Sunday, September 06, 2009


It is possible to undo the mythical, fictional aspect of the
cessation of suffering and to experience a glimpse of cessation as
reality, although it may be only a very short, small glimpse. The
first step is to realize you are in the samsaric mess, the mess of
confused existence. Although many people have heard this for years,
they still do not actually recognize that they are being Ping-Pong
balled. That is precisely why you are in samsara, confusion --
because you know what you are doing, but you still keep doing it.
However, in being a Ping Pong ball there are still gaps of not being
one. There are gaps in which something else is experienced. In fact,
during that Ping-Pong-Balling, another experience takes place
constantly: the experience of awareness. You being to realize what
you are, who you are, and what you are doing.

From "Awakening and Blossoming," in THE TRUTH OF SUFFERING: and the
Path of Liberation, Page 66.

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