By Seamus Anthony
You will never, ever achieve enlightenment.
I will never, ever achieve enlightenment.
The Buddha did not achieve it.
Nor did Jesus.
Nor did Mohamed.
Nor did Lao Tzu.
Nor did Osho.
Nor did Alan Watts, Thomas Merton, Krishnamurti, Chogyam Trungpa, The Maharashi, Rudolf Steiner, Douglas Harding, Mother Theresa, Brad Warner, Deepack Chopra or Eckhart Tolle.
In fact nobody in the history of the world has ever achieved enlightenment.
And nobody ever will.
How can I say this?
Because enlightenment is not something you achieve, it’s something that you realise.
That might just be a little nit-picky matter of one word, but I believe it makes a lot of difference. Why? Because it changes your whole focus. My advice (not that you asked for it) is stop trying to achieve enlightenment (whatever that means to you anyway) and just let that shit go.
Enlightenment isn’t “out there”. You don’t have to become a ‘seeker’ and go on a ‘spiritual journey’
to find it. Nor do you need to go on some kind of Jules Verne type mission to centre of your being to find it either.
Enlightenment is right here in front of your nose. It is something innate. It is everything everywhere.
You realise your inherent enlightenment by accepting what is here now.
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