Choice

Foggy Road At Dawn - Newfound Gap_ TN - 2007-12-27_840_usm_web1

When you go into a supermarket, you see so many things—some you want and some you don’t. Regardless, you don’t hunt down the manager and interrogate him as to why he stocks things you’re not interested in buying. You just focus on what you came to buy. Similarly, when the various thoughts come, you need to be alert and aware and use your discrimination to decide which are helpful with respect to attaining your goal and which are not.

 

This effort, inquiry and discrimination must come from within. We must ask ourselves what is helpful and what is not. We cannot always ask {our teacher}. If an egg is opened from the outside, it will be destroyed, but when it opens from within, new life is created.

                                                                        ~ Amma

 

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