As Mark Twain said: ‘All the worst things in my life never actually happened.’
Unless roots of spiritual conviction have been put down, the whole structure is hollow and falls to pieces.
We are trying to live the life outside ourselves, rather than the life we already have.
In not-knowing, there is room for everything: the born and the unborn.
Becoming aware of these two aspects of reality simultaneously…
Perceiving the power of separation caused by the judging mind is also very helpful. In other words, the judging mind creates more inner solitude.
These ideas brought an overwhelming sense of joy to me. It meant I was not a helpless victim of circumstance or fate, as I had thought.
Greed and hatred are the same in an Eastern or a Western mind. Suffering and the cessation of suffering are the same for all people.