Two kinds of seekers – Dos tipos de buscadores


 
There seem to be two kinds of searchers: those who seek to make their ego something other than it is, i.e. holy, happy, unselfish (as though you could make a fish unfish), and those who understand that all such attempts are just gesticulation and play-acting, that there is only one thing that can be done, which is to disidentify themselves with the ego, by realizing its unreality, and by becoming aware of their eternal identity with pure being.
 
– Fingers Pointing Toward the Moon by Wei Wu Wei
 
Dakshinamurti
 
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Parece haber dos tipos de buscadores: los que pretenden convertir a su ego en algo diferente de lo que es, por ejemplo, en santificado, feliz, desinteresado (como si uno pudiera hacer que un pez sea un no-pez), y los que comprenden que todos estos intentos no son más que gesticulaciones y artimañas, que sólo hay una cosa que puede hacerse, y es desidentificarse del ego al comprender su irrealidad y a su vez percatarse de su identidad propia y eterna con el puro ser.
 
– (véase fuente arriba)
 
 
 
 

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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2 Responses to Two kinds of seekers – Dos tipos de buscadores

  1. Nuno says:

    "In the same order of ideas, to search after sins denotes a rather outward prespective for, if man is a sinner, it is not in this superficial and quantitative way that he can free himself from his nature. The sound attitude, on this plane, comes down to this: to do what is prescribed, to abstain from what is forbidden, to strive towards the three fundamental virtues from which all others derive, namely humility, charity, and veracity; on this basis, our mind can concentrate on God, who will Himself undertake to transform our purely symbolic virtue into an effective and supernatural virtue; for good can only come from Him."Frithjof Schuon in Characteristics of Voluntaristic Mysticism

  2. “To do what is prescribed, to abstain from what is forbidden” pertains to common sense and morality (always normative), but “to strive towards the fundamental virtues… ” falls short of what is said in the above quotation, in as much as the ego (the individual seeing him/herself as separate ) is retained. The ego is not only limited, it is false if seen as a real, or even as a relative entity (in the above sense). Duality is transcended by non-duality.

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