THE SEEKER IS “RIPE” OR READY: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? - PART 7

The small group of seekers who are open to the pointers offered by the Advaitin Teachings usually show up after a long search, often involving many years of meditation practice or other spiritual practices. While no practices can gurrantee this understanding, a mind that is relatively uncluttered, a life that is calm and uncomplicated, a love of silence, an exhaustion with spiritual seeking and practices, as well as an earnest desire to find one’s true nature seem to be ingredients that allow the Advaitin pointers to have their effect. This “inner” and “outer” environment is often called “readiness” or ripeness”. This series will explore what teachers have said about the prepared ground for the Advaitin understanding. .


If the seeker is earnest, the light can be given. The light is for all and always there, but the seekers are few, and among those few, those who are ready are very few, and among those few, those who are ready are very rare. Ripeness of heart and mind is indispensable.


 –        Nisargadatta Maharaj


Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.

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