Originally Posted by neeeel
This implies that there is a you that can go to that place, and that there is a place that the you can go to. Neither of these is true.
All spiritual search begins in duality, because that's where suffering is. No one is (in the beginning) free of suffering. The process takes time because the body is in time. The blockages needs to be undone till all the vasana's are wiped out from consciousness.
This all takes place against a background of 'always already enlightened'. The sun is always shining but the blockages are like clouds preventing our sun from shining.
Both the dual and the non-dual exist side by side. All spirituality takes place in duality. In Reality nothing ever evolves or happens. But don't fool yourself into thinking that nothing should be done or should not happen to you.
We both have a self and have no self (and neither because we transcend self and no-self).
We are both always already enlightened and in need of enlightenment (and neither).
The tetralemma is also valid here.