Friday, April 11, 2014

"How Does it Feel When You're On Your Own, No Direction Home, Like a Rolling Stone?"

     "Usually when someone takes away one of our mental toys we just find new toys. That is one of the reasons why many of the Prajnaparamita Sutras are so long - they list all the toys we can think of and even more, but our mind still keeps grasping at new ones. The basic point is to get to a place where we actually stop searching for and grasping at the next toy. Then we need to see how that state of mind feels. How does our mind feel when we are not grasping at anything, when we are not trying to entertain ourselves, and when our mind is not going outside (or not going anywhere at all), when there is no place left to go?"

       Karl Brunnholzl "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. The heart sutra will change you forever." Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, Fall 2012.


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