If you say “spiritual enlightenment does not exist”,
You have denied yourself, and anyone who believes you, a route to end suffering:
“Suffering can end”, thus the wise ones have proclaimed.
If you say “you can be enlightened”, “your suffering can end”
Then by saying ‘you’, you are perpetuating the false concept of self.
Suffering can end, but your suffering cannot end.
‘You’ can be seen through,
And then suffering is cut off at the root:
it withers and dies effortlessly.
Like a cartoon character, you appear real,
But closer examination reveals nothing substantial,
Only a constantly-changing movement,
A flickering succession of thoughts and images,
Without a centre.
Decisions are made. No decision maker.
Thoughts are thought. No thinker.
Actions occur. No doer.
You react! Nobody reacting.
Think about this.
Meditate on this.
You cannot end the ego, for there is no ego.
How can you end that which is non-existent?
Seeing this is called ‘ending the ego’.