A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Today's Daily Dharma: Enlightenment Isn't Perfect
Enlightenment Isn't Perfect
must give up the pursuit of positive emotional states through spiritual
practice. The path of awakening is not about positive emotions. On the
contrary, enlightenment may not be easy or positive at all. It is not
easy to have our illusions crushed. It is not easy to let go of
long-held perceptions. We may experience great resistance to seeing
through even those illusions that cause us a great amount of pain.