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

Artist: Joanne Hunt CSPWC, SCA

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