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Inquire into happiness?
« on: May 12, 2015, 09:58:31 am »
Hi. Sorry for this reference: Somewhere in "I Am That" Nissargadatta Maharaj says that it is not necessary to wait for or create suffering, one can also inquire into happiness. This resonates with me, because I do not consider myself to be unhappy, and I sometimes feel like I have to look hard for suffering or put myself in certain conditions in order to dispel the illusion that is creating it. Some time ago I used to get these random moments of fear, while inquiring of just thinking about what is real. Then I realized I was producing my own fear, and feeding it by giving in to the underlying belief and by keeping the thought alive. Since then fear has not been a big part of my journey anymore. At the same time however I notice I am just accepting everything that happens and seeing the fear-producing thoughts for what they are, just thoughts. I don't know if this is good or not, but it feels like I'm not making any progress. Not that I believe there is such thing as progress, but I just want to make sure I'm not stalling, if that makes sense. I just can't see the 'further' anymore, but I know it's there!

The issue is: should I look into fear-producing thoughts, even though I know they are just thoughts and have nothing to do with me? Or should I treat all thought the same way and just watch it all pass by like white or black clouds? And how do I inquire into happiness?

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