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Working with Conflict

November 11, 2011

What would you do if there were no conflict? It would be deadly. Working with conflict is precisely the idea of walking on the spiritual path. The path is a wild, winding mountain road with all kinds of curves; there are wild animals, attacks by bandits, all kinds of situations cropping up. As far as the occupation of our mind is concerned, the chaos of the path is the fun.

From The Dawn of Tantra, page 89.

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1 Response to Working with Conflict

  • Americ Azevedo says:

    "What would you do if there were no conflict?" That's a productive question. There seems to be a need for struggle and conflict. The mind can't handle harmony for too long. Even the most peaceful person experiences ripples or waves of conflict. Is that the nature of embodied existence?

    If I "notice" that I'm in a peaceful state, that can provoke tension; a feeling or thought comes, such as "this state will not last". If there's any desire to maintain it, conflict arises.

    Posted on November 11, 2011 at 6:29 am