26 March 2012

To Course Deep in the Dharma

I was reading something recently that used the phrase, "to course deep in the Dhamma and to have no drags […] whatever," and I was struck at what an apt metaphor that is for this practice. 

We have to take the water wings off if we're to swim.  We have to toss the ballast if we're to have any speed at all in the current. 

The whole tradition says over and over again that we are of such a nature as to be borne by the Dharma, and that refuge taken anywhere else will prove to be inadequate. 


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