Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The first and last freedom


Anthony Hamilton sings:

...I am looking for freedom, looking for freedom...
And to find it cost me everything I have...

He probably does not know it but the lyrics are correct.

In famous internet article, Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World, published by Waking Times, it is said that our world is filled with an extraordinary amount of lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages, propaganda and brainwashing. What the author has missed is the very important fake item... You are fake, I am fake, we are fake.

How to define freedom? 

It is not so difficult. Freedom is an abstract term and it is related to bondage. If there is slavery then there is freedom. Indeed, the basic restrain in this world is your psychological state for a feeling of identity, personality, "me". Slavery is the feeling of a limited self. The feeling of yourself is the bondage. And freedom is the freedom of "yourself".

Interesting. When you know this can you be instantly free? Can you stop this imagination of yourself at once, and not go on always being free? Yes you can. To be free moment by moment is the only way out of this dreamstate misery. Perception always takes place only in the present. Clearing of confusion can be done and must be done every single moment.

This is done by being aware in your relationship to yourself and another. Be aware what you are in your relationship to to your wife, child, boss, neighbor  or to your car, house...

Society by itself is nonexistent. Society is what you, in your relationship, have created. It is the outward projection of your own inward thought-states - it is "yourself".

To know yourself, there must be awareness, alertness of mind in which there is freedom from your beliefs, from all wishful thinking. If you want to know what you are, you cannot imagine or have belief in something which you are not. If you are envious, violent, merely having an ideal of nonviolence, of humility, is of little value. The understanding of what you are, whatever it be, ugly or beautiful, the understanding without distortion, is awakening. The awakening is essential, for it gives freedom from "yourself".



Do whatever you want to do in your life but be detached by understanding because whatever you're doing is an illusion. Things, events, people do not exist except in your imagination. It is impossible to perceive the truth, you can only see the false as the false, that is all that you can do.

According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, things exist in accordance to whether there is an observer or not. New mind-blowing experiment confirms that reality doesn’t exist if you are not looking at it. It basically suggests that world is a kind of illusion and exists only when you are active participant. Numerous quantum experiments were conducted in the past and showed that this indeed might be the case.

There is no method for being awake.

You are part of the illusion of time and space. Like a lot of things about this world you experience, time is also an illusion. It is an illusion created by movements of thoughts. The events - A causes B causes C is also just a very convincing illusion. The reality that you are experiencing is by no means an “objective reality” as you presume. In fact, it is more like a virtual reality.

In this illusion, seeking a method to be awake invariably implies the desire to attain something - and that is what you want. You follow teachers - if not that of a person, then of a book, of a teaching - because you want a result which will be satisfactory, which will give you security. You really do not want to understand yourself, your impulses and reactions, the whole process of your thinking. You would rather pursue a teaching than honestly look into your thinking.

Ideas are not truth. Truth is related to circumstances, from moment to moment. Truth is not a static thing, an experience which you want. When you can go beyond the bundle of your ideas - which is the "me", which is the mind, which is the time, which has continuity - only when you can go beyond that, is there a state of freedom.

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About Zee Mark

I am an Ashtanga yoga practitioner from Toronto, Canada. I am writing a blog about awakening, yoga and everyday life. My entire life journey has led me to this very moment in time. I finally arrived to a place where I am okay with the truth that there is no truth.