The followers said to J [Yeshua], ” Tell us how our end will be.” He said, “Have you discovered the beginning, then, so that you are seeking the end? For where the beginning is, the end will be. Fortunate is the one who stands at the beginning: That one will know the end and will not taste death.” (Your Immortal Reality – How to Break the Cycle of Birth & Death, Gary R. Renard)
To see the end of my pain is to see how it came about. And “how it came about” or “beginning” is not about the past but the NOW. It is about the immediate unquestioned thought that is causing my pain now. “He should not do that to me” – with this thought I feel the pain. My thought is the beginning and the pain is the follow up result.
What if I do not have that thought? Will I experience the pain?
There is no way I could control the thought of it arising but I have a choice to question it.
Which is more real to me – “He should not do that to me” or “He is doing exactly what he is doing”? How I perceive it becomes my reality. “Should” or “should not” is in reference to me. I can’t use “should” or “should not” without the “me” being around.
Am I seeing exactly what is happening in the world or am I creating a figment of an imagination or a story revolving around me? So long as “I am” is the center circumference of things around me, I will surely take possession of it as mine for I am the creator of that circumference. And thus the story I create becomes real to me and thus the beginning of my nightmare…
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“To see the end of my pain is to see how it came about. And “how it came about” or “beginning” is not about the past but the NOW. It is about the immediate unquestioned thought that is causing my pain now.”
When I sit down to meditate, almost always there will be a sensation of burning pain on my right leg, say after 10 – 30 minutes after sitting.
What could be the “immediate unquestioned thought” that is causing the pain?
If all these arise because of judgement, labelling etc, how to unlabel or unjudge it?
To end the pain – What have I missed to look at so that this pain is no longer a stranger thus I could welcome it “as it is”?
Ignorance arises clinging
Clinging arises idea
Idea arises resistance
Resistance arises pain.
When ignorance ceases, clinging too ceases
When clinging ceases, idea too ceases
When idea ceases, pain too ceases.
What then is ignorance?
Ignorance to the Nature of things really are.
In other words “seeing things as they really are”, or “as it is”
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It is interesting to note that in the ultimate sense the law is merely a reflection of duality – causal relationship. Out from this duality there is no law – not that it is lawless but rather non-law – for there is “nobody”.