Why search for Spiritual Freedom:
You need to strive for Awakening because your thirst is real, and not because there is someone trying to persuade you to move toward it. Every day when you get out of bed, even without knowing, you are searching for Awakening. Since you are deeply attached to the language of the world, this fundamental spiritual desire manifests itself as a worldly desire.
How often have you asked yourself, “Can my life be something more than this? Will I ever find the happiness I’m searching for? Why am I in so much pain and frustration?” All these questions are different ways of saying the same thing – “I need Awakening, I need Enlightenment.”
The language of spiritual Awakening is not a part of your daily life, because in your daily life you are not surrounded by Enlightened people who want to Awaken you. You are surrounded by people who want something from you.
Most of the time, you are pursuing desires, not for yourself, but for people around you. Just pause and ask yourself this question: How much time do you spend every day purely for your own happiness and satisfaction, and how much time do you spend every day to keep someone else satisfied?
You can keep on ignoring your existential desire to Awaken, but you can never escape it. At some point in time, you have to come to the realization that what you are searching for is not on the outside, but within you.
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