Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Relating to all that is

Probably the most destructive aspect of the conventional western outlook on life is the assumption that we are separate from the rest of reality. This is undoubtedly what causes us to behave with selfishness and greed. Here is another way of looking at how we relate to everything that exists:

The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.

- The Upanishads

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:06 AM

    This is wonderful! Marilyn

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