“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Meditation as Realism

Trungpa Rinpoche tells it:

You can personally experience the flavor of the different stages on the path of meditation. We are not referring to psychic or outlandish experiences. We don’t expect flying saucers to land on our heads. We are talking about experiencing reality, as real as possible in your own existence. In order to experience that reality, you have to tame your mind.

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