They do not want to know because freedom is – first thing - responsibility and no mantra will make you free. A mantra will just make you fall asleep so that you feel less pain.
Some believe that repeating a mantra or a prayer, or seating still for some time every day, or being able to make a handstand will make them free. Others believe that their freedom depends on the government, a partner or an employer. Unfortunately, those who believe it do not have the slightest idea of where to look for what we might call freedom and do not even want to know. They do not want to know because freedom is – first thing - responsibility: if you live in misery, it is because you have created it, and no mantra will make you free.
A mantra will just make you fall asleep so that you feel less pain. In the half-sleep state created by drugs, compulsive shopping or newageyoga finding, life tugks you up and when it does, you realize that your suffering, your jail is still with you. If you want to be free – and very few really want it – first thing, depend only on you. And do it Now! Do not waste time in recriminations, hatred, anger, and grievances. What has been is past. Forgive! A life alternative cannot be created by others: it is your duty. You are not alone, but do not expect someone to do it for you. No one will free you, no one can and if somebody promises you the contrary, this someone is just trying to sell you something, or taking advantage of yourself, often in a totally unconscious way. There is only the self-liberation that begins and ends with the awareness that you built your prison. In fact, it would be enough to understand this, not just intellectually, and therefore acting accordingly. The only difficulty is that it is really so simple that it looks like a joke.