Through this post a new modern metaphor is used to describe the experience of enlightenment. This is also best way to understand Zen Koan ‘The goose is in’. Hope it is going to help at least one person.
Buddha says so, Osho says so. Every mystic says so at the fag end of the life. So it becomes worth understanding it. I am sharing it from my experience.
It is difficult to understand a bad habit as really bad such that one stops it. This is difficult because the desire or urge is from a deeper level while it’s understanding is very shallow. This post is about making the understanding even much deeper to the centre of your being. When we first got an electric shock or burned our fingers with fire the experience went deeper to the centre of being, this is why we never try it again.
Buddha is also a Christ, so is Mohammad, so is Junaid, so is Kabir and so is Nanak. Christ is a state just as Buddha is a state. It is the same thing: it is the same state. These two names indicates same state.
I tried to explain the difference between same routine followed by a mystic before and after awakening. Meditativeness or mindfulness in performing one’s duty/responsibility towards near ones and society leads to such transformation. Call it consciousness or REALITY or God or Love or Emptiness or Tao but the experience is same.