A reader wrote about the need to go “beyond the sense organs to experience a different reality.” He also mentioned “Purity is in the mind.”
The above is interesting.
In many sharings here it has been stated that “reality” per say; is a perception. “I” perceive something based on my senses (sense organs.) That perception is not “reality” but it is the way I perceived things according to the way my sense organs are designed to work.
My “reality” is confined to the way my perception appears. Do we see that?
Because I see a tree, it does not mean that it is “real” as I perceive it.
Without the experience of the above, we will be caught up in beliefs and dogmas about the “right perception.”
“The word of God” is the right perception… Some may say.
Isn’t the perception of what someone considers God, just another perception?
There are many religions with a “different God” stating that “theirs” is the “true one” because of a different perception which could be a “collective” perception but nevertheless, a perception.
“Self” is yet another perception. We have agreed to make our world based on that perception. It is our “reality” by agreement. 🙂
If readers could follow that up to this point, wouldn’t it make sense to accept and enjoy those perceptions rather than deny them, once we know that “reality” is a perception?
In other words, experience what is in your lot, but enjoy it while it lasts without being attached to it because those perceptions will change as our consciousness changes.
Consciousness will change and it will bring different awareness, and that brings a different “reality.” (Perception.)
We cannot control change of consciousness. It happens at a particular time for every individual.
Consciousness is the key for a different perception of “reality.”
Beyond the “sense organs” there will be another perception. The reader has decided to call that “Purity.”
That is his perception.
“Purity is in the mind.” Of course it is, because duality is in the mind and so are addictions, obsessions, over-thinking and… the self.
The “impure mind” trying to make itself “pure.” That is the irrationality that we may believe in.
Have we experienced no-mind? 🙂
Is that “pure” or “impure”?
Do we realize that actions do not change the state of mind? Aren’t intentions before actions?
Let me give an example:
Are you “pure” because you practice celibacy, that is “sex denial”?
There is no purity if there is denial.
That is called dishonesty.
Is the denial of an action the way to have a “pure mind”? What is the intention? To be “pure” through repression?
Isn’t a denial a way to repress, to negate to separate?
We may want to look into it. Beliefs aside. Without fear.
It is not “bad” to practice celibacy with understanding and not just to follow someone for an ideal. However, dishonesty has its consequences.
The path of a “Life walker” may be different according to his consciousness and perceptions.
To be open in life means to accept all of those perceptions, knowing that individuals act based on their own perceptions and label them as “the truth” to feel “good” about themselves. That is the typical “collective” consciousness at this time.
When our consciousness looks at it from a different perspective, then “reality” will look different.
Do we see this brilliant game of life?
You label something as “purity.” I label it as “impurity.”
Who is “right” who is “wrong”?
Whether that is “purity or impurity” it is a matter of perception… A mind in duality will only label.