Saturday, October 24, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Enlightenment Isn't Perfect

Enlightenment Isn't Perfect
We 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.
—Adyashanti, "Bliss is a By-Product"
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