Buddha, Buddhism, Enlightenment, final goal, Happiness, illusion, Meditation, Mind, Practice, root, self, student, true self, Truth, Uncategorized, Zen

Q215. How far is the final goal? I can’t feel myself nearing the final goal.

A. Don’t be impatient. If you are practising correctly, practice itself is important. Never think you are trying to reach somewhere away from you.

Whether going fast or slow, don’t have any intention to reach a goal somewhere else other than yourself. Try to realise that each step you take is itself the final goal.



Student: “What is the true-self?”

Master: “Take a look at beneath your feet.”


©Boo Ahm


All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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