The Right Side Of Madness
Is there a right side?
Here, we are talking from a spiritual point of view about whether or not we have lost our understanding of reality (Reality is a state of constancy, and existence that is absolute, self-sufficient and not reliant or subject to human decisions or conventions. The state of things as they actually exist, which is impermanent, as opposed to an idealistic notion of them as being solid and lasting for ever).
Sanity, from a spiritual point of view, is the knowingness of pure consciousness beyond the limits of ideas. Our ideas obscure this pure clarity of consciousness, thus creating obstacles which we cling to as if they are real and permanent. Isn’t that madness? Conventionally, it is something we all do – ergo, we are all mad! 😀
If we know our mind is insane, then we are sane – this means we are aware!
The perfect example of the two truths in harmony – the reality.
If we don’t know our mind is insane, then we are insane – this means we are unaware!
The perfect example of disharmony – the illusion.
My mind does crazy things due to karmic inputs – and I know it.
My mind does crazy things due to karmic inputs – and I don’t know it: it will continue to do crazy things.
We always have a choice.
Our minds are full of junk. Songs, phrases, images, do’s and don’t’s, concepts, fixations, self promotions and projections, terminologies … These are things that hook on to us, and we cling to them.
If we know that whatever appears in the mind is just a product from our past, then they are the tools to realising our true nature. Our misunderstanding of these arisings is what cause our confusion, and our confusion is our path. It’s the sane path.
Unfortunately, religion – and even spiritual teachings – are full of terminologies, and we can fixate upon them. We learn the letters, but not the spirit of what is meant: our scholastic approach can turn out to be an obstacle to genuine experience.
And so, we are still mad! 😀
The right side of madness just is … !