Musings on perfection – From a commentary on the Heart Sutra
The audience is shifting its legs anxiously, “hey, where’s all the spiritual stuff, the wisdom and so on this blog used to churn out – have these topics gone on a long vacation?”
OK – here goes, let me pull some stuff from a wonderful book by Ken McLeod named “An Arrow to the Heart: A commentary on the Heart Sutra”.
The answers are pulled verbatim from this book – please dive into it for more such contemplative thoughts.
Our question – When is perfection attained?
Perfection is attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away…
Our question – What are the 6 perfections?
For generosity, nothing to own
For ethics, nothing to hide
For patience, nothing to fear
For effort, nothing to achieve
For stable attention, nothing to wander
For wisdom, nothing to know
Endpoint – Contemplate a while on these – the are sure to bring in a shift in awareness …and if you love this, check out Ken McLeod’s website – its truly awesome.