Nonduality And Spirituality---Enlightenment
I saw a very good post in Vince's blog about the supposed types of enlightenment. enlightenment A---which is causeless and timeless, one which is always present
enlightenment B---which is a gradual refinement of consciousness and going into the highere realms of consciousness through certain procedures and exercises.
The question was that a person had done 20 years of vipassana meditation , but after reading about nonduality and going deeper into it, his point of view totally changed and now he believes that vipassana doesnt do anything to enlighten a person.So, is it really so? Can doing 20 years of meditation have no role in the change in his point of view?
What do you think?
My answer was this:---
A very tricky question indeed. Although I would think that 20 years of vipassana meditation does have a role to play in this because one can only see or realize enlightenment A(which is always present)when the mind chatter has slowed down a lot and one is detached enough from one's desires and fears.
This is because the presence or beingness i.e. enlightenment A is always there. One has to clear ones mind enough to see it.
The tricky part then is that how can the causeless the everpresent be the result of something, but this thought comes only when one thinks that it was not there in the first place and doing certain processes and procedures caused this. Thus the illusion of causing the causeless comes into the picture.