Sunday, 30 September 2012

Recovery through subtraction

"Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives." (Alcoholics Anonymous, 86:2)

"The Way does not require cultivation—just don't pollute it.

What is pollution? As long as you have a fluctuating mind fabricating artificialities and contrivances, all of this is pollution.

If you want to understand the Way directly, the normal mind is the Way.

What I mean by the normal mind is the mind without artificiality, without subjective judgements, without grasping or rejection." (Zen Master Mazu)

(my emphasis)

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