Is Spiritual Practice Confusing?
The point of spiritual practice is to come to rest in the primordial purity of the spontaneous presence of consciousness. In other words, just to be what we truly are. We can all do that, if we just stop our mind from wandering and fixating.
Through practice, we can encounter ‘nyam’; a temporary experience of bliss or clarity which may present a problem. These ‘nyam’ may be signs of progress, but they can also become traps because we like them – and that can turn our practice into a desire. In order to stop relating, we drop the method, as relating maintains a duality. We can become fixated on methods and rituals while, by dropping attachment and just being, we know where we are and what we are, being just primordial purity of the spontaneous presence of consciousness. There is no knowing whowe are, as that splits consciousness into a duality again.
If we want more teachings in the hope of gaining realisation, we may miss the opportunity to experience for ourselves primordial purity of the spontaneous presence of consciousness, which is empathetic spaciousness. Our practice is simply to remember this realisation.
If we obsess on a method,
we will lose the ability to communicate with others.