Monday, August 4, 2014

Flower of the Day - 08/04/14

“Desire and ambition generate unrest. All anxiety and the compulsion to do are symptoms of desire and ambition. One only frees oneself of a symptom by eliminating the cause, which is only eliminated by understanding the cause. Self-investigation generates this comprehension. By investigating the causes, one will discover that one is obsessed with success. But I ask you: what is success for you? Is it reaching a certain level in your life? And once you reach this level, what do you do? You want more. This is the nature of desire.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

Self Disappears | August 4, 2014

When we are freed from the reactive patterns sprung from the boundaries we live by—good and bad; love and hate—we are not the self we were before. And when the boundaries themselves dissolve, self as we understand it disappears.
- Anne C. Klein, “The Four Immeasurables”