Meditation Is A Means To An End
Devotion is a means to an end
Compassion is a means to an end
Direct recognition is a means to an end
Washing the car is a means to an end.
Art, music, dancing, writing, interacting…everything
is a means to an end.
Often, when doing something, we may think “Oh! I forgot all about pure awareness!” Actually, it was pure awareness that forgot about the “I”! Pure awareness cannot be separated from the action. A duality is created when we try to be aware of doing something.
This shows that pure awareness is natural and ordinary and present all the time. Why would you think anything else? Is that not an enlightenment? We are not confused: we know. We have always known. We just allow ourselves to be distracted, and it became a habit. We are free – now! We still have to wash the car though 😀