“But it is a general principle that ‘you can’t go home again,’ you can’t really regress, the adult cannot become a child in the strict sense. You can’t…
“If he lacks this focus, if his soul is dispersed in the manifold from the beginning, then he will never have time to make the movement; he will consta…
“In his first summers, forsaking all his toys, my son would stand rapt for near an hour in his sandbox in the orchard, as doves and redwings came and w…
"Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And,…
“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your li…
“As Zen master Pao-ch'e of Mount Ma-ku was fanning himself, a monk came and said, “The nature of wind is permanently abiding and there is no place it d…
“At a hospital, he was told that both his legs should be amputated at the knee. When he had the operation, he only said to his army surgeon, “Please cu…
“Make no mistake. Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling aw…
“In the age when life on earth was full, no one paid any special attention to worthy men, nor did they single out the man of ability. Rulers were simpl…
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them…
Our experiences are simply exteriorizations of inner beliefs. That’s the big lesson in this life. In Vajrayana, it’s taught as the ‘view’. Views range …
“All appearance is sheer art, beautiful beyond all enduring, appealing beyond all possibility of possession. It cannot be possessed but it is entirely …