Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Strip naked, Be yourself" (video)

Wisdom Quarterly,
WARNING: Re-rated PG from R due to Minute 1:20. Avoid arousal by starting there. The message is simple: To find love, be yourself ().

Spiritual Balance
The greatest art in spiritual life is finding balance. The entire teaching of the Buddha are summed up in his encouragement to find and travel the Middle Path, which is not about compromising but avoiding extremes of a false dichotomy that is wrong on both sides. To seek neither the extremes (in terms of view) of external existence nor annihilation, neither self mortification nor sensual indulgence, neither faith nor reason [but rather direct experience]. The balance between these is the path of awakening and freedom. The path of balance is to be with what is true in life and to love that, to be committed to the truth on every level. Modified from Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield, Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart (Tricycle Magazine).