Life on the practical level does not contain any subtle philosophy or subtle mystical experience. It just is. If we are able to see that isness, so to speak, then there is a sense of realization. We experience sudden enlightenment. Without a sense of hopelessness, there is no way to give birth to sudden enlightenment. Only giving up our projects brings about the ultimate, definite, positive state of being, which is the realization that we are already enlightened beings here and now.
from the book Crazy Wisdom
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Further quotes from the book Crazy Wisdom:
- Let the phenomena play
- You are something
- getting even with people who make you angry
- Discovering our innocence
- What is the difference between crazy wisdom and just being crazy?
- The goal exists in every moment
- The mirror of crazy wisdom