"What is realization?
One regards as real that which is unreal.
The cessation of this is realization.
It need not be given; it is available to all in every moment.
One cannot clearly see the contents of a room filled with smoke.
With the removal of the smoke, only then can one enjoy clarity.
Your view of the world is smoke-filled, so to speak .
This smoke is comprised of “I” and other.
Their removal is the requirement.
In life , we progress from the no-knowingness of an infant,
to self consciousness, to the accumulation of concepts.
This results in binge thinking and must be reversed.
It is impossible to fill a mind with Self that is already filled with myself.
The emptying and subsequent refilling yields the Self
without any sense of myself.
The idea of being an individual is the primary distortion of reality.
From this, endless other distortions emerge.
However, in the absence of imagination,
it becomes clear that there is existence, but no individual existence."
~Wu Hsin - Behind the Mind. (via oceanandwave)