You may think the ego gives you freedom, because it gives you choices influenced by the flawed society and by your own ignorant conditioning; but that is just one of the lies you tell yourself in order not to actually meditate. Now, one thing to understand, even though most people deceive themselves, is that meditation is not the same as mindfulness. Mindfulness is to be aware of the moment, of what you are doing; but it is another, more peaceful way to use the mind and its ego, to move thoughts and ideas around–i.e., mindfulness, as wonderful as it is, can never bring truth or illumination.
Truth and illumination exist beyond mind, so you seek them beyond mind; that is, in a state of no-mind, in a state of absolute freedom, where the ego cannot cross and guide you anymore–i.e., the state of meditation. No books, no institutions, no prayers, no I.Q., no angels, can give you a higher state of awareness where you receive truth and freedom by intuition; but only serious meditation can do that. The dormant strands of your DNA cannot be awakened and fired up by your conscious mind and its ego; but only by the divine and infinite energies residing in the wonderful state of no-mind.
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