When a baby is born, he’s born pure and flawless, untainted by beliefs, dogmas, opinions, corrupted views, and all that which separates human beings and makes them design stupid differences and all kinds of hatred; however, as he grows up and leans on subconsciously ignorant parents (which might be good or bad, but still ignorant) to teach him and guide him, he thus builds himself from the inside and generates identity and value to himself based on the process of growing up with those parents and in that environment. When that baby becomes an adult, he does things, interacts and connects with the world around him, quite often not knowing why he does anything he does, hence, he does not know himself in deep, just on the surface, and this causes him to suffer and bring all sorts of problems to himself and his life.
And, of course, the mediocre society, culture, nation, people around him does not help, cannot help really, because they are ignorant as well. This is the process of real sin we are all tied to, or as Buddha puts it: “Pain is the outcome of sin.” His life then becomes a mess, he gets anxious and stressed, he believes himself to be unworthy of success, his mind shrinks, his heart becomes polluted, there’s no critical intuition or sixth sense, he falls prey of his own beliefs and theories, etc. etc.; consequently, he creates more distance between himself and other human beings, and he separates himself from nature–i.e., from animals, from trees, from mountains, from rivers, from the air he breathes, and so on and so forth.
In short, he becomes ignorant to his connection with the whole of creation and he finds his identity in what he thinks he is. Thoughts become his world, he follows thought and he praises thought, so his entire life revolves around thoughts from the past and the future (for thought only belongs to the past and the future, and the only reality is the present Now).
And in this stupor, the grown man now cannot understand why events, relationships, ventures, and all interactions in his life go wrong and bring him stress and suffering, and make him doubt himself and devalue himself. But deep inside he knows something, some real essence, even if his own thoughts do not know it; he knows at a deeper level that he is worth, that he is good at something, but the problem is that he cannot bring that value up to the surface and use it to connect with the world–so in this way he is basically in a prison that he built himself by putting his value on his thoughts, when his thoughts, or ego, cannot help him reach that real inner value he has. Then, obviously, frustration and violence (mental, emotional, and physical) take over him, control him, drive his destiny.
But the cure for this has been in him all along, he just did not notice because he was always connecting and praising his thoughts like some god; and this cure needs remembrance, for if he is to get the truth out of him then he needs to remind himself of the truth. And this is the truth the baby knew long ago, and that the baby still within him knows. His real value and the wisdom to discern everything that goes on with him and with his life. The truth to drive his destiny. The truth to all bliss.
To get and embrace this deep inner truth, he needs knowledge, but not any knowledge; but this he needs, self-education of where he really came from as an energetic or spiritual being, self-education of the science of the atom which makes all matter, self-education of the society he interacts with ever day, self-education of the emotions he has and why he thinks what he thinks, ad infinitum. Some call it “Knowledge of Self.”
Discovering yourself is a journey and not a destination, and it will help you understand the road to success on anything you search in your life, it will open your sixth sense and you will see magical things with your heart, you will experience things you haven’t experienced before, things which thought cannot help you experience, things beyond the physical properties you experience every day.
But you need to remember who you are and the real value you have. This is done ONLY through acquiring the right knowledge that can shock your current thinking and erase all your wrong beliefs of yourself and of the world around you. It is destruction of the old you, to thus build the new and powerful you.
As Buddha said, “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense.” And as he also said, “No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
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