Ignorance

Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 9.22.09 AM“Ignorance is a kind of blindness that leads us to believe that the movie we’re watching is real. As I mentioned earlier, when we believe that this busy mind–the stream of emotions and concepts–is who we truly are, it’s like being asleep and dreaming without knowing we are dreaming. When we don’t know we’re asleep and in a dream state, we have no control over our dream life. The Buddha taught that the key to waking up and unlocking the door of our prison is self-knowledge, which extinguishes ignorance like a light being turned on in a room that has been dark for a very long time. The light immediately illuminates the whole room, regardless of how long it has been dark, and we can see what we haven’t seen before–our true nature, our natural state of freedom.”

–‘Rebel Buddha’ by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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