The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Become empty

 To a student who strained after Enlightenment

till he became physically weak, the Master said,

“A ray of light can be grasped ~ but not with your hands.
Enlightenment can be attained ~ but not by your efforts.”

The puzzled student said,

“But did you not tell me to strive to become empty?
That is what I am attempting to do.”

“So now you are full of ‘effort’ to be empty!”
said the Master through his laughter.

~ Anthony de Mello ~

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  1. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.

    December 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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