Life is one infinite continuum but, due to our attachments and clinging, we only remain aware of one dimension out of thousands and that is our present existence. Life keeps many treasures hidden from us which become realizable after one gets the chance of meeting a person with great wisdom, thereupon persuading them to enter the right path to freedom. Such an action results in many inconceivable inner benefits even if it happens briefly since spiritual seeds planted in the Soul usually don’t regress easily.
Celestial happiness is understood by those who have enough courage to follow the path less trodden. This goes a long way in remembering and smoothening the links of causation that have gained momentum and inertia from previous lives.
Thereupon proper charity [charity here has less to do with money] eliminates unnecessary greed, discipline cures complacency for Enlightenment, patience eliminates hatred, determination overcomes laxity, proper contemplation cools the mind hence making it receptive to wisdom, and consequently wisdom dispels the veil of ignorance.
To understand the path less trodden is to endeavor to assist other persons that along the Way by leading them onward and upward while simultaneously seeking one’s own Enlightenment. In Enlightenment, as in any other discipline, if there remains a fetter however insignificant, this leads to one’s very wisdom becoming colonized by consciousness and subsequently turning into an impediment rather than being a great virtue. This is visible of those great persons who on the periphery appear to be very charismatic and supremely Awakened but their center lacks 100% tuning.
True wisdom and virtue are not, really, things to be grasped, conceptualized, manipulated or used. This is the paradox of the modern-day Gurus and those quacks who are usually very intent on claiming to have a big store of wisdom yet they lack the evidence of having helped enlightened a single person. The knowledge and wisdom of such a person becomes an invisible obstacle for the follower in question.
Of supreme importance is to understand that Emptiness is the ultimate substance of all Teachings. Whenever such Teachings are contemplated with the understanding that they are rooted in Emptiness, then Great Enlightenment can be attained. This is why no matter how long professors and scholars study the Teachings or Plato, Socrates, Jesus or Buddha, they can never get Enlightened because they don’t understand the existence of the concept above. It doesn’t matter how bright one is or the number of degrees they have.
Non-wisdom is the True Wisdom and non-attainment is the True attainment. This is what it means to know the essence of Enlightenment deeply, wherein the fundamental conditions of one’s unnecessary attachments and delusions STOP and the subtle kinds of suffering and ignorance are finished FOREVER.