Outside of the scriptures and writings that you have read about Jesus & Buddha, the reason that everyone looked up to Jesus & The Buddha is because the intense presence that they radiated was healing for those around.
But more than that, deeper than, that it is because deep down within all humans we wanted to have that same inner bliss, that same Christ consciousness and Buddha nature for ourselves.
And yet, at the core nature of Jesus and The Buddha, we don’t just simply have it, because we are it.
Consciousness is not something you can acquire, because you cannot acquire what you already are.
Martin Luther King had a dream of racial equality.
Well, I have a dream that 7 ½ billion individuals, and counting, invite themselves on the journey to feel their own part of the one feeling aware consciousness.
Jesus and Buddha were great examples of people who were completely free and yet, they were not special because of it, no more or less special then you or I anyway.
Most people would assume that they were the utmost special humans, simply because of the fact of how many millions upon millions of people have looked up to them, and still look to them, for inner freedom.
“Only live your life as it is, not bound to anything.” ― Gautama Buddha
However, by looking outward for your salvation, you are giving your power away to a source from outside of you.
And The Buddha would have been the first to say….
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ― Gautama Buddha
“Embrace nothing: If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet your father, kill your father.”
Can an object or experience give you complete inner freedom, a true unshakeable peace?
Most psychologists and a lot of the online marketing world will say that humans purchasing behaviors have to do with either…
1.) Moving away from pain.
2.) Moving towards pleasure.
Well, this is true, and it has acquired companies billions upon billions of dollars.
But it is for this exact reason that humans have gone mad. We have been confused by the clouds of conditioning or the human minds that thought they knew, and we gladly accepted those illusions which just kept the grand illusion with a stronger grip.
It is true that humans have yet to evolve pass the illusory, ever changing fluctuation of pain and pleasure.
We have blindly attached our happiness to a pleasure of any kind (It doesn’t matter) and relied on our contentment to exist from the lack of pain.
And yet, the fact that we know about time is that it does not stop so long as the world exists.
Pleasure and pain are the natural fluctuations in a world that does not ever stay the same.
Moving Towards Pleasure:
So what happens if…the pleasurable experience that you are seeking doesn’t come?
Does that mean that your happiness will go right out of the door because it never came?
What happens if it does come and then it will passes?
Does this mean that your happiness will also pass as that pleasurable experience passes?
Buddha had finally realized, after having all the material success given to him, that no amount of money, fame or fortune could fulfill him.
“What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man exchange for his soul?” – Matthew 16:26
Moving Away from Pain.
Surrendering to the present moment means allowing your emotions in the present moment to be as they are without mentally judging them.
This is not about being in a painful situation and doing nothing about it.
It means first giving your full attention to the pain, giving your full acceptance that this is the way that you are feeling at this moment.
And then the right action will happen effortlessly.
Running from your pain means you look to instantly drive yourself literally out of this moment.
But because you cannot do that, as the present moment is all there is, you can only look to the mind/future for salvation.
And because the mind cannot give you salvation, only consciousness awareness can, then the mind will drive you from pain into suffering.
The key is this surrender to the moment as it is.
Resist nothing, not even your resistance.
If resistance has arisen, then let it be there, just be aware of it, watch it and allow it to be there with pure presence.
Don’t mistake watching it by thinking about it, however.
Thinking is born from the past, every single one of our thoughts is borrowed from the world.
They are not ours.
We didn’t just wake up one day and know a good portion of the dictionary. Our thoughts have been given to us through the words that have been given to us.
So when you begin to feel yourself in pain, bring your attention to the gap between your thoughts.
Even The Slightest Irritation.
No matter how seemingly small, it could be the most minute irritation. It could be a fly landing on you.
And for your own peace, you must pay close attention to that by letting your mind turn off, by seeing into it with complete intense neutral observation.
So, what you are doing now is that, instead of needing to move away from pain:
1.) Not resisting it by knowing how you are feeling
2.) Accepting that it is there and then taking your attention into by allowing the mind to disappear.
The necessary action will be born out of this presence; until then ,don’t worry about the action.
And what you will find when you shut the mind off is that…
“What is wrong with this moment if I don’t think about it?” – Sailor Bob
And the clear answer is: nothing.
So what we are essentially coming to understand in this acceptance and surrender to the moment fully and completely is that we will begin to feel our own Christ Consciousness within, our own Buddha nature, our own awareness of the one feeling consciousness. (presence)
The most loving thing you can do from within is to allow the deep presence to penetrate your being.
You are a part of the one aware consciousness, so it is also the most loving thing you can do for the world, the other seemingly (mind) separate part of the same consciousness.
This means that awareness requires no doing, or no action. It means that nothing you can say or do will have even close to the effect that your own peace and joy will have.
This is why Buddha and Jesus were looked up to. It wasn’t about what they said and did, it was about what was radiating from their being that sent an electricity of peace throughout the planet.
You are a part of the same source as Jesus, as Buddha; you are the truth and nothing but the truth.
It is not something you can search for because it is only here.
It is not something that you can acquire because it is you.