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Tenacious Ignorance and Sticky, Syrupy, Viscid Vasana Tentacles
Luke: When it comes to the teachings of Vedanta, I am in contact, obviously, with yourself and follow you on Facebook.
Also, I read the Upanishads in addition to being familiar with the Bhagavad Gita, and meditate as part of my yoga.
What is the means to general progression? Or am I doing a enough by just staying with it?
I am trying not to get too hung up on things, but rather just to take it easy.
~ Kind regards, Luke
Daniel: Hey, Luke. Your only job is to make sure that the mind is qualified in order to receive the teachings. The mere application of the teachings to a qualified mind does the work.
Keep in mind that the qualifications required for moksa are not necessarily a once-off – and more often than not require revisiting, revisiting and more revisiting until they’re firmly wedged as one’s natural habit/response mode. Tenacious ignorance and those sticky, syrupy, viscid vasana tentacles are so damn stubborn!
Don’t concern yourself with progression. Leave this to Isvara. Like everything else in life, your moksa is determined by the needs of the Total/Isvara and will reveal itself with perfect timing.
You’re doing exactly what’s required, Luke. No need to doubt this.
Continue to apply the teachings and revisit the qualifications. No need to be so hard on yourself or get caught up in the details. Make your inquiry light and enjoyable. Compliment yourself, honour your sadhana and take it easy.
~ Much love, Daniel
PS: If you’ve not read James Swartz’s book How to Attain Enlightenment, then I highly recommend that you invest in a copy and let that be your core studying material; it will sure take care of the lingering doubts.
Luke: Many thanks.