There is nothing to gain on the spiritual path and everything to “lose.”
The spiritual path is about one thing only: finding (your way back to) reality.
Reality is what’s left when you stop believing anything.
The enlightenment transmission brings everything you need in life and prepares a place for you after you die. It’s the only “thing” you can take with you.
Giving everything up to serve the enlightenment transmission isn’t “sacrifice.” It’s enlightened self-interest.
There is only one thing—and it’s no thing at all.
It’s what’s left when you stop believing the dream.