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Contamination

I am reading Mystique of Enlightenment by U. G. Krishnamurti, and cannot help myself doing exactly what he doesn't want us to do: try to explain it...! Yet, it is too tempting. And it is of course just a story - of very limited and temporary value.

The search is always in the wrong direction, so all that you consider very profound, all that you consider sacred, is a contamination in that consciousness. You may not (Laughs) like the word 'contamination', but all that you consider sacred, holy and profound is a contamination.

From the Big Mind process, it becomes clear that seeking mind is always seeking something else. This is very valuable, as it keeps us in movement and exploring - and it essential for the survival of the small self. On the other hand, seeking mind is never satisfied. There is always something else around the corner, over the next hill. So it completely misses Big Mind, which is always here and everywhere. To shift into Big Mind, we don't need seeking mind.

Similarly, any idea of the "sacred" and "holy" is indeed a contamination. They are abstractions which split the world up for us. As soon as something is sacred, something else is profane. As soon as something is holy, something else is not holy. As soon as something is profound, something else is shallow. And getting ourselves caught up in these abstractions, as if they were true - even more true than our immediate experience, is where we get stuck. This is where we tangle ourselves up.

Again, the shift into Big Mind is very simple. It is always available, although we are not always available to it. And Big Mind is absolutely inclusive, beyond and embracing any and all polarities, which is why we (apparently) get lost when we split the world up in holy vs. profane etc. Of course, Big Mind is this lostness as well.

The way out of this entanglement is very simple, and there are many processes to help us with it. One is the Big Mind process. Another is finding ourselves as headless. And yet another is Byron Katie's inquiry process.

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