Interpretive Translation by Joseph Le Page – 2.25 The Freedom of Clear Seeing
That ( avidya ) comes to an end as we release our unconscious identification with the seen, allowing us to experience the freedom of our authentic being whose essence is clear seeing.
As we align with our true being, clear seeing arises naturally, allowing us to live with freedom and ease so that the life journey is no longer a source of suffering, but a field of appreciation and awakening.
The essence of this freedom is the recognition that the “seer”, our true being, is inherently whole and complete, allowing us to rest in our essential equanimity whether in meditation or in daily activities.
With a greater sense of wholeness and equanimity, the layers of conditioning that form the personality dissolve gradually, allowing our true being whose nature is freedom and unity to unfold naturally.
And through clear seeing, even life’s most difficult challenges are released, including feelings of being unworthy or incomplete along with all doubts and questions about our life purpose and deeper meaning.
Within no need to do or achieve in order to feel complete, all conditioned judgments about how the world should be are released, allowing us to embrace each moment with curiosity, reverence and humility.
As judgment is released, we embrace our own history as part of a necessary process of transformation and learning, dissolving guilt and regret by seeing that all of our “mistakes” were essential steps in awakening.
Embracing the world and our own history more easily, we are able to differentiate clearly between the need to achieve and be seen, and the unfolding of our life’s true purpose, which naturally supports other beings.
Clear seeing also allows us to respond to our own minds more objectively, using thoughts and feelings as a field of learning by recognizing that the state of the mind is never the nature of our authentic being.
And clear seeing creates safe boundaries because when we no longer believe that our needs for belonging and security reflect reality, others find no place to hang their projections and fantasies.
As our unconscious drives and needs recede, there is a growing sensitivity to the clear voice of our own inner being, guiding our path toward ever greater clarity.
With clarity’s increase, our sense of wholeness becomes so complete that each breath is ecstasy, allowing us to rest in the silence of timeless being, no matter what is occurring in our surroundings.
In the light of clear seeing, our senses awaken naturally, and all of life’s sights, sounds, tastes, textures and fragrances are awakened within our being, allowing us to absorb each moment’s unique beauty.
And the world of the seen, with all of its challenges and possibilities, becomes a mystery novel in which each new day is a page that we turn enthusiastically, culminating in the experience of complete awakening.
We nourish the body-mind, the vehicle for our journey, with wisdom and sensitivity, so that we may reach the shore of freedom safely to swim with joy and ease in the ocean of limitless being.
For, in the end, freedom is just the ability to see clearly without the filters of need and insufficiency that cause suffering, allowing us to live fully and joyfully in the clarity of our authentic being.