Is Enlightenment in my Destiny?

Q. If everything is destined, then enlightenment must also be destined.

A. Enlightenment can never be something that is destined.

Q. Why not?

A. Enlightenment can never be something that is destined because it is the awakening from the story of the one who is destined.

Q. I am confused by what you mean.

A. It is very clear. The you who you believe is destined or not destined is simply a story. It is a fictional story. There never was such a person and in fact there is not such a person right now. All that has to be done is to look and see whether you are really there as this character or not?

Q. I look and I feel that I'm here.

A. It is true that you are here, but as what? Your story can't be the truth of you because that keeps on changing. Five years ago you had a different story. Ten years from now you'll be having a different story. The character keeps on changing but there is something here that remains the same. Find that out. That is awakening. Enlightenment can never be an 'event' in the story of a someone. It is the awakening out of the story of someone and waking up to what you always already ARE.

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