Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ongoing purification of heart and mind

     "The very fact that Munindra was not perfect still inspires Kamala Masters. In particular, she recalls a few occasions when he mentioned that certain unwholesome states arose within him from time to time. Through mindfulness, he would see greed or anger coming and then going. By way of explanation, he readily admitted to her, 'My path is not yet finished.' Kamala understood this as an ongoing engagement in purifying his heart and mind of greed, hatred, and delusion; he was not yet fully realized. She says, 'It gave me permission to be human and not to expect myself to be a perfect being.'"
       Knaster M. Living this life fully. Stories and teachings of Munindra. Shambhala, Boston, 2010.

Ancient one still working at IMS

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