Monday, May 30, 2016

Bing That

Realization doesn't necessitate further changes to the personality. There are likely to be changes, but realization isn't about changing the individual, it is freedom from the individual. The personality is freed to be what it is and do what it does, because enlightenment shifted the identity from the individual person, to That which is absolute. That which is everything was already allowing the person to be how it was.

That which is, was always the mover and shaker, it was simply ignorance on  the part of the individual actor who didn't know. The change for the person is from being somebody, to being That. Being That, the personality is free to be what it is, and That watches.

Enlightenment is just the realization that the person is not what one is. There is a change in perspective which reveals That as the doer, and the person as an actor. Being That, the person is likely to be much freer, more spontaneous, less afraid to be what it is.

From the perspective of That, there can be nothing left for the individual to worry about, because whatever happens to the person doesn't affect That. Doership is in the hands of That, and whatever That allows to happen is the only thing that can happen.

The individual, however, will, most likely, continue to play out its role. It still has conditioning, and survival of the body is hardwired into its behavior. Therefore, worry may happen, fear may happen, but it is likely to be much less of a problem, because the identity is not there.

The ego, which is just the centralizing aspect of the person will still operate. It doesn't disappear, it just has less of a burden, and gets lighter. Whether it is there or not is really irrelevant. While the identifying with That does not provide a lot of details, there is nothing the person can do but trust That. Essentially, the person trusts That which it now is, however unknowing being That is.

So, realization is for the individual. That does not require it. That does not need it. The longing for freedom, the longing to end separation resides in the person. So enlightenment does come to the person, and does free the person. The paradox is that the freedom always was. The individual just needed to realize what he really was. 

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