“Enlightenment is simply the thinning of
the layer of thoughts and feelings
that veil being just as clouds
dissipate to reveal the ever-present sky.”
The nature of this veiling:
It’s not the thoughts and feelings in themselves that veil being.
It is when we identify with thoughts and feelings that our pure unlimited being seems to become hidden or veiled.
Five veils of Advaita Vedanta,
five layers of identification:
- the body
- the life force that animates the body
- the flow of thoughts and perceptions
- the reasoning mind
- the state of happiness