Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Buddha Quote Concerning Life Development



From Denny: So often when people embark upon spiritual development they take with them their same expectations of elevating to self-importance. It's this ego stroking that prevents real spiritual advancement.

The whole point of setting aside the ego as the leader in your life is that it tends to operate out of undisciplined irrational desires that only get us into trouble. Choosing to teach the ego more humility is the way for it to find its place in the greater scheme of things, mainly to follow behind the person's spirit that is the wiser leader. Once the spirit is finally free to lead even the ego is happy because true balance has been achieved.

Quote

One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"

" No," answered Buddha.

"Then are you a healer?"

"No," Buddha replied.

"Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted.

"No, I am not a teacher."

"Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated.

"I am awake," Buddha calmly stated.
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