What is the illusion from which we are meant to be awakening? It seems to be like a crystalisation in the mind. Is awakening simply allowing the mind to flow freely again? Is it stopping all the clinging, to ideas, to objects, to feelings; letting them all flow past like a river of consciousness.
How did the illusion arise? Was it with the birth of language? What about reincarnation? Do these questions even really matter?
It strikes me that in meditation the mind is free to relax, to stop its clinging. But that’s just an idea about what meditation is. But maybe that’s why the practise of giving helps because it shows the mind that letting go is OK.
Awake? Released? Undammed? Unfolded? Disentangled? Free.