We don’t understand what perfect means. Everything is perfectly as it is. We can imagine perfection if we imagine what is is imperfect. This is automatic duality thinking where everything is perceived as a pair of opposites. So unless one can realize everything is perfectly what it is, and in realizing that you would also have to realize that you are perfectly what you are (oh, no) I you are perfect, the what shall the Ego do? What can it resist. Where’s the rub that makes the Ego need to scratch? So the dual mind of the Ego MUST see perfection, because the heart knows perfection exists, but not here, not now…so perfection must be in the future…if only I could fix this darn imperfect world. I’m certainly needed to set the world right.
The question is whether one can experience perfection at all. If perfection is the totality, the whole, then one cannot experience the whole because experience is about something that is separated from the whole. If one experience the perfect whole, there would be no experience or experiencer. Experience is duality, a subject and object, and perfection is the whole, so the Perfect includes both the experiencer and the experience. So where is Perfection?
Perfection must be our transcendent Source, our of which we rise and the knower and the known. What we experience has already passed, so perfection lies upstream of reality as experienced. As Source Perfection is our mother.
I remember my guru changing this mantra so sweetly.
That is perfect,
This is perfect.
When perfection is taken from the perfect,
Perfect alone remains.
Om, peace, peace, peace
Om shanti, shanti, shanti