Our culture finds this question of losing very difficult. It’s very good about getting. Our consumer culture, especially nowadays, is all about getting, getting, getting. We throw away those things which were fashionable yesterday but are no longer fashionable today to get something new. We don’t have that attitude, though, toward our own bodies or the bodies of others. We don’t think that we too need to be recycled from time to time, but we do. It’s ironical that in our society everybody talks very openly about sex, which in other societies is a big taboo. But in our society, the big taboo is death.
from the book Into The Heart Of Life
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Further quotes from the book Into The Heart Of Life:
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- Vast silent knowing
- It’s like a dance
- Aspiration to go beyond samsara
- Relating to the guru