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The path of awakening

April 13, 2013

Zen Flash

 

In case you are not familiar with meditation or Buddhism, it is the heart of the path of awakening. It is called Dharma… the way of awakening to one’s fullest potential, in Western terms. “Awakening from what?” you might ask. Awakening from the sleep of semiconsciousness, the dream of delusion. Awakening to enlightenment, illumination, freedom, nirvanic peace, inner peace as well as outer peace.This is a path that we travel. It is not a dogma or belief system that we need to accept. In fact, as a very wonderful wise friend of mine, an American lama, once said, “It doesn’t really matter what we believe. It only matters what we do and are.”

I found that interesting. In Buddhism we usually say it doesn’t matter what we do, it matters how aware we are. It shows that the outer and inner are totally inseparable. It is what…

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