I wondered about the Buddha-teaching of the middle-path and the non-attachment.. How does an extreme state like enthusiasm fit into a concept of mature self-consciousness? – EBS
Enthusiasm can never be a trap if the possessor is consistent in this frame of ‘being’….
All Buddhas live on that plane where they live with their inner flames glowing with 100% brightness.. In their teachings they are not suggesting lukewarm approach to life… they are for enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is – being with your true noble thirst, being rooted in your duty and that is possible only with middle path.. Middle path brings in brightness, intensity, total awareness in ‘Here and Now’ without giving in to the duality of experiences. Enthusiasm is not an extreme as you are conceiving it.. it is outcome of your complete awareness. All enlightened Masters have endorsed this as I do. We don’t want you to be poker-faced spiritual seekers.. rather energetic, vibrant, aware change agents who can change themselves, transform themselves and become the source of inspiration, love, light and wisdom themselves.
Consider this – Krishna says in Gita while explaining karma-yoga “Arujuna, your Karma should be done with enthusiasm and non-attachment without a desire of fruits their of.” Isn’t enthusiasm of Buddha evident to you EBS? Who can decides to take up the mission of spreading the true path to millions of people.. being truly concerned about their evolution.. their progress? If Arjuna chooses to stay in Karma Yoga – Can he fight the fierce battle with Kauravas without enthusiasm ? Not possible !
It seems you are still living the philosophies and principles in your mind.. because when you will become capable of living the principles you shall be able to sing, dance, feed your baby, mop the floor, respond to situations presented to you with total enthusiasm and have no doubts whatsoever. Your questions shall drop and life will be a celebration in all its duality.
One last word. It can help bust your delusion. Learn to “Be enthusiastic and stay aware of your enthusiasm”
– Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath