Chapter 9: Compassion, Never Condemnation
have opened their leaves.
To go on deepening inward,
you will find the immortal element that passes
from body to body, form to form,
but is in itself eternal.
Sit down for a few moments,
remembering the experience,
because this experience
has to become an undercurrent
for twenty-four hours - day in, day out.
Then there is no birth and no death;
you have found the traveler,
the eternal pilgrim.
Religion is basically concerned with this;
not with any church,
or temple, or mosque, or synagogue.
It is concerned with your awakening
to your ultimate potential.
It makes you joyful,
relishing your freedom
and never interfering
with anybody else’s freedom.
This will give you your dignity,
and this will also give you
a tremendous feeling of gratitude
toward the whole.
Can we celebrate the meeting of so many buddhas?