Question: Atreya. What does turning inward mean, and why is it important for enlightenment? The concept does not make sense to me. Thanks.

Turning inward means the absence of the desire to seek experiences through the body and its senses. This happens organically after one has exhausted their intent to seek happiness in mind/body conditions. Here, desire seeks to confirm, investigate, and verify the statement-“I exist in spite of the body, mind and sensual experience.” Reasoning can point you to it; but only direct perception of the statement can verify it.

-Atreya Thomas

 

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3 thoughts on “Question: Atreya. What does turning inward mean, and why is it important for enlightenment? The concept does not make sense to me. Thanks.

  1. As you say, turning inward and its relation to enlightenment. Anaolgies of flashlights and awakening to the light that is enlightenmen. Self analysis and inward thinking is a cleansing of sorts. Focus on what makes you tick. Whatever it is , it’s you and it’s ok.
    Direct perception is a result of asking who am I with and without my physical being or mind to think it over. Beautiful thoughts and wonderful that you challenge yourself and the norm

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