Demanding Journey ~ Chögyam Trungpa
The spiritual journey is not a very easy one, absolutely not easy at all. It demands a lot from us. And we may not find what we want, absolutely not. Our questions may not be answered one by one. But something else is taking place. Maybe the question mark itself is beginning to rot, become disheveled, and turn into a period, full stop. Maybe that is happening. It’s a possibility. And that seems to be the process of the whole journey: dissolving the question mark into a full stop. The question mark becomes a statement or an exclamation, rather than a hollow line longing to be filled by answers.
from the book “True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art”
If a mirage were water,
Why is water not seen by those nearby?
The way this world is seen
As real by those afar
Is not see by those nearby,
For whom it is insubstantial, like a mirage.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, discusses mindfulness and bravery: http://nyr.kr/18TRvIT
Thich Nhat Hanh
Together We Are One offers Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest thinking on what Buddhism and mindfulness practice can teach us about healing individual and collective suffering. The personal stories from people of many colors, backgrounds, and experiences, make this an inspirational and practical guide.