Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Via Ram Dass:

It's a little more like the image of a caterpillar - enclosing itself in a cocoon in order to go through the metamorphosis to emerge as a butterfly. The caterpillar doesn't say: "Well now. I'm going to climb into this cocoon and come out a butterfly." It's just an inevitable process. It's inevitable. It's just happening. It's GOT to happen that way.

We're talking abut a metamorphosis, we're talking about going from a caterpillar to butterfly. We're talking about how to become a butterfly. I mean, the caterpillar isn't walking around saying, "Man I'll soon be a butterfly, because as long as he's busy being a caterpillar he can't be a butterfly. It's only when caterpillarness is done that one starts to be a butterfly and that again is part of this paradox - you cannot rip away caterpillarness.