Sunday, April 20, 2014

You are NOT what you are looking for--Dharma talk

You are NOT what you are looking for. What most people are looking for--some notion of an ideal self as perfection or a spirit of some sort--is an idea, not a reality. When seekers are told that they ARE what they are looking for, their conviction about this self-concept solidifies further. Since striving, in the form of internal strife, is part of the very problem that seekers are trying to escape, all conceptions of self and seeker must be seen for what they actually are--mere ideas. Then both seeker and sought evaporate.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Inzan Gartland.

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