"Enlightenment is not the ultimate success and lack of enlightenment is not evidence of failure.
There is no success or failure in reality. Success and failure are judgments about reality based entirely — entirely — upon what your tiny ego thinks is good for it or bad for it. This is not reality at all. What you call failure may be exactly what you really need while what you call success may be a slippery slide into delusion and darkness. The world out there is not something apart from you. When it changes in ways you don’t like, who is responsible?"
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Interesting post over at Hardcore Zen: