Thursday, August 14, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Outrageous Dharma

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

August 14, 2008


The reason dharma is regarded as sacred as opposed to other things, as opposed to a-dharmas or anti-dharmas, is because its contents are outrageous, in that the contents are in touch with the energy of the world, the cosmic flow, so to speak, of the world. So there is almost a magical element in that. And in fact the dharma is not the dharma particularly because it's so sensible and so true in the ordinary sense; therefore it is workable and it works. Rather, there is that element of the magical quality of dharma. So the unconditioned truth, the unconditioned dharma, has extraordinary power in it.

From "The First Foundation: Mindfulness of Body," in the 1973 Hinayana-Mahayana Transcripts, page 38.

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