Monday, May 5, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Licking Honey on a Razor Blade

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

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May 5, 2008


There is a quality of fearlessness in enlightenment, not regarding the world as an enemy, not feeling that the world is going to attack us if we do not take care of ourselves. Instead, there is tremendous delight in exploring the razor's edge, like a child who happens to pick up a razor blade with honey on it. It starts to lick it; it encounters the sweet taste and the blood dripping off its tongue at the same time. Simultaneous pain and pleasure are worth exploring, from the point of view of the sanity of crazy wisdom. This natural inquisitiveness is the youthful-prince quality of Padamsambhava, a great teacher who helped bring Buddhism to Tibet. It is the epitome of noncaring but at the same time caring so very much -- being eager to learn and eager to explore.

From "Fearlessness," in CRAZY WISDOM, page 115.

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