled with such joy, peace, and bliss. Infact, they are so compelling we become tempted to settle down there and abandon spiritual journey altogether.