Committing oneself to the vajrayana teaching is like inviting a poisonous snake into bed with you and making love to it. Once you have the possibility of making love to this poisonous snake, it is fantastically pleasurable: you are churning out antideath potion on the spot. The whole snake turns into antideath potion and eternal joy. But if you make the wrong move, that snake will destroy you on the spot.
from the book Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha
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Further quotes from the book Journey Without Goal:
- A firm ground
- Unconditional clarity
- Our phenomena
- The world is a totality
- Become part of the experience
- The cast iron frying pan of mindlessness
- Just sit