Walking In Darkness
There are Dzogchen teachings everywhere;
it all depends on how we see.
In the New Testament, Corinthians 13 was written around 1,720 years ago, and is as true today as it was then – and even further back in time, as it’s timeless. Here, we are looking at line 12:
“For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face: now I know in part;
Dzogchen teachings clarify this:
‘Through a glass darkly’ is seeing through our confusion of ideas.
‘Face to face’ is seeing directly = non-duality.
‘Now I know in part’ – we only know a part of our reality.
When we realise our true reality of pure consciousness,
we will know as the realised ones know.
When we do not recognise the light of wisdom – our natural clarity of consciousness – we walk in darkness. Everything that we do, say and think takes form within this darkness, as we are ignorant of our first reality. We’ve become so used to this confusion which creates chaos that we are expert ‘Samsaric gods’ living in darkness, with no time to stop and find the switch, which would illuminate the lamp that dispels darkness.
Beautiful words about the switch
are not the same as switching.
The switch is purely meditation, where we just stop doing and being something. There is, in fact, no meditator as there is no relating, and no reference point. It’s that simple. The darkness lifts, and our fixating thoughts drop away to reveal the self-existing light of clarity that has been present all the while. In darkness, we mistakenly take sides which fogs reality, and so we see darkly. Meditation is light, whether we experience the pleasant and unpleasant.
It is because we consent to just believe that we remain in darkness. We become predictable, as we are continually bumping into the same obstacles. It all depends on how we see; when we know we are walking in darkness, the light is on! It’s all about realising that we are this light. When we walk in light, we stop stumbling into fixations and doubts.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity (TB – unconditional love without expectations of gain), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (TB – unconditional love without expectations of gain).
What more are we looking for?