Sunday, August 30, 2009

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Recycle the Leftovers

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

August  30, 2009

[Ed. Note: Ocean of Dharma has been having a picnic this month. But summer is almost over....]


The setting-sun approach is that you have a giant vision, which you can't consume, and you end up throwing most of the it away. There is not even a program to recycle the leftovers. Everything goes to the dump. It is no wonder we have such big problems disposing of our garbage. Some people have even thought of sending our garbage into outer space: we can let the rest of the universe take care of our leftovers, instead of cleaning up our earth....As long as we have a pleasurable situation, we forget about the leftovers or the greasy spoons and plates. We leave the job of cleaning up to somebody else....In contrast to that, Great Eastern Sun vision is a very ecological approach. The way of the Great Eastern Sun is based on seeing what is needed and how things happen organically.

From "The Dawn of the Great Eastern Sun," in SHAMBHALA: THE SACRED PATH OF THE WARRIOR, pages 56 to 58.

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