Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Via Daily Dharma

We End Liberated | August 27, 2014

There is no permanent Hell, there is no permanent Heaven. Therefore, the suffering that we sense during this transition of life is not a permanent condition that we need to be afraid of. It's not where we're going to end up. We end liberated from the suffering either by death, or in life, by waking up to the nature of our situation and not clinging and grasping, screaming and being angry, resentful, irritable or insulted by our existence. 
-Allen Ginsberg, "Negative Capability: Kerouac's Buddhist Ethic"

Flower of the Day: 08/27/14

"At some point in time, one must learn how not to identify with one’s lower nature, specifically with the games of lust, pride and revenge to name a few. But, in order not to get identified with these games, one must first recognize and identify them. This is the first stage of the awakening process. This identification or recognition is only possible through focused self-observation."

- Sri Prem Baba