The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"It's a little harder for most people to realize that not only is the mind that I'm trying to escape the only mind I have, but that the mind I am seeking is also the mind that I already have.  The perfection that we're so busy pursuing is to be found nowhere but right here in this very moment, regardless of its content.  This is the most basic spiritual insight that we can have.  This moment is it!!  What we've desperately been seeking is already here.  I call this insight "spiritual" precisely because it's not about the content of our minds, but is an experience of delight, peace, safety, or perfection that feels completely independent of the contents of our mind or our life, but instead is an attribute of life itself, just as it is, in whatever form it takes."

--from Ending The Pursuit of Happiness--A Zen Guide, by Barry Magid

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