The mind–or, rather, the organism as a whole–seems to be subtly after some gain. More peace, more wisdom, more enlightenment, more compassion, more listening, more improvement, more responsiblity, more productivity: more, more and more. And of course the current economic and cultural climate encourages this tendency to want more of “spiritually correct” things.

The mind seems cunning enough to even say: if I stop wanting more, then perhaps I’ll get more. If I renounce doership, I will gain more control. If I renounce ambition, I will gain more peace. And on and on it goes.

I guess I can only ask the question: can this dreamed seeker see its own illusory nature? And what will happen then?

3 thoughts on “Gain

  1. I suspect one’s life forms all have a limited sensory of things, humans should be no different. That alone as a very simple understanding answers and agrees with the wording of question 1 and leaves question 2 no longer a question which needs an answer. How do you see it?

    • Hi, thanks for the comment. Yes I agree with the spirit of what you’re saying. I guess the question has more of the quality of a koan for me, an unanswerable that might still open up some interesting areas. Thanks again. By the way, have you come across Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind?

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