Saturday, October 3, 2009

In Solitude and Darkness

In each [school of yoga], one can progress up to the point when all desire for progress must be abandoned to make further progress possible. Then all schools are given up, all effort ceases; in solitude and darkness, the last step is made which ends ignorance and fear for ever.

- Nisargadatta


No One In Particular said...

It seems that other spheres of endeavour, other microcosms, have the same apparent effect when all goals are abandoned. Awakening is ever thus.

No Plane Zen said...

Nicely said.

I suppose the terms "goal" and "separate individual" could be interchanged.

No One In Particular said...

Geez, MOST of them can be interchanged, then some apparent individuals take umbrage and start narrowing the concepts; "awareness" vs. "consciousness" is a good example.

Well. Who cares? Exactly.

No Plane Zen said...

Yes, ultimately no matter how accurate a chain of pointers may be it's all just words.