Perfect Realization and
the Ultimate Human Potential and Destiny:
Perfect Happiness of "There Is Only God"
These two views on what
our greatest potential is as human beings the traditionally religious view
and the materialistic view sell us far short of our true potential. If
each of us is the Divine Consciousness, mistakenly trapped in identification with
a limited body-mind and perpetuated in that identity through an unconscious, moment-to-moment
act of separation, then our greatest potential is to be restored to the Position
and Identity of Divine Consciousness.
is an infinitely greater destiny than the
purposes we tend to organize our lives around (to the extent that we even have
a conscious purpose to our lives), or that tends to happen to us (if our lives
are more the "go with the flow" type). My
Spiritual Master once humorously said, "if you go with the flow, you go down the
toilet!"; it is an observation worth considering.
Greater Destiny and Ultimate Realization stems from the understanding that each
apparently separate being is the one Divine Consciousness, trapped in a mistaken
but self-perpetuating identification with a limited body-mind.
something like dreaming, where, except for the occasional "lucid
dream", we are certain that the dream is real and actually happening;
we take the dream very seriously, and act accordingly, until we wake up and realize
that we were in our beds the whole time, and are completely free of the implications
of the dream. It is for this reason that the Buddhist tradition refers to Gautama
the Buddha as "The Awakened One".