Thursday, April 30, 2015

Via Daily Dharma


No Substitute for Wisdom | April 30, 2015


One sign of the moral confusion in our market-driven society is that people have the tendency to elevate consumer and lifestyle choices into matters of high moral drama, leading to overblown talk of 'moral imperatives.' Tortuous analysis of one’s thoughts and actions produces a facsimile of moral seriousness that is pleasing to the ego, but it is no substitute for the wisdom and compassion that arise from the awakened heart.

- Randall Ryotan Eiger, "The Slow Burn"