“This is all there is. The path comes to an end among the parsley.”
— Alan Watts
One of the things that I have been wondering about is the end to seeking. Say you have meditated a number of years and had some surprising experiences, at what point do you say, this is what the spiritual path held for me, this is all there was? You can say, I want that experience of oneness or of enlightenment, but does that not become experience-chasing and following desire, dukkha again?
I’ve been listening to Alan Watts talking about the Tao, and it has been wonderfully refreshing. I have been gaining more of an understanding of the natural way, and of letting things take their course, actionless action, without mixing in the results of anger or desire. It called to mind Osho, who once said about enlightenment that at the end of the path you end up where you started.