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Life is The Way

“This rationalization of the spiritual path and one’s actions must be cut through if true spirituality is be realized…Whenever we have a dualistic notion such as, “I am doing this because I want to a particular state of consciousness, a particular state of being,” then automatically we separate ourselves from the reality of what we are.” 
– Chogyam Trungpa, “Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism”

Whenever I am asked, “How did you come to your spiritual path?”, I reply, “I never have.”  Somewhere around the 60’s a new religion was given birth out of the spirit of revolution or opposition to a status quo both political and religious.  As well intended I am sure the revolution and the revolutionist  were, whenever you create something no matter what it is in opposition to something else, whatever it is you are opposing will make its way into the new creation.  Kind of like when Jesus said, “To conquer the Romans, make you no different than they.”

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