I just read this and had to share it with everyone, it is incredible.
Having lived in India–land of sages–for over a year now, one may wonder whether enlightenment has taken hold. Let me share some of the nuggets I’ve gleaned. This isn’t what I found chiseled on walls in Sanskrit. It’s what living and thinking in the modern world have wrought.
1.) Anger is just fear in a red dress.
It’s all just frustration / unease / discontent with one’s limited domain of control.
On a related note, I read a relevant quote from Irmgard Schloegl recently: “Look at getting mad from this perspective. If you had but five more minutes to live, and it would still be worth getting mad over, then by all means do so.”
2.) Secret paths to wisdom are bullshit–the theory is simple the practice is arduous.
It all boils down to living in the moment more, being aware of your mind, and exercising your will.
First, you start becoming aware that you were recently a jackass.
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