– quoting Jed McKenna –
Illusion recognized must disappear
If somebody ask me a question, I merely rephrase, restructure and throw the same question back at you. What exactly is the question? Because the answer is there; I don’t have to give the answer. What I usually do is restructure the question, rephrase it in such a way that the question appears senseless to you.
Understanding is a state of being where the question isn’t there any more; there is nothing there that says “now I understand!”
It is the question that creates the answer; the questioner comes into being from the answer, otherwise there is no questioner… That’s all that I am interested in this kind of a dialogue: to help you to formulate your own question. Try and formulate a question which you can call your own.
First, the question itself is the obstacle to progress, not lack of an answer. The question is the key. Once we truly understand the question, we’ll have the desired answer. The desired answer is always the removal of the obstruction a correct question represents.
Second, come up with the right question. There’s only one. wherever you are right now is where you’re stuck, and the only question that ever matters is the one that gets you unstuck, that takes you one step further. All other questions are fear-based ego-sparking time-killers. Find that one question; the exact question that ego doesn’t want you to ask. Put full attention on it. That’s how progress is made. Everything else is mislead tactic.
This isn’t like a scientific inquiry or like solving an equation where there’s a right answer you have to find. This isn’t about answering questions or solving problems, it’s about destroying them. It’s about seeing a question or problem with perfect clarity, which makes it disappear as if it never was.
Verify your assumptions underneath your questions
Most questions sits atop various assumptions that haven’t first been verified. It presupposes other things to be accepted as true that can’t be accepted as true. See, that’s the thing; for every person, at any time, there is only one right question. My job is to help them find it, not to answer it.
Stay with the question. Don’t worry about the answer, just get the question right. Examine your assumptions. Soon enough the question itself has been destroyed and, along with it, many layers of delusion.
The real game is actually very cool once you get to the place where you can look at it directly and begin to understand your relationship to it. It’s not about truth-realization or spiritual enlightenment, it’s just about facing facts, the facts of life, and most people go through their entire lives doing nothing other than avoiding the facts.