Basic goodness is based on your first mind, first thought. Before thought, you have a gasp, a sharp in-breath, Ah-ah! Whatever you think, even before you think before you gasp, there is space. There is purity. There is ah-ah! Sometimes you feel so dumb that you can’t think of anything. Sometimes you you think you’re so intelligent, you can’t think of anything. There is just Ah-ah!
from the book Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala
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Further quotes from the book Great Eastern Sun:
- You have to do it
- Facing our lives
- Feeling too naked
- The primordial dot
- Trusting in yourself first
- Smile at fear
- Decency is free from trickery
- Ordinary is extraordinary
- The majesty of the world is always there
- Somebody has to do it
- The heart of goodness in you
- Enjoy your goodness