Tuesday, September 06, 2011

"...you must remain in society"

Giving up attachment to the world does not mean that you set yourself apart from it. Generating a desire for others to be happy increases your humanity. As you become less attached to the world, you become more humane. As the very purpose of spiritual practice is to help others, you must remain in society.

Dalai Lama


I must admit that spending a week here at home on the urban farm satisfied me. Going back to work appeals much less than continuing the routine here at home.

I guess that's why some people my age retire. I don't know that I will ever be able to do that. At this rate, I might not even have Social Security in a few years.

Really, I don't really want to remove myself from society most of the time. Having the freedom to enter or withdraw at will is mighty nice.

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