Friday, October 10, 2014

Flower of the Day: 10/10/14

"Transformation refers to a structural change that is possible only when we are able to identify the fragmented parts of our personality. This occurs when we predispose ourselves to studying these parts of our personality, understanding that they are there to protect us from pain. When we realize how attached we are to the negative pleasure they activate, a pleasure that keeps us repeating negative actions, then we create the conditions for the transformation to take place."
Sri Prem Baba

The Moon Reflected on the Water | October 10, 2014

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, or even in one drop of water. 
- Eihei Dogen, "Genjokoan"