Thursday, January 19, 2012

Without the Burden of Extra Baggage

     “In a group interview, Jack Kornfield innocently asked (Dipa Ma), ‘What is it like in your mind?’

     Dipa Ma smiled, closed her eyes, and quietly answered, ‘In my mind there are three things: concentration, loving-kindness, and peace.’
     Jack, not sure if he had heard correctly, asked, ‘Is that all?’
     ‘Yes, that is all,’ Dipa Ma replied.
      The room was silent. Then there were a few sighs and quiet laughs, followed by Jack’s barely audible whisper, ‘How wonderful.’”

Amy Schmidt. “Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master.” BlueBridge, NY, 2005.


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