After the Valentines

After the Valentines

Discussion date: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at our weekly Thursday evening practice

< . . And he ends by saying, “Still, knowing the empty nature of attachment, I know my motivation to benefit sentient beings must supersede it.”

I find this a beautiful articulation of nonattached attachment and the both/and approach. It joins absolute and relative truth while situating it all in the largest possible context. Everything’s included.

This is what is often missing in dharma communities: acknowledging and embracing our humanness alongside our aspiration to go beyond ourselves. Bringing these two together can be tremendously powerful.

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Feb 14, 2013


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