So there is a thought that re-occurs over time and that is that the bodies beliefs and attachments are in constant contradiction of each other constantly. What causes this? One might say that because of the objective body sees something it attaches itself to said memory or thought and then places importance on it and therefore begins to have like or dislike for said feeling or thought. It is interesting, there is a book that I recently went back into which mentioned something in respect to the questioner asking the guru who has killed a child in this picture showing the body that has supposidly killed the child. When it got to the root of the answer it became this.
“We have all killed the child, and we have all died with the child”
Maybe things aren’t as one sided as right or wrong after all that the beginning of the cycle of suffering starts with this likeness to have to be right or wrong or just or unjust. People always point the finger at something else to be the cause of their own misfortune but they never actually look at maybe it is because of their own distortions that cause the misfortune, and to get rid of the bodies contradiction can free. The mind is the only seeker of answers out of selfishness for its identity.
Yesterday I got out of class with a friend and he quite planely said to me, “philosophy is not important, it only affects like minded people.” Now at the time it caused the body to suffer because “How could he even say that, its out of ignorance” and of course it lashes out but the truth is. All is out of ignorance of the truth so by him saying that puts whatever his belief in the same category. Everything that the mind can hold onto such as the excuse that “it only affects like minded people” to give itself importance to the task in which it feels the most important about. See every activity only affects like minded people, it doesn’t make it more or less selfish then any other activity, so then where does selfishness even come in at all… IT just is and will be overcomed to Absolute Reality. It was a good lesson, but only in respect to the mind. The mind only deals with what it can comprehend whether it has to send the body into contradicting ideas or not as long as it “logically” works for the now.
You have to look beyond importance of activity to find Truth, beyond words, and beyond states. Consciousness is only apart of Awareness just as Awareness is then a part of Reality, but Awareness can never be Truth. However Awareness is every present but you are before Awareness was.
What I now realize is that when it comes to questions of intellect, not only is it out of ignorance but its full of contradiction, so how can any of it be truth if there are no roots (well the only roots it has is a distortion and attachment to the body)
These slowly fade when you realize that, “I-am-not-the-body” and you are not the doer of thought, thought merely happens.
How comfortable are you with your own contradictions?