Class Reading 4/25 Creative Flow Free from the "I" and "mine," from aggression, arrogance, greed, desire, and anger, he is fit for the state of absolute freedom. Serene in this state of freedom, beyond all desire ad sorrow, seeing all beings as equal. - Bhagavad Gita
Is this possible? I think so. I have come to believe that "I" and "mine," aggression, arrogance, greed, desire, and anger are mistakes that we can stop making. As the Bhagavad Gita suggests, a more perfect understanding of who we are will place us beyond the concepts of desire and sorrow, and once we know who we are, we ca see all beings as equal. Until then, thought, there will be pain, because we are not operating with all the facts at our disposal. We look out into the world and become confused. With one foot in delusion and the other in grace, we experience conflict, sadness, and the constraints of time. Some of us, however, have moved beyond delusion, let go of our false personas, and spent time in direct contact with samadhi. Those moments of connection and deep understanding support the notion of spiritual growth, spiritual health. Our situation is dynamic, we are ever changing, and if we listen to the promptings of our hearts and act with faith, we will grow up and become adults, in the true sense of the word.
from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates