- Don't stop questioning duality until your experience is totally the same no matter what happens. When neither tradgedy or success move you then you have eliminated all difference, all distinction and all duality is seen through. Until then you must continue.
Supreme Peace is the place before any difference and no matter where you look, whatever you experience and whoever you meet; all you see is yourself.
Supreme Peace is when you have even destroyed the cause of suffering also. The cause of suffering is our ability to see two where there is only One.
- Accessing peace, love, joy and bliss.
Most of us are very good at allowing the lower states of consciousness, we have learnt to feel our emotions even when they do not feel good. We can allow ourselves to feel fear, guilt, shame and anger and we readily engage in this process; but we will never come to the end of them if we are also resisting the higher states of peace, love, joy and bliss.
Look inside yourself and see what ideas you have about bliss, peace, love and joy. Do you feel deep down it is irresponsible to feel joy when most of the world is in pain? Do you push away peace because it seems to be too weird for the world? Do you associate states of bliss with non-functionality, inactivity or avoidance of the world? Living in constant peace, joy, love and bliss is your natural state and is where your awakening will take you. It is available to everyone but we are all avoiding it or compartmentalising these as "states I feel when I go to Satsang or meditate".
Do you even believe it is possible to live in constant peace and joy, with every experience saturated by loving bliss?
You are brave enough to feel your fear but are you also brave enough to feel bliss when there are still so many things that need resolving? Are you strong enough to love even when the world demands hate? Do you feel worthy of enjoying these higher states and being an example to the world? We all know many examples of what hate, fear and anger look like but the world needs examples of joy, love and these higher states of consciousness.
Being a spiritual seeker naturally results in being a spiritual finder if you let it. What are you resisting and why? How can you fully awaken if you are resisting these higher states? Are we still, as a species, more comfortable with the lower states simply because they are more familiar or socially acceptable? Is that a good enough reason? I think not.