Thursday, April 10, 2003
The individual is the collection of identifications that have formed in the mind in response to life conditions. The awareness of that collection of responses creates the idea of a someone who "has" the response.
When "we" make a decision to get rid of this idea, it can only be from this idea that the decision gets made. Thus we acquire a whole new set of identifications, with our guru, our ideology, our chosen deity, and our mystical experiences, all of which combine to form the idea of an expectation that they're doing something for "us," but mostly only serving to strengthen the idea that there is an "us."
And all the while we rest in our true nature, being who we are uninterrupted, never once affected by the hoopla of being on a path as "we" seek to become that which we have never not been.