Dissolution of Self, of Ego: More Common Than You Think


I’ve been a “devout” Buddhist practitioner for over 16 years, and there’s no shortage of Dharma/Dhamma Teachers and Teachings on the Buddha-Dharma.
One day, ~ 2 years ago, I experienced the “Arising of Insight into the True Nature of Reality,” and with this, the Dissolution of Self, and Other.
Breaking the First 3-Fetters, Absolute Bodhicitta, or Stream-Winning/Stream-Entry (various Buddhist terms from various Schools of buddhism) describe that experience perfectly. But what happened after that experience is something that is Not discussed much at all in most Buddhist Teachings. It’s somewhat “Taboo” to even share about this experience for several reasons. One is that it doesn’t happen often. Another reason is that with the dissolution of ego, there’s no need or desire to have the experience “validated” by anyone or anything. Also, there are people who make false claims about their Awakening experience, and that is what makes it a “taboo” subject.
But what about those that practice, and experience it, or those that practice, and wonder if the Buddhahood & Bodhisattvahood are actually true and attainable to Everyone. In 12-Step recovery work, people share their Anniversaries, not to self-promote, but to show others that It Does Really Happen. It was, and is, in this spirit of Sharing the message of Hope and Real, Potential, Attainable to Everyone (in THIS lifetime) that led me to begin to share with other Practitioners that it really does happen, and it’s not what most people think it is. No earthquakes, or flowers springing up in my footsteps…. In fact, it’s closer to “ordinary” than people imagine, and when it does occur, it is both the most Perfect, Ineffable experience, ever, AND it’s Shocking at just how profoundly “simple” and close to you it has always been.
Adyashanti was the first person I heard/read that describes the experience so well, eloquently and precisely, I was relieved when I first read and listened to “The End of Your World” that I’ve since become a great admirer of his approach and openness.
Jack Kornfield and Eckhart Tolle are two other living teachers that i have found great usefulness in navigating the world of Spiritual Teaching, and the Path that continues once one Experiences Emptiness and Insight. Bodhisattvas are not mythical creatures, or just archetypal manifestations of the Buddha-Dharma, or simply Dharma, Tao, Reality, Non-Duality, etc.

About Dharmamitra Jeffrey Stefani

ABOUT Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani: Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFJ Meditation + Dharma Teacher; Mindfulness-Based Therapy; Only Here, Now: Awake-to-Oneness; Filmmaker/Video Producer, Photographer, Editor, Traveler, Public Speaker, Author, Nature-Lover, Outdoor Leadership + Education, Wilderness Medicine Medical Physiologist (Human) Modern Psychoanalyst Lean Startup Founder + Managing Director of: OPTIMIZED Digital Marketing, LLC (A True Buddhist Right-Livelihood Business) Organic SEO + Local SEO Search Engine OPTIMIZED Content Campaigns, Strategies + Tactics; Relationship UnMarketing; Social Media Engagement; Brand/Customer Loyalty Programs Web 3.0 + Digital Marketing WordPress Website Design + UXE ODM, LLC’s Office Address: OPTIMIZED Digital Marketing, LLC 512 E 11 Mile Rd Suite 300 Royal Oak, Michigan 46067 United States ODM, LLC’s Office Phone Number: +1 (248) 425-1821 ODM, LLC’s Office Email: Info@OptimizedDigitalMarketing.com ODM Website: http://OptimizedDigitalMarketing.Com http://BuddhistInsight.Org •Twitter Accounts: @DharmamitraJeff (Dharma Account) @JeffreyStefani (Work Account) OPTIMIZED Digital Marketing, LLC; Organic Search Engine Optimization + Local Search Engine Optimization; SEO Content Strategy + Campaigns • Facebook Profile: Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani • Facebook Pages: † Sharing The Buddha-Dharma: Triratna Buddhist Community: Detroit-Royal Oak † OPTIMIZED Digital Marketing, LLC (ODM) •Google+ Profile: Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani •Google+ Pages: † “Buddhist Insight” † OPTIMIZED Digital Marketing, LLC (ODM, LLC) Why Content Marketing, Organic-SEO, Local-SEO, SEM, SMM + WordPress Integration?! GREAT Question! OPTIMIZED Digital Marketing, LLC (ODM, LLC) is a part of the “New Earth,” “Awakening Global Consciousness Movement”... A True “Buddhist Right-Livelihood Business” ... “Relationship UnMarketing” = TOTALLY UNLIKE TRADITIONAL MARKETING... It’s All About Relationships, EQUAL + FAIR PRACTICES, Having an Interactive Voice + Brand Online Marketing = “The Great Equalizer”... That Levels the “Virtual Playing Field” Buddhist Right-Livelihood Business [Don’t be silly and think that “Digital Marketing” is in-and-to-itself something superficial, unethical, or At ALL "Inherently Bad”... I help Buddhist, Non-Buddhist, For-Profit, Start-Ups, Local and Small-Medium Sized Businesses, Organizations, Non-Profits, Anyone or Anything That IS an Ethical Organization (They need SEO just as much, if not MORE So, than the Big Companies!) May ALL KNOW Joy, Love, Wellness, Success, and Freedom from Suffering...by KNOWING the *Causes* and *Conditions* of Joy, Love, Wellness, Success, and Freedom from All Suffering! 🙏💚😌 Mettā, Sati, Karuna, Upekkhā... Peace and Love ALL! ~The Dharmakaya

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