Clarity And Cleverness
Clarity is esoteric. Cleverness is exoteric.
Clarity is just seeing.
Cleverness is what we do with that seeing.
Esoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialised knowledge or interest.
Exoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by the general public.
Our clever practice is our reminder to recognise our clarity.
This clarity is nothing other than pure consciousness.
Before we can be clever, there has to be clarity present; just seeing. This is the moment we miss. We might declare, “I have clarity!” but we have just declared how clever we think we are 🙂
Spiritual beliefs are exoteric knowledge; we turn the esoteric into the exoteric, and cling to its uniqueness. It’s what we do.
There is nothing unique or special about the esoteric as it is the pure simplicity of our being. Uniqueness, on the other hand, is to appear particularly remarkable, special, or unusual.
And it’s what divides us.
Pure seeing is the moment of silent stillness. How we then express this silent stillness is up to us, but it’s easy to downgrade pure experience into the mundane.
It all depends on how we see, and on our motivation which modifies that seeing.