Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ocean, Wave, Water 大海と波と水

“Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realizes it is water. When we realize we are not separate, but a part of the huge ocean of everything, we become enlightened. We realize this through practice, and we remain awake and aware of this through more practice.” —Thich Nhat Hanh (A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist)

Self-grasping, that is "I am special, separate and superior to others", is ignorance (distorted view, wrong perception, ego) which is the source of sufferings. Detachment (unconditional love) without separation and without discrimination, that is "We are all the same fundamentally (physically, emotionally and consciously)", is wisdom (right view, right perception, true self) which is the source of happiness.



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