May 27, 2005

Blossoming of Understanding

"The emergence and blossoming of understanding has nothing to do with any tradition, no matter how ancient or impressive - it has nothing to do with time. It happens completely on its own when a human being questions, wonders, listens, and looks without getting stuck in fear, pleasure, and pain. When self-concern is quiet, in abeyance, heaven and earth are open. The mystery, the essence of all life, is not separate from the silent openness of simple listening."

Toni Packer, quoted in The Shambhala Sun, July 2005
Post by Akilesh

1 comment:

isaiah said...

Wasn't that a wonderful article?

The Shambhala Sun is one of my favorite magazines.