The end of spiritual seeking is like coming to a door that reads: “What you are looking for is beyond this door. Once you enter, there is no turning back. You must leave everything you like, dislike, family, friends, mental positions, desires, expectations, and religion-the entire field of the known. Even that body-and everything associated with your name.”
That is why it stands that one must be willing to die for it, and reject all that stands between you and that door.
There are many teachings or maps that show the way to this door. Unfortunately, most retire to becoming experts and worshippers of the map. They stand around the entrance hoping to lead others through it, but do not step through it themselves.
As millions gather and find solace with the known; one must stand completely alone and willing to leave the group behind. Who will come forth, who is willing to die for it?
Those who profit from the fear of the unknown; the map sellers? Those who create a congregation and say you can do that later, for now stay here. Those who say someone has already done that for you and you’re not worthy?
The answer to “Who am I in spite of thought and body?” is on the other side of that door. Let this question be a relentless mantra in the mind and you will find yourself at that threshold.