Categories: Ancient Wisdom and Buddhism
The expansiveness of all that surrounds us, makes it seem like an outwards-path.
But the reality is that, it is an inward-path. What we are seeking- our questions and our answers are all within us. As it is said in the Vedic tradition- the observer, the observed and the process of observation is all the same (which is the conscious self).
Here is a short Zen story that nicely highlights this lesson…
“Enlightenment,” replied Daiju.
“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked.
Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house?”
Baso answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house.”
Daiju was enlightened! Ever after he urged his friends: “Open your own treasure house and use those treasures.”