For some, enlightenment strikes like a blow. Others find it after decades of searching. After decades of meditation. Or with a guru. So it’s pretty unlikely that awakening could happen to you.
Is there a self that thinks, experiences, chooses, decides, acts?
In the past, I would have answered, “Sure, there is. It’s the self! I think, I decide, I act!”
It is I who am directing my body! I am the decider, the one who says where it goes! The supreme decision center. The pilot.
But then something happened that threw my self off track. I took a closer look.
For the inquiry into the self illusion and the other fetters, we work with direct pointing. I would like to invite you to find out what they are.
This is the dialogue between Christiane and myself, taken from the Facebook group – with all spelling mistakes and forgotten words.
The concept of the 10 fetters is one of the Buddha’s discoveries.