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Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Door Is Open


For those who are ready, the door
To the deathless state is open.
You that have ears, give up
The conditions that bind you, and enter in.

-Majjhima Nikaya

From "The Pocket Buddha Reader," edited by Anne Bancroft, 2001. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

James's comment: Indeed. The door is always open to all of us for liberation from suffering and therefore death but often I allow my mind to get in the way and close the door for fear of what i "might" see. My mind creates images of demons and aweful suffering when in reality there is no "real" suffering. There is only peace, liberation and continuation.

-Peace to all beings-

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1 comment:

Mona said...

Always something to strive for.

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