July 4, 2007 [Independence Day in the United States]
TRUTH IS LIKE A THUNDERBOLT
Dharma literally means "truth" or "norm." It is a particular way of
thinking, a way of viewing the world, which is not a concept but
experience. This particular truth is very painful truth -- usually
truths are. It rings with the sound of reality, which comes too close
to home. We become completely embarrassed when we begin to hear the
truth. It is wrong to think that the truth is going to sound
fantastic and beautiful, like a flute solo. The truth is actually
like a thunderbolt. It wakes you up and makes you think twice whether
you should stay in the rain or move into the house. Provocative.
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