"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 20, 2011

True Spirituality is Not a "High"

"True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It’s been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, far more grounded and responsible, something radically alive and naturally integral, something that shakes us to our very core until we stop treating spiritual deepening as a something to dabble in here and there.

Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, nor a psychedelic blast-through, nor a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, but a vaster than vast fire of Liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for what must be done. Divine dynamite. Dying to see, dying to live, dying into a deeper Life, until we are our true size, no longer seducible by any disguise or distraction, no matter how brilliant or ecstatic."

Robert Masters
Dissociation in Holy Drag: An Inside Look at Spiritual Bypassing

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