The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them. We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are.
-- Bo Lozoff
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
This evening in ongoing class we were teasing out the meaning of "realization" as it relates to meditative practice. Here's something that speaks to this matter: