Michael Rossato-Bennett lives in NYC. He is a householder with a wife, two beautiful children and two dogs. He has accepted the challenge to become Enlightened in one year. Will he succeed?

A conversation: Is Hari a good Teacher? from Michael Rossato-Bennett on Vimeo.

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This says everything I have wanted to say and more- and so clearly

A man’s true life is the way in which he puts off the lie imposed by
others on him. Stripped, naked, natural, he is what he is. This is a
matter of being, and not of becoming. The lie cannot become the truth,
the personality cannot become your soul. There is no way to make the
nonessential the essential. The nonessential remains nonessential and
the essential remains essential, they are not convertible. And
striving towards truth is nothing but creating more confusion. The
truth has not to be achieved. It cannot be achieved, it is already the
case. Only the lie has to be dropped. All aims and ends and ideals and
goals and ideologies, religions and systems of improvement and
betterment, are lies. Beware of them. Recognize the fact that, as you
are, you are a lie. Manipulated, cultivated by others. Striving after
truth is a distraction and a postponement. It is the lie’s way to
hide. See the lie, look deep into the lie of your personality. Because
to see the lie is to cease to lie. No longer to lie is to seek no more
for any truth–there is no need. The moment the lie disappears, truth
is there in all its beauty and radiance. In the seeing of the lie it
disappears, and what is left is the truth.

This is by Osho.

We all seek the same thing at one time or another...

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