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The End of Ambition

July 31, 2012

Book cover Salvation, if we can talk about it at all, is the end of ambition, which is when you become completely one with your experience. Knowledge becomes one with wisdom, which is called buddhahood or the awakened state of mind. You realize that you never needed to make the journey at all, because the journey and the goal are there already. It's not so much that you are achieving liberation, but it is more that you realize that liberation is right there and that you needn't have sought for it.

From “The Human Realm,” in Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos, page 258.

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