Whoever doesn’t want to get anything, nothing to achieve and nothing to be, are not touched anymore by the vicissitudes of life. They are just laughing at whatever event they might experience, be it “good” or “bad”, fully aware of the transitory nature of everything. They clearly see the fallacy of taking everything outside of themselves as being real, yet they are courageously playing the game, like sportsmen, embracing each and every challenge coming their way, while maintaining a high level of morality.
What is there to desire, have and/or keep forever (since everything is fleeting)? Obviously nothing. Yet we shouldn’t run away from anything that life unfolds before us. The events are there to test our virtuosity, patience, regard to our fellow beings (not only human) every single moment. They’re testing our purity, our inner peace, our patience and other qualities that are the prerequisite for shedding the old and stepping into a totally new paradigm. The events are also showing us how much we’ve grown on the path also.
The secret lies in the change of perspective. In reality nothing else changes since nothing is truly solid, unless the perspective shifts, everything being a projection of one’s limited mind and its distortions.
While we believe in the existence of the separation of individuals in friends and foes, we will encounter situations and events that will stimulate and confirm that belief. Just believing in the Unity would not take us very far either since it’s not yet a true realization that comes from within, but a mere theoretical acknowledgement. Not believing in any concept or idea, dropping any intellectual concepts and theories will remove the crutches and props that the mind uses to build its fantasy.
Once all the concepts are dropped, reality is perceived at a subtle level, free from logical assumptions or projections, naked, unveiled from previously accumulated knowledge that has become obsolete. The power we have is to flip every single situation and see it in a different light, remove the personal story and the shiny lie (Maya, the illusion) will be perceived as it is.
We are the ones keeping ourselves in the prison of the senses. The 5 senses are nothing but wardens of our prison. Everything is distorted and misrepresented so that we can easily say that we’re living a lie, a total fabrication. Then what’s the point of losing ourselves in this movie? We forgot that we are beyond the movie, beyond the watcher and the director, beyond the actors and the events.
All the suffering has its cause in our desires. Fulfillment of one desire is given and might be even helped and stimulated by occult elements because it’s a fetter that binds us more onto the illusion. Therefore more desires are sprouting, as from a single grain of wheat several others are created, the hardest the task to exit the trap.
As soon as we start cutting our desires gradually, we start glimpsing through the fabric of the world. The desireless person is never unpleasantly nor pleasantly surprised by life because they are not hoping, not wishing, nor craving for a certain outcome.
They got indubitably out of the grip of sorrow and happiness, but they reside unmoved in the inner bliss of the Being that depends on nothing. Their sedateness comes from the realization of the futility of involving in a passionate way into the game (life) yet their duties are fulfilled diligently, nothing is left undone, no task is forsaken.
To the regular soul inhabiting a human body they (the desireless being) appear regular and trivial since they appear fully immersed in the game. The only difference between the first one and the other is that their immersion is fully conscious and although their actions may appear to the unaware as being normal, their actions come truly from Life itself which flows unobstructed through their beings.
Once the hindrances have been relinquished, the desire to satisfy the senses has been removed, we are in alignment with life and we observe its flow through us and we know that we are One with it, therefore, whatever word or action comes through us is the very expression of the Unlimited in the limited.