Friday, October 5, 2012

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Tricycle Daily Dharma October 5, 2012

The Genuine Path of Awakening

It is important that we know what awakening is not, so that we no longer chase the by-products of awakening. We must give up the pursuit of positive emotional states through spiritual practice. The path of awakening is not about positive emotions. On the contrary, enlightenment may not be easy or positive at all.
- Adyashanti, "Bliss is a By-Product"
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Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Although a suspicious mind is bad, still it is wrong to cling to what you shouldn't believe in, or to fail to ask about a truth you should seek.
- Dogen