Saturday, August 16, 2014

Flower of the Day: 08/16/14

"The conditioned mind is under the spell of the cosmic illusion that restricts one’s ability to love and makes one a prisoner of suffering. The conditioned mind is a prisoner of its own prejudices and beliefs. This generates anguish, because one’s essence is in search of freedom. The key that opens this prison door is love."

Sri Prem Baba

Transcend What? | August 16, 2014

Buddhist training isn't a method for transcending our basic nature--our nature isn't the trap. Aversion and grasping together are the trap, and nondiscrimination the way out. 
- Sallie Tisdale, “The Buddhist Sex Quandary”
"The real self is dangerous: dangerous for the established church, dangerous for the state, dangerous for the crowd, dangerous for the tradition, because once a man knows his real self, he becomes an individual. He belongs no more to the mob psychology; he will not be superstitious, and he cannot be exploited. and he cannot be led like cattle, he cannot be ordered and commanded. Integrated persons become individuals, and the society wants you to be non-individuals.

Instead he will live according to his light; he will live from his own inwardness. His life will have tremendous beauty, integrity."