“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”
If we are to know what lies ahead on our path to enlightenment, we can ask those who have become enlightened and are coming back down the path. This may seem obvious, but we should really think about what is being said here.
We are not aiming to go somewhere that no one else has ever been before. We are not going on a dangerous adventure of which we don’t know if we will return. We are going somewhere where people are returning from and although they may have taken a different path to get there, we will run into them on our path if they are traveling back on our path.
Is it truly our path then, or does it not belong to anyone? Perhaps this will raise more questions than it will answer, so we can stick to the subject matter. So to know the road ahead we need only ask those we run into that are returning back.
Talk to others about their experiences, look in people’s eyes to see if they are suffering. We may be returning back on a path that they are walking down and it is the road ahead for them. It’s all about perspective.