Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love // Flower of the Day: 03/14/17

“The process of self-realization includes the need for coherence between thought, word and action. This means that we need to eliminate any trace of contradiction from our internal world. Incoherence or contradictions are based on ancestral wounds that we  have not yet been able to heal because we lack the maturity needed to do so. We haven't been able to put all the pieces of the puzzle back together. In this case, it is necessary to continue to process of self-knowledge through self-inquiry until we are ready to free ourselves from the past.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Total Freedom

You start with freedom from thirst, hunger, disease, the basic freedoms that the state has to help its citizens achieve. Then you go beyond that to social freedom, from discrimination, inequality, from crime, and lawlessness, and insecurity, which the state also has to provide. Then ultimately you find further up the ladder political freedom, the freedom from authority and tyranny. And then Buddhism brings you even past that, to seek freedom from internal bondage.

—Matthieu Ricard, "Bhutan on the Brink"