The Buddha’s Teaching Is Cathartic And Cleansing
Cathartic: providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; via late Latin from Greek – katharsis ‘cleansing’
It is only when we practise what is taught that a genuine, cleansing feeling is experienced, arising from the dropping away of all that we have been told about our spiritual reality.
The Buddha’s teaching is unshakeable
because there’s nothing in it!!!
It purifies precisely because we realise that our being of consciousness is uncontaminated, and has always been so.
In believing in teachings and words,
we will never realise the meaning through experience.
Just let go.
Truth is not in a beautiful, elaborate and meaningful book.
Thinking this is the trap.
When we wash it all away,
truth is revealed.
Tony, the information is a bit confusing.
Since cathartic IS a psychological effect and cathartic comes from a word meaning to “cleanse” AND practicing it creates a psychological effect then how can it be genuine? Psychological effects create physiological effects; it might be why I like reading your posts. They have another deep cathartic meaning.
Hello Benjamin –
Letting go has the psychological effect of bringing clarity. It is a means to an end, rather than the end in itself. In non-duality, appearances and recognition are simultaneous and therefore, from the point of view of awareness, all emotions are freed in the moment of recognition. It’s all about understanding our own personal psychology … that which makes us tick!