Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Self-transformation 自己変革

It may be the time for constructive destruction of absolute, independent, separate, self-centered self and for cultivation of altruistic, interdependent, detached self (unconditional love and compassion). 

Self-grasping, that is I am special, independent and superior to others, is ignorance which is the source of sufferings. Detachment, that is we are all the same (fundamentally: physically, emotionally and consciously), is wisdom which is the source of happiness. 

“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



「大海の波にとっての悟りとは、波が自らを水であると実感した瞬間です。自分は別格ではなく、全てである巨大な大海の一部分でしかないと実感した時、私たちは悟りを開きます。私たちは修行を通してこのことを実感し、更に修行を積むことを通して継続的に目覚め、それに気付きます。」 - ティック・ニャット・ハン

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