Originally Posted by Iamit
I suspect that most seekers after enlightenment would not regard the end of feeling disconnected as enlightenment. I doubt if that would be enough for them.
Even if there has been a strong resonance with the concept All is One, it may be difficult ti include all as Oneness manifest so that the process can be completed. For example it may be difficult for some to regard the Masons as Oneness manifest:) but until they were included the end of feeling disconnected would not be consolidated.
It was Nisargadatta who said "Knowing you are nothing is wisdom, knowing you are everything is Love" According to that you are the Masons and the Masons are you:)
Very nice thought from Nisargadatta.
Here's another version of the same idea, also worth repeating.
Rabbi Simcha Bunem Bonhart of Peshischa (Przysucha, in Poland)
His practice or mantra involved 2 sayings, keeping 1 in each "pocket" (literal and mental):
V’anokhi afar v’efer”—“I am but dust and ashes”
Bishvili nivra ha-olam—“for my sake the world was created”
Peace & blessings
Bound by conventions, people tend to reach for what is easy.
Here we must be unafraid of what is difficult.
For all living beings in nature must unfold in their particular way
and become themselves despite all opposition.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke