Friday, November 14, 2008

Ultimate Goal

It is a wise and kind move on our part when we abandon past hurts and pleasures and at every moment meet each person as if we are seeing them for the first time. In other words, the ancient wisdom teachings suggest that we look past the skin, the ego and allow the beauty and mystery of every person to unfold without our mental interference.

Why not open up to life and transcend the need to read an other's mind? Because in reality we are the other. When we understand that truth we see that all people have identical feelings; the same hurts, fears, longings, and hopes. Everyone has the same structure of thinking and self-centered concerns. We then grasp the nature of all minds because we are all one mind, not some vague concept, but as a concrete reality. The message is to stop creating images of others and assuming you know them. You do not.

So, to remove the hindrances in the mind, we need to give ourselves a new vision of who we are. the vision will help safeguard our future. The thrust is in healing ourselves first allowing no one to abuse us and that we do not abuse anyone, which includes by the way our own minds and bodies. Understand? The ultimate goal is conquest of inner space.