Monday, 17 August 2009

fortitudo amantes defendit

McFann in Aberdeen
ok ok
Apologies for not blogging and the response has been quite overwhelming.

I've been busy. It's been tiring me out but it's good.

Just back from Northampton and the UFA & TBA camp with Marc McFann and Ajarn Chai. I'll post more on this in the next couple of days but needless to say, it was a tremendous weekend. I did my Wai khru ram muay ( ไหว้ครูรำมวย) for my Associates certificate and I'll upload it soon. - Daily Quote That light cannot be given to you by another

Most people, when they are confused, disturbed, want to return to the past; they seek to revive the old religion, to re-establish the ancient customs, to bring back the form of worship practised by their ancestors, and all the rest of it. But what is necessary, surely, is to find out whether the mind that is the result of the past, the mind that is confused, disturbed, groping, seeking - whether such a mind can learn without turning to a guru, whether it can undertake the journey on which there is no guide.

Because it is possible to go on this journey only when there is the light which comes through the understanding of yourself, and that light cannot be given to you by another; no Master, no guru can give it to you, nor will you find it in the Gita or in any other book. You have to find that light within yourself, which means that you must inquire into yourself, and this inquiry is hard work. No one can lead you, no one can teach you how to inquire into yourself. One can point out that such inquiry is essential, but the actual process of inquiring must begin with your own self-observation.

The Collected Works, Vol. X - 254

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