In my ‘passionate curiosity’ in the teachings of spirituality, I find that it spirituality does not rely on religion however, there a lot of spiritual teachings to stem from religious beliefs. Imagine for one instant with an open mind a religion and its number one mission is to set you completely free that is spirituality. In my learnings I have found that Buddhism and Zen Buddhism are the closest religions that come to complete freedom.
This has only been in my experience up to this point, and I do not consider myself to want to be a Buddhist or coming remotely close in the future to be a Buddhist but do believe we all are Buddhas.
Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha) became enlightened when he sat under a tree for 7 days and meditated. Enlightenment was directly correlated with nirvana, the ultimate state of peace. Ultimate peace my friends is the ultimate freedom in this life.
The essence of how Siddhartha became enlightened, through meditation is the very basic foundation of most spiritual teachings in today’s day and age.
Mind Some of the greatest spiritual masters of all time have spoken on the mind, and it a common denominator of just about every spiritual master who has ever lived from Hinduism to Zen, to the Advaita Vedanta speak of one truth and that all absolute reality, absolute truth is found when the thinking-mind has vanished.
To use the mind for practical reasons to make our way through this physical earth, but to allow the inner silence (inner you) to show you the way.
Many of Einstein’s words pointed to this truth.
In deep meditation there is no mind, and when there is no mind there is pure silence. It is in this pure silence where enlightenment is found, the absolute truth of reality. The absolute truth is inner reality and it is found in silence.
“I want to know God’s thoughts – the rest are mere details.” ― Albert Einstein
The way to know God’s thoughts are through the silence, through no-mind a very deep spiritual truth.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. — Albert Einstein
Intellect can be correlated very closely with the ability and capacity to ‘think’. Einstein is saying that thinking has got the world very far, is a great tool that we have used however it is still none the less extremely limited. Even if the mind can’t comprehend God, so why should it be limited?
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” ― Albert Einstein
Another pointer talking about the limitations of the mind and regardless of the religion you believe in, let the foundation of your limitLESS spirit lead you on the pathless path of the journey towards inner absolute truth.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
— Albert Einstein
The intuitive mind in absolute reality is no mind at all. Intuition is the answers that you get without comprehension from the silence. Society as a whole although in the very beginning awakening stages has built itself with belief that the mind is everything and is completely blind to the reality that intuition the silence is the greatest gift that we have been given in this lifetime.
Time“Time is an illusion.” ― Albert Einstein
In the mind time does exist as in past, present and future. It is only in the mind however that time is linear. When you consider that in the thoughts of the mind as real as they may seem are merely an illusion. If thoughts are an illusion, then that means time itself can be nothing but an illusion.
In the universe, in absolute reality there is nothing other than presence. You can think about the word presence, but you cannot be fully present with every cell in your body through thought. Absolute presence can only happen when thought does not exist.
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ― Albert Einstein
When you consider the future in conceptual terms, you can look at it as a mysterious eternity. Nobody has actually ever experienced the future; you can only ever experience the present moment. And because the present moment which where all existence lies, it is the only place where ALL salvation, all enlightenment is found. It is only because of the mysterious that the present moment holds the power of existence itself hence the reason the mysterious is beautiful in the eyes of Einstein.
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” ― Albert Einstein
When you make the present moment the only interest in your life, then life will continue to flow in the conceptualized future like a river of water in which every particle has peace within it’s being.
SystemWhen you consider someone who’s mission in life it was to go as far away from the system as possible you can look to none other than Albert Einstein himself.
“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” ― Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was not a fan of the education systems that were in place and was expelled from High School at the age of 16. In spirituality learning has far less to do with learning about the system that is in place specifically educations systems and much more to do with learning about who and what you are.
Education is very limited to dogmatic systems, things that don’t have anything do with how successful we will be, or how happy and peaceful in our lives are right now.
The truth of learning is in the deep inner reality of your soul and Einstein realized such.
“Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ― Albert Einstein
Authority can smash its beliefs into you, and make you fearful that “If you do not listen to what I say, you will regret it.” The key term ‘blind’ closely relates to the absolute lack of awareness and unless someone is there to guide us to a new path of awareness, the truth will continue to be hidden.
In spirituality, the greatest truth is the awakening of your deep inner reality.
I don’t have to prove anything