With no hindrance in the mind.
No hindrance, therefore no fear.
Far beyond deluded thoughts, this is Nirvana.
~ Heart Sutra
Welcome to nirvana.
We’re all practicing in nirvana right now; it’s hard to recognize, but this is it.
The word “nirvana” comes from the Pali term “nibbana.” It’s a cooking term that refers to the moment when you take a pot off a flame. All of us are starting to get to know this in our practice. Sometimes we don’t recognize we’re on fire, or sometimes situations are giving off a lot of heat and we’re just trying not to get burned.
How to really love and get burned and keep going?
To be grateful for the fact that we’re still alive?
All of us might have elected to become numb, or checked out when the fires seemed too much. But having a practice means being able to know what it’s like to be on fire and then have this practice to work on it. This is how we deepen our lives.
Editor: Brianna Bemel
Like elephant Spirituality on Facebook
hot on elephant
The story behind the Elephant-headed God. 344 shares Visual Yoga Blog: Refresh your Eyes the Yoga Way. 160 shares Boomers vs. Millennials: Will We stay the Course or Change It? 364 shares Instead of Sabotaging another Relationship, here’s how to Run into your Fear. 956 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 2 shares The Benching Mind-F*ck: Worse than Ghosting. 1,391 share The Fourth Kind of Love. 0 shares 5 Ways to Kiss & Make Up for your Mercury Retrograde Mishaps. 499 shares What Teens need from their Parents. (Hint: It’s not Grounding & Punishment.) 0 shares “I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers.” 1,249 share