Thursday, September 11, 2014

Flower of the Day: 09/11/14

“When I say that the lower self gets dissolved, I am using a metaphor, because in this world, nothing dissolves – everything is transformed. This is one of the laws of this world. The lower self is actually energy that was transformed and ended up manifesting in this way. When the veil of illusion was laid over our eyes, trust turned into fear. We are talking about a distorted energy, and our job is to re-invert it.”

Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

The Origin of Philosophy | September 11, 2014

The origin of philosophy is wonder. It’s a sense of being astonished, a sense of waking up to the fact that you’re here rather than not here. And I would take that also to be what the Buddha was awakened to on seeing a sick person, an old person, a corpse. 
- Stephen Batchelor, "Going Back to the Source"