Monday, April 8, 2013

Stillness, Freedom & Goodness of the Unseeking Heart

     “the Buddha spoke only of fading, relinquishment, and cessation; he did not say there is anything to get. There is no mention of attainment, accomplishment, or self-improvement. In these most basic teachings, there is no mention of nirvana there is only the cessation of hunger. The only attainment is that of letting go, of the stillness of the unseeking heart. While each hunger has a different manifestation and feeling tone, the happiness and compassion of freedom have one taste. And whether or not one believes freedom is possible, each step in the direction of less hunger brings goodness in the very moment that step is taken.”

       Kramer G. “Insight dialogue. The interpersonal path to freedom.” Shambhala, Boston, 2007.


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