Radical reflection means to be aware of the root cause of suffering with an open mind and open heart. Awareness clears my visionclouded by my ignorance of who or what I am; how my clear seeing is affected by my selfish thoughts, selfish desires and selfish acts. Awareness liberates from my self-created mental and emotionalprison. Awareness is the inner light that helps me see my path of life clearly so thatI do not get astray or get lost. Self-awareness is the light within me, the voice within me untouchedby the self-createdclouds and mental deafening noises.
The word awareness is the key word that keeps me awake for walking on the
wise path of living. It keeps me awake of what kinds of thoughts and emotions are arising in my mind and what kinds of words are coming from my mouth, and what kinds of sounds I am hearing in my ears and what kinds of things I am watching with my eyes and how am I using my hands, helping me and others or hurting me and others.
Awareness helps me learn from myself and become wise. This an ongoing process in me. The awareness questionthatI ask to myself is, " Am I sleeping or am I awake?". I have made a clear and wise choice of remaining awake in my mind and heart. The light of awareness is my path of living life fully, attaining Nirvana, freeing from the egotistic self, waking up from separatenessinto the whole.From being a fragment to being the indivisible whole. It is becoming a Buddha, the one who becomes aware of the wholeness
of life and lives for the welfare of all beings. I am on this way and I am not hurrying.
Jagdish P Dave'