May you seek, discover and embody, the profound peace, kindness and wisdom that is within us all.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The process of Awakening
"Awakening ... the opening up of a way of being in this world that is no longer determined by one's greed, hatred, fear, and selfishness. ... not a state but a process: an ethical way of life and commitment that enables human flourishing. ... Likewise, nirvana - the stopping of craving - is not the goal of the path but its very source. For human flourishing first stirs in that clear, bright, empty space where neurotic self-centredness realizes that it has no ground at all to stand on. One is then freed to pour forth like sunlight." Batchelor S. A Secular Buddhist. Tricycle, Fall 2012