>>"splitting hairs" by trying to show how insightful and wise we are, serves a purpose for some of us who are still clambering around in the darkness , but it is also reflective of the very disease that keeps us spellbound in the mists of our minds,somehow believing we have transcended the automaticity of our attention ,as it flies in the subtle realms of our delusion.
To truly and really die to all that is "you" is no easy undertaking, and endless are the ways by which we unconsciously distract ourselves from the empty precipice that seems to be our fate.
To surrender "our" intelligence, seems to make the intelligence that is "our natural expression", that moller speaks of, available.
Even here we are assailed by the "me", seeking to claim this as it's own.
So therefore it's rare for us to actually die while we are still alive, that seems to be why there are so few truly
selfless expressions of our humanity. There are many "softer" ego's who have learned the ropes and can talk the talk,but when the living dead who are animated by the unknown speak, it seems to clear the air rather briskly and we resonate on an energetic level despite our preferences.
Well said, Weallone!
There is a Zen saying which goes something like this:
'The edge of a sword, and heaven and hell is set apart'.
If the subtlety of our human-created suffering is sensitively approached, we soon begin to realise how profoundly finely the web of both illusion and delusion which holds us bondage is woven. This web is so fine and refined in both its structure and function, that few of us have seen clearly into its nature and fewer still have managed to free themselves from its entanglements.
As you say, many can talk the talk, but few have taken it upon themselves to discover for themselves the nature of this web of deceit. And so, despite our religions, despite our spiritual heritages, both east and west, we stumble on within the tight clasp of something we have become identified with, but the nature of which, somehow, still eludes us.
And until we refine our inquest into the nature of that which binds our being into endless servitude, at least to the level of subtlety displayed by this web of bondage, we are likely to continue to suffer the consequences of a force we allow to operate mostly unconsciously within us, believing there is nothing to be done from within our human potential to set us free from its tyranny.
I believe such an enquiry is indeed possible. But there are no ready-made answers. We are not going to 'take heaven by storm' (Adi Da). Those who are serious about discovering for themselves a way out from much of their unnecessay complications and complexities, have to be prepared to re-look at their lives in a most fundamental way, with a fresh and open heart-mind. And for this, it is useful and certainly prudent, to be prepared to engage, and work with, the subtleties which the web of self-deceit presents them along the way.