By Majid Michel
Consider a wise man, well versed in philosophy and spirit. He opens a closet door and sees a snake on the floor. He jumps back in panic, fear and stress. Now, he may try to rationalize and consider how the snake got into the closet, try to figure out some divine message, some intervention by spirit or something. However, when the lights come on, he sees it wasn’t a snake at all, it was just a rope. So, all that stress and consideration was just an illusion, instigated by his wrong view of the rope. So it isn’t in rationalizing “what is” that sets us free from stress, its letting go of wrong views. Seeing the rope sets us free much more directly than reasoning out why a snake is in the closet.
Examine the entire “picture”, based on what is, rather than what we believe it is. Upon closer examination the “snake” was not a snake at all, but if we allow fear to stop us in our tracks, we get paralyzed and unable to turn on the LiGHT to “see” the TRUTH.
I used to always question people who see things in a certain conservative way. In my mind, I would always say to myself “how could people be so close-minded and fail to see it for what it is. ”However, recently, i’ve realized that when i am doubting and questioning someone’s point of view, i am also in a way, doing what i accuse people of doing. When i ask the question, someone else could also ask the same thing, “how can you be so ‘open-minded’ to the point that you have failed to see it for what it is.
” Empty your cup first. Let’s take the cup to be your mind. first in order to allow the truth to flow into the cup, your views and opinions may be blocking you from finding the TRUTH. when you drop these then clarity ensues and insight happens naturally. The question now is, what is the TRUTH?
Before dying, Confucius said: “i am not the WAY.
Buddha said to his followers to seek for the truth and follow the TRUTH.
Mohammed said he did not know what will be done to his LiFE or Your LiFE.
But Jesus said: “I am the WAY, I am the TRUTH and I am the LiFE. No one comes to the Father except through ME.