The Destiny of Spirit is essentially a path of self-inquiry leading to the very root of the mind. When one fully understands the mind, one consequently transcends the mind and arrives at the doorstep of the true identity, which is beyond the mind and the world of phenomenon.
These writings are not presented with the intention of cluttering bookcases and minds with information. Anyone wishing to add to their accumulated knowledge will be disappointed, for these writings do not convey any knowledge that may be subject to accumulation; they are concerned with the nature of direct insight into the workings of the mind. This may be a difficult concept to grasp: The only thing you could acquire in reading these texts is the immediate experience and the direct perception of the mind in action. What one extracts from this reading is not something more, but something less.
Most of our lives revolve around this little fragment of existence that we call ourselves and the world only exists out there, separated – a projection of our own limitations.
We identify with this little fragment and strive desperately and incessantly to make something out of it, something meaningful for ourselves and impressive to the eyes of others. And if we have embarked upon a spiritual path – with all its inherent challenges and complications and sporadic moments of spiritual insight – we still tend to strive towards the consolidation of spiritual currency for some lofty distant tomorrow of wisdom and bliss.
Consciousness is the receptacle of thoughts. We might say that consciousness is the essence of being, and as such, it is not to be confused with the subjective consciousness we associate with the thinker that is distinguished from its thoughts.All thoughts arise because of that one thought “I”, which is essentially a mere bundle of thoughts. In asking the question, “To whom does thought belong?,” we immediately come to the “I-thought”. But the “I-thought” cannot exist without its thoughts. Once our sense of identity as “I-thought” is silent, only pure consciousness remains.