I try to approach self-realization from as many directions as possible, so as to aid seekers to realize their true nature. That is the reason for this blog to exist. I try to keep religious terms out as much as I can, so as to not bar these most valuable teachings from potential awakeners.
To those who call themselves spiritual seekers or seekers of Truth, what is it exactly that you are trying to seek ? Either you embarked upon this path when something you read or saw or experienced made you question the nature of reality and made you say that there is something more to this superficial existence, or an event or a situation came up that led to tremendous, unbearable suffering which made you look for deliverance from this psychological pain, or maybe something else that pushed you onto this path perhaps. But, do you know what you are looking for ? If you don’t, how will you find it ? If you do, how do you know what it is supposed to be like ? Here is a spoiler, it is like nothing, because it is nothing tangible with any characteristics or measurements.
Let us try to understand some English grammer – verbs in particular. A verb is an activity, of sorts. It is an activity that we seem to have control over -to cycle, to jump, to aim, to type, to read, to ponder, etc. But there is literally one verb in all of English language that is out of our control. The verb – to be. It is not something that one can do. You are already be-ing. You can never stop be-ing. This sounds like a very simple statement to make, but you really need to sit and ponder over this and realize the profundity of it. To be means is-ness. This is-ness is out of our control. If I tell you to stop be-ing, you will say that you can’t just stop be-ing. Maybe you might argue that you could kill yourself, and then you will stop be-ing. You still need to take the assistance of the verb to kill, so you could maybe stop be-ing. You can’t just stop be-ing at the flick of a switch. You think that you can even control something subtle like, your breathing, but you cannot stop be-ing. This is because you are that being-ness. Your subtlest, most truest nature.
When you try to describe this being-ness, you always fall short of words because it has no definable characteristics. Words, by nature, are limited in what they mean, but the being-ness is unlimited by nature. It is the blank screen onto which, your egoic identity and the world is projected upon. This being-ness is before the person becomes apparent. It is like the limitless space, devoid of any color, before the blue of the sky becomes apparent.
Have you tried to question your being-ness all your life, or have you taken it for granted, because there were better things to do, perhaps ? No matter what words you choose to use, be it awareness or beingness or consciousness, this inward study of your own nature is of utmost importance, and the most noblest of pursuits.