Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sculpting the Self - Finding Buddha

     What we choose to do, each moment, is our best shot at survival, avoidance of suffering, and grabbing a bit of happiness. The choice is not necessarily wise ie well-reasoned with respect to our own and everyone else's long-term best interests, but it's the best we can do for now.

     ‘The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.’                   Michelangelo

     Wisdom traditions suggest that perfection - Buddhanature - is within each of us amazing spirits walking around in rags. Through mindfulness practices, we learn to take the rags less and less seriously, and live more and more from what's inside.

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