How to become enlightened

Like me, Don Lubov refuses to follow rules, stick to conventions, do things like everyone else. As well as having sent me a list of great essays, he has also posted a comment on one of my recent posts.

The comment has nothing directly to do with the post, except that all things are related, all things are One. Instead, it is a 550-word essay on where to look for enlightenment.

No. I am not going to do a spoiler. Read his words for yourself.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to How to become enlightened

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Thank you, Elizabeth.
    I’ve never had such experiences. The closest is, I was on day 3 of a 10 day Buddhist retreat, and accidentally arrived at the dining room an hour early for breakfast. So, I leaned my back against the wall and just looked up at the cloudy sky, in complete peace. Then a voice that was not my voice said inside my head, I AM.
    I found that incredibly scary.
    🙂
    Bob

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  2. Elizabeth Clements says:

    Hello Bob! How are you? Wishing you many blessings this solstice. I clicked the link and read the comment from your friend Don, and felt compelled to response to share something that occurred recently which I feel directly relates. I appreciate his words and found a deep resonance with the path less path. Now, normally I may not even tell anyone this, because, for one, it was the very first time anything quite like this has happened, and second because some people may think it a bit nutty.

    Last week, I was laying in bed just about ready to fall asleep, you know that in between state, fading in and out of drifting off, and suddenly I felt my brain was shoved, like physically poked behind the forehead, a jolt of motion. It was bizarre! And for whatever reason I found myself saying, Hey! Who was that?! And then I saw an Indian guru or buddist monk type individual and we just started laughing together. We laughed and laughed. Giggling at their little trick, the wake up poke to my brain. And then they went on to show how everything is a lesson or illusion to another lesson and that even they themselves are just another side of the same coin. And it was so peaceful and I felt calm and content with understanding, then suddenly it felt like I sunk, or fell back down into my chest, and there was dread and anxiety and I started to wonder if this too was another side of the coin.

    I find this quite fascinating because like I said first time I experienced anything like that in my life. It also occurred within about 2 weeks after I had a conversation with a friend about how I have observed and believe religions are truths wrapped in lies. And that one I started diving into yoga more in depth I started to learn about hinduism and Indias caste system and how there are some superiority complex or hierarchies interwoven there and sexism and other power dynamics can influence how religion structures and presents spiritual concepts. That’s why I say I’m spiritual not religious. Anyway, then soon after this guru identity presents itself to me through an assertive brain shove! How funny is that?

    So this is my long winded way to say thanks for sharing that comment. I think as a women, it’s a powerful message also because often we’ve been programed to look outside ourselves and give away our power, and through so many layers of systems, and then the corruption within the self help industry and all the ways to become caught buying into false idols or paths. And many paths do seem to help many, but for me and my experiences in life so far, coming back to myself, my intuition, inner wise person, has been where I find authentic healing and balance or alignment.

    Thank you! Elizabeth

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