awake – knowing what is happening,
cf Awake = knowing what “happening” is.
Awake – funeral party for a life of dreams
Enlightenment – the heart getting lighter means something was dropped… the dead-weight of dukkha.
A drowning person letting go of the concrete block they were gripping as if their life depended on it.
Liberation – committing selficide. Dragon-slaying – killing what never existed in the first place
Boredom – temporary lapse in ego support.
cf Enlightenment – permanent lapse in same.
Confusion – not being able to grasp your experience conceptually… [see Wisdom]
Wisdom – being able to not grasp your experience conceptually
Awakening – the journey from ignorance to… not-knowing?
Path – first you have to know you don’t know, so then when you Know, you know you Know.
Retreat – advance. Seeking the highest spiritual evolution by going back to living in caves.
Realisation – Knowing, free of understanding.
Belief – an unquestioned thought. Thoughts believe themselves, there is no “I” to believe, separate from thoughts. (The thought which questions a thought is itself just a thought.)
Faith (Buddhist) – realisation, tested, and followed by confidence;
Faith (Blind) – hearsay or guesswork, grasped, and followed by defence.
Sky – a metaphor for the Spiritual, what lies beyond earthly things… viewed from an earth-bound perspective. From the perspective of sky, sky does not exist. Thus it is a good metaphor for the Spiritual.
Ego – the delusional flaw of someone less enlightened than me.
Cookie – valuable object of meditation: look directly at its Essential Nature (it crumbles).
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Dear Five, this is great, it made me smile with several inner ‘yes’! I love especially your definition of boredom, retreat-advance and sky – so much to the point and at the same time witty and wise and poetic –