"When understood, the Buddha’s universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what self-interest and arrogance cannot. It is a world where any human can be happy in goodness and the fullness of giving." ❦ Eknath Easwara

September 5, 2011

Some Cautions about Spiritual Reading

“I need to sound a few cautions about spiritual reading....Many of us are so intellectually oriented that we can easily misunderstand its purpose. Spiritual reading is mean to inspire us to change and show us how to change, but I feel sure the mystics themselves would agree—some having learned it through trial and error—that reading cannot be substituted for experience. No matter how many mystics we read, we cannot move forward on the spiritual path without practicing their teachings in daily life.”

Eknath Easwaran
For more in-depth dharma articles and instruction, visit:  METTA REFUGE
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment