“Does avidya (ignorance) also have to be accepted?”, once someone asked after being explained the beautiful message “accept, flow, smile”.
Like elementary school children, general public seekers must be limited by black-and-white signs. There are things to accept, there are things to be rejected. Bad things are thrown away, good things are hardly grasped.
Understandably, this is the nature of an elementary school child. If they are not restricted like that, they can handle electric shocks that endanger their lives.
But once the soul grows up, not only it will shine, there is an inner smile that comes with this message: “If there is no dirty mud, then there is no lotus flower”.
If there is no violence, people do not long for peace. If there are no bad people, people can’t understand who the good people are.
Mainly because night-day, bad-good, lotus-mud are inseparable. If you want to go deeper, look at the findings in neuro-science (the brain).
The brain can only understand if there are dualities such as wrong-right, dirty-holy. Without duality, the left brain in particular will fail to understand.
In other words, duality is the way the brain understands. Not reality itself. In order to grow harmony, train yourself to be a witness.
Confucius was one of the holy souls who was very diligent in this path, he said: “He who speaks does not understand, he who understands does not speak”.
As someone who is no longer young, I must say, Confucius is right. Perfect enlightenment is beyond all words.
Any human tongue would not take long to explain it. In the language of Bodhidharma: “Explaining enlightenment is like capturing space”.
In this spirit, it is appropriate to bow deeply to the Balinese elders who previously decided to celebrate the Saka New Year with the Nyepi day (Silent Day).
As is often shared, words are the stick of help for the young soul. But a heavy burden for the soul that has flown. May all beings be happy.
Video caption: Guruji at Ashram
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