Yes you cannot. Which means, no one becomes enlightened, nirvana and samsara is the same. Ayahuasca peels of a shadow you deem to be reality, for a time, but in truth that doesn’t give reality to the unreality of a shadow.
You figure it out!
Put to you in a more down to earth language…
Thoughts on Ayahuasca and Enlightement
Ayahuasca like all other psychedelics function in the way that they make your sensitivity very heightened and acute. Windows into more subtle realities become available for the one that takes these substances. Layers of reality and of your own psyche become visible and palpable for your thinking mind and senses. This can be frightening for some while very illuminating for others. Deep repressions and depressions which has built up over the years can potentially become your immediate reality, and herein lies the fear for some.
My advice to you when having a bad or perhaps more correctly, challenging trip is to stay put within your own being. Meaning, don’t identify too much with the content of the spiritual voyage. Let it come and let it go. Don’t give into the feeling that you’re being overwhelmed, even if you somehow are.
Ayahuasca may show you dimensions of reality that you couldn’t possibly know existed. Dimensions so unfathomable and intricate that it’s easy to simply become frightened.
Let everything pass before you, you simply stay put.
To really go to the core of what it means to be spiritually enlightened is this: The knowingness that nothing in manifestation can overwhelm your essential consciousness. This is the true gracious power of the mystics and buddhas of this world. Power which is in fact innate to you.
To recognize that which you are, timelessly and effortlessly.
What I’m trying to convey is that enlightenment is already your essential condition and natural state of being. You just have to realize this deeply within your own soul. You are not confined to your crazy monkey mind or your sense of ego-identity. You are much vaster and infinitely more subtle than that.
You are not even the body, nor the senses.
These are aspects of you, but cannot be who and what you are in your totality.
Enlightenment cannot arise out of an action that you as an independent separate self take. If this would be the case that would mean that previously enlightenment was non-existent. This cannot be because enlightenment means timelessness. It does not belong to the confines of time.
You are not who you think you are if you think that you as a person, can attain to enlightenment.
You need to investigate into the nature of being conscious
“Withdraw into your own self ” as the neo-platonic mystic philosopher Plotinus said.
“God hugs you from all directions” as Hildegard of Bingen said.
“What you are look for is where you are looking from” as St Francis so powerfully proclaimed.
“God cannot be seen, God is the seer” – Ramana Maharshi
Find this space within yourself which is unpolluted by the movements of the phenomenal moving world, also known as samsara, and you will be saved from all ignorance and despair.
Ayahuasca may aid in speeding up the process, but a substance in and of it self cannot give you what you already are.
Know this deeply!
A Non-Dual’s Master’s View on Ayahuasca
Here above the advaita sage Mooji is confronted by a open-minded beautiful woman about the possibilities and capabilies of the shamanic brew ayahuasca.
I love him!
The Dao loves him too.