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High Objective Detachment

To the degree you are able to see
Downbound Confounded Rebounding Conjuration
or The Four Aristocrats of Truths
at work in the world around you
to that degree you will have attained freedom.

Then, after a long long time,
but sooner or later
there's going to come a time
when the end is in sight for you.

At that time you need to understand
that that ability to see
Downbound Confounded Rebounding Conjuration
or The Four Aristocrats of Truths
at work in the world around you,
comes by way of a vehicle,
a device constructed to bring you
from your ordinary life
to the higher life.

And that vehicle,
for the last leg of this journey,
must be let go.

Here, this system is that vehicle
and that vehicle would have brought you
to this point
by one or perhaps more than one
of a limitless number
of paths
and this point would be
just a tad up passed
the First Knowing,
Second Knowing,
Third Knowing,
Fourth Knowing,
The Realm of Space,
The Realm of Consciousness,
The Realm of No Things There,
The Realm of Neither-perception-nor-non-perception,
and a passle of delightful heavons.

From there you would enter
upon a state of mind called
'The Ending of Sensation and Perception'.

Then, sooner or later
you will need to emerge from that one too.

And reflecting on this state of mind,
which was higher
and deeper
and broader
and more exquisite
and sublime
than any of those states that came before,
thinking:
'but all those states were products of mind,
constructions, things that were put together,
and what I know from having seen for myself
is that whatsoever has been put together,
is constructed, is a product of mind,
whatsoever it is, it comes to an end
... but this mental state too,
this 'Ending of Sensation and Perception'
is also a product of mind,
is also constructed,
has also been put together
... and as such it too
will come to an end
... but as for me,
I push this thing much further
and I'm likely to end up
more bound up than I was before,
how about if I just quit
all this constucting of mental states?'
do just that.

And see:

This is the mind.

This is consciousness.

This body, born of mother and father,
sustained by milk and rice,
subject to wearing away,
breaking up
and breaking down
whose destiny is the charnal ground;
this consciousness
of 'me'
is bound up in that.

In the same way
as a man with eyes in his head that can see
could see it
if there were a perfecty translucent,
perfectly clear
multi-faceted gem
strung on a brightly colored string.
He could see
that that string
was bound up in that gem
that gem
downbound by that string.

In the same way, see:

This body, born of mother and father,
sustained by milk and rice,
subject to wearing away,
breaking up
and breaking down
whose destiny is the charnal ground;
this consciousness
of 'me'
is bound up in that.

And in this way know:

'This is being free.'

And in freedom
recognizing freedom
is freedom.

And recognize that
birth has been left behind, and

Duty's doing has been done, and

There is no more this side or that, and

There is no more being any kind of an "it"
at any place of "atness" left for you.

It's something like
a clear deep pool
in a high mountain crag
and taking his stand next to it,
a man with eyes in his head that can see,
and there he sees
small pebbles
and shellfish
and small creatures
and small schools of fish
and once in a while
even some big fish swimming around.

And there is no stand
that is higher or deeper
or broader
or more exquisite
or more sublime
than this stand.