Tuesday, July 8, 2014
“Do not feed your sadness – this is unnecessary suffering created by the victim trying to sneak in through the back door. True pain doesn’t last long. You get in touch with it, and soon after it passes. Oftentimes, sadness is a messenger that prepares you for getting in touch with the deep-rooted pain that leads to your healing. This is a healthy sadness, while an unhealthy sadness is always linked to an accusation. It is born out of anger; and although anger’s role in the divine game is to take you somewhere, anger can also be a major distraction. In most cases, anger is merely an escape from this sadness that could get you in touch with the primordial pain.”
Sri Prem Baba
Complete Engagement | July 8, 2014
Ultimately, from the point of view of the dharma—at least, my understanding of it—cultivating your mind through meditation is also social radicalism. Because if the goal is to produce more people who are manifesting the attributes of enlightenment—namely, wisdom and compassion—then that, by necessity, is a transformation of the social situation as well.
—Richard Reoch, "The Path of Complete Engagement"