The Secret of Sadhus

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"The very nature of ego,
of feeling that you are separate
from everything else
is discontentment.

That sense of separation
is suffering.

And so we try and
fulfill this discontentment
through adding things
to our lives.

Whether it be
material things
like a new car, new shoes.

Or a new romance, a new drama,
another child, another television show,
another drink, another drug,
another spiritual concept.

Out of trying to feel more content,
we end up adding and adding
things on top of the discontentment
instead of addressing
the discontentment itself.

And the more you add,
the more agitated your mind becomes.
Your attention is pulled
in so many directions
that it becomes weak.

That is why the Sadhus
renounced everything
to live as simple and solitary
as possible.

To remove all of the distractions
so attention itself could become whole.

Because when attention
becomes whole,
then it becomes awareness,
and the shakti that arises out of awareness
begins to expand and awaken you
into enlightenment.

But especially in the west
where this is not part of our culture,
it is very difficult to stop
acquiring more and more.

Because there is that fear
that all that is really there
is discontentment
and so we should add
as much on top of it as we can.

But it is not true.

If you can become aware
and only if you can become
aware of the discontentment
can it dissolve, can separation dissolve
and you can realize what is behind it,
what is behind everything.

And behind everything
is unconditional bliss.

Within the silence of being
is unconditional bliss.

And so if you live a life of awareness,
then everything you let go of
gets filled with silence,
gets filled with bliss.

The more empty you are
the more bliss fills you up.

I am not saying you should
become a renunciant,
but rather to recognize that
your essence is bliss,
is supreme love, supreme joy.

And the easiest way to realize this joy
is to have as few distractions in front of it
as possible.

To only keep the things close to you
that matter the most.

Much love,

Kip"

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jeru's picture

most have never known the

most have never known the joy of having no possessions.
one can only be truly joyful in action when one realizes he has no need for action.

jeru | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 20:56