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Diving into Irritation

June 16, 2011

We cannot con the existing experience of life; we cannot con our experiences or change them by having some unrealistic belief that things are going to be okay, that in the end everything is going to be beautiful. If we take that approach, then things are not going to be okay. For the very reason that we expect things to be good and beautiful, they won’t be. In a genuine approach to spirituality, we are not looking for a kick, for inspiration, or bliss. Instead, we are digging into life’s irritations, diving into the irritations and making a home out of that. Then the irritations become a source of great joy, transcendental joy, because there is no pain involved at all.

from "Eternity and the Charnel Ground" in Crazy Wisdom, pages 42 to 43

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1 Response to Diving into Irritation

  • Aakash says:

    - you only loose what you cling too Well yes, you loose everything..eventually..Thats true, but also i think about all the love you would have never felt if you didn't cling. I'd rhtaer die knowing iv made the most of my life and making my hubby happy knowing he loves me.

    Posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:51 am