Seven Jewels: Distilled Wisdom from Jan Frazier's When Fear Falls Away: Second Jewel
The Second Jewel:
Enlightenment - The Best Kept Secret
Enlightenment, the Great Liberation, “complete freedom,” the “ultimate destiny of every soul” (p.46), involves mainly quieting the mind.
This is all we need to do: The “busy work of the mind that you need to let wind down, run out of gas” (p.188). Remember that the mind at rest is a reality (p.188).
It is actually very simple: “God, I swear, this is the best kept secret. Everybody can do it. I know this. I could have done it all my life” (p. 37). “I’m here to tell you it is possible” (p. 188).
Jan is convinced that “You can have this. Look at me. This is possible for you. It is your birthright. Wish for it. Just ask. Ask big” (p.58). Know that you must find this truth within without making a guru of someone ( p.184).
“Oh it’s good, it’s the best thing that ever happened, by a long shot. Not to me only, but to everybody. Ever ( p. 39). It feels like facing death (p.185). Only it is more powerful than death. “Realization is a death of a kind” (p. 96).
It is the source of the ultimate joy: “I am so glad to be alive. Consciousness is a total gas. I just want this to go on and on….Oh my God. It is going to go on. Forever!.. even past death” (p.53).