As the monk in the Zen tale shows, if we push away desire, we disconnect from our tenderness and we harden against life. We become like a "rock in winter." When we reject desire, we reject the very source of our love and aliveness.
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What we need is a new definition of what enlightenment means within the context of modern existence.
It just might be that the ultimate spiritual teaching, were we one day to come face to face with a Great Awakened One, would simply be, "Hey, take it easy. Chill."
I'm not suggesting that an authentic guru is not valuable on the journey
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A roomful of seekers pursued "Total Imme...
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