awakening is easy;
wideawakeness is the natural state of any sentient being
so no one has ever been anything but fully awake
so, why does it appear to be difficult to r-e-a-l-i-z-e?
simply because we fail to examine two notions that are automatically acquired,
assumed to be true, and that become set in concrete in our thinking:
1 there’s a separate entity here (somewhere) that thinks thoughts, performs actions, is independent and bears ‘my’ name
2 said entity and its life are imperfect, unsatisfactory, bound, limited and therefore in need of improvement, salvation and awakening
yet no one, among all the billions of human beings
who have incarnated throughout time,
has ever been able
to find that entity
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