Monday, June 16, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Constant Rejuvenation

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

June 16, 2008


The main focus of crazy wisdom is the youthfulness of the enlightened state of being. This youthfulness is the immediacy of experience, the exploratory quality of it. "But wouldn't exploring age us, make us old?" we might ask. We have to put so much energy into exploring. Do we not become like a traveler who grows old through traveling? From the point of view of crazy wisdom, this is not the case. Exploring is no strain. You might have to do the same thing again and again, but each time you discover new facets of it, which makes you younger.
        Discovery is related with energy that feeds you constantly. It brings your life to a very full, healthy state. So each time you explore, you gain new health. You constantly come back to a sense of being up to date in your experience of the world, of your life. So the whole thing becomes constant rejuvenation.

From "Fearlessness" in CRAZY WISDOM, pages 118 to 119.

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