World of truth and world of illusion (part 2)
The world of truth is laid bare here and now.
This crude reality is exactly what the world of truth is.
Separate individuals or your self are nowhere to be found in reality.
Life simply manifests itself in various ways.
There’s no good or bad.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t think something is good or bad.
Thinking something is good or bad is neither good nor bad.
Originally, there’s no good or bad. I’m just stating the fact.
In short, the world is merely happening beyond every (good or bad) thought, every (sad or happy) emotion, and every notion or concept.
The world is thus complete as is with various things happening (there’s a limit to what words can express).
Everything is just happening in this completeness.
This doesn’t mean I’m saying you should do something, or you don’t have to do anything.
In reality, it’s a very simple world.
Complete freedom, serenity, and joy are here.
It’s really easy to enter this world because you’re already here.
All you have to do is admit it: “Oh, so this is how it is.”
For example, quitting smoking is said to be very difficult.
That’s because people take it for granted that their life won’t be enjoyable without cigarettes, which they absolutely need, and so they try to suppress their desire to smoke.
Even those current smokers should readily understand that smoking is not necessary at all, if they can recall that they never originally needed to smoke in the past.
So, no desire to smoke occurs. If you don’t feel like smoking, you don’t need any suppression or effort to keep you from it.
As described above, in order to quit smoking, you only need to realize that everyone is a nonsmoker by nature.
Likewise, you have only to realize the idea that the existence of individuals and your self is an illusion.
Humans aside, animals have no sense of individuals or self.
When we were babies, each of us never had an idea of individuals or self. As we grew up in this society where people firmly believe in separate existences, we automatically came to have this sense.
It’s actually easy to realize that there are no individuals or self.
Without a pressing awareness of the issue however, you might end up understanding it only intellectually.
That’s not the way to do it.
Anyway, it may be that humans are designed to need to tread a paradoxical path, unlike other animals and plants.
Nonetheless, realizing the truth is such a simple thing because that’s essentially how it is.
The truth of existence is here and now, in a truly simple manner.