Thursday, July 05, 2007

Daily Dharma: Contentment Is Necessary

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle:

Contentment Is Necessary

We could become quite satisfied with ourselves because we are sitting in meditation and are endeavoring to practice the spiritual path. Such satisfaction with ourselves is not the same as contentment. Contentment is necessary, self-satisfaction is detrimental. to be content has to include knowing we are in the right place at the right time to facilitate our own growth. But to be self-satisfied means that we no longer realize the need for growth. All these aspects are important parts of our commitment and make us into one whole being with a one-pointed direction.

~ Ayya Khema, When the Iron Eagle Flies

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