Where shall I look for Enlightenment?
When will it happen?
It is happening right now.
Then why don’t I experience it?
Because you do not look.
What should I look for?
Nothing, just look.
Anything your eyes alight upon.
Must I look in a special kind of way?
No. The ordinary way will do.
But don’t I always look the ordinary way?
Why ever not?
Because to look you must be here. You’re mostly somewhere else.
– Anthony de Mello
De Mello Spirituality Center
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When at rest the mind is ordinary perception, naked and unadorned; when you gaze directly at it there is nothing to see but light; as Awareness, it is brilliance and the relaxed vigilance of the awakened state; as nothing specific whatsoever, it is a secret fullness; it is the ultimacy of nondual radiance and emptiness.
It is not eternal, for nothing whatsoever about it has been proved to exist. It is not a void, for there is brilliance and wakefulness. It is not unity, for multiplicity is self-evident in perception. It is not multiplicity, for we know the one taste of unity. It is not an external function, for Awareness is intrinsic to immediate reality.
~ Keith Dowman, The Flight of the Garuda
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