Borin Van Loon

    circehas quoted2 years ago
    Mara and his daughters are familiar to anyone who practises meditation; the revelation of dark repressed fears, barely remembered fragments of memory, doubts, erotic fantasy and foremost, the desire to get back to familiar ground.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    If I fight these obstacles, they will become ever more powerful. It is the gentle acceptance of my own desires and fears which causes them to lose their power.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    I do not deny the existence of happiness I merely point out that even if we are happy, there is a fundamental anxiety about that happiness.
    Will it last?
    How can I hold on to this?
    Do I deserve to be happy?
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    The more we cling to the belief in a self, the more pain and alienation we feel.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    These glimpses of nowness are vivid and give a stark contrast to habitual mind and its struggles.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    It is possible to live without being encumbered by egocentric concerns, but taking off the bandages can only be done by the student himself.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    I make no promises and remind you that there is no external saviour. You should rely on yourselves to do what I have done myself.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    We are preoccupied with the past, which has already happened, and we are pre-occupied about the future, which does not yet exist. We worry about what will happen and we think about various things that make us feel anxious, frustrated, passionate, angry, resentful, afraid. While we are so preoccupied, our awareness of the here-and-now slips by and we hardly notice its passing. We eat without tasting, we look without seeing and live without ever perceiving what is real.
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    Everything that is born is subject to decay. Since there is no external saviour, it is up to each of you to work out your own liberation…
    circehas quoted2 years ago
    By avoiding all contact with ordinary life, they thought that they could avoid suffering.
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