I was asked this question recently:
|| How do you achieve TR (truth realisation)?
|| What is this stuff to dismantle?
|| The process of deconstructing from world conditioning. How does it work?
|| How do you see reality without a lense?
The first three questions are interconnected. Stuff to dismantle is that proverbial world conditioning. There is much in it to explore.
What are emotions? What are the power structures in the world? What is money? What are relationships? What is human? Does one have to follow the usual culturally predestined path: grow up, study, get a job, get married, have kids, retire, die? What is green leaf? What is death? What was before I didn’t exit? What sources of information can I trust? What do they teach at schools? What do they not teach at schools? What is the role of understanding history? What does mathematics describe? What is time? What is awareness? What is Consciousness? Are humans honest? What is behind human love? What is behind parental love? Why do we get attached to others? What is the origin of attachment? What is me? What is our primary ancestor that bind the entire history of life? Why do people want to fuck all the time? What is our relation to and perception of other animals? What are thoughts? Why is there a dialogue in my head? What is addiction? Does it matter? What is the true nature of good and evil? Why are there serial killers? What is Kundalini? What is definition of Life? What is definition of Death? How do people die? What is neuroplasticity? Why Plato’s cave analogy? Why speak in analogies and metaphors? Why Eastern religions? What is the Tibetan Book of The Dead? Who is Eckhart Tolle? Who is Ramana? Why did he build an ashram? What is Tamil? Are utopian communities possible in the long run? Why is the first kiss so delicious and the last one stale? What is human archetypes? Was Jung enlightened? Why three years in the desert for Jesus? Who was Jesus? What was really behind his stand-off with authorities? Did he die or did he escape crucifixion? Why could it be a good idea for guys to have a few wives? Is homosexuality natural? Why lingams in Indian temples? When was the very first one discovered? Who was the Buddha? What was he really doing under the tree? Why collect alms? What does Yin and Yang represent? Who are kings? Who are warlords? Why banged up abroad? Why do people lie? Why do people use Facebook? Why do people hide true feelings? How does electromagnetism work? What does it mean to really read a book? Who is my son? Why is he intelligent in more ways than me? What is creativity? What is fear? What is Ego? What are the primary needs of human beings? Are we Apes? Do insects feel pain? What is the origin of all religions in the world? Why so many similarities? Was Darwin correct? What will happen to my body after death? What is referred to as ‘Spirit’? Why is the divide between ‘have/not have’? How do parents screw up their kids? Why school shootings and rage? What are the differences between men and women? What runs inside the human body and makes it feel? Who is Osho? What was his life path? What is meditation? What does it do or not do? Why have children? Why not have children? What is pain and pleasure? What kind of pain is real? What is imagination? How do people use it? Why stupas in Eastern pagodas? What is science? What does it mean to feel alive? Am I?
Any of those and more will do, and I had two years of bashing my head against the world and existence in order to figure it out. The process is not complicated, but for fuck’s sake, do not make it a manual. You do not follow THIS to the letter, you follow your intuition and your head.
But the process is very basic:
- Ask yourself a (real) question.
- Look at all sources of information available, it’s easy these days: the internet, wise friends and relatives, books, professionals, own scrambled thinking, even your dog.
- Check the answers against your gut feeling. Does it ring true? False? Always doubt until 100% sure of the answer.
- Get the insights. This one is not guaranteed, spontaneous by nature and cannot be ordered. But most likely – your vision will begin to improve from above, the insights will begin to happen and the questions will be resolving themselves, sometimes one by one and sometimes – at one big sweep.
… until one day (perhaps, maybe, possibly, probably, eventually) you will begin to laugh and cry about it all when it suddenly clicks into place.
It may feel hard and desperate, at times you will lose the will to live and will feel incredibly alone. But you will survive. Everyone survives the burn.